Friday, November 29, 2013

K-On! (season 1) JP Blu-Ray box coming… also, I’m not dead

TBS’ official K-ON! website announced today the upcoming release of a complete first season Blu-Ray box set for the fifth anniversary of the TV anime. Per ultimatemegax’ translation, it’s sounding like quite the interesting release indeed:

Announced today, the first season of K-On! will be released in a BD-Box on 2014/03/05 for 27,300 yen (w/tax)/ 26,000 yen (w/o tax) covering the first season.

Included in this BD-Box are all 14 episodes on four BDs along with textless openings, textless ending, all 7 Ura-On! episodes, a Toyosaki Aki interview from the AniChannel K-On! feature, and commercial collection. Audio features include a bonus newly made Raji-On! special audio CD, old cast/staff commentaries, and new audio commentaries (Naoko's Room on episodes 8-12 with guests Toyosaki Aki, Yoko Hikasa, Satomi Satou, Minako Kotobuki, and Ayana Taketatsu.

The sets includes a booklet (featuring episode summaries, character designs, production designs, cast/staff messages, etc), 9 postcards (2 key visuals and 7 cover arts), and a special calendar. The 5 discs will have new disc art and fit in a newly drawn 5-side digipak inside a newly drawn 3-sided box.

The set includes BOTH Japanese and ENGLISH subtitles for the main story, Ura-On! episodes, and the Toyosaki Aki interview.

Well – I’m excited. Not only does it appear this release will include all the (on-disc) extras from the single volumes, there’s also going to be some new stuff. And English subtitles. And for a damn good price, too (as far as Japanese anime releases go). Just when I thought I owned enough copies of season 1, sigh…

In other news, guess who hasn’t K-ON! blogged in over eight months? Me, that’s who!! I won’t bother with excuses, nor can I say for sure that I’ll be posting with any great frequency from now on (what can I say? My attention is focused elsewhere these days), but I’ll try to check in a bit more often.