Ajin: Demi-Human and Genius Party Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday December 11, Anime Limited is releasing the horror-action series Ajin: Demi-Human as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray (pictured) and a standard DVD. On-disc content includes the first TV season (13 episodes), subbed and dubbed; the film Ajin: Demi-Human - Compel, subitled only; and Animatic Process Scenes. The Collector's Blu-ray set has a 64-page materials book, with sections on Characters, IBMs, Backgrounds and Artworks.
The series is summarised as follows:
When the truck slammed into Kei Nagai's body, he should have died instantly. Instead, the high-school student finds himself resurrected, with all of his wounds somehow healed. However, Kei's real problems are just starting. Now revealed to be an Ajin, one of a mysterious new breed of demi-human that have begun appearing around the world, he's been marked with an international bounty, and in the eyes of the world's governments, Kei is a specimen to be contained by any means possible.
On the run and unable to trust anyone except his closest friend, his only hope is to discover the terrifying secrets behind his new abilities before he's forced to use them in battle.
Anime Limited will also release a standard Blu-ray editions of the anime anthology Genius Party (also including its successor Genius Party Beyond).
In addition, a Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD, including a 144-page book on the making of the anthologies, is available from the AllTheAnime website.
The anthology contains eclectic short films, mostly between 10 and 20 minutes each, from 12 acclaimed directors. Those directors are Atsuko Fukushima, Shoji Kawamori, Shinji Kimura, Yoji Fukuyama, Hideki Futamura, Masaaki Yuasa, Shinichiro Watanabe, Mahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa, Shinya Ohira, and Tatsuyuki Tanaka.
Anime Limited's other release is the second half of the standard Blu-ray of Eureka 7, carrying parts 27 to 50 of the series.