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Id: Invaded and Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also Gundam NT, Season 2 of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and new volume of Fairy Tail The Final Season; Bartender is also available

On Monday January 11, Manga Entertainment will release the series ID: INVADED as a Blu-ray, a DVD and a Limited Blu-ray/DVD. Manga Entertainment describes the series:

"Welcome to Kura, an organization that investigates crime using the Mizuhanome system which senses the drive to kill. Sakaido is a brilliant detective and pilot of the Mizuhanome. To solve a case, he enters the world of the killer's unconscious mind: the id well. In the shadows of brutal and puzzling cases lurks John Walker, the Serial Killer Creator. Where will Sakaido's pursuit lead?"

Ei Aoki (Re:CREATORS, Aldnoah.Zero, Fate/Zero) directed the anime at NAZ, and writer and novelist Otaro Maijo (The Dragon Dentist, Spotless Love: This Love Cannot Be Any More Beautiful.) was the scriptwriter. Atsushi Ikariya (Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) designed the characters based on the original designs of Yūki Kodama (Blood Lad manga creator, Hamatora manga artist).

Anime Limited will release Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory as a Collectors Blu-ray. It will include the 12 TV episodes; a 180-page book; the "Very Merry Christmas" audio drama; six “What If?” Audio Dramas; episode commentaries; episodes 4.5 and 8.5; and location scouting videos.

Anime Limited describes the series:

"Amalgam has made its move to gather up the whispered—specifically Kaname Chidori! And Leonard Testarossa is ready to do anything to get her. Determined to keep Chidori safe, Sousuke stays close by her side, which proves to be more dangerous than ever before. But when her friend's lives are put in danger, Chidori makes a choice that could bring a tragic end to this battle. Up against new weaponry and deadly foes, can Sousuke and the soldiers of Mithril stop Amalgam and protect the ones they love."

Katsuichi Nakayama (series director for planetarian, assistant director for Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace) directed the series at studio XEBEC. Full Metal Panic! original novel author Shoji Gatoh handled the series composition and writing all the scripts. Osamu Horiuchi (Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid) was the character designer and chief animation director/

Anime Limited will also release the film Mobile Suit Gundam NT (aka Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative) as a Collectors Blu-ray. It will include a 32-page art booklet, split into sections on Characters, Mecha and Gallery, as well as a poster.

In the story, which takes place after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Zeon and Earth factions hunt for the RX-0 Unicorn 03, known as the Phenex. Among the hunters is a boy who shares a tragic history with the pilot of the Phenex.

Shunichi Yoshizawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Gundam Reconguista in G episode director) directed the anime at Sunrise Studio #1. Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC) wrote the script. Kumiko Takahashi was in charge of the main original character designs, and Se Jun Kim (Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS) designed the characters for animation. Hajime Katoki and Eiji Komatsu were in charge of mechanical design.

MVM will release the second TV season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? as a Collectors Blu-ray/DVD and a standard DVD. The Collectors Blu-ray/DVD will include five artcards and a 60-page artbook.

Anime Limited's Collectors Blu-ray of Bartender is now listed as available from Amazon UK, which says it was released on January 4. This edition includes four coasters and nine cocktail recipe cards. Anime Limited describes the series:

"Buried deep within the back streets of Japan's Ginza district is a small, intimate bar named Eden Hall. Pay it a visit and you'll find yourself served by Ryu Sasakura, a bartending prodigy who legend has it can mix the best cocktails anybody has ever tasted, and who always knows the ideal cocktail for any patron. However, Eden Hall isn't the kind of establishment that just anyone can wander into - instead, it plays home exclusively to those whose lives are plagued with problems and find themselves searching for solace and guidance."

Masaki Watanabe directed the series at Palm Studio. Yasuhiro Imagawa wrote the scripts and was in charge of series composition. Hirotaka Kinoshita designed the characters. Shigemi Ikeda was the art director. Kaoruko Ohtake composed the music.

Manga Entertainment will release Fairy Tail: The Final Season Part 24 on Blu-ray and DVD.

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