Viz Media Aquire European Rights For Bakuman Anime

March 27, 2012

As the title says, Viz Media have aquired the European rights to the Anime series of Bakuman. This was revealed in a statement released by the company itself:

VIZ MEDIA EUROPE is pleased to announce the acquisition of  TV, VOD, DVD, Blu-ray and merchandising rights for the “Bakuman” licence for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

From the creators of Death Note, Bakuman is the latest hit TV series to be based on a top-selling manga title by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba, with millions copies sold in Japan and published in France by Kana, Viz Media in the UK, Panini Comics in Italy, Norma Editorial in Spain and TokyoPop in Germany. Directed by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover) and Noriaki Akitaya (Code Geass), Bakuman TV series is broadcast on the NHK channel in Japan.

With Bakuman, Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba radically changes the subject and theme from his work on the captivating thriller of Death Note in order to suck us into the backstage world of manga creation. The series is a realistic, funny and surprisingly immersive look into the dream industry of many teenagers today. The authors pays close attention to developing the main characters of this TV series – two passionate teenagers who will never stop dreaming about publishing their first manga.”

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