Viz Media will usher in summer with an exciting slate of home media and anime titles, including the final seasons of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN and SAILOR MOON: SAILOR STARS,
The first English-dubbed season of SAILOR MOON: SAILOR STARS PART 1 debuts on June 18 in limited edition Blu-Ray combo pack (MSRP $79.99), standard Blu-Ray (MSRP $69.99) and DVD (MSRP $39.99) sets. Cast members from Seasons 1-4 will reprise their roles. According to Viz Media:
“Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians are about to face their greatest challenge yet—high school! But as the girls take their next big step in life and Chibi-USA prepares to return to the future, a mysterious force frees the evil Queen Nehalennia! While the struggle to contain her old enemy will be difficult, it may be Mamoru’s year of studying abroad that hurts Usagi the most.”
The final boxed set of the long-running series NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Set 38 (MSRP $39.99) will arrive in stores on June 11. The Hidden Leaf ninja return to their daily lives after the Fourth Great Ninja War, some tackling dangerous jobs while others deal with the post-war aftermath.
Rounding out the Viz Media home video releases is the entire 13-episode series of MEGALOBOX (limited edition Blu-Ray, $69.99; standard Blu-Ray, $49.98 and standard DVD, $39.99). MEGALOBOX has a planned release date of June 25.
“Bored, resigned, and unfulfilled, a young man with neither name nor past survives by fighting in underground matches of a sport called ‘Megalobox.’ Obsessed with proving himself, JNK.DOG becomes a man driven to do whatever it takes to fight his way to the top of the rankings and take on the champion.”
On the manga side, Viz Media has announced the release of the complete box sets of two classics, DRAGON BALL and DRAGON BALL Z (June 4), as well as the prequel POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US—ZERAORA’S STORY (June 11) and high school drama KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE (June 11). EVANGELION ILLUSTRATIONS 2007-2017 collects ten years of artwork from the enduring and iconic pop culture phenomenon.
Can’t wait? Check out the cover art for SAILOR MOON, MEGALOBOX, and EVANGELION below.
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