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Parasyte and Collected Blue Exorcist Released Monday (Update)

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also, Blu-ray editions of first two Magi Madoka films

Correction - An earlier version of this item said that the collected Blue Exorcist was being released on both DVD and Blu-ray. In fact, the Blu-ray edition is released next week. Apologies for the mistake.

On Monday August 1, Animatsu will release the second half of Parasyte -the maxim-, containing parts 13 to 24, as a DVD, a standard Blu-ray, and a Deluxe Blu-ray. (The Deluxe Edition will be limited to a thousand copies, and will include a migi Bearbric Figurine, a Screen Wipe and a Tattoo set.)

Sentai Filmworks described the story:

Unbeknownst to mankind the world is quietly being invaded. Alien beings known as “Parasytes” begin infiltrating humans one by one, burrowing into their brains to take complete control of both their bodies and their identities. With an insatiable hunger for human flesh these cold and calculating creatures mutate into grotesque monsters who feed on the unsuspecting when they're not hiding behind the faces of everyday people. Only Shinichi Izumi, a lone high school boy, is aware of the terror lurking in plain sight. After one Parasyte's attempt to take over his brain ends in failure, Shinichi's right arm is instead possessed by this monster with a mind and an agenda all its own.

Manga Entertainment will release the series Blue Exorcist as a single collection on DVD, including the 25 TV episodes and the OAV. The Blu-ray edition will follow next week.

Manga is also releasing separate Blu-ray editions of the feature films Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (pictured) and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal. Between them, the films retell the story of the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV series, with improved art and animation.

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