With the new TV adaptation of Ajin wrapping in Japan and getting ready for its debut on Netflix elsewhere as well as a second season on the horizon, new details have surfaced for the home video release from King Records. They’ve now brought out a look at the fourth of the series, which we’re getting to a bit late as it arrived at retailers last week. The show is getting a six-volume release that began on March 16th, 2016 on both DVD and Blu-ray. The first five limited edition DVDs are priced at 5,800 yen each while the sixth is 7,700 yen. The regular edition Blu-ray’s are priced at 4,800 yen and 6,800 yen for the sixth volume while the limited editions are priced at 6,800 yen for the first five and 8,800 yen for the sixth. Each disc will have two episodes while the final will have three.
The series was previously picked up by Netflix, who at the time stated, “This deal marks a milestone in how Anime is distributed on a global scale giving quicker and more efficient access to great Anime titles to Netflix members and fans around the world at the same time. AJIN: Demi-Human is the latest Anime title from Polygon Pictures to premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Japanese broadcast with Knights of Sidonia premiering last summer to strong fanfare.”
The manga has been doing well in Japan since it launched in 2012 and it’s gotten some solid acclaim here since Vertical began publishing it.
Plot concept: Based on the manga by Gamon Sakurai, AJIN: Demi-Human, published by KODANSHA Ltd., is about a young high-school student who is hit by a truck and dies only to discover that he is, in fact, demi-human, an “Ajin.” What he finds are dozens of others who are also Ajins; all of whom are being hunted and trying to survive.
|1||03/16/16||Audio commentary, Bonus Footage, Booklet|
|2||04/13/16||Audio commentary, Bonus Footage, Booklet, Roundtable CD|
|3||05/18/16||Audio commentary, Bonus Footage, Booklet. Drama CD|
|4||06/15/16||Audio commentary, Bonus Footage, Booklet|
|5||07/13/16||Audio commentary, Bonus Footage, Booklet|
|6||08/10/16||Audio commentary, Bonus Footage, Booklet, full series box|