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Viz Comics
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Notes:
Viz Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is an anime, manga and Japanese entertainment company founded in 1986 as Viz, LLC. In 2005, the Viz, LLC. and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current Viz Media, LLC which is jointly-owned by Japanese publishers Shogakukan and Shueisha, and Shogakukan's licensing division Shogakukan Productions (ShoPro Japan).

Seiji Horibuchi, originally from Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku, moved to California in 1975. After living in the mountains for almost two years, he moved to San Francisco, were he started a business exporting American cultural items to Japan, and became a writer of cultural information. He also became interested in publishing Japanese manga in the United States, though he himself was not a fan of the Japanese comics until a visit to Japan in 1985 exposed him to Katsuhiro Otomo's single-volume title Domu (A Child's Dream). His idea came to fruition after he met Masahiro Ohga, then managing director of Shogakukan, in 1985 and shared his vision. Shogakukan provided Horibuichi with $200,000 in startup capital which Horibuichi used in 1986 to found Viz Communications.

Viz Communications released its first titles in 1987, which included Legend of Kamui, however sales were mediocre due to the specialist comic market being adverse to venturing into new territory. To counter-act this problem, Viz expanded into the general publishing business and began publishing various art related books in 1992. Into these titles, Horibuchi began publishing manga, calling them graphic novels so they would be carried by mainstream bookstores. The plan worked and after several years, leading booksellers began to have dedicated shelves for manga titles. Sales also picked up with Viz Communications acquired the license for the comedy series Ranma 1/2, which became an instant hit.

The company continued to see success when it expanded into the anime distribution market, began publishing an English version of the popular Japanese magazine Shonen Jump, and acquired another huge selling title, InuYasha. In the late 1990s, Viz began making the push to move into the European and South American markets.

In 2004, Viz Communications was merged with ShoPro Entertainment, funding company Shogakukan's American distribution division. Horibuchi became the new company's chairman. In 2005, Horibuchi started a related division, Viz Pictures, for releasing selected live-action films in the US to theaters and DVD.

Viz Media was awarded the "Manga Publisher of the Year" Gem Award by Diamond Comic Distributors in 2007. Viz also received an award for "Manga Trade Paperback of the Year" for its release of the fourteenth volume of the Naruto series.

Imprints:

Animerica Extra
Editor's Choice
Pulp Graphic Novel
Shojo Beat
Shonen Jump
Shonen Jump Advanced
Shonen Jump Profiles
Viz Manga Heroes
Viz Signature
Viz Spectrum Editions

Titles:
Total: 279

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2001 Nights (1990)

A
A, A [A, A Prime] (1997)
Absolute Boyfriend (2006)
AD Police (1994)
Adolf (1995)
Aishiteruze Baby (2006)
The All-New Tenchi Muyo! (2001)
Animerica Extra (1998)
Aqua Knight (2000)
Aqua Knight Part 2 (2000)
Aqua Knight Part 3 (2001)
Area 88 (1987)
Ashen Victor (1997)

B
B.B. Explosion (2004)
Baoh (1989)
Bastard!! (2001)
Battle Angel Alita (1992)
Battle Angel Alita (1994)
Battle Angel Alita (2003)
Battle Angel Alita Last Order (2000)
Battle Angel Alita Part Eight (1997)
Battle Angel Alita Part Five (1995)
Battle Angel Alita Part Four (1994)
Battle Angel Alita Part Seven (1997)
Battle Angel Alita Part Six (1996)
Battle Angel Alita Part Three (1993)
Battle Angel Alita Part Two (1993)
Beauty is the Beast (2005)
Beauty Pop (2006)
Benkei in New York (2001)
Beyblade (2004)
The Big O (2003)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (1993)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (Part 3) (1995)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (Part 4) (1995)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (Part Five) (1996)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (Part Six) (1997)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (Part Two) (1994)
Black & White (1998)
Black Cat (2006)
Black Jack Special: Under the Knife (1998)
Bleach (2004)
Blood the Last Vampire 2002 (2002)
Boys Over Flowers (2003)
Buso Renkin (2006)

