Can you believe we’re already nearly in the month of March?! Where is the time going? But what that does mean is that we’re getting closer to the release of a film that we know a lot of people are excited to have in their collection, Penguin Highway!
The film will be available to add to your collection on 9th March, so today we’re going to be showing you what to expect from our Blu-ray/DVD Ltd. Collector’s Edition release, and we’ll also give you a glimpse at the standard Blu-ray and DVD versions too.
And if you aren’t aware of what the film is, have no fear as we’ll give you a quick introduction to that as well! Read on below for all the details.
ABOUT PENGUIN HIGHWAY
An adaptation of a book written Tomohiko Morimi (Night is Short Walk on Girl, The Tatami Galaxy) and is the first feature film by Studio Colorido!
Synopsis: “Aoyama is a boy in the 4th grade. Every day he learns about the world, and he writes what he’s learned into his notebook. He’s smart, and he studies hard every day, so there’s no telling how great he’ll grow up to be!
He’s friends with “The Lady”, a young woman who works at his dentist’s office. The Lady finds his intelligence, his grown – up attitude, and the fact that he can be a bit of a brat to be very cute.
One day, penguins appear in the suburbs where Aoyama lives. These penguins appear out of nowhere far from the sea, and then simply disappear. Where did they come from and where did they go?
Aoyama begins his research in order to solve the mysteries of the penguins.
One day he sees the Lady throw a can of soda into the air, and watches it transform into a penguin. As he stares in astonishment, the Lady gives him a challenge.
“Try and solve this mystery. Well? Do you think you can do it?”
What’s the relationship between the lady and the penguins? Can he solve the mystery? This is the story of a slightly mysterious and completely unforgettable summer experienced by a little boy”
You can watch a trailer and some preview clips from the film below –
WHAT WAS PLANNED FOR THE RELEASE?
Our Limited Collector’s Edition release comes packed in a rigid case, showcasing some of the fabulous artwork created for the film on either side. Inside the rigid case you’ll find a digipack to hold the Blu-ray and DVD discs – which contains the film with both English and original Japanese with English subtitles viewing options.
Additionally inside you’ll find a whopping 300-page full colour storyboard book of the film! What do we mean by full colour, you may be wondering? Well it’s pretty simple; traditionally storyboards are in black and white, or not coloured in. In the case of Penguin Highway, there are elements of the storyboard where colour was factored in! So where there was colour in the storyboards, that’s being replicated in our storyboard book too!
And finally there’s also a numbered certificate of authenticity included as well, so you can be the envy of your friends you that own this set!
Check out a visual of our release below
Additionally on-disc extras include –
- An interview with the Director of the film, Hiroyasu Ishida
- An interview with the Author of the original book, Tomihiko Morimi Interview
- A promotional video focusing on the past works of Hiroyasu Ishida, who worked on the storyboarding for the film
- “Good Night” Promo Video
WHERE CAN I ORDER THIS?
You can order this from retailers right now including the following –
And you can order this from our AllTheAnime online shop right now using the links below –
PHOTOS OF THE FINISHED PRODUCTS
And now what you’ve really been waiting for, photos! You can click on them to enlarge them too, if you want.
First up, the Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition set
Like we said, with the storyboard book it’s the entire film over 300-pages! It’s a really unique item we’ve been able include with this so we hope you enjoy going through it!
And for those of you opting for the standard Blu-ray or DVD versions, here’s a quick look at those for you –
With all that being said, that concludes this unboxing of Penguin Highway! We hope you’re looking forward to adding it to your collection.
Product information –
Product: Penguin Highway Limited Collector’s Edition Format: DVD/Blu-ray Release date: 9th March 2020 Language: Japanese and English with English subtitles Cat. No.: ANI0544 Suggested Retail Price: £49.99
Product: Penguin Highway Format: Blu-ray Release date: 9th March 2020 Language: Japanese and English with English subtitles Cat. No.: ANI0545 Suggested Retail Price: £19.99
Product: Penguin Highway Format: DVD Release date: 9th March 2020 Language: Japanese and English with English subtitles Cat. No.: ANI0546 Suggested Retail Price: £17.99