Unboxing: Kill La Kill – Box 3 (Collectors Edition Blu-ray with Artbox) [UK]
04/01/2016 Leave a comment
With Anime Limited recently announcing that the Collectors Edition of Kill La Kill – Box 3, which includes the artbox to hold all three boxes in, has been discontinued i thought now would be the perfect time to unboxing our copy and show you what you had missed out on.
From the offset the Kill la Kill – Box 3 packaging is more basic than others; mainly because its a big black box with hardly any markings on it; but upon opening the artbox you will notice that the contents are pretty much the same as part volumes, with the exception of different artwork. Of course the biggest things you will notice are 1) pieces of cardboard have been used to padd out the artbox – which seems unprofessional and 2) theres no slip-cover for the individual box 3 releases which means continunity with the others have been lost.
Theres more differences to be had as well; as upon taking out Box 3 of Kill La Kill you will notice that the spine of the box hasn’t been sized correctly and as a result you see parts of the front cover curve round onto the spine. It’s an issue which has plagued a majority of anime limited’s releases and it continues here; although truth be told this may have been done to fix issues some experienced with the packaging whereby the inserts could not been removed. Other differences you will notice is that its half the width of the rest of the colleciton; the reasoning being is because only one Blu-ray discs is included – which is the final volume of the franchise – alongside another collectors artbook piece.
As good as the overall presentation is the artbox just doesn’t seem as well built as expected. The BEEZ Entertainment artbox for Gundam 00 had a lid that fit comfortabely on top but with this Kill La Kill artbox the lid easily slips on and off – which means damage can occur if not stored correctly; a common theme which once again occurs with the small chipboard box with box 3 itself.
Anime Limited’s Collectors Edition releases of Kill La Kill tend to focus more on appearence; as while they are amazing to look out they can be increasinly frustrating to remove from the carded sleeves without damaging them – which is slightly annoying as the whole point of these products is to ‘watch’ the disc content; But obviously thats just my own complaint.
Kill La Kill – Box 3 is available as a Collectors Edition DVD and Collectors Edition Blu-ray; however this particular release is now out of print and whatever stock remaining in stores is all thats left (unless you find it pre-owned).