Manga UK Adds New Fullmetal Alchemist, Sengoku Basara
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The British anime distributor Manga Entertainment has revealed that the first 13 episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will be released on DVD on August 23, with free streaming of the episodes on the company's website "soon."
Like the first Fullmetal Alchemist television series in 2003-2004, the ongoing Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime adapts Hiromu Arakawa's dark fantasy manga about two brothers who risked their bodies with human alchemy to unsuccessfully resurrect their mother. Now the two attempt to restore their bodies by seeking the illusive Philosopher's Stone, and they are not alone in their quest. Unlike the first anime adaptation, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the original manga more closely in the latter half of the story.
The company also announced on its Twitter account Tuesday that it has licensed the Sengoku Basara action-adventure anime under the name Samurai Kings. The company will release 14 episodes of the anime based on Capcom's video game franchise on DVD on October 4, with the episodes streaming online before then.
Manga Entertainment further revealed that it will release Yōichi Sai's live-action Kamui film adaptation of Sanpei Shirato's Kamui Gaiden ninja manga on DVD and Blu-ray on August 2. The company hopes to release the movie in theaters in late June. The company had announced the movie's license in January.
In addition, the company said that Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, the second season of the Ah! My Goddess TV series, will ship in three box sets in May, July and September respectively.
Finally, Manga Entertainment acquired the license for the horror live-action movie Tokyo Gore School.
Update: Manga Entertainment has amended its announcement to say it has licensed 14 episodes for the series, not 11.
Image © Hiromu Arakawa/FA Projects, MBS
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