Production I.G's Otogi Zoshi Coming Soon

Apr 2nd 2005
New Anime Series from Creators of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex

A NEW ANIME FROM CREATORS OF “GHOST IN THE SHELL”, “BLOOD, THE LAST VAMPIRE” AND “KILL BILL” TO THE U.S.

NEW YORK, MARCH 29, 2005

New from the creative team that brought you “Ghost in the Shell”, “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence” and ”Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex”. Written and series-supervised by Yoshiki Sakurai, with character design by Kazuchika Kise”, it features character design concepts by Shou Tajima known for his “MPD Psycho” manga, and music by Kenji Kawai et al.

Set in circa 1000 medieval Japan, it is a story of a girl, hikaru, who leads her samurai clan impersonating her dead brother - The lack of a male successor would be the political end for the warlord clan - and goes on a journey with a mission to protect the capital.

Amid already complex world of secret identity and political conspiracies, she also has to deal with her romance with a mysterious Noh actor, without revealing her true identity to the rest of the world...

The U.S. website URL: www.otogi-zoshi.com

The U.S. DVDs come in Dolby Digital 5.1 mix exclusively prepared for the U.S. release. The DVD collection volume 1 now available from Media Blasters (Phone: 212-868-0991). Otogi Zoshi - Legend of the Magatama (Vol 1 1-5): AWDVD-05196-31595-05197-1 1-58655-622-3, Otogi Zoshi - Legend of the Magatama W/Box (Vol 1 1-5) :
AWDVD-05206-31595-05207-7 1-58655-623-1.

Nippon Television Network Inc. is the largest TV network in Japan renowned for producing and airing such shows as “Lupin the Third”, “Berserk” ,”Ghost in the Shell SAC', “Tenchi Muyo!” and “Fighting~Hajime no Ippo~”. It also co-produced Studio Ghibli films such as “Princess Mononoke”, ”Spirited Away” and “Howl's Moving Castle” and Production I.G's “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence”.

VAP is a video and music distributor in Japan responsible for distributing such titles as “Lupin the Third”, “Tenchi Muyo!”, “Fighting Spirit~Hajime no Ippo”,”Berserk” and “Cutie Honey”.

Production I.G is an animation production studio recognized for such prior works such as “Ghost in the Shell”, “Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex”, “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence”, “Blood, The Last Vampire”, “FLCL” and “Dead Leaves”, and contribution of the animated sequence to Quentin Tarantino's “Kill Bill, Vol.1”. It is currently working on the wildly-anticipated new series “IGPX” – a co-production with Cartoon Network.

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