News Deadman Wonderland on DVD/Blu-ray Plus Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Released Monday
On Monday September 9, Manga Entertainment will release Deadman Wonderland on both Blu-ray (right) and DVD. The series is based on Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's original Deadman Wonderland manga. The story centres on Ganta Igarashi, a middle school student framed for the murder of his classmates. Igarashi is sentenced to Deadman Wonderland, a bizarre privatised prison that is one part incarceration and one part public spectacle for tourists. The set contains the 12 episodes of the series, plus the OAV.
Manga is also releasing the first volume of the Blu-ray edition of the supernatural-action series, Blue Exorcist (left). Directed by Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black, Wolf's Rain), it is the story of Rin Okamura, the teenage son of Satan, who vows to destroy his demonic father; he trains at the mountainous True Cross Academy, taught by his brother Yukio. Unlike the edition of Blue Exorcist released previously on DVD, this includes the English-dubbed version as well as the sub. The set contains the first 12 TV episodes, plus an OAV episode ('Kuro Runs Away From Home") and three "Ura-Eku" short comedy videos.
MVM is releasing the 2006 TV series Pumpkin Scissors (right). The 24-part story is set in a land after a long war, where former soldiers have become bandits. Former Anti-Tank Trooper, Randel Orlando, unexpectedly runs into and joins the Pumpkin Scissors platoon, an Imperial Army relief effort to restore order to the war-torn Empire.
Manga will also release Bleach Complete Series 11 (below left), which carries parts 213 to 229 of the series;
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