Bandai Brings 'Yukikaze' to Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke

Bandai Visual has announced the high-def debut of the sci-fi anime series, 'Yukikaze,' which will hit Blu-ray this April in a deluxe box set.

Called the 'Top Gun' of anime, the five-part 'Yukikaze' will make its US high-debut as a three-disc Blu-ray box set this April 15.

Tech specs include the entire series spread across two BD-50 dual-layer discs, presented in 1080i/AVC MPEG-4 video (at the original aspect ratio of 1.37:1), along with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround and subtitle options in both the original Japanese and English.

Bonus content contained on the third BD-25 single-layer disc will include the 28-minute featurette "Aircrafts in Yukikaze: From Pilot's Eyes," a 6-minute short film inspired by 'Yukikaze' (both features in 1080i HD). The set will also include a 20-page SAF Fight Manual in full color, and what's being billed as an "exclusively designed box" (no pics were available at press time).

Bandai has set a suggested $79.98 list price for the Blu-ray.

You'll find disc details for 'Yukikaze' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 15.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Bandai Visual's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Yukikaze' Blu-ray release.

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Yukikaze (Blu-ray)
Tags: Bandai Visual, High-Def Anime, Disc Announcements (all tags)