Manga Entertainment Acquires Good Luck Girl and Ben-To for Blu-ray Only
posted on by Andrew Osmond
According to a report by UK Anime News, two new acquisitions were confirmed at the Manga Entertainment panel at the Glasgow Comic Con on Saturday. Both releases will be for Blu-ray only.
Good Luck Girl (right) - Yoichi Fujita (Gintama) directed the series at Sunrise with Kento Shimoyama (Bleach) handling series composition. Kenji Tanabe (Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds ) designed the characters. The story revolves around Ichiko Sakura, a girl whose blissful life comes from her bountiful "happiness energy" — gained by sapping that energy from other people. To restore the balance, the Binbō-gami (Poverty God) Momiji Binbada attempts to eliminate her.
Ben-To (left) - Funimation described the story based on Asaura's "school serious/gag action" light novel series. 'Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine?'
Shin Itagaki (Devil May Cry, Mayoi Neko Overrun!) directed the 2011 anime, and he was also responsible for story editing (with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu of Bleach, Monster and Gunslinger Girl) and design works. Katsuzo Hirata (Cosplay Complex, Hand Maid May) served as both the character designer and the chief animation director. Taku Iwasaki (Black Butler, Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater) composed the music.
Manga also confirmed the following:
- Fairy Tail Collection 3 (previously released as parts five and six of the series) will appear on both DVD and Blu-Ray,
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is confirmed for November 10 as a DVD, Blu-Ray and Collector's Edition.
- Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is scheduled for November 26, including a Steelbook edition.