Posts Tagged ‘THE PRINCE OF TENNIS’

VIZ Media Delivers Exciting Sports Action With Prince of Tennis Anime

Posted 16 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Anime, Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez “The Prince of Tennis” is available from May 18 on Amazon Instant Video.

Viz Media seems to be on fire lately, with a number of great releases coming out of their headquarters. Next up out of the blocks is “The Prince of Tennis”, which is available from May 18 on Amazon Instant Video.

Season one of the sports anime hit, including episodes 1-13 is available for purchase at 1.99 each. The Prince of Tennis series is based on the smash hit manga (graphic novel) series created by Takeshi Konomi that has sold more than 30 million copies in Japan, and is also published exclusively in North America by VIZ Media (Rated ‘A’ for All Ages).

The dubbed series follows the on and off court adventures of Ryoma Echizen, the 12-year-old son of a famous tennis player and a prodigy in his own right. Looking to make a mark, he joins his junior high school tennis team, known as one of the most competitive in Japan. Read More

VIZ Media Announces Season Finale Of Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan

Posted 22 Dec 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Animation, Anime, Film Industry News

By Jason A. Hill

NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN Movies i didnt getVIZ Media has announced that the season one finale of the online streaming anime hit series NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN will conclude on VIZAnime.com, the company’s premier website for anime, on December 27, 2010. Also announced is the manga (graphic novel) version of NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, which the anime is based upon. Created by Hiroshi Shiibashi, Vol. 1 will have its North American debut under the Shonen Jump imprint on February 1st 2011, is rated “T”™ for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

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.

Hiroshi Shiibashi debuted in Japan in Business Jump magazine with the series, Aratama. NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN is his breakout hit. He also worked as an assistant to manga artist, Hirohiko Araki, the creator of JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE (also published in North America by VIZ Media). Read More