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.
Starting next week fans of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto will be synched up in digital and print. Viz Media will release its most current installment of the manga, Naruto vol. 52, at retail and via its digital storefront and iOS app on Tuesday Septem
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'
In the past few years the manga industry has experienced upheaval, to put it lightly. A number of seemingly unconnected, but pressing, issues have turned into a perfect storm of sudden, dramatic change. Onli
This week, "Detroit Metal City" volume 4 hits shelves courtesy of Viz, and whlie I could not be more excited to get my hands on it, it occurs to me that there are probably some people out there who might not be familiar with the series, and who are therefore leading lives that are empty and completely devoid of meaning.
I'm a little confused by Snuggie™, the Blanket With Sleeves. If it's a tailored piece of fabric with sleeves and you're wearing it, doesn't it stop being a blanket and just become... clothes? Isn't that basically what a robe is? Since I've got a fleece
"Shonen Sunday," Japan's 50-year-old manga mag and longtime "Shonen Magazine" rival is making its way to North America thanks to Viz Media.
The first title under the new imprint will be the supernatural "Rin-Ne" by artist Rumiko Takahashi, which the company has publicized as being the first-ever simultaneous North America/Japan manga release -- outside of bilingual pirates with Photoshop skills, at least.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will spook mature-aged manga fans nationwide with an array of horror manga just in time for Halloween. Known for stories
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