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7th October 2008 15:31:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Strait Jacket in October

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Manga have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Strait Jacket on 27th October 2008 priced at Ł17.99 RRP. This three-part action-horror OVA is based on the novel series written by Ichiro Sakaki (Scrapped Princess) and illustrated by You Fujishiro. The OVA is directed by Shinji Ushiro from a screenplay by Sakaki.

Presented in anamorphic widescreen with Japanese and English DD2.0 Stereo, English DD5.1 Surround and optional English subtitles, the only extras are trailers for other Manga titles.

Synopsis: Ever since 1899, science and magic have been allowed to co-exist for the benefit of mankind. However, the use of sorcery is strictly regulated, as those who overuse their magical powers risk turning themselves from humans into crazed demons. To minimise the risk, users, known as Tactical Sorcerists, must wear ‘Molds', technologically advanced ‘strait jackets' designed to contain the demon influences summoned when sorcery is invoked.

In the city of Tristan, the populace lives under the constant threat of demon attack, events often caused deliberately by terrorists. To protect its citizens, the city's Magic Administration Office employs teams of Tactical Sorcerists skilled at fighting off demons. During an unexpected demon attack on a hospital, Magic Administrator Nerin Simmons, short on authorised backup fighters, is forced to resort to employing a lone wolf sorcerist known as Leiot Steinberg and his young half-demon, half-human associate, Kapelteta Fernandez. A man with a notorious reputation, Steinberg is tortured by the sins of his past and believes he can only find redemption in death. However, his talents as a Tactical Sorcerist cannot be ignored and Nerin decides to continue to use him, even if it means risking her job. But by accepting Nerin's offer, Steinberg is putting more than his job and his life on the line – for if he continues to fight demons using sorcery, he risks becoming one himself.

About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.