Akame Ga Kill and Fuse Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday March 7, Animatsu will release the first part of the series Akame ga Kill as a Deluxe Collectors Edition (pictured), containing the first twelve episodes on both Blu-ray and DVD. There will also be separate Blu-ray and DVD editions.
The dark action fantasy follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the corrupt Empire with the secret assassin group Night Raid and special weapons known as Teigu. Tomoki Kobayashi (Tears to Tiara, Sola) directed the anime, and Makoto Uezu (Danganronpa The Animation, Qwaser of Stigmata) was in charge of the series scripts with original creator Takahiro supervising the scenario. Kazuhisa Nakamura ( Jormungand) designed the characters, and Taku Iwasaki ( Black Butler, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Gatchaman Crowds) composed the music.
The original manga began in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine in 2010.
Anime Limited is releasing the feature film Fuse Memoirs of a Huntress as both a Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi pack and a standard DVD. Adapted from the novel Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden by Kazuki Sakuraba (Gosick) , the film is a period/fantasy adventure set in the city of Edo in which the female hunter Hamaji pursues 'Fuse,' hybrids of dogs and humans - but ends up befriending one of them.
The Japanese publisher Bungeishunjū produced the film as its 90th anniversary commemorative project. Masayuki Miyaji (Xam'd: Lost Memories) debuted as a theatrical anime film director with a script by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). Designers Okama (Evangelion remake films) and Seiichi Hashimoto (Xam'd: Lost Memories) and composer Michiru Oshima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) also contributed.