VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES THE ICONIC POP CULTURE BRAND NARUTO AT LICENSING EXPO 2019

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San Francisco, CA, May 30, 2019 – VIZ Media brings the celebrated NARUTO brand to Las Vegas and Licensing Expo 2019.  The beloved ninja actionfranchise made its debut in 1999 in a manga created by Masashi Kishimoto, revolutionized manga and anime, and continues to captivate millions of fans internationally. NARUTO marks its 20th anniversary in 2020, and VIZ Media kicks off celebrations starting this fall with programs across all categories launching through 2020.

The NARUTO brand family includes the original manga series (published by VIZ), together with the NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime series and feature films, as well as the latest manga & anime sequel, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. VIZ Media is the master licensor for all NARUTO brands in North America, Latin America and West Indies, encompassing digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and consumer product/merchandising rights for the anime and feature films.

Officially licensed partnerships for the NARUTO franchise include:
Bandai America: 6.5 inch articulated action figuresBandai Namco Entertainment America: video game
Bioworld: apparel and accessories
Fanwraps: decals and stickers
Funko: collections of “POP!” and “Vinyl” figures
Good Smile Company: a collection of "Nendoroid" figures
Great Eastern: novelty accessories
Kura Sushi: Restaurant chain activation 
Just Funky: drinkware and accessories
Loyal Subjects: a collection of “Action Vinyls”
McFarlane Toys: ultra-articulation action figures
Party City: Halloween costumes
Pyramid: posters and stationaries
Ripple Junction: apparel and accessories
Spirit Halloween: Halloween costumes
Sprayground: backpacks 
Toynami: collection of statues
Trends International: posters
Traly: collection of enamel pins for Target
Uniqlo: apparel

Latin American partnerships for NARUTO include: 
DeAgostini: partwork collections
Heredia Clothing, S.A. De CV: apparel
Rosstamp Confeccao e Estamparia Ltda AKA Piticas: apparel
Festcolor Artigos De Festas Ltda: party goods, stickers

VIZ Media will be exhibiting at the Licensing Expo at booth R202; come visit and learn more about this epic franchise.