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A Silent Voice Film Gets Limited Edition BD

posted on by Alex Mateo
BD includes 60-page art book, art cards, alternate soundtrack

Eleven Arts announced on Wednesday that the A Silent Voice film will get a limited edition Blu-ray Disc on November 26. The Blu-ray Disc will have chipboard box packaging featuring the original Japanese box set artwork, raised UV design, and a holographic title.

The release will include a 60-page art book featuring storyboards, character designs, notes from film director Naoko Yamada, and the story behind the Inner Silence alternate soundtrack written by composer kensuke ushio. The Blu-ray Disc will also include eight art cards featuring scenes from the film.

The Blu-ray Disc will also feature a full-length audio commentary, the Inner Silence alternate soundtrack with no dialogue, the official music video of “Koi Wo Shita No Wa” by aiko, the “Speed of Youth” music video directed by Yamada, a featurette about real life locations of the film, promotional videos, and individual interviews with director Yamada, the composer Ushio, the art director Mutsuo Shinohara, and the late character designer Futoshi Nishiya.

The regular edition of the film shipped in N. America on April 2. The release is available in a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack, on DVD, and as a digital download. The release has both Japanese audio with English subtitles and an English dub.

Eleven Arts held screenings for the film in January.

Yamada and Kyoto Animation's film is based on Yoshitoki Ōima's manga of the same name. Anime Limited screened the film with English subtitles in the United Kingdom and Ireland in March 2017. Eleven Arts Anime Studio screened the film in the United States in Japanese with English subtitles in October 2017 and with an English dub in February 2018.

U.K. distributor Anime Limited released the film and its English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in October 2017. Viz Media Europe acquired the rights to distribute the film in the European Union, Russia, Turkey, and French-speaking African countries.

The film earned 2.3 billion yen in Japan, and was the 19th highest-grossing film released in Japan in 2016.

Source: Eleven Arts' Twitter account

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