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Gundam Thunderbolt December Sky and Collected Blu-ray Higurashi Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Plus DVD edition of No Game, No Life Zero, next Naruto Shippūden, second season of Junjō Romantica

On Monday November 12, Anime Limited will release a Blu-ray edition of the film Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky. This is a director's cut edition of the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt net anime. Both anime are based on Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga. The director's cut edition includes additional scenes. This edition also includes five art cards and an A3 poster.

Anime Limited describes the story as follows:

Their war has not yet ended… It is Universal Century 0079, at the end of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The space colonies of Side 4, or Moore, were previously destroyed by a Zeon attack, and many colonists lost their lives. Side 4 became a shoal zone filled with the wreckage of destroyed colonies and warships, lit by constant flashes of lightning due to collisions between electrified debris. It soon came to be known as the "Thunderbolt Sector."

The Moore Brotherhood, an Earth Federation Forces unit made up of surviving citizens from Moore, set out to exterminate the Zeon forces in the Thunderbolt Sector in order to reclaim their homeland. To halt the Federation advance, the Zeon forces deployed their own Living Dead Division, which was established to collect combat data on soldiers with prosthetic limbs.

Io Fleming, though part of the Moore Brotherhood, hates being tied down by his homeland and family history. Daryl Lorenz, having lost his legs in earlier battles, is now an ace sniper of the Living Dead Division. When they confront each other on the battlefield, they will reach a mutual realization. These two are destined to kill each other.

MVM will release a Blu-ray Collectors Edition of the series When They Cry - Higurashi, carrying the first season (26 episodes), the second season (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai, 24 episodes) and the third season (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, 5 episodes). MVM has already released the first season separately on DVD, with the second series due for a separate DVD release on November 26, and the third series on December 17. Separate Blu-ray editions will follow next year.

MVM describes the series:

'Moving to the picturesque town of Hinamizawa is going to be a big adjustment for Keiichi. For all its beauty, it's also tiny... so small that there's only one school, one where most of the students have known each other all their lives.

'Fortunately, he soon meets four girls... Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika, who're willing to let the new guy in town join their afterschool club. And for a while, things seem wonderful. Until Keiichi starts discovering strange things, like the project manager for a controversial dam project being found dismembered five years ago.

'As he digs deeper, there are whispers and rumors of other murders and disappearances, stories of a town curse, and mysterious rituals.'

Manga Entertainment will release Naruto Shippūden Box 34, carrying episodes 431 to 444 of the series.

MVM will release a DVD edition of the film No Game, No Life Zero, the prequel to the series No Game, No Life. A Blu-ray Collectors edition will follow in December, and a standard Blu-ray in January.

The film is set six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "Ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

Anime Limited will release a Blu-ray of the second 12-part season of Junjō Romantica.

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