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    Naruto, Bleach and One Piece Digital Manga Catch Up to Japan

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    At long last, the day fans have been waiting for is here -- digital volumes of Bleach Vol. 53, Naruto Vol. 58 and One Piece Vol. 64 are now available on and the VIZ Manga App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch, catching North American readers up to Japan releases! These volumes have been released ahead of the print editions as part of the SHONEN JUMP DIGITAL WARP speed up to get U.S. readers up to date with Japan, just in time for the debut of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha (Weekly SJ Alpha) this Monday, January 30th! Other specials in preparation for the launch include: • a sneak peek at Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha with the free "Issue Zero" preview, containing the latest chapters from Japan, only available on and the VIZ Manga apps! • all preorder subscriptions to Weekly SJ Alpha include an entry to win a 16 GB WiFi iPad 2 (promo ends 1/30 at 10AM PST) -- details at • new users to the digital manga experience can download the free VIZ Manga App to their iOS device, register for a new account, and get a free volume 1 of their choice (promo ends 1/30). • finally, for those in the Los Angeles area, we will be holding a special launch event this Saturday 1/28 at the West Hollywood Library, from 2-5PM! Food, fun & demos of the debut issue will be available! For more information on Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, please visit

    About VIZ Media, LLC

    Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC 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-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; and website at

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