B: The Beginning Ultimate Edition Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday October, Anime Limited will release the series B: The Beginning as an Ultimate Edition and a standard Blu-ray. The Ultimate Edition will include a Soundtrack CD for the series composed by Yoshihiro Ike, with 21 tracks and a 52-minute run time. It will also include three A4 sized art prints, and an A4 (landscape format) 160-page hardback art book. The book will include Character Models, Props, a Background Art Gallery, key animation and interviews.
On-disc extras include an interview with the creator and director Kazuto Nakazawa, recorded at the Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival in 2018. A test pilot film for the series is also included.
Anime Limited summarises the series:
"The tiny city-state of Cremona has been shocked by a string of gruesome murders. As only vicious killers are being targeted, and from an enigmatic mark left at each crime scene, people call this mysterious executioner, “Killer B”. When former detective Keith Kazama Flick is called back on duty after an eight-year-long hiatus, a new team assembles at the Royal Investigation Service with the purpose of putting an end to the bloodshed.
"But Keith appears burdened by too many ghosts from his past. And as a much greater and ominous scheme starts emerging, he will need to come to terms with them all."
Manga Entertainment will release Fairy Tail Zero, the eighth TV season of Fairy Tail, on Blu-ray and DVD. The season tells a prequel story, and comprises episodes 266 to 277 of the Fairy Tail series. Manga Entertainment describes the series:
"Long before the Fairy Tail guild, there was a girl with a dream and the hope for a better life. From the creator of Fairy Tail comes the exciting prequel! Life in the Red Lizard guild is a challenge for young Mavis Vermillion. Forced into servitude, she suffers constant abuse and struggles to survive. Yet despite everything, she refuses to give up hope or to even shed a tear. But when they're suddenly raided by the Blue Skull guild, everything changes. Left alone with Zera, the guild master's daughter, the two start their lives over from zero. With only each other, Mavis and Zera do what it takes to stay alive. And when they come across a band of treasure hunters, things begin to look up! With hope and new friends by her side, Mavis finally has a chance at a better life—and to create a path towards a guild of her own."
Manga Entertainment will also release Fairy Tail Collection Six on Blu-ray and DVD, carrying episodes 121 to 142 of the series.
"Issei Hyodo is back with all of his voluptuous friends, only this time he has more power than ever before. With the Excalibur swords and the Archangel Michael joining him in battle against the deadliest of foes yet, only time will tell if the Occult Research Club continues to thrive or if new leadership is needed to usher in a new magical era."
"Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger's lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she's figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss."