News RahXephon and Blu-ray Bakemonogatari Released Monday
On Monday August 26, the video label 101 Films will reissue the 2002 Studio BONES mecha series RahXephon. The eight-disc DVD set that will contain the 26 TV episodes as well as the re-edited feature film version (RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio). The series was previously released in the UK by ADV Films.
The series is described on Anime-on-line as follows:
It is a new reality. For 15 years, the remnants of the human race have fought against the alien Mu and their unstoppable giant Dolem; a battle mankind seems destined to lose. But deep within the captured city of Tokyo, where time flows on a different path and mind-wiped citizens do not even know that they have been conquered, there is something that the Mu fears more than all of mankind's weapons. To find that secret, one young woman must penetrate the domed walls of Tokyo Jupiter and find a single young man, a young man upon whom the fate of all humanity depends… for in his heart lies the power of RahXephon, and with it all the worlds can be remade.
MVM is releasing the first eight episodes of Bakemonogatari (pictured left) on Blu-ray. (The DVD edition has already been released.) The anime series adapts NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari light novels. The short stories in NisiOisin's two volumes of Bakemonogatari deal with a high school boy named Koyomi Araragi and strange students he encounters. ("Bakemonogatari" is a wordplay on the Japanese term bakemono for supernatural creatures and the term monogatari for stories.)