C
Case Closed (2004)
Cat Eyed Boy (2008)
Ceres: Celestial Legend Part One (2000)
Ceres: Celestial Legend Part Five (2003)
Ceres: Celestial Legend Part Four (2002)
Ceres: Celestial Legend Part Three (2002)
Ceres: Celestial Legend Part Two (2001)
Cinderalla (2002)
Claymore (2006)
Cobra (1990)
Crying Freeman (1989)
Crying Freeman (1994)
Crying Freeman part 2 (1990)
Crying Freeman Part 3 (1991)
Crying Freeman Part 4 (1992)
Crying Freeman Part Five (1992)

D
D.Gray-Man (2006)
Dance till Tomorrow (1998)
Death Note (2005)
Der Mond: The Art of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (2001)
Dirty Pair (Anime Comics) (1994)
Doubt!! (2005)
Dragon Ball (2000)
Dragonball Z (1999)
Dragonball Z (1985) (1985)
Dragonball Z, Part 3 (1985)
Dragonball Z, Part Five (2002)
Dragonball Z, Part Four (2000)
Dragonball Z, Part Two (1998)
Dragonball, Part 1 (1985)
Dragonball, Part 2 (2001)
Dragonball, Part 3 (1984)
The Drifting Classroom (2006)

E
Eagle (2000)
Eat Man: Second Course (1998)
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World (1996)
Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga (2002)
Excel Saga (2003)

F
Firefighter: Daigo of Fire Company (2002)
Fist of the North Star (1989)
Fist of the North Star Part Four (1996)
Fist of the North Star Part Three (1996)
Fist of the North Star Part Two (1995)
From Far Away (2004)
Fullmetal Alchemist (2005)
Fushugi Yűgi: The Mysterious Play (1999)

G
Genocyber (1993)
Golgo 13 (2006)
Grey (1988)
Gundam: The Origin (2002)
Gunhed (1990)
Gyo (2003)

H
Hana-Kimi (2004)
Hansel & Gretel (2003)
Hayate the Combat Butler (2006)
Heartbroken Angels (2001)
Here is Greenwood (2004)
Hikaru No Go (2004)
Horobi (1990)
Horobi Part 2 (1990)
Hot Gimmick (2003)
Hotel Harbour View (1990)
Hunter x Hunter (2005)

I
Imadoki (2004)
Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs (2007)
Inuyasha (1997)

J
Justy (1988)

K
Kare First Love (2004)

L
La Corda d'Oro (2006)
Lum: Urusei Yatsura (1989)
Lycanthrope Leo (1994)

M
Macross II (1992)
Macross ll The Micron Conspiracy (1994)
Magical Pokemon Journey (2000)
Mai the Psychic Girl (1987)
Maison Ikkoku (1994)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 5 (1995)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 6 (1996)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 7 (1997)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 8 (1998)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 9 (1999)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 1 (1993)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 2 (1994)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 3 (1994)
Maison Ikkoku: Book 4 (1995)
Mameshiba: On the Loose! (2011)
Manga Vizion Vol 1 (1995)
Manga Vizion Vol 2 (1996)
Manga Vizion Vol 3 (1997)
Manga Vizion Vol 4 (1998)
M─R (2005)
Marionette Generation (2001)
MegaMan NT Warrior (2004)
Mermaid Forest (1993)
Mermaid Saga (2004)
Mermaid's Dream (1994)
Mermaid's Gaze (1995)
Mermaid's Mask (1995)
Mermaid's Promise (1994)
Mermaid's Scar (1994)
Metal Guardian Faust (1997)
Millennium Snow (2007)
Mobile Police Patlabor (1997)
Mobile Police Patlabor Part Two (1998)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 (1999)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 (1999)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Blind Target (2000)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Episode Zero (2001)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Ground Zero (2000)
Monster (2006)
Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation (2007)
N
Nana (2006)
Naruto (2003)
Nausicań of the Valley of Wind (1995)
Nausicań of the Valley of Wind part 1 (1988)
Nausicań of the Valley of Wind part 2 (1989)
Nausicań of the Valley of Wind part 3 (1993)
Nausicań of the Valley of Wind part 4 (1994)
Nausicań of the Valley of Wind part 5 (1995)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (2004)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Book 6 (2001)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Book 7 (2002)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Book Three (1998)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Book Two (1998)
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge: The Comic Series (1998)
No Need For Tenchi (1994)
No Need for Tenchi: Part 4 (1997)
No Need For Tenchi: Part Eight (2011)
No Need For Tenchi: Part Five (1998)
No Need For Tenchi: Part Three (1998)
No Need For Tenchi: Part Two (1997)
No. 5 (2000)

