Un-Go, Aria and Cat Planet Cuties Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday July 8, Manga Entertainment will release the series Un-Go as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. When the series was released in the U.S., Siren Visual described it as follows:
Un-Go is a detective story that follows Shinjurou Yuuki, the 'Last Great Detective' as he solves cases in a world where modern technology has surpassed intuition and reasoning. However the underworld in this post-war futuristic Tokyo does not take kindly to someone with Shinjurou's unique talents. The series is based on Ango Sakaguchi's Meiji Kaika Ango Torimonochō with the team from Fullmetal Alchemist, Director Seiji Mizushima, writer Shou Aikawa and studio BONES along with character designs by pako (Scarred Rider Xechs) & Yun Kouga (Gundam 00, Loveless, Earthian).
Also on Monday, Manga Entertainment will release Aria the Scarlet Ammo. The television anime is adapted from Chūgaku Akamatsu's Hidan no Aria light novel series. The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives — "Butei" — are trained to use weapons. Kinji Tōyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life. However, when he gets caught in a bombing on the way to school, he encounters H. Aria Kanzaki, the most powerful S-Rank Butei student in Assault Studies.
Manga will also release Cat Planet Cuties. It is adapted from Okina Kamino's Asobi ni Iku yo! light novels, about Kio Kakazu, a high school freshman in Okinawa. A girl with cat ears appears before him during a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. The girl calls herself Eris and claims she is an alien. Before long, fanatical alien worshippers and a mysterious government agency are in hot pursuit of Eris, but Kio's childhood friend Manami — who wants to follow in her father's footsteps in the CIA — captures Eris. Kio finds himself having to protect Eris from everyone. 11 volumes have been published since Kamino started the light novel series in 2003.