Partners and Sponsors

Our relationship with these amazing people and companies makes the convention better!

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Art for Oakland Kids

Arts for Oakland Kids is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission “To enhance the lives of Oakland students by funding arts education in our most under-served schools.”

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VIZ Media

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation.

The company offers an integrated product line including the popular digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

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NIS America

NIS America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. of Japan, which established its North American operations on December 24, 2003. Based in Santa Ana, California, NIS America, Inc. handles operations including localization, marketing, and publishing of Nippon Ichi titles.

Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. was founded in 1994 in Gifu, Japan, as an entertainment company. Since then Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. has grown into an international company focused on creating innovative video game products.

NIS America, Inc. is committed to marketing the most innovative and creative titles in the industry. We at NIS America, Inc. will continue to work hard to bring exciting new titles to satisfy both our fans and new users.

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Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media.

Crunchyroll has over 25,000 videos and 12,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com and Crunchyroll-powered platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, TV set-top boxes, Playstation®3, Xbox LIVE, and other devices.

With offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, Crunchyroll is funded by leading media firm TCG, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

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Funimation

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. We manage a full spectrum of rights for most of our brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.