YMMV / VIZ Media

  • Canada Does Not Exist: At least with regard to streaming anime, anyway. Viz Media is the only major anime distributor in North America that does not provide any on-demand streams of its anime offerings to Canada, due to their service being run exclusively on Hulu, a US-only website. Viz has not attempted a Canadian work-around, leaving Canadians to just Keep Circulating the Tapes of Viz's titles for months, and probably years, to come.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome
    • Securing the distribution rights to the anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 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 Toonami on [adult swim], as Warner Bros. had no interest of airing the show on television.
    • Getting the rights to the Sailor Moon franchise including Sailor Moon Crystal 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.
  • Never Live It Down: 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 Monster), and concentrating on distributing Bleach, Naruto and little else. Granted, they can finish the releases of some shorter series on occasion (as was the case for Kekkaishi and the 90s Hunter Hunter TV series).
  • Win Back the Crowd: When they announced they acquired Sailor Moon, 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.
    • But not all fans rejoiced. See Canada Does Not Exist above.