Right Stuf: Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress Anime Film Goes Out of Print
North American retailer Right Stuf revealed on Friday that NIS America‘s release of the Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress anime film is going out of print soon. NISA had released the film on Blu-ray Disc in May 2014.
The film is an adaptation of Kazuki Sakuraba‘s Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel. In Kyokutei Bakin’s classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan’s tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Sakuraba’s Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel, the female hunter Hamaji comes with her brother in order to hunt the hybrids.
NIS America describes the story:
Hamaji (Minako Kotobuki), a young huntress from the mountains, stumbles into the middle of a shogun’s vendetta against a group of human and dog hybrids, the Fusé. Rumors of Fusé murdering innocent people in the bustling city of Edo have sparked a bounty for their heads. Along with her brother, Hamaji joins the hunt for this dangerous quarry, but after accidentally befriending one of them, Hamaji is torn between two worlds: her life as a self-reliant huntress, and the young woman her new friend has helped her to uncover.
Masayuki Miyaji (Xam’d: Lost Memories) made his debut as a theatrical anime film director with a script by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). Designers Okama (Evangelion remake films) and Seiichi Hashimoto (Xam’d: Lost Memories) and composer Michiru Oshima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) also contributed at TMS Entertainment.
The film originally premiered in Japan in October 2012.
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.