VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL EXPANSION OF DIGITAL MANGA LIBRARY AVAILABLE THROUGH OVERDRIVE
99 Newly Added VIZ Media Manga Series Available For Digital Lending At Participating North American Public and School Libraries
San Francisco, CA, May 11, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing announces a substantial expansion of its catalog of published manga titles available digitally through OverDrive. An impressive update of 99 new series were made available this month to participating public and school libraries across the United States and Canada that utilize OverDrive.
OverDrive is a leading digital reading platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to 36,000 libraries and schools worldwide, including 90 percent of all public libraries in the U.S.
The latest additions, which augment over 100 other VIZ Media series already available on OverDrive, span an impressive range of action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, drama and romancetitles by some of manga’s most popular and revered creators. Notable just-added series include 7thGARDEN, BLACK CLOVER, HAIKYU!!, KUROKO’S BASKETBALL, LUCKY☆STAR, PLATINUM END, YU-GI-OH! and many more. A series of original novels that explore deeper into NARUTO and TOKYO GHOUL are also now available to readers.
“The addition of so many new titles on OverDrive will give readers an industry leading selection of outstanding digital content,” says Kevin Hamric, Senior Director, Publishing Sales & Marketing, VIZ Media. “We invite OverDrive readers to explore the VIZ Media library and to enjoy some of the greatest series the category has to offer.”
For more information on VIZ Media manga titles, please visit VIZ.com.
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.