ABOUT VIZ MEDIA
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 digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.
ABOUT SENTAI FILMWORKS
Sentai Filmworks is a global leader in anime and genre entertainment and manages one of the world’s largest anime libraries with thousands of hours of content in release across traditional and digital media platforms. As a premier strategic partner, the company offers industry-leading expertise in all facets of production, development, localization, licensing, marketing and distribution. The studio stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television, Blu-ray/DVD and digital distribution as well as international and domestic product and brand licensing. Sentai Filmworks' line of Blu-ray and DVDs are distributed by all major home entertainment wholesalers, distributors and national merchants, including both mass and specialty retailers such as Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Best Buy, Diamond, Fry's, Hastings, Right Stuf, FYE, Alliance Entertainment, Super D, Target, Walmart and others. Sentai Filmworks’ titles are available through websites, game consoles and portable devices including Amazon, Anime Network, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Vudu, Xbox Live and more!
Funimation is an American television and film production company based in Flower Mound, Texas. The studio is the largest distributor of anime and other foreign entertainment properties in North America. Perhaps their most popular property is Toei Animation's action adventure series Dragon Ball Z, which had a successful run on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from 1998 to 2003, and has been re-released on DVD and Blu-ray several times since. Funimation began on May 9, 1994 by Gen Fukunaga and his wife Cindy as Funimation Productions, with funding by Daniel Cocanougher and his family, who became investors in the company. Funimation was sold to Navarre Corporation on May 11, 2005 and the company was renamed Funimation Entertainment. In April 2011, Navarre sold Funimation to a group of investors including Fukunaga for $24 million. Around the same time, the company's trademark ball, star and blue bar were dropped from its logo and the company was renamed to simply Funimation. In May 2013, Funimation consolidates its divisions under its new holding company Group 1200 Media.
NIS America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. of Japan, which established its North American operations on December 24, 2003. Based in Santa Ana, California, NIS America, Inc. handles operations including localization, marketing, and publishing of Nippon Ichi titles.
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. was founded in 1994 in Gifu, Japan, as an entertainment company. Since then Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. has grown into an international company focused on creating innovative video game products.
NIS America, Inc. is committed to marketing the most innovative and creative titles in the industry. We at NIS America, Inc. will continue to work hard to bring exciting new titles to satisfy both our fans and new users.
Established in 1989, AnimEigo, Inc. is not only one of the first companies to release Anime in the United States and Canada, but also one of the first companies to release significant numbers of high-quality Japanese live-action films. Over our more than 20 year history, we have consistently broadened the market for Japanese films by finding audiences for entire new genres of films. Renowned for the quality of our translations, subtitles, and dubbing, we have released many classic anime titles, including “Bubblegum Crisis”, “Urusei Yatsura”, “Kimagure Orange Road”, and “Oh My Goddess!”. AnimEigo's live action films include such genres such as Samurai Cinema, Art films, Action, WWII from Japan's perspective, Ninkyo (Yakuza films), Comedy, and more. Titles we have released include include Shogun Assassin, Lone Wolf and Cub, Zatoichi, Lady Snowblood, Sleepy Eyes of Death, the Palm d'Or winning The Ballad of Narayama, Japan's Longest Day, and the Guinness World record holder for longest movies series starring the same actor, Tora-san AnimEigo is a private company located at Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.