Warner Home Video to Take Over Viz Distribution
Warner Home Video will take over distribution for Viz Media’s home video output, according to ICv2. The deal is effective April 1 beginning with Naruto Uncut Box Set 13 and Hunter vs. Hunter Box Set, Vol.2, which have a street date of April 7.
WHV will take over distribution of Viz’s backlist, which also includes Pokémon, Bleach, Death Note and Inuyasha.
Viz joins the impressive lineup of brands managed by WHV, including the BBC, National Geographic, Peanuts, Dr. Seuss, Cartoon Network, Popeye, American Girl, the NFL, the NBA, and the NHL.
Hidemi Fukuhara, the President and CEO of Viz Media, said in a statement,” We look forward to joining forces with Warner Home Video and are confident that in working with their strength in sales and distribution, we will continue to grow the anime category even more effectively than we have over the last several years.”