Bandai Visual has set one of their shows for a new Blu-ray box set next year with Brigadoon: Marin to Melan getting the nod. The series is being planed for a complete box set that will land on January 29th, 2016 priced at 34,000 yen. Originally broadcast from 2000 to 2001 for a twenty-six episode run, it’s expected that it’ll be an upscale as it’s a digital show from the transitional period of anime production. The series previously saw release on DVD in North America from TOKYOPOP back in 2004.
The series is directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani with Takahiro Kimura serving as the chief animation director and character designer. Hideyuki Kurata served as the screenwriter for the series. A companion manga work ran alongside the anime original series that was created by Nozomi Watase which ran for ten chapters, culminating in a two volume release in Japan.
Plot concept: Marin is a typical junior high school girl with a sunny disposition and a loving adoptive family. Her life takes a drastic change when a mysterious mirage is seen in the sky above the entire earth. Killer androids called Monomakia descend to earth from the formation in the sky called Brigadoon and begin to hunt down little Marin. She discovers a blue bottle in a shrine as she seeks escape and from the bottle comes a protector, a sword carrying gun slinging alien called Melan Blue, together they must save the earth and deal with family crisis, school prejudice and the police and come to an understanding of Marins past and Melans unexplained mission, as well as learn to trust each other. Set in 1969 Japan with a colorful cast of friends and enemies.
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