Unboxing: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVA Collection (Artbox Blu-ray Edition) [AUS]


When it comes to anime releases our friends over the pond in the Australia seem to know what they are doing; for starters not only do they author majority of our UK releases (with the exception of Hanabee Releases) but they also release some rather quality products when it comes to Limited Edition bundles and artboxes. Case and point this release of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVA Collection (Artbox Blu-ray Edition) which i’ll be unboxing today.

When this product was released in the UK we received the collection as a DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack with a thin carded sleeve wrapped around the amaray case (for the first print-run only); however in Australia this was released as a standard or an Artbox version – with the artbox itself having space for the ‘entire’ five-part instalment and the Scared Star of Milos movie; now thats how you create a limited edition product.


The reason behind this is the same reason that a ‘complete series set’ of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was never released in the UK; Aniplex wouldn’t allow it. So buy purchasing the OVA set on either DVD or Blu-ray you could receive an artbox, which has some stylish artwork all-the-way-around, that would fit the entire collection. Of course years later two half-season-sets were released but you have to give credit where its due; Madman Entertainment throught ahead and create a perfect product for fans – unlike our undecisive Manga Entertainment.

In terms of the Blu-ray product then its pretty much ‘exactly’ the same as our UK release, with the only exception being the artwork sleeve which has a strange reflective-vibe going off; put simply if you owned the individual volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (either DVD or Blu-ray) then purchasing the artbox bundle is worth considering; otherwise its just one massive block taking up valuable space on your shelf (as it is big).

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for 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 Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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