[UNBOXING] Princess Arete

February 19, 2018 · 0 comments

If our catalogue of titles is anything to go by then you know that we (Anime Ltd.) love to bring films or TV series to the UK audience that perhaps haven’t had much exposure in the past or in some cases have never been released. Today we’re delighted to bring an unboxing of a set that’s only available through our AllTheAnime.com web shop, and is also the first time the title has been released in any English speaking territory. This being the film Princess Arete.

Before we get to the all the details about our release, just to reiterate that the Ltd Collector’s Ed. Blu-ray+DVD set we’re unboxing today is exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com web shop. You can order it HERE

It’s worth noting that the film is being released on standard edition Blu-ray and DVD as well. You can order that version from the likes of Amazon, Zavvi, HMV Online, Anime-On-Line as well as our AllTheAnime.com web shop.


The first film directed by Sunao Katabuchi (In This Corner Of The World, Mai Mai Miracle, co-director of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Animated by Studio4˚C (MIND GAME, Genius Party, Tekkonkinkreet)

Synopsis: Confined in the castle tower by her father, princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. While she looks out at the common people working, the knights of the kingdom compete for her hand in marriage by searching for powerful magical items from  race of long-dead sorcerers.

When a sorcerer call Boax comes to the castle, the sets about persuading the King to let him marry the princess. But secretly fears prophecy which foretells Arete ending his life – leading him to imprison her the minute she’s in his castle.

Based on the 1983 story “The Clever Princess” by Diana Coles, this is the chance to see a story that fascinated Japan on the big screen.


You can watch a trailer for the film, that we have recreated using the footage from our Blu-ray release, below –
(Worth noting that the audio used in this trailer is the same as the original video we were supplied; so that’s not reflective of the audio of our actual release)


Additional Notes –

  • Want to know more about the film? Have a read the piece by Andrew Osmond recently published at our site HERE




Our release comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray & 1 x DVD.) In addition to that you will find four art cards held inside the rigid case featuring imagery that invokes a variety of emotions as seen in the film.

Language: Japanese with English subtitles only (NOTE: There is no English dub for this film, which is why it’s a subtitle only release.)




And now it’s time photos of the finished product itself! You can click on the images below to enlarge them too.



And that concludes this unboxing of our AllTheAnime.com Exclusive release of Princess Arete Ltd Collector’s Ed. Blu-ray + DVD. We’re hope you’re excited to add this film to your collection.

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