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HIDIVE to Add Kissdum R - Engage Planet OVA

posted on by Karen Ressler
26-episode TV series already streaming

HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the original video anime (OVA) for KISSDUM R - Engage Planet (Engage Planet Kiss Dum R) in the United States and Canada on September 26 at noon EDT.

The Engage Planet Kiss Dum television anime series premiered in 2007, and the revised version Engage Planet Kiss Dum R premiered in 2008. The OVA debuted in 2011 with the Japanese Blu-ray Disc release.

Section23 Films' Maiden Japan imprint released the series, including the OVA, on Blu-ray Disc in January. The company describes the story:

The destruction of a cruise ship leaves thousands dead, but the body count is only beginning. As researchers try to make sense of the strange new fish and insects appearing around the world, scientist Rurika Yuno and the N.I.D.F. attempt to track down the source of the mutation, a mysterious artifact called The Book of the Dead. When the Book is finally located, all Hell breaks loose. Literally. As swarms of hellspawned fireflies and giant unearthly creatures attack mercilessly across the planet, Rurika is forced to use the Book to resurrect her dead lover, fighter pilot Aiba Shu. But can even humanity's last desperate line of defense - the Necrodiver - defeat an ancient evil whose only goal is to exterminate all mankind?

Hidekazu Sato (Aquarion Logos) directed the anime at Satelight. It features character designs by Sushio (Kill la Kill), mechanical design by Shōji Kawamori (Macross), and art design by Thomas Romain (Basquash!).

Source: Press release

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