The fall 2020 anime adaptation of the Akudama Drive property from Too Kyo Games and Studio Pierrot previously revealed its home video release plans. The twelve-episode series is being done as limited editions for both DVD and Blu-ray editions that began on December 25th, 2020. The DVDs are priced at 6,800 yen each while the Blu-ray releases are priced at 7,800 yen each.
With the singles wrapping up back in 2021, NBC Universal Japan has now scheduled a complete box set release. The show is set for a November 29th, 2023 release where it’ll be priced at 12,000 yen. It looks like this is a single-disc priced-down release going by the artwork and packaging released below.
The series is directed by Tomohiro Taguchi with Yoshifumi Sasahara as the assistant director. Norimitsu Kaiho is handling the scripts while Cindy H. Yamauchi is working on adapting Rui Komatsuzaki’s designs. Studio Pierrot is handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Tomoyo Kurosawa as Ordinary Person (Ippanjin), Yuichiro Umehara as Courier (Hakobiya), Shunsuke Takeuchi as Brawler (Kenkaya), Shun Horie as Hacker, Megumi Ogata as Doctor (Isha), Subaru Kimura as Hoodlum (Chinpira), Takahiro Sakurai as Cutthroat (Satsujinki), Akio Ohtsuka as Capital Punishment Division’s Instructor, Yumiri Hanamori as Capital Punishment Division’s Student, Yoshiko Sakakibara as Boss, and Maaya Uchida as Black Cat.
SPARK!!SOUND!!SHOW!! are handling the opening theme song with “Steal!!” while the four-member male vocal unit Urashimasakatasen are contributing the ending theme song “Ready.”
Plot Concept: Long ago the “Kantō” and “Kansei” countries had a war that divided the world. But at the end of the war, Kansei became a vassal to Kantō. However, Kansei’s government and police force declined, and crime became rampant. The criminals are called “Akudama.”
|Box Set||11/29/23||Booklet, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Audio Commentaries|
[Source: Akudama Drive]