VIZ Media Delivers New Anime and Manga Releases for May 2019

VIZ Media announces three new home media and manga publishing titles scheduled for May 2019 release.

Pokemon The Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray and DVD in May 2018. Under license from The Pokemon Company International, the collection includes all 48 episodes from Pokemon The Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures across six discs. Manga releases for May 2019 include JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable, the latest saga of Hirohiko Araki’s award-winning multigenerational action adventure, and the new shojo series, Snow White with the Red Hair.

New Home Media for May 2019:

POKEMON THE SERIES: SUN & MOON—ULTRA ADVENTURES COMPLETE COLLECTION
Blu-ray MSRP: $49.99 U.S. / $57.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN Available May 21, 2019

When Ash sees the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo and Lunala in a dream, he makes a promise to them. But when he wakes up, he can’t remember what it was. Will the strange Pokemon called Nebby help jog his memory? Along with their new friend and the rest of the students at the Pokemon School, Ash and Pikachu explore the Aether Foundation, an organization dedicated to Pokemon conservation and care. But it may not be as innocent as it seems, and Ash and his friends will have to work together to protect the people and Pokemon they care about as they face a mysterious power like nothing they have ever seen.

New Publishing Releases for May 2019:

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 4 – DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE
By Hirohiko Araki

MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available May 7, 2019

In April 1999, Jotaro Kujo travels to a town in Japan called Morioh to find a young man named Josuke Higashikata, the secret love child of his grandfather, Joseph Joestar. Upon finding him, Jotaro is surprised to learn that Josuke also possesses a Stand. After their strange meeting, the pair team up to investigate the town’s proliferation of unusual Stands.

SNOW WHITE WITH THE RED HAIR By Sorata Akiduki
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Rated “T” for Teens
Available May 7, 2019

Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself. The prince from the neighboring kingdom, Zen, rescues her from her plight, and thus begins their love story.

VIZ Media Announces the Home Media Release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt

VIZ Media delivers the home media release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt on January 22, 2019.

Concluding the Stardust Crusaders story arc, the second-half of Season 2 will be available on DVD and as a Limited Edition Blu-ray. Each multi-disc set will include 24 episodes (Episodes 25-48) with a variety of notable bonus features exclusive to the Blu-ray release. Based on Hirohiko Araki’s bestselling manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure brings to life the outlandish characters, wild humor, and frenetic battles for which the series is renowned.

Having crossed continents and cheated death, Jotaro, Joseph, and crew finally arrive in Egypt to root out the charismatic evil threatening the Joestar lineage and the world. Fighting Stand with Stand, the ever-clever Joestars are put to the ultimate test as a bizarre new army of adversaries hailing from the Egyptian pantheon strike in ways more brutal and outrageous than ever before. Thankfully, a new ally has arrived to assist the humans. The question is, can the team come together in time to unravel the mystery of DIO’s Stand?

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3 Limited Edition Blu-ray Set will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN. Set 3 contains four discs as well as a 104-page episode guide and six full-color collectible art cards. Notable bonus features include English voice cast interviews, a digital art gallery, series trailers, and clean Opening and Ending credits.

The Standard Edition DVD Set will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $52.99 CAN with extra features that include clean Opening and Ending credits and series trailers.

VIZ Media is the master distributor for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series. VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and holds the home media, online streaming, and TV broadcast rights for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime series and the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action film.

Seven More Cast Members Announced for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime

Seven more cast members have been announced for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime:

  • Shinshū Fuji is Risotto Nero
  • Jun Fukushima is Formaggio
  • Ken Narita is Illuso
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki is Prosciutto
  • Subaru Kimura is Pesci
  • Junji Majima is Melone
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto is Ghiaccio

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind premiered in Japan on October 5, 2018, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. VIZ Media has licensed the anime.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Simulcast the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime. The streaming service did not reveal a release window.

The anime’s first episode already premiered on July 5, 2018 in a screening at the Anyerri Hall in Tokyo, and a simultaneous screening at Japan Expo in Paris, France. Anime Expo screened the anime’s first episode at the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure panel on July 6, 2018. VIZ Media has licensed the anime.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 6, 2018.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media to Livestream Three Seasons of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure on Twitch

VIZ Media announces the debut of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime streaming event on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and online community for gamers.

The first three seasons of the multigenerational action adventure property will stream from August 13, 2018 through August 25, 2018 on VIZ Media’s Twitch channel: twitch.tv/viz. The 113 episodes on Twitch constitute the first three seasons and multiple story arcs of the series (Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders, and Diamond IS Unbreakable). Fans can enjoy the subtitled stream and interact with the vast online community starting at 10 a.m. PST each day with an encore broadcast of the stream at 3 p.m. PST. The stream will only be available for audiences in US and Canada.

“Twitch’s gamer community has a long-standing affinity for anime based on the passion seen during ​anime-related ​shows, movies, and games streamed on our service,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “​Thanks to VIZ, one of the most popular brands in the anime space​, we’re able to continue to feed that passion with over a hundred episodes of ​JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.”​

“Twitch delivers a powerful shared interactive viewing experience with a large contingent of anime fans within its community,” says Candice Uyloan, Senior Director, Marketing at VIZ Media. “The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure event on Twitch will allow fans to celebrate the series and join the conversation in a manner unlike ever before.”

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Twitch Air Dates:

Season 1, PHANTOM BLOOD

  • August 13, 2018 – Episodes 1-9

Season 1, BATTLE TENDENCY

  • August 14, 2018 – Episodes 10-18
  • August 15, 2018 – Episodes 19-26

Season 2, STARDUST CRUSADERS

  • August 16, 2018 – Episodes 1-9
  • August 17, 2018 – Episodes 10-18
  • August 18, 2018 – Episodes 19-26
  • August 19, 2018 – Episodes 27-35
  • August 20, 2018 – Episodes 36-44
  • August 21, 2018 – Episodes 45-48

Season 3, DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE

  • August 21, 2018 – Episodes 1-5
  • August 22, 2018 – Episodes 6-13
  • August 23, 2018 – Episodes 14-22
  • August 24, 2018 – Episodes 23-31
  • August 25, 2018 – Episodes 32-39

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is based on Hirohiko Araki’s critically acclaimed Shonen Jump manga series that depicts the multigenerational exploits of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil.

VIZ Media Acquires New Anime Season and Live-Action Movie for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

VIZ Media announced the latest additions to the multi-generational action adventure property with the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime and the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action film.

VIZ Media has secured the home media, online rights and TV broadcast rights for both properties. The company is the North American-based master distributor for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series (rated “T+” for Older Teens). VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for the anime series.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is the fourth season of the anime series, scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in October 2018.

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action film was helmed by the legendary director Takashi Miike and released in Japan last year.

Based on author Hirohiko Araki’s groundbreaking Shonen Jump manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the multi-generational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil.

Six Main Cast Members Announced for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime

The six main cast members have been announced for the forthcoming JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime:

  • Kensho Ono is Giorno Giovanna
  • Yūichi Nakamura is Bruno Bucciarati
  • Junya Enoki is Pannacotta Fugo
  • Daiki Yamashita is Narancia Ghirga
  • Kousuke Toriumi is Guido Mista
  • Junichi Suwabe is Leone Abbacchio

Yasuhiro Kimura and Hideya Takahashi will direct the anime at David Production, with Naokatsu Tsuda as chief director. Yasuko Kobayashi is returning from the previous anime to handle the series composition, with most of the staff also returning from previous JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. Takahiro Kishida is drawing the character designs. Yuugo Kanno is composing the music.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in October 2018.

Source: ANN