Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', Oreimo, Hidamari Sketch Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also, standard Eccentric Family and part 2 of Maid Sama!

On Monday January 25, Manga Entertainment will release Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' as a DVD, a Blu-ray, and a Blu-ray/DVD combi Collector's pack (pictured). There will also be a double-pack (both Blu-ray and DVD) which bundles the film together with Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods.

Original manga creator Akria Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay, and character designs of the new movie. Dragon Ball Z animation director Tadayoshi Yamamuro directed the new movie. Pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z (Sailor Moon Crystal, Bodacious Space Pirates) performed the film's theme song, and also voiced roles in the movie, playing "angels" of hell that reside where the protagonist Son Goku's enemy Frieza has been imprisoned.

MVM's first release this week is Oreimo (My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute), adapted from Tsukasa Fushimi's Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) comedy light novel series. The story follows the daily life of an ordinary high school boy named Kyōsuke Kōsaka. Kyōsuke's younger sister Kirino is a pretty fashion model — but also a secret otaku of adult games. Kyōsuke is the only person to whom Kirino reveals her hidden obsession and other issues.

MVM's second release this week is a standard DVD edition of The Eccentric Family. (The Blu-ray Collector's Edition is already available.) The comedy drama is set in Kyoto, where humans, tanuki (shape-shifting raccoon-dogs), and tengu (long-nosed goblins of Japanese folklore) intermingle. In the Shimogamo family of tanuki, Yasaburō lives for whatever strikes his fancy at the moment.

In this summer 2013 anime, P.A. Works adapted a novel by Tomihiko Morimi, the author of The Tatami Galaxy (Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei) novel which previously inspired a 2010 television anime.

MVM's third release is Maid Sama Part 2. The romantic comedy centers on the student council head named Misaki Ayuzawa who despises the mostly male, slovenly population at her school, which was once an all-boys school. However, Misaki's most handsome schoolmate just discovered her secret — that she works afterschool at a maid café.

MVM fourth release this week is Hidamari Sketch, on both Blu-ray and DVD. The series is based on Ume Aoki's manga about a high school for the arts and the everyday life of four of its students.

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