Hayao Miyazaki Documentary and Girls und Panzer Blu-ray Released Monday

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New releases from Anime Limited and MVM

On Monday April 11, Anime Limited will release the four-part live-action documentary 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set.

NHK described the documentary:

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the genius of Japan's foremost living film director, Hayao Miyazaki -- creator of some of the world's most iconic and enduring anime feature films. Miyazaki allowed a single documentary filmmaker to shadow him at work, as he dreamed up characters and plot lines for what would become his 2008 blockbuster, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." Miyazaki explores the limits of his physical ability and imagination to conjure up memorable protagonists.

MVM will release Girls und Panzer das Finale Part 1 on Blu-ray.

MVM describes the film:

"The tank-crazy girls of Oorai Academy are shell-shocked when Momo's preoccupation with locating new tanks for the upcoming Caterpillar Tread Cup causes her to fail her college entrance exams! However, the diabolical minds of Miho and the Oorai teams concoct an uber-crafty battle plan to give Momo a second chance at her exams. The catch? They'll have to promote Momo to the position of overall commander while Miho steps down to vice commander!"

The movie is the first of the six-part Girls und Panzer das Finale film series. The first film opened in Japan in December 2017. The second film opened in Japan in June 2019. The third film opened in Japan in March 2021.

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