Saki Episode of Side A Blu-ray Box to Add New Anime Short
posted on 2014-11-23 21:30 EST by Egan Loo
The official website for the Saki anime franchise announced on Friday that Pony Canyon will release a Blu-ray Disc box of the 2012 high school mahjong anime Saki Episode of Side A . The box will ship with the first 12-episode run, as well as the four special episodes, on March 18, 2015.
The box will also feature a new "short original anime" (SOA), tentatively titled "Kuro no Tanjōbi" (Kuro's Birthday). This special episode will adapt a special comic that was included in the limited first edition of the Saki Zenkoku-hen anime's first Blu-ray Disc volume. It will also include a Nendoroid figure of Teru Miyanaga (without the mahjong table in the photograph below), a box illustrated by character designer Masakatsu Sasaki, and a special booklet (a compilation of the booklets bundled with the single Blu-ray volumes).
Video extras include the clean opening and ending sequences (including the "serious" ending and the episode 14 ending version), the special trailer ver. 2, two collections of television spots, and a collection of the sponsor and ending card sequences. The cast provides commentaries for six episodes. These video and audio extras were also in the single Blu-ray volumes, although the box set will not include the CDs that were bundled with the limited first editions of the single volumes.
Update: The original "Kuro no Tanjōbi" comic came with the first Saki Zenkoku-hen Blu-ray volume. Thanks, arsonal
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