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VIZ Media Gets the License for Season 2 of One-Punch Man

VIZ Media has announced that it has secured the master license for the second season of the smash hit anime action series, One-Punch Man. The master license covers digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and merchandising rights for the property for the territories of North America, Latin America and Oceania. Additional details on Season 2 of One-Punch Man will be announced as it becomes available.

VIZ Media is also the exclusive North American English language publisher of the One-Punch Man manga series, which is widely available in print and digitally from leading retailers and online outlets.

Based on the best-selling manga series created by One and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, One-Punch Man depicts the adventures of Saitama, a young man who only became a hero for fun. But 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?

VIZ Media Will Release Accel World: Infinite Burst This Fall

VIZ Media has announced they have acquired the home media rights for the Accel World: Infinite Burst movie during its official panel event held this past weekend at Anime Central 2018. The film is a sequel to the 2012 Accel World animated series, which are based on the light novels of the same title written by Reki Kawahara. Accel World: Infinite Burst will be released this Fall on Blu-ray and DVD, with special extras including the two OVAs “Reverberation” and “Vacation.”

In Accel World: Infinite Burst, Haruyuki and his friends are playing the online fighting game Brain Burst, locked in a territory battle with a rival group as usual. But things take an unexpected turn when a mysterious black cloud kicks them out of the game and prevents them from reentering. The seemingly impossible phenomenon isn’t just an isolated incident—it’s spreading and preventing all Burst Linkers from accelerating. Haruyuki and the others soon learn that to protect the bond that connects them, they must confront a powerful ancient being that has been sealed away since the dawn of the “Accelerated World”!

VIZ Media & Netflix Announce an Original Anime Series – Seis Manos

Netflix has announced Seis Manos, its first original anime series set in Mexico, launching on Netflix globally in 2019. The series is produced by VIZ Media, LLC.

Set in Mexico in the 1970’s era, Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered on the streets of their tiny border town. In addition to VIZ Media LLC, development and production of Seis Manos will be handled by Powerhouse Animation, Inc., which produced the Netflix original anime show Castlevania. The series is co-created by Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and writer Alvaro Rodriguez. Also a writer on the series is Dan Dominguez, and the series will be directed by Willis Bulliner.

Masaya Matsukaze is Coming to Otakon

Otakorp Inc. has added voice actor Masaya Matsukaze to the list of guests participating in Otakon 2018. Matsukaze is well-known for parts in such popular anime series as Code Geass: Akito the Exiled and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

Matsukaze has voiced Shin Hyuga Shaing in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled; Gaelio Bauduin in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Brad Hunter in Zoids: New Zero Century.

In addition to his Mecha roles, fans may recognize him as the voice of Yasuhiro Hagakure in Danganronpa; Kyoya Ootori from Ouran Host Club; Protoman in Megaman Battle Network; or Ziosite in Sailor Moon Crystal.

Aoni Production Co. are helping bring Matsukaze to the convention.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

VIZ Acquires K: Seven Stories

VIZ Media expands its catalog for the K anime franchise with the acquisition of K: Seven Stories.

The agreement forged with Japan-based King Records covers the digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandising rights to K: Seven Stories. Based on the hit anime property from Studio GoHands and GoRA Project, K: Seven Stories is a collection of six original animated stories and spinoff shorts featuring both new and returning characters from the visually stunning k-project universe.

The original K anime series followed the story of Yashiro “Shiro” Isana, a teen wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing. He finds himself being hunted by the group HOMRA, led by Mikoto Suoh, the Red King. With help from a young man named Kuroh Yatogami and a mysterious girl who only refers to herself as Neko, Shiro tries to prove his innocence, only to discover a shocking truth that would change his life forever. The series later spawned a feature-length movie K: Missing Kings, followed by a second season, K: Return of Kings.

VIZ Media holds the North American digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandising rights to Seasons 1 and 2 of the K anime series as well as the K: Missing Kings feature film. These home media releases are available now in DVD and Blu-ray formats.

VIZ Media Announces Activities For this Weekend’s Anime Boston

VIZ Media presents a weekend full of panels and special events hosted at Anime Boston 2018.

Anime Boston is one of the Northeast’s preeminent anime fan conventions. The event will take place March 30th – April 1st at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. The annual three-day convention is one of the largest on the East Coast and is run by the New England Anime Society, Inc., a Massachusetts-based non-profit.

Join VIZ Media for fun events all weekend, including a VIZ Media panel filled with the latest anime and manga news from the company. SAILOR MOON fans are invited to celebrate an evening filled with cosplay with a special Sailor Moon SuperS Moonlight Masquerade. The SAILOR MOON fun continues with the SAILOR MOON panel, which celebrates VIZ Media’s release of SAILOR MOON SUPERS, coming out this April!

Friday, March 30th

12:30pm – 1:30pm VIZ Media Panel

Hynes Convention Center Panel Room C

Join us as we celebrate fan-favorite titles such as NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL, SAILOR MOON, and more. Be among the first to hear about publishing and animation acquisition news, and stick around for prizes!

 

5:30pm – 7:30pm Sailor Moon SuperS Moonlight Masquerade

Sheraton Hotel Hall D

Watch and cheer as contestants show off their SAILOR MOON-themed costumes on stage for a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes! There will be news, a premiere of never-before-seen episodes, and much more.

Special guests include voice actor Amanda Miller (Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter), professional costume designer, Jez Roth and more!

More information on the contest including prizes and submission guidelines can be found here.

