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Bandai Visual USA to Release Tokyo Metro Explorers

posted on 2007-10-03 01:36 EDT
Blu-ray, DVD for adaptation of Otomo's manga planned for December

Bandai Visual USA has announced the North American release of SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next, the anime adaptation of Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's 1996 manga. The company will release both Blu-ray Disc and standard DVD versions of this 40-minute film, which was produced by Sunrise, on December 11 for US$64.99 and US$54.99, respectively. Extras in both will include audio commentary, interviews, and a twelve-page booklet of background notes and other information.

Directed by Shinji Takagi, SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next is the story of a fifth-grader who discovers a log of underground exploration his father kept, and is drawn into a battle involving the people who live beneath Tokyo and an old Imperial Japanese Army soldier.

Image © 2006 KATSUHIRO OTOMO, KODANSHA / BANDAI VISUAL, SUNRISE All Rights Reserved.


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