With a lot of releases that have been available only on DVD for so long, Nozomi Entertainment excited a lot of fans during Anime Expo 2018 in revealing that the Gravitation series would be making the leap. The distributor revealed during their Anime Central panel this weekend that they’ll be bringing out a complete collection on September 3rd, 2019 where it’ll include both the thirteen-episode TV series as well as the two-episode OVA. That’s now been followed up with a great looking trailer from the HD side that shows off some fantastic colors compared to our memory of how the old DVD releases looked.
The set is priced at $39.99 listed at 385 minutes with extras that include: TV Series Clean Opening and Closing, OVA Gravitation Sneak Previews 1 & 2, OVA Clean Opening, OVA Clean Episode 1 Ending.
Nozomi sent a notice to ANN regarding the potential quality issues and lack of Japanese Blu-ray release stating, “We’re really excited to be bringing this upscale to the fans because there is no HD source for this and no Blu-ray in Japan! And actually, there were issues with this as the only existing masters for Gravitation (even what was used for the Japanese DVD release) have some problems. There was a lot of dot-crawl and rainbow artifacts introduced by some kind of composite signal conversion. This had specifically affected the OVAs and episodes 2-4 but was noticeable throughout the series. But our production team has gone through great lengths to clean up the video to make this something we’re proud to release. Realistically, it came down to a decision of fixing these issues and putting out a product we believe customers will love, or not doing a Blu-ray release for this title and moving on [to] the next title. Anyone that happens to own the original DVDs will definitely notice the differences.”
Plot concept: Love – the one force that simply won’t be denied! Walking through the park, aspiring rock star Shuichi’s latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. The stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has “zero talent”. Now, Shuichi’s so annoyed that he’s managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki! But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he fallen in love?