»BELLE« will be released as an Ultimate Edition exclusively at Anime Planet

»BELLE« will be released as an Ultimate Edition exclusively at Anime Planet

June 9, 2022

Starting today, anime fans can marvel at the new film BELLE by director Mamoru Hosoda in German cinemas for a short time. In keeping with this, KSM Anime today announced a special edition for the upcoming home video release of the sci-fi fantasy anime.

Already a month ago we reported about the first details about the home video release of BELLE . As KSM Anime has now revealed, in addition to the standard edition on DVD and Blu-ray and the limited Steelbook Edition on Blu-ray (exclusive to Amazon), there will also be a limited 4-disc Ultimate Edition on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Ultimate Edition, limited to 4,444 Blu-ray and 555 DVD, is available as a hinged, highly refined hardcover box and, in addition to the film, also contains numerous extras, such as around six hours of bonus material with various interviews, behind-the-scenes recordings and much more more. The Blu-ray version includes a 4K UHD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and even a Japanese soundtrack in Dolby Atmos 7.1.2. Other planned extras of the edition are:

  • six-sided digipack in lenticular o-ring
  • enclosed serialization certificate
  • Soundtrack CD
  • booklet to the film
  • Lyrics booklet
  • 5x 3D lenticular cards
  • 3x art cards
  • magnet poster
  • cinema poster

This special Ultimate Edition is expected to be released exclusively on Anime Planet 's online shop on July 21, 2022 and can already be pre-ordered there. Below this article you will find the cover design of the box.

BELLE will be available in around 300 participating cinemas in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland from June 9, 2022. A cinema list with all participating cinemas can be found on the Koch Films website , which was specially set up for the German cinema release.

Director Mamoru Hosoda, who also wrote the screenplay for BELLE , is known for films such as Ame & Yuki – The Wolf Children , The Girl Who Leapt Through Time or Summer Wars . BELLE was created at Studio Chizu, while Jin Kim was in charge of character design, which was animated by Hiroyuki Aoyama. The music was composed by Taisei Iwasaki.

Theme 4-Disc Ultimate Edition:

This is what BELLE is about:

17-year-old Suzu lives with her father in a rural town in Kochi Prefecture. When she was little, Suzu's mother died in an accident. She never got over this loss and for years she has only been a shadow of herself. One day she ends up in »U«, a virtual world in »Another Reality« with five billion users. There she is no longer Suzu but Belle, a world famous singer. In this virtual world, Belle encounters a mysterious dragon-like creature who is feared in »U«. Together they embark on a journey to find their true self.

Source : KSM Anime Pictures: スタジオ地図

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