Wings of Honneamise Blu-Ray/DVD Pack Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday April 20, Anime Limited is releasing the Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi version of Wings of Honneamise. As well as including the film in both formats, this edition also includes a 20-page booklet. (The standard edition DVD of the film is already available.)
This 1987 film served as GAINAX's first anime production. The film follows Shirotsugh Lhadatt, an astronaut candidate for the world's first manned spaceflight program. Shirotsugh belongs to a small group who want to use technology to move mankind into the future and into space amidst two rivaling entities, the Kingdom of Honneamise and The Republic, who are on the verge of all-out war. Hiroyuki Yamaga (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden) directed and wrote the screenplay, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) created the character designs. The film also launched the careers of other would-be directors such as Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Mahiro Maeda, and Ichiro Itano.
MVM is releasing a Complete Series edition of Needless. The 24-part anime adapts Kami Imai's manga of the same name. The action gag comedy with "bishojo x violence" is set in 2130, when large parts of Japan have been quarantined as polluted "Black Spots (BS)" in the aftermath of World War III. However, there are people who have settled behind the massive walls of the Black Spots, where they have developed mysterious powers, labelled "Needless."