About a month we gave you the lowdown on what to expect from our long-time coming Eureka Seven Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release, and this past weekend at the MCM London Comic Con event we were able to offer the first-chance to own this release!
Now, hot off the production line and delivered to our HQ in Glasgow we have a near finished sample of the final product – the only part not included in the sample we received being the discs. So rather than waiting until we had a 100% finished sample with all the discs inside, we figured you’d be very interested to know how things have turned out so today we’re going give you an unboxing of this release! (Obviously, the discs will be included in final version of the release.)
In case you missed the details of what to expect from our release, have no fear as we’ll bring you up to speed on all the details you need to know.
ABOUT EUREKA SEVEN
Synopsis: “Renton Thurston is a 14-year-old boy who lived with his mechanic grandfather in a backwater town. Every day he dreamed of being with the mercenary “Light Finding Operation (LFO)” aircraft pilot group “Gekkostate” and riding “Trapar” particle waves– a sport called “reffing”– with their charismatic leader Holland, especially when faced with his father’s acclaimed past or his grandfather’s desire to protect him. When a young girl named Eureka riding the original LFO, the “Nirvash typeZERO”, asks his grandfather for a tune-up, she inadvertently brings the attention of the military to the garage; as a result, the garage is destroyed and Renton is forced to deliver a new type of interface– the “Amita Drive”– to the Nirvash.
After a heated fight in which the Nirvash destroys the military LFOs by unleashing an immense amount of power, Renton is invited into Gekkostate. However, he quickly realizes that behind the facade of a traveling group of mercenaries is a very bitter reality.”
Check out the trailer for the series below –
WHERE CAN I BUY THIS?
You can order your copy of this from retailers now including
And we’re happy to say we’re now taking pre-orders for this at our AllTheAnime web shop well!
~AllTheAnime.com Special pre-order offer~
Until Sunday 12th November 2017 pre-order the Ultimate Edition set of Eureka Seven for £89.99
(Regular price: £129.99 | SRP: £179.99)
- The entire series, 50 episodes, in both English and original Japanese with subtitles, plus a slew of extras across the discs too. (More details on the discs themselves below.)
- The discs will be housed inside two separate digipacks (pictured top right), and those digipacks will then be housed inside their own rigid case (top left) so they can sit proudly on your shelf with your anime collection. The rigid case & digipack are the same height as other releases of ours – so it’ll fit like a glove into your collection. The artwork used on the rigid case has not been used on a home video release before! Worth noting that this packaging (rigid case & digipack) is exclusive to our Ultimate Edition and will not be available separately.
- Also included an A3 sized poster (pictured bottom right) that will be house on arrival inside its own poster tube inside the same box as all the other contents. This won’t be available separately.
- And as if that wasn’t enough, we also have an exclusive A4 sized 144-page Art Book (pictured at the bottom in the centre). It’s been presented as though it was a copy of the in-universe magazine “ray=out”. Inside it combines every possible bit of art we could get our hands on; there’s loads of art included that has never previously been released in the United Kingdom before! All that included has led to the book being divided into the following sections –
- Part 1: Characters
- Part 2: LFOs
- Part 3: The World of Eureka Seven
- 3.1: Settings
- 3.2: Props
- Part 4: Animation in Action
- Part 5: Artworks
It’s safe for us to say that no art book of this kind has ever been created for Eureka Seven; so works as an excellent companion piece to the series itself and will not be available separately.
And it’s also worth us noting all the contents will be sent in purpose built packaging to safely store each individual component during delivery. This box itself isn’t part of the Ultimate Edition, but is simple a box designed specifically for shipping the Ultimate Edition in. This concept was something we first tried with our Fullmetal Alchemist Ultimate Edition release last year and we were very happy with the results of that. Following on on from that we’ve taken feedback of our own, coupled with feedback we received from both customers and the retailers who shipped them, to create packaging that the Eureka Seven Ultimate Edition will be shipped in.
(For details on what’s on each disc, please see the end of this post.)
PHOTOS OF THE ACTUAL PRODUCT
We’ve got A LOT of photos to get to. We’re also going to be showing you how it will arrive when you receive it. As we’ve mentioned a few times now, the actual finished stock – including the units we’ll have available at MCM London Comic Con this weekend – will have the discs inside. But this near finished sample we’re showing you today does not.
Have a look below, and if you want to enlarge the photos you can by clicking on them.
And that everyone, concludes our unboxing of Eureka Seven Ultimate Edition! Available from 20th November. But if you’re at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, we’ll have limited copies available to purchase (while stock lasts) at our All The Anime stand.
We’ve published this information before, but in case any of you missed it, here’s a breakdown on what’s on each disc in this release –
ON THE DISCS –
In total there are seven discs included, 6 x Blu-ray and 1 x DVD. The reason for the DVD disc specifically is simply a case of how the discs were authored when used in another territory. But to be clear, this DVD disc is only some of the extra content, NOT any of the actual episodes. Here’s a specific breakdown for you
- Disc 1:
- Episode 01 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton) and Kaori Nazuka (Eureka)
- Episode 07 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) and Mamoru Miyano (Moondoggie)
- Disc 2:
- Episodes 10-18
- Episode 13 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) and Shigenori Yamazaki (Dominic)
- Episode 15 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Akio Nakamura (Matthieu) and Mayumi Asano (Hilda)
- Disc 3:
- Episodes 19-26
- Episode 20 Commentary Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) and Keiji Fujiwara (Holland)
- Episode 26 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kenichi Yoshida (Character Designer) and Masayuki Miyaji (Storyboard Artist)
- Textless Opening Song #1
- Textless Opening Song #2
- Textless Ending Song #3
- Textless Ending Song #4
- Disc 4 (DVD Disc): Voice Actor Interviews
- Yuko Sanpei (Renton) & Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) Part 1
- Yuko Sanpei (Renton) & Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) Part 2
- Stephanie Sheh (Eureka)
- Johnny Yong Bosch (Renton)
- Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) and Michiko Neya (Talho) Part 1
- Crispin Freeman (Holland) Part 1
- Disc 5:
- Episodes 27-35
- Episode 27 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Jurota Kosugi (Charles) and Aya Hisakawa (Ray)
- Episode 32 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) and Ami Koshimizu (Anemone)
- Disc 6:
- Episodes 36-44
- Episode 36 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Eriko Kigawa (Maeter) and Fumie Mizusawa (Gidget)
- Episode 39 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Yasunori Matsumoto (Stoner) and Taro Yamaguchi (Hap)
- Episode 43 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka) and Koji Tsujitani (Dewey)
- Disc 7:
- Episodes 45-50
- Episode 50 Commentary with Yuko Sanpei (Renton), Kaori Nazuka (Eureka), Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sound Director) and Tomoki Kyoda (Director)
- Interview with Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) and Michiko Neya (Talho) Part 2
- Interview with Keiji Fujiwara (Holland) and Michiko Neya (Talho) Part 3
- Interview with Crispin Freeman (Holland) Part 2
- Interview with Crispin Freeman (Holland) Part 3
- Interview with Kate Higgins (Talho)
- Episode 50 (Special Textless Version)
- Textless Opening Song #3
- Textless Ending Song #3
- U.S. Trailer
Want to read an F.A.Q. on this release? Please see the end of the post revealing details of this Ultimate Edition release published a few weeks ago HERE