Anime Limited to Release Martian Successor Nadesico on Blu-ray

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Anime Limited have today announced that they will be releasing the 1996 anime sci-fi comedy Martian Successor Nadesico along with the 1998 feature-length-film Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness on Blu-ray  as a complete collection at some point in the near future.

As it stands Anime Limited plans to release Martian Successor Nadesico as a ‘complete’ Blu-ray collection whereby it will contain the 26-episode anime series, all of which has been remastered in 1080p in it’s original 4:3 aspect ratio, the feature length film The Prince of Darkness, which will be prested in 1080p and it’s original 16:9 widescreen ratio, as well as the Gekiganger 3 OVA which will be provided on DVD in it’s original ratio format. The TV Series and Movie will be presented in both English & Japanese (both in 5.1) while the Gekiganger 3 OVA will be released in Japanese with English subtitles only.

In terms of bonus features fans can expect to receive Clean Opening and Closing title sequences, Interviews with Actors and Staff, the featurette “Welcome to Belle Equipe”, a “Nadesico Sorekara” special, and a music video. This particular content was also included in the previous America DVD releases of the series.

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As always the first print run will be of the ‘Collectors Edition’ variety whereby a standard edition will be released several months later.

Martian Successor Nadesico was previously released on DVD in the UK by ADV Films, of which was released in individual volumes as well as a complete series set. Recently Nozomi Entertainment have re-released the series on both DVD and Blu-ray and we suspect, just like with some of the Mobile Suit Gundam Blu-ray releases, Anime Limited will be using disc assets provided by Nozomi Entertainment for this UK release of the series.

In any event its great to see Anime Limited continuing to re-publish older generations of anime on High Definition and Martian Successor Nadesico is a series i’m personally looking forward to watching again. Further details of this set will be revealed in the coming months; but for the time being the announcement trailer can be seen below while further details can be found on their blog.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay 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 or Xbox One.

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