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Viz Media

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FoundedJuly 1986; 38 years ago (1986-07)
FounderSeiji Horibuchi
Headquarters locationSan Francisco, California, U.S.
DistributionSimon & Schuster[1] (Manga; United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India)
Diamond Book Distributors (Manga, rest of world)[2]
Warner Home Video (Anime, physical media)
Key peopleKen Sasaki (President & CEO)
Hidemi Fukuhara (Vice-President)
ImprintsViz Productions
(Film and Television)
Owner(s)Hitotsubashi Group:
Shueisha (40%)
Shogakukan (40%)
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (20%)[3]
Official websitewww.viz.com

VIZ Media LLC is an American manga publisher, anime distributor and entertainment company. Its headquarter is in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC. As of 2017, Viz Media is the largest publisher of graphic novels and comic books in the United States, with a 23% share of the market.[4]


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  1. Print Publishing Sales and Distribution
  2. "Our Publishers". Archived from the original on 2019-10-24. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  3. "About VIZ Media". Viz Media. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  4. Magulick, Aaron (October 8, 2017). "Viz Manga Sales are Destroying DC, Marvel in Comic Market". GoBoiano. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2020.