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Viz In 2014: Eberhardt and Hamric On Digital, Print And Multimedia

Viz Interview
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The manga business has seemed like a rocky sea over the several years, but if there's one publisher that's gotten in front of the waves to surf with the changes it's been Viz Media. The first major manga publisher to debut a content-loaded app with less-than-print pricing on the iPad back in 2010, Viz continued to expand its efforts in the digital space on top of its print foundation and now offers a continually growing list of material on everything from the Kindle to Google Play. The business has continued to shift, however, and the following year Viz implemented a digital price increase to facilitate its own needs as a publisher as it looked ahead to 2014 and beyond. To learn more about how Viz spent 2013 and its publishing plans the coming year, CA got in touch with Eric Eberhardt, Senior Digital Marketing Manager and Kevin Hamric, Sr. Director Publishing Sales & Marketing. Read the full interview, after the jump.

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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ And ‘Hello Kitty’ Among Free Comic Book Day 2014 Offerings

FCBD 2014 Gold Books

From the looks of what Diamond Comic Distributors has release so far, Free Comic Book Day 2014 on May 3, will once again be a most family-friendly affair.

Diamond unveiled what it's calling its "gold-level title" list today, 12 books from publishers including DC Comics, Marvel, Image, Archie, Dark Horse, Viz Media, Bongo Comics, Boom! Studios and Fantagraphics. The fare is almost all kid-friendly stuff, with Hello Kitty, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Uncle Scrooge comics all on tap.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Deluxe & Limited Edition Comics And Art Books

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If you’re like some of the ComicsAlliance staff, you’re a fetishist for expensive hardcover books that are available only in absurdly limited numbers and packaged in exquisite slipcases and loaded with supplemental material and artwork. With the gift-giving season rapidly winding down, people like us are looking for those last-minute gifts that are so expensive and so impressively large that they could never actually seem like you totally forgot to get your shopping (or blogging) done in a timely and responsible manner. The best sort of gift along those lines is of course the deluxe edition comic or art book, and I’ve put together a list of some great ones that you can still find at your local comics stores and online booksellers before the clock runs out on the season.

NOTE ON PRICES: We have included the list prices for each item. Because of holiday sales, you will very likely find discounts at your local comics shops, Amazon and elsewhere.

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Viz Media Publishes ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Illustrated Novel

My Neighbor Totoro

The story of two young girls interacting with friendly spirits in post war rural Japan, My Neighbor Totoro is perhaps the most beloved movie in the career of iconic animator and film director Hayao Miyazaki. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release, Viz Media is inviting you to revisit the classic story in a new format, as this week the publisher will release My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel, featuring watercolor art by Miyazaki.

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Viz Raising Prices On Digital Manga Volumes

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Fans may want to buy up all the digital Viz Media manga they can while it can still be purchased for around $4.99 a volume, because the price is going up to $6.99 starting October 1, the publisher announced over the weekend.

Print volumes will retain their price point of $9.99.

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Urasawa’s Celebrated ‘Monster’ Manga Returning To Print

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Once it was announced that Guillermo del Toro was working with HBO on a television adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's Monster, it was only a matter of time before the series, for which several volumes have long been unavailable, was fully returned to print. And it became official this weekend at Otakon, where Viz announced that the acclaimed horror manga would be made available again in the form of 2-in-1 deluxe omnibus volumes.

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D.Gray-Man vol. 8 Impression

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Volume 8 of D.Gray-Man continues the story of Allen Walker with minimal Allen Walker in this volume. You can gain a deeper understanding of how I feel about the series as a whole in my old blog as I spoke

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Viz Goes Super-Size

VIZ MEDIA BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVE TO MANGA ARENA WITH DEBUT OF VIZBIG EDITION IMPRINT

New Imprint To Offer Omnibus Editions Of Popular Manga Series With New Cover Art, Color Pages And Bonus Content

San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, brings a new perspective to the manga marketplace with the launch of a new imprint called VIZBIG Edition. The new imprint will release omnibus editions of top-se

Category: Manga, Viz Media

Football Meets Cartoon Network

EYESHIELD 21 ANIMATED SERIES TO DEBUT ON TOONAMI JETSTREAM

Acclaimed Series About Football Is The Latest Addition To Popular Joint Cartoon Network/VIZ Media Broadband Streaming Site

San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the launch of the EYESHIELD 21 animated series on Toonami Jetstream, the popular online destination developed jointly by Cartoon Network and VIZ Media. The first episode debuts on

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Category: Manga, Viz Media

Must Have DVD Box Sets, Holidays 2007

Ah, here we are my final holiday photo gallery. I've touched on video games, books and action figures, now I'm going to share with you nine DVD box sets that I've personally enjoyed, and that will appeal to a variety of taste for the anime lover in you

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