We’re fast approaching the end of 2016 but that doesn’t mean we don’t have news regarding our upcoming titles to share! Today we have to tell you about our Blu-ray Limited Collector’s Edition release of the series Claymore.
Before we get to the details about our release, a quick introduction to those of you not familiar with the series.
From Madhouse Studios, creators of Devil May Cry, Gunslinger Girl, and Trigun
Synopsis: “A brutal scourge stalks the land. Yoma, monsters driven by a hunger satisfied by only one quarry – Humanity. The dark breed knows but a singular foe: Claymore. Human-Yoma hybrids of extraordinary strength and cunning, the Claymores roam from skirmish to skirmish delivering salvation by the edge of a blade.
Thus begins the twisting tale of Clare, one such sister of the sword driven by pain in both victory and defeat. A child silent and suffering hidden in her past, Clare’s march toward vengeance unfolds along a path marked by violence, solitude and scorn. In a land where even the predator is prey, the haunted hearts of hunter and hunted alike wear the scars of the age.”
First of all, it’s arriving next month and will in fact be one of our first releases in 2017. The 16th of January is the date for your calendars.
The series was released many moons ago on DVD but our release will in fact be the first-time it has been available on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom! Below you can find the visual of what our release will look and then we’ll give you specific details about what’s included –
Our Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set will contain the entire series in both English and Japanese with subtitles over three Blu-ray discs. (There’s extras on the discs too – more on those to follow below.)
The set itself will come packed inside a rigid case (top left) and inside that will be a digipack (upper right) to hold the three Blu-ray discs (lower left). Also included are Art cards (left, centre) and a 100 art book (lower right).
The Art Book is divided into three sections: Characters, Yoma and Settings. The Characters sections contains art of the human characters from the series, while the Yoma section showcases art of the Yoma from the show. The Settings section shows off lots of sketches and concept images of the various locations seen in the series.
We mentioned there will be on-disc extras in addition to the series itself. We can confirm those are as follows –
- Episode commentaries on episodes 1, 8. 11, 16 19 & 26.
- Character Cast Auditions
- Interview with Director Hiroyuki Tanaka
- Interview with Sound Director Yasunori Honda
- Interview with Art Director Manabu Otsuzuki (Kusanagi)
- Interview with Art Settings Nobuhito Sue (Kusanagi)
- Original TV Commercials
- Textless Songs
~ AllTheAnime.com Early-Bird Pre-order Special Offer ~
Until 25 December 2016 you can pre-order this for £32.99 at our AllTheAnime.com web shop.
We hope you’re looking forward this release as much as we are!