Seems like a rather unfortunate timing from Aniplex and the following retailers to solicit the first BD volume of the 2nd season of Ore no Imouto (April 1st, you know April Fool’s), but nevertheless it is real and finally out with details on the packaging and bonuses that comes with the BD volumes.
Included in this post will also be a list of the store exclusive bonuses that will be running from various Japanese retailers.
First up is the packaging details for the 1st volume LE BD/DVD release of Oreimo 2 from its official website. There will be 8 volumes officially released starting from June and each month after that will contain the TV broadcast episodes of 1-13 plus episodes 14-16, which is likely to be an online broadcast.
Oreimo 2nd Season Volume 1 LE BD/DVD
Catalog ID: BD- ANZX-11001～11002 DVD- ANZB-11001～11002
Release Date: 19th June, 2013
RRP: BD- 7,350 yen DVD- 6,300 yen
Packaging Type: Digipak + Clear Case,
Bonus Physical Contents: Ending Theme CD for episodes 1 & 2 plus an audio drama, 8-page original booklet, 2 Pinups of the ending theme artworks, picture label disc
Bonus Video Content: Super Deformed Character Short Movie
According to ultimatemegax‘s tweet, stories from the light novels that are not covered in the anime will be made into audio dramas.
Onto the bonuses, there will be an early pre-order bonus clear poster included by the manufacturers for volume 1. This time, unlike how the 1st season BD volume releases only had Animate and Gamers making their own store exclusive artboxes, a default manufacturer’s artbox will also be made and included with the final volume for buyers who purchase all 8 LE BD/DVD volumes from any of the stores listed on their official site’s store exclusive bonuses list. This means that international customers are likely able to obtain the artbox if they purchase all 8 volumes from either HMV Japan or CDJapan since both are on the list and ship internationally, whereas all the other retailers on the list do not ship outside of Japan.
And now we get to the store exclusive bonuses :D. Please keep in mind that at the time of this post, some of the sites have yet to put up their listing for the product.
Store Exclusive Bonuses:
TSUTAYA – Special Oreimo & TSUTAYA shop collaboration portrait artwork bundled with volume 1
Gamers – Each volume will come with a bonus clearfile, a B2-size wallscroll will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
Animate – Each volume will come with a bonus bromide, volume 1 will include Animate’s online shop exclusive wallpaper and different early pre-order bonus bromide, a B2-size wallscroll will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
Toranoana – Each volume will come with a bonus clear bookmark, volumes 1-5 purchase will include a set of 5 book covers, a B2-size wallscroll will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
Sofmap – Each volume will come with a bonus bromide, a B2-size wallscroll will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
Neowing – A cloth poster will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
Animega/JBOOK – Volumes 1-4 purchase will give out a B2-size poster, likewise for volumes 5-8 another B2-size poster will be given out.
WonderGOO – Volume 1 includes a bonus bromide, a B2-size wallscroll will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
HMV Japan – A slip case will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
Chara-Ani – Volumes 1-4 purchase will include a telephone card, volumes 5-8 purchase will give out a jumbo cushion. Each volume will have a very short deadline for pre-orders to be received by in order to obtain these bonuses. Currently, volume 1 LE BD has a set deadline of April 1st-17th for buyers to put in their order before it will most likely be taken down.
7net Shopping – A muffler towel will be given out if all 8 LE BD volumes are purchased.
Vanda/Liondo – Volumes 1-4 purchase will include celebratory flag A, volumes 5-8 purchase will give out celebratory flag B.
Goodwill – A A2-size wallscroll will be given out if all 8 volumes are purchased.
CircleKSunkus – Volume 1 will include a microfibre towel.
Getchu – Volumes 1-4 purchase will include a telephone card type A, volumes 5-8 purchase will give out telephone card type B.
I’m really curious about Chara-Ani’s jumbo cushion and probably leaning towards purchasing all the LE BD volumes from them since it seems to have the most interesting and different store exclusive item. Normally I’d usually import from Animate but these list of store exclusives and how the manufacturer’s artbox is being given out is making me think hard on how to best obtain the store exclusives I want. I’m not really fussed on obtaining any of the wallscrolls since those usually pop up on Yahoo Japan Auctions like the ones for the Fate/ZERO BD boxes, but I do want Animate’s online shop exclusive PC wallpaper that seems to only be given out with volume 1 of the series.
It also doesn’t help that with the way Chara-Ani runs their store exclusive bonus campaigns, I only have just a little over 2 weeks from the time each volume is solicited to decide if I want to put in my pre-orders with them before they take down their listings, and they charge your credit card upfront like Gamers and Sofmap do as soon as you confirm your purchase. Of course I could just pre-order volumes 5-8 as they are solicited one by one from them without having to purchase the first four volumes (I don’t really care much about telephone cards), but then that means I miss out on getting the manufacturer’s artbox since you’d have to purchase all the volumes from one store in order to obtain it. If I purchase all the volumes from Animate, then I’d receive the artbox but it also means I would need to waste more money and purchase 2 copies each of volumes 5-8 to get the jumbo cushion just to have both bonuses.
At this point, the best likely scenario regarding my dilemma for getting the artbox, jumbo cushion and Animate’s online shop exclusive PC wallpaper would be to purchase two copies of volume 1, one from Animate and the other from Chara-Ani, and then get the rest of the volumes just from Chara-Ani only. Of course, as mentioned earlier, this would mean I’d have to pay for every volume in advance since Chara-Ani charges your credit card once you commit to the pre-order regardless if isn’t being released until a few months away. Just hope they accept foreign credit cards like Sofmap and Gamers. I’ve checked their FAQ regarding credit card payments and it doesn’t state that they don’t accept credit cards issued outside of Japan, which is a good sign, but I’ll never know until I go through with the pre-order. In the case of worse scenario, then I’d just likely use a deputy service to order from them.
For the importers who are interested in getting Oreimo 2nd season LE BD/DVDs, are there any store exclusive items here that peaks your interest?