Sony Hints at Ultraviolet: Code 044's U.S. Release Soon
posted on by Egan Loo
Sony Music Entertainment indicated in a September 3 press release that the Ultraviolet: Code 044 anime will be "coming out in [the] U.S. soon." The 2008 television anime series adapts Kurt Wimmer's 2006 live-action Ultraviolet film which starred Milla Jovovich. The anime spinoff premiered in Japan last year. Acclaimed director Osamu Dezaki (Ashita no Joe, Aim for the Ace!, Lupin III movies) worked with the animators of Madhouse and Tezuka Productions. Romi Paku (Fullmetal Alchemist's Ed, NANA's Nana Osaki) voiced the main character "044," a female warrior genetically engineered with high combat skills and ordered by the government to annihilate a vampire army. Singer/songwriter Becca already revealed at Otakon 2009 in July that she is voice-acting "044," although at the time, she was not certain of the American release plans.
Sony Music Entertainment's Red label is releasing the "Kickin' & Screamin'" EP from Becca in the United States on September 29. The five-song release includes three anime theme songs: Becca's "I'm Alive!" from the recent Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) television anime, along with "Guilty Pleasure" and "Falling Down" from Ultraviolet: Code 044. Becca performed a concert during her Otakon appearance, and her full U.S. debut album, Alive!!, is set for a 2010 release. The Portland native made her Japanese record label debut just last year with Sony Music.