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Otakon 2011: VIZ Media Industry Panel in Pictures


After a short delay from the preceding Tiger & Bunny panel, Amy Martin, the person in charge of VIZ Media’s social media accounts, started off the panel by cheerfully announcing VIZ’s 25th anniversary as well as a new website with which to celebrate the milestone. In addition to various other social media aspects, Martin proceeded to announce available and forthcoming manga, novel, and anime titles. The slideshow above is 99% of what was revealed. After the break, there’s a text breakdown of everything that appears in the pictures along with info on a couple slides that were not pictured.

  • 25th Anniversary
    Promotions on iTunes end August 23, 2011
  • October premiere of Naruto Shippuden – Bonds movie
  • VIZ Manga app is now available for iPad™, iPhone™, iPod™ touch.
    “Now you can finally read your favorite manga on your computer…legally!”
    Buy once and transport across platforms/devices
    First chapter is always free
    Simultaneous print and digital releases
  • Future Releases (Manga)
    Naruto to see quicker release schedule (volumes 36-45)
    Ai Ore (volume 2) – August 2011
    The Story of Saiunkoku (volume 4) – August 2011
  • New Fiction
    ICO: Castle in the Mist (paperback), by Miyuki Miyabe – August 2011
    Book of Heroes (new edition, paperback), by Miyuki Miyabe – August 2011
    Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights (hardcover), by Ryu Miysuse – November 15, 2011
  • 2-in-1:
    Tenjho Tenge “Full Contact” edition (18+) – Available now
  • 3-in-1 Editions (Omnibus) Kekkashi
    Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Art Books
    The Art of Vampire Night – September 6, 2011
    D. Grey Man – Features interview with creator
    One Piece: Color Walk 2 – November 1, 2011
  • VIZ Kids Box Sets
    Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! (volumes 1-8), October 28, 2011 – Comes with poster
    Legend of Zelda (volumes 1-10), October 25, 2011 – comes with poster
  • VIZ Media Box Set
    Fullmetal Alchemist (volumes 1-27) – November 1, 2011 – Comes with light novel and poster
  • Specialty Books
    Naruto: The Official Character Data Book – January 2012
    Studio Ghibli’s Arriety – January 2012: The Art of Arriety, Arriety Film Comics (volumes 1-2), Arriety Picture Book
    Bleach MASKED: Official Character Book 2 – March 2012
  • New for Shojo Beat
    A Devil and Her Love Song – February 2012
    Dawn of the Arcana – December 2011
    The Earl and the Fairy – March 2012
    Hana Kimi (3-in-1), March 2012
    Skip Beat
  • Available Now

    Meet Mameshiba!

    Mameshiba On the Loose!
  • Special Format
    Mameshiba (Heart) Winter – November 2011
    Pokemon Magnetic Playbook – November 2011
  • Newest Pokemon Movie
    Zoroark: Master of Illusions – Video and manga – DVD: September 20, 2011
  • Coming Soon
    Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamonroll – January 2012
    Voltron Force – Old crew trains new crew – Spring 2012
  • New for VIZ Kids (April 2012)
    Mr. Men Little Miss
    Little Miss Sunshine: It’s Always Sunny in Dillydale
  • Key Summer Releases (DVD)

    Vampire Night Guilty (volume 3)

    Kekkashi Set 2 – August 23, 2011

    Hero 108

    Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (November 8, 2011)
  • Continued Simulcasts
    Tiger & Bunny
    Blue Exorcist
    Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
    Blue Dragon (uncut), If numbers are good enough, this may see a physical release.

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