Company Overview of VIZ Media, LLC
VIZ Media, LLC distributes, markets, and licenses the anime and manga titles from Japan. The company offers translated Japanese manga anthology magazines, graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, and downloadable and streaming videos for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa; and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers. The company offers action, romance, and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction, and fantasy fans. VIZ Media, LLC sells its products through retailers and distributors. The company was formerly known as VIZ, LLC and changed ...
1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Founded in 1986
Key Executives for VIZ Media, LLC
Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of Digital Marketing
Vice President of Sales & Product Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
VIZ Media, LLC Key Developments
VIZ Media, LLC Names Brad Woods as Chief Marketing Officer
May 18 15
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) announced that Brad Woods has been named as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Woods will be responsible for developing a range of marketing and product strategies to expand the VIZ Media brand and omni-channel marketing for titles across all company imprints. Woods joins VIZ Media from DreamWorks Animation, where he served as Senior Vice President leading the domestic consumer products and retail business development divisions. During his tenure at DreamWorks, he restructured and substantially expanded the studio's consumer products business, led the U.S. licensing and retail teams, and also provided strategic leadership for breakthrough marketing programs on properties including Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How To Train Your Dragon. Over his 20-year career, Woods has held senior positions in the entertainment and multi-media industries with companies including Mattel and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
VIZ Media, LLC Releases RANMA ½ Anime Series Volume 2 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set
Jun 9 14
VIZ Media, LLC delivered the next installment of the celebrated return of the classic RANMA ½ anime series in new, digitally restored, High Definition Limited Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD Box Sets with the release of Volume 2 covering Episodes 24-46 on June 24th. VIZ Media is releasing the revered gender-bending martial arts action comedy, based on the popular manga series created by Rumiko Takahashi, in its original Japanese series order across seven Limited Edition Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets. Each contains a wealth of special bonus features and other extras that fans will not want to miss. RANMA ½ is rated TV-14. The RANMA ½ Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set, Volume 2 carries an MSRP of $54.97/CAD 66.15. The set features 23 episodes on 3 discs, presented for the first time ever in full 1080p High Definition resolution with the series' original, un-cropped 4:3 aspect ratio. The Standard Edition DVD set is available with an MSRP of $44.82/CAD 43.24. Special bonus features available exclusively on the Blu-ray edition include, 'We love Ranma' Part 2 Favorite Scenes,' the continuation of an ongoing series of insightful interviews tracing the legacy and impact of the groundbreaking anime show. The RANMA ½ Standard Edition DVD set features 23 episodes presented in HD with the original, un-cropped 4:3 aspect ratio, and bonus features that include clean openings and endings and trailers. Dialogue options for both DVD and Blu-ray formats include original Japanese with accurate English subtitles or dubbed English audio, along with a secondary subtitle track for signs and songs. The latest RANMA ½ box set continues the zany adventures of Ranma Saotome, the boy who turns into a girl with a splash of water and always has his hands full fending off enthusiastic admirers! One of the most enthusiastic is Shampoo, the powerful Amazon from China who wants to kill the girl Ranma and marry the boy Ranma! And when she falls into a cursed spring and turns into a cat, the claws come out! But Shampoo has a suitor of her own, Mousse, who shows up one day and challenges Ranma to a battle over.Ranma's fiancée, Akane? Then, Ranma's dad, Genma, and Akane's dad, Soun, studied under the same master, Happosai, who happens to be a bit of a perv. Surely there could be no connection between his sudden appearance and the disappearance of some neighborhood ladies' undies.
VIZ Media, LLC Announces the Release on June 17th of BATTLE ROYALE: ANGELS’ BORDER
May 21 14
VIZ Media, LLC has announced the release on June 17th of BATTLE ROYALE: ANGELS’ BORDER, a new one-shot manga (graphic novel) written by Koushun Takami, author of the original BATTLE ROYALE novel. BATTLE ROYALE: ANGELS’ BORDER debuts in print from the VIZ Signature imprint, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens, and will carry an MSRP of USD 12.99/CAD 14.99. The new single-volume release reveals for the first time in graphic novel form the full story and grisly demise of the girls in the lighthouse that was so memorably featured in the original BATTLE ROYALE book and live-action film. BATTLE ROYALE: ANGELS’ BORDER features artwork by Mioko Ohnishi and Youhei Oguma. A digital version will also launch for USD/CAD 8.99 on June 17 th on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad ®, iPhone ® and iPod ® touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay stores.
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