O
One Piece (2003)
One Pound Gospel (1996)
One Pound Gospel (1996)
One Pound Gospel Round Two (1997)
Ouran High School Host Club (2005)

P
Pineapple Army (1988)
Pixy Junket (1993)
Pokemon (2008)
Pokemon Adventures (1999)
Pokemon Adventures, Part 2 (2000)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (2007)
Pokemon: Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (1999)
Pokemon: Pikachu Shocks Back (1999)
Pokemon: Pikachu Shocks Back, Part 2 (1999)
Pokemon: Surf's Up, Pikachu (1999)
Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu (1998)
Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
Pokemon: The First Movie - Pikachu's Vacation (1998)
Portus (2008)
Pretty Face (2007)
The Prince of Tennis (2004)
Princess Mermaid (2003)
Professional, The: Golgo 13 (1991)
Promise (1994)
Pulp (1997)
Pulp, Vol. 2 (1998)
Pulp, Vol. 3 (1999)
Pulp, Vol. 4 (2000)
Punch! (2006)

R
RahXephon (2004)
Ranma Ż (1993)
Ranma Ż Part 01 (1992)
Ranma Ż Part 02 (1993)
Ranma Ż Part 03 (1993)
Ranma Ż Part 04 (1995)
Ranma Ż Part 05 (1995)
Ranma Ż Part 06 (1996)
Ranma Ż Part 07 (1998)
Ranma Ż Part 08 (1999)
Ranma Ż Part 09 (2000)
Ranma Ż Part 10 (2001)
Ranma Ż Part 11 (2002)
Ranma Ż Part 12 (2003)
Return Of Lum (1996)
The Return of Lum Urusei Yatsura, Part Four (1997)
The Return Of Lum Urusei Yatsura, Part Three (1996)
The Return Of Lum Urusei Yatsura, Part Two (1995)
The Return of Lum Urusei Yatsura (1994)
Riot (1996)
Riot Act 2 (1996)
Rumic World (1990)
Rurouni Kenshin (2003)

S
Saber Tiger (1991)
Samurai Crusader (1996)
Samurai Shodown (1997)
Sanctuary (1992)
Sanctuary (1993)
Sanctuary Part Five (1996)
Sanctuary Part Four (1995)
Sanctuary Part Three (1995)
Sanctuary Part Two (1993)
Secret Comics Japan (2000)
Shonen Jump (2002)
Short Cuts (2002)
Short Program (2000)
Silent Mobius (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 2 (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 3 (1992)
Silent Mobius Part 4 (1993)
Silent Mobius Part Four (1993)
Silent Mobius: Catastrophe (2000)
Silent Mobius: Hell (2002)
Silent Mobius: Into the Labyrinth (1999)
Silent Mobius: Karma (1999)
Silent Mobius: Advent (2001)
Silent Mobius: Blood (2002)
Silent Mobius: Love and Chaos (2000)
Silent Mobius: Turnabout (2002)
Skip Beat! (2006)
Strain (1998)
Strawberry 100% (2007)
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1996)
Striker (1992)
Striker: Secret of the Berserker (1995)
Super Street Fighter II: Cammy (1997)

T
They Were Eleven (1995)
Tough (2005)
Train Man (2006)

U
Ugly Doll Comics: Free Comic Book Day (2013)
Ultra Maniac (2005)
Ultraman Classic: Battle of the Ultra-Brothers (1994)
Uzumaki (2001)

V
Vagabond (2002)
Venger Robo (1993)
Voyeur (1999)
Voyeurs, Inc (2000)

W
W-Juliet (2004)
Whistle! (2004)

X
X/1999 (1995)
Xenon (1987)

Z
Zatch Bell! (2005)
Zombie Powder (2006)


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