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VIZ Media Announces Preorders for One-Punch Man Home Media Release

VIZ Media delights fans with news of preorders for the forthcoming home media release of One-Punch Man on April 25, 2017.

The first release of the popular anime series about an unlikely superhero with a knockout punch will debut as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, a Standard Edition Blu-ray and a Standard Edition DVD set. Each edition will feature Episodes 1-12 and will contain both English dubbed and original Japanese (with English subtitled) dialogue selections.

Preorders are available now from a variety of leading outlets and online retailers. Fans that order the One-Punch Man Limited Edition Combo Pack from RightStufAnime.com will receive a special gift with purchase – while supplies last.

The One-Punch Man Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $59.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN; the Standard Edition Blu-ray Set will carry an MSRP of $49.99 U.S. / $57.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD-only Set will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $52.99 CAN.

The One-Punch Man Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, four-disc collection (two DVDs and two Blu-ray discs), packaged in an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also includes six exclusive OVA anime shorts (only available on the Blu-ray Edition and the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) as well as six full-color collectible art cards and a premium full-color booklet featuring episode summaries, character profiles, interviews and more. Blu-ray episodes are presented in crisp 1080p HD video.

The One-Punch Man Standard Edition Blu-ray also features episodes in 1080p HD video and also contains the six exclusive OVA anime shorts.

The One-Punch Man Standard DVD Set features two discs with beautifully illustrated O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. Episodes are presented in 480p standard video format.

The One-Punch Man anime series centers on Saitama, a man who only became a hero for fun. However, after three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?

One-Punch Man has garnered a massive following with its dynamic mix of comedy, action and unique tale of an average-looking superhero with a not-so-average power,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Senior Manager of Animation Marketing. “We’re very excited to be releasing these amazing home media editions and invite fans of the manga, superhero comics, over-the-top action and everything in-between to get in on the One-Punch Man fun with the debut of this celebrated series.”

VIZ Media is the official North American distributor of the One-Punch Man anime and manga properties and holds the digital and print publishing rights as well as broadcast rights, digital streaming rights, home video rights and master merchandising rights to the series.

VIZ Media Expands Best-Selling Video Game Inspired Series With the Launch of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

VIZ Media announces the publication of the manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda’s most famous video game with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on March 14, 2017.

Set for an exclusive print release, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game series. The manga features story and artwork by creator Akira Himekawa, the team widely renowned for their previous Zelda manga adaptations. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 1 is rated “T” for Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Volumes will be released on a yearly basis.

Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

Zelda fans will love this latest release for one of the franchise’s most popular games,” says Michael Montesa, Editor. “The 13th video game in the Zelda saga, Nintendo’s Twilight Princess takes a notably darker, more mature tone than previous installments. This foreboding atmosphere is captured in this exciting new adaptation, which fans and players will want to add to their personal collections.”

The Legend of Zelda manga series was created by Akira Himekawa, which is the pen name of two women known simply as A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair created The Legend of Zelda manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series. To-date they have created ten manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of The Legend of Zelda, including Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords, and more.

VIZ Media to Release Hunter X Hunter Set 2 on Blu-ray and DVD

VIZ Media expands the home media library for the Hunter X Hunter anime series with the release of Hunter X Hunter Set 2 on February 28, 2017.

The latest edition of the action-driven series will be released as DVD and Blu-ray sets that each contain 13 episodes (Episodes 14 to 26). The Hunter X Hunter Set 2 Blu-ray will carry an MSRP of $29.98 U.S. / $34.99 CAN; the Hunter X Hunter Set 2 DVD edition will carry an MSRP of $24.98 U.S. / $29.99 CAN.

The two-disc Blu-ray set includes uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options along with series trailers and clean opening and ending segments. Special bonus content and premiums exclusive to the Blu-ray edition includes a digital art gallery and three full-color Hunter X Hunter postcards.

In the Fourth Phase of the Hunter Exam the participants must steal ID badges from each other—and anyone without enough badges at the end of one week fails. It will take trickery, unexpected alliances, and careful negotiations for Gon and his friends to succeed. In the Final Phase, the remaining Hunter candidates are matched up for one-on-one battles—but the only way to win this fight is to lose. After the exam, Gon discovers that Killua has gone back home, so he and his friends head to the Republic of Padokea to find him.

The Hunter X Hunter anime series reboots the popular Hunter X Hunter manga originally created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The anime adventure is broadcast in North America on Adult Swim’s Toonami and was produced by the famed animation studio, MADHOUSE. The fresh English voice cast includes the talented Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss, Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka, and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.

In the original Hunter X Hunter manga series rated “T+” for Older Teens), Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

VIZ Media Participates in Katsucon 2017

VIZ Media heads to Katsucon this coming weekend to participate in its first anime convention of 2017. VIZ Media will support the event with a pair of panel discussions and a very special Boruto: Naruto the Movie English dub world premiere.

Katsucon 2017 will take place February 17-19, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located in the D.C. metro area in National Harbor, Maryland. The annual convention for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), an educational organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere. Additional information is available at: Katsucon.org.

VIZ Media’s Katsucon 2017 Panels & Special Events Include:

Friday, February 17, 2017

6:15pm – 7:15pm VIZ Media Panel (Workshop 2)
Join the VIZ Media crew to celebrate some of your favorite titles like Naruto, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul, and Sailor Moon. There might even be jokes and prizes.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

3:15pm – 4:15pm SAILOR MOON Panel (Live Room 3)
VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon team and special guests present all the can’t-miss news and updates on the legendary anime series, as well as the all-new Sailor Moon Crystal. The panel will also feature special appearances by key members of the English voice cast for Sailor Moon including Amanda Miller (Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus) and Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask).

Convention attendees should also be sure to check the Katsucon schedule of events for a special autograph session featuring these Sailor Moon English voice actors.

6pm – 8:30pm BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE English World Dub Premiere (Live Room 1)
Be among the very first to catch a special screening of the action-filled anime feature film based on the smash hit Naruto anime and manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Special appearances will be made by the stellar English dub cast including Amanda Miller (Boruto), Cherami Leigh (Sarada), and Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki).

Join VIZ Media’s Charlene Ingram for a special live Q & A session with the cast prior to the screening.

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts Announce Canadian Theatrical Premiere for Sailor Moon R The Movie

VIZ Media and Los Angeles based film distribution company, Eleven Arts, have announced the theatrical premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie across Canada starting March 1, 2017. Canadian fans will have this special opportunity to catch the legendary anime film’s big-screen debut at 39 theaters in key cities including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and more.

For the full Canadian theater listing, additional information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit: www.elevenarts.net/sailormoon.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie premieres across Canada following a highly successful opening in the U.S. at more than 300 theaters earlier this year, the majority of which were sold-out screenings. The exclusive event also features the Canadian theatrical debut of the original Sailor Moon short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians. English language dubbed will be offered. Fans attending the Canadian screenings a showing will receive an exclusive Sailor Guardian character art board as a gift with ticket purchase, while supplies last.

Presented uncut and for the first time in North American theaters, Sailor Moon R: The Movie features the English language cast already familiar to fans from the VIZ Media-distributed Sailor Moon anime series. Voice actress Stephanie Sheh reprises her leading role of Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon, along with actor Robbie Daymond as Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask. Ben Diskin will voice the role of the film’s villain, Fiore.

In the film, long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side – it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.

VIZ Media Announces New Digital Manga Content for February 2017

VIZ Media spreads the love for February 2017 with brand new digital manga content that includes the latest updates to a variety of series.

Notable additions this month are highlighted by the latest volumes for several continuing titles including Volume 2 of The Children Nowadays, Volume 8 of the sports drama, Haikyu!!, along with Volume 2 of the action/adventure, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3: Stardust Crusaders and Volume 11 of Tokyo Ghoul.

Readers and shojo manga fans will not want to miss a special manga sale in anticipation of Valentine’s Day with special pricing on all volumes of So Cute It Hurts!! for a limited time. Additional shojo series will be featured each week throughout the month in celebration of the season of love. Readers are encouraged to check back regularly for newly discounted titles.

