Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Otakon (Washington, D.C.) that the company will be releasing Blu-ray and DVD versions of multiple highly popular anime and film titles including Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale-, KOYOMIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU and anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day –. Pre-orders for these products already started on August 11 and they will be available in store in the upcoming months. Check out more details below and complete your collection of your favorite franchise as soon as possible!
1. Blu-ray and DVD Release of Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale-
Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale- is coming to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, along with a Limited Edition release. These releases had been highly anticipated after the movie’s record-breaking success during the theatrical release, grossing 1.35 million dollars during the first four days of the North American release. Pre-orders for all three of the Blu-ray and DVD editions has begun on August 11th.
The Blu-ray releases will come with bonus contents that include audio commentary by the creators and Japanese cast, as well as a Special Short Animation. On top of the bonus contents, the Limited Edition Blu-ray includes a music CD and a deluxe booklet with special packaging.
For pre-order, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers
2. Blu-ray of KOYOMIMONOGATARI
After a successful streaming run in Japan back in January of this year, the series will be available on Blu-ray in full quality starting this holiday season. Featuring the talented cast that fans will recognize from the prior installments of the Monogatari Series, KOYOMIMONOGATARI includes Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari Series, Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Saga-), Maaya Sakamoto (the Garden of sinners) as Shinobu Oshino, and Chiwa Saito (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) as Hitagi Senjyogahara.
Included in the Blu-ray edition will be the PV & CM Collections, a Deluxe Booklet, and a Pin-up Postcard set, along with a striking package illustrated by character designer Akio Watanabe. Preorders started on August 11.
For more details on KOYOMIMONOGATARI, please visit the official website: http://monogatari-usa.com/
3. Blu-ray of KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU
The feature movie received a nationwide theatrical release earlier this year, and now fans of the gruesome trilogy can complete their collection with all 3 movies on Blu-ray before the holiday season.
The Blu-ray release of KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU will include the original Japanese cast, which features Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!x2, Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Saga-) as Koyomi Araragi, Yui Horie (Nisekoi, Owarimonogatari) as Tsubasa Hanekawa, and accomplished musical artist Maaya Sakamoto (the Garden of sinners, God Eater) as the vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade. This highly anticipated film has brought together an all-star creative team including Director Tatsuya Oishi (Series Director of BAKEMONOGATARI), Character Designer Akio Watanabe (MonogatariSeries), Chief Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI) and Studio SHAFT (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI).
Included in the Blu-ray edition will be the Original Soundtrack CD, a Deluxe Booklet, the PV & CM Collections, and a special package illustration designed by Character Designer Akio Watanabe. Preorders started on August 11.
For more details on KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU, please visit the official website: www.Kizumonogatari-USA.com
4. A complete Blu-ray Box Set of the beloved TV series anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day –.
The box set will include a long-awaited English dub featuring Xanthe Huynh (Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion-) as Menma, Erica Lindbeck (Your lie in April, ALDNOAH.ZERO) as Anaru, Ray Chase (Charlotte, Final Fantasy XV) as Yukiatsu, Erica Mendez (KILL la KILL, Magi franchise) as Tsuruko, Kaiji Tang (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Poppo and Griffin Burns (Fate/Grand Order -First Order-, Charlotte) as Jintan. The dub is adapted and directed by fan favorite Patrick Seitz, whose incredible adaptation of Your lie in April received much acclaim. Preorders started on Aug 11 and the box set will be available on October 31, 2017.
anohana –The Flower We Saw That Day– TV Series features an all-star creative team including director Tatsuyuki Nagai (The Anthem of the Heart, Magi: The Labrinyth of Magic), screenwriter Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart, Blast of Tempest, KIZNAIVER), and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka (Your Name, Sword Art Online, Gurren Lagann). The box set includes a 60-page deluxe booklet, rigid box, and package illustrated by Mr. Tanaka.
anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set will be available through the official Aniplex of America site. For a list of our retailers, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases includingFate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL,Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2,Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, and Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU. In June 2017, the company launched its first mobile game based on the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order for iOS and Android.