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Tokyo Ghoul:re, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also new edition of first One Punch Man series, Devils' Line

On Monday January 13, Anime Limited will release the first volume of Tokyo Ghoul:re as a Collector's Blu-ray and a standard DVD. The Collector's Blu-ray includes a 36-page art book and five art cards. Anime Limited describes the series as follows:

"Two years have passed since the CCG carried out their raid on Anteiku, marking an unmistakable change to the atmosphere across Tokyo as a result of this show of strength. However, rather than eradicating ghouls, the city's supernatural denizens have simply become more cautious in going about their lives, while terrorist organisation Aogiri Tree seeks to grow in strength with the aim of rising to combat the CCG's growing threat to the very existence of ghouls.

"In a final push to investigate and exterminate Tokyo's unwanted elements, the CCG has created a special unit - the Quinx Squad, an unruly team of humans who use the special abilities of ghouls to fight. At the head of this squad is an oddly familiar face: Haise Sasaki, a young man struggling with both a new identity and the difficult nature of his new teammates. It's a problem made all the more difficult as his investigations begin to stir long-lost memories that could change everything for him..."

Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, assistant director on Super Lovers 2, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid) replaced Shuhei Morita as director for the anime at Pierrot. Chūji Mikasano returned from the first two Tokyo Ghoul anime to provide series composition and write the scripts. Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, You're Under Arrest, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) replaced Kazuhiro Miwa as character designer. Rock band Ziyoou-vachi performed the ending theme song "Half."

Manga Entertainment is releasing two Blu-ray sets carrying episodes from the david production TV series version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The first Blu-ray set carries 26 episodes, covering the first two arcs of the franchise: Phantom Blood, telling the story of Jonathan Joestar in 19th-century England, and Battle Tendency, telling the story of Joseph Joestar in 1930s America.

Manga Entertainment's second JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Blu-ray set carries the first 24 episodes of the Stardust Crusaders arc, which tells the story of Jotaro Kujo in the 1980s, on a long journey from Japan to Egypt to confront an old enemy of the Jojo family.

Manga Entertainment is also releasing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of the first One-Punch Man TV series. It was directed by Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) and animated by the Madhouse studio, adapted from the manga by ONE and Yūsuke Murata. Manga Entertainment describes the series:

"Saitama only became a hero for fun, but after three years of special training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?"

MVM is releasing the series Devils' Line, which the company describes as follows:

"Not all vampires are evil. The secret task force that patrols Tokyo's vampire population has several fanged operatives, including half-human Yuuki Anzai, who believes that his human heritage lets him resist his species' basest cravings. But after Yuuki rescues graduate student Tsukasa Taira from her good friend, whom she never realized was a vampire, he realizes that he's succumbing to urges he's never felt before. And like moths to the flame, he and Tsukasa find themselves being pulled into a potentially fatal attraction."

Yoshinobu Tokumoto (Nagasarete Airantou, Amanchu! unit director) directed the anime at Platinum Vision, with Hideaki Nakano (Aoharu x Machinegun, Servamp) as assistant director. Kenji Konuta (Aoharu x Machinegun, Servamp), Ayumu Hisao (Gekijōban Servamp: Alice in the Garden) were credited for series composition and scripts. Senri Kawaguchi drew the character designs, and was also credited for chief animation director alongside Toshimitsu Kobayashi. Yasuhiro Saiki was the action animation director.

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