VIZ Media has become the North American master licensee for the anime series “K.”
VIZ will oversee the licensing and development of a range of new products and collectibles based on the property, as well as manage the domestic home video, television rights and online rights and distribution.
“K” was developed and produced by the Japanese studio GoHands and first debuts on the VIZAnime online streaming service in October 2012, the same day it launched on Japanese TV.
“K” is set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course and follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a supernatural war between seven kings.
“‘K’ has garnered a fast-growing and fervent North American fan base, and we are extremely excited to represent this property across all domestic categories,” says Daisuke Aoki, vice president, animation licensing, VIZ Media. “VIZ Media has an unsurpassed track record of successfully developing anime properties for the North American market, and we look forward to partnering with a variety of top manufacturers, agents and other businesses to make ‘K’ a most-loved series among fans.”