VIZ Media Details New Anime & Manga Releases For July
New Releases Include JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE And POKÉMON Home Media Sets As Well As Manga Series BEASTARS And DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR
The home media debut of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE SET 4: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray set and DVD set; DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE continues the multigenerational tale of the Joestar family with Josuke Higashikata. In partnership with The Pokémon Company International, POKÉMON THE SERIES: DIAMOND AND PEARL COMPLETE SEASON also arrives on DVD and includes all 51 episodes of Ash’s adventures in the Sinnoh region.
New manga publishing debuts for July include the indie darling BEASTARS, a high school drama in which animal students grapple with the very human issues of prejudice and discrimination. The new Shojo Beat series DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR centers around a love triangle that develops when a high school girl is torn between a boy in her class and her teacher.
New Home Media Releases for July:
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE SET 4: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE Part 1
Limited Edition Blu-ray & Standard Edition DVD Sets
Blu-ray MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
Available July 2nd
It’s 1999, and Jotaro Kujo has just arrived in the idyllic Japanese town of Morioh—only this time, he’s not hunting DIO and his henchmen. His search for the illegitimate child of Joseph Joestar has brought him face-to-face with Josuke Higashikata, a Stand-wielding, butt-kicking high schooler who happens to be afraid of turtles. But behind Morioh’s tranquil facade is an invisible evil slowly eating away at the peace and well-being of its residents. Bizarre happenings are becoming commonplace, and the Joestar clan must rise to the occasion if they and the town of Morioh are to survive.
POKÉMON THE SERIES: DIAMOND AND PEARL COMPLETE SEASON
DVD MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN · Available July 30th
If Gary Oak is headed for the Sinnoh region, then Ash Ketchum won’t be far behind! Ready to take on the Sinnoh League, Ash brings along Pikachu and meets up with Brock in Sinnoh, where the pair of Trainers are soon joined by a third—Dawn, a novice Pokémon Coordinator determined to follow in the footsteps of her mother. Both Ash and Dawn struggle with their respective paths, but it’s easy for them to make new friends, gaining new Pokémon like Turtwig and Piplup.
New Publishing Releases for July:
BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN / $8.99 Digital · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Available July 16th
At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, friendships maintain the fragile peace. Who among them will become a Beastar—a hero destined to lead in a society naturally rife with mistrust?
DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR by Mika Yamamori
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / $6.99 Digital · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Available July 2nd
After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she remembers once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger!
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