Obviously, vampires are a hot trend, with the Twilight books still selling strongly, another movie coming out, and even TV joining in with The Vampire Diaries on network and True Blood on cable. Manga is no exception.
Viz’s Vampire Knight is one of the better-known manga in this genre — the latest in the series, Volume 7, was #6 on the most recent New York Times manga bestseller list, its 8th week on the list — and now they’re adding the anime as well.
No dates or specific release plans are yet available, but Viz yesterday announced that “it has acquired the domestic TV, Home Entertainment, Streaming, DTO, and Merchandising rights to the hit VAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series.” (I believe “DTO” means Download-to-Own.) This includes all home video outlets, including Blu-ray, plus video on demand and mobile technology. I’m sure there will be more announcements coming over the rest of the year.