The spring 2020 anime adaptation of Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement- is getting its home video releases handled by NBC Universal Japan and they’ve set a decent plan. The thirteen-episode series will be released as three volumes on separate DVD and Blu-ray editions beginning on June 26th, 2020. The DVDs are priced at 8,800 yen and the Blu-ray’s at 9,800 yen. Check the full schedule and details below..
The series has Toshinori Watanabe directing based on the scripts coming from Jun Kumagai. Atsuko Nakajima is working on the character designs with OLM handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Ryōta Ōsaka as Murō Saisei, Tomoaki Maeno as Naoya Shiga, KENN as Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Shinichiro Miki as Kan Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Masao Kume, Yūki Tai as Haruo Satō, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, and Kōji Takahashi as Tatsuo Hori.
The opening sequence features the song “Goodbye (グッド・バイ)” by Urashimasakatasen. We also have the ending theme song of “Yabunonaka no Synthesis (藪の中のジンテーゼ)” by Yoshino Nanjou which is pretty haunting.
Plot Concept: The series follows a group of historic writers (all based on real people) who use their special abilities to rescue books that have been cursed by the “Taints,” an evil force. While its premise is fantastical, the series’ core focus will be on its characters, some of whom you may recognize, including Ryunosuke Akutagawa and H.P. Lovecraft.
|1||06/26/20||Booklet, Game Code|
|2||07/29/20||Booklet, Game Code|
|3||08/28/20||Booklet, Game Code|
[Source: Bungo to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma]