It’s been a long time coming since we first announced it, but we are just over a week away (28th August) from the arrival of Martian Successor Nadesico being available for the first-time on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom in the form of our Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set. Today we’re delighted to be able to bring yo a full unboxing of what to expect from this release of ours!
Before we get to all the details, if you’re at Kitacon this weekend (19th-20th August), attendees will have the first opportunity to get your hands on a copy of this release as we will have limited copies available (while stock lasts) in the Dealers Room during the event.
ABOUT MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO
Tatsuo Sato’s Comedy Masterpiece Returns in High Definition!
Synopsis: “The Earth, its moon and its Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the “Jovian lizards” has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters.
Disgusted by the incompetence of Earth’s military, the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battleship and plans to launch a desperate offensive to save humanity. But due to a shortage of trained soldiers, they’ve assembled the most unorthodox crew to ever launch into orbit! With a pacifist cook-turned-unwilling mecha pilot and a ditsy admiral’s daughter in command, can this unprecedented gathering of geeks, misfits and anime fans prevail against the Jovian menace?”
WHAT’S INSIDE? WHAT’S ON THE DISCS?
Our Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release comes packed in a rigid case that stores two amaray cases along with 9 Art Cards and a sticker sheet.
Across the four Blu-ray discs, you will have the following –
- The Complete TV series (26 episodes) of Martian Successor Nadesico in both English and original Japanese with English subtitles across three Blu-ray discs
- The “Nadesico: Prince of Darkness” movie in English and original Japanese with English subtitles.
- Plus a bonus DVD discs that contains the following additional features:
- The Gekigandar 3 OVA episode in Japanese with English subtitles *Never-before-released in the United Kingdom*
- “Welcome to Belle Equipe” featurette
- “Nadesico Sorekara”
- Nadesico TV Spots
- Other Nadesico Promotional Videos
- Interviews with Nadesico Cast
- Houko Kuwashima (Yurika Misumaru)
- Tomokazu Seki (Gai Daigoji) [duration
- Naoko Takano (Megumi Reinard)
- Omi Minami (Ruri Hoshino)
- Maya Okamoto (Minato Haruka)
- Chisa Yokoyama (Ryoko Subaru)
- Yuji Ueda (Akito Tenkawa)
Additional Note: The TV series of Martian Successor Nadesico was created before widescreen (16:9) formatted anime was the norm. So the episodes are all in 4:3. To retain their their original aspect ratio, the episode presented in a pillarboxed format, with black bars displaying at the side of the screen. See screenshot examples below, which have been downscaled for the purposes of this unboxing post, but are taken from our Blu-ray release.
WHAT DOES THE FINISHED PRODUCT LOOK LIKE?
And now the moment you’ve been waiting for, photos of the finished product. Take a look at the 30 photos (YES 30 PHOTOS!) below. You can click to enlarge them too.
And that concludes this unboxing of our Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Martian Successor Nadesico! We hope you’re looking forward to adding it to your collection. Do let us know what you think of it!