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Anohana and Tanya the Evil Released Monday

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Also Blu-ray of the last two episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, and a standard Blu-ray of the second half of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

On Monday January 20, MVM will release the series anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day television on Blu-ray. Crunchyroll describes the story:

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.

The 2011 television anime follows childhood friends who try to reconnect in high school, after drifting apart due to tragedy five years earlier. The series was animated by A-1 Pictures, directed by Tatsayuki Nagai and written by Mari Okada.

Manga Entertainment will release the 12-part series The Saga of Tanya the Evil on Blu-ray and DVD. Manga Entertainment describes the series as follows:

A little girl with blonde hair, blue eyes, and porcelain skin fights on the front lines of a brutal war set in a fantasy world. What others don't know is that she's a reincarnated Japanese office worker who, in his former life, had a ruthless desire to climb the corporate ladder in hopes of retiring to a cushy corner office.

The series is based on Carlo Zen's Yōjo Senki (The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl) light novel series. Yutaka Uemura (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) directed the anime as the first major project of the relatively new Studio NuT. Yuji Hosogoe (Kiddy Grade) adapted Shinobu Shinotsuki's original novel character designs for animation, and also served as chief animation director with assistant director Kana Harufuji.

Anime Limited will release a Blu-ray of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V&VI, carrying the fifth and sixth episodes in the prequel series to the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam. The set includes an artbook, and is limited to a thousand copies.

Anime Limited will also release a standard Blu-ray of the second half of the series Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, carrying episodes 26 to 49 of the series.


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