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Fifth Japanese ‘Heavy Object’ Anime DVD/BD Cover Art Arrives

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Heavy ObjectWarner Bros. Japan is handling the home video distribution for the Heavy Object anime series and previously revealed their plans for the property. With the fifth volume due out in just under a month or so now, they’ve now brought out a look at the packaging style as a whole and a close-up look at what’s included with the release that’s set to arrive on April 27th, 2016. The twenty-four episode series is getting an eight volume release where the Blu-ray’s are priced at 8,000 yen each and the DVDs are priced at 7,000 yen each with all editions being listed as limited editions. The series began its release on December 23rd, 2015.

Heavy Object is directed by Takashi Watanabe with Chikara Sakura serving as the assistant director and Hiroyuki Yoshino handling the series composition. Character designs are being done by Atsuko Watanabe with animation produced at JC Staff.

The original work began in 2009 and has had nine volumes published so far and the release of the most recent volume this past April. A brief manga run was done back in 2009 that ran for two years and then a second manga adaptation kicked off in 2011 that also ran for two years. Unsurprisingly, a new manga adaptation is in the works.

The series will star Natsuki Hanae as Quenser, Kaito Ishikawa as Heivia, Shizuka Itou as Major Floretia Capistrano and Eri Suzuki as Milinda.

Plot concept: Quenser came to the Alaskan military base to study Objects, the new weapons that have completely revolutionized war as we know it—battles are fought by soldiers controlling Objects far away from harm; however, when he starts to get close to Object pilot Milinda, will he discover the grim truth behind Heavy Objects?

Volume Date Extras
1 12/23/15 12 page booklet, clean opening, clean closing, audio commentary
2 01/27/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary, Character CD 1
3 02/24/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary
4 03/23/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary
5 04/27/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary
6 05/25/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary
7 06/22/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary
8 07/27/16 12 page booklet, audio commentary
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 5 Packaging
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 5 Packaging
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 5 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 5 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 4 Packaging
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 4 Packaging
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 4 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 4 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 3 Packaging (click for larger)
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 3 Packaging (click for larger)
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 3 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 3 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 2 Packaging (click for larger)
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 2 Packaging (click for larger)
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 2 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 2 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 1 Packaging (click for larger)
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 1 Packaging (click for larger)
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Heavy Object Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Heavy Object]