This classic series finally gets the treatment it deserves!!
North American manga and anime publisher Viz Media announced at its panel at Otakon on Saturday that it will release the Ranmatelevision anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The release will mark the first time the series will get a release on Blu-ray Disc in North America. The show will also debut this fall on Neon Alley, and will also stream on VizAnime.com. Additionally, Viz Media will host special Ranmaprogramming at New York Comic Con in October.
Viz Media had previously released the 161-episode series on VHS and DVD between 1995-2008. The show originally aired in Japan between 1989-1992.
Viz Media had announced at Anime Expo last month that it will put Rumiko Takahashi's original Ranmamanga back in print. The new version will read right to left for the first time in a North American release, and will be released in an omnibus format featuring two volumes in each omnibus. The first volume will ship on March 11, 2014 and will retail for US$14.99. Viz Media will release new volumes every two months.