Japan has recently gotten a new announcement regarding a new SUPER blu-ray boxset for the anime of “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” titled 「涼宮ハルヒの大成」(Suzumiya Haruhi no Taisei) being released this December!
No news yet regarding the product details of the Super Blu-ray Box but from the image above, it is planned for release on December 18th, 2016. Source
I plan to update this post when more information is released about the product and its contents but for now it looks like I’m going to hold off on ordering Funimation’s Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Boxset version of the anime. Was originally going to pre-order a copy on RightStuf for Funimation’s release since it contained some new HD contents not available on the Japanese 2010 and 2014 BD boxset releases but the title of this latest Japanese release “Super Blu-ray Box” has me interested in what it will contain. It will probably be even better than Funimation’s Ultimate Collector’s Edition blu-ray box release :P. Stay Tuned!
Now more official product information has been announced.
CATALOG ID: KAXA-9826
PRICE: 29,160 yen
The super blu-ray boxset will contain the following:
- Season 1 – with new 5.1 audio mix
- Season 2
- Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Movie
- Haruhi-chan Net Shorts
- Chuyura-san Net Shorts
- Gekisou Live Concert
English subtitles will also be included on the boxset but it will most likely only be on the TV episodes and possibly for the movie and shorts as well.
I’m still waiting to see if there will be more extra content on this Super blu-ray boxset, but so far it’s a little underwhelming in terms of extras and not to mention the Gensou Symphony Concert is not included on this release. It’s about on par with Funimation’s UCE box release except that it contains the live concert and movie instead of the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan series, so still undecided on which one I would buy. Had the Gensou Symphony Concert been included then I would’ve definitely pre-ordered Japan’s super blu-ray boxset. 😐
UPDATE 2: 03/12/2016
Well well well, it looks like the Gensou Symphony Concert is included in the set after all! It’s on the Nagato disc 3 from the boxset. Guess I will look into importing this set sometime soon then. Funny how it was never mentioned in the official product listing description.