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Original Fate/Stay Night and Haibane Renmei Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also, Zavvi-exclusive Perfect Blue steelbook

On Monday August 22, MVM will release a Blu-ray edition of the first anime series version of Fate/stay night (right), originally broadcast in 2006, and animated by Studio DEEN.

In the series, Shirou Emiya is adopted by a sorceror by the name of Kiritsugu Emiya. Although he was full of admiration for his adopted father, Shirou has limited powers. But one fateful day, he is drawn into the Holy Grail War and had to summon a female "Servant" known as Saber in order to protect himself.

MVM is also releasing Haibane Renmei (left). In the 2002 series, written by Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain), a girl, Rakka, is born from a large cocoon into the Old Home, greeted by a group of females with small wings on their backs and shining halos above their heads. Soon Rakka's own wings grow, a halo is placed on her head and she is told that she must work in the nearby town of Grie. She soon realizes that the town and the entire world they live in are confined behind the Wall, a tall, impenetrable wall that none except the mysterious Toga are allowed to exit.

In addition, the Zavvi website is releasing a Steelbook edition of Satoshi Kon's anime psycho-thriller Perfect Blue (right), including four art cards. Perfect Blue was the director debut for Kon, who went to make Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika. Set in contemporary Tokyo, the story concerns a pop singer, Mima, who tries to develop an acting career, only to experience threats and traumas as her mind breaks down and she is tormented by a ghostly version of her singer self.

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