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My Hero Academia S3 P1 and Girls' Last Tour Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also digital copies of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Blu-ray/DVD of live-action manga adaptation Blue Spring

On Monday May 13, Manga Entertainment will release My Hero Academia Season 3 Part 1 as a Collector's Blu-ray/DVD (pictured), and standard Blu-ray and DVD editions. The new volume is described as follows;

"Summer is here, and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine training turns into a critical struggle for survival."

MVM will release the 12-part series Girls' Last Tour as a Collector's Blu-ray. This will include a 144-page storyboard artbook and a a 32-page artbook. MVM summarises the series:

"The world we knew is gone. The massive cities, once filled with people, lie silent, empty and decaying. There are no more forests filled with animals; no more birds in the sky. But life hasn't disappeared completely; not just yet.

"Amidst the rubble two small figures, young girls, travel together, scavenging what they need to survive as they explore the remnants of a world that they are too young to remember. It's a strange journey, but one that's filled with wonder as each new day brings another discovery, another echo of the devastated past or moment of unexpected beauty. And as long as Chito and Yuuri have each other, they have a reason to keep pressing forward. As long as there's still life, there's still hope for a future."

Takaharu Ozaki (Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-) directed the anime at WHITE FOX. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?, Monster Musume) wrote and oversaw the scripts, and Mai Toda (Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Holy Knight) designed the characters and served as chief animation director. Shō Tanaka (No Game, No Life, Re:Zero) produced the anime. Kenichiro Suehiro (Space Patrol Luluco, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) composed the music

Manga Entertainment will release a digital copies of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, to be released on iTunes, Amazon Prime and base.com. (Physical releases of the film will follow on May 27.)

Original manga creator Akira Toriyama provided a comment for the film:

"Everyone, do you know who Broly is? He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details. Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, "Why don't we make the movie about Broly this time?"

Of course, the film won't just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale."

Toriyama wrote the script and designed the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) directed the film.

Third Window Films will release a Blu-ray/DVD edition of the live-action film of the 2001 Blue Spring manga by Taiyo Matsumoto (Ping Pong, Tekkonkinkreet). Third Window describes the film.

"Based on a manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, Toshiaki Toyoda's Blue Spring is a story about high school anarchy in the long, bruised-and-battered tradition of Be-Bop Highschool and Fudoh: The New Generation. In a school surrounded by misleadingly picturesque cherry trees in full bloom, it's the students who set the rules while uncooperative teachers are dangled from windows."

The cast also includes Hirofumi Arai, Kiyohiko Shibukawa and Ryuhei Matsuda. Toshiaki Toyoda directed the film.


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