Four Miyazaki Steelbooks and Another Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday November 25, Studio Canal will release four Hayao Miyazaki feature films in new steelbook editions, each containing the respective film on both Blu-ray and DVD.
The four Miyazaki films are Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (1984), about a young glider-riding princess on a future world ruled by giant insects; My Neighbour Totoro (1988), about two girls' discovery of loveable nature spirits in the country; Howl's Moving Castle (2004), about a girl transformed into an old woman, who encounters an eccentric wizard in a walking castle; and Ponyo (2008), about a magic fish-girl who meets a human boy and starts becoming human herself.
On the same day, MVM will release the television anime adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's Another horror novel. It concerns a school class that has a curse, and the string of deaths that befall the boys and girls in that class. From MVM's page: "Kōichi Sakakibara, a transfer student moves to Yomiyama Middle School... It's not long before students start to meet grisly and unexpected ends. Can Kōichi and the his mysterious classmate Mei unravel the a string of events that relate to the death of a student in 1972? There are no guarantees that anyone will make it out alive..".
Tsutomu Mizushima (Blood-C, XXXHOLiC) directed the anime at the studio P.A. Works. Ryou Higaki (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) was in charge of the scripts, and Yuriko Ishii (Persona -trinity soul-) adapted designs by Noizi Ito (Haruhi Suzumiya, Shakugan no Shana).