Imprints/Divisions: Viz Signature Shojo Beat VIZ Media LLC Shonen Jump Shonen Jump Advanced- Older Teen (16+) manga Viz Communications Viz Kids
English mainstream manga publisher.
From Viz's website:
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) 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 the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.
Recently partnered with Animate, Ltd. and Libre Publishing Co., Ltd. to form SuBLime, which will distribute English language yaoi worldwide.