VIZ Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, is a manga, anime, and Japanese entertainment company. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is jointly owned by Japanese publishers Shueisha, Shogakukan, and Shogakukan's licensing division Shogakukan Productions. In 2013, Viz announced to launch its manga in India. Viz will publish its manga in India with some Indian publisher whose name has not been revealed. Viz will release its first manga in India by January of 2014.