VIZ Media showcases one of pop culture’s hottest brands as it highlights One-Punch Man at Licensing Expo 2019.
Season 2 of the anime series just launched on HULU with new simulcast episodes streaming weekly on the same day as the Japanese TV broadcast premiere. VIZ Media is the master licensor for One-Punch Man and holds digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and consumer product/merchandising rights for the property for the territories of North America, Latin America and Oceania.
New One-Punch Man licensing partners include:
- BAIT: streetwear apparel collection
- Fanwraps: decals and stickers
- Funko: “POP!” and “Vinyl” figure collections
- Great Eastern: novelty accessories and collectibles
- In4Mation: streetwear apparel collection
- Issac Morris Limited: apparel and accessories
- Just Funky: drinkware and accessories
- The Loyal Subjects: “Action Vinyls” collection
- McFarlane Toys: ultra-articulated action figures
- Monogram: key rings and pins
- Pyramid: posters and stationery
- Sprayground: backpacks
Come visit VIZ Media at booth R202 at the Licensing Expo to learn more about the franchise that’s celebrated by anime, action, superhero and comedy fans alike.
VIZ Media has announced that it has entered a content deal with the Tubi TV streaming service. As part of the deal, Tubi TV is now streaming the Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, and Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom anime films.
Tubi TV is also streaming the first season of the One-Punch Man anime in Canada. The site will also stream new episodes of the show’s second season in Canada as they air in Japan.
VIZ Media and Tubi TV previously announced a partnership in 2016 to stream anime for free in the U.S. and Canada.
Manga creator ONE posted the 110th chapter of his original One-Punch Man web manga on April 8, 2019, more than two years after he released the 109th chapter in January 2017.
Yuusuke Murata and ONE launched the separate, ongoing One-Punch Man manga on Shueisha’s free “Tonari no Young Jump” website in 2012. The series is a remake of ONE’s original web manga of the same name.
Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the second season of the One-Punch Man anime in Europe. The series will be available in Europe, excluding French- and German-speaking Europe, and in the Middle East and North Africa. The anime will debut on April 9, 2019 at 1:35 p.m. EDT.
VIZ Media will start streaming the first subtitled episode in North America as a Hulu exclusive on April 9, 2019.
The anime’s website also lists the streaming services AnimeLab for Australia and New Zealand, Anime Digital Network for France, Anime on Demand for Germany and Austria, and Youku for Mainland China. It is available streaming in Japan on 24 services, including Nico Nico Live Stream, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
VIZ Media announces the premiere of Season 2 of the anime series One-Punch Man on April 9, 2019, the same day as the Japanese broadcast.
One-Punch Man will be presented in Japanese audio with English subtitles with new episodes every week on Hulu, the streaming home for Season 2 in the U.S.
Based on the best-selling manga series created by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, after three years of “special training,” Saitama’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong – even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance.
“We’re excited to once again partner with Hulu to bring another action-packed season of One-Punch Man to subscribers,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “This new addition to the streaming service joins VIZ’s already expansive catalogue of hit series available on Hulu.”
The official website for the One-Punch Man anime has announced that a special will air on April 2, 2019. At the same time, VIZ Media has announced that it will start streaming the first subtitled episode as a Hulu exclusive on April 9, 2019, “the same day as Japanese broadcast.”
The anime’s website describes the April 2, 2019 airing in Japan as the “broadcast premiere commemorative special.” VIZ Media stated that “details and availability in the U.S. are currently unavailable” for the April 2, 2019 special announced in Japan.
The anime’s website also lists the streaming services AnimeLab for Australia and New Zealand, Anime Digital Network for France, Anime on Demand for Germany and Austria, and Youku for Mainland China. It will be available streaming in Japan on 24 services, including Nico Nico Live Stream, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
The site also announced that Makoto Furukawa, the voice actor for Saitama, will perform the ending theme song “Chizu ga Nakutemo Modoru kara,” (Even Without a Map, I’ll Return).
Dragon Ball Super is the top-ranking manga on NPD BookScan’s list of the top 20 selling adult graphic novels in the United States for January 2019. A total of twelve manga titles made it onto the top 20 list:
- Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#1)
- The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo and Yuko Uramoto (#2)
- My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
- My Hero Academia Vigilantes Volume 3 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#4)
- My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
- One-Punch Man Volume 15 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#6)
- My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
- My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
- My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
- My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
- My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
- Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#19)