VIZ Media's Massive Digital Manga Library Now Available on Google Play

Nov 20th 2013
Leading Cloud-Based Entertainment Destination Now Carries
Viz Media Digital Catalog Featuring More Than 1,700 Manga Volumes Across 170 Different Series


San Francisco, CA, November 19, 2013Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, continues to expand the range of online platforms offering digital manga (graphic novels) and invites readers to explore its extensive library of acclaimed and popular titles available on the Google Play.

The Viz Media manga library offers seamless interoperability and accessibility for all Android-supported and web-enabled devices. Google Play is a cloud-based, online entertainment destination that offers users a wide selection of music, movies, books and apps on the web and for most Android-enabled phones and tablets. More information on Google Play is available at: http://play.google.com/about.

Viz Media manga titles are accessible through the Google Play app and store. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday, and readers can explore various series with free previews of every title. All manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. starting at only $6.99 per volume.

Google Play offers a rapidly growing library of some of Viz Media's most popular titles, with over 1,700 volumes across more than 170 different series currently available, including the latest volumes of blockbusters 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 including DEMON LOVE SPELL (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) and NISEKOI (rated ‘T’ for Teens). Viz Media has also synchronized its digital publishing schedule for future manga titles to have simultaneous domestic release of their print counterparts, closing the gap between print and digital manga formats.

“Google Play is one of the most-visited and fastest-growing online entertainment destinations, and we look forward to the platform's large mainstream audience discovering and enjoying one of the most substantial digital manga catalogs available anywhere,” says Gagan Singh, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Viz Media.

To view the Viz Media digital manga titles on Google Play, please visit https://play.google.com/store/books/collection/promotion_10008ba_viz_comics.

For more information on Viz Media manga titles, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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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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