Maiden Japan Adds Corpse Party: Tortured Souls OVA

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Petshop of Horrors gets re-release from Sentai Selects

Section 23 Films announced in its January release slate on Tuesday that its Maiden Japan imprint will release the Corpse Party: Tortured Souls -Bōgyaku Sareta Tamashii no Jukyō- original video anime (OVA) on Blu-ray and DVD on January 26.

The four episode series shipped on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan in 2013. Maiden Japan describes the story:

The horrifying events that occurred on the unhallowed grounds of the Heavenly Host school were so gruesome and shocking that the entire school was razed in an attempt to wipe the events from memory. But, foolishly, a new high school, the Kisaragi Academy, was built in Heavenly Host's place, and all true evil needs is an invitation. So when a group of students innocently perform a charm intended to bind them as friends forever, the nightmarish evil is unleashed once again. Transported into a living hell where Heavenly Host still stands and undead horrors stalk the bloodstained halls, the students are now the prey in the most brutal test ever designed by inhuman minds. What follows isn't for the squeamish or weak of heart, as they are hunted down in a savage orgy of torture, murder, and insanity.

The original Corpse Party horror game from Team GrisGris also inspired the Corpse Party: Missing Footage.

In addition, Section 23 Films announced that it will release the Pet Shop of Horrors anime on DVD on January 5. The series was previously licensed and dubbed into English by Urban Vision, and Sentai Filmworks released the full series on DVD in 2009.

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