Date: 2007 January 14 05:07
Posted by Davie
According to Anime News Network Viz has acquired the anime Death Note for a DVD release in the U.S. A Viz representative said that the download episodes will be subtitled and can be obtained by viewers from their website.
"We look at Download to Own as a means to satisfy fans who are at the forefront of these properties released in Japan and want to see the properties in the U.S. closer to Japan's release, and also as a means to broaden that audience by allowing viewers to try a single episode of a property before they purchase the physical product," a Viz representative told ICv2 on Friday.
"We do not see these two distribution areas as mutually exclusive and believe that fans who want to catch the official version via download to own (subtitled version) closer to Japan's release date will also collect the home video (dubbed version) to have the physical product for their shelves and their collections."
There is not yet a specific release date for either the downloads or DVDs.