With a domestic release out almost a decade ago by Sentai Filmworks, the folks at NBC Universal Japan have set a new home video release for Allison & Lillia. The twenty-six episode series is being done as a single-disc standard definition Blu-ray that will arrive on June 26th, 202. It’ll be priced at 9,000 yen with everything in 480i but with higher quality than the prior DVD releases thanks to the format. No extras are solicited with the monolingual release and now that the cover artwork has arrived, I suspect nobody is surprised that they went with the classic key visual piece for it. There was always a chance that a new piece would be commissioned for it but that was not to be. Check out the cover below.
Originally airing in 2008, the series was directed by Masayoshi Nishida based on the series composition by Touko Machida. Shinji Seya worked on the character designs and served as the chief animation director with Madhouse handling the animation production with Tezuka Productions.
The main Japanese cast includes Nana Mizuki as Allison Whittington and Lillia, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Treize, and Motoko Kumai as Wilhelm Schultz.
The show is based on the manga Allison created by Keiichi Sigsawa which had artwork by Hiroki Haruse. It ran for a single volume that was collected in 2007.
Check out the official site.
Plot Concept: Set in a continent divided into two commonwealths that have been engaged in war for hundreds of years, Allison and Will go on a mission to search “the treasure that will put an end to the war”. Their hope is inherited to their daughter Lillia, who strives to thaw the torn nations into a united country. This anime encourages young generations to believe in a world without hatred or war regardless of nationality and beliefs.
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