Saturday, March 31st

1:00pm – 2:30pm SAILOR MOON Panel

Sheraton Hotel Constitution Room 1

Join members of the SAILOR MOON cast in a celebration of the upcoming release of SAILOR MOON SUPERS! All attendees will receive a special poster while supplies last.

VIZ Media and Verizon Announce Anime Content Distribution Deal

VIZ Media and Verizon Communications Inc. have announced a content distribution agreement to feature some of VIZ Media’s renowned anime content on Verizon’s go90 streaming platform.

The following fan-favorite VIZ Media anime series are available now to stream for free from the go90 app on iOS, Android or at go90.com:

  • Accel World –  24 episodes, subtitled and dubbed
  • Death Note – complete 37-episode series, subtitled and dubbed
  • Hunter X Hunter – 104 episodes, subtitled
  • Infini-T Force – complete 12-episode series, subtitled
  • Inuyasha – 54 episodes (Seasons 1-2), subtitled and dubbed
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – 113 episodes (Seasons 1-3), subtitled
  • Naruto (classic) – 220 episodes (Seasons 1-5), subtitled
  • One-Punch Man – complete 12-episode series, subtitled
  • Vampire Knight – 26 episodes (Seasons 1-2), subtitled and dubbed

Verizon’s go90 is a free social entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover, view and share content from the most beloved networks, distributors and brands in digital entertainment across every screen. Viewers can stream original shows, live sports and more, with over 1,500 hours of go90 originals and 25,000 of live and linear programming.

VIZ Media Delivers the Home Media Release Of Terraformers This Tuesday

VIZ Media has announced the home media release of the sci-fi horror anime series Terraformers on January 23rd.

The Terraformers Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains 13 episodes on two Blu-ray discs and two DVDs and carries an MSRP of $59.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN. Blu-ray episodes are presented in full 1080p HD, 16×9 video with stereo audio featuring English and Japanese dialogue options. Notable Blu-ray exclusives include a digital art gallery and behind the scenes interviews with the English voice cast and an interview with VIZ Media’s Animation and Manga Staff.

In the deep silence of space, the planet Mars hisses with death. On Earth, a mysterious virus is devastating the human race. To find a cure and give humanity a fighting chance of survival, a multinational team of genetically modified citizens must race to the Red Planet and uncover its secrets. What awaits is the bloody aftermath of a colonization attempt gone horribly wrong–hordes of hyper-evolved cockroaches known as “Terraformars” roam keen to kill. Earth’s chosen stand ready for combat and ready to change the course of human history. The question is which species can unite for victory.

The Terraformers home media edition features a talented English voice cast highlighted by Christopher Niosi (Akari Hizamaru), Erica Lindbeck (Michelle K. Davis), Chris Smith (Shokichi Komachi), Cherami Leigh (Kanako Sanjo), Patrick Seitz (Sylvester Asimov), Cristina Vee (Eva Frost), and Robbie Daymond (Marcos Eringrad Garcia).

VIZ Media Acquires Sports Anime Series Captain Tsubasa

VIZ Media has announced the acquisition of the forthcoming Captain Tsubasa. VIZ Media has secured the digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise rights from Shueisha Inc. The series is set to premiere in Japan this April on TV Tokyo.

In addition, VIZ Media is partnering with Televix Entertainment to present Captain Tsubasa to Latin American buyers at the upcoming NATPE market (Miami, FL, January 16-18). Televix represents all broadcast and digital licensing rights in Latin American territories, and will be taking meetings at the Fontainebleau Hotel Tresor Tower Suite 1708.

The new anime recounts the events of the original manga of the same name by Yoichi Takahashi, which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988. The manga triggered a huge soccer boom in Japan and inspired three previous television anime series, four anime films, mobile and console video games, and even a stage play. Centered on a young soccer prodigy named Tsubasa Oozora, the new series is from David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), with Toshiyuki Kato (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable, Level E) directing. Each episode is characterized by dynamic and stylish soccer moves, while the characters are fleshed out through Tsubasa’s friendships and rivalries as he trains and competes.

Viz Media and Toei Animation Bring Mazinger Z: Infinity to North American Theaters this February

Toei Animation Inc. and VIZ Media have jointly announced the acquisition of the Mazinger Z: Infinity feature film.

Mazinger Z is one of Japan’s most revered sci-fi properties. The new film, which was produced by Toei Animation, takes place ten years after the conclusion of the famed Mazinger Z TV series. VIZ Media has secured the theatrical, broadcast, digital streaming, EST, and home video rights for the U.S. and Canada from Toei Animation.

In addition, in partnership with Fathom Events, Mazinger Z: Infinity will receive a special two-night-only presentation across the U.S. on Sunday, February 11 and Monday, February 12 (English-subtitled both dates). Attendees will also receive an exclusive Mazinger Z: Infinity poster (while supplies last). Head online for a complete listing of participating theaters and to purchase tickets.

The Mazinger Z: Infinity movie is based on the classic manga series by the immutable creator, Go Nagai. It follows our hero, Koji Kabuto, in an action-packed adventure where only he can choose his ultimate path! Ten years ago, the villainous scientist Dr. Hell led his wicked followers, known as the Underground Empire, in a struggle to destroy all of humanity. It was against these forces that the young hero Koji Kabuto fought, piloting the legendary super robot “Mazinger Z.” Koji’s victory stopped Dr. Hell’s evil plan and returned peace to the Earth. Now Koji has left the pilot seat behind and become a scientist in his own right, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. Yet an unexpected encounter deep under Mt. Fuji triggers an even greater threat to mankind than ever before and alters Koji’s destiny forever. With humanity’s fate in their hands, Koji and Mazinger Z face a choice between good…and evil.

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