What is Viz Media planning on releasing later this year? What are the two properties they announced today for American consumption this fall?
First off, Viz will be bringing the Accel World: Infinite Burst feature film to the US. The movie is a continuation of the Accel World animated series, which was released in 2012.
In ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST, Haruyuki and his friends are playing the online fighting game Brain Burst, locked in a territory battle with a rival group as usual. But things take an unexpected turn when a mysterious black cloud kicks them out of the game and prevents them from reentering. The seemingly impossible phenomenon isn’t just an isolated incident—it’s spreading and preventing all Burst Linkers from accelerating. Haruyuki and the others soon learn that to protect the bond that connects them, they must confront a powerful ancient being that has been sealed away since the dawn of the “Accelerated World”!
Look for Accel World: Infinite Burst to come to Blu-Ray and DVD this fall — it will include exclusive special extras like the two OVAs “Reverberation” and “Vacation.”
Viz also announced the impending arrival of the romantic comedy manga Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast For Spirits. Based on several light novels by author Midori Yuma, the manga version is written and drawn by Wako Ioka, with character designs by Laruha.
In KAKURIYO: BED & BREAKFAST FOR SPIRITS, Aoi Tsubasa inherited her grandfather’s ability to see spirits – and his massive debt to them! Now she’s been kidnapped and taken to Kakuriyo, the spirit world, to make good on his bill. Her options: marry the head of the inn her grandfather trashed or get eaten by the supernatural creatures who work there. But Aoi isn’t the type to let spirits push her around, and she’s determined to redeem her grandfather’s IOU on her own terms!
Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast For Spirits will be rated “T” for Teens and be published this fall under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint, in both physical and digital formats.