Aniplex to Release Imported Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Blu-ray Set
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Aniplex of America announced on Friday that it will import the Fate/stay night (Unlimited Blade Works) - Blu-ray Disc Box I from Japan and release the set in North America on March 25. The set will ship simultaneously in Japan and North America.
Preorders also became available in North, Central, and South America on Friday. The set's retail price is US$498.98, and the official FatestaynightUSA.com website is offering the set for US$398.98.
The release will include the television anime's first 13-episode season with English subtitles on five Blu-ray Discs. In addition to the anime, the set includes a trailer collection, TV spot collection, and the textless opening and ending.
The set will bundle an exclusive novel by Fate creator Kinoko Nasu, with original character designer Takashi Takeuchi's illustrations. Other bonuses include a soundtrack CD and a 50-page booklet featuring staff interviews, production materials, and more content.
People who buy the set through Aniplex of America's official retailers will receive an English translation booklet for the deluxe booklet. Fans who purchase the box set through FatestaynightUSA.com will also receive a wall scroll with Takeuchi's illustration (pictured left) while supplies last.
The Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television anime follows the original game's 'Unlimited Blade Works' route and premiered on October 4. Crunchyroll and Hulu are streaming the series in English-speaking territories as it airs in Japan.
The series will be split into two cours or quarters of the year. The latter half of the anime will premiere in April 2015.
Studio Deen's film adaptation of the 'Unlimited Blade Works' route premiered in Japan in 2010. Sentai Filmworks released the film in North America in 2012.
An anime film of the original game's 'Heaven's Feel' route has also been green-lit.
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