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K-ON! TV Anime Blu-ray Box to Include English Subs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The Blu-ray Disc box release of the first K-ON! television anime series will include English subtitles. The set celebrates the fifth anniversary of the series' television broadcast debut and is slated to ship in Japan on March 5, 2014.

The 5-disc set includes the two clean opening animation sequences, the clean ending animation sequence, all seven "Ura-ON!" episodes, an interview with Aki Toyosaki, a collection of commercials, and a new "Radi-ON!" special audio CD. The anime itself, the "Ura-ON!" episodes, and the Toyosaki interview will all have English subtitles. The box will retail for 27,300 yen (about US$267).

The box bundles a special booklet with summaries of every episode, character designs, background art, and cast and staff messages. Other bonus items are a set of nine postcards (two key visuals and the jacket art from the seven home video volumes) and a perpetual calendar. The box set also features the previously released audio commentaries and a new audio commentary from director Naoko Yamada as well as voice cast members Aki Toyosaki, Yōko Hikasa, Satomi Satou, Minako Kotobuki, and Ayana Taketatsu.

The adaptation of kakifly's original manga premiered on television in Japan in April 2009. The series received a second television anime season and theatrical film sequel in 2010. Bandai Entertainment released the first series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America, and Sentai Filmworks released the second series and film.

Source: Tower Records

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