VIZ COMMUNICATIONS (Japan)
 Name and vital stats
  VIZ COMMUNICATIONS [Japan]
 Note
  1987-88 Published through ECLIPSE; also see DARK HORSE> 87 88
  1988 Began distribution independently in U.S.> 88
  Aka VIZ COMICS
  Subsidary of Shogakokan
 Personnel
  CHIN, OLIVER, Director of Sales and Marketing -1997-> 95 96 97 98 99
  HORIBUCHI, SEIJI, Executive Editor 1986+> 86 87 88 89
  OGA, MASAHIRO, Publisher 1986+> 86 87 88 89
 Title published
  2001 NIGHTS #1-10 1990-91> 90 91
  2001 NIGHTS nn, nn 1990/91 TPB> 90 91
  ADOLF (various sub-titles) 5 books 1996-97 TPB reprint> 96 97
  ANIMERICA (7 series; various lengths) 1996-99> 96 97 98 99
  AREA 88 #1-41 1987-89 [though ECLIPSE #1-36 '87-88]> 87 88 89
  ASHEN VICTOR #1-4] 1998> 98
  ASHEN VICTOR nn 1999 TPB> 99
  BANANA FISH GRAPHIC NOVEL #1-2- 1998-99> 98 99
  BAOH #1-8 1989-90> 89 90
  BAOH nn, nn 1989/90 TPB> 89 90
  BATTLE ANGEL ALITA (8 releases) 1994-98 TPB manga> 94 95 96 97 98
  BATTLE ANGEL ALITA (8 series of varying length) 1991-98> 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
  BATTLE OF THE ULTRA-BROTHERS (5 known series of varying lengths) 1990s reprint
  BIO-BOOSTER ARMOR GUYVER (3 known releases) 1990s TPB manga reprint> 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
  BIO-BOOSTER ARMOR GUYVER (6 series; various lengths) 1993-97> 93 94 95 96 97
  BLACK AND WHITE #1-4- of 5 1999> 99
  BLACK AND WHITE nn 1999 TPB> 99
  BLACK JACK TPB [various sub-titles] #1-2 1998/99> 98 99
  COBRA #1-12 1990-91> 90 91
  CRYING FREEMAN (5 series; various lengths) 1989-93> 89 90 91 92 93
  DANCE TILL TOMORROW #1-2 1998/99 TPB> 98 99
  DIRTY PAIR #1-4 1994 [Imprint: SUNRISE] manga [see ECLIPSE and DARK HORSE]> 94
  DRAGON BALL Z #1-3 1998 manga> 98
  DRAGON BALL Z / DRAGONBALL #1] 1997 manga> 97
  DRAGONBALL #1-12] 1998-99> 98 99
  DRAGONBALL PART 2 #1-9- of 15 1999> 99
  DRAGONBALL Z PART 1 #1-9] 1999> 99
  DRAGONBALL Z PART 2 #1-12- of 14 1999> 99
  EAT-MAN #1-6]; #1-5] 1997-98> 97 98
  EAT-MAN 1 known collection 1998 TPB reprint> 98
  FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (1st series) #1-5 1995> 95
  FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (2nd series) #1-7 1996> 96
  FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (3rd series) #1-7 1997> 97
  FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (4th series) #1-8 1989> 89
  FIST OF THE NORTH STAR nn, nn, nn 1995/97/98 TPB> 95 97 98
  FOUR SHOJO STORIES #1] 1996 TPB> 96
  FUSHIGI YUGI #1 1999 TPB> 99
  GALAXY EXPRESS 999 #2 1999 TPB> 99
  GENOCYBER #1-5 1993> 93
  GREY #1-9 1988-89> 88 89
  GREY PERFECT COLLECTION 2 known collections 1997 TPB reprint> 97
  GUNHED 1990-91> 90 91
  GUYVER 4 known collections 1997 TPB reprint> 97
  HEARTBROKEN ANGELS GRAPHIC NOVEL nn 1990s&&
  HOROBI #1-8; #1-7 1990-91> 90 91
  INU YASHA 5 known collections 1998-99 TPB manga> 98 99
  INU YASHA: A FEUDAL FAIRY TALE (4 series) #1-15]; #1-9]; #1-7; #1- of 7 1997-99 manga> 97 98 99
  JUSTY #1-9 1988-89> 88 89
  KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE 1992> 92
  LAPUTA, THE CASTLE IN THE SKY 1992> 92
  LAUGHING TARGET 1990s&&
  LEGEND OF KAMUI, THE #1-37] 1987-90 [through ECLIPSE in '87-88] manga> 87 88 89 90
  LEGEND OF KAMUI, THE nn, nn 1990/90 TPB [through ECLIPSE in '87-88] manga> 90
  LET'S FIND POKEMON nn 1999 TPB> 99
  LOVE SONG #1] 1998 TPB> 98
  LUM: URUSEI YATSURA #1-8 1989 manga> 89
  LYCANTHROPE LEO #1-2 1994 manga> 94
  MACROSS #1- 1992> 92
  MACROSS Book 2 #1-5 1992> 92
  MACROSS Book 2: THE MICRON CONSPIRACY #1-4 1994-95> 94 95
  MAI THE PSYCHIC GIRL #1-28 1987-89 [through ECLIPSE in '87-88]> 87 88 89
  MAI THE PSYCHIC GIRL #1-3 c1995 TPB reprint> 95
  MAI THE PSYCHIC GIRL #1-4 1989 TPB reprint> 89
  MAISON IKKOKU (12 known collections) 1998-99 TPB manga reprint> 98 99
  MAISON IKKOKU (9 series of varying length) 1993-99 manga reprint> 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
