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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Is Unleashed On VIZAnime.Com

Posted 09 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Anime, Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel MenendezNaoki Urasawa's Monster is unleashed on

Anime fans have yet another reason to log onto this week with the release of Naoki Urasawa’s animated series “Monster” on the website.

“Monster” is an anime crime thriller that is based on an acclaimed manga series and boasts political intrigue, conspiracy and murder aplenty. With suspense layered at every turn, this is a must see for all anime enthusiasts.

The series was launched uncut on May 6th, with episodes 1-15 available immediately for free. Each week there will be a further 15 episodes released for all you anime fans out there with the concluding episodes 61-74 streaming on June 3rd. In addition to being made available on, the episodes will also be made available on streaming content provider Read More

VIZ Media Releases Ultra Maniac On iTunes, Hulu

Posted 09 Nov 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

VIZ Media Press Release:


Ultra Manic Viz Media shojo movies is didnt getULTRA MANIAC AVAILABLE FROM iTUNES, HULU AND VIZANIME.COM

Episode 1 Available For FREE Download-To-Own For Limited Time!

VIZ Media announces the launch of Ultra Maniac (rated TV-14), available now from the iTunes Store in the U.S. and Canada (, as well as the streaming content provider Hulu ( and, the company’s premier website for anime.

Starting today, iTunes will offer the first part of Ultra Maniac Season One (dubbed episodes 1-13) for the Download-To-Own (DTO) price of $1.99 (U.S.) each, and a Download-To-Rent (DTR) price of $0.99 (U.S.) each. As a special treat for viewers, Ultra Maniac Episode 1 is available to download for free until November 23. Beginning December 6, Ultra Maniac Season One Part Two (episodes 14-26) will also be available for DTO and DTR. and Hulu will stream free episodes 1-5 of Ultra Maniac (subtitled). Two additional new episodes will launch each Monday.

To learn more about the Ultra Maniac anime and manga series, please visit or

Jason A. Hill is the Founder, Owner and Editor In Chief of Movies I Didn’t He is a film critic and writer of articles and film reviews covering a variety of genres and film news that have been syndicated to many sites in the film blogosphere. He specializes in independent film in the US and Asia.

For more information please contact Jason at JasonAHill@MoviesIDidn’

VIZ Media Launches Free VIZ Manga iPad App

Posted 03 Nov 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

Dragon Ball Z manga ipad appVIZ Media releases a new free iPad app which fans of its massive manga collection can enjoy reading on the iPad. In a press release Tuesday, VIZ announced the new app, which will feature three of its most successful manga franchises: Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach and Death Note, which will be available for free download for a limited time.

San Francisco, CA, November 2, 2010 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced its long-awaited digital manga (graphic novel) application for the Apple iPad mobile device, launching today for FREE download through the iTunes Store. With this launch, the VIZ MANGA APP instantly becomes the leading destination to read Japanese manga on the iPad, with a downloadable library of the most popular manga series in the world.

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VIZ Media Releases New Naruto Art Book

Posted 22 Oct 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

Naruto art book cover illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto movies i didnt getIn a press release yesterday, Viz Media, a leader in anime distribution in the US, released a gorgeous Naruto art book illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.

The Naruto anime series has been a big hit in the US, both in print manga and with its popular animation series on Cartoon Network. The series follows Naruto, a mischievous ninja with a good sense of humor, as he battles demonic forces with his companions Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi, who accompany Naruto on his ongoing mission to be the world’s greatest ninja. Read More