Paladone is delighted to announce that they have signed with VIZ Media, a leading anime and manga publishing company for the anime rights to hit titles; Naruto Shippuden, Hunter X Hunter and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. This agreement includes a range of lifestyle items including: Home Décor, Lighting, Tech Accessories, Games and Puzzles. VIZ Media is the latest addition to Paladone’s expanding roster of leading anime licensees.
“This an exciting opportunity for Paladone, given the rise in popularity of Anime and Manga in the USA.” says Yann Le Bouedec – Commercial Director at Paladone.
“Paladone has a well-earned reputation as a company that makes some of the coolest and most innovative products for true brand fans. We are excited to work with Paladone and extend our brands into lifestyle categories that will let fans express their fandom in new ways” says Laura Takaragawa, Vice President of VIZ Media Consumer Products.
Products will be available Summer 2023 and will be sold across all channels of retail in the US and Canada.
Rooted in Brighton, UK since 1994, Paladone has grown into one of the top consumer products suppliers in the world, selling to thousands of different retailers both big and small across 80 countries worldwide.
We take the brands and trends that consumers are engaging with and bring them to life through product. Our products let consumers express themselves and interact with the brands and trends they love.
We sell tens of millions of products every year; they are fun, well designed and always good quality. We design products that spark imaginations. Products that you, your friends and your family will want in your lives. Products that mean something to you and encapsulate your personality. And we do all this using the most environmentally sustainable business practices possible to limit our impact on the environment.
ABOUT VIZ MEDIA
VIZ Media is a premier manga publisher, anime distributor, and entertainment company in America. VIZ is at the forefront of America’s Japanese pop-culture phenomenon, which today dominates multiple industries from publishing and animation to film and gaming.
VIZ Media Consumer Products is a leading licensing anime company, developing innovative consumer wares, coupled with a portfolio that includes worldwide hits such as Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Inuyasha and more. VIZ Media is known for shaping licensing programs that create culture and make brands industry pacesetters.