News Australia's Madman Entertainment Adds Nerawareta Gakuen
posted on 2013-06-30 10:18 EDT
Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment announced on Sunday that it licensed Sunrise's Psychic School Wars (Nerawareta Gakuen) anime film for release on DVD, with Blu-ray Disc as a future possibility. Madman Entertainment is the first company outside of Japan to license this work.
Kōji Seki attends Abeno 6th Middle School, a prep school where the high emphasis on studying leads to unruly students. When Michiru Takamizawa is elected the student council president she begins ruling over the school with a brutal iron fist. Kōji rises up against Michiru and Kazumi Kusumoto joins him in the battle with the student council.
Nerawareta Gakuen is based off Taku Mayumura's 1976 science-fiction children's novel of the same name. The novel has previously inspired four live-action television adaptations and two live-action films. However this anime film adaptation is the first time the novel has been made into an anime feature. The film was produced by Sunrise's Studio 8 (My-HiME, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Accel World) with director Ryosuke Nakamura (Mōryō no Hako, Aoi Bungaku Series) and released in Japanese theaters in November 2012.