‘Strait Jacket’ to Make Domestic Debut on DVD
Anime fans can look forward to the October 7 release of Strait Jacket on DVD. The film, created by Ichiro Sakaki (Scrapped Princess), was a major success in Japan and comes to America with high anticipation.Sakaki 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.
According to a release, the film is about: “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?”
The dub cast includes Crispin Freeman (Hellsing, Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex) and Kari Wahlgren (Samurai Champloo, Steamboy).
The 76-minute film is being released domestically by Manga Entertainment Ltd. and comes with holographic “O-card” packaging and will retail for $19.97.