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Lost in Translation
Release date: 2005-07-26
Suggested retail price: $29.98
Age rating: 14+
Beppu Yugo is one of the world's finest private negotiators. His mastery of multiple languages, psychology, and his iron will set him apart from others in his trade. He has a proven track record of successful negotiations in tense situations where most others fail. Now the negotiator's skills will be put to the ultimate test as he goes up against fundamentalist terrorists in Pakistan.
Yugo the Negotiator – Pakistan 1: Departure (SRP $14.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release including episodes 1 through 3, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. The disk is packed with extras, including a video segment “What is Yugo the Negotiator?,” an interview with the original story’s author, Shinji Makari, and Character Designer Shu Akana, an interview with Directors Kishi & Hanai, and an interview with Japanese voice actor Takashi Hagino (Yugo), and a special segment, “The Japanese Depiction of Pakistan: Comments on Yugo” by Cultural Advisor Nawaz Charania & ADR Director Scott McClennen, plus clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV Films releases.
(added on 2005-03-17)