VIZ Media had a successful Anime Expo this year with their industry panel announcing their upcoming slate, panels for ZOM 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime and BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2, and signings with BLEACH’s Masakazu Morita and ZOM 100’s Kotaro Takata! Check out in detail what happened this weekend below!

PREMIERE: ZOM 100: Bucket List of the Dead World Premiere – Saturday July 1st, 2023
Special guest Kotaro Takata joined us for a deep dive on the gory, gruesome details of drawing Zom 100. Fans were treated to a sneak peek of Episode 1, and a couple lucky fans scored some sweet freebies. Plus, ZOM 100: Bucket List of the Dead voice actors Zeno Robinson, Abby Trott, and Laura Post joined us on stage to chat about funny moments in the recording booth.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, based on the manga by creators Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata will stream on Hulu and Netflix in the U.S.

In the U.S, the series will simulcast on Hulu and Netflix premiering 2:00AM PDT, July 9th, 2023, with sunrise details for other streaming platforms to come. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is a VIZ Media co-production alongside Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Japan, with VIZ Media representing the anime in the North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand territories.


PANEL: VIZ Media Industry Panel – Sunday July 2nd, 2023
Special guests Kotaro Takata (ZOM 100, artist) and Masakazu Morita (Bleach voice actor, Ichigo) joined the panel all the way from Japan. In addition, we discussed what’s coming up from your favorite series: Chainsaw Man, Spy x Family, My Hero Academia, and more!

What’s New:

  • Shonen Jump streaming service – Start reading today! Free Chapters!
    • The latest chapters of many Shonen Jump series are released on the same day as Japan and available to everyone for free at Shonen Jump! The newest 3 chapters of ongoing series will also be available for free, with many new series to come!
    • In addition, Shonen Jump members can unlock up to 100 chapters every day from the Shonen Jump digital vault of 15,000+ manga chapters! Catch up and read every chapter of hits like One Piece, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Chainsaw Man, Dragon Ball Super, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Reread favorites like Naruto, Bleach, and Death Note, or discover hot new series like Kaiju No. 8, Spy x Family, and more!
  • Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc anime based off the popular sporting manga created by Yoichi Takahashi will launch October, 2023.
  • Naruto one-shot written by legendary Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto coming July 17
  • FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY! Naruto returns to the Hidden leaf for the first time on Blu-Ray. Naruto Shippuden Set 1 includes the first 27 episodes of the series on Blu-ray for the first time.
  • Trailer reveal of Soichi: Junji Ito Story Collection link HERE
  • Fall new releases coming: Akane-Banashi, The Art of Demon Slayer: Kimitsu No Yaiba The Anime, Heart Gear, Blade Moon Princess, BLEACH: The Official Anime Coloring Book, Naruto Shippuden: The Official Coloring Book, Jujutsu Kaisen: The Official Anime Guide, The Promised Neverland Complete Box Set, Chainsaw Man Box Set Vols 1 -11
  • VIZ Manga Service – The latest chapters of many bestselling series across many categories including horror, Shojo romance, LGBTQ+, slice-of-life, and more are released on the same day as Japan and available to everyone for free at VIZ Manga! The newest 3 chapters of ongoing series will also be available for free, with many new series to come!


PANEL: BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Panel – Monday July 3rd, 2023
Special guest Masakazu Morita, the Japanese voice of Ichigo Kurosaki joined us to discuss the end of a beloved franchise and what’s in store for Ichigo in Part 2. Fans were treated to a sneak peek of Episode 1 Part 2, and we had a few special announcements and giveaways for fans attending the event!

  • What’s New:
    • BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 NEW Key Visual
  • BLEACH Café to launch in partnership with Matte Black on July 8th. Photo
  • Opps, Menu Items, Exclusive Merch and more! Located at: 8500 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
  • BLEACH TYBW Part 1 now on digital! Available on iTunes, Google, Microsoft!
  • BLEACH 4-FILM Collection now available

BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 based on mangaka legend Tite Kubo’s manga will return to Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in select countries internationally on Saturday, July 8th, 2023.

Part 2 will premiere with episode one at 7:30 AM PDT on Hulu, with the simulcast in English and Latin American Spanish; and on Star+ and Disney+ with English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Italian subtitles. VIZ Media holds worldwide rights (excluding Asia). Part 1 of the series is currently streaming in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Balkans, Baltics, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.


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