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The official website for the .hack//Quantum video anime series has announced on Wednesday that the first two volumes will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with bonus CG anime shorts next year. The .hack//Quantum anime is the upcoming video series set in The World R:X setting of this year's .hack//Link game for the Sony PSP.
The first .hack//Quantum volume will ship on January 28, 2011 with the first episode (about 25 minutes long) of the anime series, the planned bonus CG anime, several promotional videos, and footage from the related online TV project. However, there will be an early limited edition that will only be available (with a drama CD) at Bandai Visual's "Anime Fes. 'VS'" theater screenings this November. (The limited edition's tentative cover art is pictured at right.) The online retailer Amazon.co.jp will bundle another exclusive drama CD on the regular January retail date.
The second volume will follow on February 25 with the second full episode, another planned bonus CG anime, two versions of a promotional video, and more online TV project footage. Just like the first volume, the second volume will have an early limited edition that will only be available (with three kinds of bath powder and a hand warmer as bonuses) at the second round of "Anime Fes. 'VS'" screenings this December. The third volume will then ship on March 25.