Thursday, December 31, 2009

Japanese Astro Boy Movie Premium DVD

Set for release in Japan on April 2, 2010 (just in time for Astro's birthday), this limited edition on the Atom movie on DVD includes an amazing amount of extra content that is likely to make international fans quite jealous! It's got a poster, artbook, CD-Rom, memory card, and more! Take a look.

CDJapan lists the special features and included bonus items here.

Premium Box set includes bonus disc with character design & art, virtual tour "Welcome to Metro City" with Freddie Highmore, voice cast interview, unreleased scene, "Let's be ATOM!," image gallery, and anecdote about remaking characters plus microSD features the film, motion manga "Atomu Tanjo" originally written by Osamu Tezuka, over 80-page setting guide, ATOM design drawing, bookmark, CD-ROM with storyboard, and silk screen postcard.
There is only one word that truly describes my feelings towards this release: WANT!

This Japanese DVD contains both the English and Japanese language audio tracks, but does not contain subtitles. Of course, this is a Region 2 DVD, so it does not play on North American DVD players, although there are ways around that. It's a limited edition and it's not likely to be around for long, so order now if you're interested! Information on the Japanese Standard DVD and Blu-Ray is also available.


Robert Ring said...

Nice find, Ninjatron! I want this, and I didn't even care for the movie!

Ninjatron said...

We can hope for something similar for the R1 release of the movie! I'll have more info on that later.


felix ip said...

Thanks Ninjatron find those information in detail. Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

OH, I hope the American version will have such cool stuff! I can't wait.

And I LOVED the movie!!!!

F-Man said...

No premium box on so I don't think there's any planned. Can't wait to see the box art though, although I already what it's gonna look like. Sigh....

By the way, I've read on from someone usually reliable that at the very least the Japanese Blu-ray Disc (same region as we've got here) has English subtitles. I don't think I'll be buying it just for a secondary language anyway, but people who can't conceive their Atom speaking in English, knock yourselves out.