Dimension W Blu-ray to Include Short Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the upcoming anime Dimension W is listing the first limited edition Blu-ray set with a three-minute short animation. The set will ship on March 25, and Amazon lists it as region-free.
The set will feature the first two episodes of the anime, as well as a clean opening and closing, "making of" feature, and audio commentary. The website lists a total of six Blu-rays.
The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel on January 10 at 10:30 p.m., and then run on KBS Kyoto, BS11, AT-X, Sun TV, and TV Aichi. It will also run on the Niconico streaming service. Funimation will stream the series as it airs.
Funimation is on the production committee for the series, and it describes the story:
In the year 2071, the world's energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- "coils" -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.
In this world, unofficial "illegal" coils harness powers that the police can't hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.
Kanta Kamei (Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike; Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Bunny Drop, Oreshura) is directing the series at Studio 3Hz and Orange. Tokuyuki Matsutake (Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Tales of Phantasia) is designing the characters, and Shotaro Suga (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Darker than Black) is serving as story editor.
Stereo Dive Foundation (Gangsta., Beyond the Boundary) will perform the opening theme song "Genesis" and Fo'xTails (Junjō Romantica 3, Kuroko's Basketball) will perform the ending theme song "Contrast." Stereo Dive Foundation's single with the opening theme will ship on January 27, and Fo'xTails' single with the ending theme will ship on February 3.
Iwahara (Darker than Black character designer and King of Thorn manga creator) launched the "near-future science fiction action" manga series in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in 2011, although it moved to Monthly Big Gangan on December 25. Square Enix published the eighth compiled book volume on July 10. Yen Press will start publishing the manga in North America in 2016.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.