With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

VIZ holiday anime gift suggestions

©Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation
VIZ MEDIA OFFERS ANIME ADVENTURES TO
FANS OF ALL AGES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

2015 Holiday Anime Gift Selections Include SAILOR MOON
Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Packs, A NARUTO Feature
Film, The Entire RANMA ½ Series In HD And More!

VIZ Media offers fans the opportunity to add anime action to holiday wish lists this year as it highlights a wide array of notable home media release available in Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, and Standard DVD editions.

Fans can join the heroic Sailor Guardians for interstellar adventures against the Wicked Dark Kingdom and Black Moon Clan in SAILOR MOON Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs and Standard DVD releases for Season 1 and the first-half of Season 2 (SAILOR MOON R).

Catch the world’s most popular ninja, Naruto, in a new feature film, available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD editions. THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE is the ultimate story of Naruto as you knew him, the hero who was once an outcast, and the first chapter of the bond that will define his future. NARUTO fans also can add the latest episodic release to their home media collections with NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Uncut DVD Box Set 24.

Also don’t miss the classic gender-bending martial arts action comedy RANMA ½ as the entire series is now presented in 7 collectable limited edition box set editions, available for the first time in full 1080p high-definition resolution, as well as Standard DVD editions.

All-ages viewers are invited to enjoy all the action of the first 3 seasons of POKÉMON as VIZ Media offers special box set editions containing the entire series runs for POKÉMON SEASON 1: INDIGO LEAGUE, POKÉMON: ADVENTURES IN THE ORANGE ISLANDS and POKÉMON: THE JOHTO LEAGUE JOURNEYS.

SAILOR MOON Home Media Releases Available Now:

SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 1
Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack MSRP: $79.98 U.S. / $93.99 CAN;
Standard DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
SAILOR MOON depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

The SAILOR MOON Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features a deluxe, 6-disc collection (3 DVDs & 3 Blu-rays), containing Episodes 1-23, housed in a beautiful shimmery holofoil chipboard box. The set contains an array of exclusive extra features along with an 88-page full-color booklet filled with artwork, character profiles, an episode guide, lyrics, and more!

SAILOR MOON Season 1, Set 2
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN;
Standard DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
The conclusion of SAILOR MOON Season 1 contains Episodes 24-46 of the legendary anime series, along with a variety of bonus material and special premium packaging.

SAILOR MOON R Set 1
Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack MSRP: $79.98 U.S. / $93.99 CAN;
Standard DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
In Season 2, SAILOR MOON R, Usagi and her friends return to their normal lives after their epic battle, but the Sailor Guardians are called back into action when powerful new enemies appear. By the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal, Sailor Moon gains strength with a dazzling new attack and transformation. The coming battle won't be easy, but things get even more complicated when a mysterious pink-haired girl falls form the sky and goes after Mamoru!

The SAILOR MOON R Set 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, 6-disc collection (3 DVDs & 3 Blu-rays), packaged in a beautiful reflective chipboard box. The Combo Pack features Episodes 47-68, presented in crisp 1080p video preserving the original 4:3 aspect ratio. The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack also comes with a 96-page full-color episode guide.

Fans can also look forward to VIZ Media’s home media release of SAILOR MOON R Set 2 on December 29th! Pre-orders for SAILOR MOON R Set 2 are available now from all major online retailers. Fans that pre-order from Rightstuf.com will receive a special character card pack (while supplies last).

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NARUTO Home Media Releases Available Now:

THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack MSRP: $29.99ea U.S. / $37.48 CAN;
Standard DVD MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 CAN
Two years have passed since the fated battle between Naruto and Sasuke in the Village Hidden in the Leaves. A comfortable peace has fallen over the village and the winter festival approaches with a bit more excitement than usual. Seasons of war have transformed Naruto and his friends into elite young warriors, but now they grow into the adults they were meant to be, forming bonds beyond friendship. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack also includes an exclusive art gallery and a limited edition full-color booklet. 

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN DVD SET 24 • MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
In the latest NARUTO SHIPPUDEN home media release, Gaara leads the Fourth Company into battle against the previous Kage, including his own father. Meanwhile Naruto and Killer Bee face the reanimated Itachi Uchiha, who recognizes Naruto’s growth as a shinobi and his potential to rescue his brother, Sasuke, from his path of vengeance. Kabuto assumes control of Itachi to use his Mangekyo Sharingan, but Itachi's well of power is not yet drained. Battles rage, and all must face enemies – as well as friends – they never expected to see again! Set features Episodes 297-309 on 2 discs.

RANMA ½ Home Media Releases Available Now:

RANMA ½ Box Sets Vols. 1-7
Limited Edition Blu-ray MSRP: $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN Each;
Standard DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN Each
VIZ Media has released the entire gender-bending martial arts action comedy in the original Japanese series order across 7 Limited Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD Box Sets. RANMA ½ is based on the popular manga series originally created by Rumiko Takahashi. Notable bonus features include fan interviews highlighting the RANMA ½ phenomenon and episode summary booklets with each limited edition set.

POKÉMON Home Media Releases Available Now:

POKÉMON SEASON 1: INDIGO LEAGUE – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
• DVD MSRP: $54.98 U.S. / $63.99 CAN
Take a trip back to the very beginning, when the adventures were just getting started! In POKÉMON: INDIGO LEAGUE, Ash Ketchum celebrates his tenth birthday and he's ready to do what many 10-year-olds in the Kanto region set out to do - become a Pokémon Trainer! Things don't go exactly the way he planned when he ends up with a Pikachu instead of a different partner Pokémon, and winning Gym Badges turns out to be much tougher than he thought. Luckily, he's got Gym Leaders Brock and Misty at his side, along with a bevy of new Pokémon friends, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. POKÉMON Season 1: INDIGO LEAGUE - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION contains all 78 episodes (more than 27 hours) of this legendary POKÉMON season on 9 DVDs.

POKÉMON: ADVENTURES IN THE ORANGE ISLANDS – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION • DVD MSRP: $26.95 U.S. / $31.98 CAN
After a stop in Pallet Town, Ash, Misty and Brock set out to find a rare and mysterious Pokéball for Professor Oak. Their quest leads them to the Orange Islands, where Ash decides to battle in the Orange League Tournament. With new friends to meet, new Pokémon to discover, and tough new trainers to challenge them, the adventures never end for Ash and his friends! Set features 34 episodes on 3 discs.

POKÉMON: THE JOHTO LEAGUE JOURNEYS
• DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
In POKÉMON: THE JOHTO LEAGUE JOURNEYS, upon returning to Pallet Town, Ash and Misty reunite with Brock and set out on the next stage of their Pokémon journey – the Johto region! Though he still has an errand to run for Professor Oak, Ash jumps with both feet into the Johto League, taking on a couple of Gym Leaders and adding Pokémon like Totodile and Chikorita to his team. The set features the complete 41-episode series on 4 discs.

For more information on other anime titles from VIZ Media, visit www.VIZ.com.

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