Aniplex of America Announces SWORD ART ONLINE Blu-ray Box Set Product Details
Mega-Hit Anime Series Slated to Receive Box Set Release for the First Time
Source: Aniplex of America press release
Official Site: swordart-online.net (Japan), swordart-onlineusa.com (US)
Special Thanks to Alex Crum
Aniplex of America announced today their product details and release plans for the SWORD ART ONLINE (ソードアート・オンライン, Soodo Aato Onrain) Blu-ray Box Set. This set will include all 25 episodes from the first season in addition to SWORD ART ONLINE Extra Edition and various bonus contents. Previously teased at the North American premiere of SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE – (劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-, Gekijooban Soodo Aato Onrain -Oodinaru Sukeeru-) on March 1, this will be the first time a complete season SWORD ART ONLINE box set has seen a domestic release since its original broadcast in 2012. This product is scheduled for release on June 27 of this year. Pre-orders have begun on Right Stuf Anime.
About SWORD ART ONLINE
In the year 2022, a next-generation technology known as “NerveGear” has been developed, making Full Dives into a virtual dimension possible. The world’s first true VRMMORPG utilizing NerveGear known as “Sword Art Online (SAO)” has generated worldwide buzz, and on its official launch day, one player, Kirito, immerses himself in its virtual world.
But Akihiko Kayaba, the developer of SAO, proclaims the following to all players: “This game is inescapable unless all levels are cleared. And in this world, ‘Game Over’means death in the real world.”
Sword Art Online Blu-ray Box Set (TV Series 1 & Extra Edition)
Street Date: June 27, 2017
SKU #: AOA-2931
• Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
• Subtitles: English & Spanish
• Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
• Episodes: #1-25 and Extra Edition
• Number of Discs: 9 Blu-ray Discs
• Total Run Time: Approx. 692 min.
• Rating: 13UP
• Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese Cast
• Textless Opening & Ending (Aincrad Arc)
• Textless Opening & Ending (Fairy Dance Arc)
• Special Short Animation “Sword Art OFFLINE”
• Original Web Previews
• SAO English Trailer
• SAO II Teaser Trailer
* Bonus contents include English subtitles
Bonus Materials & Package
• Rigid Box with New Design by Shingo Adachi (Character Design)
• Mini-pinup poster
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) – a Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including the SWORD ART ONLINE series, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, KILL LA KILL, BAKEMONOGATARI, FATE/ZERO, UELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, BLUE EXORCIST, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS] and DURARARA!!×2. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles such as ERASED, THE ASTERISK WAR, OWARIMONOGATARI, CHARLOTTE, CLASSROOM CRISIS, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER and HAIFURI (High School Fleet).