VIZ Media Brings the Powerhouse Action of One-Punch Man to Licensing Expo 2019

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 and Shueisha Add the Double Taisei Shogi Manga in English

VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump website and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus site have both added Kentarō Fukuda’s Double Taisei (Futari no Taisei) manga in English. The manga has also launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Double Taisei is the second of four new manga launching in four consecutive issues of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Kentarō Fukuda previously published the two-volume Devilyman manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2015.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Reveals More English Dub Cast Members for the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Anime

VIZ Media has announced more English dub cast members at its Sailor Moon panel at Anime Central for its home video release of the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars anime:

  • Corina Boettger is Sailor Tin Nyanko
  • Faye Mata is Sailor Aluminum Siren
  • Katie Leigh is Sailor Iron Mouse
  • Andi Rich is Sailor Lead Crow

VIZ Media’s release will mark the first time Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, which is the fifth and final season of the original Sailor Moon television anime series, is getting a home video release in North America. The company will release the first part with 17 episodes on June 18, 2019.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media to Release the Inuyasha Anime on Blu-ray Disc in Fall 2019

VIZ Media announced during its panel at Anime Central that it will release the Inuyasha anime on Blu-ray Disc in Fall. The release will be the first time the anime is released on Blu-ray Disc in North America.

The 167-episode anime series based on Rumiko Takahashi’s manga of the same name ran from 2000-2004. A 26-episode sequel anime titled InuYasha: The Final Act then ran from 2009-2010.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Welcomes Bisco Hatori to Anime Expo 2019

The creator of Shojo Beat manga such as Ouran High School Host Club, Millennium Snow, and her current series, Behind the Scenes!!, will have a dedicated panel and participate in an autograph session and other special fan events that are scheduled to take place during Anime Expo. Times, dates, and additional details on Bisco Hatori’s first professional appearance in North America will be announced soon.

“Bisco Hatori’s manga series have captivated readers worldwide,” says Nancy Thistlethwaite, Senior Editor. “Ouran High School Host Club, one of Shojo Beat’s debut series and an enduring favorite, introduced a generation of new fans to shojo manga! Come join us in welcoming Bisco Hatori in her first North American appearance.”

Anime Expo is North America’s largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention and takes place July 4–7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Tickets and full details are available at VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #2206.

Bisco Hatori made her manga debut with Isshun kan no Romance (A Moment of Romance) in LaLa DX magazine. Her breakout hit Ouran High School Host Club became an international best seller and was adapted into a popular anime series. Hatori’s other works include the paranormal romance Millennium Snow as well as her latest series, the comedic Behind the Scenes!!, which are available in English from VIZ Media.

VIZ Media Announces New English Cast Members for Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

VIZ Media posted an image on Facebook announcing the new English cash members for the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars anime:

  • Stephanie Sheh is Chibi-Chibi
  • Melissa Hutchison is Sailor Star Fighter
  • Erika Harlacher is Sailor Star Maker
  • Sarah Williams is Sailor Star Healer
  • Carrie Keranen is Sailor Galaxia

Source: VIZ Media’s Facebook page

Masashi Kishimoto’s Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Debuts on Shonen Jump

VIZ Media announces new digital content for SHONEN JUMP with the launch of Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru. Chapter 1 is available now for the highly-anticipated series by Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto, who teams up with his longtime assistant artist Akira Okubo. Samurai 8 debuted in English with a 72-page opening chapter on May 12, 2019, the same day it launched in Japan. New chapters will be available to English readers for free on a weekly basis at and via the SHONEN JUMP app.

Additional just-added manga content now available in the SHONEN JUMP digital vault includes fan-favorite series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Parts 1 – 3 (Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, and Stardust Crusaders), Golden Kamuy (Rated “M” for Mature and web-only), and One-Punch Man. Readers can access free SHONEN JUMP digital chapters and unlock the SHONEN JUMP digital vault at or with the SHONEN JUMP app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices.

The SHONEN JUMP app experience has been enhanced with a new “Continue Reading” row on the app’s Home screen. This added feature allows users to instantly access their latest chapter read. Now manga fans can easily keep track of where they left off reading across any given series.

A SHONEN JUMP Vault Membership (only $1.99 per month) grants readers seamless access to a substantial and continually updated digital archive that currently features more than 10,000 manga chapters from over 100 series – almost every ongoing and completed SHONEN JUMP series published in English.