Unboxing: K-On! – Volume 1 (Limited Edition Collectors Box Blu-ray) [AUS]
09/02/2015 4 Comments
Ever since K-On! made it’s debut appearence within the UK fans of the show have constantly asked for a Blu-ray release of it; fast foward several years and while the movie received a Blu-ray the series still remains absent; fortunately for us there are other alternatives. There is of course the American (Region Locked) Sentai Filmworks release or more appropiately the Australian (Region B) Madman Entertainment release and today i’ll be taking a look at the latter, or more accurately K-On! – Volume 1 (Limited Edition Artbox Blu-ray).
As you may have guessed this Limited Edition version of K-On! Volume 1 features the standard Blu-ray release (which can be purchased on its own) along with a chipboard artbox that can fit all four volumes inside. If you’ve seen our Australian Unboxing of Sword Art Online then you’ll have a rough idea of what to expect; either way the chipboard artbox is very pretty (and pink), features a nice variety of artbox on both sides and more importantly it rivals the chipboard artboxes released in America by FUNimation.
K-On! – Volume 1 via Madman Entertainment is, in retrospect, exactly the same as it’s UK DVD Counterpart; a collection of four episodes with dual-language options (English and Japanese) and the same type of extra materials. While the physical contents, and outer appearence, are the same it’s the HD-Native picture quality, and inside artwork, that makes this release stand-out from ours.
Another ‘attention-grabber’ is the price; as at the time of writing this Limited Edition Artbox version, and the three remaining volumes of Season 1, can be picked-up for £5 each – and with postage (from Australia) comes to around £10 per volume (at max). All-in-all K-On! – Volume 1 (Limited Edition Artbox Blu-ray) is the same as our UK DVD release, just in HD and inside a fancy box, so if you’re not fussed about the HD-Upgrade you may as well stick with our UK DVD Release.