VIZ Media Announces North American Home Media Rights For ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST
New Feature Film Available On Home Video This Fall
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
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, announced home media rights for the movie ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST (アクセルワールドーインフィニットバーストー, Akuseru Waarudoo Infinitto Baasutoo, 2016) during its official panel event held this past weekend at Anime Central 2018. The film is a sequel to the 2012 ACCEL WORLD animated series, which are based on the light novels of the same title written by Reki Kawahara. ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST will be released this Fall on Blu-ray and DVD, with special extras including the two OVAs “Reverberation” and “Vacation.”
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”!
In addition to the feature film, ACCEL WORLD has thrilled audiences and anime fans as a popular 24-episode series (distributed in North America by VIZ Media) that was produced by the famed studio Sunrise. Author Reki Kawahara entered his first ACCEL WORLD novel into ASCII Media Works’ 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and won the Grand Prize. VIZ Media is the North American master licensor and retains the home media and digital streaming rights for the ACCEL WORLD anime series.
For additional information on ACCEL WORLD and other anime and manga titles distributed by VIZ Media, please visit 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 viz.com.