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Ushio & Tora Released Monday (Updated)

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also Kinmoza!, Blu-ray Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and standard blu-rays of both seasons of Aldnoah.Zero

Updated to acknowledge the fact that standard blu-rays of both Aldnoah.Zero are being released today. not just the first.

On Monday October 9, Animatsu will release Ushio & Tora (the 2015-6 TV series) as a Collector's Edition Blu-ray, carrying the 39 episodes on five discs. While cleaning out his family's Shinto temple, middle-school student Ushio Aotsuki stumbles upon a hidden cellar which houses a dangerous yokai. The yokai, pinned by a legendary weapon called the Beast Spear for 500 years, attracts many other supernatural creatures to the premises. Ushio is forced to free the creature – whom he names “Tora” – in return for his help in defeating them. Tora, who wishes to eat Ushio but is stalled by the Beast Spear, begins to haunt the boy in the hopes that an opportunity will present itself. However, Ushio's possession of the Spear seems to result in trouble after trouble, and Tora finds himself an unwilling ally to Ushio in his battles against various supernatural foes.

Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) directed the anime at MAPPA (Rage of Bahamut Genesis) and a relatively new company, Studio VOLN. Toshiki Inoue (Chaos;HEAd, Death Note, Ranma ½) and Fujita himself are in charge of the series scripts, and Tomoko Mori (guest character designer on Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, Juden Chan) designed the characters.

Manga Entertainment will release a Blu-ray/DVD edition of Kinmoza! Yui Hara's original 4-panel manga's story begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' mixed comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Tensho (Rewrite's opening animation director, designs) directed the anime at Studio Gokumi (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge) from scripts by Yuniko Ayana (Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl, Bakuman.).

Manga Entertainment will also release a Blu-ray/DVD edition of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Shinichiro Watanabe's Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door in Japan) is set during the storyline of the original 1998 Cowboy Bebop television anime series. A group of spacefaring bounty hunters who are hungry and low on cash take on a dangerous job. Their new bounty is a terrorist who is determined to unleash a deadly virus that will result in a devastating biochemical attack.

Anime Limited will release standard Blu-ray editions of both seasons of Aldnoah.Zero.

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