VIZ Media expands its catalog with the acquisition of Season 1 of Castlevania.
VIZ Media announced the acquisition of Castlevania during its official panel held at Comic-Con International, one of the nation’s biggest annual pop culture conventions. VIZ Media has acquired home media distribution rights to the American anime-influenced series, which is produced by Frederator Studios. Castlevania Season 1 has streamed to wide acclaim on Netflix.
Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. In Season 1, Trevor Belmont, embittered and excommunicated, finds himself drawn into a battle for the survival of Europe – a region that has brought doom upon itself by taking away the one thing its greatest monster loved.
“We are very excited to announce VIZ Media’s acquisition of the Castlevania animated series,” says Brian Ige, VIZ Media’s Vice President of Animation. “The series has drawn a wide following and we look forward to giving new and existing fans the opportunity to add this adventure to their personal collections.”
“Castlevania is one of those unique series that had instant global recognition and popularity. Frederator is proud to have VIZ as one of our special global partners, singularly equipped to reach our fans across the world,” says Fred Seibert, President and CEO of Frederator Networks.
VIZ Media has worked with Frederator Studios and Frederator Networks to license publishing titles based on popular properties from the company’s catalogs including Bravest Warriors, the animated series from Pendleton Ward, the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.