Movies: The Wolverine has an official release date: July 26, 2013.
Manga: Nook and Nook Color users now have access to essentially up-to-date runs of several Viz series including One Piece, Naruto, Bleac
North American manga publisher Viz Media, in partnership with prominent retailer Animate and Japan's leading boys love manga publisher Libre, will launch the new SuBLime line of Yaoi titles in both print and digital formats beginning this spring
Manga: Viz Media has announced the new Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, a digital periodical available on the publisher's iOS apps that will translate installments of Bakuman, Bleach, Naruto and other series just two weeks after they run in their native Japan.
Upcoming: Mark Waid's
The manga industry sorely needs a workable digital distribution model. Manga piracy has become deeply ingrained in the culture of its readers, and publishers need to attempt to offer solutions for the people who pirate manga because the volumes they want aren't available locally or in a format they enjoy, rather than those who pirate just to get free manga or despise the official translations. With Viz Media'
Viz Media launched last year what we thought was a very decent digital comics solution for the iPad, and they've continued to develop the application in the months since. Now ready to bring even more eyes to the publisher's impressive line of manga, Viz is pushing a new initiative called
At a time when manga sales are down, piracy is high and fans are fickle, Viz Media has taken a step in the digital direction with a new iPad app designed to at least partially address all of the above. Debuting today in the iTunes store, the new app comes loaded with free previews of some of the publisher's most high-p