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Aniplex USA to Release Baccano! Blu-ray Box in May

posted on by Gia Manry
US$69.98 box includes Funimation dub; dubbed Durarara!! added to PlayStation Network

Aniplex of America, the North American branch of the Japanese media company Aniplex, announced on Tuesday that it will release a Blu-ray Disc box set of the television anime Baccano! on May 17. The anime adapts Ryohgo Narita's light novel series of the same name.

The release mimics a recent Japanese box set, but includes the English-language dub created by Funimation for its DVD release. The suggested retail price (SRP) is US$69.98; however, retailers Right Stuf and Bandai Entertainment are offering pre-orders for the set at a price of US$55.98 until May 31.

Baccano! is set in 1930s New York, where a group of colorful individuals interact with alchemists and their elixir of immortality. Several seemingly unrelated plots begin to intertwine as the series continues. Aniplex of Japan announced the adaptation at the Tokyo Anime Fair in 2007. Funimation licensed the television anime in 2008.

Aniplex also announced several additions to the Playstation Network (PSN), including episodes of the television anime adaptation of another Narita light novel series, Durarara!!:

The episodes can be purchased for US$1.99 at regular price, although they are currently available on sale for US$0.99 per episode until April 4. Each movie can be purchased for US$9.99 or rented for US$2.99. Aniplex also indicated that R.O.D -The TV- and Bandai Entertainment titles Ghost Slayers Ayashi and Toward the Terra will be made available on the PSN soon.

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