Viz Media Teams with Langer Juice for Naruto: Release Your Inner Ninja Sweepstakes Campaign

Sep 12th 2007
Special Cross-Promotion Will Coincide With DVD Release Of NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW

San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2007 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a special cross-promotional partnership with the Langer Juice Company, a producer of a full range of top quality fruit juices, for a NARUTO THE MOVIE: Release Your Inner Ninja Online Sweepstakes. NARUTO is now one of the hottest manga and anime properties in North America and the campaign coincides with the DVD release of NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW on September 4. The Release Your Inner Ninja Online Sweepstakes launched September 3, 2007 on the www.langers.com website

Purchasers of the NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW DVD can receive a coupon for Langer products and specially marked Langer Juice 10 oz. 24-packs will promote the Release Your Inner Ninja Sweepstakes on the www.langers.com website. Customers will be asked to register for a chance to win a $100.00 gift certificate for merchandise from the Viz Media store as well as secondary prizes of DVDs and NARUTO keychains. Select Langer Juice packs will also contain a special NARUTO Mini-Manga Sneak Peek that gives a preview of all the action of everyone's favorite band of young ninjas. The Regan Group developed the sweepstakes micro-site and is handling the sweepstakes administration, rules and regulations, and fulfillment.

The NARUTO TV series, about a boy training to become a ninja, captivates millions of loyal fans each week on Cartoon Network, while the T-rated manga version (also published by Viz Media) has emerged as one of the best-selling and most popular series throughout North America, regularly placing in both Graphic Novel and Overall General Fiction categories on noted literary sales lists including BookScan and the USA Today Top 150. NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW is a theatrical side story based on the continuity of the animated TV series and was a box office hit upon its initial release in Japan.
"We are very excited to team with the Langer Juice Company to promote the DVD release of NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW with this special sweepstakes,” says Liza Coppola, Sr. Vice President, Viz Media. “Langer Juice shares a sizable demographic with the millions of kids and young adults who are also NARUTO fans and this partnership is an ideal match. We look forward to fans checking out the newest NARUTO adventure on DVD while enjoying a refreshing and healthy Langer's Juice and a chance to win a range of exclusive prizes with the Release Your Inner Ninja sweepstakes.”

About Langer Juice Company, Inc.
Family owned Langer Juice Company, Inc., has emerged as a major force in the very competitive juice industry. Producing beverages in many of the high volume categories that include apple, cranberry, grape, citrus, pomegranate and tropical blends, the Langer brand can be found in major retailers across the country. Recently they have expanded their Langers Plus product line to include nine varieties of enhanced 100% juices, which contain added nutrients, essential antioxidants, minerals and herbs. The newest additions include a vitamin enhanced water and No Worries brand cocktail mixers. Langer Juice Company is located in City of Industry, CA.

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. (Sho-Pro 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.

About The Regan Group
The Regan Group, is a full-service brand marketing and promotions agency, heavily entrenched in the Entertainment Industry, that specializes in innovative approaches. TRG has built a strong reputation with a proven track record of delivering leveraged partnerships, strategic planning and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. and Canada. TRG celebrates its 16th year as a leader within the promotions and marketing industry and is comprised of enthusiastic individuals who are experts in the fields of pop culture, market innovation, strategy and execution. For further information please go to www.theregangroup.com or call 310.675.6161.

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