Sorcery. Demons. Guns.
Just Another Day on the Job…
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE
OCTOBER 7TH DVD RELEASE OF Strait Jacket
The Original Video Animation series from the creator of Scrapped Princess
blends Magic, Horror, Spirituality, and Technology
BURBANK, Calif. (August xx, 2008) – On October 7th Strait Jacket will transport anime fans into a brand new world where anyone can use magic, and most abuse it. Those who cast too many spells risk becoming murderous, uncontrollable monsters, and all that’s standing between order and chaos are specialized assassins – monsters in their own right –and their protective “Strait Jackets.” Clad in a spectacular holographic “O-card,” Strait Jacket promises a trip into the fantastic like no other! SRP for the DVD is $19.97.
Created by Ichiro Sakaki (Scrapped Princess), Strait Jacket was a sensation from the moment it aired in Japan earlier this year. In a world where sorcery and science co-exist, the power of magic comes with a price: Humans who do not take proper precautions are transformed into horrific demons. Those who destroy these demons – and run the highest risk of all – are tactical sorcerers known as ‘Strait Jackets’. But when terrorists unleash a plague of demonic carnage, the Sorcery Management Bureau must enlist unlicensed assassin Leiot Steinberg to stop the slaughter. Even if this rogue killer and a mysterious young girl can end the outbreak, will they be able to face their own dark secrets?
Sakaki also wrote the screenplay for the feature, based on his original light novels, which to date have sold more than half a million copies in Japan.
Strait Jacket is produced by Feel (Jinki: Extend TV and Kissxsis OVA) and directed by first-timer Shinji Ushiro. Character designs are by Yoshinori Yumoto (“Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Planetes”), and boasts an all-star English dub cast, with Crispin Freeman (Hellsing, Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex) and Kari Wahlgren (Samurai Champloo, Steamboy)
Even before its arrival in the States, Strait Jacket is capturing the imaginations of anime fans. Orange Anime declared “If you’re into dark techno-magic, then this ova is for you,” while AnimeNewsNetwork.com readers rated it “Very Good.”
About Manga Entertainment
Manga Entertainment Ltd. is an entertainment company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide. The Manga film library is marketed and distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London and Tokyo. Manga is a division of Starz Media LLC (www.starzmedia.com), a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a division of Starz Media, LLC. Starz Media is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming – including theatrical films – and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the U.S. and internationally. Starz Media ( is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.