Anime Changes Forever As VIZ Media Debuts Neon Alley Today

VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS NEON ALLEY

24-Hour Programmed Anime Channel Now Available Exclusively on PlayStation® 3 With Limited Time One Week Free Trial Offer

San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2012 – VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, anime and graphic novels in North America, announced the launch of Neon Alley, a 24-hour anime channel featuring the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut), exclusively on the PlayStation®Network and the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system.

“The Neon Alley premiere on PlayStation 3 is a landmark event for anime fans,” said Ken Sasaki, President and Chief Executive Officer for VIZ Media. “Neon Alley combines the appointment viewing and joy of discovery of traditional broadcast TV with the ease of subscribing to a dedicated anime channel. Fans will find all of their favorite series alongside the best of the best new series they didn’t even know they were missing!”

Starting today, the Neon Alley application can be downloaded from PlayStation Network for the PS3 system. The subscription-based service will be available for a low $6.99 per month. For a limited time only, starting today, a one-week free trial will be available for fans who sign up at NeonAlley.com.

Neon Alley’s schedule includes a mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, uncut and dubbed into English, and presented in HD (when available). At launch, Neon Alley will premiere weekly exclusive episodes of Blue Exorcist, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan and Tiger & Bunny. Fans can catch their favorite blockbuster anime from the beginning, including Death Note, Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Vampire Knights and more. The critically acclaimed Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg Of The Kingwill also debut in October. Future premieres include Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-Ne and Zetman. Viewers can easily find out what’s showing on Neon Alley with an electronic program guide showing the schedule for the week ahead.