  MANGA VIZION (4 series of various length) 1995-98> 95 96 97 98
  MERMAID FOREST #1-4 1993 manga> 93
  MERMAID'S DREAM #1-3 1995 manga> 95
  MERMAID'S GAZE #1-4 1995 manga> 95
  MERMAID'S GAZE nn 1997 TPB manga> 97
  MERMAID'S MASK #1-3 manga
  MERMAID'S PROMISE #1-4 manga
  MERMAID'S SCAR #1-4 1994 manga> 94
  METAL GUARDIAN FAUST (1 known collection) 1998 TPB> 98
  METAL GUARDIAN FAUST (2 series of varying length) c1997> 97
  MIDNIGHT EYE #1-6 1991> 91
  MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR #1-12; #1-6] 1997-98 manga> 97 98
  MOBILE POLICE PATLABOR (1 known collection) 1998 TPB reprint manga> 98
  MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0079 PART 1 #1-8] 1999 manga> 99
  MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0079 PART 2 #1- of 5 1999 manga> 99
  MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00830 #1-7- 1994 manga> 94
  MULLKON EMPIRE 1995> 95
  NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF WIND (1st series) #1-7 1988-89> 88 89
  NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF WIND (2nd series) #1-4 1989-90 TPB reprint> 89 90
  NAUSICAA PERFECT COLLECTION #1-4 1997 TPB reprint> 97
  NAUSICAA PERFECT nn 1997 TPB reprint> 97
  NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (4 known releases) 1997-99 TPB> 97 98 99
  NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (4 series) 4 series of varying length 1997-99> 97 98 99
  NIGHT WARRIORS: DARKSTALKERS' REVENGE #1-6] 1998-99> 98 99
  NIGHT WARRIORS: DARKSTALKERS' REVENGE nn 1999 TPB> 99
  NO NEED FOR TENCHI! (6 known releases) TPB
  NO NEED FOR TENCHI! (8 series) #1-7; #1-7; #1-6; #1-6; #1-5; #1-5; #1-6; #1- 1996-99> 96 97 98 99
  OGRE SLAYER: LOVE'S BITTER FRUIT #1-2 1998 TPB> 98
  ONE-POUND GOSPEL 3 known collections 1997-98 TPB> 97 98
  ONE-POUND GOSPEL ROUND TWO #1-8] 1997> 97
  PINEAPPLE ARMY #1-10- 1988-90> 88 89 90
  PIXY JUNKET #1-2 1993> 93
  POKEMON (1st series) #1-4] 1999> 99
  POKEMON (2nd series) #1-4] 1999> 99
  POKEMON (3rd series) #1-4 1999> 99
  POKEMON ADVENTURES #1-3- of 5 1999 TPB> 99
  PROFESSIONAL: GOLGO 13 #1-3 1991> 91
  PROMISE #1] 1994 manga> 94
  PULP (1st series) #1] 1997 TPB> 97
  PULP (2nd series) #1-12 1998 TPB> 98
  PULP (3rd series) #1-11 1999 TPB> 99
  RANMA 1/2 (14 known releases) 1996-99 TPB manga reprint> 96 97 98 99
  RANMA 1/2 (7 series) #1-7]; #1-11]; #1-13]; #1-11]; #1-12]; #1-14]; #1-14] 1992-99 manga reprint> 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
  RETURN OF LUM (7 series of varying length) 1995-c98 TPB manga> 95 96 97 98
  RIOT ACT (2 known releases) 1997> 97
  RIOT nn 1997 TPB> 97
  RUMIC THEATRE (2 known releases) 1998 TPB reprint> 98
  RUMIC WORLD #1-2 1989-90> 89 90
  RUMIC WORLD TRILOGY #1-3 1996-97 TPB> 96 97
  SABRE TIGER 1991> 91
  SAMURAI CRUSADER (2 known releases) 1997 TPB> 97
  SANCTUARY (5 known releases) 1993-97 TPB> 93 94 95 96 97
  SANCTUARY (5 series) #1-9; #1-9; #1-8; #1-7; #1-13 1992-97> 92 93 94 95 96 97
  SHION: BLADE OF MINSTREL 1990> 90
  SILENT MOEBIUS (3 known releases) 1999 TPB> 99
  SILENT MOEBIUS (4 series) #1-6; #1-5; #1-5; #1-5 1991-c99> 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
  SILENT MOEBIUS: INTO THE LABYRINTH #1-6] 1999> 99
  SILENT MOEBIUS: KARMA #1- of 7 1999> 99
  STEAM DETECTIVES GRAPHIC NOVEL #1-2 1998-99> 98 99
  STRAIN #1-2 1998/99 TPB> 98 99
  STREET FIGHTER Book 2 : THE ANIMATED MOVIE #1-5- c1994> 94
  STRIKER (1st series) #1-4 1992 manga> 92
  STRIKER (2nd series) #1-4 1995 manga> 95
  STRIKER 2 known releases 1998/99 TPB manga reprint> 98 99
  THEN THEY WERE ELEVEN #1-3 1995> 95
  ULTRAMAN CLASSIC #1- c1994 manga> 94
  VENGER ROBO #1-7 1993> 93
  VIDEO GIRL AI #1 1999 TPB> 99
  VOYEUR nn 1999 TPB> 99
  X / 1999 2 series, various lengths 1995-97> 95 96 97
  X / 1999 5 known issues 1997-99 TPB reprint> 97 98 99
  XENON #1-23- 1987-88- reprint [through ECLIPSE #1-23 '87-88]> 87 88 89 90