PRESS RELEASE: VIZ MEDIA EXPANDS OVERDRIVE OFFERINGS WITH OVER 48 NEW DIGITAL MANGA TITLES

 DRAGON BALL © 1984 by BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA Inc.   /    ONE-PUNCH MAN © 2012 by ONE, Yusuke Murata/SHUEISHA Inc.


Scores Of New VIZ Media Manga Available In 2017 For Digital Lending At Participating Public and School Libraries

 San Francisco, CA, January 17, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its relationship with the digital reading platform, OverDrive.

An impressive collection of newly added digital manga titles by some of the genre’s most popular and renowned creators are now available at participating public and school libraries in the United States and Canada on the platform.

OverDrive is a leading digital reading platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video and periodicals to 36,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide, including 90 percent of all public libraries in the U.S.

New VIZ Media / OverDrive series debuts for January 2017 include a genre-spanning collection of more than 48 titles, comprising over 650 volumes. New January additions will enhance the roster of currently available fan-favorites such as BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, HUNTER X HUNTER and ONE PIECE.

New VIZ Media /Overdrive manga series include:

  • BLUE EXORCIST
  • DRAGON BALL
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN
  • TOKYO GHOUL
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – PARTS 1, 2 & 3
  • RUROUNI KENSHIN
  • MY LOVE STORY!!
  • YU-GI-OH!

And scores more!

A comprehensive list of all VIZ Media manga titles now available on OverDrive may be viewed at: OverDrive.com/publishers/VIZMedia; additional manga titles will continue to be added throughout 2017.

“OverDrive is enjoyed by an extremely diverse demographic of readers of all ages and interests. VIZ Media’s manga selection offers each of them unique characters and compelling storylines with an industry-leading catalog for graphic novels. We look forward to continuing to work closely with OverDrive to cultivate and deliver some of the best manga content available,” says Kevin Hamric, Senior Director, Publishing Sales & Marketing, VIZ Media.

For more information on VIZ Media manga titles, please visit VIZ.com.

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