VIZ Media's upcoming release schedule remains unchanged, despite Diamond Comic Distributors' decision to suspend release of all new material in the month of April. This includes over 30 graphic novels, including the 93rd volume of the high-selling One Piece series.
"VIZ Media manga and books are still being shipped by our distributor, Simon & Schuster, but also by book distributors like Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follett, and Bookazine," VIZ's Director of Publicity, Public Relations Chantelle Sturt told Newsarama.
As of February 2020, VIZ Media is the seventh-largest publisher in Diamond's distribution channel - releasing 40 graphic novels in that month.
Although Diamond is North American comic book retailers' primary distributor, they are open to order VIZ's titles through these other distributors.