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Maiden Japan Acquires Corpse Party: Tortured Souls OVA


Corpse Party Tortured Souls OVA Visual 001 - 20150922It’s a dead man’s party, who could ask for more?

Earlier today, Section23 Films revealed that it acquired Corpse Party: Tortured Souls -Bōgyaku Sareta Tamashii no Jukyō-. The company will release the title on DVD and Blu-Ray under its Maiden Japan imprint on January 26, 2016.

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls -Bōgyaku Sareta Tamashii no Jukyō- is a four-episode OVA based on the Corpse Party horror game series.
The series was directed by Akira Iwanaga (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee) and animated by asread. Seiki Tanaka (Silent Möbius) provided character designs, while Shoichi Sato (Lost Universe) provided the scripts.

The title was released in Japan on July 24, 2013.

Section23 describes the title as follows:

The horrifying events that occurred on the unhallowed grounds of the Heavenly Host school were so gruesome and shocking that the entire school was razed in an attempt to wipe the events from memory. But, foolishly, a new high school, the Kisaragi Academy, was built in Heavenly Host’s place, and all true evil needs is an invitation. So when a group of students innocently perform a charm intended to bind them as friends forever, the nightmarish evil is unleashed once again. Transported into a living hell where Heavenly Host still stands and undead horrors stalk the bloodstained halls, the students are now the prey in the most brutal test ever designed by inhuman minds. What follows isn’t for the squeamish or weak of heart, as they are hunted down in a savage orgy of torture, murder, and insanity. Japan’s most terrifying series of videogames comes to gut-wrenching life as the spirits of the damned host a CORPSE PARTY!

Source: Anime Herald

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