VIZ Media announced at its Neon Alley panel at Anime Expo 2013 that it has acquired the license for the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet anime series and the Blood Lad anime series.
VIZ will stream Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on its website and on Hulu. The company said its license for this series includes streaming, home media, and merchandise rights. At this time, VIZ is planning to release the series, with OVAs, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2014.
The company will also be streaming Blood Lad on its website and on Hulu. VIZ’s license for this series includes home media, download-to-own, and streaming rights. The series will be streamed on Neon Alley in 2014, and will also be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2014.
VIZ also announced that its Neon Alley service is now available online for PCs and Macs. The service will soon have a new feature to allow subscribers to catch up on episodes they’ve missed either on the Xbox 360 or PS3 app or online.
It was also revealed that Puella Magi Madoka Magica will begin streaming on Neon Alley in Fall 2013. In addition, more One Piece episodes will begin streaming on Neon Alley on July 12, 2013, the Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower anime film will begin streaming on July 28, 2013, and the Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning anime film will begin streaming on August 11, 2013.
VIZ also announced that Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on September 17, 2013.