Directors of Cowboy Bebop, Devilman: Crybaby, and more assemble this October
GKIDS is preparing to bring fans a dozen amazing anime offering from Shinichiro Watanabe, Shoji Kawamori, and more with the release of Genius Party and Genius Party Beyond.
The pair of anthology films contains a total of 12 short subjects by some of the anime industry's most prestigious directors and animators. Each creator was given free rein to explore the anthologies' theme—"the spirit of creativity"—resulting in a diverse, unique collection of short animated stories.
Check out the trailer for the release:
Created by Studio 4°C, the experimental anthology films contain works by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), Masaaki Yuasa (DEVILMAN crybaby), Shoji Kawamori (Macross), and many more.
You can purchase both films individually in digitial format starting October 1, or get the pair in a Blu-ray set starting October 15 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.
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