Maiden Japan Licenses MOMO, GIRL GOD OF DEATH ~ BALLAD OF A SHINIGAMI
Maiden Japan has announced its acquisition of the OVA series MOMO, GIRL GOD OF DEATH ~ BALLAD OF A SHINIGAMI (しにがみのバラッド。, Shinigami no Baraddo., 2006). This six episode drama is directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (PRINCESS NINE, HERE’S GREENWOOD) with series composition by Reiko Yoshida (KALEIDO STAR, ANGELIC LAYER), character designs by Hiroyuki Horiuchi (POLYPHONICA, TENCHI UNIVERSE), and music by Moka (ELFEN LIED, TROUBLE CHOCOLATE).
Dressed all in white with scythe in hand, she is one of the spirits entrusted with guiding the souls of the no longer living to the other side. But unlike other shinigami who approach their grim duty with detachment or even malevolence, Momo chooses to open her heart to those about to cross over. Nor are solace and sympathy the only gifts she offers. For if the need is great enough, she may allow a last visit, a message to loved ones or even a chance to make amends. But how far can even the most well meaning shinigami bend the rules of life and death before she, herself, is called to task?
Momo and her flying cat Daniel may soon learn the answer as they find themselves continually becoming involved in the world of the living, even as they attempt to deal with the not always willing souls in the process of departing it. Grave consequences may lie ahead, but heavenly rewards are just as certainly guaranteed when life, death and what happens in between all come together in MOMO, GIRL GOD OF DEATH!
Maiden Japan will be distributing MOMO, GIRL GOD OF DEATH ~ BALLAD OF A SHINIGAMI in conjunction with home video distributor Section 23 Films (CLANNAD, HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, APPLESEED), with the entire series to be released in bilingual English DVD and digital formats.
About Maiden Japan
Maiden Japan is a new and upcoming distributor of Japanese animation in North America, with a rapidly growing roster of releases that includes such hot new titles as POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S, HIMAWARI!, RAY and PAPILLON ROSE. A sister company to live action Shock film specialist Switchblade Pictures (ATTACK GIRLS SWIM TEAM VS. THE UNDEAD, ZOMBIE HUNTER RIKA, SULTRY ASSASSIN: NINJA BRAINWASH), Maiden Japan’s programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.
About Section23 Films
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.
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