While Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment has had to put an end to their simulcasting of Kill la Kill due to episodes being leaked many hours before the Japanese launch, announcements in the past few days has led to a few new additions to the Madman Screening room. Both of these new titles can be viewed for free via the service, and will be making their way to DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats in 2014.
GOOD LUCK GIRL
A comedy from the creative forces behind Gintama and Bleach
Ichiko gets lucky a lot. She’s rich, beautiful, smart, stacked, and better than you at everything. There’s a reason life always goes her way. She unwittingly steals happiness energy from everyone else! Momiji—a poverty god with a freakishly huge syringe and a bunch of oddball charms—has to take Ichiko’s extra good fortune and return it to her various victims of circumstance. Like an Adderall-raddled cat-and-mouse chase in a funhouse full of pop culture references, the spirit of shortcomings and her self-absorbed subject stick each other with jabs, gags, bizarre bets, and dirty tricks aplenty. It’s a side-splitting ride, and everyone’s seatbelt is defective. But how many blows to the ego can Ichiko take before she grows a sympathy gland and stops hogging all the happiness?
To be released on DVD, Blu-ray in approx. March 2014.
The circus is deadly in this colourful, gothic action drama
Armed with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue, Nai searches for someone dear to him. After a run in with a pick-pocket named Gareki, the two find themselves involved in a government set-up that leaves them wanted criminals. Desperate and on-the-run, Nai and Gareki turn to the country’s most powerful defense organization – “Circus” – for help.
To be released on DVD, Blu-ray in approx. August 2014.