Readers are also invited to explore a wide range of digital manga series that are featured in current issues of Weekly Shonen Jump with special free chapters.

Shojo Manga Sale

SO CUTE IT HURTS!! Digital Manga Sale

Kick off February’s promotion featuring an array of shojo manga series with So Cute It Hurts!! All volumes of the series will be on sale for only $4.99 per volume. Available through February 13, 2017 across all digital platforms.

Check VIZ.com each week throughout the rest of February 2017 for additional shojo manga titles to be featured in this month’s digital sales.

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Free Chapter Previews

Explore a wide range of manga series currently featured in the world’s most popular manga magazine – Weekly Shonen Jump! New additions for February 2017 include six new Jump Start series. Check out Hungry Marie by Ryuhei Tamura (creator of Beelzebub), Stone World written by Riichiro Inagaki (Eyeshield 21) with art by BOICHI and Robot X Lazerbeam by Tadatoshi Fujimaki (creator of Kuroko’s Basketball).

Catch Free Chapter highlights of a variety of popular Weekly Shonen Jump series at: VIZ.com/ShonenJump/chapters/all.

Free chapters are available now for the following series:

  • Boruto
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • élDLIVE
  • Haikyu!!
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Seraph of the End
  • and more

Digital manga updates for February include new volumes for 19 continuing VIZ Media series. Notable new releases this month include Assassination Classroom (Volume 14), Black Clover (Volume 5), Food Wars! (Volume 16), One Piece (Volume 81) and Ultraman (Volume 7). New additions to ongoing shojo series include Kamisama Kiss (Volume 23), Maid-Sama! 2-in-1 (Volume 7), So Cute It Hurts!! (Volume 11), and Yona of the Dawn (Volume 4).

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the comiXology, iBooks and Google Play Stores.

VIZ Media Announces Preorders for Boruto: Naruto the Movie and the Launch of the Boruto Manga Series

VIZ Media has announced preorders for the home media release of Boruto: Naruto the Movie as well as Volume 1 of the manga series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

Set to debut on March 28, 2017, Boruto: Naruto the Movie will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and as a Standard Edition DVD. The action-filled anime feature film is based on the Naruto anime and manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto and follows the rebellious son of the legendary ninja who seeks to become an even greater ninja. The film’s English dubbed audio track features the cast just announced for the forthcoming anime series, highlighted by Amanda Miller in the lead role of Boruto, Cherami Leigh as Sarada, and Robbie Daymond as the mysterious Mitsuki. Japanese dialogue with English subtitle options will also be included on both releases.

The Boruto manga series will launch in print and digitally on April 4, 2017 and will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint. The series features story by Ukyo Kodachi and artwork by Mikio Ikemoto. Preorders for the print edition of Volume 1 are now available.

For a limited time, a free collectible mini-poster will be available as a special gift with purchase for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 1 preorders placed with online anime retailer, The Right Stuf. Purchasers will receive one of three designs randomly selected at the time of fulfillment while supplies last.

MSRP: $29.98 U.S. / $34.99 CAN · Available March 28, 2017

Catch the home media debut of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, presented in crisp 1080p HD video with DTS-HD audio 5.1 featuring English and Japanese dialogue options. The Combo Pack Set also includes a bonus OVA for Naruto.

MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN · Available March 28, 2017

A movie-only Standard Edition DVD release of Boruto: Naruto the Movie.

In Boruto: Naruto the Movie, an inconceivable foe lies in wait as Sasuke, the Five Kage and Boruto with a determination of steel, charge into another dimension. With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from five of their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, who adores Naruto, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto’s son who shows great potential, but despises his father.

Sasuke, who’s been on a mission, appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger he has sensed. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear during the Exams and attempt to weaken and kidnap Naruto. Boruto is petrified and unable to do a thing while Sasuke guards him. As Naruto steps in front to shield them, he smiles faintly and disappears in front of Boruto.

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens
PRINT MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available April 4, 2017

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story. A new generation of ninja is ready to take the stage, led by Naruto’s own son, Boruto.