Viz Media Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2006 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has art books, novels, manga and anime DVD's for the fans on your shopping list that still don't have a check next to their name. Be sure to grab these hot items from some of the most popular, loved, and sought after series.

On top of many wish lists this year will be the BLEACH anime on DVD. This rated T for Teens action-packed supernatural adventure of a teen who takes on the afterlife, one soul at a time, contains four episodes on each DVD and retails for $24.98. Other popular anime titles include new, and recently released DVDs, like INUYASHA SEASON 3 Box Set, FULL MOON Vol. 3, ZATCH BELL! Vol. 7 and FLAME OF RECCA Vol. 9: The Stolen Technique.

Right now Shonen Jump NARUTO is going nova. One of the hottest new DVD anime choices out there today is the latest NARUTO Uncut Box Set 2 Deluxe! Also for the NARUTO fan... the newly released NARUTO Novel is a sure bet on a great gift. Be sure to go to for a full list of NARUTO goodies!

For older teens that love a mystery, the manga, Urasawa's MONSTER is now up to Volume 6 and continues to keep readers on the edge of their seats. And don't forget the girls on your list...they are always awaiting the release of the next volume of their favorite shôjo manga title like, RED RIVER, FUSHIGI YÛGI, GODCHILD and more. It's also fun to turn your shôjo fan onto a new series, like the newly released Shojo Beat title - PUNCH!.

In the manga world, VIZ Media has all the titles any fan on your list would be looking for, so be sure to go to to check out all the choices.

For the artistic anime fans be sure to check out THE ART OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE ANIME, a wonderful companion to the best-selling manga series (also published by VIZ Media) and the top-rated anime seen on Cartoon Network. And of course what collection would be complete without THE ART OF FUSHIGI YÛGI, featuring a plethora of detailed artwork depicting the artist's signature style. The hardcover book presents over 100 unique pieces of art, with several new drawings and paintings produced especially for this release. THE ART OF HANA-KIMI offers 80 pages of stunning, full-color artwork by series creator, Hisaya Nakajo. Characters from the best-selling shôjo title, which is published domestically by VIZ Media, come to life in this over-sized and lavishly illustrated hardcover art book. But if your artist/fan wants more, then give them the SHOJO BEAT MANGA ARTIST ACADEMY, ideal for any aspiring manga artist or fan of the style of shôjo art that has captivated North American audiences. VIZ Media is pleased to offer this comprehensive volume, which features rare instructional techniques and tutorials from shôjo manga masters like Yuu Watase (ALICE 19th, ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND) and Mayu Shinjo (SENSUAL PHRASE, LOVE CELEB).

And if that still isn't enough, right now you can be sure to give the manga/anime fan in your life a monthly manga fix by giving them a 1-year magazine subscription to SHOJO BEAT for the girls at special holiday rate of $29.95, that's almost 60% off cover price, or SHONEN JUMP for the boys, at 50% discount off cover price, at $29.95.

VIZ Media's ongoing series of art books, novels, manga and anime have won awards and garnered huge fan and critical acclaim in North America as well as all over the globe! These are just some of the newest editions that will surely be among the must-haves for the holiday season.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.