"Aim for the Ace!" Serves Up Japanese Bluray Release

Classic Seventies TV anime adaptations are based on tennis shōjo manga by Sumika Yamamoto

Aim for the Ace!, an extremely influential TV anime adaptation based on the Seventies shōjo manga by Sumika Yamamoto about a young girl struggling to become a professional tennis player, is receiving a deluxe Bluray release in Japan.

 

 

The 1973 - 1974 Aim for the Ace! TV series is directed by Osamu Dezaki, while the 1978 - 1979 Shin Aim for the Ace! TV series is directed by Minoru Okazaki. Both series feature animation by TMS Entertainment. Each series is getting a separate Bluray release containing all of the episodes as well as bonus features such as booklets and interviews with the animation and special effects staff.

 

 

The Aim for the Ace! series is receiving an HD remaster using the 35mm positive film elements, while the Shin Aim for the Ace! series is being remastered from the 16mm negative film elements.

 

 

The Aim for the Ace! Bluray Box will be released on December 14, 2016, while the Shin Aim for the Ace! Bluray Box will be released on February 15, 2017. Each set retails for 24,800 yen ($235.64 US) plus tax.

 

Source: Anime! Anime!

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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