Viz to Pitch Monster, Hunter X Hunter at TV Conference
posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
Viz Media has unveiled the lineup it plans to offer to potential broadcasters at this year's National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference, which opens on January 28 in Las Vegas. Viz will be bringing exhibiting a total of nine anime series at NATPE. Two of these, the 75-episode Monster and the 62-episode Hunter X Hunter, are adaptations of manga titles that Viz publishes, but the anime themselves have not yet been officially confirmed for an American release. According to Viz's profile on the conference website, the company holds DVD rights for both series (as well as all the other showcased titles except Deko Boko Friends).
The North American release of several of the other showcased series have been announced throughout 2007, but their DVDs have not yet shipped. These include Blue Dragon, Busou Renkin, Honey and Clover, and NANA. The final three shows that will be exhibited (Naruto, Bleach, and the children's anime Deko Boko Friends) are all currently being broadcast on American cable/satellite channels Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Viz Media presented some of these titles at previous NATPE conferences.