So a little raven pecked on the windows of the Anime Vice fortress release recently. In its talons, it clutched a scroll with some news of dire importance…
Which is a more poetic way of saying that we received a press release in our e-mail letting us know about the bevy of DVD’s Viz will be releasing throughout the rest of this month and into the next.
In short, it breaks down like this…
- 9/21 - - BLEACH Vol. 32
- 9/28 - - BLEACH Box Set Season 6
- 9/28 - - VAMPIRE KNIGHT Vol. 2
- 10/19 - - NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Box Set 4 Special Edition
- 10/26 - - NARUTO UNCUT Season 4, Part 1
As it happens, I just recently picked up the third NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Box Set while I was up at Whiskey’s offices last week. Would you Anime Vice lunatics want me to take a look at the show for Watch & Learn? I’ve never seen a single episode of NARUTO - - not one - - but I have seen the legions of kids wearing metal-plated headbands at conventions. Maybe it’s time to experience the ninja phenomenon first hand? Believe it? Should I believe it, Anime Vice community?Anyway, here are the details in full...
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced several new DVD releases scheduled for September and October that expand the company’s popular BLEACH, NARUTO and VAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series.
New BLEACH Releases Include:
BLEACH Volume 32 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $24.92 U.S. / $35.99 CAN · Available September 21
Captain Hitsugaya’s advance Soul Reaper troops get involved in some unexpected sidelines during their stay in the World of the Living. When Karin Kurosaki agrees to go up against a tough group of middle school students in a game of soccer, Hitsugaya himself steps in to lend a hand. Then all the top members of Karakura First High School’s kendo team are injured, and Ikkaku is brought in to put the remaining team members through a training regimen from hell! Contains episodes 132 thru 135.
BLEACH UNCUT BOX SET SEASON 6 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available September 28
Back in the World of the Living, Ichigo Kurosaki has been officially recognized as a Substitute Soul Reaper by the Soul Society. But trouble soon comes to Karakura Town in the form of Visoreds, a group of ex-Soul Reapers that have crossed over into the realm of the Hollows. As they try to recruit Ichigo to their side, it is revealed that former Captain Sosuke Aizen is attempting to create an army of Hollows with Soul Reaper powers called Arrancars. It will take Ichigo and his friends, along with a detachment of Soul Reapers, to keep them from destroying the town. Contains episodes 110 thru 121 (Original and Uncut)
For more information on , please visit www.BLEACH.viz.com.
New VAMPIRE KNIGHT Releases Include:
VAMPIRE KNIGHT Volume 2 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $28.99 CAN · Available September 28
A new teacher arrives at Cross Academy with a hidden identity and possibly deadly connection to Zero, whose suffering is driving him to desperation. Yuki's feelings are torn between Zero and Kaname, and her determination to help Zero may lead her to betray the one she loves most. Contains episodes: 5-8
For more information on VAMPIRE KNIGHT, please visit: www.ShojoBeat.com
New NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Releases Include:
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 4 SPECIAL EDITION · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $69.97 U.S. / $99.99 CAN · Available October 19
Team Kakashi's spying mission brings them face to face with the Leaf's most deadly enemy, Orochimaru. Naruto's rage brings forth the Nine-Tailed Fox, but at great risk to both himself and those he cares for the most. With Naruto's rampage quelled, the team continues on to Orochimaru's lair to find Sasuke, but the mysterious Sai has disappeared. Could one of their own be planning the ultimate betrayal?
The Special Edition Box Set contains 14 episodes (episodes 40-53) on 3 discs, and a special limited edition collectible Sasuke figure.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 4 STANDARD EDITION · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available October 19
DVD-only collection featuring 14 episodes on 3 discs. Limited edition collectible figure not included.
NARUTO UNCUT SEASON 4, PART 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN ·Available October 26
In the Hidden Leaf Village there are few things that Naruto and Choji love more than a steaming bowl of Ichiraku ramen. But when the daughter of the noodle shop owner is kidnapped, they’re on the case. Then, missions for the Leaf ninja lead them to the Land of Bears after a fallen meteorite and on to the Land of Greens where the team must protect a princess. When an evil ninja who’s after the princess gets in their way, Naruto puts his life on the line to save her! Contains episodes 164-191.
For more information on NARUTO and , please visit www.NARUTO.com