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    VIZ Media Presents Second Digital Manga Update for December

    Final VIZ Manga Update for 2011 Includes Digital Firsts, Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha PreOrders Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media concludes the year with a second digital update for December for manga titles available on and for digital download on the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Highlights for the newest update include the continuation of the "Shonen Jump Digital Warp", with Naruto Vol. 57 and One Piece Vol. 62 (both rated ‘T’ for Teens) debuting ahead of the print editions. The "Digital Warp" is a ‘speed-up’ of selected popular titles to bring U.S. readers up-to-date with Japanese releases, and prepare for the January 2012 launch on and the VIZ Manga App of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, North America’s only near-simultaneous digital manga magazine. Fans can now pre-order a subscription or give a gift subscription to Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha at Subscribers to Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha will receive a full year’s subscription (48 issues), an annual collector’s yearbook, and access to exclusive content, including creator interviews and videos. The first interview featuring Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto debuts the day Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha launches, on January 30th. Finally, don’t miss VIZ Media’s special holiday digital manga promotion, which continues through January 8th 2012 and offers up to 20% off on ALL manga titles on and the VIZ MANGA App. Catch up on best-loved or band new series with more than 500 volumes now available at a holiday discount. And look for plenty of new digital manga debuts coming soon in 2012! Additional manga volumes launching during the second-half of December include:

    Arata: The Legend Vol. 8 Cross Game Vol. 4 House of Five Leaves Vol. 5 Naruto Vol. 57 – debuting ahead of the print edition! Inuyasha (VIZBIG) Vol. 7 – exclusive to the VIZ Manga App for iPad! Kekkaishi Vol. 20 Maoh: Juvenile Remix Vol. 8 Oishinbo Vol. 6 One Piece Vol. 62 – debuting ahead of the print edition! VIZ Media’s multiple digital manga platforms allow for universal access to read manga from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and now, on for desktop/laptop computers as well as Android-powered devices with built-in web browsers. With one account, registered users may access their purchases across even more devices than ever. The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top app for reading manga and features a rapidly growing library of the most popular manga series in the world. Over 45 series and 500+ volumes are currently available, with new additions and free Chapter 1 previews added weekly. For more information on Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha and exclusive subscriber offers, 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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