Aniplex Of America Fall Anime Blu-Ray Releases

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Anime Expo is in full swing. Aniplex wasted no time announcing its fall release schedule. Long awaited fan favorites and complete set re-releases top the list. Which series are you most excited to get your hands on!

Kill La Kill – Complete Series

Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the long awaited KILL la KILLComplete Blu-ray Box Set available on December 24 in the U.S., Canada, and Central and South Americas. The box set will include five Blu-ray discs containing all 24 episodes plus an unaired 25th episode, along with web version previews, textless openings and endings, as well as an exclusive “KILL la KILL Digest -Naked Memories by Aikuro Mikisugi-” animation.

KILL la KILL was a return to form in a sense for Director Imaishi. Created by the legendary duo, Kazuki Nakashima, and Hiroyuki Imaishi who also directed Gurren Lagann, the result is as Cam Shea of IGN puts it, “[it’s] creative, weird, super high energy and wonderfully animated. It also manages to indulge in, while simultaneously parodying, many classic anime tropes.”

The box set will contain five Blu-ray discs, a booklet, and, with brand new, exclusive cover art by Director Hiroyuki Imaishi. All twenty-five episodes come complete with the Complete Blu-ray Box Set will be complete with both English and Japanese audio and English and Spanish subtitles. Other bonus contents includes textless openings and endings, web previews, and exclusive video content. Fans can now have the legendary TRIGGER debut alongside Aniplex of America’s Gurren Lagann Complete Blu-ray Disc Box. KILL la KILL Complete Blu-ray Box Set will be available beginning December 24th, 2019 with pre-orders open now at the online retailer, RightStufAnime.com.

The series was originally released in 2013 and produced by Studio TRIGGER (Little Witch Academia, DARLING in the FRANXX) as their debut as an animation studio. The music was produced by acclaimed composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Blue Exorcist, ALDNOAH.ZERO).

Fate Zero – Complete Series

Aniplex of America is thrilled to announce the release of the universally acclaimed story set in TYPE-MOON’s Fate universe, Fate/Zero, as a complete Blu-ray box set on October 29th. Along with all 25 episodes of the series, the box set will include exclusive, unaired extended episodes of the critically acclaimed series produced by ufotable (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel]) and directed by ALDNOAH.ZERO and the Garden of sinners’ Ei Aoki. Truly a collector’s item, the Fate/Zero Complete Blu-ray Box Set comes with four Blu-ray discs in clear cases featuring 2 sided-wraps and a mini-booklet, all housed in a rigid box featuring a stunning illustration by the series’ acclaimed character designer Takashi Takeuchi with painting by TYPE-MOON’s Shimokoshi and Koyama Hirokazu, who is credited for the finish work. The Fate/Zero Complete Blu-ray Box Set will be available beginning October 29th with pre-orders available now at the online retailer, Right Stuf Anime.

Based on TYPE-MOON’s light novel series written by Gen Urobuchi with illustrations by Takashi Takeuchi, the wildly popular anime series quickly became an international phenomenon after its premiere in 2011, with the English dub produced by Aniplex of America released in 2013. Since then, the anime franchise has expanded to include Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] (based on the “Rin-route”), as well as the feature length film trilogy Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] (based on the “Sakura-route”), of which the first two films have been released.

The complete box set also includes both English and Japanese audio starring Rikiya Koyama (Hajime no Ippo, Durarara!!),Ayako Kawasumi (Fate/stay night series, Fate/Grand Order), Sayaka Ohara (Fairy Tale, God Eater), and Joji Nakata (Hellsing, Fate/stay night series) in the Japanese cast, alongside Matthew Mercer (KILL la KILL, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Kari Wahlgren (Fate/stay night series, Durarara!!), Bridget Hoffman (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gurren Lagann)and Crispin Freeman (Fate/stay night series, Eureka Seven) for the English dub.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Aniplex of America proudly presents the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Complete Blu-ray Set scheduled to be released on November 19, 2019. All thirteen episodes of the supernatural series produced by CloverWorks (PERSONA5 the Animation, The Promised Neverland) will be available in two Blu-ray discs housed in a package featuring an illustration of the titular heroine and bunny girl senpai, Mai Sakurajima, by original illustrator Keji Mizoguchi and character designer Satomi Tamura. The Blu-ray set also comes with a special booklet with character reference guides and scene design materials, along with textless opening featuring the all-female band the peggies’ song “Kimi No Sei” and five different variations of the textless ending starring the heroines of the series, Mai Sakurajima, Tomoe Koga, Rio Futaba, Nodoka Toyohama and Kaede Azusagawa. Aniplex of America urges fans to pre-order atRighstufanime.com before the official release date, as a limited supply of the Blu-ray set will include an exclusive Bushiroad Weiß Schwarz card, while supplies last.

Based on a popular light novel by Hajime Kamoshida with original illustrations by Keji Mizoguchi, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai takes a supernatural look into the complexities of growing up in the modern age through a psychophysiological phenomenon known as the “puberty syndrome.” The series has been widely praised for its authenticity and fascinating approach on relatable social topics plaguing millennials such as cyber bullying, invasion of privacy, and falling victim to false gossip and rumors.

The series stars popular voice actor Kaito Ishikawa (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!, One Punch Man) as the protagonist, Sakuta Azusagawa, and Asami Seto (Chihayafuru, Bungo Stray Dogs) as the elusive bunny girl senpai, Mai Sakurajima. Soichi Masui of Sakura Quest served as director for the series with Masahiro Yokotani (Free!, Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World- ) in charge of the series structure and screenplay. The series featured character design by Satomi Tamura of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend and Kiznaiver, who also served as chief animation director alongside veteran Akira Takata of the Durarara!!, Natsume’s Book of Friends, and IDOLM@STER series.

Aniplex of America recently announced that they will be hosting the North America premiere of the first and only feature length film of the series, Racal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl, at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 7, 2019.

 

Robert Prentice