In a groundbreaking move, Viz Media is set to launch a new manga platform in the United States, dedicated exclusively to original one-shot stories. This innovative platform is not only a significant addition to the manga industry but also a vibrant space where creativity, originality, and innovation are celebrated and brought to the forefront.
Empowering U.S. Creators with a Specialized One-Shot Platform
Viz Media’s new platform is designed to publish selected one-shot stories crafted by U.S. creators, offering them not just a space to showcase their work but also professional guidance to hone their skills and narratives. Hisashi Sasaki, the former editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, will play a pivotal role in overseeing and guiding creators whose submissions gain selection. This initiative is not merely a publication opportunity but a nurturing ground for talent, ensuring that creators receive the support and guidance they need to flourish in the manga industry.
A Community-Centric Approach to Manga Creation and Enjoyment
This platform is not just a space for creators but also a dynamic community where readers and artists can interact, share, and evolve together. Viz Media is ensuring that it becomes an interactive space where feedback is valued, stories are shared widely, and creators get a chance to interact with their audience. This community-centric approach ensures that the stories are not just read but also lived, experienced, and celebrated by a community that shares a common passion for manga.
Writing a New Chapter in the Manga Industry
Viz Media is not just launching a platform; it is pioneering a new chapter in the manga industry, one where original one-shot stories find a home and a community. It is a movement that seeks to redefine, reshape, and revolutionize the manga industry, ensuring that it continues to captivate, inspire, and engage in its truest form, both now and in the future.
Follow this link to submit your one-shot on Viz right now: Viz Originals