FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2007
TOKKO VOLUME ONE PREMIERES ON DVD FROM MANGA ENTERTAINMENT
Five Bone-Chilling Episodes from the Newest Anime Sensation Bows March 27th, 2007
CHICAGO, IL – Manga Entertainment unveils another anime classic with the March 27, 2007 DVD premiere of Tokko Volume 1. Enter a world of relentless mayhem populated by flesh-eating zombies and the determined cops eager to bring them to justice! Directed by famed anime creator Abe Masashi (“Tenchi Muyo,” “Blue Gender”), the first five thrilling installments of Tokko Volume 1 are sure to wow anime aficionados everywhere. Tokko Volume 1 has an SRP of 24.98, with a pre-book date of February 14, 2007.
Tokko Volume 1 begins when Shindo Ranmaru graduates from the police academy and is assigned to Tokki: Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation, he meets Rokujo Sakura, the half-naked girl he has been seeing in his dreams. He discovers she works for a secret group within Tokki, known as Tokko: Special Public Safety Task Force.
Shindo ends up joining Tokko to avenge his parents’ death and solve the mysterious mass murder of 185 families in his hometown of Machida. Linked to the deaths are bottomless pits that begin to appear all around Japan. From these abysses emerge mysterious creatures with a hunger for human flesh and blood, sent to seek and destroy. The investigation soon points to something called The Box of Dirge. Will Shindo uncover the reasons behind the mass murders and avenge his parents’ deaths, or will this assignment prove to be the first and last assignment for this young rookie?
Tokko Volume One on DVD contains the first five breathtaking episodes:
In addition, Tokko Volume 1 boasts a “bottomless pit”-full of eye-popping bonus features including:
• Widescreen presentation (1.78:1), enhanced for 16×9 TVs
• Excerpts from cast roundtable discussion
• Image Gallery
• DVD Rom: Screensaver
Tokko Volume One
Pre-Book Date: February 14, 2007
Street Date: March 27, 2007
Cat. #: M5002
ISBN: 0 1313 82002-9 8
Running Time: 125 minutes
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