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Penguin Highway Released Monday (Updated)

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also Collectors Blu-ray of King's Game The Animation and standard edition of Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

Update - The original version of this story wrongly omitted Anime Limited's release of King's Game The Animation, now added.

On Monday March 9, Anime Limited will release the feature film Penguin Highway as a Collector's Blu-ray/DVD and a standard Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray/DVD edition will include a 300-page storyboard book; some of the storyboards will be in colour. Anime Limited describes the film:

"Aoyama is a serious 10 year-old boy who records all of his day-to-day experiences in his notebook. One day in May, penguins inexplicably appear in his home town, despite being located a long way from the sea. When Aoyama sees “Big Sis” – a young woman who works at a dentist's office – drop a soft drink can which inexplicably turns into a penguin, he decides to investigate and resolve the mystery behind these strange events.

'Together with his classmates, Aoyama happens upon a strange phenomena which is surely the key to these goings-on. Will their investigation bear fruit, and just how is “Big Sis” linked to these occurrences?"

Kana Kita (Byplayers' Jasmine) plays Aoyama, while Yū Aoi (Redline's Sonoshee McLaren, live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Megumi Takani) plays the woman.

Hiroyasu Ishida, who directed Colorido's "Hinata no Aoshigure" and "Fumiko's Confession" shorts, directed the film as his first feature-length directorial work. Typhoon Noruda director Yōjirō Arai designed the characters for the film. Makoto Ueda, who wrote and supervised the scripts for anime adaptations of Morimi's The Tatami Galaxy and Night is Short, Walk On Girl novels, returned to pen the script for this film. Umitarō Abe composed the music.

Anime Limited is also releasing a Collectors Blu-ray edition of the series King's Game The Animation, including a booklet and poster. Funimation described the show:

"One night, all 32 members of a high school class receive a text message on their cell phone. It welcomes them to a game where they are given specific tasks to carry out in a 24-hour period. The tasks seem simple at first, but soon the tasks go beyond what the kids are comfortable with. Furthermore, they learn that the cost of failure is death. Will they be able to find a way out before more die?"

MVM will release a standard Blu-ray edition of Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu, the final feature film in the Kizumonogatari trilogy which comprises a prequel to Bakemonogatari.

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