Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, DBZ Authors Celebrate 30 Years of Viz

Viz Media – the Japanese-American manga, anime, and entertainment company – has reached its 30-year anniversary! It was founded back in July 1986 by a businessman named Seiji Horibuchi. The American company is currently owned by Japanese publishers Shueisha and Shogakukan, which are the homes to popular manga including Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z (DBZ)!

To celebrate this occasion, the creators of iconic franchises sent signed drawings to the company. Twitter user Robert was able to take pictures of the drawings, take a look at them below!

Naruto Uzumaki, Drawn by Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto Uzumaki, Drawn by Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto

Son Goku, Drawn by Dragon Ball Z Creator Akira Toriyama
Son Goku, Drawn by Dragon Ball Z Creator Akira Toriyama

Monkey D. Luffy, Drawn by One Piece Creator Eiichiro Oda
Monkey D. Luffy, Drawn by One Piece Creator Eiichiro Oda

Ichigo Kurosaki, Drawn by Bleach Creator Kubo Tite. Tite-sensei has uniquely written Viz at the top with the number “30” (三十) in Japanese.

Edward Elric, Drawn by Full Metal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa
Edward Elric, Drawn by Full Metal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa

Saitama and Genos, Drawn by One-Punch Man Creator One and Remake Illustrator Yusuke Murata. Also shown Shiro from Deadman Wonderland, Drawn by Writer Jinsei Kataoka and Illustrator Kazuma Kondou

  • Corey

    Kubo… his art is amazing. Miss Bleach already.

    Every time i see DMW i always get reminded on how much i want the anime. Read the manga and it ended so well.

  • TMose

    Forgive me if this is a stupid question but what did they do to him? I only saw around 140 episodes of Bleach and haven’t read the manga so I haven’t kept up with it.

  • TMose

    NICE!
    I’ll also do my best to get my children into anime (if I ever have any). I hope they’ll like it as much as me but I won’t force them to watch it if they don’t.