All The Anime Clarifies Content Included with Gurren Lagann: Ultimate Blu-ray Edition Collection

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It’s been awhile since we last heard from All The Anime, also known as Anime Limited, about their upcoming ‘Ultimate Edition’ release of Gurren Lagann on Blu-ray and today the UK Anime Distributor has broke it’s silence to reveal some interesting and exciting, but potentially disappointing news.

First of all the release has been pushed back once again until the 29th September 2014; which means an additional five weeks waiting for those that are eager to get their hands on it – such as ourselves. The reason for this delay is because All The Anime only received the “GO AHEAD” from the Japanese licensor last week regarding artwork used within the art-book and since it takes around 5 weeks for the materials to be created the entire set has to be pushed back slightly.

Of course with bad news usually comes good news and All The Anime have provided some interesting bits of news; for starters the artbook will be bigger than previously expected and because of this the rigid box will be bigger than usual but more importantly the artbook will feature 116 pages worth of content as opposed to the previously announced 100. That’s not all, as All The Anime have also confirmed that the HD-Bitrate for the Gurren Lagann episodes (and presumably movies) will average at 30mbps, a much higher speed than the traditional UK Blu-ray release.

Finally to round out the ‘update’ All The Anime confirmed the final specification details for this release; all of which can be found below:

SRP: £149.99

Release date: September 29th

Prices Online:

1. Zavvi -£89.99

2. Amazon – £108

Packaging + Physical information:

– O-CARD around box (not pictured) with BBFC, Anime Ltd logo and different artwork on it.
– Clean box, sized up to the same as the art book using deluxe edition artwork.
– 4-tray digipack at custom size
– Art card certifying the number your release is out of.
– 116 page, 18.1 x 21cm art book

What’s on the discs?

– TV Series, Episodes 1-27 in even more delicious HD
– TV broadcast version of Episode 6
– Film 1: Childhood’s End
– Film 2: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
– Parallel Works (split over Film 1 & 2′s discs)

Extras on the discs?

– Yoko goes to Gainax bonus feature
– Sazigen 3DCG Test Animation Footage
– From storyboard to animation – animated storyboards.
– Clean Opening 1
– Clean Ending 1
– Clean Opening 2
– Clean Ending 2
– Music montage from end of the first half of the show

Audio on disc:

– English dub – 5.1 track
– Japanese audio – 2.0 track
– French audio – 2.0 track

Subtitles:

– English subtitles
– English song/sign tracks
– French subtitles

So there we have the Ultimate Blu-ray Edition of Gurren Lagann will be available on the 29th September 2014 within the UK; with the standard DVD and Blu-ray editions to be available later in the year.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

7 Responses to All The Anime Clarifies Content Included with Gurren Lagann: Ultimate Blu-ray Edition Collection

  1. Hourin says:

    Looks great.
    Why add in TV broadcast version of Episode 6?

  2. krelyan says:

    Sorry, but does this mean that the DVD version of episode 6 is NOT included?

  3. Keerthigan says:

    What happened to the episode contained in the nintendo ds?

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