Inadequate development and an overemphasis on looking cool hamper a series which otherwise offers good plotting and animation and some sharp action sequences.
Shangri-La Poster Give-AwayAugust 14, 2012
Shangri-La will be released on DVD in North America for the first time on August 21, 2012. You can order your Limited Edition Part 1 here.
In the distant future, earthquakes and the effects of global warming have splintered Japanese society. Some struggle hand-to-mouth in the jungle-tangled ruins of civilization. Some live comfortably within the closed-off city of Atlas. Others lurk online, anonymously hacking the global economy. As nature grows more violent and the divide between classes expands, one spirited girl – Kuniko – must face her destiny and lead her people into the utopia of Atlas. The city's ruthless government isn't going to welcome them with open arms, but Kuniko won't give up until the gates of Atlas are kicked open for good – even if it means discovering that the promised land she dreamed of is built upon a foundation of twisted secrets and lies.
To celebrate the launch of this beautiful anime, FUNimation is giving away this exclusive poster signed by Shangri-La's well-known character artist, Range Murata (Last Exile, Last Exile Fam).
1 – Grand Prize Winner – Signed Range Murata Shangri-La Poster
4 – First Prize Winners – Unsigned Range Murata Shangri-La Poster
All five winners will also receive a two sided mini-poster.