Viz Media announced during Comic-con 2018 that they have acquired the home media rights to the Castlevania anime series. More specifically, the company will release season 1 of the series that originally premiered on Netflix streaming services in 2017.
“We are very excited to announce VIZ Media’s acquisition of the Castlevania animated series,” says Brian Ige, VIZ Media’s Vice President of Animation. “The series has drawn a wide following and we look forward to giving new and existing fans the opportunity to add this adventure to their personal collections.”
“Castlevania is one of those unique series that had instant global recognition and popularity. Frederator is proud to have VIZ as one of our special global partners, singularly equipped to reach our fans across the world,” says Fred Seibert, President & CEO of Frederator Networks.
Castlevania is inspired by the video game series of the same name and follows key characters from the franchise over one of it’s many story arcs. The last surviving member of the Belmont clan, Trevor Belmont, must try to put a stop to the revenge filled anger of Vlad Dracula Tepes, who wishes nothing but to rid the world of humans.
Additionally, the company has acquired:
- My Hero Academia: School Briefs – Three short story collection based off of the series.
- Urusei Yat Sura – New addition of Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series.
- Fullmetal Alchemis Four Panel Books – A four-panel comic collection from the graphic novel series.
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Picture book reprint.
You can check out the series’ key art below:
Author’s take: Being a fan of physical media and the Castlevania series, I’m excited to see how VIZ media approaches this release and what they will include in the physical version. After watching the Netflix series, I found it to be pretty good, or at least better than any recent Castlevania title that has released in last few years.
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