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The third part in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-film version of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion series will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD next Wednesday. Similar to the previous films, the third film has been renamed "Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo" for its home video release.
Both the Blu-ray and the DVD will contain the 95-minute feature itself and the 10-minute, 7-second "Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" (Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo) short. The live-action tokusatsu (special-effects) short was developed by Anno, produced by Studio Ghibli, and screened with Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo film in theaters. Both home video versions will also have the Rebuild of Evangelion:3.33 documentary, the teaser trailer, the full trailer, the television commercials, and the "3.33 ver." of the dialogue recording script.
The Blu-ray will have the Japanese soundtrack in Linear PCM 5.1ch and Linear PCM 2.0ch, while the DVD will have the Japanese soundtack in Dolby Digital/5.1ch and Dolby Digital/2.0 Surround. (The extras on the Blu-ray and DVD will be in Linear PCM 2.0ch and Dolby Digital/2.0 Surround, respectively.) Both versions will have Japanese subtitles.
King Records will offer the Blu-ray for 6,090 yen (about US$66) at retail, while the DVD version will retail for 5,985 yen (US$65). Each will come in Digipak packaging with a special box and a 66-page booklet. The first copies of each will also bundle an original soundtrack CD with Hikaru Utada's theme song "Sakura Nagashi."
Riyoko Ikeda is returning to her The Rose of Versailles classic historical shōjo manga after 40 years to pen a 16-page chapter in this year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine on Saturday. The one-shot will focus on Andre as a boy before he met Oscar.
Viz plans to present Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Movie 2: The Battle for Doldrey at its San Francisco New People Cinema on May 11th and add it to their Neon Alley Streaming service on the same date. Retailer Right Stuf is now listing that the follow-up Blu-ray/DVD release is planned for August 6th.
The May issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine is announcing on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune manga has been green-lit. The story is set at a small Shinto harvest shrine dating back to the Edo period. Makoto Saeki lives with her father (the head priest of the shrine) and Gintarō, a kitsune (fox spirit) who happens to be a messenger for the gods. Makoto also happens to be the only one who can see the shrine's kitsune. The manga follows the everyday life of Makoto and Gintarō as they act as the go-between for the gods and humans.