VIZ Media Launches Extensive Digital Manga Catalog on Apple iBooks StoreOct 31st 2013
San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the debut today of its entire digital manga (graphic novel) catalog on the iBooks Store.
Readers can enjoy over 1,600 manga volumes, across more than 130 top-rated VIZ Media series, including continuing favorites such as NARUTO (rated ‘T’ for Teens), BLEACH (rated ‘T’ for Teens), BAKUMAN｡ (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and ONE PIECE (rated ‘T’ for Teens), as well as recent bestsellers such as DEMON LOVE SPELL (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) and NISEKOI (rated ‘T’ for Teens). Readers may instantly access all titles, as well as free previews for each, on iBooks on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and Mac.
“The availability of this deep library of manga titles on the iBooks Store brings some of the genre's most popular and acclaimed series to legions of new and existing fans across North America with the reliability and convenience Apple's platform is renowned for,” says Gagan Singh, EVP and CTO, VIZ Media. “With one of the largest and most diverse English language manga catalogs available anywhere, VIZ Media remains fully committed to the proliferation of high quality digital manga content, and we look forward to nurturing and continually expanding this robust catalog.”
Individual volumes (presented in English, with right-to-left reading format) are generally available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada for $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. New series as well as the latest additions to numerous ongoing titles will be added each week.
For more information on VIZ Media manga titles, please visit www.VIZ.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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