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I.G's Gargantia Blu-rays to Include Original Video Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Sci-fi anime with 2011 FMA director Murata, Madoka Magica's Urobuchi to start shipping on July 26

Bandai Visual announced at Anime Contents Expo (ACE) on Saturday that the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet anime will ship in Blu-ray boxes with original video anime. Each of the boxes will contain four television episodes and one brand-new original video anime, about 24 minutes long. The Japanese home video distributor made these announcements at its ACE booth and in the convention's stage event.

The first set will ship with a CD book with about 100 pages, a storyboard collection, a box illustrated by original character designer Hanaharu Naruko, and other extras on July 26. The third volume's original video anime will feature a guest character voiced by Minori Chihara. A Bandai Visual representative told ANN that three Blu-ray boxes are what the company have announced right now.

The story follows Ledo, a young boy who is raised in space knowing nothing but war. He comes to Earth, a planet whose surface is nearly covered in water, and witnesses the sea for the first time. On the vast seas with an aquamarine glow, people form huge fleets and live a humble, but happy life. Ledo is the only foreigner in this world with foreign customs and language, but he is not alone.

Madoka Magica's Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus) supervised the original screenplay, and Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the anime at Production I.G.

The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX TV station on April 7.

Image © oceanus/2013 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Committee

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