Special Extra Episode of Freedom Announced (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Bandai Visual USA has announced that the Freedom science fiction anime project will continue with a special extra episode. In Japan, Bandai Visual plans to release the special extra episode after the sixth episode, which it ships on January 25. Bandai Visual USA will release its third hybrid DVD/HD DVD volume in North America on December 11.
Bandai Visual USA has also posted the promotional video for its third volume on its MySpace page and announced a bundle set for first three volumes in the series. The company's dot-anime.us online store is offering all three volumes with a t-shirt for US$100.
Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo) directs this story about a street punk named Takeru who lives with most of humanity on the Moon, 226 years after a freak cataclysm depopulated Earth. The hovercraft racer uncovers secrets that threatens the foundation of his society and makes him a wanted fugitive. The series features a story by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven) and Katsuhiko Chiba (Outlaw Star, Stellvia), character and mechanical designs by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy), and theme songs by Hikaru Utada (Kingdom Hearts, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone).
Errata: Episode information on Bandai Visual USA's release corrected. Thanks, Pyoko.