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Viz Media Launches iTunes Anime Promotion
Buso Renkin and Vampire Knight Guilty get first episodes free
By Chris Beveridge
January 12, 2011
rings in 2011 and expands its current anime promotion on iTunes in the U.S. (www.iTunes.com
) to include the premieres of BUSO RENKIN and VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY. To celebrate the debuts, you can download the first full episode of both series for free
from now thru February 1st
. All subsequent episodes are available to rent for only $0.99 each, or to own for only $1.99 each.
BUSO RENKIN (rated TV-14) is based on a popular 10-volume manga series by Nobuhiro Watsuki (RUROUNI KENSHIN) and introduces audiences to Kazuki Muto, a high school student who thinks he's saving a girl from a monster, but it turns out that he's the one who needs saving! Kazuki is stabbed and killed while fighting a homunculus, a malevolent creature that feeds on humans. A girl, Tokiko Tsumura, revives him by replacing his heart with an alchemical device called a kakugane. With this device, Kazuki can create his own Buso Renkin, a powerful alchemical weapon in the form of a huge lance, capable of destroying homunculi. With his new weapon, Kazuki decides to join forces with Tokiko to eliminate the evil homunculi and destroy their master, the strange and eccentric Papillon Masked Creator!
VAMPIRE KNIGHT GUILTY (rated TV-14), is the second season of the hit gothic romance based on the bestselling manga series about a high school populated by a class of vampires. Yuki is torn between the two people she cares for most when Zero is accused of Shizuka Hio’s murder and Kaname refuses to attest to his innocence. Drawn deeper into the world of vampires, Yuki struggles to recall the events of ten years earlier but fails time and again. Kaname evades Yuki’s questions about the past, but when her visions of blood grow more frequent and intense, the past may come to light whether she wants it to or not!
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