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Sentai Filmworks' Persona 4 BD Release Will Omit Japanese Audio Track

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
DVD release to still include dual audio; exporting outside Canada, US is prohibited

North American anime licensor Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that its upcoming Blu-ray Disc release of the Persona 4 The Animation television anime series will include an English language dub but will not include the original Japanese language track. The company noted that the Japanese licensor required the change. The DVD release will still contain both English and Japanese audio tracks, and it will also include Japanese episode commentaries.

Sentai Filmworks has repriced the Blu-ray Disc release of Persona 4 Collection 1 to US$59.98 from the original price of US$69.98 to reflect the change. The price for the DVD release is unchanged. Sentai Filmworks also noted that its release of the series is licensed for sale and use in the United States and Canada only; exportation of the release is prohibited.

Sentai Filmworks announced its license of the series in September 2011. The company is using the original English voice cast from the Persona 4 PlayStation 2 video game for the English dub of the anime.

Sentai Filmworks will release the Persona 4 Collection 1 set on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 18.

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