Viz to Release Special Wolf's Rain Manga Box Set


First volume of popular manga series comes packaged in beautiful box set with collectible card – just in time for the holidays

San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2004 – VIZ, LLC, one of the leading publishers and distributors of manga and anime for North American audiences, has announced the release of a special box set for the new action manga series, WOLF'S RAIN. The new manga box set includes Volume 1 of a two volume Graphic Novel series and a collectible 3D lenticular card. Available exclusively at Borders and Waldenbooks stores nationwide beginning November 2004, the series is rated “T+” for Older Teens and has an MSRP of $14.99.

WOLF'S RAIN takes that struggle between humans and wolves to another level in an exciting manga story from Studio Bones and Keiko Nobumoto, the creators of the popular Cowboy Bebop and Escaflowne series. WOLF'S RAIN is set in a post apocalyptic future where humans and wolves find themselves at vengeful odds with each other. An old legend speaks of a hidden paradise on Earth – a Paradise that only a wolf can find. A pack of outcast wolves takes on human form and sets out to find Paradise. Each wolf is driven by their own personality and desires, but together they are pursued by relentless humans seeking to quench their own thirst for power. A difficult journey lies ahead with Paradise waiting to be found.

The new manga box set from VIZ holds all the suspense and melodrama that manga fans love. The complex, realistic characters and action-driven plot presents a compelling story to fans of the already popular 30-episode Wolf's Rain anime series seen on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

“VIZ is pleased to partner with BGI to offer this special WOLF'S RAIN box set exclusively through its Borders and Waldenbooks stores,” states Liza Coppola, vice president of sales and marketing for VIZ. WOLF'S RAIN is an engaging and mature story that blends action, myth and reality and is a winning choice for manga and anime fans.”

About VIZ, LLC
Founded in 1986, VIZ is a multi-media entertainment company specializing in Japanese entertainment properties for U.S. audiences. VIZ offers an integrated product line including magazines, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks. Each month, VIZ publishes three magazines – ANIMERICA, ANIMERICA EXTRA and SHONEN JUMP; over 20 graphic novel titles, including ALICE 19TH, BOYS OVER FLOWERS, DRAGON BALL Z, FUSHIGI YÛGI, GUNDAM, INUYASHA, RANMA 1/2, and YU-GI-OH!; and distributes home video for BOYS OVER FLOWERS, HAMTARO, INUYASHA, POKéMON, PROJECT ARMS, and ZOIDS.
Based in San Francisco, VIZ is one of the top five comics publishers in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Shogakukan and Shueisha Inc., two of the top publishers in Japan. VIZ is the leading publisher of manga for English speaking audiences, serving a growing market of dedicated fans of all ages. Estimating a core audience of nearly 15 million fans, the company holds more than a 50% market share of Japanese comics in the U.S. With some of the most innovative products in the industry, VIZ has expanded its offerings to its loyal fans through web sites such as,, and its corporate site,

Contact VIZ, LLC at: 655 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1612; Phone: (415) 546-7073; Fax: (415) 546-7086; Web site:

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