FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIZ MEDIA REDESIGNS OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE
Web Boutique Offers Extensive Collection Of Products Based On Popular Anime And Manga Properties
Including BLEACH, NARUTO And DEATH NOTE
San Francisco, CA, April 29, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has redesigned its official online store at http://store.viz.com.
The new outlet, which is an extension of the VIZ Media corporate website, is easier to navigate and features quick search tools to access a wide selection of products for some of the company’s most popular anime and manga properties including BLEACH, NARUTO and DEATH NOTE. Also featured are an increasing variety of special store exclusives that include NARUTO backpacks, limited edition BLEACH skate/street shoes by T.U.K., a NARUTO hooded sweatshirt design exclusively offered by the VIZ Media online store, DEATH NOTE messenger bags, and DVDs, manga volumes, magazines, and other toys, collectables and video games based on popular titles.
Currently VIZ Media is offering a special BLEACH or NARUTO Mystery Box, with any purchase over $25. Both series includes five different colorful 2½ inch collectable figures from the hit program, each offered separately and packaged in special mystery boxes. The store will be updated regularly with other new and exclusive items.
“The new VIZ Media online store will make it easier than ever for fans to browse an extensive collection of products,” says David Rewalt, Senior Director of Retail Development at VIZ Media. “The web is now one of the most utilized channels for fans to buy the latest anime and manga and related items, and the new VIZ Media online store will become a bookmarked and regularly visited outlet for casual as well as die-hard fans. We invite everyone to take a look and see some of the newest and most unique new products offered.”
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About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.