News Senkō no Night Raid DVD/BD to Have Unaired Episode #0 (Updated)
posted on 2010-04-12 20:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The first DVD volume of the Senkō no Night Raid television anime series will ship in Japan on June 23 with an unaired episode #0 as well as the director's cut of the first aired episode. The 0th episode is titled "Senjō no Crank Up" ("End of Onboard Filming"). The director's cut of the first episode ("Kyūshutsugyō"/"Rescue") will include about three minutes of previously unseen footage. The first DVD's extras will include a short audio drama "Shanghai Tōchaku, Shoshite," an alternate "Japanese dubbing" track in which the original cast dubs the anime entirely in Japanese instead of both Japanese and Chinese, audio commentary, a special next-episode preview, cast interviews, and the documentary-style television commercials that aired before the anime.
Update: The official website of Senkō no Night Raid has announced on Monday that the Blu-ray Disc release will also contain the same contents as the DVD release. Episode #0 will be an original prologue story in which the "Sakura Kikan" spy organization meet up. For the limited first edition of the Blu-ray and DVD, original character designer Akimine Kamijyō is illustrating the reversible disc jacket. The first edition will also include a pamphlet of the first episode's storyboards by director Jun Matsumoto, a mail-away submission form for an event, a postcard, a booklet, and a special disc case.
Image © A-1 Pictures/Senkō no Night Raid Production Committee
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