VIZ Media has just announced the debut of Death Note: The Complete Anime Series available on Blu-ray. You folks might not know this about me, but I love me some anime and not just the mecha fighting kind either. I love the mystical crime drama mysteries as well, like Durrarara!, Psycho Pass, Ghost in the Shell and one of my favorites, Death Note. (I actually own the entire “Black Collection”)
For those of you who are not familiar, Death Note the anime is based on the groundbreaking Death Note manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata (and published by VIZ Media; rated ‘T’ for Teens). The story is an edgy supernatural crime thriller about Light Yagami, a genius high school student who’s life changes forever when a bored Shinigami, (a god of death), named Ryuk drops a black notebook called a Death Note. When Light finds it, he receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil – namely the people he believes to be evil. Should anyone own such power? The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze and pit him against the only one smart enough to oppose him, L an eccentric genius and international private detective.
VIZ Media’s Death Note Blu-ray home media releases will be available as a Standard Edition and also as an “Omega” Limited Edition, a definitive collection containing the complete 37-episode series along with 2 Death Note anime feature films.The Standard Edition and Omega Limited Edition each contain three hours of additional bonus content including interviews with the Death Note manga creators and behind-the-scenes footage of the English and Japanese voice cast.
DEATH NOTE: THE OMEGA EDITION BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION ·
Rated TV-14 · MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN
DEATH NOTE, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s suspenseful tale of power, corruption and morality, returns for the first time on Blu-ray! This limited edition 6-disc collector’s set includes the complete 37-episode series with five language options along with two feature films (available in three languages) and hours of additional extras! This definitive set also comes with a 64-page booklet, which features the original manga pilot story that inspired the series packaged inside an exclusive chipboard box. Three hours of additional extra content includes interviews with the Japanese creators, behind-the-scenes footage of the English and Japanese voice cast, production art, audio commentary and much more!
DEATH NOTE BLU-RAY STANDARD EDITION ·
Rated TV-14 · MSRP: $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN
Standard Edition release features the complete series on 5 discs, with episodes presented in crisp 1080p resolution with 16:9 video aspect ratio. Episodes are available in 5 languages (Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French 2.0 audio and subtitle selections). Also catch three hours of bonus content, including interviews with the Japanese creators, behind-the-scenes footage with the English and Japanese voice casts, production art, audio commentary and much more!
For additional information on Death Note or other anime and manga titles distributed by VIZ Media, (such as NARUTO, BLEACH AND ONE-PIECE) please visit www.VIZ.com.
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