Anime On The Horizon - Madman August Releases

A couple of days ago Madman revealed their release schedule for August 2011. There are some absolutely MASSIVE titles on offer on both DVD and BluRay. This is bound to be a very expensive month for a whole bunch of us otaku.

In a way, it would be great to be angry at the folks at Madman for bringing out so many great titles but at the same time, I'm a geek... there's no such thing as too much.

These are a couple of the stand out titles from August. Bleach, Digimon and One Piece Collections will also be released.

"After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, Queen of the Vampires, suddenly appears in Japan to announce the existence of vampires and establish a colony for her blood-sucking brethren. After this landmark announcement, Akira Kaburagi's world will never be the same. As a boy, Akira vowed to serve the ruler of the night, and now he must fulfill his destiny by protecting Mina from those who would dethrone her!"

I have seen this manga around the traps but I haven't actually read any. I'm not too sure how heavily censored the anime will be in comparison to the manga because from what I saw there are boobs galore within the very first volume. That being said, I'm more than happy to watch absolutely anything with vampires in it.

"A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. It is up to Takashi Komuro to unite the group of weary survivors and try to escape the horrors that surround them. In this new world of the living dead…will they escape?

High School of the Dead is by Director Tetsuro Araki (Deathnote, Black Lagoon), animated by studio MADHOUSE and adapted from the highly successful manga of the same name by Daisuke Sato."

In this instance I have been lucky enough to read the first volume of the manga. Highschool of the Dead won't win any awards for depth of story but what you do get is a great zombie survivl story along with a very, VERY healthy dose of fan service.

As an extra bonus, Madman are showing the first 2 episodes in their Screening Room for free!

"From the producers of APPLESEED and VEXILLE and adapting two stories from Yukinobu Hoshino's 2001 Nights manga. TO presents both "Elliptical Orbit" and "Symbiotic Planet" are part of Hoshino's centuries-long storyline about mankind's voyages into space. Space terrorists, an intergalactic love story and more are explored."

You had me at APPLESEED and VEXILLE. Both of those films were incredibly beautiful when I saw them on DVD so many years ago. I can only imagine how much of a visual feast TO will be on BluRay! Judging from the pictures below, I won't be disappointed!!!


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