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January 25, 2005

Viz and ShoPro, Sittin’ in a Tree…

VIZ, LLC and ShoPro Entertainment Inc. announced early today they're merging into a new company, as yet to be named. The two companies have worked together before on a few, select properties, and this looks like a marriage of Viz's formidable English-language manga delivery system to ShoPro Entertainment's ability to maximize properties through all related areas.

I'm not sure if this will have any direct impact on manga except perhaps to allow a more thorough exploitation of more properties that may lead more customers to manga. I would also guess that this is a vote of confidence in manga's continuing role in bringing Japanese content to worldwide audiences.
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