There is only one day left until the release of the Blu-ray boxset release of Angel Beats!, which will contain all episodes and OVAs of the 2010 series and a brand new OVA. To promote the release a brand new commercial has been revealed, as well as various stores offering bonuses for fans who pre-order the boxset.
A 30 second commercial has been released for the Blu-ray boxset, which reveals some of the anime’s footage in full HD and some of the extras that will come with all boxsets.
A total of 6 outlets will be offering special bonuses for pre-ordering the Blu-ray boxset, which costs ¥26,800 (~ $268.00 USD) with tax. Each of the outlets offer a different unique bonus that ranges from a poster, to an autograph board. The bonuses includes:
- Aniplex Store – A special lithograph drawn by character designer Na-Ga with a special picture frame
- Amazon Japan – Set of original character designs of the new Hell’s Kitchen OVA
- Animate -A special two sided cushion cover
- Gamers – A special life sized tapestry of Kanade
- Sofmap – A B3 sized tapestry of Yuri and Kanade
- And a set of autograph boards designed by Na-Ga and Yuzo Hirata
- Toranoana – A B2 tapestry of Yui and Kanade
The boxset will contain all 13 episodes of the original anime and the OVA. In addition, the boxset will contain a brand new OVA titled Hell’s Kitchen. The cover of the box will have a unique illustration drawn by character designer Na-Ga. The boxset will also contain: audio commentary of the voice actors and actresses as their respective characters, a digipack designed by Hirata Yuzo, the anime character designer and animation director of Angel Beats!, as well as all Angel Beats! articles that were published in Dengeki G’s Magazine. It will be releasing on June 24 for ¥26,800 (~ $268.00 USD) with tax.
Here is the digipack:
The release will have a brand new OVA titled Hell’s Kitchen, here is its PV:
Angel Beats! is a series created by Jun Maeda, which started off as a light novel series in 2009 that ran for half a year in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G’s Magazine. A 4-koma manga series was also created by Maeda that ran in the same magazine in the same year. In 2010, an anime adaptation was created by P.A. Works (Hanasaku Iroha, Another), which was also written by Maeda himself and directed by. The series received high praise and gained popularity, but was criticised for the lack of character development for many stories. A manga was adapted in 2010 titled Angel Beats! Heaven’s Door, which is an adaptation of the prequel light novel Angel Beats! Track Zero. Jun Maeda and Key, who are known for producing acclaimed and popular visual novels, announced that they were producing a visual novel on Angel Beats!, expanding many of the character’s backstory. Angel Beats! -1st Beat- and its subsequent releases, will be written by Jun Maeda. A mobile game based on the series was also produced. The series will also be receiving a Blu-ray box-set containing a new OVA.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri’s claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn’t go as he intended.
Otonashi decides to join the SSS and battle Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories and understand Tenshi, he gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife.
The Angel Beats! Blu-ray boxset will release tomorrow, Wednesday June 24th costing ¥26,800 (~ $268.00 USD) without tax.
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