Alan Smithee

Zetman Headed to DVD/Blu-Ray on November 5 (tomorrow)

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The folks at VIZ Media have done it again and will be releasing the much anticipated (at least by me) Zetman next week. Will you be picking it up?


Zetman, Releasing November 5th from Viz Media

The series, created by Masakazu Katsura (Tiger & Bunny, Video Girl Ai) is a dark and gritty science fiction that has a American superhero feel to it, think Batman. The story centers around two boys, Jin and Kouga, who come from very different families but are intertwined as they both attempt to fight monsters called “Players” and defend mankind as their alter egos ZET and Alphasz.

San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, expands its substantial anime catalog with the addition of the dark sci-fi action series ZETMAN on November 5th. The 13-episode series is rated ‘TV-MA’ for Mature Audiences and will be offered Uncut in DVD and Blu-ray editions. The DVD MSRP is $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN and Blu-ray MSRP is $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN.

ZETMAN is based on a popular manga (graphic novel) series by Masakazu Katsura, who also created VIDEO GIRL AI and I”S (both published in North America by VIZ Media) and was the character designer for the hit anime series, TIGER & BUNNY (also available on Blu-ray and DVD at North American retailers).

Features for the Blu-ray and DVD editions include English dubbed or original Japanese audio selections (with English Subtitles), clean opening and ending segments, the original Japanese broadcast trailer, marathon play option, and an exclusive interview with ZETMAN manga series creator Masakazu Katsura taken during his recent appearance at New York Comic Con.

Jin and Kouga may come from very different walks of life, but both boys are searching for the real meaning of justice and what it means to be a hero! Jin may be poor, but he lives a happy life with his grandfather, until the day tragedy strikes and changes his life forever. Kouga, born into a wealthy family, is in line to inherit his family’s power and fortune. But what is true strength? What does it really mean to be human? Jin and Kouga’s fates intertwine in their struggle to harness the power that lies within each of them!

“ZETMAN delivers unique perspectives on being human and a hero and combines expressive characters and a thought-provoking story with plenty of uncut visceral action to make for a fast-paced and thrilling highlight of our winter anime release schedule,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “With the start of the holiday season, the ZETMAN anime series also makes a cool gift for gritty action anime fans, and we look forward to fans catching all of the action with this new home video DVD and Blu-ray release.”

Seriously, the manga was an amazing read and from what I’ve seen from production stills from the anime, it should be just as good. There’s a real sense of the creator taking his time with this project so that it was done right.

We hopefully will be able to bring you guys and gals a review in the coming weeks when it’s released and we’ve had a chance to digest it all.

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