SOURCE: Bandai Visual USA
February 01, 2007 12:00 ET
Bandai Visual USA to Release "Gunbuster 2," "The Wings of Rean" and "Demon Prince Enma"
TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Bandai Visual USA Inc., a leading innovator in
Japanese animation, today announced that they are set to release 3 (three)
new anime titles in the U.S. starting Spring 2007. The three titles are
"Gunbuster 2," "The Wings of Rean" and "Demon Prince Enma."
Sixteen years after the release of the original "Gunbuster" release in
Japan, legendary studio GAINAX returns with an epic sequel! Directed by
Kazuya Tsurumaki ("FLCL"), "Gunbuster 2" is the story of country girl
Nono's quest to become a Topless, the elite pilots whose Buster Machines
protect Sol System from the mysterious space monsters!
Set thousands of years after "Gunbuster," the sequel focuses on a space
pilot wannabe named Nono from a lonely snow-bound village. Her efforts lead
her to join the elite teenage pilot group called Topless in order to defend
the Sol System with their superpowers. Nono aspires to and seeks friendship
of ace Topless pilot Lal'C even as Space Monsters encroach upon the Sol
System and threaten the existence of mankind.
GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 1 (of 3)
Catalog #: BUDH0105
GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 2 (of 3)
Catalog #: BUDH0106
GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 3 (of 3)
Catalog #: BUDH0107
"The Wings of Rean"
The newest work by the famed Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino and a
culmination of his personal vision in which he explores the family torn in
war set against a sci-fi/fantasy backdrop. DVD will be released in 3
(three) volumes. Each volume will have original 32-page booklets and bonus
features including interviews and other extras.
In "The Wings of Rean," Sakomizu, a WWII kamikaze pilot transported to an
alternate universe returns to wreak havoc on present day Japan. His
daughter Lyucus tries to stop her father from conducting his plot, and
eventually falls in love with Aesap, a youth living in present day Iwakuni.
The Wings of Rean Vol. 1 (of 3)
Catalog #: BUDH0108
The Wings of Rean Vol. 2 (of 3)
Catalog #: BUDH0109
The Wings of Rean Vol. 3 (of 3)
Catalog #: BUDH0110
"Demon Prince Enma"
An action horror animation series based on a manga created by Go Nagai, a
master manga artist who brought classics such as "Devilman," "Mazinger Z,"
and "Cutey Honey."
Working as a private investigator among humans, prince of demons Enma
brings to justice those ghouls that stray into the human world. DVD will be
released in 2 (two) volumes. Each volume will have original 16-page booklet
and bonus features including interviews.
DEMON PRINCE ENMA Vol. 1 (of 2)
Catalog #: BUDH0111
DEMON PRINCE ENMA Vol. 2 (of 2)
Catalog #: BUDH0112
Product specs are subject to change. Updates and more information will be
available through Bandai Visual's MySpace site www.myspace.com/honneamise
as well as on the following official sites: "Gunbuster 2"
), "The Wings of
) and "Demon Prince
About Bandai Visual USA Inc.:
Bandai Visual USA Inc. was established in 2005 as a wholly owned subsidiary
of Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. with a mission to facilitate stronger, more
active involvement in positioning, marketing and distribution of Bandai
Visual programs in North America. From its base in Torrance, California,
Bandai Visual USA seeks to form new alliances and reinforce existing ties
in an effort to strengthen Bandai Visual's international presence as a
producer and content provider in the ever expanding and diversified
specialty programs market. Bandai Visual USA titles are released on DVD
under its Honneamise label, named after the 1987 animation film that Bandai
Visual first produced. More information is available at