Aniplex of America has announced its plans to distribute the imported version of both the standard and limited edition Japanese Blu-ray releases of the film The Anthem of the Heart: Beautiful Word Beautiful World. Both editions will be released simultaneously with the Japanese release on March 30, 2016. Pre-orders are now open at www.AnthemoftheHeart.com. Limited quantities will be available.
Both editions will feature the film with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles and with audio commentary by the main creative team. The commentary is not subtitled. The limited edition set will also include a bonus disc and an audio CD. The bonus disc will include: “Special Programming before Theatrical Release”, “Opening Day Greeting” and promotional videos and commercials. The audio CD will contain the soundtrack, songs from the musical segment and a special voice drama sequence. A deluxe booklet and a mini-sized version of the 52-page theatrical pamphlet will also be included in the limited edition set.
The standard edition has a suggested retail price of $69.98 USD, but is currently available for $54.98 USD. The limited edition set has a suggested retail price of $104.98 USD, but is currently available for $84.98 USD.