The official website for Suisei no Gargantia have announced the air dates for the upcoming two-part OVA. The first part of the OVA, Suisei no Gargantia -Meguru Kouro, Haruka-, will be releasing in Japanese theatres on September 27, with the second part releasing in April 2015.
The first part of the OVA will be featured at 10 theatres in Japan from September 27. They are:
- Ikebukuro Cinema Sunshine and Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo
- Yokohama Burg 13 and Kawasaki Cinecitta in Kanagawa
- Keisei Rosa 10 in Chiba
- MOVIX Saitama in Saitama
- MOVIX Sendai in Miyagi
- Umeda Burg 7 in Osaka
- Hiroshima Baltic 11 in Hiroshima
- 109 Cinemas Nagoya in Aichi
Advance tickets will go on sale from July 5 for ¥1,700 (~ $17 USD) and limited advance tickets bundled with a clear file for ¥2,600 (~ $26 USD). There will be a limited supply of themed rubber straps gifted with the first batch of advance tickets.
The website has also released that the cast and crew will all be reprising their respective roles from the anime. Additionally, the first designs for a new character who will be appearing in the OVA:
- Reema who will be voiced by Inori Minase (Asaku Mibu in Black Bullet)
Some stills of the image were also released.
And finally, information on the Blu-ray release of the OVA have surfaced. The Blu-ray of the first OVA part will be out on November 21st, with the OVA’s second part releasing on Blu-ray on May 27 2015. Both releases will cost ¥7,500 (~ $75 USD) each and will contain English subtitles. Here is the box art of the first Blu-ray:
Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) is an original anime series produced by Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Kuroko’s Basketball). The anime aired during the Spring 2013 anime season and was directed by Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) and written by Gen Urobuchi (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Fate/Zero). A manga adaptation of the series began serialization in January last year in Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype Ace and Kadokawa Niconico Ace magazines. To date there has been a total of 3 volumes. A spin-off manga was also produced in 2013.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
The story begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings called “Hidiaazu.” During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Ledo and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space. Waking from his artificially induced hibernation, Ledo realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the planet on the lost frontier. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas’ depths in order to survive. Ledo arrives on one of the fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet’s history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy, a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Ledo, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.
The first part of Suisei no Gargantia -Meguru Kouro, Haruka- will be out in cinemas on September 27, with the second part releasing in April next year in select theatres.
For more information visit the anime’s website: http://gargantia.jp/
Or follow them on Twitter: @gar_anime
Source Images – Suisei no Gargantia Website
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