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NYCC 2019: VIZ Celebrates 20 Years of Naruto

Naruto 20th

VIZ Media will mark the 20th anniversary of Naruto with a national brand campaign, the Year of Naruto, launching at the upcoming New York Comic Con 2019 (NYCC). The beloved action/adventure franchise has become synonymous with Japanese pop culture and exemplifies the massive international popularity of anime and manga.

To celebrate Naruto’s manga origins and kick off the Year of Naruto, VIZ Media will debut one-of-a-kind, limited edition manga-inspired products at NYCC. The exclusive items available to North American fans for the first time include an official Naruto skateboard deck by Hypland and a hand-numbered, exclusive poster with hologram details featuring Naruto in various stages of his evolution, from a ninja-in-training, all the way to a full-fledged Hokage.

VIZ Media’s Year of Naruto campaign will continue throughout 2020 and will feature a wide range of yet-to-be announced officially licensed brand activations. These include video games, events featuring pop-up installations, panel discussions and other special live programming, and an array of product activations and collaborations with top global lifestyle brands.

Gecco Reveals Naruto Shippuden 1/6 Scale Busts

Gecco Corp. has revealed that Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura mark the start of their line of Naruto Shippuden 1/6 Scale Busts.

Naruto and Sasuke measure 13.5cm with Sakura measures 13cm and the retail price are $44.99. They’re scheduled for release some time between November and December 2019.

Sculpted by Shin Tanabe, the busts are painted by Katsushige Akeyama.

This bust collection features 3 ninjas at a time (three-man cell) from 
“Naruto Shippuden.” Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura mark the start of this exciting series.

The characters are recreated in 1/6th scale, a statue size Gecco excels 
at. This scale is the perfect size to capture the sensitive facial expressions, atmosphere and to sculpt every single detail of the costume 
without compromise.

While the “Bust Format” is utilized to pursue both affordable and collectible item, the body cut lines are thoroughly calculated to make the characters even more attractive.

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Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto Returns with Samurai 8 in Weekly Shonen Jump

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru

VIZ Media has announced exciting new digital content for Shonen Jump with the launch of Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru. Chapter 1 is available now for the highly-anticipated series by famed Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto, who teams up with his longtime assistant artist Akira Okubo. Samurai 8 debuted in English with a 72-page opening chapter on May 12th, the same day it launched in Japan. New chapters will be available to English readers for FREE on a weekly basis and via the Shonen Jump app.

Additional just-added manga content now available in the Shonen Jump digital vault includes fan-favorite series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Parts 1-3 (Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, and Stardust Crusaders), Golden Kamuy (Rated ‘M’ for Mature and web-only), and One-Punch Man. Readers can access free Shonen Jump digital chapters and unlock the Shonen Jump digital vault or with the Shonen Jump app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices.

The Shonen Jump app experience has been enhanced with a new “Continue Reading” row on the app’s Home screen. This added feature allows users to instantly access their latest chapter read. Now manga fans can easily keep track of where they left off reading across any given series.

A Shonen Jump Vault Membership (only $1.99 per month) grants readers seamless access to a substantial and continually updated digital archive that currently features more than 10,000 manga chapters from over 100 series – almost every ongoing and completed Shonen Jump series published in English.

Otakon Adds Nobutoshi Canna as a Guest

Voice actor Nobutoshi Canna will be joining the guest roster for Otakon 2018.

Canna has voiced some popular anime characters, including Basara Nekki from Macross 7,
Chulainn/Lancer in the Fate series, Guts in Berserk, Kabuto in Naruto, as well as Gengar and Knuckles.

Otakorp would like to thank Aoni Production Co. for helping to bring Canna to this year’s convention.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

VIZ Media and Verizon Announce Anime Content Distribution Deal

VIZ Media and Verizon Communications Inc. have announced a content distribution agreement to feature some of VIZ Media’s renowned anime content on Verizon’s go90 streaming platform.

The following fan-favorite VIZ Media anime series are available now to stream for free from the go90 app on iOS, Android or at go90.com:

  • Accel World –  24 episodes, subtitled and dubbed
  • Death Note – complete 37-episode series, subtitled and dubbed
  • Hunter X Hunter – 104 episodes, subtitled
  • Infini-T Force – complete 12-episode series, subtitled
  • Inuyasha – 54 episodes (Seasons 1-2), subtitled and dubbed
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – 113 episodes (Seasons 1-3), subtitled
  • Naruto (classic) – 220 episodes (Seasons 1-5), subtitled
  • One-Punch Man – complete 12-episode series, subtitled
  • Vampire Knight – 26 episodes (Seasons 1-2), subtitled and dubbed

Verizon’s go90 is a free social entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover, view and share content from the most beloved networks, distributors and brands in digital entertainment across every screen. Viewers can stream original shows, live sports and more, with over 1,500 hours of go90 originals and 25,000 of live and linear programming.

