VIZ Media to Show New Episodes of Infini-T Force on Official Website
VIZ Media will show new episodes of Infini-T Force on its official website.
Announced by VIZ Media’s official Twitter account, new episodes of Infini-T Force will be shown on its official website at Viz.com/Watch with a North American premiere of episode 1 and episode 2 on Wednesday, October 4th.
There will be new episode every Tuesday after the North American premiere, with each episode having English subtitles provided and the ability to stream on-demand on VIZ Media’s official website and on streaming platform Tubi TV, in partnership with VIZ Media.
VIZ Media also acquired the rights for home video, digital streaming, EST, and merchandise in addition to the theatrical rights to a featured-length movie debuting early 2018 in Japan. These acquisition rights are in regards to North America, Latin America, and Oceania.
Infini-T Force is the newest anime from Tatsunoko Production in celebration of the company’s 55th anniversary that also included the live-action Hurricane Polymar film that premiered in May of this year.
The company that worked on The Boy and the Beast and Wolf Children, Digital Frontier, will be helping Tatsunoko Productions for their 55th anniversary.
The full press release is quoted below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF TATSUNOKO PRODUCTION’S NEW ACTION ANIME SERIES INFINI-T FORCE
Series Marks The Legendary Studio’s 55th Anniversary; Catch The Upcoming North American Premiere Of Subtitled Episodes
San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the acquisition of INFINI-T FORCE, a hero-action series from the legendary anime studio, Tatsunoko Production. The acquisition includes rights for digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise in North America, Latin America and Oceania. In addition, VIZ Media has acquired the feature-length movie, debuting in Japan in early 2018; this acquisition includes theatrical rights.
VIZ Media also announces the North American streaming premiere of INFINI-T FORCE Episodes 1 and 2 on Wednesday, October 4th on VIZ.com/Watch. Episodes will be presented with English subtitles and will be available to stream on-demand. Subsequent new episodes of INFINI-T FORCE will debut on every Tuesday.
2017 marks the 55th Anniversary of the founding of one of Japan’s most famous animation studios – Tatsunoko Production. As the centerpiece of the anniversary, INFINI-T FORCE unites the heroes from four of the studio’s most popular shows – Gatchaman, Hurricane Polimar, Casshan and Tekkaman.
“INFINI-T FORCE introduces Tatsunoko Production’s most famous anime superheroes for a new generation of viewers while also exciting fans of the original shows,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “We are honored to work with Tatsunoko Production in presenting INFINI-T FORCE to North American fans this fall!”
Living in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district, Emi Kaido is the envy of almost every high schooler in Japan. She has startling wealth, a luxurious modern apartment, and no parents in sight. But beneath it all lies a tangle of apathy and loneliness. Emi is parentless and is looking for diversion in all the wrong—and dangerous—places. And it’s the choices Emi makes that teaches her that life can change in an instant. Her penchant for peril drags her into yet another life-and-death situation, this time involving an enigmatic object known as the “Case” and four mysterious heroes. What ensues is an all-out battle between good and evil, and a story of self-realization. The future of humanity and the world lies in Emi’s hands.
Founded in 1962 by animation visionary, Tatsuo Yoshida, Tatsunoko Production continues to be a pioneer of Japanese animation. Tatsunoko franchises have captivated viewers around the world for generations with a wide range of animated properties, including Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets.
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.
UPDATE 10/3/2017 1:00pm US-PST: Added additional information from VIZ Media official press release