Viz Media Releases Vampire Knight: The Complete Collection Anime Box Set

Viz Media has released the Vampire Knight television anime series in a comprehensive DVD box set that contains both seasons of the series in a single new edition. Vampire Knight: The Complete Collection is available now and is rated TV-14. The 4-disc set is available exclusively on DVD with an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. /$43.24 CAN.

The new box set contains Vampire Knight as well as Vampire Knight Guilty, for a total of 26 episodes. Gorgeous O-card box art features foil embossed stamping, and a special illustrated chart is also included that shows the relationships between all of the series’ key characters. English dubbed 2.0 audio is available as well as the original Japanese dialogue track with English subtitles.

Yuki Cross can’t remember anything earlier than the day ten years ago when she was saved from a vampire attack by Pureblood vampire Kaname Kuran. Now Yuki, along with her partner, Zero, is a Guardian at Cross Academy, where two groups of students, the Day Class and the Night Class, coexist in relative harmony, despite the fact that the Night Class students are all vampires! But their peaceful existence is threatened when Yuki’s memories of a bloodstained past begin to emerge, and a dark shadow of evil looms ever closer!

“Audiences can return to the ominous Cross Academy and savor the gothic romance and bloodlust, dark characters, and beautiful artwork that have made the VAMPIRE KNIGHT series such a hit among anime fans,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager Animation Marketing. “For the first time, both seasons of VAMPIRE KNIGHT are available in a single complete DVD box set. For anyone that has yet to see this acclaimed series, the new release is also an ideal way to catch it in its entirety.”

VAMPIRE KNIGFHT ©2008 MATSURI HINO, HAKUSENSHA/VAMPIRE KNIGHT PROJECT

New Anime Releases: July 29, 2014

Here are the new anime releases for July 29, 2014. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Bleach Movies 1-2 Double Feature [DVD]
Dear Brother Set 1 [DVD]
Dr. Slump Movie Collection [DVD]
Monster Rancher Complete Season 2 [DVD]
Monster Rancher Complete Season 3 [DVD]
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? Complete Collection [DVD]
Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
Senran Kagura!: Ninja Flash Complete Series [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Senran Kagura!: Ninja Flash Complete Series [Blu-ray/DVD Combo Limited Edition]
Vampire Knight Complete Collection [DVD]

Shojo Beat’s Announcements at Anime Expo

Viz Media’s Shojo Beat imprint announced the following releases during its Anime Expo panel:

  • The Vampire Knight: Life bonus chapter by Matsuri Hino that takes place during the same timeline as the manga’s story. This chapter will be released as a digital exclusive.
  • The limited edition of Vampire Knight Volume 19 will be released in October 2014.
  • Vampire Knight Box Set 2, which compiles Volumes 11-19, will be released in November 2014.
  • The imprint has acquired the license for Meteor Prince by Meca Tanaka. The first volume of the manga will ship in January 2015.
  • The imprint has also acquired the license for The Demon Prince of Momichi House by Aya Shouoto. The first volume of the manga will ship in July 2015.

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: May 4-10, 2014

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of May 4-10, 2014, according to the New York Times.

1. Monster Musume Volume 3 by Okayado
2. Vampire Knight Volume 18 by Matsuri Hino
3. Attack on Titan Volume 12 by Hajime Isayama
4. Pokémon Adventures Volume 22 by Hidenori Kusaka
5. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
6. Naruto Volume 65 by Masashi Kishimoto
7. Nisekoi: False Love Volume 3 by Naoshi Komi
8. Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda and Yu
9. Attack on Titan Volume 3 by Hajime Isayama
10. Attack on Titan Volume 10 by Hajime Isayama

New Manga Releases: May 6, 2014

Here are the new manga releases for May 6, 2014. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Alice in the Country of Hearts: Love Labyrinth of Thorns GN
Bleach Omnibus GN 8
Claymore GN 24
Gantz GN 31
High School Debut Omnibus GN 2
Mayo Chiki! GN 6
Midnight Secretary GN 5 (18+)
Monster Musume GN 3
Naruto Omnibus GN 8
Nisekoi: False Love GN 3
Otomen GN 18
Phantom Thief Jeanne GN 2
Pokémon Adventures GN 22
Psyren GN 16
Ranma 1/2 Omnibus GN 2
Strobe Edge GN 10
Vampire Knight GN 18
Zero’s Familiar: Chevalier GN 1

Neon Alley Adds Over 100 New Dubbed Anime Episodes

The Fandom Post is reporting that Viz Media’s Neon Alley service has added over 100 new dubbed episodes to its roster.

