Now available for rent on the PlayStation®Network’s video-on-demand service in both the United States and Canada.
© KINOKO NASU / Kodansha, Aniplex, Notes, ufotable
SANTA MONICA, CA (June 11, 2011) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that the Garden of sinners—a critically-lauded seven-chapter animated epic and Japan theatrical box office smash—is now available for rent on the PlayStation®Network’s video-on-demand service via the PlayStation®Store for download onto PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems in both the United States and Canada.
Presented in its original 16:9 widescreen format in Japanese language with English subtitles, the Garden of sinners is the newest addition to a diverse stable of Aniplex-produced titles readily available through the PlayStation®Store, which also includes: Durarara!!, Gurren Lagann the Movie 1 & 2, R.O.D –THE TV-, Ghost Slayers Ayashi, and Toward the Terra.
Previously, the Garden of sinners had been imported and released by Aniplex of America as an
8-disc Blu-ray box set in North America, which immediately sold out. Subsequently, following
strong demand and numerous requests from enthusiastic fans, Aniplex has made the following
seven movie chapters available as VOD rentals in standard definition format through the
PlayStation®Store’s video-on-demand section at $2.99 per title:
- Chapter 1: Thanatos (Overlooking View)
- Chapter 2: …and nothing heart (Murder Speculation, Part A)
- Chapter 3: ever cry, never life (Remaining Sense of Pain)
- Chapter 4: garan-no-dou (The Hollow Shrine)
- Chapter 5: Paradox Paradigm
- Chapter 6: Fairy Tale (Oblivion Recording)
- Chapter 7: …not nothing heart (Murder Speculation, Part B)
About the Garden of sinners
the Garden of sinners is a hit series of cult novels written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON
(Tsukihime -Lunar Legend-, Fate/stay night) and published in KODANSHA BOX series. The
best-selling novel series has since been adapted into seven fully animated theatrical films, of which
each corresponding movie directly covers one of the original seven chapters. In Japan, the series of
movies was released in theaters starting from December 2007. Each successive release became a
box office smash with record numbers of attendees, while skyrocketing DVD sales of each movie
outperformed many other series and movies.
Story of the Garden of sinners
After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with
amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained ―Mystic Eyes of Death
Perception‖ in which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and
non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the
baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents. But are these events a
foreshadowing to something even more tragic and ominous? Things are not what they appear to
be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? This is a modern occult-action thriller
where Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a
reason to live.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica , California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered
in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime
content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex Inc. has introduced a variety of
properties including such hits as Gurren Lagann, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler),
Rurouni Kenshin, R.O.D -THE TV-, and Blood+, all of which are licensed and distributed
worldwide. In addition to its licensing business, the company's direct video release business
focuses on delivering coveted titles to North America, including fan-favorite releases such
as Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood’s End- and -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars-, Durarara!!, R.O.D -THE COMPLETE- Blu-ray Box, the Garden of sinners Blu-ray Disc Box (now sold out) and Baccano! Blu-ray Disc Box. The company's expanding line-up of highly-produced shows is distributed across various digital platforms, available through downloadable and/or streaming video content (such as its latest title, Blue Exorcist) and cable television broadcast.
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