Yes! The long awaited Byousoku 5cm [秒速5センチメートル] DVD’s release date is out! As seen in the picture above, it will be out on the 19th of July 2007.
There’s also 2 different versions you can grab, either the Normal or the Limited Edition.
Normal Edition (￥2,993) (Pre-order Price)
- 8 page Booklet
- Commentary by Mr Shinkai
Limited Edition (￥5,243) (Pre-order Price)
- 20 page Booklet
- Commentary by Mr Shinkai (Longer Ed)
- Bonus Storyboard
- One more time, One more chance MV
… and bascially a lot more stuff
^ Taken from official web <Link>
Mr Shinkai has also mentioned his personal view about Blu-Ray/HD-DVD release on his site, though they don’t have plans to release in those format yet due to it’s disc standard differences, encoding cost and market size.
However, he did mention
“Its visuals were made by elaborated and detailed HD-size arts. I personally think our staffs’ efforts will be rewarded truely when the arts were shown by Blue-ray/HD-DVD. So, I am anxious to release Blue-ray/HD-DVD if the situations allow it.”
Which shines some hope for our Blue-ray/HD-DVD users, though the majority is still on the DVD format. Let’s just hope the DVD sales are good enough for a Blue-ray/HD DVD release ^^
And you can pre-order your copy of Byousoku 5cm [秒速5センチメートル] over at amazon.jp.
Grab the Limited Edition! I believe it would be really worth it. Go forth, Makoto Shinkai fans! I need to go pre-order now!
Oh, and this is what I call QUALITY DVD PACKAGING.
Official web <Link>