Violet Evergarden - Blu-ray Collector's Edition
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A comprehensive collection of the series from Kyoto Animation (A Silent Voice, K-On!, Sound! Euphonium, Tamako Market)
Synopsis: After four long years of conflict, The Great War has finally come to an end. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised to be a deadly weapon on the battlefield. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but no understanding of their meaning.
Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll”, amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.
On the discs: Over 4 Blu-ray discs this will include -
- The complete 13 episode TV series with English (2.0 audio) & Japanese (2.0 audio) with English subtitles viewing options.
- The "Special" extra/OVA 14th episode, originally released after the series finished its broadcast, with English (2.0 audio) and Japanese (2.0 audio) with English subtitles viewing options.
- The Extended version of the series finale 13th episode (Japanese (2.0 audio) with English subtitles only) -- available for the first time on an English language release anywhere in the world.
- 4 Compilation Films (also known in some circles as "The Japan Tour Films") in Japanese (5.1 audio) with English subtitles -- available for the first time on an English language release anywhere in the world.
On-disc extras: Previews, TV spots, Commercials, Clean Opening and Ending Title Sequences and 'Violet Evergarden in 5 minutes' shorts.
Packaging and Physical Contents:
- All the contents are presented in a rigid case. (The height of this set is similar to that of other Collector's Edition releases of ours in general.)
- The four Blu-ray discs will be spread over two Amaray cases; one for the TV series and extended episode 13, the other for the 4 Theatrical Compilation films.
- 5 Art cards, with their presentation being that of postcards. These will be included inside an envelope, in keeping with the theme of the series.
- 2 book of replica stamps, as seen in the series.
- Last but certainly not least, a 156-page softback artbook, featuring a huge wealth of material from the Japanese releases translated into English:
~ Character & Staff Comments (specifically from Character Designer Akiko Takase)
~ Art Setting & Staff Comments (specifically from Mikiko Watanabe)
~ Prop Setting & Staff Comments
~ Selected Storyboard Comments (specifically from Director, Tacichi Ishidate)
~ The Worldview (focusing on the world building of the series with Takaki Suzuki)
~ Staff Tabletalk #1 with series director Haruka Fujita, colour design Yuka Yoneda and art director Mikiko Watanabe
~ Staff Tabletalk #2 with series director Haruka Fujita, cinematographer Koei Funamoto and 3D director Rin Yamamoto
~ Staff Tabletalk #3 with seres director Haruka Fujita, prop setting Hiroyuki Takahashi and prop setting Minoru Ota
~ and finally, Staff Tabletalk #4 with series director Haruka Fujita & character designer Akiko Takase.
RELEASE DATE: 11th January 2021
NOTE: All pre-orders will be shipped as close
to release date as possible once stock is available.
Release Date: 11/01/2021
Audio: English (2.0), Japanese (2.0, 5.1) - see above for exact details.
No. of discs: 4
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