Viz Media Announces Web Integration for Neon Alley and Premiers New Content for Summer and Fall

Jul 9th 2013

Mac And PC Users Now Have Access To Innovative 24/7 Anime Channel; New Anime Series “K” Launches This Summer, Followed By The Debuts Of PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA And MAGI In The Fall

San Francisco, CA, July 8, 2013Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has expanded the interoperability of its Neon Alley anime channel to give members seamless online web access from Mac and PC devices beginning July 5th. Mac and PC users can now enjoy 24/7 anime content with the same functionality and features that have been available to Neon Alley members on the Xbox 360® and XBox Live® and the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) gaming system and the PlayStation®Network.

Viz Media also continues to expand the programming offered on Neon Alley with the announcement of several new shows that are set to debut on the channel beginning this summer. The new anime action series, “K,” will premiere on Friday, July 12th, along with new ONE PIECE episodes (starting with Episode 53). These will be augmented by the Neon Alley premiere of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE 4: THE LOST TOWER on July 28th and the highly anticipated broadcast of TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVE: THE BEGINNING on August 11th.

Neon Alley members can also look forward the exciting launch of two additional new series on the channel later this Fall. Fans will not want to miss the dark magical girl phenomenon, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, as well as the debut of MAGI, based on the classic adventure story, 1001 Arabian Nights. Additional details on these premieres will be released shortly.

“The launch of web interoperability for Neon Alley is an important component of our digital integration strategy, as it will significantly widen the range of users that will be able to access the dynamic anime content the platform offers,” says Brian Ige, Viz Media Vice President, Animation. “We are also very excited to announce the upcoming debuts of a variety of new shows, including the highly anticipated launch of K. Anime fans will want to also stay tuned as we announce more news on the upcoming premieres of PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA and MAGI this Fall!”

Neon Alley is Viz Media's 24-hour anime channel that is also available for the Xbox 360® and XBox Live® as well as for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) gaming system and the PlayStation®Network. Neon Alley is specially designed to be studio agnostic, featuring titles from other anime producers and content distributors, including Aniplex, FUNimation, NTV, Taiseng, and Anime News Network. The channel's diverse schedule includes a mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, uncut and dubbed into English, and presented in HD (when available), for a low monthly subscription rate of only $6.99. For a limited time only, the service is also offering a one-week free trial available to all fans that sign up at NeonAlley.com.

For more information on Neon Alley, please visit www.NeonAlley.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 digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP 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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