Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
At its Anime Expo panel on Thursday, Aniplex of America revealed the release details for its first box set of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and its release of Durarara!!×2 Shō.
Aniplex of America will release the first season of Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works in a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc box set and a complete first season DVD set on August 25. Both versions will include uncut episodes #00-#12, and will include Japanese and English audio as well as English and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray Disc set will include the 13 episodes on four Blu-ray Discs.
The limited-edition Blu-ray Disc set will include the trailer, TV spot, commercial, and promo video collections, textless opening and ending, an original soundtrack I, a 24-page deluxe booklet, and an exclusive collectible Weis Schwarz PR card while supplies last. The limited edition will also include a double-sided wrap for the Blu-ray Disc case, and a chipboard box featuring an illustration by the original character designer Takashi Takeuchi.
The limited edition Blu-ray Disc box set will retail for US$219.98 with a store price of US$179.98.
The DVD set on three DVDs will include the textless opening and ending video extras. The set will retail for US$99.98 with a store price of US$79.98.
Aniplex of America also revealed the show's English dub cast on Thursday. The cast is as follows:
Shirou Emiya: Bryce Papenbrook
Rin Tohsaka: Mela Lee
Saber: Kari Wahlgren
Archer: Kaiji Tang
Sakura Matou: Cristina Vee
Illyasviel von Einzbern: Stephanie Sheh
Souichirou Kuzuki: Lex Lang
Lancer: Tony Oliver
Caster: Megan Hollingshead
Assassin: Todd Haberkorn
Rider: Melissa Fahn
Taiga Fujimura: Julie Ann Taylor
Shinji Matou: Kyle McCarley
Issei Ryudo: Robbie Daymond
Kirei Kotomine: Crispin Freeman
Kiritsugu Emiya: Matthew Mercer
Blond Servant: David Earnest
Shirou Emiya (Child): Mona Marshall
Ayako Mitsuzuri: Brina Palencia
Yukika Saegusa: Jessica diCicco
Kaede Makidera: Erica Lindbeck
Kane Himuro: Dorothy Fahn
Tony Oliver will also serve as English voice director and ADR script writer.
Aniplex of America plans to release Durarara!!×2 Shō on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in two releases on September 29 (with episodes 1-6) and November 24 (with episodes 7-12 and the bonus 4.5 episode). Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases will include Japanese and English audio with English and Spanish subtitles.
Both the Blu-ray Disc and the DVD for volume 1 will include the following: pre-broadcast cast talk show, a textless opening and ending, a 16-page booklet, illustration postcards, a package illustrated by character designer Takahiro Kishida, and clear cases with two-sided wraps. The Blu-ray Disc will retail for US$99.98 with a store price of US$79.98, and the DVD will retail for US$59.98 with a store price of US$49.98. The second volumes will retail for the same prices.
The second volume of the Blu-ray Disc and DVD will include: a 16-page booklet, illustration postcards, a package illustrated by character designer Takahiro Kishida, and clear cases with two-sided wraps.
The English dub cast, many of which include reprised roles from the first season, is as follows:
Celty Sturluson: Kari Wahlgren
Mikado Ryugamine: Darrel Guilbeau
Masaomi Kida: Bryce Papenbrook
Anri Sonohara: Michelle Ruff
Izaya Orihara: Johnny Yong Bosch
Shizuo Heiwajima: Crispin Freeman
Shinra Kishitani: Yuri Lowenthal
Kyohei Kadota: Steve Blum
Walker Yumasaki: Brian Beacock
Erika Karisawa: Mela Lee
Saburo Togusa: Spike Spencer
Simon Brezhnev: Patrick Seitz
Dennis: Christopher Smith
Kasuka Heiwajima: Vic Mignogna
Aoba Kuronuma: Kyle McCarley
Egor: Lex Lang
Varona: Brina Palencia
Sloan: Richard Epcar
Chikage Rokujo: Grant George
Kururi Orihara: Bridget Hoffman
Mairu Orihara: G.K. Bowes
Ruri Hijiribe: Cristina Vee
Shingen Kishitani: Doug Stone
Seiji Yagiri: David Earnest
Namie Yagiri: Bridget Hoffman
Mika Harima: Kira Buckland
Saki Mikajima: Cassandra Lee Morris
Tom Tanaka: Keith Silverstein
Haruya Shiki: Dan Woren
Kinnosuke Kuzuhara: Christopher Smith
Max Sandshelt: Doug Erholtz
Akane Awakusu: Brianna Knickerbocker
Emilia: Karen Strassman
Mikiya Awakusu: Jamieson Price
Additionally, Kirk Thornton and Patrick Seitz will serve as ADR directors.
The second arc of the series, Durarara!!×2 Ten, will premiere in Japan on July 4. The show will also stream on July 4 on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Daisuki, and the Aniplex Channel.
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