VIZ Media Announces the Home Media Release of the Pokemon Advanced Battle Complete Collection

VIZ Media delivers a new Pokemon home media edition with the release of the Pokemon Advanced Battle Complete Collection on June 12, 2018.

The Pokemon Advanced Battle Complete Collection will debut exclusively on DVD and will feature 52 episodes on six discs. The set will carry an MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN with episodes presented with English dubbed as well as English SDH subtitled dialogue options.

In the Pokemon Advanced Battle Complete Collection, Ash earns his final two Gym badges and secures himself a spot in the Hoenn League Championships, while May almost misses her chance to win her final contest ribbon. But she’s victorious, and the stage is set for epic showdowns with both of her rivals in the Grand Festival. Ash meets two Trainers who become his own Hoenn rivals and faces off against both of them during the course of the tournament. Upon returning to Kanto and reuniting with old friends, Ash is recruited for a new challenge—the Battle Frontier.

Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 million Pokemon video games and over 23.6 billion Pokemon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of Pokemon home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of Pokemon manga graphic novel series including Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokemon Adventures: Emerald, Pokemon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White, Pokemon X•Y, and Pokemon Omega Ruby • Alpha Sapphire.

VIZ Media Releases New Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon Manga Series in Summer 2018

VIZ Media announces the new manga series Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon on July 10, 2018.

Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon features story and artwork by Tenya Yabuno and is the latest addition to VIZ Media’s Pokemon catalog. The series is rated “A” for All Ages and will be available in print with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The final volume of the two-part series is scheduled to be published in November 2018.

In Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon, Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his newfound dream of becoming a Pokemon Trainer and master the amazing Z-Move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped. And then Team Kings shows up with—you guessed it—evil plans for world domination.

Pokemon Horizon: Sun and Moon writer and artist Tenya Yabuno made his manga debut in 1990 with his one-shot manga story, Jonetsu no Clipper. He received the 34th Kodansha Manga Award and 57th Shogakukan Manga Award with ?Inazuma Eleven in CoroCoro Comics. His other works include Ultra Eleven and Botch Waiwai Misaki E.

Pokemon is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 290 million Pokemon video games and over 23.6 billion Pokemon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of Pokemon home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of Pokemon manga graphic novel series including Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokemon Adventures: Emerald, Pokemon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White, Pokemon X•Y, and Pokemon Omega Ruby • Alpha Sapphire.

More Cast Members Announced for the Feel the Wind Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Feel the Wind novel:

  • Kouki Uchiyama is Takashi Sugiyama
  • Miyu Irino is Sei Kashisaki
  • Junya Enoki is Jōta Kizuki
  • Yūto Uemura is Jōji Kizuki
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu is Yukihiko Iwakura
  • Hideaki Kabumoto is Musa Kamala
  • Riki Kitazawa is Yōhei Sakaguchi
  • Takanori Hoshino is Akihiro Hirata

Kazuya Nomura is directing the series at Production I.G. Kohei Kiyasu is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Takahiro Chiba is designing the characters. Yuki Hayashi is composing the music.

Feel the Wind is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in October 2018.

Source: ANN

Beatless Anime to Pause on June 29, 2018 and Return With Final Four Episodes in September 2018

The official website for the television anime of Satoshi Hase and redjuice’s Beatless novel has announced that the story will continue in September 2018 with the four-episode Beatless Final Stage. The ongoing Beatless television anime will go on hiatus from the “climactic” episode 20 — which will air on June 29, 2018 — until Beatless Final Stage airs in September 2018.

Since premiering on January 12, 2018 in the “Animeism” programming block, the television anime has aired four “Intermission” compilation episodes. Amazon is exclusively streaming titles from the Animeism block to 200 countries through its Amazon Prime Video service.

Source: ANN

Anime Expo to Host the U.S. Premiere of the Kase-san and Morning Glories Anime

Anime Expo has announced that Pony Canyon will host the U.S. premiere of Kase-san and Morning Glories at Anime Expo on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Director Takuya Satō and producer Yūsuke Terada will attend the screening.

The original video anime of Hiromi Takashima’s Kase-san and Morning Glories (Asagao to Kase-san.) manga debuted in Japanese theaters on June 9, 2018. The manga follows a romance between “the clumsy, flower-adoring Yamada and the exuberant Kase-san, their school’s track and field star.”

Anime Expo will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from July 5-8, 2018. There will be a pre-show event on July 4, 2018.

Source: ANN

Anime Expo Announces More Guests

Anime Expo has announced that Pop Team Epic producer Kotaro Sudo will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Sudo will be available for an autograph session, as well as a screening of the HIDIVE version of the Pop Team Epic anime. He will answer questions about the show at the screening.

The anime is based on a surreal four-panel manga that centers around two 14-year-old girls, the short Popuko and the tall Pipimi.

The convention will also host Devils’ Line English cast member Adam Gibbs and director Kyle Jones for an autograph session and a Q&A. Additionally, Doreiku The Animation English cast members Christine Auten and Patricia Duran and director John Swasey will appear for an autograph session and a Q&A.

Anime Expo will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from July 5-8, 2018. There will be a pre-show event on July 4, 2018.

Source: ANN

Otakon Announces Johnny Yong Bosch as Guest

Otakon has announced that anime voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Bosch’s credits include Renton in Eureka Seven, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Yuki in Blue Exorcist, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Izaya in Durarara!!, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Sasori in Naruto, Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in Knights of Sidonia, and Nate in Yōkai Watch.

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