Viz Media signs licensing partnership for ‘Naruto’ and ‘One-Punch’ extension

Animation series ‘Naruto’ and ‘One-Punch Man’ will expand with action figures and collectibles.


Viz Media has signed on a number of licensees to further extend the consumer products program for its animated series “Naruto Shippuden” and “One-Punch Man.”

New partners for “Naruto” include McFarlane Toys for action figures; Zag Toys for 2.5-inch collectible figures; and CTC Food International for instant ramen, Ramune soft drinks and do-it-yourself candies.

The new “Naruto” products are scheduled to be released next year.

Meanwhile, new licensees for “One-Punch Man” include Funko and ThreeZero.

Under the terms of the agreement, Funko will add the series to its Pop! Vinyl and Dorbz ranges as well as develop a blind box series and other accessories.

Finally, ThreeZero will create a 1/6-scale action figure of Saitama, the series’ main character, with Genos currently in development. The Saitama figure is now available in a standard and special edition variant.