Based on the highly popular PlayStation game of the same name, Gunparade March Volume 1 is now available on DVD. The newly released DVD contains the first four episodes of the series and is directed by Katsushi Sakurabi who also directed Revolutionary Girl Utena. It’s a highly anticipated release for many anime fans but for those of you who don’t know the story, read on.
The DVD series is very light hearted and follows the story of several young men and women who are students but have been drafted by the Japanese Military in order to fight. Since the end of World War 2, alien invasion has been a huge problem and therefore the Japanese Military have been recruiting any students aged between 16 and 21 in order to fight.
The story also includes various sci-fi elements such as alien invaders using Humanoid Walking Tanks. There are several main characters but one of them, Mai Shubamura, is a mysterious young girl who ends up affecting all of the people who meet her.
Among the fighting, battles and mecha robots and various other sci-fi characters and effects, the story also covers some stories of the young men and women struggling with their feelings and other adolescent issues. Although the story is very sci-fi and light hearted it manages to do it in a way that isn’t cheesy or corny like other anime series’.
The DVD of Gunparade March Volume 1 is being released on the 3rd of August 2009 and will be priced at 拢15.99 – just so you know. The DVD also has a few bonus features such as subtitles and audio options in various languages. It’s being released by MVM and is rated as a certificate 12.
The first four episodes Pokemon TCG that are being featured on Volume 1 of the Gunparade March DVD include, Playback – The Visitors; Do Whatever You Want – Going My Way; Summertime Blues – Fireworks; Let’s Have Tea Together – Duellist. Even for someone who doesn’t follow anime, this DVD will certainly bring a lot of entertainment.