Totoro and Cagliostro Plus Trigun Film and Towanoquon Released Monday

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Hayao Miyazaki classics debut on U.K. Blu-ray in double-packs.

On Manday November 12, StudioCanal will release two classic films by Hayao Miyazaki; My Neighbour Totoro (right) from 1988, and Miyazaki's first feature film, Castle of Cagliostro (1979, left), featuring the master thief Lupin the Third.

While both films have been previously released on DVD, these editions mark the films' debut on U.K. Blu-ray, in double-packs containing Blu-ray and DVD discs.

Manga Entertainment is releasing Trigun Badlands Rumble (right), the feature film spinoff from the Trigun TV series, in separate Blu-ray and DVD editions. Based on a story by original manga creator Yasuhiro Nightow and director Satoshi Nishimura, the film follows Vash the Stampede and the outlaw Gasback in a period before the TV series' finale. Vash journeys to a town surrounded by quicksand and discovers his actions 20 years ago caused the current troubles involving bounty hunters, bodyguards, and vendettas.

Manga Entertainment is also releasing a box-set of the Studio Bones series Towanoquon (below left). A mysterious youth protects youngsters with budding powers in Tokyo. The anime was originally released to Japanese cinemas as six fifty-minute episodes.

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