New Naruto and Bleach Manga Box Set Editions in July 2015

Posted on November 30, 2014

Next summer in July 2015, Viz Media will be releasing new Naruto and Bleach manga box set editions to North America! These will be second in both series and will make their way to retailers almost 7 years after the first set was released back in 2008. Naruto Manga Box 1 and Bleach Manga Box 1 have been out of circulation for a bit, but will make their return in January 2015 to retailers.

For Bleach, Manga Box Set 2 will contain volumes 22 to 48 or 235 chapters. In other words, from the quick defeat of Grand Fisher at the hands of Isshin Kurosaki to the end of the Arrancar arc where Ichigo Kurosaki loses his Shinigami powers after besting Sosuke Aizen. Bleach Manga Box Set 1 was originally released in September 2008.

Naruto Manga Box Set 2 will contain volumes 28 to 48, which is 208 chapters of ninja action. Put another way, that’s from Naruto part 2’s very first chapter, “Homecoming” to Sasuke and the Kage’s making their way to the Five Kage Summit! Naruto Manga Box Set 1 was originally released in August 2008.

Take a look at the official press release below along with videos of fan unboxings for the first manga box sets of both Naruto and Bleach by thedockboons and blazebird01.

Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces exciting details for a pair of forthcoming manga (graphic novel) box sets that are sure to capture the attention of die-hard readers and fans of the popular BLEACH and NARUTO series.

Scheduled for release in the Summer of 2015, the BLEACH Manga Box Set 2 and Naruto manga Box Set 2 each contain 20 or more individual manga volumes, at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Exclusive bonus premiums, such as special mini-comics and full-color posters, are also included in each Box Set.

In addition, due to continuing fan demand, BLEACH Manga Box Set 1 and Naruto manga Box Set 1 will be available again January 2015. The BLEACH set contains the beginning 21 volumes of the first story arc, and the NARUTO set contains 27 volumes. Both sets are housed in sturdy corrugate display boxes, and also include a full color double-side poster and collectable booklet.

BLEACH MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated “T” for Teens ·
MSRP: $214.99 U.S. / CAN · Available July 2015!
The second BLEACH Manga Box Set offers fans the chance to own Volumes 22-48 at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Fans purchasing the Box Set will also receive an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the bestselling series along with a full-color, double-sided poster.

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts–he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow–a malevolent lost soul–Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. In the latest Box Set volumes, after finally rescuing their friend Rukia, Ichigo and friends return to their quiet lives in the world of the living. However, the peace is short-lived as new enemies arrive from the world of the Hollows. Aizen is back, and Ichigo may be the only one who can stop him for good!

NARUTO MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated “T” for Teens ·
MSRP: $174.99 U.S. / CAN · Available July 2015!
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja! In the second Naruto manga Box Set, featuring Volumes 28-48, it’s been more than two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Much has happened while he has been away, and new threats to the ninja world have emerged. Can Naruto prove his worth and rescue his friend Sasuke? The new box set also will feature an exclusive mini-comic containing the NARUTO pilot story and a full-color, double-sided poster.

“These new box sets each receive a deluxe treatment and will become noteworthy additions to even the most discriminating fan’s manga collection,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “Fans can catch the opening of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc and also dive into electrifying supernatural adventures with the gang from BLEACH. Hours of manga reading fun and excitement are guaranteed with these new manga Box Sets. Don’t miss their release next summer!”