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Bandai Visual Sets ‘Shigofumi’ Japanese Blu-ray Anime Box Set Release

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Bandai Visual Japan has lined up another show from a few years ago for a Blu-ray release with Shigofumi – Letters From The Departed. Originally broadcast back in 2008, the twelve episode series and OVA are getting the single box treatment that will land on March 26th, 2014. The set is priced at 20790yen list and will be coming with some extras, new and old. The box gets a new eight page booklet and the original picture dramas are included as well. The release will have a new audio commentary by the staff and cast as well.

The series has seen North American release back in 2010 from Sentai Filmworks who produced a subtitled-only DVD release of the complete show.

Plot concept: Are some secrets best kept with the dead? For most Shigofumi Mail Carriers, charged with delivering messages from the recently departed to those left behind, the question is purely rhetorical, as most Carriers are dead themselves and past the point of caring about the still breathing. The solemn girl known as Fumika, however, is all too aware of the mortal perspective, for she is still aging: an indicator that she is somehow, mysteriously, still alive.

Yet neither Fumika’s own personal tragedy nor the knowledge that her mail may be a mixed blessing at best will stay her grim determination to make her morbid rounds. Though the postal scales of fate may be eternally shifted, Fumika will make sure each posthumous posting from the ultimate dead letter office reaches its intended target, even when there’s deadly postage due!

[Source: Shigofumi – Letters from the Departed BD-Box]

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