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Amazon Lists Kino's Journey, Mind Game and Napping Princess

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Lists new titles for February and March 2018

Anime UK News reports that Amazon UK has put up the following listings.

Kino's Journey - Complete DVD. According to the Amazon listing, the director is Ryutaro Nakamaura, who directed the 2003-4 version of the series (pictured), as opposed to this TV season's Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World-, which is directed by Tomohisa Taguchi. The 2003-4 series was previously released on UK DVD by AD Vision in the 2000s.

The series is listed on Amazon as carrying three discs and being released by Anime Limited on March 19 2018. The series description is as follows:

Three days. Two nights. That's how much time Kino and Hermes allot to each new place they visit before drifting off again, crossing a mysterious land filled with mystical sights and strange customs. Kino's an enigmatic loner, skilled with weapons and always anticipating what might lie around the next hill or bend of the river.

Hermes is Kino's friend, companion, and motorcycle, gifted with the ability to think and speak, seldom as bold as Kino, but always there when speed is required. What is their goal, their ultimate destination? Like life itself, it's all a mystery that one can only solve by taking the journey. All Kino and Hermes know is that adventure, danger, and new wonders lie on the horizon, waiting to be encountered at each passing stop. Join the odyssey and drift along for the ride in Kino's Journey

Contains all 13 episodes on DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.

Mind Game Standard Blu-ray

This 2004 Masaaki Yuasa film was previously announced as an acquisition by Anime Limited, and is now listed on Amazon for a release on March 26 2018. Amazon describes the film as follows:

Nishi has always loved Myon since they were little. And now as adults, he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist and marrying his childhood sweetheart. There's one problem, though. She's already been proposed to and thinks Nishi is too much of a wimp.

But upon meeting the fiancé while at her family's diner and accepting him as a good guy, they encounter a couple of yakuza, only to have Nishi grasp a certain revelation. And, with his newly acquired look on life, adventures abound as he, Myon, and her sister, Yan, escape the yakuza into a most unlikely location where they meet an old man...

Contains the film on Blu-Ray in Japanese with English subtitles.

Napping Princess - Collector's Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and DVD

This Kenji Kamiyama cinema film, acquired by Anime Limited, is being listed on Amazon in three formats with a release date of February 26 2018.

The film is described as follows:

Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can't seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years.

She can't ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he's always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family?

Contains the film on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.

The Collector's Edition Blu-ray is described as a dual format edition that will contain a 40-page booklet and an art card certifying the release number. It will also comes with 'an exclusive DVD containing video extras,' including a 'special interview.' The release will be 'presented in Collectors packaging.'


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