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Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Fruits Basket Collection, Gantz: Perfect Answer Released Monday

A CGI game adaptation, an anime series, and a live-action manga adaptation.

Monday February 6 sees the release of the CGI film Tekken: Blood Vengeance by Kaze through Manga, rated 12, with an RRP of £15.99. The film is based on the Tekken fighting videogame series. Digital Frontier, the studio responsible for opening movie footage in the Tekken 5 and Tekken 6 games as well as handling animation production in the Appleseed and Resident Evil: Degeneration films, produced the new film with director Yōichi Mōri.

MVM is re-releasing the 26-part romantic shapeshifter series Fruits Basket as a Complete Collection. In the story, Tohru, an orphaned girl, gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma, and his cousins. However, these young men and some of their relatives are cursed; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Based on the manga by Natsuki Takaya, the series was originally broadcast in Japan in 2001. The collected edition is rated PG, with an RRP of £29.99.

Finally, Manga is releasing Gantz: Perfect Answer, the second of two live-action films based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga. In the story, people are resurrected to take on violent missions under the instructions of a mysterious black orb known as Gantz. The second film involves a world-weary investigator (Takayuki Yamada), a female actress (Ayumi Ito) and an army of humanoid aliens out for revenge on the Gantz fighters. Gantz: Perfect Answer is being released in two editions: an individual DVD, and a Double Pack which also includes the first live-action Gantz.


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