News Sekirei Sequel's 1st BD/DVD Includes Unaired Episode 0
posted on 2010-06-11 13:00 EDT
The first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes for the Sekirei: Pure Engagement television anime sequel series will ship in Japan on August 25 with an unaired "0th episode." The second season based on Sakurako Gokurakuin's Sekirei magical romantic comedy manga will officially premiere in Japan on July 4, although the first television episode, "Shizuka Naru Yochō," will get an advance broadcast in Tokyo this Sunday.
The first BD/DVD volumes will contain the unaired 0th episode, "Kanwanidai (Sekirei Shindan/Sekirei Yoka)," and the "Shizuka Naru Yochō" television episode. The limited edition of the first volumes will also bundle an original soundtrack CD with Hiroaki Sano's music and a solo version of the "Hakuyoku no Seiyaku" theme song by the character Musubi.
A separate "Hakuyoku no Seiyaku" CD single will ship on July 21, and the limited first edition of that CD will bundle a DVD with a special trailer for the unaired 0th episode. The DVD will also include the opening and ending animation footage from the second season without the text credits on top.
Funimation announced last November that it licensed the first 12-episode Sekirei anime series for North America. The story begins when Minato Sahashi, a hapless man who has failed at getting into college or getting a love life, suddenly meets a beautiful girl named Musubi. Minato learns he can become an Ashikabi, a master of the 108 artificial, humanlike creatures in the Sekirei project. The 108 Sekirei fight each other to their dying breaths in competitions held by a mysterious corporation — and Musubi happens to be a Sekirei herself.