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Collectors Edition Spring & Chaos DVD

posted on 2001-05-24 17:05 EDT
Tokyopop has announced a special "Collectors Edition" DVD of "Spring & Chaos" with a collectable slipcase and limited-run animation cel.

Excerpted from the Press Release:
Anime Legend Shoji Kawamori's Spring & Chaos Receives Special Limited Edition DVD Release

TOKYOPOP® Anime Launches With Special Collector's Edition

LOS ANGELES - 05/23/2001 - TOKYOPOP® Anime's first title, Shoji Kawamori's Spring & Chaos, will arrive in stores Tuesday, May 29, 2001, as a Special Collector's Edition DVD. To commemorate the release of this special film by the visionary anime director Shoji Kawamori, creator of such well-known titles as Macross and Escaflowne, each limited edition DVD comes in a collectible slipcase and includes a limited run animation cel from the film.

Kawamori received his start in 1978 when, at the age of 18, he was tapped by Studio Nue to design mechanized robots for their new anime series, Daimos. With his next project, Superdimensional Fortress Macross, he cemented his reputation as an innovator of animated design with the creation of the Valkyrie, a transforming US Navy F-14 fighter plane, which was an introduction to anime for many fans worldwide. He would bring this renowned design sense to many of the most famous anime titles ever produced including, Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Patlabor 2: The Movie, and Wings of Escaflowne along with several returns to his most famous creation including Macross 7 and Macross Plus.

In 1996, Kawamori lent his vision in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Japan's most respected poets, Kenji Miyazawa, with the film Spring & Chaos. The film symbolically recounts the life of Miyazawa and his work, which is known for its dramatic and surreal imagery. Kawamori exquisitely and powerfully portrays the heart of Miyazawa, the man and his works, in this animation masterpiece. To capture the essence of this scientist/poet, Kawamori employs several different animation techniques, including pencil animation, CGI, and hand-drawn animation. It is a must-see work for anyone interested in animation, Japanese culture, and the expression of art on film.

Spring & Chaos also includes, in addition to the special features, a booklet with facts about the film, biographical information about Kawamori and Miyazawa, and a poem written by Miyazawa in 1924. The DVD itself also includes a special interview with Kawamori and Producer/Sound Director Atsumi Tashiro.

For more information, please visit the Spring and Chaos website at www.TOKYOPOP.com/spring/.

Product Information

Spring and Chaos
Release Date: May 29, 2001
Item #: TPV-872
UPC: 6-45573-00872-7
Running Time: 57 min. / 10 min. Bonus
English & Japanese Language Tracks
Subtitles in English, Chinese, French, German, Korean, and Spanish.
Appropriate for All Ages

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