Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that the Garden of sinners - Blu-ray Disc Box will be imported from Japan and released in North America on February 8th, 2011 through anime distributor RightStuf.com. This highly anticipated release—featuring seven theatrical chapters, and an unseen bonus chapter, all subtitled in English over eight Blu-ray discs—is the latest example of the company’s objective to expedite its line-up of wildly popular properties to North America. To that end, the BD box will be released almost simultaneously with Japan’s release date (February 2nd), and will mark the first time that the Garden of sinners - Blu-ray Disc Box is officially made available in North America.
“We’re very excited that we can finally bring this epoch-making title to North America,” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “Fans, movie enthusiasts and general viewers alike will become entranced by the films’ breathtaking visual beauty and the multilayered, evolving storylines, as well as the dynamic yet delicate music. For the creative staff, this was a painstaking labor of love, as their passion and energy went into the production of the release, so it would be a tremendous honor bestowed if every enthusiast in North America shares the same love and enthusiasm for the Garden of sinners - Blu-ray Disc Box. It’s our hope that you’ll find this a worthy showpiece to add to your collection to enjoy and treasure repeatedly.”
the Garden of sinners - Blu-ray Disc Box features:
* Video: 16:9 HD Widescreen / 1920×1080p / MPEG-4 AVC (“Special Program” on the bonus disc is in 1080i)
* Audio: Japanese dialog / Linear PCM 5.1 surround (“Special Program” on the bonus disc is in stereo)
* Subtitles: English and Japanese
* Includes 8 Blu-ray discs (7 film discs + 1 bonus disc): Total length of more than 640 minutes!!
* the Garden of sinners: the Final Chapter: A new, never-before-seen bonus chapter created exclusively for Blu-ray Disc Box!
* the Garden of sinners: Remix - Gate of Seventh Heaven- (approx. 60 min.) Highlighted scenes from each movie with music by fan-favorite composer Yuki Kajiura (performed by Kalafina)
* Special Program "Retracing All Seven Chapters of the Garden of sinners" (50 min.) which originally aired on TV in Japan
* Deluxe Visual Chronicle Book: Staff interviews, ALL key visuals, illustrations from each movie, artwork for DVD packages
* Exclusive for the North American release: a separate booklet of just English translations of the Japanese text from the Deluxe Visual Chronicle Book!
* New cover art* exclusively drawn by Co-creator/Artist TAKASHI TAKEUCHI, who envisioned the series’ original character concepts and designs.