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Digimon, Marnie, Kingsglaive Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond

On Monday October 3, Manga Entertainment will release Season 1 of Digimon: Digital Monsters, carrying 54 episodes on eight discs. Originally broadcast in 1999 to 2000, the series involves seven children who are transported to the Digital World, a strange place where digital creatures called "Digimon" reside. A group of Digimon soon befriend them and keep the kids out of harm's way. The children then become the Digidestined, or Chosen Children, who protect the Digital World from evil Digimon like Devilmon and Myotismon.

StudioCanal will release the Studio Ghibli film When Marnie Was There, as a Blu-ray/DVD combi pack (pictured), a Blu-ray Deluxe Edition and a DVD. GKIDS, the North American distributor for When Marnie Was There, described the film:

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend...

When Marnie Was There adapts Joan G. Robinson's English children's novel of the same name. In his second film, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2010's The Secret World of Arrietty) shifted the setting from Norfolk in the book to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the CG feature film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, as a Steelbook Blu-ray and also a DVD. The film's story takes place during the storyline of the Final Fantasy XV game, and follows what happens to King Regis after Noctis leaves on his trip with his friends. The film stars Aaron Paul as Nyx, Lena Headey as Lunafreya, and Sean Bean as King Regis. Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata produced the film, and Takeshi Nozue (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children co-director, co-producer) was the director.

The Blu-ray edition will also include an extended cut of Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a five-part series which is a prequel to the Final Fantasy XV game.

Anime Limited will release Free! Eternal Summer as both a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray and a DVD. This is the second series of Kyoto Animation's swimming drama, following Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, and tells the story of boy swimmers Haru, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei and Rin as they face new rivals and new challenges. The Blu-ry edition includes a 64-page art book, plus art cards and stickers.

MVM will release Blu-ray and DVD editions of the comedy series Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun. (Last week, MVM released a Blu-ray/DVD Collector's Edition of the series.)

Manga Entertainment will release the thirteenth box-set of One Piece, carrying episodes 300 to 324.

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