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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising and SAO: Alicization Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also Tamako Market, Turn A Gundam, second volume of Fairy Gone

On Monday 26 October, Manga Entertainment will release My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising as a Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separate Blu-ray and DVD.

Funimation describes the film:

Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it's more like a vacation … until they're attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens' lives on the line, there's no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they're the island's only hope.

As with the previous My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film, manga creator Kohei Horikoshi had overall supervision of the film, and handled the original character designs. Kenji Nagasaki and Yousuke Kuroda returned from the series and the previous film as the director and scriptwriter, respectively. Yoshihiko Umakoshi returned to design the characters, and Yuuki Hayashi once again composed the music. BONES animated the film. Rock band sumika performed the theme song "Higher Ground."

Horikoshi previously teased that the film would be the last one for the franchise, as "there won't be a third film. Probably." He explained that the second film can be described as a kind of a finale for My Hero Academia. That is because its story uses one of the concepts he had considered using in the manga's final battle. As such, he proclaimed that the second film is more "Plus Ultra" than even the first one.

Manga Entertainment will also release a double-pack on Blu-ray and DVD, including My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising and the previous film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.

Anime Limited will release the first volume of Sword Art Online Alicization as a Collectors Blu-ray (pictured) and a standard DVD.

Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki, The Asterisk War) directed the anime at A-1 Pictures. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale animation directors Gou Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi joined Shingo Adachi for the character designs.

The series again starred Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito and Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna. Ai Kayano played Alice, and Nobunaga Shimazaki played Eugeo.

The anime will cover the entirety of the novels' "Alicization Arc." The Alicization arc is in volumes 9 through 18 of the original novel series.

Anime Limited will release a Collectors Blu-ray set including the Kyoto Animation series Tamako Market and the sequel film Tamako Love Story. It will also include a 60-page art booklet focused on Tamako Market and a 60-page storyboard booklet focused on Tamako Love Story.

Anime Limited will release a Collectors Blu-ray of the first half of the series Turn A Gundam. It will carry the first 25 episodes of the series. Anime Limited describes the series:

"A separate race of humanity has lived on the moon for 2000 years. Known as "the Moonrace," their technology is leaps and bounds beyond those that stayed behind on the Earth's surface. Now seeking to return to their original home, the Moonrace send three teenagers, Loran, Keith, and Fran, down to Earth on a reconnaissance mission to test the viability of its environment.

"After spending a year on Earth, Loran looks forward to fully integrating into Earth society. But before Loran gets the chance to make his report, the Moonrace launch a surprise attack."

Manga Entertainment will release Fairy Gone Season 1 Part 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, carrying episodes 13 to 24 of the series.


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