Viz Anime’s Website and iPad App.
Viz Anime is the official video streaming site for VIZ media the parent company of three major Anime and Manga sub-brands: Shonen Jump, Shojo Beat and Shonen Sunday. The three produce stunning Japanese style animations and compelling story lines and are extremely popular both in Japan and in the united states. Commissioned by West Side Labs, I was to design the website and their iPad app. Since it’s release the site had a spike in traffic and has been consistently being used by more than 300k users. VIZ Media is just getting started and have a lot more exiting things to come in the future, including more shows and genres to satisfy the growing anime community.
Comissioned by West Side Labs, situated here in Manhattan, my task was simple: create a video portal that does justice to the art work (which is colorfull, vibrant and at times choatic) while creating a user friendly experience that does not clutter the page. It was a tough task, because each sub-brand had it’s own guidelines as to how to use their artwork. But at the end, everyone was happy with the results.