It wasn't that long ago that we announced details of our (now out of print) Ltd. Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Re:ZERO Part 2, but given that it's now out of print we're here today to formerly announce details regarding our standard edition Blu-ray releases of Re:ZERO Part 1 and Part 2!
The first thing you'll want to know is, of course, when are they being released? A simple question brings you a simple answer: 19th August 2019. Yes, you read that correctly. Both parts will be getting released on the same day. It's not something we've done before, releasing two parts of a series (be in Collector's or Standard edition form) on the same day, but given the popularity of the series and the number of people we've been hearing from both online and through direct correspondence via our AllTheAnime online shop, this seemed like a logical game plan to us.
So, mark that date in your calendars as they'll both be arriving on 19th August 2019. Each will have an SRP (suggested retail price) of £39.99, but as is par for the course you ultimately won't pay that much for them, meaning they'll be cheaper than that.
Both Parts will come packaged in an Amaray case, and inside that are two Blu-ray discs. Here's how it breaks down of what will be included on-disc for each part:
Part 1: Episodes 1-12 with English and original Japanese with English subtitle viewing options. On-disc extras consist of: Re:ZERO ~Starting Break Time From Zero~ shorts (12 episodes), Clean Opening title sequence "Redo" and Closing Title Sequence "STYX HELIX".
Part 2: Episodes 13-25 with English and original Japanese with English subtitle viewing options. On-disc extras are: Re:PETIT ~ Re: Starting Life in Another World from PETIT~ shorts (14 episodes), Textless Opening Title Sequence "Paradise-Paradoxum", Textless Closing Title Sequence "Stay Alive"
When we announced details of the Part 2 Collector's Edition set, we also touched on the fact we would be running a replacement scheme for anyone who purchased the Part 1 Collector's Edition Blu-ray set, and today we are announcing the details of how this will work. We've tried to cover as many bases and likely questions as possible below, so please take time to read the below information thoroughly -
First things first, does the new standard edition of Part 1 (being released on 19th August 2019) include the new disc master?
Yes. So if you're planning to buy the standard edition of Part 1, you don't need to worry about any of the below information whatsoever as you'll be receiving the latest version of the discs available.
Why is there a replacement scheme even happening? What was wrong with the original discs?
The short way to phrase it is that the picture quality for some of our customers was not up to the standard they expected. We always strive do the best we can for our customers no matter the circumstance, so we decided to investigate accordingly and ultimately, now an updated master with improved video quality is available to us, we are able offer this replacement programme.
It should be noted that we have also heard from a number of people who were aware there was talk of some people not being happy with the discs, but they personally see the issues themselves, so this is very much a subjective opinion as to its severity, for lack of a better word.
Do the new discs rectify that?
Following initial reports of issues with video quality across various English-language releases of Re:ZERO Part 1 (as the issue in question wasn't unique to our release), an investigation was carried out, and eventually new materials were provided and an updated master was authored to address the reported issue. These replacement discs use this updated master, and offer sufficiently improved video quality for us to see fit to replace discs in the manner outlined below. In short, this is the best quality you'll be able to find on an English-language release, using the same, final, video materials as Funimation's updated author of Part 1.
Who is eligible to get replacement discs?
Anyone who purchased our Re:ZERO Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Edition release.
How will the replacement scheme work? How can I apply for replacement discs?
For this replacement programme, anyone wanting replacement discs will need to send the discs from the Part 1 Collector's Edition set back to us. However before you do this you need to do the following:
FAQ about this replacement programme
Finally, a call for a little common sense and understanding with regard to this whole process: We're expecting to have a large number of people requesting replacement discs and we'll do our best to get back to everyone as quickly as possible who enquires about them, but please do allow at least a few working days for us to respond - we're only a small team of people.
If you've got any questions on anything mentioned above, feel free to send an email to email@example.com and we'll do our best to answer.
We know that due to the video issue we outlined, some of your have been holding fire and waiting to purchase your copy of our Re:ZERO Part 1 Collector's Edition until you had full confirmation that replacement discs would be issued. If you're amongst those people, then for a limited time we're dropping the price of this set to its original Early Bird price of £34.99 - stock is beginning to run low on this limited edition product, so this is a great time to pick up your copy!
This offer runs until Thursday 25th of July. Please note that you'll still have to apply for our replacement scheme if you order this Collector's Edition now, but you can rest assured that updated discs will be available in short order.
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You can watch a full unboxing of our Mirai Blu-ray/DVD Ltd Collector's Edition set right now!
You can order your copy today from retailers including the following -
and of course, it's available to order from our AllTheAnime.com online store using the link below too
It's worth noting that the Collector's Edition set is already nearly out-of-print - meaning that all stock will be with retailer on day of release, next week. So once it's gone, it's gone!
We hope you're looking forward to adding this to your collection! Have a nice weekend!
ALL THE ANIME PODCAST - 10th July 2019
"YOU ARE (NOT) YOUTH ANYMORE"
[RECORDED ON 9TH JULY 2019]
It's been a while... about a year since we last recorded a podcast (excluding the Scotland Loves Anime 2018 special) but we're finally back with a new podcast! It's something we've had on the docket for a while, and time has finally allowed us to get the ball rolling on that with a loose feeling episode covering a variety of topics.
Join Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley as they talk about a few new releases including the Oscar nominated Mirai, Welcome to the Ballroom: Part 1 and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online - Part 1, then it's all about our Summer of Gundam as we bring you up to speed on what you can expect from us in the way of releases from the world of Gundam including the film Char's Counter Attack, and Gundam Wing!
Then, given it's very much a talking point in general at the moment, we wanted to get in on the conversation when it comes to Neon Genesis Evangelion now being available to watch on Netflix. This is the point where fellow All The Anime team members Kat Hall and Keith Copping get in the robot with us to discuss rewatching the series, likes and dislikes about the new English dub, thoughts on watching the show as an adult compared to when we were *cough* younger and how that impacts the overall perception of the series, reactions of people experiencing it for the first time and more!
Then, keeping on the Evangelion train, Keith was in Paris at Japan Expo this past weekend and got to see the 10-minute preview of the upcoming fourth film in the Rebuild of Evangleion Project with a bunch of rabid French fans. We get thoughts on this 10-minute Evangelion 0706 preview, the reaction of the fans in the building and more!
Note about the Evangelion discussion on this podcast: We do our best to keep it as spoiler free as possible, but inevitably this doesn't happen. So SPOILER WARNING when it comes to all the Evangelion discussion on this podcast for both the series and 0706 10 minute preview.
NOTE: As always please note this podcast may contain strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
(To download the podcast as an mp3, click on the arrow pointing down in the top right corner of the player above.)
Time codes for this episode
02:50 - Welcome to the Ballroom
08:05 - Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
11:38 - Mirai
14:35 - The TF Nation event's "The Gundam Wing" plans
18:59 - Upcoming Gundam releases including Char's Counter Attack and Gundam Wing
28:15 - Neon Genesis Evangelion discussion
46:56 - Evangelion 3.0+1.0 "0706" discussion
59:50 - [END]
Until the next episode (whenever that is.)