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VIZ Media Reveals new Viz Originals One-Shots program

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Viz Media announced today on X (Formally Twitter) a first look at its new VIZ Originals One-Shots program, created by the famed Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Shonen Jump, Hisashi SASAKI who oversaw Japan’s prestigious Weekly Shonen Jump magazine at a time when some of the most iconic, beloved, and highest-grossing creators of all were being serialized including Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto, and Tite Kubo’s Bleach, amongst many others.

VIZ Media Reveals new Viz Originals One-Shots program


The VIZ Originals One-Shots program is a space in which manga-influenced creators can

work with Japanese editors to produce their own One-Shot. Successful one-shots can access a wealth of opportunities at VIZ Media including the licensing and establishing of an IP as an ongoing series for digital and print formats, producing their story into an anime, and the production of consumer products.


The first four exciting VIZ Originals One-Shots debuting exclusively on the VIZ Manga service include: Cinematic Certitude by Naf (Action, Sci-fi), Ancient Melody by Jonathan Lareva (Fantasy, Action), Skin & Bone by Josh Tierney (writer) and Valentin Serber (art) (Action, Adventure), and The Stranger by Liam Naughton (Action, Sci-fi), with new one-shots to be added each month.


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About VIZ Originals:


VIZ Originals delivers manga-inspired graphic novels as well as manga adaptations of existing pop-culture success stories from books, TV, and film. Since launching in 2020, VIZ Originals can now be found in 14 languages around the world and cover many interests such as slice-of-life, seinen, shonen, shojo, and BL. Highlights include Rainbow Rowell’s manga adaptation of her coming-of-age award-winning novel Fangirl, while webcomic sensation Devil’s Candy from Ren and Bikkuri has gone on to be serialized in Japan - a rare feat for American-made manga. Future key title Betwixt, featuring a cover and foreword by mangaka legend Junji Ito, is a first-of-it’s kind international showcase of horror, publishing ahead of Halloween 2023 and bringing together Japanese and western creators such as Becky Cloonan, Ryo Hanada, Leslie Hung and Aki Shimizu.


VIZ Originals is thrilled to publish exciting new work by both debut and experienced creators, bringing legendary characters to life and nurturing the storytellers of today.


About VIZ Manga:


VIZ Manga is a leading digital manga subscription service, with over 10,000 chapters featuring legendary manga creators across a wide range of interests. The latest chapters are free and published simultaneously with Japan. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and at viz.com/vizmanga. Territories include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.


Source: Press Kit

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