VIZ Media Delivers the Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1

VIZ Media announces the home media release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1.

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 is available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Set and Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack carries an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN (Standard Edition $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN); the Standard Edition DVD carries an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

With these new home media releases, audiences can enjoy the action of the first 14 episodes of the acclaimed reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga series along with a host of notable bonus features.

The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, four-disc collection (two DVDs and two Blu-rays), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The LE Combo Pack also contains seven full-color collectible art cards and a premium 88-page full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries, exclusive interviews, character settings and more. Blu-ray bonus content includes series trailers, a digital art gallery and a special “Introduction to Sailor Moon Crystal” featurette with the English voice actors. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p HD video format from the Japanese home video masters.

The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Standard DVD Set features four discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format.

“The saga of Sailor Moon and her band of legendary interstellar guardians is wonderfully updated for a new generation of fans in Sailor Moon Crystal and we are proud to deliver the first home media release for the new series,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “We know many new viewers along with fans of the original series have anticipated this release and they will be delighted with the crisp HD presentation and the many extra features we also included.”

Naoko Takeuchi’s landmark series, Sailor Moon, returns for a new generation. Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, an awkward teenage girl whose life is turned upside-down when she becomes Sailor Moon, guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal. With Tokyo under constant threat from the dark forces of Queen Metalia, Usagi’s arrival couldn’t have come at a better time. And luckily, she won’t have to do it alone. Other Sailor Guardians are awakening to join in the fight and help Usagi answer the biggest question of all: What power does the Legendary Silver Crystal hold?

Information on the ACCA: 13th Ward Observation Department Anime

It has been announced that the forthcoming ACCA: 13th Ward Observation Department is scheduled to premiere in Japan in January 2017.

Shingo Natsume is directing the anime at MADHOUSE. Tomohiro Suzuki is handling the series composition, Norifumi Kugai is adapting the characters for animation, and Ryō Takahashi is composing the music.

The cast for ACCA: 13th Ward Observation Department includes:

  • Hiro Shimono is Jean Otus
  • Kenjiro Tsuda is Niino
  • Junichi Suwabe is Groshular
  • Koji Yusa is Lilium
  • Toru Ohkawa is Spade
  • Hikaru Midorikawa is Pastice
  • Hiroki Yasumoto is Payne

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for the Drifters Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Drifters anime:

  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki is Naoshi Kanno
  • Daisuke Ono is Butch Cassidy
  • Wataru Takagi is Sundance Kid
  • Akira Ishida is Genkrou Hangan Yoshitsune

Kenichi Suzuki is directing the anime. Hideyuki Kurata is in charge of the series composition and writing the scripts. Yousuke Kuroda is also writing the scripts along with Kurata. Ryoji Nakamori is designing the characters and also serving as chief animation director.

Drifters is scheduled to premiere in Japan on October 7, 2016.

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for the Yuri!!! on Ice Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Yuri!!! on Ice anime:

  • Yoshimasa Hosoya is Atabek Altyn
  • Yūtarō Honjō is Chi Guanhong
  • Hiroki Yasumoto is Kristoff Giacometti
  • Mamoru Miyano is Jean-Jacques Leroy
  • Kensho Ono is Phichit Chulanont
  • Tomoaki Maeno is Michele Crispino
  • Ayumu Murase is Kenjirō Minami
  • Kenji Nojima is Lee Seung-gil

Manga creator Mitsurou Kubo and director Sayo Yamamoto are credited with the original work for the series. Yamamoto is also directing and overseeing the scripts for the series, and Kubo is designing the original characters and drawing the storyboards. Additionally, Tadashi Hiramatsu is adapting the character designs for animation and Taro Umebayashi (aka milk from PIANO) and Taku Matsushiba (PIANO) are composing the music

Yuri!!! on Ice is scheduled to premiere in Japan in October 2016.

Source: ANN

English Cast for Rio – Rainbow Gate!

The English cast for the Rio – Rainbow Gate! anime has been announced:

  • Amber Lee Connors is Rio Rollins
  • Amanda Julina is Mint Clark
  • Brittany Lauda is Rina Tachibana
  • Natalie Hoover is Anya Hellsing
  • Amanda Lee is Elle Adams
  • Caitlynn French is Ille Adams
  • Natalie Van Sistine is Rosa Canyon
  • Todd Haberkorn is Mr. Clark
  • Mike Pollock is Tom Howard
  • Michelle Rojas is Dana
  • Melissa Sternenburg is Tiffany
  • Marissa Lenti is Cartia Goldschmidt
  • Sarah Anne Williams is Linda
  • Kira Buckland is Jack Mighty
  • Michele Knotz is Queen
  • Matt Shipman is King
  • Cheryl Li is Yang-Yang
  • Billy Bob Thompson is Bull Hard
  • Jason Marnocha is Olrin Dunhill
  • Vic Mignogna is Elvis
  • Meli Grant is Joker
  • Anthony Sardinha is Carlos
  • Eddy Lee is Robert
  • Felecia Angelle is Jane
  • Emily Fajardo is Irina
  • Howard Wang is Ray
  • Nick Landis is Charlie

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for the Poco’s Udon World Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Poco’s Udon World anime:

  • Kana Hanazawa is Sae Fujiyama
  • Takaya Kuroda is Gorō Hamada
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana is Hiroshi Nagatsuma
  • Kousuke Toriumi is Manabu Saeki
  • Yu Shimamura is Yukie Saeki
  • Kujira is Fumi Yoshioka
  • Yuko Minaguchi is Mai Tanaka (Manabe)
  • Kaede Hondo is Nozomi Tanaka
  • Hiroshi Naka is Sōta’s father
  • Kikuko Inoue is Sōta’s mother
  • Akiko Kimura is Nakajima’s mother
  • Yu Kobayashi is Kaeru/Frog

Yoshihide Ibata is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Natsuko Takahashi is in charge of series composition, and Eriko Itō is serving as both the chief animation director and the character designer. Yukari Hashimoto is composing the music.

Poco’s Udon World is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 9, 2016.

Source: ANN

Five Additional Cast Members Announced for the Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru Anime

Five additional cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru anime:

  • Junji Majima is Nikkari Aoe
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu is Hachisuka Kotetsu
  • Kento Hama is Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki
  • Sōma Saitō is Namazuo Toushirou
  • Kaito Ishikawa is Kasen Kanesada

Takashi Naoya is directing the series at Doga Kobo. Junichiro Taniguchi is designing the characters, and Pierre Sugiura is writing and overseeing the scripts. Kenji Kawai is composing the music.

Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in October 2016.

Source: ANN