"Perfect Blue," last year's femme fatale feature, is just now coming out onto Laserdisc in Japan. The film features a powerful dance soundtrack, as well as a story similar to that of "Single White Female," except the main character is an idol singer.
"X: The Movie," the 1996 powerhouse based on the manga from Clamp (Magic Knights Rayearth), features wall-to-wall fighting (something to please male fans, despite being based off a shoujo manga) and a soundtrack by the now-defunct band "X - Japan." The manga has already been published domestically by Viz Communications as "X/1999".
"Perfect Blue and X will probably be theatrical releases first next year then on video and DVD," says a Manga Video spokesman. A subtitled release of Hayao Miyazaki's Lupin III movie, "Castle of Cagliostro," is also planned for next year, but no dates have been set for any of these projects.