New Naruto Shippuden Pop!s! in February

All-new Naruto Shippuden Pop!s are coming soon from Funko!

This series features Naruto with the Rasengan, Naruto’s Team 7 cohorts Kakashi and Sakura, as well as the masked man Tobi!

Be on the lookout for Naruto’s exclusive variants, like Naruto in empowered Sage Mode (available only at GameStop), and Naruto in super-empowered Six Paths Sage Mode (exclusively at Hot Topic)!

Collect them all the Pop! Anime: Naruto Shippuden this February.

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Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight, Out November 1 from Viz

naruto-itachisstory-vol1VIZ Media continues to expand its library of popular Naruto novels with the release of Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight on November 1st.

Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in these fast-paced adventures with each book focusing on a particular clan mate, ally, team…or villain. Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight will be available in print and digital editions. The novel was written by Takashi Yano and features original cover art by Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto.

Uchiha Itachi, four years of age. With the hell of war burned into his eyes, the boy makes a resolution: he will rid this world of all violence. The birth of Sasuke, meeting his friend Shisui, the academy, genin, chunin, and then the Anbu – Itachi races down the path of glory toward his dream of becoming the first Uchiha Hokage, unaware of the darkness that lies ahead…

Funko Reveals New Pocket Pop! Keychains Out in August

New Pocket Pops! are arriving now! Pick up Naruto‘s eponymous ninja, Hatsune Miku the singing synthesizer, Attack on Titan‘s hot-headed Eren Jaeger, or hoverboarding Marty McFly from Back to the Future!

Add these fun little companions to your keys so you can Pop! and lock it! These new Pocket Pop! Keychains are out in August from Funko.

Pocket Pop Keychain: Naruto

Pocket Pop Keychain Naruto

Pocket Pop Keychain: Vocaloid – Hatsune Miku

Pocket Pop Keychain Vocaloid - Hatsune Miku

Pocket Pop Keychain: Attack on Titan – Eren Jaeger

Pocket Pop Keychain Attack on Titan - Eren Jaeger

Pocket Pop Keychain: Back to the Future – Marty McFly

Pocket Pop Keychain Back to the Future - Marty McFly

VIZ Media Acquires New Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto & Gangsta

TokyoGhoul-GN01VIZ Media, LLC has announced they’ve expanded its novel and manga publishing roster with the addition of several noteworthy new title acquisitions set for release beginning later this year.

Fans of the best-selling Tokyo Ghoul manga series will not want to miss the Fall debut of the first of three new original prose novels. Each novel will focus on lead characters from the popular horror manga series and feature original illustrations and cover art by series creator, Sui Ishida. VIZ Media continues to expand its collection of Naruto original prose novels with the release of a trio of books focusing on the Uchiha brothers, Itachi and Sasuke.

VIZ Media also adds a new manga publishing acquisition to its library as it announces the debut this Winter of Gangsta: Cursed, a  spin-off series based on the stylish manga crime thriller Gangsta. A prequel to the original series featuring the backstory of the character Marco Adriano, Gangsta: Cursed is written by Kohske and illustrated by Syuhei Kamo.

New TOKYO GHOUL Publishing Acquisitions

TOKYO GHOUL: DAYS, Vol. 1 · Debuts Fall 2016
TOKYO GHOUL: VOID, Vol. 2 · Debuts Early 2017
TOKYO GHOUL: PAST, Vol. 3 · Forthcoming
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. ea / $14.99 CAN ea 

TOKYO GHOUL: DAYS (Vol. 1) chronicles six all-new stories from the TOKYO GHOUL universe. TOKYO GHOUL: VOID (Vol. 2) depicts the aftermath six months after a major event in the TOKYO GHOUL manga. In the TOKYO GHOUL manga series, Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

 

New NARUTO Publishing Acquisitions

NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – DAYLIGHT, Vol. 1 · Debuts Fall 2016
NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY – MIDNIGHT, Vol. 2 · Debuts Winter 2016
NARUTO: SASUKE’S STORY – SUNRISE · Debuts Spring 2017
MSRP: $10.99 U.S. ea / $12.99 CAN ea

Three new NARUTO novels focusing on the Uchiha brothers, Itachi and Sasuke! Features original cover art by NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto.

Also catch other NARUTO original prose novels available now including NARUTO: KAKASHI’S STORY and NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY.

 

Additional New Manga Publishing Acquisitions

GANGSTA.: CURSED, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers ·
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Debuts Winter 2016

A new series depicting prequel stories for several of the main characters featured in the original GANGSTA. manga series. In GANGSTA.: CURSED, the man named Marco Adriano is a loyal and beloved member of the Cristiano Family, helping them protect the persecuted Twilight population in the city of Ergastulum. But he was once a boy codenamed “Spas,” raised as a Hunter and assigned to the Destroyers Second Group for a single purpose: to track down and kill Twilights.

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