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Dragon Ball Z Movies Released Monday

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Also standard Blu-rays of Harmony and first season of Blood Blockade Battlefront

On Monday March 11, Manga Entertainment will release Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection Six as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. It will carry the films Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon.

Anime Limited will release a standard Blu-ray edition of the first TV season of Blood Blockade Battlefront. Dark Horse Comics, North American publisher of the original manga by Yasuhiro Nightow, described the story:

A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They've lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.

Rie Matsumoto (Kyousogiga, Heartcatch Precure! Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show…Desu ka!?) directed the anime at the studio BONES. Kazunao Furuya (live-action Liar Game, Galileo, S -Saigo no Keikan-) was the scriptwriter, and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory) designed the characters. Shinji Kimura (Project A-Ko, Steamboy, Tekkonkinkreet) was the art director.

Koji Sugiura (Hajime no Ippo, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon, Gunsmith Cats) handled creature designs, while Noriyuki Jinguji (Trigun, Hellsing Ultimate, Accel World) was in charge of prop design. Takashi Hashimoto (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Assassination Classroom, One Piece Film Z) served as the effects animation director. Taisei Iwasaki ("Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" short, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru live-action film) composed the music.

On Monday March 11, Anime Limited will also release a standard Blu-ray edition of the film Harmony. Directed by Michael Arias and Takeshi Nakamura, the film adapts the science fiction novel of the same name by the acclaimed late author Project Itoh. Funimation described the story:

In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but can't shake the hatred she has for the “perfect world” she lives in.

Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming they've hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists' message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when she'd supposedly killed herself years earlier? Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend. But what is Miach's end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?


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