Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Garden of Sinners Limited Edition DVD Box-Set

Aniplex of America announces the Garden of Sinners
Limited Edition DVD Box Set
Details and Release Date

The legendary eight-chapter animated epic
that captivated Japan
will be available on DVD on November 20th, 2012

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 24, 2012)
– Following its Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set release last year, Aniplex of America has just announced the product details on the upcoming DVD release of the Garden of sinners. Written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON (Fate/stay night) and produced by ufotable (Fate/zero), the eight-chapter animated epic originally released in theaters in Japan and instantly became a box office smash. Each movie follows the story of Shiki as she must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a reason to live. All eight movies will be in a Limited Edition DVD Box Set on November 20th, 2012 and will be available through anime distributor RightStuf.com and official retailers (http://aniplexusa.com/retailers/).

This Limited Edition DVD Box Set features all eight movies in 8 discs, a deluxe 36-page booklet (including an Image Gallery of breathtaking artworks of announcement key visuals, theatrical posters, Japanese video covers and more!), and a set of beautiful 14 postcards illustrated by TAKASHI TAKEUCHI (the original character design) and SUDO TOMONORI (animation director / anime character design). All of the discs will have its own digi-pak case featuring an original illustration, bonus materials and will be packaged inside a gorgeous study rigid box.

“The demand for the Garden of sinners has been tremendous. Immediately after the Blu-Ray Box Set sold out here in North America, we received numerous requests from fans in North America to bring this masterpiece back. We are certain that everyone will be pleased with this release.” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “Fans will be able to enjoy this release just in-time for the holiday season.” This release is a US and Canada Exclusive and available while supplies

the Garden of sinners Limited Edition DVD Box Set features:
BD Features and Bonus Contents
 Video: 16:9/ Widescreen / MPEG-2
 Audio: Japanese dialog / Dolby Digital Stereo / 5.1 Surround
 Subtitles: English
 Includes all 8 movies on 8 DVD discs, Total length of more than 530 minutes!!
 Bonus Videos: “Theater Pre-show Reminder” videos and trailer
 8 digi-paks inside deluxe rigid box
 36-page Deluxe Booklet featuring an Image Gallery of announcement key visuals, theatrical posters, Japanese video covers and more!,
 A set of 14 postcards ( illustrated by TAKASHI TAKEUCHI and SUDO TOMONORI) the Garden of sinners Limited Edition DVD Box Set can be pre-ordered and purchased at:

Product number and UPC bar code
Street Date November 20th, 2012
SKU # AOA-0209
UPC 850527003233
SRP $189.98
Store price $149.98

For detailed information on the the Garden of sinners Limited Edition DVD Box Set and to view the official trailer, visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/thegardenofsinners

About the Garden of sinners
the Garden of sinners is a series of hit cult novels written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON (“Tsukihime -Lunar Legend-”, “Fate/stay night”) and published in KODANSHA BOX series. The best-selling novel series has since been adapted into seven fully animated theatrical films, of which each corresponding movie directly covers each of the original seven chapters. In Japan, the series of movies were released in theaters, starting December 2007. Each successive release became a box office smash with record high attendees, while skyrocketing DVD sales of each movie outperformed many other series and movies.

Original Story: Kinoko Nasu (Published in Kodansha Novels)
Director: Ei Aoki (Chapter 1) / Takuya Nonaka (Chapter 2) / Mitsuru Obunai (Chapter 3) / Teiichi Takiguchi (Chapter
4) / Takayuki Hirao (Chapter 5) / Takahiro Miura (Chapter 6) / Shinsuke Takizawa (Chapter 7) / Hikaru Kondo
(Chapter 8)
Character Concept: Takashi Takeuchi
Character Designer & Animation Director: Tomonori Sudo/Takuro Takahashi/Mitsuru Obunai
Screenplay: Masaki Hiramatsu (ufotable)
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Art Director: Nobutaka Ike / Kazuo Ogura
Shooting Director: Yuichi Terao / Shigeji Matsuda
3D Director: Shintaro Nakamura
Color Setting: Emi Chiba
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Production Manager: Noboru Suzuki
Producer: Hikaru Kondo
Animation Production by: ufotable
Distributed by: Aniplex Inc.
Produced by: the Garden of sinners The Movie Committee

Shiki Ryougi: Maaya Sakamoto
Mikiya Kokutou: Kenichi Suzumura
Touko Aozaki: Takako Honda
Azaka Kokutou: Ayumi Fujimura
Souren Araya: Jouji Nakata
Kirie Fujou: Rie Tanaka
Fujino Asagami: Mamiko Noto

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, the Garden of Sinners and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Official Websites:

About Right Stuf Inc.
Currently celebrating its 23rd year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.
For more information, visit www.RightStuf.com.


Aniplex of America Inc. Press Release

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