Monday, May 22, 2017
VIZ Media Announces "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" Season 1 Blu-ray Set
Multi-Generational Action/Adventure Anime Series Debuts On Home Media This Summer With Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set
San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, excites anime and action/adventure fans as it announces preorders for the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray Set.
The set is scheduled for retail release on July 25th, 2017 and features the entire first season, Episodes 1-26, of the acclaimed multi-generational fantasy action series. The anime is based on the Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency arcs of the renowned long-running manga series created by Hirohiko Araki (and also published by VIZ Media; rated ‘T+ for Older Teens). The Limited Edition Blu-ray Set for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 1 will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN.
Fans that order the set from online retailer The Right Stuf will receive a “Word Effects” print, deep-purple cotton bandana as a special gift with purchase.
Blu-ray episodes will be presented in full 1080p HD, 16x9 video and stereo audio featuring English and Japanese dialogue options. Notable bonus content includes a 168-page booklet, a digital character art gallery and collectible art cards.
The opening season of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is set in late 19th century England, where rivals and surrogate brothers Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando discover a mysterious stone mask. The mask is an artifact of an ancient Central American culture and is capable of granting its wearer eternal life, but only at a heavy price. As the dark powers of the Stone Mask are unleashed, the brothers’ actions will define legacies that span generations.
“JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is a riveting saga depicting the fantastic and audacious adventures of the Joestar family. Based on one of the most popular manga series of all time, no anime or action fan will want to miss it,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “Audiences will love how this celebrated manga series is brought to life with memorable characters, unbelievable color palettes and incredible jaw-dropping action sequences.”
VIZ Media is the master distributor for the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.
For additional information on JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.