Manga UK Announce New License: Angel Beats.
Last week, MangaUK announced that they have licensed critically acclaimed series Angel Beats for a UK release. The anime, which aired in Japan in the spring of 2010, will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray – despite MangaUK’s previous misfortune with blu-ray releases. The announcement falls in line with the company’s new blu-ray strategy, to release only “shorter series” and features on blu-ray. The series should hit U.K. shelves by April 2012.
Angel Beats is a 13 episode series, which follows Yuzuru Otonashi and a group called the “Afterlife Battlefront” as they confront life in a bizarre high school world, and it’s student council president: “Angel”. The students of this world all have tragic backstories, except for Otanashi, who can’t remember anything of his life or death. He is enlisted to join the fight against Angel and reclaim the afterlife as their own, but could he hold the key to understanding the world that they’re living in?
Here’s a promo for your viewing pleasure:
MangaUK claim that this is not the only big piece of news they have to offer fans, and have warned of more announcements at this month’s MCM Expo in London.
ADDITIONAL: It is likely that the release will contain the bonus OVA episode, like the North American release, though is unlikely to contain the alternate ending. (unconfirmed).
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