Viz Media Announces the Latest Bleach, Naruto and Vampire Knight DVD Releases for September and October 2010

Sep 15th 2010

San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2010Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced several new DVD releases scheduled for September and October that expand the company's popular BLEACH, NARUTO and VAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series.

New BLEACH Releases Include:

BLEACH Volume 32 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $24.92 U.S. / $35.99 CAN · Available September 21st Captain Hitsugaya's advance Soul Reaper troops get involved in some unexpected sidelines during their stay in the World of the Living. When Karin Kurosaki agrees to go up against a tough group of middle school students in a game of soccer, Hitsugaya himself steps in to lend a hand. Then all the top members of Karakura First High School's kendo team are injured, and Ikkaku is brought in to put the remaining team members through a training regimen from hell! Contains episodes 132-135.

BLEACH UNCUT BOX SET SEASON 6 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available September 28th Back in the World of the Living, Ichigo Kurosaki has been officially recognized as a Substitute Soul Reaper by the Soul Society. But trouble soon comes to Karakura Town in the form of Visoreds, a group of ex-Soul Reapers that have crossed over into the realm of the Hollows. As they try to recruit Ichigo to their side, it is revealed that former Captain Sosuke Aizen is attempting to create an army of Hollows with Soul Reaper powers called Arrancars. It will take Ichigo and his friends, along with a detachment of Soul Reapers, to keep them from destroying the town. Contains episodes 110 thru 121 (Original and Uncut)

For more information on BLEACH, please visit www.BLEACH.viz.com.

Viz Media Announces New Anime DVD Releases For Sept. / Oct. 2010

New VAMPIRE KNIGHT Releases Include:

VAMPIRE KNIGHT Volume 2 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $28.99 CAN · Available September 28th A new teacher arrives at Cross Academy with a hidden identity and possibly deadly connection to Zero, whose suffering is driving him to desperation. Yuki's feelings are torn between Zero and Kaname, and her determination to help Zero may lead her to betray the one she loves most. Contains episodes: 5-8

For more information on VAMPIRE KNIGHT, please visit: www.ShojoBeat.com

New NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Releases Include:

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 4 SPECIAL EDITION · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $69.97 U.S. / $99.99 CAN · Available October 19th Team Kakashi's spying mission brings them face to face with the Leaf's most deadly enemy, Orochimaru. Naruto's rage brings forth the Nine-Tailed Fox, but at great risk to both himself and those he cares for the most. With Naruto's rampage quelled, the team continues on to Orochimaru's lair to find Sasuke, but the mysterious Sai has disappeared. Could one of their own be planning the ultimate betrayal? The Special Edition Box Set contains 14 episodes (episodes 40-53) on 3 discs, and a special limited edition collectible Sasuke figure.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 4 STANDARD EDITION · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available October 19th DVD-only collection featuring 14 episodes on 3 discs. Limited edition collectible figure not included.

NARUTO UNCUT SEASON 4, PART 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available October 26th In the Hidden Leaf Village there are few things that Naruto and Choji love more than a steaming bowl of Ichiraku ramen. But when the daughter of the noodle shop owner is kidnapped, they're on the case. Then, missions for the Leaf ninja lead them to the Land of Bears after a fallen meteorite and on to the Land of Greens where the team must protect a princess. When an evil ninja who's after the princess gets in their way, Naruto puts his life on the line to save her! Contains episodes 164-191.

For more information on NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, please visit www.NARUTO.com

Viz Media Announces New Anime DVD Releases For Sept. / Oct. 2010

About Viz Media, LLC Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact Viz Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZ.com.


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