VIZ Media Announces the Acquisition of K: SEVEN STORIES
Include Six Action-Driven Original Animated Stories And Spinoff Shorts Based On The Hit Anime Series
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Official Site: k-project.jpn.com (Japan)
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its catalog for the K anime franchise with the acquisition of K: SEVEN STORIES (2018).
The agreement forged with Japan-based King Records covers the digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandising rights to K: SEVEN STORIES. Based on the hit anime property from Studio GoHands and GoRA Project, K: SEVEN STORIES is a collection of six original animated stories and spinoff shorts featuring both new and returning characters from the visually stunning k-project universe. More details on the home media release for K: SEVEN STORIES is forthcoming.
The original K anime series followed the story of Yashiro “Shiro” Isana, a teen wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing. He finds himself being hunted by the group HOMRA, led by Mikoto Suoh, the Red King. With help from a young man named Kuroh Yatogami and a mysterious girl who only refers to herself as Neko, Shiro tries to prove his innocence, only to discover a shocking truth that would change his life forever. The series later spawned a feature-length movie, K: MISSING KINGS (劇場版 K MISSING KINGS, Gekijooban K MISSING KINGS, 2014), followed by a second season, K: RETURN OF KINGS (2015).
VIZ Media holds the North American digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandising rights to Seasons 1 and 2 of the K anime series as well as the K: MISSING KINGS feature film. These home media releases are available now in DVD and Blu-ray formats.
For additional information on K or other award-winning anime titles distributed by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.