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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PR: Viz Sets Release For Rinne no Lagrange on DVD/Blu-Ray

VIZ MEDIA DELIVERS THE NORTH AMERICAN
DVD AND BLU-RAY RELEASE OF
LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE SET 1

Kinetic Action/Comedy Sci-Fi Anime Series Created By
Production I.G. And Studio XEBEC Features A Sexy Cast And
A Sleek Robot Arsenal Designed By Nissan Motors

San Francisco, CA, June 4, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced the release of Set 1 of the spirited sci-fi action comedy – LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE – on DVD and Blu-ray on June 11th. The 2-disc set, featuring the first 12 episodes of the series, is rated ‘TV-MA’ for Mature Audiences and will carry a DVD MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $43.24 CAN; Blu-ray MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $66.15 CAN.

Bonus features include Production Art, Clean Opening & Ending sequences, as well as 6 extra “Omake” shorts (the "Kamogawa Drama”) about the main characters’ day-to-day life in Kamogawa City. The set features both original Japanese (with English subtitles) and dubbed English dialogue options.


LAGRANGE – THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE depicts the adventures of a 17 year-old girl whose mission becomes to defend her city from invading space aliens. Madoka Kyono is an energetic girl who is full of passion. As the proud, and only, member of the Kamogawa Girls' High School Jersey Club, she goes around helping people in need. But Madoka's life is turned upside down when she is suddenly asked by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot a robot. Motivated by her desire to protect the people and city of Kamogawa, Madoka agrees to pilot the resurrected Vox robot to fight against extraterrestrials that have come to attack Earth.

LAGRANGE – THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE was produced by Studio XEBEC (Broken Blade, Martian Successor Nadesico, Fafner), created by the famed animation studio, Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell S.A.C Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings), and directed by Tatsuo Sato (Martian Successor Nadesico, Ninja Scroll: The Series, Stellvia). The robots were notably designed in collaboration with Nissan Motor Co., LTD's creative team and selected from more than 60 designs from an internal Nissan design competition.

With a cast of stylish lead characters, innovatively conceived robots, and rich visual production, LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE will make an upbeat addition to anime libraries this summer,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “The series delivers a colorful and spunky mix of action, comedy, drama and science fiction that has entertained fans across North America ever since it was simulcast on VIZAnime on the same day as its original Japanese debut. Take a journey to Kamogawa City and join Madoka and her friends for interstellar alien battles, laughs and fun in this new DVD and Blu-ray release!”

To view a trailer of LAGRANGE: THE FLOWER OF RIN-NE, please visit http://youtu.be/vsEkel0pFYw. For more information about the series, please visit http://www.viz.com/anime/dvd/lagrange-video.

For more information on VIZ Media anime properties, please visit www.viz.com/anime.


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 anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, 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.