Blue Dragon's 1st Episode Posted on iTunes for Free
posted on by Egan Loo
The North American publisher Viz Media has announced that the first episode of the Blue Dragon anime series is available for free until March 10 on Apple's iTunes Store. The free offering marks the availability of the first 13 episodes in the series on the online digital media store.
The anime adapts an Xbox 360 roleplaying game that was co-created by Final Fantasy's Hironobu Sakaguchi and designed by Dragon Ball creator and Dragon Quest game designer Akira Toriyama. It tells the story of Shu, a boy who protects his village from an ancient enemy by invoking the Blue Dragon from his own shadow. For the anime version, director Yukihiro Matsushita (Maria-sama ga Miteru, Zipang) worked with Studio Pierrot(Bleach, Naruto). Tsuneo Ninomiya (Maple Town Stories, Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie) adapted Toriyama's designs and Megumi Oohashi (Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye) expanded upon Nobuo Uematsu's game music.
Image © Blue Dragon Project/TV Tokyo