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Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Blu-ray/DVD November Releases Includes English Subtitles!


Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Blu-ray/DVD November Releases Includes English Subtitles!

Makoto Shinkai just announced via Twitter that the Blu-ray and DVD release of his latest movie, "Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo" will be available in Japan on November 25th and the good news is both versions will include English subtitles!

As with previous releases, a small booklet is included and bonus disc features will include...

  • Trailers.
  • Documentary
  • Cast and Director Interview

An alternative commentary track will be exclusive to the Blu-ray edition while the slightly more expensive Blu-Ray Collector's Box  costing 8715 Yen (US$115) will also include...

  • Film strip
  • Story boarding in colour
  • A special preview of the Manga, chapter one
  • "Hello, Goodbye & Hello" Theme Song PV

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That's very good news indeed. Looks like my Amazon Japan account will get a nice dusting-off this year!

As far as the English-speaking market is concerned, waiting for Shinkai's films to get the high-def treatment they deserve almost seems like an exercise in futility; good on them to add subtitles from the start and spare us from an agonising (possibly endless) wait.

I sure hope that substantial discount on the limited-edition set holds for a while, though I'll probably put in a pre-order soon to lock in the price.




There's also going to be a version of 5CM that has 11 different subtitles among other things that will be released on November 18. It's 5051 Yen on Amazon's Japanese site.



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Nice! Thanks for the tip!




Awesome! Will get this, I hope, I'll have to see If my BR player is region free or not. Cheers for the hears up Xcomp!