News Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike Out Monday
On Monday December 3, Manga Entertainment will release Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~ on both Blu-ray (pictured) and on DVD. Production I.G animated this theatrical film, which serves as a prequel to NAMCO's Tales of Vesperia role-playing game. Kanta Kamei (Digimon: Diaboromon Strikes Back animation director, Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren visual supervisor) directed the film, while Kousuke Toriumi (Basilisk, Naruto) and Mamoru Miyano (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Death Note) played the heroes Yuri and Flynn, respectively. The original game was released for the Xbox 360 console in Japan and in the United States in 2008, and the film opened in Japan in October 2009.
Manga is also releasing the second half of Clannad After Story, from part 13 to 25 (including the "Another World: Kyou Chapter" episode, which was released to DVD in Japan.)
In addition, Manga is releasing a Complete Series set of the assassin thriller series Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, which was previously released in two sets. The new edition features all 26 episodes over four discs.
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