Animatsu Acquires Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions with Manga Distributing on DVD and Blu-ray

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Also, Animatsu acquires live-action Dead Rising: Watchtower; Nisekoi moved back to July 20.

Manga Entertainment and Animatsu have made the following joint announcement:

Manga Entertainment will have exclusive distribution rights to Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! in the UK across DVD, Deluxe Blu-ray and Digital platforms. This is part of an ongoing relationship with Animatsu Entertainment. From veteran anime director Tatsuya Ishihara (K-On!, Clannad and The Haruhi Suzumiya franchise) comes the story of a high school boy, who's determined to put aside his delusional behaviour and face life head on, that is until he meets a girl.... Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! will be available on DVD, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and iTunes from August 24.

The Kyoto Animation anime adapts Torako's romance comedy light novel series of the same name. The story follows a high school freshman named Yūta Togashi was once a "chūnibyō patient," a teenager with delusions of grandeur. He wants to bury this embarrassing past and begins a new life in high school — unsuccessfully. His classmate Rikka Takanashi, a "current" chūnibyō patient, has forced Togashi into "making a contract" with her.

Tatsuya Ishihara (Air, Clannad) directed the series, and Jukki Hanada (Rozen Maiden, Campione!) edited the scripts. Kazumi Ikeda (Clannad, Kanon) designed the characters and oversaw the animation.

In a separate announcement, it was confirmed that Manga Entertainment's release of Nisekoi - False Love Season 1 Part 1 will be moved back to July 20.

In addition, it was also announced that Animatsu will release the live-action feature film Dead Rising: Watchtower on DVD and Blu-ray on July 6. The film is based on CAPCOM's zombie survival-horror game Dead Rising.

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune produced the original Xbox 360 game in 2006. The story of the movie follows four characters as they attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse while hunting down the source of the infection that is giving rise to the undead.

The four main cast members are Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, and Dennis Haysbert, and comedian Rob Riggle will play Frank West. Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins) directed the film.

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