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First ‘Akashic Records’ Japanese Anime DVD/BD Release Artwork Arrives

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Akashic Records VisualThe spring 2017 anime series Akashic Records is having its home video release plans handled by Kadokawa and they’ve set a familiar pattern. With the first volume out in just a couple of weeks we now have a look at the finalized packaging design for the opening volume that will carry through all of the releases. The twelve episode series is getting a six-volume release on DVD and Blu-ray priced at 6,000 yen and 7,000 yen respectively beginning on June 28th, 2017. They’re listed as limited editions with two discs with a bonus disc included with each. Check the full calendar of latest details below.

The series was directed by Minato Kazuto based on the series composition and scripts from Touko Machida. Satoshi Kimura served as the character designer and Makoto Iino as the chief animation director with it being animated at LIDENFILMS.

The Japanese cast includes Soma Saito as Glenn Radars, Akane Fujita as Sistine Fibel, Yume Miyamoto as Rumia Tingel, Ari Ozawa as Ryiel Rayford, Hiroki Takahashi as Albert Frazer and Eri Kitamura as Celica Arfonia.

Konomi Suzuki performed the opening theme song “Blow Out” while the ending theme song “Precious You” was performed by the three main actresses, Akane Fujita, Yume Miyamoto, and Ari Ozawa.

The series began in 2014 and comes from writer Tarou Hitsuji with illustration by Kurone Mishima. A manga adaptation also kicked off previously from AosaTsunemi that’s serialized in Shounen Ace. Five volumes have been produced so far.

Plot concept: Sistina attends a magical academy to hone her skills in the magical arts, hoping to solve the mystery of the enigmatic Sky Castle. After the retirement of her favorite teacher, the replacement, Glen, turns out to be a tardy, lazy, and seemingly incompetent bastard of an

Volume Date Extras
1 06/28/17 Original Novel, Booklet, Character Song CD, Promo, Commercial, Web Promos
2 07/26/17 Booklet, Character song CD, Postcard, Clean Opening, Web Promos
3 08/23/17 Booklet, Character Song CD, Postcard, Clean Ending, Web Promos
4 09/27/17 Booklet, Original Soundtrack, Postcard, Web Promos
5 10/25/17 Booklet, Character Song CD, Postcard, Web Promos
6 11/29/17 Booklet, Manga, Character Song Cd, Postcard, Web Promos
Akashic Records Japanese Volume 1 Packaging
Akashic Records Japanese Volume 1 Packaging
Akashic Records Japanese Volume 1 Wraparound
Akashic Records Japanese Volume 1 Wraparound
Akashic Records Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Akashic Records Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Akashic Records]

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