News Ranma, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku BDs Listed in Japan
posted on 2013-01-08 23:40 EST
Amazon Japan currently lists Blu-ray box sets for Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, and Maison Ikkoku. All releases are planned as part of publisher Shogukukan's 90th anniversary and Rumiko Takahashi's 35th anniversary since becoming a manga creator. Each of the boxes features box and jacket art by Takahashi herself.
The entire Ranma 1/2 series will be released in three region-free box sets that use new high-definition masters. The Ranma 1/2 Season 1 Blu-ray Box and contains episodes 1-54 on nine discs and includes an original design t-shirt. It will ship on May 24 and retail for 45,360 yen (about US$522) before discounts. The second box set will ship on September 18 with episodes 55-108 and a Jacquard towel, and the third will ship on January 24, 2014 with episodes 109-161 and a rubber coaster.
Urusei Yatsura will arrive in four Blu-ray box sets. The first box set is scheduled for March 27 with episodes 1-69 (and an exclusive original t-shirt in the first copies) for 40,320 yen (US$464). The second box will ship on July 31 with episodes 70-117 (and a Jacquard towel), the third on November 27 with episodes 118-165 (and a rubber coaster), and the fourth on March 26, 2014 and with episodes 166-218.
Maison Ikkoku's first Blu-ray box set with new telecine transfers will ship on December 25 with episodes 1-48 (and an original t-shirt) for 40,320 yen (US$464). Its second will ship on April 23, 2014 with episodes 49-96 (and an original rubber coaster).
Thanks to Ryan Baer for the news tip.
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