VIZ Media Celebrates the Naruto Brand at Licensing Expo 2019

VIZ Media brings the Naruto brand to Las Vegas and Licensing Expo 2019. The ninja action franchise made its debut in 1999 in a manga created by Masashi Kishimoto, revolutionized manga and anime, and continues to captivate millions of fans internationally. Naruto marks its 20th anniversary in 2020, and VIZ Media kicks off celebrations starting in Fall 2019 with programs across all categories launching through 2020.

The Naruto brand family includes the original manga series (published by VIZ), together with the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series and feature films, as well as the latest manga and anime sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. VIZ Media is the master licensor for all Naruto brands in North America, Latin America and West Indies, encompassing digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and consumer product/merchandising rights for the anime and feature films.

Officially licensed partnerships for the Naruto franchise include:

  • Bandai America: 6.5 inch articulated action figures
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment America: video game
  • Bioworld: apparel and accessories
  • Fanwraps: decals and stickers
  • Funko: collections of “POP!” and “Vinyl” figures
  • Good Smile Company: a collection of “Nendoroid” figures
  • Great Eastern: novelty accessories
  • Kura Sushi: Restaurant chain activation
  • Just Funky: drinkware and accessories
  • Loyal Subjects: a collection of “Action Vinyls”
  • McFarlane Toys: ultra-articulation action figures
  • Party City: Halloween costumes
  • Pyramid: posters and stationaries
  • Ripple Junction: apparel and accessories
  • Spirit Halloween: Halloween costumes
  • Sprayground: backpacks
  • Toynami: collection of statues
  • Trends International: posters
  • Traly: collection of enamel pins for Target
  • Uniqlo: apparel

Latin American partnerships for Naruto include:

  • DeAgostini: partwork collections
  • Heredia Clothing, S.A. De CV: apparel
  • Rosstamp Confeccao e Estamparia Ltda AKA Piticas: apparel
  • Festcolor Artigos De Festas Ltda: party goods, stickers

VIZ Media will be exhibiting at the Licensing Expo at booth R202. Come visit and learn more about this epic franchise.

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