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Kara no Kyoukai OverviewKara no Kyoukai Overview

Strife212Strife212Vor 7 JahrenReview
Kara no Kyoukai Blu-Ray Boxset
Type-Moon / Ufotable

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Today I took delivery of the Kara no Kyoukai Blu-Ray set, and it's lovely so I decided to write a little bit about it. I'm not going to review the actual anime here, as it's a little beyond beyond the scope of this article, but needless to say I think it's great.

For those who don't know about KnK, here is a short promotional video:




Now, on to the boxset! It came in this sturdy, fairly plain outer box, which shows standard information you'd expect on the back of a film case. Run time, name, price, specs. The footage on the disks is 1080p but it is an upscale (Apparently the source was not SD though, it was somewhere inbetween). The sound is uncompressed PCM, in stereo and 5.1. All disks have both Japanese and English subtitles.

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The outer box has a handle and opens in a manner somewhat resembling that of a suitcase. A layer of bubble wrap protects what is inside.

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Next, we have the boxset itself, protected by foam and two cardboard protectors. There is little chance of damage in transit here.

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Now we reach the good part; the box set itself. It's a faux-leather kind of effect, with engraved silver writing with a very high quality piece of artwork to finish it off. Click if you want to see any more detail.

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The boxset then opens up like a book, unfolding to reveal a book containing the Blu-Rays, and some more inscribed writing.

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Here is a closeup of the Book containing the 8 Blu-Ray disks of the set. The book is lined with blue velvet and carries the title
"the Garden of sinners / Blu-ray Discs".

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Opening the blue book we are faced with the eight disks. Each of the seven films is provided on it's own disk, with an eighth disk for extras. The disks each feature a lovely piece of Takeuchi art depicting a scene from the revelant film.

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Following is a close up of each disk:

1: 俯瞰風景 - Thanatos
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2: 殺人考察 - ...and nothing heart
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3: 痛覚残留 - ever cry, never life
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4: 伽藍の洞 - garan-no-dou
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5: 矛盾螺旋 - Paradox Paradigm
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6: 忘却録音 - Fairy Tale
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7: 殺人考察 - not nothing heart
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Underneath the book of disks is another book, identical in form but made of red velvet. It is the artbook, entitled
"the Garden of sinners / Visual Chronicle".

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I have taken some photos of some of the pages to illustrate the type of content in the book. It's brilliantly produced and features some lovely high quality artwork.

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That concludes my overview of the set. The set retailed for 50,000 yen and is now out of print, but it can be found online at the usual aftermarket sources (Mandarake, YAJ, ebay). I highly recommend it for Type-Moon or KnK fans. If you haven't seen the anime at all, give it a shot.

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...and now it goes for something between $500 and $1000. Oh how I hope they release another Collector's Edition sometime again.
Vor 5 Jahren
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Strife212I know for a fact it's region free, the US release was literally the same box set as this, just imported.

So both the japanese and us releases are region free? It's just weird that both amazon and mandarake pointed out that they were region 2.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Strife212 Original Blue
I know for a fact it's region free, the US release was literally the same box set as this, just imported.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Strife212:)

The extra disk contains a 30 minute new epilogue movie "Kara no Kyoukai", an hour long recap movie "Kara no Kyoukai Remix -Gate of seventh heaven-" and a tv program with some ufotable interviews.

There is one on Mandarake atm:
ekizo.mandarake...


Hm, Mandarake has it listed as a region 2, but aren't blu ray discs in another code? Will I not be able to play this on a us blu ray player?
Vor 7 Jahren
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Strife212 Original Blue
IlviasVery very very nice set :D
Unluckily I have missed it everywhere... I wonder what the Extra disk may contain...


:)

The extra disk contains a 30 minute new epilogue movie "Kara no Kyoukai", an hour long recap movie "Kara no Kyoukai Remix -Gate of seventh heaven-" and a tv program with some ufotable interviews.

There is one on Mandarake atm:
ekizo.mandarake...
Vor 7 Jahren
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Ilvias adorable little doll
Very very very nice set :D
Unluckily I have missed it everywhere... I wonder what the Extra disk may contain...
Vor 7 Jahren
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Strife212 Original Blue
I've watched 5 of the films so far with some friends. I forgot how awesome it actually is.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Morothat is a nice set and I like Kara no Kyoukai but sweet christ. 50k yen is WAY too much even with the extras.

I agree!
Vor 7 Jahren
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Strife212 Original Blue
GoldenSaberOverpriced IMO, plus i heard the Blu-Rays are just up-scales.
PD: Oh nvm, i skipped the intro so i didn't read that, with so little extras and all i don't think it's worth it.


Morothat is a nice set and I like Kara no Kyoukai but sweet christ. 50k yen is WAY too much even with the extras.

Well Japanese Blu-Ray releases are always costly, and you have to consider there are seven films here. The recommended price was 50k but I think it was sold for less at some places. In my opinion it isn't really possible for them to be presented much more nicely than they are, so it's worth it.

Kaichilove the art on the disks!

Yeah, they are really nice.

UnlimitedCodesvery nice review!

shingoukiNice collection *drool*

Thanks :)
Vor 7 Jahren
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Nice collection *drool*
Vor 7 Jahren
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