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The North American distributor ADV Films has notified retailers on Monday that it will release the Princess Resurrection and Clannad anime series in half-season DVD sets instead of single DVDs as it had originally planned. ADV Films Sales Account Manager Chris Oarr told ANN, "After careful consideration and talking with fans, we decided to release these series as quickly and inexpensively as possible. This kind of release pattern is new for us. We'll be watching carefully to see how it is received by the marketplace." Clannad's first 300-minute DVD set will ship on March 3, while Princess Resurrection's first 325-minute DVD set will ship on March 17. Both sets will list for the suggested price of US$39.98 under the Sentai Filmworks licensing company and label.
The Madhouse anime studio adapted Yasunori Mitsunaga's Princess Resurrection manga about a boy named Hiro who comes to a decrepit mansion to meet his sister. However, his sister turns up missing, and Hiro loses his life during his search for her. The mistress of the mansion resurrects Hiro and reveals herself as Hime, a princess of the monster kingdom.
Clannad revolves around Tomoya Okazaki, a resentful high school delinquent who lost his mother in a car accident and fights with his alcoholic father. Tomoya meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa, and their encounters change both of their lives. The Kyoto Animation studio (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) produced this anime series, just as it did for other anime series based on romance visual novels from the software developer Key (Air, Kanon).
Update: ADV Films has confirmed that the half-season sets will be subtitled only.
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