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The North American licensor and retailer Right Stuf, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has sealed a distribution deal with Sunrise to release the Mobile Suit Gundam UC video anime series on DVD in North America starting in August 2013.
The seven-episode video anime series, which debuted in 2010, is being released on Blu-ray Disc in Japan and North America simultaneously. The final episode is scheduled to ship on Blu-ray Disc in spring 2014.
Right Stuf's DVD release will ship in four volumes, with each of the first three volumes containing two episodes. The final set will contain the seventh installment and additional extras.
This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, which ships this Thursday, is announcing that Hiroya Oku's manga series Gantz will end in two more chapters. The announcement follows up on Oku's previous note in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine last month that the series would be ending soon.
This year's 12th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine announced on Wednesday that Tetsuya Saruwatari is launching his Lock Up manga series in the next issue on June 5. Saruwatari created such well-known fighting manga as Tough and Riki-Oh. His next series will center around Samson Takagi, a professional wrestler with only one year left to live.
The story expands on Saruwatari's earlier 45-page preview manga Tadayoedo Shizumazu, which ran in Grand Jump last December. That manga introduced Takagi as a wrestler caught in the middle of a struggle between the yakuza and street gangs.
Lock Up will have a color opening page in its first 46-page chapter, and it will also adorn the cover of the next issue.