DNA2 is a 5 part manga series which was written by Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, I"s) in 1993 and 1994 and which was adapted into a 15 episode anime series in 1994 and 1995 by Bandai Visual and Nippon TV (with animation production done by Madhouse and Studio DEEN).
The episodes have been released in the US in 5 volumes with 3 episodes on each, which roughly match the 5 manga volumes, though some European volumes are released on 3 DVDs with 5 episodes each.
While the DVD comes both in dubbed English and in Japanese with English subtitles, the manga has not been licensed to be released in English (though apparently it is available in French, German, and Italian).
The 12 anime episodes that were originally shown on tv were broadcast between October 7 and December 23 in 1994 on Nihon TV. The exact days the episodes were released are below. Episodes 13-15 were released as an OVAs in 1995, though they have been shown on TV since their video release.
|1||October 7, 1994||The Girl from the Future - Karin|
|2||October 14, 1994||Mega-Playboy is Born! - Junta|
|3||October 21, 1994||On the Night of the Festival - Ami|
|4||October 28, 1994||Who Gets the Necklace? - Tomoko|
|5||November 4, 1994||Don't Tell a Soul! - Kotomi|
|6||November 11, 1994||What Did Junta do to Kotomi?|
|7||November 18, 1994||I Want to Give You All That I Have!|
|8||November 25, 1994||You've Always Been at My Side|
|9||December 2, 1994||The Shot to Ryuuji's Heart|
|10||December 9, 1994||Dangerous Ryuuji's Dangerous Power|
|11||December 16, 1994||Don't Turn Into the Mega Playboy!|
|12||December 23, 1994||Bye-Bye Mega-Playboy|
|13||February 21, 1995||Another Time Machine|
|14||April 25, 1995||The Thing Forgotten a Century from Now|
|15||June 25, 1995||I'll Never Forget You|
Since Central Park Media has gone into liquidation, it has become increasingly difficult to find copies of this show. As of September 2010, the series has been listed as being unavailable for purchase from every well known online retailer I checked. RightStuf still has a few individual volumes for sale, with them selling volumes 2 through 5. You can also try your luck on ebay.com, Amazon sellers or another auction or consumer-to-consumer website, but just be aware that many of the things being sold on those sites are bootlegs. At the very least make sure that the cover art is the same as what appears on this wiki, as that is the official cover art, and that the series comes on 5 discs, not 2 or 3 which is what most bootlegged versions come in.
There has been no recent news about re-licensing this series by anyone. The licenses more than likely reverted back to the Japanese owners when CPM went into liquidation, and with no one rescuing the title so far, it appears no new release of this series is going to be made available in the foreseeable future, if ever.
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