VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers to fans the home media release of the verdant animated sci-fi adventure – GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET – on a special Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a standard DVD edition on October 7th.
The renowned anime studio Production I.G. created this 13-episode series that blends beautiful character and production design with a moving story about a young soldier’s adventures on a strange and mysterious planet.
VIZ Media gives GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET a collection-worthy treatment with a 16×9 widescreen presentation and the inclusion of 2 bonus OVA episodes. The home media releases feature premium packaging with an O-Card for the DVD edition and an illustrated chipboard box with a full-color 2-sided Amaray™ wrap and a special GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET art book included with the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Dialogue options include Japanese and English dubbed audio tracks along with English subtitles for both editions. Also included are clean opening and closing segments and the official promotional trailers and broadcast TV commercials. DVD MSRP: $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN; Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN.
In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space, and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he’s not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!
“GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET is a gorgeous and thrilling series that will resonate with fans on every level,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “The characters are beautifully designed and rendered, and the lavish and imaginative animation brings humanity’s long lost home world to life in a vivid way that is mesmerizing to watch and enjoy. GARGANTIA will make a wonderful addition to any collection, and we look forward to ardent fans as well as legions of new viewers enjoying this extraordinary anime adventure.”
For more information on GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET or other anime titles available from VIZ Media, please visit: www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.