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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:57
VIZ Media Europe, leader in Japanese Entertainment in Europe, partners up with TF1 Group to broadcast two major Anime shows: Captain Tsubasa and My Hero Academia.

Captain Tsubasa, the most popular football animated TV series in the world will return in early 2019 with a new version and the ambition to rally the original and recruit a new generation of kids.

TF1, the historical Captain Tsubasa French broadcaster during 80/90’s in France with its mythical program “Le Club Dorothée”, will air the series reboot from beginning of next year. With a double broadcasting strategy by targeting a diversified audience, the show will appear on the kids program TFOU (on TF1) and the channel TFX.

 My Hero Academia, the new superhero phenomenon from Japan will also be broadcasted at the end of this year on TFX. This promising license, welcomed as the new Naruto, has already reached some record figures. The manga, published by Ki-oon, has already sold more than 1,5 million copies in France. A video game based on My Hero Academia universe will be released on next October 26th. Launched by Bandai Namco Entertainment, “My Hero: One’s Justice” will be available on many platforms (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC Digital via STEAM).

"20 years after the end of the Club Dorothée, we are glad to bring back Anime on TF1 Group channels. Captain Tsubasa and My Hero Academia are long awaited series, we are convinced they will reach a large audience thanks to this partnership.” affirms Aâdil Tayouga, Executive Manager at VIZ Media Europe.

"We are thrilled about the acquisition of these series, to bring back Captain Tsubasa which has left its mark on an entire generation under the name Olive et Tom on our channels, and to welcome My Hero Academia for the great satisfaction of our public.” adds Xavier Gandon, TF1 Director TV broadcasting and digital







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Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:19
VIZ Media Europe, the European leader in managing rights for Japanese animated series, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the second season of the most expected anime this year: My Hero Academia.

VIZ Media Europe has acquired the distribution rights (Simulcast, TV, VoD, DVD, Blu-ray and merchandising) for the second season of My Hero Academia, in Europe (except United Kingdom and Nordic Countries), Middle-East and Africa. Adapted from the eponymous manga series that was created by Kohei Horikoshi and published in France by Ki-oon, My Hero Academia takes place in a society where 80 % of the population possesses super-powers (also known as ‘‘Alter’’). Izuku Midoriya, a student in the Oridera secondary school, has none. His powers have not emerged... and will probably never do. Next year, he will have to go to high-school, and even without an alter, he has decided on joining the esteemed Yuei academy where all the strongest superheroes have been trained...

This second season of My Hero Academia will start to air in Japan on Nippon TV and Yomiuri TV, every Saturday at 5:30pm (local time) starting on April 1st, and will lead to a simulcast in several countries in Europe. For France and Germany, Anime Digital Network and Anime on Demand will respectively broadcast this exciting sequel.

Some figures...
My Hero Academia is currently one of the most expected animated series on the market. Prepublished since July 2014 in the biggest shonen magazine in Japan,
(Weekly Shonen Jump, Shueisha), it has never stopped growing. The franchise is expanding globally with strong sales performances. In France, the first seven volumes of the manga have sold more than 280,000 copies in a few months (source: GFK), while the first anime season has generated more than 4 million views on French streaming platform Anime Digital Network.
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