San Diego Comic-Con 2018 

Author: Newsroom

San Francisco, CA, July 23, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) expands its catalog by acquiring Season 1 of CASTLEVANIA.

VIZ Media announced the acquisition of CASTLEVANIA during its official panel held this past weekend at Comic-Con International, one of the nation’s biggest annual pop culture conventions. VIZ Media has acquired home media distribution rights to the American anime-influenced series that Frederator Studios produce. CASTLEVANIA Season 1 has streamed to wide acclaim on Netflix.

Inspired by the classic video game series, CASTLEVANIA is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. In Season 1, embittered and excommunicated, Trevor Belmont finds himself drawn into a battle for the survival of Europe. This region has brought doom by destroying the one thing its greatest monster loved. 

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“We are very excited to announce VIZ Media’s acquisition of the CASTLEVANIA animated series,” says Brian Ige, VIZ Media’s Vice President of Animation. “The series has drawn a wide following, and we look forward to allowing new and existing fans to add this adventure to their collections.”

CASTLEVANIA” is a unique series with instant global recognition and popularity. Frederator is proud to have VIZ as one of our special global partners, singularly equipped to reach our fans across the world,” says Fred Seibert, President & CEO of Frederator Networks.

VIZ Media has worked with Frederator Studios and Frederator Networks to license publishing titles based on popular properties from the company’s catalogs, including BRAVEST WARRIORS, the acclaimed animated series from Pendleton Ward, the visionary creator of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. VIZ Media also published EASY EATS: A BEE AND PUPPYCAT COOKBOOK, inspired by the hit animated web series Bee and PuppyCat, which was produced by Frederator Studios and seen widely on Frederator Network’s Cartoon Hangover web channel. 

For additional information on CASTLEVANIA and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.


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