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Real Bout High School PR

posted on 2002-03-13 10:22 EST
Tokyopop PR regarding Real Bout High School, First volume of Anime comes out on May 21st, First volume of the Manga and the CD Soundtrack both come out on April 23rd.

Tokyopop has sent out a press release regarding their upcoming releases of the Real Bout Anime, Manga and Soundtrack.

The first volume of the manga and the soundtrack are due out on April 23rd, while the first volume of the Anime series is due out one month later on May 21st.

Excerpts from press release:

What do you get when you mix a popular high school girl with martial arts, boys and alternate dimensions? The answer: a mere taste of the action-fantasy-adventure found in TOKYOPOP's Real Bout High School anime, and only one part of a multi-platform release that also includes a graphic novel series and CD soundtrack.

In stores May 21st, the Real Bout High School anime is a wildly fun, high-energy series directed by Shinichi Toukairin (Street Fighter II). Its stunning animation comes from the famed Studio Gonzo, whose works also include Blue Sub No. 6, Final Fantasy Unlimited, Gatekeepers and Vandread. The story introduces the capers of high school samurai girl Ryoko, who must defeat a slew of evil adversaries when she is somehow transported to the strange netherworld of Solvania.

The DVD features several hot bonuses, including special “Making Of…” featurettes, outtakes, translator's notes, advanced motion menus, previews and limited edition premium DVD packaging. For those who can't get enough of the music, TOKYOPOP releases the CD soundtrack on the same day. With a moving score composed by Takeshi Yasuda of Ah! My Goddess! fame, the soundtrack virtually takes you right into Ryoko's adventures.

The Real Bout High School graphic novel series will release as part of TOKYOPOP's “Authentic Manga” (right-to-left) launch on April 23rd. With a storyline that takes place one year before the anime, the manga is still loaded with epic fight sequences, but has more of a real-life, earthbound story.

“When TOKYOPOP acquired the Real Bout High School property, we knew we had our hands on a major hit,” said the company's President, John Parker. “We are giving fans the fullest experience possible by providing them with multiple ways to enjoy the story, with anime, manga and the soundtrack.”

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