News Musashi, Ghost in the Shell 2.0, Durarara Promos Posted (Updated)
posted on 2009-10-03 13:28 EDT by Egan Loo
Spain's Sitges Film Festival (October 1-12) has posted a new 77-second English-subtitled trailer for Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai, the animated documentary about revered swordfighting tactician Musashi Miyamoto. Mizuho Nishikubo directed this Production I.G film based on a script by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers, Avalon). Sitges is also hosting Kazuyoshi Katayama's King of Thorn film's English trailer and Takashi Miike's live-action Crows Zero II film trailer.
The North American anime distributor Manga Entertainment is hosting a 61-second trailer for Ghost in the Shell 2.0, the remastered, computer-enhanced edition of Oshii's first Ghost in the Shell cyberspace film. Manga Entertainment will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc next month.
The official website for the Durarara!! television anime series has begun streaming a 104-second promotional video on Saturday. The "warped adolescent fantasy romance" story is set in a rowdy version of Tokyo's Ikebukuro neighborhood. The anime adapts the Durarara!! light novel series by Baccano! author Ryohgo Narita. The novels already inspired a manga series in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine earlier this year.
Update: Ghost in the Shell 2.0 will be available only on Blu-ray Disc.
Thank you to Brian Ruh for the news tip.
Images © 2009 Production I.G/Miyamoto Musashi Production Committee
© 1995 Masamune Shirow/Kodansha Ltd./Bandai Visual Co.,Ltd/Manga Entertainment.
© Ryohgo Narita/ASCII Media Works/Ikebukuro Dollars
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