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Blu-ray Box of Kara no Kyoukai released in North America Announced

by Wintersun93
Dec 14, 2010 3:40 AM | 65 Comments
According to Aniplex of America, a blu-ray box set of
Kara no Kyoukai was announced to be released in North America February 8, 2011.
The blu-ray box includes the entire movie set (7 movies) and the OVA Kara no Kyoukai: Epilogue

Picture of the box

Store Price: $398.98

Source: Aniplex of America

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-Genesis- said:
^Im not sure what dub you are talking about. To my knowledge, there is only Japanese audio for KnK.

My post referred to the german release of KnK. We only get it on DVD, but it includes a german dub and the soundtrack.

Dec 19, 2010 9:41 AM by NecoDelero

Why the hell didn't they think of adding the novels in the box? They should make Del Rey translate it already and release all of them with the box. It wouldn't make the price reasonable, but at least the box would have something good instead of only an artbook.

Dec 16, 2010 6:15 PM by Miya_F_Exia

^Im not sure what dub you are talking about. To my knowledge, there is only Japanese audio for KnK.

My guess for the absurdly high price for the North American release is probably because the distributors in Japan are worried about reverse importation of the DVD's. Since the release in NA is almost simultaneous to the Japanese release, if the price were that much cheaper in a America, people in Japan would just import the version that was released there since it is virtually the same. Also, Im assuming that KnK will probably not get dubbed in English any time soon since Aniplex is willing to do this American release in February.

Well, I can say that they nailed suckers like me. This time i think i may just "support the industry"

Dec 16, 2010 5:57 PM by -Genesis-

I can only laugh at those that think that this isn't expensive. For this price it should come with a replica of Shiki's knife and a completely new PVC figure of her, and not just one beautiful box and a book ¬¬

Dec 16, 2010 5:48 PM by Miya_F_Exia

Zhao_Yun said:
Asnanon said:
The box looks really nice, but why the fuck so damn expensive?
I mean oh my gosh...
In germany they are currently releasing the series one by one... hope our box, if we get one won't be as expensive as this one.

unfortunately only on DVD and not on Blu-Ray

True, but it
1. is a lot cheaper
2. includes a dub
3. includes the soundtrack, which isn't included by this box apparently.

I'm sure KnK looks phenomenal in HD, but for that price I'd rather stick with my DVDs (and hope a cheaper Blu-Ray box comes out one day :p )

Dec 16, 2010 4:37 PM by NecoDelero

Looks like I might have to take out a mortgage on my house if I want to buy this LoL! Too bad I already downloaded it so I'll pass on this one. =)

Dec 15, 2010 8:35 PM by jso

I'd buy it for a 100.

Dec 14, 2010 8:31 PM by Sucrose

And they complain to us that we don't support the industry?

Dec 14, 2010 8:23 PM by Wilio

we'll find it on torrent...

$390-- is just too stupid....

Dec 14, 2010 7:50 PM by Cashdax

So does anyone know what's in the box that's actually meant to be worth the inflated price?

Dec 14, 2010 6:57 PM by frlfjhkjgi8

brb, auctioning my future first-born child to pay for that ridiculous price >:U


Dec 14, 2010 6:47 PM by kinoco

Definitely purchasing Aniplex's R.O.D Blu-Ray box, but am skeptical of this...

Dec 14, 2010 6:01 PM by Ginkoart

Hmm... I was just downloading them all now... But Well... with $400 I would buy a PS3 and not that... Tho I wish I lived more close to USA (280km away...) and have much more money...

Dec 14, 2010 5:41 PM by MXMach

Good news... for those who live in North America.

Dec 14, 2010 5:25 PM by biakudryavka


Price is ridiculous, wouldn't even buy it if it was halved. Decent series so far though (I've only seen the first 4 movies but I plan to finish em all this break).

Dec 14, 2010 4:38 PM by FoolishBandit

Fapping already <3

Dec 14, 2010 3:49 PM by Detective

Saw the price, guessed that Aniplex was behind it and laughed when they were.

I would have paid normal prices (i.e. western price = $30) for each of the movies separately but a little under $60 bucks for each part? No freaking way.

Edit: Evidently $400 is the discounted price, the MSRP is $600. LOL.

Dec 14, 2010 3:30 PM by Whoomp

DirtyRoxanne said:
much for a mediocre anime series. It's like buying a Xbox 360 all over again

I smelll a troll, yessir i do.

Calling the awesomeness of Knk a "mediocre anime series" should be considered a symptom of mental illness.

Anyway as fo rnews....soooooo buying it....preferably three copies, so i can safeguard one in vacuum or something, unopened, gift the other and enjoy/use the third :3

Dec 14, 2010 3:18 PM by Fai

$400?! That's how much I had to spend on my last grocery shopping!

Dec 14, 2010 2:56 PM by TerrorH3ctor

They'd better give 'us' a lifetime supply of Häagen-Dazs for that price.

Dec 14, 2010 2:35 PM by Urufuzu_rein