What You Need to Know:
- VIZ Media is real thrilled to announce some brand new acquisitions for the Spring from Anime Boston 2018, starting with the K anime franchise's 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. More details on the home media release for K: SEVEN STORIES is forthcoming.
- Currently, 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.
- The latest new titles joining VIZ Media’s publishing catalog include DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a deluxe hardcover collector’s edition featuring over 500 illustrations for the award-winning video game series from Akira Toriyama, the creator of DRAGON BALL. THE COMPLETE ART OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, which features all the art from the beloved manga series was also announced. The fun DRAGON BALL spinoff DRAGON BALL: THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS YAMCHA! and the popular romantic comedy from Weekly Shonen Jump, WE NEVER LEARN, will make their publication debuts beginning this fall. Other notable Shonen Jump releases include the BLEACH BOX SET 3, the final box set for the long-running soul reaper series, and the dystopian adventure series DR. STONE. The fan-favorite shojo romance, AO HARU RIDE, will debut this fall.
- Exciting announcements from this past weekend also include ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION, a tense sci-fi horror series from Tsutomu Nihei (the award-winning creator of BIOMEGA and BLAME!) and RECORD OF GRANCREST WAR, a high-fantasy adventure by the author of the widely acclaimed series Record of Lodoss War. The TOKYO GHOUL COMPLETE BOX SET, containing Vols. 1-14 of the smash-hit series, will also be available to fans this fall. VIZ Media is also pleased to announce two more upcoming debuts, RADIANT, a fantasy adventure series, and RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD, a charming coming-of-age story about a young sorceress who takes a shortcut to growing up.
Source: Official Press Release
Haha that Yamcha meme is now getting its own series, that's awesome! Yamcha the wolf!
Wow these are a lot of acquisitions! Anime fans will have a lot to look out for this year.