VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASES PERFECT FOR THE GIFT GIVING HOLIDAY SEASON
Anime Titles Will Be Must-Haves On Many Holiday Wish Lists This Year
San Francisco, CA, OCTOBER 31, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies has announced a variety of upcoming new animated titles that will make unique and thoughtful gift ideas this holiday season.
Set for release throughout November and December, this new collection includes the long awaited North American debut of HUNTER X HUNTER, a fantasy action adventure based on the best-selling manga (graphic novel) series by Yoshihiro Togashi (also published by VIZ Media). Also eagerly anticipated is the debut of the DEATH NOTE DVD Box Set Volume 1, a collection of the first 20 episodes from the popular series that has captivated millions with its highly original supernatural crime thriller plot. Other exciting releases to entice the anime lover on many gift lists this year include NARUTO THE MOVIE 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, BUSO RENKIN Volume 2 Box Set and perennial favorite with younger viewers this holiday season, the new Pokémon DIAMOND and PEARL Box Set II.
“With the 2008 holiday season approaching, VIZ Media is pleased to highlight a variety of upcoming anime releases that will delight fans of all ages,” says Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President, Sales & Product marketing, VIZ Media. “These new titles showcase an array stories, characters and visual styles that make animation such a dynamic visual genre. We are pleased to offer this wide palette of titles and invite friends, colleagues and loved ones to begin to consider the perfect gifts for this coming Holiday season!”
Pokémon DIAMOND and PEARL Box Set II Volumes 3-4 · Rated “A” for All Ages · MSRP: $24.98 US / $34.99 CAN Each · Available November 4, 2008
Beautiful cities, passionate Gym Leaders, mysterious legends of time and space, cruel villains, and of course, new Pokémon all await Ash Ketchum as he explores the Sinnoh region in the ultimate quest to become the greatest Pokémon master. Ash, Brock and their new friend Dawn continue to catch and train new Pokémon on their travels. Along the way they meet up with Pokémon regenerated from fossils and a mercenary Pokémon thief who can out-thieve even Team Rocket! If those challenges can’t bring our heroes down, nothing can! Except maybe a Pokémon dress-up competition?! This special set includes 2 DVDs (Episodes 18-34), Volumes 3-4 of the Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl series.