Maybe as the convention season starts to heart up, we might hear something about a North American license for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama's sci-fi revival 009: Re Cyborg, but in the meantime, the anime movie is scheduled to be released with English subtitles in Japan on May 22nd.
The Japanese Blu-ray of the anime movie, updating Shotaro Ishiminomori's classic fujitive robot sci-fi thriller Cyborg 009, is scheduled for May 22nd, with the deluxe edition going for 10290yen.
The package includes making of (interview of Kenji Kamiyama, composer Kenji Kawai etc.), press conference, CM, TV spot and much more. It also comes with 3 booklets ("setting off" 56 pages, making of "009 RE:Animation" 112 pages, second making of "009 Re:creation" 35 pages.)
A DVD goes for 5,040 yen.
An English dub is also in the works for the movie's UK release.
Anime Limited's UK plans include a theatrical release in Q2 2013, then DVD and Blu-Ray in Q4 2013.
- We will be dubbing before home video but theatrical will be sub only.
- For 009 RE:CYBORG, we will be working with friends at NYAV Post to create the dub. We'll look at UK options as an option when the circumstances arise though.