News Tiger & Bunny and Blood-C Films Released Monday
On Monday March 24, Anime Limited will release the feature film Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning as a DVD/Bllu-ray combo pack (right). It is spun off from the TV series Tiger & Bunny about superheroes who perform on a crimefighting reality show in the metropolis of Sternbild City. The film covers the first exploits of the hero duo Tiger and Bunny, combining material from the first two episodes of the series with new animation. The film is being released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, containing a 40-page booklet.
Anime Limited is also releasing a Blu-ray edition of the series Durarara!!. It will be a limited edition of 3000 numbered units, including art cards. (A DVD edition of the series, not limited, is scheduled for May 26.) The 26-episode anime, broadcast in 2010, adapts Ryohgo Narita's suspense action light novels of the same name. Narita wrote Durarara!!'s "warped adolescent fantasy romance" about the colorful young denizens of Tokyo's Ikebukuro neighborhood. The series was previously released in the U.K. in a sub-only form by Beez Entertainment; the new edition includes the English dub.
Manga Entertainment is releasing the action-horror feature film Blood-C: The Last Dark on Blu-ray and DVD, plus a special edition exclusive to HMV stores (pictured). The HMV version will be a double play Blu-ray/DVD edition, coming with a slip cover, four art cards and a poster. Co-created by CLAMP and Production I.G, the film is a sequel to the Blood-C TV series, in which the monster-killing Saya pursues her vendetta to Tokyo. In 2012, the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal gave the film the L'Écran Fantastique Prize for its "horrifying Lovecraftian bestiary, as well as attention to textures and lighting."