Aniplex Of America Outlines Plans For “Anohana,” “Monogatari” And “Sword Art Online” Blu-rays

 Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Otakon today their plans for a number of home video releases, including an Anohana set, Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, and more Monogatari! G

 

Anohana Blu-ray Box Set

Available on 10.31.2017

www.AniplexUSA.com/anohana

Disc Spec
 Spoken Language: English & Japanese
 Subtitles: English
 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
 Episodes: 11
 Number of Disc: 2 Blu-ray Discs
 Total Run Time: Approx. 256 min.
 Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents
 Textless Opening & Ending
 Web Previews
 Trailers and Commercials
 English Dub Teaser
 English Dub Trailer
 English Dub Bloopers
 English Dub Commentary
* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Package
 60-page Deluxe Booklet
 Rigid Box
 Package Illustrated by Masayoshi Tanaka (Character Design)
* Bonus contents subject to change.

SRP $149.98
Sales Price $119.98

INTRODUCTION


When we were kids, we were always together.

I was a leader of the group. I was confident. I wasn’t afraid of anything. Until that day that I said something to her — something I would regret for a long time.

I didn’t mean to hurt her. I just thought I would apologize the next day. But that “next day” never came. We all drifted apart, closing off our little wounded hearts.

Time passed, and one summer day a miracle happened. She appeared before me out of the blue.

“I have a wish that I want you to grant for me.”

However, she didn’t remember what her wish was. And so, to realize her “wish,” we will reunite once again at our secret base.

 

STAFF

Original Story: CHO HEIWA BUSTERS

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Screenplay: Mari Okada

Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka

Art Director: Tsutomu Ishigaki

Art Setting: Koki Fukushima

Prop Design: Yukie Hiyamizu

Color Design: Kazuko Nakashima

Editor: Shigeru Nishiyama

CG Director / Director of Photography: Shinji Nasu

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

Sound Effects: Katsuhiro Nakano

Sound Engineer: Ayumu Anzai

Sound Production: Magic Capsule

Music: REMEDIOS

Music Production: Aniplex Inc. / FUJI PACIFIC MUSIC, Inc.

Chief Producers: Hiroyuki Shimizu / Koji Yamamoto

Producers: Shunsuke Saito / Noriko Ozaki

Animation Producer: Mikihiro Iwata

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Produced by ANOHANA Project / Aniplex Inc. / Fuji Television Network, Inc / Dentsu Inc.

 

CAST (Japanese/English):

Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi: Miyu Irino / Griffin Burns

Meiko “Menma” Honma: Ai Kayano / Xanthe Huynh

Naruko “Anaru” Anjo: Haruka Tomatsu / Erica Lindbeck

Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki: Takahiro Sakurai / Ray Chase

Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi: Saori Hayami / Erica Mendez

Tetsudo “Poppo” Hisakawa: Takayuki Kondo / Kaiji Tang

Atsushi Yadomi: Mitsuru Ogata / Kirk Thornton

Toko Yadomi: Sayaka Ohara / Laura Post

Jinta (Child): Mutsumi Tamura / Tara Sands

Atsumu (Child): Asami Seto / Michelle Ruff

Tetsudo (Child): Aki Toyosaki / Abby Trott

Haruna: Kaoru Mizuhara / Cherami Leigh

Aki: Yui Makino / Brianna Knickerbocker

Manabu Honma: Makoto Yasumura / Chris Smith

Irene Honma: Fuyuka Ohura / Karen Strassman

Satoshi Honma: Kaoru Mizuhara / Marianne Miller

 

