Cowboy Bebop Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Release Delayed

Those who pre-ordered Anime Limited’s Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray release of Cowboy Bebop from the Anime Limited Store have received some disappointing news that the release has been delayed due to a delay in receiving the final product from the manufacturer.

According to a report by Anime UK News those who pre-ordered the ’20th Anniversary Celebration’ of Cowboy Bebop received an e-mailing explaining that poor weather conditions in Eastern Europe have resulted in the final product arriving later than originally expected at the warehouse. As such the item will not be shipped until (at the earliest) between Christmas and New Year; but an expected shipping date has not been confirmed.

The full e-mail can be found below:

“Originally our intention was to be able to have this product shipped to you during the week commencing 17th December, in time for Christmas delivery. However I regret to inform you we have just received news that this will now not be possible.

To give you an overview as to what has occurred, to create this unique product it involved select elements being manufactured outside of the United Kingdom. All units of the product that have been produced are currently in transit to the UK – so there’s not an issue regarding the manufacturing of the product itself. However due to extreme adverse weather conditions in eastern Europe, the delivery time has been greatly impacted and as a result we have now been informed the physical product itself will not be arriving in the UK until just after Christmas.

By the time stock arrives at our warehouse, at the absolute earliest the product is now expected to ship between the Christmas and New Year time period. Obviously we’ll update as we hear any more definitive information.
(We will note that this is impacting all orders placed at Zavvi.com as well – we assume they will be contacting their own customers accordingly about this.)

On behalf of everyone at AllTheAnime / Anime Ltd, we like to offer our sincerest apologies for this. We have been working our hardest to see if there was any way to get around this and have delivery in time for Christmas, but unfortunately this proved impossible. This is why we wanted to let you know as soon as possible today about the delay, as we know it’s a possibility this product may been intended as a gift for the holidays.”

In short; those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of Cowboy Bebop, which contains the Complete TV Series and Feature-Length-Film on Blu-Ray alongside the Soundtrack CD Collection and Hardback Artbook presented in a Vinyl Case, will now receive the set after Christmas and potentially sometime in the new year. This delay affects all pre-orders and it is expected that Anime Limited will provide an update once the arrival of stock becomes clear.

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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.

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