Just a quick reminder that on the 21st February 2013 (Less than a fortnight away), Australian anime publisher Siren Visual are set to launch their February anime line-up which includes a set of three rather interesting anime titles…. Tiger & Bunny Part 1 on DVD and Blu-ray (Siren only release their big titles on Blu-ray), Princess Jellyfish and Fractale. All four of these releases are set to be available for $49.95 through their online store as well as select retailers of anime (Eg. JB Hi-fi). Further information on these titles can be read below:
Tiger & Bunny
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | 300 Minutes
The City Of Stern Bild is protected by corporate superheroes known as NEXT, who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on the popular show “HERO TV”. Veteran hero Wild Tiger relies on his years of experience and instincts to fight crime, but his tendency to destroy public property for the sake of protecting the lives of the innocent has earned him the nickname “Crusher for Justice.” Now under orders from his new employer, Wild Tiger finds himself forced to team up with Barnaby Brooks Jnr., a rookie with an attitude. Two polar opposites work to fight evil in this thrilling buddy-hero action series!
Note: Siren Visual have formerly announced that they will be randomly be giving out Tiger & Bunny swag to those who pre-order the title. For more information read “Siren Visual Showcase Three Packs You Could Possibly Win By Pre-Ordering Tiger & Bunny From Them“
“This series showed me there was still more for the Super Hero genre to offer”
DVD | Hybrid Dub | 250 Minutes
Amamizu-kan is an all female boarding house occupied by “The Sisterhood”, a group of geeky otaku women who have a fierce dislike for people they refer to as “The Stylish”, and men in particular. The newest addition to the group is Tsukimi, a shy, socially awkward girl with a fanatical passion for jellyfish. When Tsukimi unwillingly meets one of “The Stylish”, a sassy girl at her local pet store, her discomfort is magnified when she discovers that her new friend is actually a male named Kuranosuke.
Kuranosuke, the son of a powerful political family, is strangely drawn to Tsukimi and “The Sisterhood”. Here he is introduced to Mayaya, who is obsessed with the “Three Kingdoms”. Jiji, who has affections for old men. Banba, who is a train fanatic. And Chieko, the landlady who loves dressing in traditional Japanese costumes. Kuranosuke is eager to win them over, however, on Tsukimi knows his true gender. When Shoko Inari, an evil land developer, begins to target Amamizu-kan’s place of residency, Tsukimi, Kuranosuke and “The Sisterhood”, band together to save their way of life… with humorous results.
DVD | Hybrid Dub | 250 Minutes
Set in the far future, where a system of satellites known as the Fractale system, runs and maintains a virtual world for the real world who interacts with dopples and virtual avatars. When Clain meets a girl, Phrynne, a priestess, and Nessa, a dopple, he is soon caught up in a battle to bring down the Fractale system, perpertrated by a ragtag team of hacker terrorists called the “Lost Millenium” who believe the world should go back to the pre-Fractale way.
Siren Visual are one of Australia’s major anime publishers, focusing on smaller numbers of releases per month but offering more unique series – including many from the noitaminA range. The company have also been behind several Australian exclusive English-language anime releases including Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Welcome to Irabu’s Office, The Tatami Galaxy, Dennou Coil and Black Rock Shooter.