Steins;Gate and Is This a Zombie Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday July 15, Manga Entertainment will release the first half of the series Steins Gate (12 episodes) in both Blu-ray and DVD editions. The television anime is based on the "scientific adventure game" by the studios 5pb. and Nitroplus. The artist huke (Black Rock Shooter) designed the characters. The story involves the eccentric college student Rintarō "Okarin" Okabe and his circle of friends in Tokyo's Akihabara district. The friends turn a microwave oven into a machine that sends email messages to the past. The second half of the series is due for release on September 30.
Also on Monday, MVM will release the first series of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This A Zombie?). It will consist of 12 episodes and one OAV. The series adapts Shinichi Kimura's light novel series of the same name. A normal high school boy named Ayumu Aikawa as he is killed and resurrected as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood ("Eu"). Ayumu then accidentally deprives the magical girl Haruna of her powers, so she demands that Ayumu take her place in fighting her enemy Megalo. The second series, Is This a Zombie? 2 (aka Is This a Zombie? of the Dead) is due for release later in 2013.
Manga will also release the third volume of Tiger & Bunny (below right), continuing the adventures of Barnaby ("Bunny") and Kotetsu ("Tiger"), the superhero defenders of Sternbild City. As with the previous two volumes, it is a combo pack containing two DVDs and one Blu-ray.
Finally, Manga will release the Season 8 box-set of Dragonball Z (below left).
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