All the episodes of Madhouse’s animated adaptation (12 in number) of the One Punch Man series will be made available to fans in North America by way of a Blue Ray Combo Pack, a Blu-Ray, or a DVD release that features both English subtitled and dubbed versions soon. For those who are unaware of the show, let it be informed that One Punch Man is a superhero parody webcomic by the pseudonymous One which was later adapted into a digital manga series by Yusuke Murata. Published under VIZ Media, the digital manga follows the adventures of Saitama, a superhero who is so strong that he can end all fights with a single punch. The cinch is that Saitama is languishing in relative obscurity, and treated as a low-tier superhero by his colleagues. To commemorate the event, VIZ Media is hosting a On
With the home media release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie on April 18, VIZ Media is gearing up to enthral girl fans across the US. The film will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and standard edition DVD featuring uncut English dubbed as well as original Japanese dialogue with subtitles on both formats. The story of the film goes thus: 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 as...
Enthusiasts of Magical girl across North America will be able to get their hands on Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 on February 28 that is available as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD, Standard Ed. Blu-ray/DVD and DVD, VIZ Media has announced. Set 2 features the entire Black Moon arc from episodes 15to 26 of the celebrated reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga. During Black Moon, the Sailor Scout’s adventures take a turn when a young pink-haired girl falls from the sky and threatens to take the Legendary Silver Crystal from Usagi. But she’s not the only new arrival with an interest in the Crystal, as the mysterious Spectre Sisters are using more than threats to get what they want. When everyone in Sailor Moon’s life is in danger from an enemy she
Animation series ‘Naruto’ and ‘One-Punch Man’ will expand with action figures and collectibles. Viz Media has signed on a number of licensees to further extend the consumer products program for its animated series “Naruto Shippuden” and “One-Punch Man.” New partners for “Naruto” include McFarlane Toys for action figures; Zag Toys for 2.5-inch collectible figures; and CTC Food International for instant ramen, Ramune soft drinks and do-it-yourself candies. The new “Naruto” products are scheduled to be released next year. Meanwhile, new licensees for “One-Punch Man” include Funko and ThreeZero. Under the terms of the agreement, Funko will add the series to its Pop! Vinyl and Dorbz ranges as well as develop a blind box series and other accessories. Finally, ThreeZero will create a 1/6-
Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians,’ ‘Sailor Moon’ and LEGO super heroes all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Sailor Moon and LEGO super heroes all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. Check out the titles below, and let us know which ones are on your wish list. (more…)
Viz Media has launched the first-ever product line for the classic anime property Doraemon in the U.S. The brand will mark its 45th anniversary in 2015, and continues to bring $500 million in annual global retail sales with more than 600 active licensees worldwide. (more…)