The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Regular Edition Specs Announced...


February 27th, 2007 (Cypress, CA) – Kadokawa Pictures USA, Inc. and Bandai Entertainment Inc., made a new announcement today regarding the specs for the Regular Edition Vol. 1 DVD of the upcoming hit Japanese anime series, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

“After announcing the Special Edition specs at this past weekend's New York Comic Con, we wanted to get the word out on the great features in the Vol. 1 Regular Edition,” said Robert Napton, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bandai Entertainment.

In addition to having the first four episodes in chronological order both English-language dubbed in Dolby 5.1 and subtitled with the original Japanese audio, the Regular Edition of Vol. 1 will include TV Broadcast Previews, Making Of… Clip #01, Making Of… Clip #02, TV Commercial #1, TV Commercial #2, Texless Ep.00 Opening, Textless Ep.00 Ending, and three episodes of The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. Regular Edition Volume 1 will be released on May 29th and retail for $29.98.

In addition, up to six CDs are planned for release, with more being discussed, but will NOT be released on the same day as the regular and special editions on May 29th as reported by some news outlets. These will be released sometime later.

“Also, a lot of fans at New York Comic Con asked about TV Broadcast Order DVDs. As Mr. Takashi Sakuda from Kadokawa Pictures USA explained, Kadokawa Japan originally didn't want us to release Broadcast Order DVDs at all. Even though we requested it knowing many fans preferred that sequence, the first answer was no,” clarified Napton.

Takashi Sakuda, Senior Vice President of Distribution and Licensing for Kadokawa Pictures USA, explained the rest at New York Comic Con, “Because I knew you [U.S. fans] wanted Broadcast Order so much, I was able to convince Japan.” The compromise was to release Broadcast Order bonus DVDs in the Special Editions. Because they are bonus DVDs, they will be subtitled only with the original Japanese audio

Each Regular edition of the four English-language The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya DVDs will also contain many extras with details to come later.

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