VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced their list of DVD titles scheduled for release in April 2010. This includes the next episodic releases of the popular BLEACH and NARUTO series, and the latest box set release of NARUTO SHIPPPUDEN.
New NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Releases Include:
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Box Set 2 Special Edition • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens • MSRP: $69.97 US / $99.99 CAN • Available April 20
Team Kakashi is joined by Team Guy in their pursuit of Gaara’s kidnappers, Deidara and Sasori, but their way to the Akatsuki hideout is fraught with familiar enemies and deadly traps. Once inside, Sakura and Granny Chiyo must take on Chiyo’s own grandson, the puppet master Sasori, whose complex tricks and genius puppetry demand every last ounce of Chiyo’s and Sakura’s strength and skill to counter. Meanwhile, Naruto and Kakashi take off after Deidara, who is once again on the run with Gaara in tow…
The Special Edition Box Set contains 13 episodes on 3 discs, exclusive art card, and a collectible NARUTO Shippuden Mininja figure (Deidara).
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Box Set 2 Standard Edition • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens • MSRP: $49.95 US / $71.99 CAN • Available April 20
DVD-only collection featuring 13 episodes on 3 discs. Exclusive art card and collectible figure not included.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Volume 8 • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens • MSRP: $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN • Available April 6
Supported by Naruto’s powerful chakra, Granny Chiyo performs the Reanimation Ninjutsu to revive Gaara, but the cost is high. Back in the Leaf Village, Kakashi must spend time in the hospital to recover from his use of the Mangekyo Sharingan. With two open spots on Team Kakashi, Naruto is prepared to recruit some of his friends from the village. But unbeknownst to him, the replacements are being chosen by the village elders, and at least one of them he’s really going to hate!
NARUTO Uncut Season 2 Volume 2 Box Set • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens • MSRP: $39.97 US / $57.99 CAN • Available April 27
The destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village has been averted, but at great cost. While the village mourns, a new menace arrives in the form of Sasuke’s brother, Itachi Uchiha–but why is he after Naruto? Then Jiraiya whisks Naruto away on a training journey to find the legendary kunoichi Tsunade, who’s been selected to become the new Hokage. But they’d better hurry, because Orochimaru is looking for her as well!
BLEACH Volume 27 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens • MSRP: $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN • Available April 20
With the Bounts defeated, Ichigo and his friends settle down to what they think will be an ordinary life of school and battling Hollows. But things take a turn for the unusual when a new student arrives at school who seems to know all about Ichigo–including the Hollow within him that’s getting stronger all the time. With a menacing Spiritual Pressure descending on Karakura Town, Isshin and Urahara are worried that someone is creating an army of Arrancar–Hollows with Soul Reaper powers–and that someone may be former Soul Reaper captain Sosuke Aizen!
Episodes: 110 thru 113