Viz Media Europe Launches New Official Business to Business Web Site at www.vizeurope.com

Apr 21st 2009
Comprehensive Destination Will Be A Vital Online Communication Tool To Attract Potential Business Partners, Build Visibility and Synergy With European Licensees

Paris, France, April 21, 2009 – Viz Media Europe (VME), a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Viz Media, LLC that specializes in managing the development, marketing and distribution throughout Europe of Japanese animated entertainment and graphic novels (manga), has announced the launch of its new official Business-to-Business website at www.vizeurope.com.

The site will centralize all important Viz Media Europe content information and will also offer useful information by market and by category to prospective business and licensing partners. The site will also serve to connect all VME partners including publishers, broadcast networks, consumer product licensees, agents, and DVD licensees. The core product categories defined on the web site consist of Anime, Manga, DVD, and Merchandising and the company will use the outlet to provide regular news updates and announcements of new title acquisitions and related market information. The initial territories represented include France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom with future countries to be added.

Informative descriptions for 18 different animated series and all relevant licensing and partner information are also featured. Current titles include BLEACH, BLUE DRAGON, BUSO RENKIN, CROKET!, DEATH NOTE, DEKO BOKO FRIENDS, DETECTIVE CONAN (CASE CLOSED), GRANDPA DANGER, HAMTARO, INUYASHA, KILARI, MÄR, MEGAMAN STAR FORCE, MIRMO, NARUTO, ICHIGO 100%, ZOIDS GENESIS, and HONEY & CLOVER. The site was developed in partnership with leading web design communications agency Megalo(s).

“We are very pleased to launch our new and completely revamped website,” says John Easum, President/Gerant of VME, says. “The site will serve as a very important communication tool for Viz Media Europe, and it will greatly enhance our ability to build synergy and promotional relationships with all of our business partners. This is one of many ongoing steps that our company is taking to build a greater web presence across the European continent.”

About Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L. (VME)
Headquartered in Paris, France, Viz Media Europe (VME) is a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Viz Media, LLC. VME specializes in managing the development, marketing and distribution throughout Europe of Japanese animated entertainment and graphic novels (manga).VME handles some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties from initial production, through television placement and distribution to merchandise licensing and promotions for consumers of all ages. Current VME animated properties include BLEACH, BLUE DRAGON, DEATH NOTE, HAMTARO, HONEY & CLOVER, KEKKAISHI, KILARI, M.A.R NEURO, A PENGUIN'S TROUBLES and ZOIDS GENESIS. Contact Viz Media Europe at 9, avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France Phone +33 1 72 71 53 53; Fax: +33 1 42 96 97 36; and web site at www.vizeurope.com.

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-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment 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.

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