Show By Rock, Zeta Gundam, Yona Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday February 20, Funimation is releasing Show by Rock. Sanrio described the story of the original game on its website:
Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from "Retriever"), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named "Plasmagica," and aim for the top of the world.
However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they'll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY's music industry... Maybe?
Gonna be a music millionaire!
Funimation is also releasing the second half of the fantasy adventure Yona of the Dawn in a dual-format edition. It continues the story of Yona, a princess in exile, and the male warriors who protect her. The set includes episodes 13 to 24.
Anime Limited is releasing the first volume of the 1985 series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, the sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam, on Blu-ray. It carries the opening 25 episodes. From the Anime-on-Line website:
In Zeta Gundam, we see the future world of the Universal Century through a dark mirror. Having defeated the Zeon menace, the Earth Federation has itself become cruel and oppressive. A new generation of Gundam mobile suits is created not to fight for peace, but to punish the enemies of the state, and yesterday's villains must become today's heroes in order to balance the scales of justice. When a young civilian named Kamille Bidan is caught up in the rebellion, he little suspects the price he will pay in the fight for freedom.
Anime Limited is also releasing a "Gurren Lagann Movie Collection" on Blu-ray, containing the films Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End- and Gurren Lagann the Movie – The Lights in the Sky Are Stars.
Anime Limited is also releasing a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Eden of the East. It contains the 2009 political comedy thriller TV series by Production I.G, as well the two feature film sequels, Eden of the East: The King of Eden and Eden of the East: Paradise Lost. The set will also contain a booklet, art cards and stickers.
Anime Limited is also releasing a standard Blu-ray edition of the 1995 fantasy series Vision of Escaflowne.