Japanese Newspaper Talks with Viz Founder Horibuchi

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
Seiji Horibuchi overseeing San Francisco's J-Pop Center complex

Japan's English-language Daily Yomiuri newspaper has interviewed Seiji Horibuchi, the founder of manga publisher Viz Media, about his plans for J-Pop Center, a three-story entertainment complex that Viz plans to open in San Francisco next year.

The center will include a 150-seat movie theater that will screen animated and live-action Japanese films, a cafe, an anime/manga goods store, and several fashion boutiques offering various Japanese clothing, with a particular emphasis on the Gothic Lolita style.

No specific store names have been mentioned yet, but an image on the center's website suggests that one of the tenants will be a branch of the Kinokuniya chain of Japanese book stores. The J-Pop Center is scheduled to open about a year from now.

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