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Dororo and Code Geass Film Collection Blu-rays Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond

On Monday January 17, MVM will release the 2019 TV series Dororo on Blu-ray, carrying the 24-part series. This is the second television anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga

Sentai Filmworks has previously described the story:

During the Warring States period, the young thief Dororo encounters the enigmatic “Hyakkimaru,” a strange, sightless boy who wields fearsome prosthetics in place of his missing limbs. Parts of Hyakkimaru's body, skin and organs were traded to a group of 12 demons by Hyakkimaru's father in exchange for power and prosperity, but thanks to a kindly medicine man, Hyakkimaru survived his horrifying ordeal. Now he wanders the land in search of his missing body parts, and together he and Dororo will fight to survive in a demon-plagued, dangerous and unforgiving world.

The anime premiered on Tokyo MX in January 2019.

Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Rurouni Kenshin, Getbackers) directed the series, and Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Garo the Animation) oversaw the series scripts. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World) and Tezuka Productions animated the project from Twin Engine. Satoshi Iwataki (Ghost Hunt) adapted manga creator Hiroyuki Asada's (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Cheer Boys!!, The Girl in Twilight) original character designs for animation. Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, The Great Passage, The Empire of Corpses) composed the music.

The supernatural historical manga previously inspired a 26-episode black-and-white anime series in 1969 by Tezuka Productions.

Anime Limited will release a Blu-ray box-set of the four feature films Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II - Transgression, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III - Glorification and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection. The first three films are a retelling of the original Code Geass TV series, while Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection is a new story.

Anime Limited will also release a standard Blu-ray edition of the 2012 feature film Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress.

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