Viz Media is a manga, anime, and entertainment licensing company founded in 1986 by Seiji Horibuchi.
Why It Rocks
- Along with Funimation, Viz Media dubs anime with talented voice actors who put emotion and love into their roles.
- Aside from anime, Viz Media also translates manga, including Fushigi Yugi and the Legend of Zelda Manga series. They even distributed the entire Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic series that appeared in Nintendo Power into one big comic book.
- Has redubbed the original Sailor Moon anime which in the 1990s, was known today as being one of the worst dubbed anime.
- On most of their Blu-ray releases, they lock subtitles onto place when the audio setting is changed to Japanese. This is intended to prevent Japanese fans from importing their releases (Japan and North America have Region A-coded Blu-rays, and American sets are cheaper than Japanese sets), but is a huge and complete disservice to people who understand Japanese without the need of subtitles. Even Funimation and Sentai Filmworks are guilty of the same practice.