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Manga in February

Here is a look at what Manga have coming to UK DVD in February…

1st February 2010

Sherlock Hound: The Complete Series - £29.99 RRP (HMV Exclusive) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets a unique animated makeover courtesy of acclaimed writer-directors Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle; Spirited Away) and Kyosuke Mikuriya (Ulysses 31). Depicting all the characters as anthropomorphic dogs, Miyazaki and Mikuriya’s version presents a light-hearted and imaginative series of canine capers featuring the famous dog detective and his loyal companion Dr. Watson as they set out to solve a myriad of mysteries and take on Holmes’s arch-nemesis, the evil genius Professor Moriarty. All 26 episodes are collected together into one deluxe, five-disc DVD box set. The episodes are English dub only.

Naruto Unleashed: Complete Series 7 Box Set - £34.99 RRP – Every episode from the Series 7 Part 1 and Part 2 sets in one collection.

Naruto Unleashed Series 8 Part 2 - £24.99 RRP – Naruto’s filler adventures continue.

8st February 2010

Blue Dragon: Complete Series 1 - £39.99 RRP – Combines Volumes 1-6 in one box-set. Read the reviews by Kevin Gilvear here: 1 & 2 | 3 & 4 | 5 & 6.

Death Note Relight: Visions of a God - £14.99 RRP – This 130-minute anime feature gives"Death Note" fans the chance to go back to where it all began and watch the epic battle between Light and L from a new perspective - through the eyes of the one who started it all, the shinigami, Ryuk.

Features include: Death Note Rewritten with the Japanese cast and crew; original Japanese promos; trailers; English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 (with English subtitles) audio options.

22nd February 2010

D. Gray-Man: Series 1 Part 1 - £22.99 RRP - Based on the best-selling manga written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino, and directed by Osamu Nabeshima (Clamp School; Hamtaro), the gothic horror anime D. Gray-Man debuts on UK DVD as a tw-disc set featuring the first 13 episodes of the series' 51-episode first season. Set in a fictional 19th century England, the plot concerns a secret order of Exorcists embroiled in an ongoing struggle to save the Earth from an ancient being and his army of demonic creatures set on destroying mankind.

Features include: audio commentary for Episode 2; textless opening (Innocent Sorrow); textless closing (Snow Kiss); English 5.1 Surround; Japanese stereo with English subtitles.

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