Date: APRIL 21, 2010
THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED
THE “PROPERTY”: VAMPIRE KNIGHT
VAMPIRE KNIGHT is based on the best-selling gothic-romance manga series created by Matsuri Hino. Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!
THE “PLAYERS”: Licensor:
VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.
Licensor Contact Information:
Press: Evelyn Dubocq, Public Relations, VIZ Media, Evelyn.email@example.com
Licensing: Tracy Hanchett, Tracy.Hanchett@viz.com
RABBIT TANAKA Corporation USA - Entertainment Lighting™-Home Décor
Headquartered in Forth Worth, Texas with Asian ownership; Rabbit Tanaka is a unique company specializing in licensed Home Décor. For over 12 years over 40 licensed international brands and entertainment properties have been featured in the designs of lighting, wall décor, and tabletop as well as specialty gift novel merchandise.
Asian ownership creates a competitive advantage, which has enabled quick development times while maintaining a high quality focus. With experienced management groups located in the United States and Hong Kong; long term retail relationships have been built throughout North America, Asia and Europe.
Licensee Contact Information:
Vincent Farrand, Rabbit Tanaka Corp. USA, Rabtanaka@AOL.COM
The following products have been licensed:
The following territory/territories include:
The following category/categories pertain to the license that has been recently granted:
CLOCKS, LAMPS, PUZZLE CUBES, WALL DÉCOR (CANVAS, 3D, LENTICULAR, MIRROR)
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