It was pretty surprising last year when Nozomi Entertainment revealed that their license for Maria Watches Over Us was ending after bringing it out since 2012. While the show is moving to new distribution in North America, NBC Universal Japan is still handling it in Japan. Not that they’ve done much with it for the past five years as 2014 was when we last saw a Blu-ray box set release, for around 45,000 yen, that had the four seasons.
Now, they’re bringing out the seasons once again but this time as four separate seasons that are each priced at about 10,000 yen. They’re scheduled to land at the same time on October 30th, 2019 and by all appearances, they look to have the same extras as the original releases as well, which includes audio commentaries, clean opening and closings, and other familiar pieces. This will at least bring it back into print and a bit more accessible for those looking for the series.
Plot Concept: At Lillian Girls’ Academy, a renowned all-girls Catholic school, pairs of girls become soeurs, or “sisters”, in order to support and guide each other during their time at school. The shy Yumi Fukuzawa thought she was far too ordinary to attract a soeur as popular and beautiful as Sachiko Ogasawara, but for some reason, Sachiko has set her sights on Yumi — but why does she want to become Yumi’s soeur, anyway, and just what will become Sachiko’s soeur entail?
[Source: Maria Watches Over Us]