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Monday, 9 May 2011

New Anime Blu-Ray UK Releases (9/5/11)

This Week in the UK See's the release of Two very different anime's being released by two different companies, however both Blu-Rays are excellent examples of Anime on Blu-ray.

First off we have "Casshern Sins - Part 1", which features the first 12 Episodes of the series over a 2 Disc set - which is brought to us in the UK by Manga Entertainment UK. A DVD Version of Casshen Sins - Part 1 is also available and can be purchased seperately for around £20.

Whilest on the other hand we have a Blu-Ray Release of "Laputa: Castle In The Sky" an Anime Film by Studio Ghibli and brought to us in the UK by Optimum. Laptuta: Castle In The Sky also comes bundled with the DVD version of the film.

In terms of which to get first its definately up to you, but if you want something abit dark, slightly violent and with some action then id go for Casshern Sins - however if you want an enjoyable story about a girl and her friend looking for a floating castle then you should go for Laputa:Castle In The Sky, but as i said before both are worth watching.

Casshern Sins: Part 1 -> £28.97 (Amazon UK), £29.99 (Play UK / HMV UK)
Laputa: Castle In The Sky -> £15.93 (Amazon UK), £15.99 (Play UK), £16.99 (HMV UK)

Plot: Casshern Sins - Part 1:Ruin is the salvation of man and machine!

Casshern: Sins is a millennial update of a beloved 1970s classic of Japanese animation, which saw a lone cyborg hero opposing a robot empire that threatened to overthrow the Earth. This darker reimagining mixes frantic action with heartfelt humanity, as Casshern fights to survive a bleak dystopian future - little realising that he caused the end of the world!

Plot: Laputa - Castle In The Sky: Is an imaginative tale full of mystery and adventure. The high-flying journey begins when Pazu, an engineer's apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant.

Together, they discover both are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around her neck. Their quest won't be easy, however. There are sky pirates, secret agents and monumental obstacles stopping them from discovering the truth - and each other. However, Laputa is more than it appears, and some seek to use it for evil.

Laputa: Castle In the Sky continues Hayao Miyazaki's obsession with air travel, featuring some truly remarkable designs, especially for the floating fortress Laputa itself. It is said that he based a lot of the environments on rural Wales, following his time spent there during the miner's strikes.

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