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Tokyo Ghoul, A Certain Scientific Railgun, JoJo Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also new volumes of Magi, Captain Earth and Yu-Gi-Oh!

On Monday October 5, Anime Limited will release the Collector's Edition of Tokyo Ghoul. (A standard DVD edition will follow on October 26. Sui Ishida's original dark fantasy manga is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

Shuhei Morita (Freedom, Kakurenbo), the Oscar-nominated director of the "Possessions" ("Tsukumo") short, helmed this anime at Pierrot. Kazuhiro Miwa (animation director on Eureka Seven AO, Gosick, Heroman) designed the characters, and playwright Chūji Mikasano (LDK) supervised and wrote the scripts.

Manga Entertainment will release the 24-part series A Certain Scientific Railgun on both Blu-ray and DVD. The series is a spinoff from Kazuma Kamachi's To Aru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) light novels that are set in Academy City, a city where about 80% of its 230,000 citizens are students. The spinoff deals with the adventures of Mikoto Misaka, one of the Level 5 psychics in the original light novels. Tatsuyuki Nagai (IDOLM@STER: XENOGLOSSIA, Toradora!) directed the animators at J.C. Staff. Seishi Minakami (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue) oversaw the scripts, and Yuichi Tanaka (To Aru Majutsu no Index, Last Exile) adapted the character designs of the light novel illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura. Rina Satou led the voice cast as Mikoto.

Manga Entertainment will also release Blu-ray and DVD editions of part 1 of Magi - The Kingdom of Magic, the continuation of Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic. Shinobu Ohtaka's original manga re-imagines tales from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights). Director Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW) helmed the 25-episode first season at A-1 Pictures, and returned to direct the second season. Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) served as the character designer and chief animation director, and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown, My-HiME) handled the scripts. Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Evangelion, Berserk films) composed the music.

Warner Home Video will release JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The Amazon UK listing claims that the DVD includes Japanese and English tracks; reviews on the site claim that the options are an English-dubbed track or dubtitles over the Japanese. The Amazon listing also describes the story. 'Jonathan Joestar, a young wealthy son living in Victorian England, has his life destroyed by the recently orphaned Dio Brando, who was taken in by Jonathan's father. Dio, who plots to drive Jonathan to insanity and inherit the Joestar fortune, becomes an unstoppable vampire that Jonathan must fight.'

Araki began his long-running action manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1987. He then moved the manga in 2005 to Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine where it continues to this day, running to more than 100 volumes.

MVM will release Part 2 of Captain Earth on both Blu-ray and DVD. It carries episodes 14 to 25 of the Bones mecha action series.

Finally, Manga Entertainment will release the third season of Yu-Gi-Oh!

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