News Roujin Z Blu-ray/DVD Announced for June 11
Manga UK has tweeted that the classic 1991 anime feature Roujin Z will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 11, with Manga distributing the title for Kaze. The film is an SF satire about an elderly man at the mercy of his robot bed, which suddenly escapes and causes havoc in Japan. It will be available for pre-order at the start of February. The film was previously planned for release in May.
The script was by Katsuhiro Otomo, who also co-created the mechanical design. In addition, Roujin Z had art design by future director Satoshi Kon. The film was released to British cinemas in 1994, and came out as a videotape (pictured) from Manga Entertainment the same year. However, the videotape has been long deleted.
The French site Catsuka is streaming a trailer for the French edition of the film, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 22.