Viz Media Announces The Simulcast Premiere of The Intense Dark Action Series Zetman, The Same Day As It Debuts In Japan

Apr 3rd 2012
Seinen Sci-Fi Anime Adventure Launches Today On VizAnime.com And Hulu And Is Based On A Manga Series By Acclaimed Creator Masakazu Katsura

San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2012Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, is proud to announce today's online simulcast debut of the gritty new sci-fi anime action series – ZETMAN –on VizAnime.com, the company's own website for free anime, as well as on the free, ad-supported Hulu service and the Hulu Plus subscription service (www.Hulu.com).

ZETMAN is rated ‘TV-MA’ for Mature Audiences, and is based on a popular seinen manga (graphic novel) series by Masakazu Katsura, who also created VIDEO GIRL AI and I”S (both published in North America by Viz Media) and was the character designer for the hit anime TIGER & BUNNY (also available on VizAnime.com). The anime series, presented in Japanese with English subtitles, launches in U.S. the same day as it debuts in Japan; a new episode will be available each Monday.

“ZET,” the one who is entrusted with the future of mankind. “ALPHAS,” the one who is searching for the meaning of true justice. They will be the ones who will change the world. Is it coincidence or fate that brings these two heroes together? Soon, the two will learn what fate has in mind for them…

“What is justice? What is hope? What does it mean to be strong? What does it mean to be human? ZETMAN ponders these questions and offers some surprising action-packed answers,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation at Viz Media. “Don't miss the exciting simulcast debut, streaming exclusively on VizAnime.com and Hulu, and tune in each week for a brand new episode to follow the remarkable changes that ensue after Jin Kanzaki meets a super-powered bloodthirsty killer!”

VizAnime.com is a free-to-use web destination that is now the permanent home to some of the company's best-loved animated series. Over 1,800 episodes are currently available, and new content is added on a weekly basis. Series currently simulcast on VizAnime.com include LAGRANGE – THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN. Other fan-favorite series available include BLEACH, BLUE EXORCIST, CROSS GAME, DEATH NOTE, FULL MOON, INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT, KEKKAISHI, NAOKI URASAWA'S MONSTER, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, ONE PIECE, TIGER & BUNNY, VAMPIRE KNIGHT, and more!

For more information on ZETMAN and other animated titles from Viz Media please visit www.VIZAnime.com.

About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, Viz Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. Viz Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about Viz Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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