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Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Domestic Girlfriend Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond

On Monday August 10, Anime Limited will release the first 25-part TV season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, as both a Collector's and a standard Blu-ray. Anime Limited describes the story:

"Three centuries after the Calamity War, a new world order is maintained by the military organization Gjallarhorn, but the seeds of a new conflict are being sown on Mars.

"A private security company accepts a mission to escort the revolutionary leader Kudelia Aina Bernstein to Earth,and the company's child soldiers rise up in revolt against the adults who betrayed them. Among them is Mikazuki Augus, who becomes the pilot of the Gundam Barbatos, a dreadful relic left over from the Calamity War."

Tatsuyuki Nagai helmed the show at Sunrise, with the prolific writer Mari Okada handling series composition. (Nagai and Okada had previously worked together on anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and Toradora!) Yū Itō (Shut Hell, Imperial Guards) drew the original character designs, while Michinori Chiba designed the characters for animation (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE). Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara designed the mechas for the show. Kusanagi was in charge of art design, and Masaru Yokoyama composed the music.

MVM will release the 12-part series Domestic Girlfriend on Blu-ray, described as follows:

"Natsuo Fuji has a serious crush on one of his teachers, Hina Tachibana, but since he knows he has zero chance of ever being in a relationship with her, he lets his friends talk him into going to a party where he meets rui. One thing leads to another and then, well, neither of them is a virgin anymore. Unfortunately, it wasn't what they expected, but that's fine.

"Except when Natsuo's father announces that he's getting married again, Natsuo discovers that he's getting two new step-sisters as well. Now there's a problem, because one is his teacher, Hina, and the other is rui."

The series was adapted from Kei Sasuga's Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) manga. Shōta Ihata (Girlish Number) directed the anime at diomedéa, while Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Eromanga Sensei, Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko) was in charge of the series scripts. Naomi Ide (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?, Gingitsune, Kan Colle) designed the characters. Masato Kōda (KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! both seasons and film) composed the music at Flying Dog.

Manga will release the series How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? on Blu-ray. The story is described as follows:

"Hibiki Sakura's love for food is starting to affect her size. In effort to slim down, she scopes out her local gym only to discover two problems—it's a haven for intimidating body builders, and her classmate Akemi has a weirdly aggressive muscle obsession. After meeting her handsome personal trainer, Machio, Hibiki bites the bullet and starts her quest for a hot bod."

The series is based on Yabako Sandrovich and MAAM's How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru? or How much heavy dumbbells can you lift?) manga. Mitsue Yamazaki (Tada Never Falls in Love, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) directed the anime at Doga Kobo and Fumihiko Shimo (New Game!) was in charge of the series scripts. Ai Kikuchi (New Game!) designed the characters.

Manga will also release High School DxD Hero on Blu-ray and DVD. This is the fourth series based on author Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrator Miyama-Zero's light novel series. The series is described as follows:

"Issei is suddenly attacked in Kyoto by a mysterious fox yokai—whose mother is missing—and it looks like the Chaos Brigade is behind it! Only the Grabbing Dragon and his voluptuous vixens are prepared to face them and get the fox yokai's mother back."

Manga will also release Set 4 of Boruto Next Generations, carrying episodes 40 to 52 of the series.

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