News Japanese Newspaper Talks with Viz Founder Horibuchi
posted on 2008-02-22 18:20 EST
Japan's English-language Daily Yomiuri newspaper has interviewed Seiji Horibuchi, the founder of manga publisher Viz Media, about his plans for J-Pop Center, a three-story entertainment complex that Viz plans to open in San Francisco next year.
The center will include a 150-seat movie theater that will screen animated and live-action Japanese films, a cafe, an anime/manga goods store, and several fashion boutiques offering various Japanese clothing, with a particular emphasis on the Gothic Lolita style.
No specific store names have been mentioned yet, but an image on the center's website suggests that one of the tenants will be a branch of the Kinokuniya chain of Japanese book stores. The J-Pop Center is scheduled to open about a year from now.