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The official website for Visual Art's/Key and P.A. Works' Angel Beats! television anime series has begun streaming a 30-second preview for the special episode "Stairway to Heaven." The seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of the anime will ship with this unaired special, along with the 13th and final television episode and "another epilogue," on December 22.
The North American anime distributor Funimation began streaming promotional videos for the Oh! Edo Rocket anime series and the live-action film version of the Kamui Gaiden manga on its YouTube channel last week. The first DVD box for Oh! Edo Rocket will ship on November 2, while Kamui Gaiden will ship on DVD and Blu-ray on December 28.
The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Oyuki Konno's Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru) light novels is also streaming two Flash-animated commercials, with a third one to be released soon. The commercials feature the voice actresses of the anime version, and the actresses also voice three separate courtesy reminders for theaters showing the film; the reminders play before feature films to ask theatergoers to not talk, eat loudly, or other disruptive behavior.
The film will open in Japan on November 6. Shueisha has published 5.4 million copies of the original light novels, which follow the personal relationships within the student body of Lillian Girls' Academy. In addition to a manga adaptation, the light novels have inspired four anime seasons which Right Stuf is releasing in North America.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō