Anti-Magic Academy The 35th Test Platoon Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Details of two-part standard edition of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld added.
On Monday March 7, Anime Limited will release a Collector's Blu-ray edition of the series AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon", with a rigid case and seven art cards.
The school action fantasy is set in a world where people with magic powers are close to being wiped out. Just as the balance of power and military might had once shifted from swords to sorcery, it shifts once again to guns. Takeru Kusanagi goes to "AntiMagic Academy," a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.
However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley "small fry platoon" for poor students. One day, Ouka Ohtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.
The anime is based on Tōki Yanagimi's light novel series of the same name, which he launched in 2012 with illustrations by Kippu (No-Rin). Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint published the 11th volume on August 20. Sutarō Hanao adapted the story into a three-volume manga series that ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine from 2012 to May 2014. Yōhei Yasumura launched a new manga in the February issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine.
Funimation will release Limited (pictured) and standard Blu-ray editions of the 24-part series Yona of the Dawn. The Limited Edition will include a 32-page art book and six art cards.
Funimation has described the story of the anime:
"Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for SuWon, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people."
Kazuhiro Yoneda (technical director on Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising-, Aquarion Evol) directed the anime at Studio Pierrot (The World Is Still Beautiful). Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate the Combat Butler, Zettai Karen Children) was in charge of the series scripts, and Maho Yoshikawa (Amnesia) designed the characters. Kunihiko Ryo (The Twelve Kingdoms, Emma) composed the music with sound director Yukio Nagasaki (Ao Haru Ride, Love Live!).
Mizuho Kusanagi, the creator of Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, and NG Life, launched the Akatsuki no Yona manga in 2009, and Hakusensha published the 16th volume in December. The ninth and 15th manga volumes bundled drama CD adaptations.
Anime Limited will also release a standard Blu-ray edition of the first TV season of The Promised Neverland.
Additionally, Anime Limited will release a two-part edition of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, in both Blu-ray and DVD editions (part one is pictured left). Anime Limited describes the story:
"The war between the Human Empire and the Dark Territory has engulfed Underworld entirely. The battle has shifted course with the Dark Territory army led by Gabriel, who seeks to capture Alice, the Priestess of Light, in their fight against Asuna and the Human Empire forces fighting to save Underworld. As Kirito's consciousness remains buried in a deep sleep, Gabriel, standing in as the Dark God Vecta, has recruited thousands of American players to log in to the Underworld to annihilate the Human Empire forces."
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