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2014-05-19 12:31:24

North America's Leading Anime Distributor Gains Digital, Streaming And Home Media Rights For Legendary Anime SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, is proud to announce the acquisition of the SAILOR MOON anime franchise. VIZ Media's North American rights cover digital streaming, EST (Electronic Sell Through) and all home media products in the U.S. and Canada. Tokyo-based Toei...

2011-05-02 20:32:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues the digital integration of its vast library of manga (graphic novel) properties with the latest announcement of the availability of the VIZ MANGA APP for the Apple iPhone(TM) and iPod Touch(TM) mobile devices. The expansion will be compatible with the VIZ MANGA APP on the iPad, and adds...

2009-09-10 14:59:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark agreement, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its animated series NARUTO Shippuden has been acquired by Disney-ABC Cable Networks Group for debut on Disney XD (www.DisneyXD.com) television channel beginning in October. Disney XD is a new basic cable channel and multi-platform brand that showcases a...

2009-04-26 13:32:26

A Japanese publisher says it will post Japanese manga comics online in English for U.S. residents in order to fight bootlegging. Shogakukan Inc. said by offering an authorized version of the Japanese language comics online, it hopes to limit the spread of illegal copies of its comic books in Europe and the United States, Japan Today said Sunday. The appearance of the comic copies online mere days after the published works are released in Japan has become a major problem for Japanese manga...

2008-09-23 15:00:22

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies has announced that Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality internet television service, will carry the original Uncut (Japanese version/English subtitled) episodes of the hit animated series NARUTO, DEATH NOTE and BLEACH (coming soon) in the United States. Episodes will be made available for free at www.joost.com with new installments being...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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