Blade & Soul and Blu-ray Baccano! Released Monday
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Alka, a buxom, scantily-clad assassin is looking to exact revenge for the death of her teacher, Hong. She's on the hunt for his killer, Jin Varrel, a demonic dame that kills without remorse. Nevertheless, they are a part of the same “Blade Clan,” and Alka feels conflicted and sympathetic. While on her valiant quest for vengeance, Alka comes across a peculiar trio of winsome warriors: Hazuki, Karen, and Roana, each possessing a unique set of assets of her own. Will they help Alka in her conquest… or do they have their own plan in mind? Adapted from the popular videogame with visual elements based on the work by distinguished manwha-style artist, Hyung-Tae Kim, this series combines martial arts-inspired combat and Qing Gong action.
Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze) and Hiroshi Takeuchi (Bodacious Space Pirates chief animation director) directed the anime at studio GONZO from scripts by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY). Eri Nagata (Leviathan: The Last Defense, Psycho-Pass sub-character design) adapted Hyung-Tae Kim's game character designs for animation and served as chief animation director. LEGO BIG MORL performed the anime's ending theme, “RAINBOW."
Anime Limited will release a Blu-ray Collector's Edition of the 2007 series Baccano! It contains the 13 TV episodes, the three OVA episodes and a 36-page booklet. The anime adapts Ryohgo Narita's light novel series of the same name. Baccano! is set in 1930s New York, where a group of colorful individuals interact with alchemists and their elixir of immortality. Several seemingly unrelated plots begin to intertwine as the series continues.
Anime Limited will also release a standard edition of Tokyo Ghoul on Blu-ray.