VIZ Media Announces a Trio of Home Media Anime Releases

VIZ Media has announced that they are getting ready to release Accel World: Infinite Burst, Terraformars: Revenge, and Sailor Moon S: The Movie on home video! VIZ Media passed along statements for each of the releases:

Accel World: Infinite Burst

The film will be available on Blu-ray, with an MSRP of $24.98 U.S. / $29.99 CAN, and on DVD, with an MSRP of $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN. ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST will include English and Japanese 5.1 and stereo audio selections, English subtitles, a character art gallery, as well as two OVAs, REVERBERATION and VACATION.

In ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST, a mysterious black cloud kicks Haruyuki and his friends out of the online fighting game Brain Burst. Unable to reenter, they discover that this isn’t just an isolated incident— the cloud is spreading and preventing all Burst Linkers from accelerating. Haruyuki and the others soon learn that, to protect the bond that connects them, they must confront a powerful ancient being that has been sealed away since the dawn of the Accelerated World!

“Building on the original anime series, ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST further explores the surreal and dangerous virtual world of the Brain Burst game that Haruyuki and his friends must navigate and overcome,” says Candice Uyloan, VIZ Media’s Senior Director of Marketing. “We invite fans to catch this exciting fall release and to add this latest adventure to their personal home media collections.”

ACCEL WORLD is based on a series of popular light novels written by Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online) and was produced by the famed anime studio Sunrise (TIGER & BUNNY, Mobile Suit GundamCode GeassCowboy Bebop, KEKKAISHI). Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works’ 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and won the Grand Prize. ACCEL WORLD has also inspired a popular manga series and several video games.

VIZ Media is the official North American master licensor for ACCEL WORLD and also distributes the 12-episode anime series in addition to holding the media rights for the feature film.


Terraformars: Revenge

TERRAFORMARS: REVENGE will be available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, with  an MSRP of $59.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN. The set contains all 13 episodes of Season 2. Blu-ray episodes are presented in full 1080p HD, 16×9 video with stereo audio featuring English and Japanese dialogue options. Notable bonus features for the set include clean opening and closing segments and the official series trailers, a digital art gallery, and behind-the-scenes interviews with the English voice cast.

As TERRAFORMARS: REVENGE opens, in the mission to find a cure for the deadly A.E. virus plaguing Earth, the Terraformars are not the only enemy. A squad has turned on the Annex 1 crew, seeking to capture Akari Hizamaru and Michelle K. Davis by any means necessary. As the body count rises, the scattered squads struggle to survive and contact Earth for reinforcements. But can they hold the line in a battle for Mars and humanity on two fronts? In this complete second arc, alliances are shattered, friends turn into enemies, and the mystery of the hyper-evolved cockroaches grows ever deeper.

The TERRAFORMARS anime series features a talented English voice cast including Christopher Niosi (Akari Hizamaru), Erica Lindbeck (Michelle K. Davis), Chris Smith (Shokichi Komachi), Cherami Leigh (Kanako Sanjo), Patrick Seitz (Sylvester Asimov), Cristina Vee (Eva Frost), and Robbie Daymond (Marcos Eringrad Garcia).

VIZ Media is the domestic publisher of the TERRAFORMARS manga series (rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers), illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana with story by Yu Sasuga, and also distributes the anime series counterpart. VIZ Media also holds the exclusive North American master consumer products rights for the property.


Sailor Moon S: The Movie

In SAILOR MOON S: THE MOVIE, a sudden snowstorm has hit Tokyo, marking the return of an ancient being named Princess Snow Kaguya! She has a chilling plan to freeze Earth, but it requires the recovery of a missing piece of her ice crystal. After falling ill due to the cold, Luna is rescued by a kind hearted but misunderstood astronomer, Kakeru, who happens to have the remaining shard of the crystal! Called into action to protect Luna and her newfound crush, Sailor Moon and her team of Sailor Guardians are now only hope the world has of avoiding an eternal Winter! 

“The Sailor Guardians return in their second feature film to face a dangerous new icy threat fans of the franchise won’t want to miss,” says Brian Ige, VIZ Media’s Vice President of Animation. “Catch all the action for the first time in vivid HD this October!”

The SAILOR MOON S: THE MOVIE Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack carries an MSRP of $29.98 U.S. / $34.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD Set has an MSRP of $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN. English as well as Japanese (with English subtitles) dialogue options are available on both formats.

Bonus features for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes English voice cast interviews, English credits, and more. The film is presented in crisp 1080p HD resolution. Bonus features for the Standard Edition DVD Set include English credits.

Fans are also invited to enjoy the original SAILOR MOON anime series as well as SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL, which are now available from VIZ Media as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs as well as multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Sets.

For information on all of the above releases, please visit viz.com.

About The Author

Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.

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