Voice Director & ADR Script Writer: Patrick Seitz


 
KIZUMONOGATARI PART 3: REIKETSU Blu-ray
Coming 11/21
THE ORIGIN STORY OF THE MONOGATARI SERIES – THE FINALE OF THE TRILOGY MOVIE!
This highly anticipated film has brought together an all-star creative team including Director Tatsuya Oishi (Series Director of BAKEMONOGATARI), Character Designer Akio Watanabe (Monogatari Series), Chief Director Akiyuki Shimbou (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI) and Studio SHAFT (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, NISEKOI).
PART 3: REIKETSU STORY
With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters: Dramaturgy, Episode and Guillotinecutter.
Koyomi takes back all the limbs of Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion-Heart-Underblade in order to become a human again.
  • Disc Spec
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle: English
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 Cinemascope
  • Episode: Movie
  • Number of Disc: 2 discs (Blu-ray Disc + Soundtrack CD)
  • Total Run Time: approx. 82 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP
  • Bonus Contents
  • ■ Theatrical Trailer
  • ■ PV & CM Collections
  • Bonus Contents
  • ■ PART 3: REIKETSU Original Soundtrack CD
  • ■ Deluxe Booklet
  • ■ Pin-up Postcard Set
  • ■ Package Illustrated by Akio Watanabe (Character Design)
  • Price
  • SRP: $89.98
  • Retail Price: $69.98
 
 

KOYOMIMONOGATARI Blu-ray Set

Coming 12/19


Disc Spec
 Spoken Language: Japanese
 Subtitle: English
 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Cinemascope
 Episodes: 12 short episodes
 Number of Disc: 2 Blu-ray discs
 Total Run Time: approx. 150 min.
 Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Contents
 PV & CM Collections

Bonus Materials & Package
 Deluxe Booklet
 Pin-up Postcard Set
 Package Illustrated by Akio Watanabe (Character Design) 

*Bonus materials subject to change

SRP $89.98
Sales Price $69.98

Introduction

“You’re looking for a horror story? I wish I got one for you.”

Untold stories… one per month for one year…
Taking place between other Monogatari stories, a chapter not yet told surrounds Koyomi Araragi and the strange happenings he gets pulled into over the course of a year. With one episode told per month, the story unravels in this 12 episode-long series of shorts.

 

 

 

Coming 12/19
After its overwhelmingly successful worldwide theatrical release, Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- makes its debut on Blu-ray and DVD! 

STORY
The NerveGear, the world’s first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022…a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality). 4 years later…. A next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear’s successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its most popular title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, “Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS).”
Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they’re about to find out that it isn’t all fun and games…

 

Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-
Limited Edition Blu-ray

Description
Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English & Spanish
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: Feature Movie
Number of Discs: 2 (a Blu-ray & CD)
Total Run Time: approx. 120 min.
Rating: 16 UP
*Brief nudity and some violence. Parental guidance suggested. 

Bonus Contents
■ Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese Cast:
(Tomohiko Ito, Shingo Adachi, Reki Kawahara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu and Sayaka Kanda)
■ Special Short Animation: Sword Art OFFline –Ordinal Scale–

* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles. 

Bonus Materials & Package
■ Bonus Music CD:
– “Ubiquitous dB –Special ver.-” by Asuna Yuuki (cv: Haruka Tomatsu), Keiko Ayano (cv: Rina Hidaka)
– “Break Beat Bark! –special ver.-” by Rika Shinozaki (cv: Ayahi Takagaki), Shino Asada (cv: Miyuki Sawashiro)
– “longing –movie ver.-,” “delete –movie ver.-” and “smile for you –movie ver.-” by Yuna (cv: Sayaka Kanda)

■ Deluxe Booklet
■ Rigid Box

* Bonus contents subject to change. 

SRP: $79.98
Retail Price: $69.98

 

Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Description
Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English & Spanish
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: Feature Movie
Number of Disc: 1 Blu-ray disc
Total Run Time: approx. 120 min.
Rating: 16 UP
*Brief nudity and some violence. Parental guidance suggested. 

Bonus Contents
■ Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese Cast:
(Tomohiko Ito, Shingo Adachi, Reki Kawahara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu and Sayaka Kanda)
■ Special Short Animation: Sword Art OFFline –Ordinal Scale–

* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles. 

SRP: $49.98
Retail Price: $39.98

 

Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-
Standard DVD

Description
Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English & Spanish
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: Feature Movie
Number of Disc: 1 DVD disc
Total Run Time: approx. 120 min.
Rating: 16 UP
*Brief nudity and some violence. Parental guidance suggested. 

SRP: $39.98
Retail Price: $29.98

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.