* CrowningMomentOfAwesome
** Securing the distribution rights to the anime adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' from Warner Bros. Not only did this mean that fans would get a more substantial physical release (after Warner Bros. put out a barebones DVD), but it also potentially led to the anime netting a spot on Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim, as Warner Bros. had no interest of airing the show on television.
*** Similarly the announcement that they would be licensing the manga from the beginning in America. Not only would this be the first time that ''Phantom Blood'' and ''Battle Tendency'' but they would also be bringing over the Jojonium versions. Made even better that recently they announced the license for ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' and onward.
** Getting the rights to the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' franchise including ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' was no small feat, especially considering many other companies were interested in buying it. Few suspected Viz would be the one to secure it and give it a faithful re-dub.
** Announcing the license for the 2011 anime adaptation of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' which at the time was only available for streaming on Crunchyroll and Netflix with no licensor. Made even better when Viz announced that the show would air on Toonami.
** Their New York Comic Con 2015 panel had them announce the manga licenses for ''Manga/KurokosBasketball'', ''{{Manga/Haikyuu}}'', and ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' three series which have been popular for years but were not released in America.
* NeverLiveItDown: The company has earned the ire of fans (mainly towards their anime branch) in their later years, due to licensing series and suddenly stopping in the middle of their releases (most infamously with ''Manga/{{Monster}}''), and concentrating on distributing ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and little else. Granted, they ''can'' finish the releases of some shorter series on occasion (as was the case for ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' and the 90s ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' TV series).
* WinBackTheCrowd: For a long while Viz fell off the radar of most American anime fans due to some poorly received business decisions in the early 2010's and most of their anime work being with ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. They licensed a show every now and then but they didn't have the same extensive catalog as other companies. However the following helped put them back on the map...
** When they announced they acquired ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', and announced that it would be released with an all-new English dub, and it would be uncut and uncensored, a lot of fans rejoiced. In addition, they got the license to the never-released-in-America 5th season, ''Sailor Stars''.
** 2015 was a big year for Viz when it came to anime licenses. Not only did they begin giving ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' the treatment it deserves but also announced ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' and ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' as anime licenses, two of the biggest recent anime.

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