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VIZ Media Celebrates "Naruto" at Licensing Expo 2019

By The Editor
June 3, 2019 - 12:25

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20th Anniversary Celebrations Start Fall 2019

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media brings the celebrated NARUTO brand to Las Vegas and Licensing Expo 2019.  The beloved ninja action franchise 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 figures

Bandai 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.

In the NARUTO manga and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits.

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS is the action-packed continuations of the famed NARUTO manga and anime series and focuses on the adventures of the son of the celebrated ninja. As the new story opens, the life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!

Additional information on NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN is available at More details on BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS is available at

About Licensing Expo
Licensing Expo is the world’s largest and most influential annual licensing industry event and takes place June 4th – 6th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Details on the event are available at: VIZ Media will be located in Booth # R202.

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