News Japan's 5 cm/s BD to Include English Dub/Subs
posted on 2011-08-23 00:59 EDT by Egan Loo
The Japanese production company CoMix Wave Films will release an international Blu-ray Disc version of Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second (Byōsoku 5 Centimeter) anime film with English dubbing and subtitles. 5 Centimeters Per Second: Global Edition (Byōsoku 5 Centimeter: International Edition) will also include Shinkai's earlier work Voices of a Distant Star and the five-minute version of She and Her Cat, as bonus extras in SD size. Additional SD extras include an abridged version of a previously released interview with the director.
The new edition also includes subtitles in Korean, Chinese (Mandarin), Thai, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Arabic for the main feature. Voices of a Distant Star will include the original Japanese dub and the remade Japanese dub, Japanese subtitles, English dubbing and English subtitles. She and Her Cat will have Japanese dubbing and English subtitles. The interview extra will have both Japanese and English subtitles. The release date is November 18 for 6,825 yen ($89.30).
5 Centimeters Per Second is Makoto Shinkai's second full-length feature film. The film is split into three individual segments, and it premiered in Japan in 2007. Crunchyroll released the film on DVD in North America.
Shinkai has since released this year's feature film, Children who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Hoshi o ou Kodomo), which is also due to be released on Japanese Blu-ray and DVD with English subtitles on November 25.