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Knights of Sidonia, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions and Love Live! Released Monday

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Also, second DVD volume of A Lull in the Sea

On Monday September 7, Animatsu will release Blu-ray and DVD editions of Knights of Sidonia. The story takes place after humans flee Earth due to the devastating invasion of alien creatures called Gauna. Humans travel through space in giant ships while the Gauna continue to pursue them. As a new human culture develops, people fight the Gauna with Morito (Guardian) robotic mecha. A young man named Nagate Tanikaze trains as a Morito pilot aboard the spaceship Sidonia and defends its people from Gauna attacks.

Kobun Shizuno (G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Detective Conan movie) is directing the anime with co-director Hiroyuki Seshita (Street Fighter x Tekken, Final Fantasy). Sadayuki Murai (Steamboy, Millennium Actress) is writing the scripts and serving as series script supervisor, and Yuki Moriyama (Street Fighter x Tekken, Dino Dominion) is adapting the characters for animation.

Animatsu will also release Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! on Blu-ray and DVD. 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.

MVM will release Love Live! The series originated in 2010, when the anime studio Sunrise, Lantis, and ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G Magazine launched Love Live! as a self-described "ultimate user-participation project" which lets its fans vote on the future of the fictional idols. A series of music CDs and animated music videos then followed. The members of the project announced in 2012 that an full anime series has been green-lit for the following year.

Finally, MVM is releasing the second volume of A Lull in the Sea on DVD.


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