VIZ Media is already the largest distributor of manga and anime in North America and now they have partnered with comiXology to bring popular manga titles like Naruto, One Piece and Bleach to their platform. VIZ has made more than 500 volumes of manga available through comiXology and manga fans will be able to read them using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format – ‘a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience.’
Check out the full press release after the jump.
VIZ Media Comes To ComiXology!
VIZ Media & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement
More than 500 VIZ Media manga titles are now available on comiXology throughout North America including NARUTO, ONE PIECE, BLEACH, & more!
June 10th, 2014 – New York, NY / San Francisco, CA – Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, and VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announced a digital distribution agreement to bring fan-favorite manga series to comiXology’s entire platform across North America.
To celebrate this announcement, VIZ Media has made available today more than 500 volumes of fan-favorite manga series on comiXology including NARUTO, ONE PIECE, BLEACH, NANA & more! Manga fans will be able to read all these great series using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format – a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience.
“Launching over 500 volumes of VIZ Media manga is amazing for our manga fans,” said comiXology CEO David Steinberger. “The addition of VIZ Media today marks a huge increase in our manga offerings and I, for one, cannot wait to dive into today’s releases and the many thousands yet to come.”
“We’re excited to bring our great catalog of VIZ Media titles to comiXology,” said Gagan Singh, VIZ Media’s Executive Vice President. “ComiXology is the premier destination for digital comics and we’re happy to help make them the destination for manga. We can’t wait for manga fans to experience comiXology’s high resolution Manga Fixed Format developed especially for this content.”
The full list of manga titles launching today on comiXology from VIZ Media include:
BAKUMAN – all volumes
BLEACH – all volumes and same day as print
DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR (SAIYAJIN)
DRAGON BALL/ DRAGON BALL Z
HIKARU NO GO
KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC
ROSARIO + VAMPIRE
ROSARIO + VAMPIRE SEASON II
RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION
THE PRINCE OF TENNIS
With over 50,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience makes it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.