First 10 Minutes of 1989 Anime Film The Venus Wars Streamed for Remastered Blu-ray Release

8,424-yen (76 US dollars) box will be released on July 26

 

The 30th anniversary project site for the 1989 anime film The Venus Wars opened today, and started

streaming the film's first ten-minute to promote the upcoming release of the special limited edition HD

negative scan & remaster Blu-ray box to be released in Japan on July 26, 2019. The price for the box

also containing a 32-page booklet and a reprinted 32-page movie pamphlet is 8,242 yen (about 76 US

dollars). The box illustration is newly drawn by director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

 

Based on the first story arc of Yasuhiko's own manga of the same name serialized in Gakken's Comic

Nora from 1987 to 1990, the 100-minute anime film was directed by Yasuhiko himself, animated by

Kugatsusha, and distributed by Shochiku in March 1989. It was considered as a box office and critical

failure at the time, so Yasuhiko had refused the film's DVD/Blu-ray release in Japan for a long time

(they were released outside of Japan, though).

 

He said, "Thirty years ago, I was a loser. Because of the humiliation and the irritation to myself, I decided

to seal this film." But he has finally agreed to release the film in Blu-ray format from Bandai Namco Arts.

"Now I want to apologize to the film and everyone, and I sincerely hope you watch this film pulled from

the time capsule with the eyes of the contemporary age."

 

 

 

 

Limited edition box

 

Key visual

 


 

Source: "The Venus Wars" 30th anniversary site

 

©Gakken, Shochiku, Bandai

 

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