The last live action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo MUSHISHI (蟲師) was released in a Special Edition DVD BOX that includes a bonus DVD with interviews and behind the scenes features, A booklet with the complete screenplay and a second booklet with the storyboard drawn by Otomo himself. This is the first live action movie directed by Katsuhiro Otomo since WORLD APARTMENT HORROR (ワールド・アパートメント・ホラー) in 1991. Mushishi is based on a manga with the same name by Yuki Urushibara (漆原 友紀) that was published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1999 to August 2008.
DVD BOX DETAILS Publisher: Studio Video Maker
Release date: 2007-X-26
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 2 DVD9 | 1.78:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Duration: 131 min (movie only)
Script Booklet: 56 pages. Japanese.
Storyboard Booklet: 124 pages. Japanese.
Retail Price: ￥10,290
Catalogue number: TBD-1146
The fifth FREEDOM DVD includes the fifth episode of the series as well as a 12 min coverage of FREEDOM in USA. FREEDOM is a Original Video Animation (OVA) Directed by Shuhei Morita (森田 修平) that was developed together with NISSIN to promote their CUP NOODLES. The serie consist in seven 25 minute episodes that were released on DVD and UMD from 2006 to 2008. Katsuhiro Otomo was involved as the character and mechanical designer of the series.