Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Newsarama has the news of manga publisher Viz, LLC going with Simon & Shuster Inc. as their new US distibutor. Viz has been one of the leading publishers of manga titles here in the US, but seemed to be perceived as secondary to the more well publicized Tokyopop line of titles.
With this move Viz's exposure should increase greatly, and allow them to compete just as well in the ever growing manga market. Which should be great, as with titles like Hot Gimmick and Maison Ikkoku, they are producing books as good, if not better, than any other publisher on the market right now.