Sentai Filmworks has announced a configuration change for the September 18th Blu-ray release of the first collection of Persona 4 The Animation. Due to a request by the Japanese licensor, the release will feature the English language dub of the anime but not the original Japanese language audio.
The price of the revised Persona 4 The Animation Blu-Ray Collection 1 has been reduced to $59.98 from the $69.98 price point. Meanwhile, the DVD collection will still feature both English and Japanese audio, as well as the Japanese episode commentaries. Pricing for the DVD release is unchanged.
Highlighting the evident reverse importing fears behind the move, the anime distributor's announcement included the note that Sentai Filmworks' release of Persona 4 The Animation is licensed for sale and use in the USA and Canada only. Export is prohibited.