Viz Anime Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
VIZ Media LLC. is an American manga publisher, anime distributor and entertainment company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC.. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is owned by Japanese publishing conglomerate Hitotsubashi Group, which includes Shueisha, Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions. As of 2017, Viz Media is the largest publisher of graphic novels and comic books in the United States, with a 23% share of the market.
A former editor mentioned, "VIZ has a poor track record with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. There are very few Black and Latinx employees at the company, and the company culture caters to its middle-aged/older employees, which leaves younger employees feeling alienated. The executive leadership team is not diverse, nor are they well-versed in leading a modern company. Growth opportunities are few and far between, and the office culture can occasionally fall prey to cliques and favoritism. It is very easy to professionally stagnate at VIZ and many talented employees end up leaving simply because they are not given the opportunity to advance and grow."