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Origin: Spirits of the Past (R2) in August

Manga have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Origin: Spirits of the Past on 25th August 2008 priced at £19.99. Directed by Keiichi Sugiyama (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Origin is the first full-length animated feature film made by Studio Gonzo. The film is part futuristic sci-fi fairy tale, part eco-adventure that utilises 3-D CGI and traditional 2-D animation styles.

View the trailer here.

A single-disc release, the main feature offers Japanese and English 2.0 and 5.1 audio with English subtitles. The only extras are a Japanese promo spot and the original trailer. Also available is a HMV exclusive 2-Disc release which offers a bonus disc with "The Making Of Origin" 50 minute feature documentary. HMV also state you'll receive 4 limited edition art cards and a limited edition card slip cover (while stocks last).

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