Nausicaa, Moribito, Eden of the East, Other U.S. BDs Dated
posted on by Egan Loo
The production company Disney has confirmed on its website that it will release Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind film in a Blu-ray Disc combo pack in the United States on March 8, 2011. The pack will include the film on Blu-ray and on DVD, as well as documentary extras and an interview with Miyazaki. Tales from Earthsea, the film directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki, will also ship on DVD on the same day.
Media Blasters confirmed on its Facebook account on Thursday that it will release the first Blu-ray set for the television anime series Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit next February. The company had released the anime on DVD from 2008 to 2009; Geneon Entertainment had licensed the series even earlier but did not release it before it ceased sales and distribution in North America.
Funimation listed its February and March 2011 releases, including the previously revealed Summer Wars Blu-ray Disc (February 15) and Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) Blu-ray Disc (March 29). The other new February and March Blu-ray titles are:
- Chobits - Complete Box Set - Classic (February 1)
- FLCL - Season Set - Classic (February 8)
- Alien vs. Ninja (live-action, February 22)
- Ga-Rei: Zero - Complete Series - LE (February 22)
- Goemon (live-action, February 22)
- Samurai Champloo - Complete Series (March 1)
- Soul Eater Part 1-2 Collection (March 15)
- Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden (March 22)
- Shigurui: Death Frenzy - Complete Series - Classic (March 22)
- Yū Yū Hakusho - Season 1 Complete Set - Classic (March 29)