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Human Lost Released Monday (Updated)

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also releases of Summer Days with Coo, collected Kill la Kill and Re:Zero S1, Blu-ray edition of Studio Bones' Captain Earth, Collection Ten of Fairy Tail

An earlier edition of this story omitted Anime Limited's releases of Summer Days With Coo and the collected Kill la Kill and Re Zero, all now added.

On Monday February 15, Manga Entertainment will release Polygon Pictures' film Human Lost on Blu-ray and DVD.

The "new sci-fi, cyberpunk film project" was inspired by Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human novel. Funimation describes the film:

"From the chief director of “PSYCHO-PASS,” director of “Afro Samurai,” and the studio that brought you “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.” The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake.

"Yozo Oba isn't the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend's biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society's elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo's life forever."

Katsuyuki Motohiro (FLCL Alternative, Psycho-Pass) served as executive director. Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai) directed the film at Polygon Pictures. Tow Ubukata (Fafner, Psycho-Pass 2) wrote the scripts. Yūsuke Kozaki (BBK/BRNK, Intrigue in the Bakumatsu - Irohanihoheto) designed the characters, and Kenichiro Tomiyasu (Resident Evil: Damnation) was in charge of concept art. MAGNET and Slow Curve are credited with planning, and TOHO Visual Entertainment is distributing the film in Japan.

Anime Limited will release a Collectors Blu-ray/DVD edition of Keiichi Hara's cinema film Summer Days With Coo, including a poster, five art cards and a 12-page booklet. Anime Limited describes the story:

"Life changes for fourth-grader Koichi Uehara when he picks up a fossil on his way home. To his surprise, he has picked up a baby Kappa, a mythical water creature, who has been asleep underground for the past 300 years. Koichi names this baby creature “Coo” and brings him to live with his family, and soon the two are inseparable friends. However, trouble abounds as Coo struggles to adjust to life in suburban Tokyo, and begins to miss his family, leading Koichi and Coo to embark on a summer road trip adventure in search of other Kappa."

Anime Limited will also released a collected Blu-ray edition of Studio Trigger's series Kill la Kill. Anime Limited describes the series:

"Honnouji Academy - where the school is ruled by students clad in special outfits called Goku Uniforms. Deriding the student body as 'pigs in human clothing' Student Council President Satsuki Kiryuin, along with her loyal underlings, the Elite Four, has the academy under their absolute control. A vagrant schoolgirl named Ryuko Matoi appears and tries to get Satsuki, who recognizes her Scissor Blade, to talk. The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy."

Anime Limited will also release a collected Blu-ray edition of the first season of Re Zero, including a 28-page booklet. The company describes the series:

"Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for."

MVM will release a Blu-ray edition of the 25-part Studio BONES series Captain Earth, broadcast in 2014. MVM summarised the series:

"When Daichi Manatsu sees a mysterious rainbow appearing near the Tanegashima Space Center, he immediately recognizes it as being similar to an apparition that formed when his father was killed in a mysterious accident years earlier. Traveling to Tanegashima, Daichi quickly finds himself involved with the machinations of Globe, a secret agency created to defend mankind from extraterrestrial forces."

The series reunited Star Driver's director Takuya Igarashi and series script supervisor Yoji Enokido. The two also collaborated in Ouran High School Host Club and Sailor Moon Super S. Enokido said that, whereas Star Driver was a "school robot" story, they are now doing a conventional robot anime.

Satoshi Ishino adapted Fumi Minato's original character designs for animation, and he was also the chief animation director. A Star Driver veteran, Shigeto Koyama, designed the Earth Engine and other Engine Series mecha, while Takayuki Yanase handled the Machine Goodfellow designs and other mecha. Shinji Aramaki and Takeshi Takakura were the other mechanical designers.

Manga will release Blu-ray and DVD editions of Fairy Tail Collection Ten, containing episodes 213 to 239 of the series.

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