The following dubbed episodes have been added:

  • All of Bleach Season 2 (Episodes 26-41) [still adding 2 episodes a week from Episode 101]
  • All of Inuyasha Season 2 (Episodes 28-54)
  • All of Death Note Seasons 1 & 2 (Episodes 1-37)
  • All of Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight: Guilty Seasons 1 & 2 (Episodes 1-26)
  • NANA (Episodes 1-22)

Viz Media Adds More Titles to Shojo Beat With New Manga Releases

Viz Media announces the acquisition by its Shojo Beat imprint of new releases for Black Bird, Vampire Knight and a brand new series, Yukarism, that are scheduled to debut during the Fall of 2014.

Yukarism and Vampire Knight Volume 19 will debut in print and also digitally on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and Android-powered smart phones. They will also be available on the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo E-readers, as well as in the iBooks and Google Play Stores.

BLACK BIRD COMPLETE MANGA BOX SET· Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens

MSRP: $149.99 U.S. / $149.99 CAN · Available October 2014

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand…or her life! Creator Kanoko Sakurakouji won the 54th annual Shogakukan Manga Award for BLACK BIRD. This box set includes volumes 1-18, comprising the entire series, and a mini art book premium.

VAMPIRE KNIGHT LIMITED EDITION VolUME 19 (Series Finale)

Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens · MSRP: $15.99 U.S. / $18.99 CAN

Available October 2014

Catch the final volume of VAMPIRE KNIGHT in a special limited edition featuring an alternate cover and mini art book. In the acclaimed series created by Matsuri Hino, Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires! The Volume 19 regular edition will also be available to readers.

VAMPIRE KNIGHT: FLEETING DREAMS · MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN

Available December 2014

A collection of short stories by Ayuna Fujisaki, based on the VAMPIRE KNIGHT manga series, featuring special illustrations and a full-color fold out by Matsuri Hino! In “Deranged Love,” a dying Rido reflects on his obsessive love for Juri. Kaname wants to reward Yuki for doing well on her studies with tutor Aido in “Gifts for Yuki.” The story of Sara’s first love is revealed in “Hidden Love.” In “Queen of the Abyss,” after Zero parts ways with Yuki and returns to being a vampire hunter, he encounters a vampire named Shien. “The Melancholy of White Lily” features a tale of the bond between Zero and Cross Academy’s wild horse, and finally the students at Cross Academy find a time capsule on campus in “In a Thousand Years.”

VAMPIRE KNIGHT MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens · MSRP: $89.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN · Available November 2014

The second box set completes the acclaimed series, and includes vols. 11-19 along with a premium mini art book.

YUKARISM · Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available in Print & Digital December 2014

Yukari Kobayakawa, an accomplished author at the age of 17, writes with amazingly accurate details about historical Japan. It turns out he has the ability to travel back in time – to his past life as a renowned courtesan in the Edo period! As he goes back and forth between the past and present, he also unravels the karmic relationship he has with his beautiful classmate Mahoro Tachibana… Catch the gorgeously illustrated historical romance from Chika Shiomi, the creator of YURARA and RASETSU (also available from VIZ Media).

Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor, Shojo Beat, says, “Fall and winter will be the perfect time to cozy up with special releases for acclaimed fan favorites like BLACK BIRD and VAMPIRE KNIGHT as well as the launch of the brand new series, YUKARISM. Mystical girls, hot vampires and time travelling courtly intrigue await readers. Don’t miss all great titles we have in store throughout the year from North America’s leading shojo manga imprint!”