Viz Free Manga iPad App Launchs

VIZManga-FrontSince this is Anime related, we’ll pass along the news that VIZ Media has announced its digital Manga (graphic novel) application for the Apple® iPad™ mobile device, which launched yesterday for FREE download through the iTunes Store.

Additionally: “DEATH NOTE Vol. 1 will be available as a FREE download for a limited time only. Readers are encouraged to check the app regularly, as new additions to the store and free Chapter 1 previews of other forthcoming manga series for the iPad will also be featured and added on a frequent and regular basis.

BLEACH Vols. 1-2, DEATH NOTE Vols. 1-2, DRAGON BALL Vol. 1, NARUTO Vols. 1-2, and ONE PIECE Vols. 1-2, as well as the recently launched BAKUMAN Vol. 1.
In Week 2, the shojo fan favorite OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Vol. 1 joins the lineup. All volumes will be available for purchase and download directly within the application for $4.99 per volume.”

Vampire Knight Season 2

VampireKnightGuilty-KeyVisual-smVIZ Media announced today the debut of VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY, the second season of  theVAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series (both rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) available now from, the company’s premier website for anime, as well as the streaming content provider HULU (

” 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 dorms, they cross paths with the mysterious 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!
 In VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY, Yuki is torn between the two people she cares for most when Zero is accused of Shizuka Hio’s murder and Kaname refuses to attest to his innocence. Drawn deeper into the world of vampires, Yuki struggles to
recall the events of ten years earlier but fails time and again. Kaname evades Yuki’s questions about the past, but when her visions of blood grow more frequent and intense, the past may come to light whether she wants it to or not!”

VAMPIRE KNIGHT and VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY are based on themanga series created by Matsuri Hino. VAMPIRE KNIGHT is currently serialized in LaLa magazine in Japan.
 For more information on the VAMPIRE KNIGHT manga and to read free previews online you can visit For more information on this and other animated titles from VIZ Media check out

Bleach, Naruto, Vampire Night DVDs

VIZ Media has announced several new DVD releases scheduled for September and October that expand the company’s popular BLEACH, NARUTO  and VAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series.
BLEACH_32BLEACH Volume 32 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $24.92 U.S. / $35.99 CAN · Available September 21st
Captain Hitsugaya’s advance Soul Reaper troops get involved in some unexpected sidelines during their stay in the World of the Living. When Karin Kurosaki agrees to go up against a tough group of middle school students in a game of soccer, Hitsugaya himself steps in to lend a hand. Then all the top members of Karakura First High School’s kendo team are injured, and Ikkaku is brought in to put the remaining team members through a training regimen from hell!
Contains episodes 132 thru 135.
BLEACH UNCUT BOX SET SEASON 6 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available September 28th
Back in the World of the Living, Ichigo Kurosaki has been officially recognized as a Substitute Soul Reaper by the Soul Society. But trouble soon comes to Karakura Town in the form of Visoreds, a group of ex-Soul Reapers that have crossed over into the realm of the Hollows. As they try to recruit Ichigo to their side, it is revealed that former Captain Sosuke Aizen is attempting to create an army of Hollows with Soul Reaper powers called Arrancars. It will take Ichigo and his friends, along with a detachment of Soul Reapers, to keep them from destroying the town.
Contains episodes 110 thru 121 (Original and Uncut)
For more information on BLEACH, please visit
New VAMPIRE KNIGHT Releases Include:
VampKnight_2VAMPIRE KNIGHT Volume 2 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $19.97 U.S. / $28.99 CAN · Available September 28th
A new teacher arrives at Cross Academy with a hidden identity and possibly deadly connection to Zero, whose suffering is driving him to desperation. Yuki’s feelings are torn between Zero and Kaname, and her determination to help Zero may lead her to betray the one she loves most.
Contains episodes: 5-8
New NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Releases Include:
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 4 SPECIAL EDITION · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $69.97 U.S. / $99.99 CAN · Available October 19th
Team Kakashi’s spying mission brings them face to face with the Leaf’s most deadly enemy, Orochimaru. Naruto’s rage brings forth the Nine-Tailed Fox, but at great risk to both himself and those he cares for the most. With Naruto’s rampage quelled, the team continues on to Orochimaru’s lair to find Sasuke, but the mysterious Sai has disappeared. Could one of their own be planning the ultimate betrayal?
The Special Edition Box Set contains 14 episodes (episodes 40-53) on 3 discs, and a special limited edition collectible Sasuke figure.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 4 STANDARD EDITION · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN · Available October 19th
DVD-only collection featuring 14 episodes on 3 discs. Limited edition collectible figure not included.
NARUTO UNCUT SEASON 4, PART 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 U.S. / $71.99 CAN ·
Available October 26th
In the Hidden Leaf Village there are few things that Naruto and Choji love more than a steaming bowl of Ichiraku ramen. But when the daughter of the noodle shop owner is kidnapped, they’re on the case. Then, missions for the Leaf ninja lead them to the Land of Bears after a fallen meteorite and on to the Land of Greens where the team must protect a princess. When an evil ninja who’s after the princess gets in their way, Naruto puts his life on the line to save her!
Contains episodes 164-191.
For more information on NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, please visit

'Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan'

NuraViz Media tells us that NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN is available for free viewing on, the company’s website for anime.

The first subtitled episode of the new fantasy action-adventure series about a junior high school student that is part human and part yokai (supernatural demon), premiered for free after the series debut in Japan; free new episodes will be simulcast mere hours after it airs in Japan each Monday.

NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN is based on the Nurarihyon no Mago manga series in Japan, is also being offered under the SHONEN JUMP imprint.

While the day belongs to humans, the night belongs to yokai, supernatural creatures that thrive on human fear. Caught between these worlds is Rikuo Nura. He’s three-quarters human, but his grandfather is none other than Nurarihyon, the supreme commander of the Nura clan, a powerful yokai consortium. So, Rikuo is an ordinary teenager three quarters of the time, until his yokai blood awakens. Then he transforms into the future leader of the Nura clan, leading a hundred demons.

To view subtitled NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN animated episodes (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and other VIZ Media animated titles, you can visit

'Bleach': Free Online

BLEACHtMovie_WVIZ Media announced that English-subtitled episodes from the most current story arc of BLEACH will begin streaming for free in the U.S. via the company’s premier website for anime,
Starting today with Episode 275, will stream a new BLEACH episode one week after it has aired in Japan.

BLEACH is one of the most popular Japanese anime and manga properties in the world and this near simulcast schedule is part of VIZ Anime’s ongoing strategy to bring hit animated properties to a national audience via the web.
BLEACH is a popular manga and animated series (both rated ‘T’ for Teens), that follows the adventures of Ichigo, a 15-year old student with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow — a malevolent lost soul – Ichigo encounters Rukia, a Soul Reaper, and inadvertently absorbs her powers. Now, he’s dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace.