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Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name Movie to Get a 4K UHD Blu-Ray Collectors Edition Release

Haven’t done a news post for a very long time but this one should be of interest for fans of Makoto Shinkai’s works like myself.

We’ve known for a long time UK will be getting a dual format release of Kimi no Na wa in October since it’s been listed on Amazon UK for some time now but, now we have a release date for Japan’s version!

Judging by this blurry photo by @Chackn on Twitter Japan will be getting 3 versions including a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on July 26th. Early pre-orders will get a film strip bookmark.

The special “Collectors Edition” costing 12,000 Yen (£83) will include the 4K version (IMAX screenings used it) of the movie along with a regular 1K blu-ray disc.

I can only imagine all the extra details that will be in it when you consider how different the blu-ray release of 5cm was compared to the DVD release. Shame I don’t have a 4K player or screen to enjoy it for the time being =/

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Blue Reflection Review

Blue Reflection is Gust’s last title in the “Beautiful Girls Festival” series following after Atelier Sofie and Nights of Azure 2. Taking part in its production includes character designer Mel Kishida (Atelier series) and writer Keiichi Shigusawa (Kino’s Journey, Alison, Sword Art Online: Gungale Online). Should be something good right?

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Nier: Automata Review

Never did get into the Nier game on the PS3 but after playing the demo, I was quite excited about Nier:Automata. The post apocalyptic story is quite silly – aliens sent automatons to Earth and became a threat so big humans had to flee to the moon. Now they have come with a way to transfer their memories between androids to continue the ongoing struggle as the YoRHa resistance to win the planet back.

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Laputa: Castle in The Sky and Spirited Away Limited Edition Steelbook Case Review

Don’t know this was a good or bad thing but, saw limited edition steelbook copies of Spirited Away and Laputa on my Twitter timeline and thought I’d splurge out to get them both. Always wanted to own some of my favourite Ghibli movies on blu-ray.

I think the designer did a good job of the front covers on these Zavvi exclusives because they have a small illusion of popout 3D art but also capture the key parts of the movies.

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