"Cowboy Bebop" Gets New Blu-Ray Release in Japan

New release to feature new novel penned by show's writer

Known for being one of the most popular anime series of the past 15 years in the West next to Evangelion and one known for being unpopular in Japan at the time of its release in 1999, Cowboy Bebop is set to get the deluxe BD-Box treatment this December, as Sunrise and Bandai Visual have prepared an epic limited edition boxset for the series with the following specifications:

 

Cowboy Bebop BD Box


Specs: 4:3 1080i/DTS-HD MA 5.1, LPCM (surround). Special features DVD includes some English audio (this is indicated specifically for the special features only)

Amazon Japan Exclusive edition includes: exclusive illustration (Toshihiro Kawamoto) box, cloth poster, illustration cards (10), "future blues" DVD (same as 2001 one)

LE: 
- 32p booklet
- OP/ED finalized storyboard 
- Cover art illustrations postcards
- Film strip
- Newly written novel (by Keiko Nobumoto - series composition.  How Spike and Jet met)
- DVD: Extra Session (same as the one released back in 2005)

- Non-super ED
- PV, CM collection
- Full-sized music video - from session #0
- Club remix ver. music video (UK ver)
- Shinichiro Watanabe direction clip (scheduled)
- Ein's summer vacation (picture drama - scheduled)

- Audio commentary (same as 5.1 DVD-BOX) ep1, 17, 24
- as well as newly recorded audio commentary

- Art box illustration by Toshihiro Kawamoto 


The price for all of this? $468 USD give or take a few dollars due to exchange rate fluctuations.


Now, keep in mind that this set doesn't include English subs or even the beloved English dub for the episodes themselves, so this one might be a pass for many of you. With that said, how many of you would like to see a US/UK release of Cowboy Bebop on Blu-Ray in the future?

 

via Fandom Post and Hachima kikou


Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of AnimeNews.bizPhoneNews.com and an occasional columnist for Ani.me. He can also be found musing on his favorite 2D girls at @AnimeNewsdotbiz. 

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