ShoPro & VIZ to Merge
Founded in 1986, VIZ is a multi-media entertainment company specializing in Japanese entertainment properties for U.S. audiences. Based in San Francisco, VIZ, one of the top comics publishers in the U.S, is a subsidiary of Shogakukan Inc. and Shueisha Inc., two of the largest publishing companies in Japan. As a leading publisher of manga and producer of animation for English speaking audiences, VIZ serves the growing Japanese content market for fans of all ages and offers an integrated product line including magazines, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks. For more information, visit www.shonenjump.com or www.viz.com.