Funimation Previews Noir Blu-ray's Remastered Scenes

posted on 2015-03-19 20:00 EDT
Complete series to ship April 14

FUNimation Entertainment began streaming a trailer on Thursday for its upcoming Blu-ray release of the 2001 anime Noir. The trailer shows a side-by-side comparison of scenes from the show's standard release with scenes remastered for the Blu-ray.

Funimation plans to release the complete series on April 14 as part of its Anime Classics collection. The company previously released the Noir complete series on DVD in 2011.

Funimation describes the story:

Mireille makes a living out of killing as an international assassin. Kirika is an amnesiac with uncanny speed and stealth. Under the codename Noir, these two young mistresses of semi-automatics and improvised weapons track and execute criminal syndicates across the globe as they hunt for clues to their connected pasts—but it is they who are actually being hunted. Caught in the crosshairs of a centuries-old conspiracy, the deadly beauties of Noir aim to expose the secrets of the ancient society orchestrating their lives. Will Mireille and Kirika have a future after they learn the truth about their pasts?

The series was released in a Blu-ray box set in Japan on February 19, 2014. That set's Blu-ray was created via a high-resolution HD telecine from 35mm film.

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