Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NIS Announces Their Re-Release of Cardcaptor Sakura on BLURAY & DVD!

NISA has announced that they will re-release all 70 episodes of the original Cardcaptor Sakura TV series! The series will be available for the first time in North America on BLURAY as a 9 disk Premium edition boxed set (all 70 episodes) or on DVD in 3 Standard edition sets containing 4 DVD's each.

Cardcaptor Sakura Complete Collection BLURAY Set (Eps #1-70) (Premium Edition) 
Cardcaptor Sakura Collection #1 DVD (Eps #1-23) (Standard Edition) 
Cardcaptor Sakura Collection #2 DVD (Eps #24-46) (Standard Edition)
Cardcaptor Sakura Collection #3 DVD (Eps #47-70) (Standard Edition)

The Premium Edition BLURAY set includes all 70 CCS episodes on 9 metallic gloss BluRay disks plus a hardcover art book (full color, approx. 76 pages) with Tomoyo's diary of Sakura's adventure and full color character illustrations. Extra content for both the BD and DVD versions includes English voice overs + Clean openings & endings. Aspect ratio for both the BD and DVD sets will be the original 4:3 (pillarboxed 16:9). Spoken language will be the original uncut Japanese language track with English subtitles + a bonus English language track (monaural).

Both the BluRay Premium set and the DVD Standard sets will street on August 5th.

MSRP for the Premium BD set will be $249.99, and $59.99 each for the DVD sets, and you can take advantage of RACS's special pre-order pricing for these sets here.

Synopsis: Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Toya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. Or she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father’s study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life. After a harrowing journey to collect the cards and prove her worth as their master, Sakura finds herself in a whole new world of trouble as mysterious events begin to threaten the small town of Tomoeda. To make matters worse, Yukito seems to be having some unexplained troubles of his own. With no cards left on the loose, Sakura must form a special bond with her cards to quell each new disturbance, and discover what could possibly be causing them before the lives of Tomoeda’s residents are damaged beyond repair!


MARl0 said...

So wait, this actually has a full english dub? But only monaural? I remember the original DVD release being subtitled only. Is this from that old "Cardcaptors" dub? I thought that that was incomplete though, and extremely edited from the Japanese version.

Can you clear up exactly what this entails?

Robert said...

Man I told the guys at NISA that EVERYONE would be asking about that. The only thing I can tell you right now is that it is NOT the old edited Geneon dub, and that since the uncut dub they are incorporating into the set is low quality Mono NISA's official company line is that the sets are Subtitled Only, but with a bonus English dub track of dubious quality. It's probably the old AniMax (I think they did it) overseas dub, but I'm sure NISA will clear that up soon.

NISA considers this a sub only release and that mono dub track as just bonus material.

MARl0 said...

Arn't they the ones that did the dub for Karin back in the day? I remember it not being great, but it not really bothering me either.

I think NISA's site also said something about not being able to turn off the subtitles? Would that mean that even if you did watch it with the dub, that you'd still have subtitles forced on screen? This has to be one of the most confusing anime release announcements I've ever seen.

At this point, I would have to see a sample video of how it plays, and the dub quality before I could ever commit to buying it. Wouldn't need to be much, just a minute or two clip to get the gist of it.

Robert said...

NISA says will have some official word on the dub and subtitle questions in a day or two.

Unknown said...

Whats the opening theme? Is it the english version of 'Catch you catch me'? or is it the American release opening theme? :/