Monsters And Teen Angst Collide In Sui Ishida’s Bestselling Series Available Now In Print And Digitally; Sample A Special Extended Online Digital Excerpt Available For A Limited Time!!

VIZ Media gives fans and readers the creeps – for free – as it offers a special TOKYO GHOUL digital manga (graphic novel) sampler!

For a limited time, readers can visit to read an extended excerpt from Sui Ishida’s acclaimed horror series about the dark world of the flesh-eating Ghouls that live in secret all around us.

Published in Manga Industry

Death From The Sea Ravages Japan In The Definitive New Hardcover Edition Of Horror Master’s Celebrated Manga

San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a lavish new edition of one of the manga (graphic novel) genre’s most seminal horror titles with the publication of the GYO Deluxe Edition on April 21st.

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Leading Manga Publisher And Anime Licensor To Manage The Licensing And Development Of A Range Of Products Based On The Acclaimed Sci-Fi Creature Thriller

San Francisco, CA, February 12, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has been named the official North American master merchandise licensee for TERRA FORMARS.

Published in General Industry

Brand-New Terrifying Short Story Collection By The Celebrated Creator Of GYO And UZUMAKI Is Set For North American Release In Summer 2015

San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, expands its catalog of horror manga (graphic novel) titles with the acquisition of Junji Ito’s FRAGMENTS OF HORROR.

Published in Manga Industry
Thursday, 30 August 2007 00:00

Devil May Cry (TV, 2007)


Ok, so everybody knew that sooner or later, someday, it had to happen. Capcom is infamous for its video-games-come-anime, and with the wild popularity of the series in question, it was only a matter of time. I didn't think it too likely that I could expect much out of it, either, but I still dutifully picked up Devil May Cry when it came through on my feeds. It's not that I've ever been a real big fan of the DMC game series. The first one was fun, decently made, and overall a good play. The second and third... not so much. Still, Dante manages to be quite the character, and I figured I'd be in for a couple good laughs, maybe a passable attempt at a storyline... Probably not, but it wasn't like I had much better to do.

Published in Anime Reviews
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 00:00

Kaibutsu Oujo (TV, 2007)


There's an old proverb that goes something like this: "No good deed goes unpunished." Sort of the bane of all Boy Scouts, but it can be, at times, remarkably accurate... Sometimes, the good deed just plain ain't worth the trouble that follows in its wake. Consider, if you will, the main character in Kaibutsu Oujo, Hiro Hiyorimi. Hiro lives up to the homonym of his name... and winds up dead for taking the trouble. Like I said, "No good deed goes unpunished." Unfortunately for our dearly departed hero, the punishment is only just beginning... he does, though, make for a very nice corpse.

Published in Anime Reviews
Thursday, 19 April 2007 21:44

Tokko (TV, 2006)


As I mentioned in my review of Claymore, my watch list of anime has been getting rather short over the last couple weeks, as a lot of series that I have been following have been wrapping up. So, I've spent the last week looking for new series to look into, and one of the ones that caught my interest when I saw it flash up in my RSS feeder was a little show called simply Tokko. As with a lot of shows this spring season, Tokko is an occult/horror based series, set in modern day Japan. Since I do like a good occult/horror story, I opened up the torrent and waited for it to download. The series opens on a group of hooded monks all gathered around a box that looked suspiciously like The Box from Hellraiser - and certainly, had similar effects when something went very wrong...

Published in Anime Reviews
Thursday, 01 February 2007 00:00

Prey (PC, 2006)


Prey was a game that caught my eye mainly because it was... everywhere. Best Buy, Target, Walgreen's, hell, I even saw a copy in a little hole-in-the-wall type shop I randomly dropped in on to browse. I picked it up mainly because there wasn't anything else interesting to be found, and they had it on deep discount despite being fairly recent. It looked interesting - the Native American angle is one that few games attempt, and even fewer manage to get right - and it was priced right. The last piece of the puzzle was that it's built on the Doom 3 engine, an engine that - I think at least - has awesome promise to it. I picked up the PC version, and brought it home to give it a shot.

Published in Video Game Reivews
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 00:00

Ghost Hunt (TV, 2006)


The first time that I ran across Ghost Hunt was when I saw it at Barnes & Noble, featured on the New Manga rack. I read through the first issue, though ultimately decided to put it back because I'd already collected what I wanted to pick up for the day, and didn't really have the money to buy more. Honestly, though it looked like a pretty good manga, an occult series set in the modern day world, it didn't make enough of a splash in my mind to actively remember to go back and look at. Skip ahead six months, when I see the name Ghost Hunt pop up in my RSS feeder. I remembered the manga, and decided to take a look.

Published in Anime Reviews
Thursday, 26 January 2006 23:44

The Outer Zone (Manga, 1990)


A couple years back, on one of my rare visits to a used book store, I stumbled across a manga series I’d never heard of before. It wasn’t the name that caught my eye - it was the face on the cover. An elf girl, with green hair - except over her left eye, which was covered by purple locks. She had enough cute to catch my eye, and the whole miss-matched hair color was enough to make me decide to find what I could of the rest. Originally, I’d been planning to try selling the series on eBay as a rare manga - never know what you might get, right? After about half an hour of searching through the hopelessly unsorted manga stacks, I managed to unearth a total of seven volumes, 5-10, and 12. The series, I finally noticed, was called The Outer Zone. Having collected what I could find, I returned to the hotel I was staying at and decided to take a look before I sold them. I discovered, to my pleased surprise, that the series was in truth a sort of cross-over between The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone - hence the series name, I imagine.

Published in Manga Reviews
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