VIZ Media Previews New Video Game Release - GARDEN STORY

VIZ Media Previews New Video Game Release - GARDEN STORY

VIZ Media announces GARDEN STORY, a new single-player social simulator and adventure RPG scheduled to launch in Spring 2020. GARDEN STORY is developed by Picogram, and co-published by Rose City Games, developers of VIZ Media's THE WORLD NEXT DOOR and CAT LADY games.

 

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VIZ MEDIA Unveils The World Next Door

VIZ MEDIA Unveils The World Next Door

VIZ Media takes gamers on a vivid journey to an alternate realm with the release of THE WORLD NEXT DOOR on March 28th.

 

This debut video game from the multimedia entertainment company is produced as part of an ongoing publishing partnership with indie game innovator Rose City Games, with character designs by Lord Gris. Already award-winning in pre-release and most recently nominated for the upcoming 2019 SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award, THE WORLD NEXT DOOR follows Jun, a rebellious teen, who finds herself trapped in the parallel world inhabited by magical beings.

 

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VIZ Media Debuts Sc-Fi Horror Manga - ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION

VIZ Media Debuts Sc-Fi Horror Manga - ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION

 

A vast city lies under the shadow of colossal, ancient tombs, the identity of their builders lost to time. In the streets of the city something is preying on the inhabitants, something that moves faster than the human eye can see and leaves unimaginable horror in its wake. Tsutomu Nihei’s dazzling, harrowing dystopian thriller is presented here in a single-volume hardcover edition featuring full-color pages and foldout illustrations. The volume also includes the early short story, “Digimortal.”

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VIZ Media & Netflix Announce First Original Anime Series - SEIS MANOS

VIZ Media & Netflix Announce First Original Anime Series - SEIS MANOS

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.

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VIZ Media Delivers Home Media Release Of TERRAFORMARS Anime Sci-Fi Series

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VIZ Media announces the home media release of the sci-fi horror anime series TERRAFORMARS on January 23rd.

The TERRAFORMARS 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, 16x9 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 TERRAFORMARS 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 is the domestic publisher of the TERRAFORMARS manga series (rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers), illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana with story by Yu Sasuga. VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for the property.

For additional information on TERRAFORMARS or other anime titles distributed by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

Shiver (Manga Review)

Shiver (Manga Review)

An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined victims appear in the sky… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending… SHIVER offers nine fresh nightmares for the delectation of horror fans.

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Children of the Whales #1 (Manga Review)

Children of the Whales #1 (Manga Review)

In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, diligently chronicling the lives and deaths of his people. As one of the short-lived thymia wielders, he knows his time is limited and is determined to leave a better record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do…

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VIZ Media Releases Junji Ito's Frightening Horror Manga Anthology SHIVER

VIZ Media Releases Junji Ito's Frightening Horror Manga Anthology SHIVER

The new anthology from the critically acclaimed master of Japanese horror manga will debut as a hardcover edition under the VIZ Signature imprint. SHIVER: JUNJI ITO SELECTED STORIES contains nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself, presented with accompanying notes and commentary. SHIVER is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and carries a print MSRP of $22.99 U.S. / $32.00 CAN.

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Anime NYC Coverage: VIZ Media Industry Panel

Anime NYC Coverage: VIZ Media Industry Panel

VIZ Media had a presence at Anime NYC and hosted their annual industry panel. This year VIZ Media made two new announcements in addition to discussing Sailor Moon, and new manga titles such as Children of the Whales, Splatoon, The Promised Neverland and discussing the release of Pokemon Season 1 on Blu Ray. VIZ Media had the audience roaring when they announced the next story in My Hero Academia entitled My Hero Academia: Vigilantes.

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HIVESWAP Video Game Based On Popular HOMESTUCK Web Comic Launches NOW!!

HIVESWAP Video Game Based On Popular HOMESTUCK Web Comic Launches NOW!!

Game development studio What Pumpkin Games (WPG) launches its debut title, the long-awaited HIVESWAP: ACT 1, a thrill for gaming and comics fans. Set in the same universe as the immensely popular HOMESTUCK web comic, HIVESWAP is a love letter to ‘90s adventure video games, delivering an engaging, immersive gaming experience driven by powerful storylines and gorgeous artwork. 

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VIZ Media Delivers Home Media Debut Of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Anime Series

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VIZ Media delivers kinetic action and adventure to anime fans with the home media release today of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 1. The new release presents the entire 26-episode opening season of the series inspired by the groundbreaking manga created by Hirohiko Araki (also published by VIZ Media; rated ‘T+ for Older Teens). JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 1 encompasses the complete Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency story arcs. Season 1 is available to audiences as a Limited Edition Blu-ray Set and carries an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN.

Online anime retailer The Right Stuf is offering the set along with a “Word Effects” print, deep-purple cotton bandana as a special gift with purchase. Available while supplies last. The opening season of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is set in late 19th century England, where rivals and surrogate brothers Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando discover a mysterious stone mask. The mask is an artifact of an ancient Central American culture and is capable of granting its wearer eternal life, but only at a heavy price. As the dark powers of the Stone Mask are unleashed, the brothers’ actions will define legacies that span generations.

“Fans are going to be enraptured from the very first colorfully bombastic episode of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE,” says Charlene Ingram,VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “Don’t miss this limited edition Blu-ray debut of a series called “legendary” for a reason. We look forward to fans, both long-time and new, joining in on the riveting multi-generational adventures of this epic series!”

Blu-ray episodes are presented in full 1080p HD, 16x9 video and stereo audio featuring English and Japanese dialogue options.  All-new English subtitles have been created for the release. Notable bonus content for the Limited Edition Blu-ray includes a 168-page booklet featuring episode summaries, Director commentary, storyboard art and more, a digital character art gallery and collectible art cards based on art from the original Japanese Blu-ray releases.     The set comes in a fashionable hinged chipboard collector’s box resplendent with foil highlights.

VIZ Media is the master distributor for the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.