Noein Vol.1 in February
Manga have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Noein - Volume 1 for 19th February 2007 priced at £19.99. Directed by Kazuki Akane (creator of Heat Guy J and director of Escaflowne: The Movie), who describes the 24-episode series as "anime's version of Stand By Me," Noein – To Your Other Self is one of the most innovative anime productions ever made, featuring over 6,000 animation cels shot per episode (twice the average number for a normal animated TV series), combining both traditional 2-D and state-of-the-art 3-D CGI, as well as a lavish musical score performed by a 40-piece orchestra - a first for any Japanese TV series.
A unique, intelligent and thought-provoking sci-fi adventure that applies the concepts of quantum physics theory to a slice-of-life human story of a group of kids who find themselves in an extraordinary situation, Noein Volume 1 includes the first five episodes presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English and Japanese 2.0 Stereo and optional 5.1 Surround alongside English subtitles. Extras include director and voice actor interviews, alternate openings, textless opening/ending and original Japanese promos. A second disc holds the first five episodes with Japanese and English DTS Surround audio options.
View some clips from the show: