Tin Salamunic: Tomonori Inoue is a rising star amongst Japanese manga artists. His first serialized comic, Coppelion, made it onto Oricon’s best-selling charts only a year after debuting in Young Magazine in 2008. After a televised adaptation was announced in 2010, it quickly came to a halt due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. It was then revived by Studio GoHands, known for their 2012 K series, before being licensed by Viz Media for North American audiences. Despite its rocky development, all thirteen episodes are finally available in a superbly produced blu ray set. Coppelion is a gorgeously animated short series that, despite its narrative inconsistencies, is a fantastic extension of Tomonori’s comic book work.