Naruto, Coast to Coast

Viz Media announces a cross country tour for everyone's favorite orange-clad ninja. Tour stops include Baltimore, MD, Belleville, IL, and Pleasanton, CA. Viz Media is the number one publishing licensor of U.S. manga and anime properties.
Naruto has been at the top of the charts since its debut in September of 2005 on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. The manga in the Weekly Shonen Jump hasn't done half-bad, either on this side of the Pacific. Now fans across the country will have a chance to participate in the glory of Naruto fandom with Viz coast to coast Shonen Jump Naruto tour.

At each tour stop, fans can participate in Ninja Academy, try their hand at the Naruto trading card game, sample upcoming video games from NAMCO/BANDAI and Tomy/D3P, and watch clips of unaired episodes on a massive main screen. All that and more should add up to successful tour for the up-and-coming ninja of Konoha Village. Fans will also be treated to exclusive goodie bags, courtesy of Viz Media.

Naruto is the story of a boy from a hidden ninja village who is cursed with the Nine Tails Demon Fox sealed inside of his body at birth. Shunned by the villager and bereft of family, Naruto struggles to become the best ninja in the village and take up the post of Hokage (Village Leader).

Viz Media, located in San Francisco, California, is the top distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the western hemisphere. In a partnership with Japanese powerhouse publishers Shogakukan, Shueisha, and Shogakukan Productions, Viz Media has brought the Weekly Shonen Jump and the Shojo Beat magazines to the U.S. along with countless anime titles such as Full Metal Alchemist and Dragonball Z.

More information on the Shonen Jump Naruto tour (including tour dates and locations) is available at
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