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Eureka 7 Released Monday (Updated)

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Other titles include Norn9, new combi edition of Paprika

An incorrect listing for Girls und Panzer der Film for this week has been removed; apologies for the mistake.

On Monday November 20, Anime Limited is releasing an "Ultimate Edition" of the 2005 SF/mecha series Eureka 7, made by the Bones studio. This edition will contain the 50 TV episodes of the series on Blu-ray, an A4-sized 144-page art book, and an A3-sized poster.

Anime Limited is also releasing the first half of a two-part standard Blu-ray of Eureka 7. The first half carries the opening 26 episodes; the second half of this standard Blu-ray will be released on December 11.

Anime Limited describes the series as follows:

Renton Thurston is a 14-year-old boy who lived with his mechanic grandfather in a backwater town. Every day he dreamed of being with the mercenary “Light Finding Operation (LFO)” aircraft pilot group “Gekkōstate” and riding “Trapar” particle waves– a sport called “reffing”– with their charismatic leader Holland, especially when faced with his father's acclaimed past or his grandfather's desire to protect him. When a young girl named Eureka riding the original LFO, the “Nirvash typeZERO”, asks his grandfather for a tune-up, she inadvertently brings the attention of the military to the garage; as a result, the garage is destroyed and Renton is forced to deliver a new type of interface– the “Amita Drive”– to the Nirvash. After a heated fight in which the Nirvash destroys the military LFOs by unleashing an immense amount of power, Renton is invited into Gekkōstate. However, he quickly realizes that behind the facade of a traveling group of mercenaries is a very bitter reality.

MVM is releasing Girls und Panzer: This is the Real Anzio Battle! on both Blu-ray and DVD. This 38-minute OVA debuted in 2014 and earned 34 million yen (about US$330,000) during its first weekend of advance screenings in 14 Japanese theaters. The story revolves around Miho and her classmates as they prepare for battle against the girls at Anzio High School in the 2nd National Senshadō Championships. Anchovy is very confident that her school will win, as they have a secret weapon on their side

MVM is also releasingNorn9 on Blu-ray and DVD. This is the anime of Otomate's Norn9: Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players. Sentai Filmworks described the story.

Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination...

The anime's main cast are reprising their roles from the game. Takao Abo (episode director for Eureka Seven, Macross Frontier, assistant director for Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is making his directorial debut at Kinema Citrus and Orange. Tetsuo Ichimura (Ane Log, episode director for Bleach, Penguindrum) is serving as assistant director, Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, 07-Ghost) is handling the series composition, and Yukari Takeuchi (animation director for Bleach, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%) is adapting Teita's original character designs for anime and is also serving as chief animation director.

Manga Entertainment will release a new Blu-ray/DVD edition of Satoshi Kon's 2006 Paprika. The film is set in the near future, when a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the "DC Mini" it is able to act as a "dream detective" to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name "PAPRIKA," in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

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