Woburn, MA, July 9, 2008: Boston America Corp. has announced the release of their new Naruto energy drink called Jutsu Power Energy Drink. The beverage began shipping to regional and national retailers on May 20, 2008. Jutsu Power Energy Drink can be found in retailers such as Hot Topic, Hastings Entertainment, Trans World Entertainment and Spencer Gifts. Each 8.4 oz can contains a Green Melon flavored energy drink.
VIZ Media announced in April 2008 that they granted the license for Energy Drinks for NARUTO to Boston America Corp. Boston America manufactures a line of licensed tinned candies, cosmetics and energy drinks that they distribute to the specialty market.
“Our product line has a tremendous appeal to the core Anime customer,” says Matt Kavet, President of Boston America Corp. “The strength of the NARUTO brand coupled with Boston America’s extensive distribution network creates an excellent synergy between these two companies.”
About Boston America
Headquartered in Woburn, MA Boston America Corp. manufactures a line of licensed energy drinks, tinned candies and cosmetics. Their distribution lies primarily in the specialty market and their product can be found at such ubiquitous retailers as Spencer Gifts, Hot Topic, and FYE records. Boston America also has a distribution network that reaches Mom and Pop toy, comic, gaming, candy and gift stores throughout the US and Canada.
About VIZ Media, LLC
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 magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.