Revolutionary Girl Utena UK Blu-ray Details Revealed with July 2020 Release Window & Special Pre-Order Offer

Distributor Anime Limited has revealed more information for their upcoming home video release of studio J.C.Staff and director Kunihiko Ikuhara’s anime adaptation of the classic shoujo manga series Revolutionary Girl Utena by author Chiho Saito. Fans will be pleased to hear that the UK release will have some very special offers which this article will go into detail below, and all of the series will be available this year.


How the Series Will Be Released + Release Dates

Revolutionary Girl Utena is a 36 episode series and will be released in three Blu-ray sets, i.e 12 episodes per part. Each set will first start off as a collector’s edition.

  • All three parts are currently scheduled for 13th July 2020.
  • Part 1 will have a shop exclusive version available with very limited units on offer.
  • Pre-orders will begin starting Friday 22nd May at 5:00pm BST.
  • Part 3 will also include the 1999 film Adolescence of Utena.
  • A very special bundle to purchase all three parts will also be available.

Collector’s Edition Parts 1-3

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Included in Revolutionary Girl Utena Part 1 collector’s edition are as follows:

  • Anime Limited Shop Exclusive Box to house all three CE parts – 300 units available
  • Rigid box to house Amaray case
  • 3 Blu-ray discs, covering episodes 1-12, also known as ‘The Student Council Saga’
  • 34x40cm Poster
  • 5 Artcards

Included in Revolutionary Girl Utena Part 2 collector’s edition are as follows:

  • Rigid box to house Amaray case
  • 3 Blu-ray discs, covering episodes 13-24, also known as ‘The Black Rose Saga’
  • 34x40cm Poster
  • 5 Artcards

Included in Revolutionary Girl Utena Part 3 collector’s edition are as follows:

  • Rigid box to house Amaray case
  • 4 Blu-ray discs, covering episodes 25-36, also known as ‘The Apocalypse Saga’, and the film ‘Adolescence of Utena’
  • 34x40cm Poster
  • 5 Artcards

The discs will be the same as the Nozomi Entertainment release, which includes the main Japanese language with English subtitles and the English dub, and will offer on-disc bonus features such as clean opening and closing songs, TV spots and many more.

The shop exclusive box included in Part 1 will house Parts 1-3 of the UK collector’s edition Blu-ray sets and will only have 300 units available exclusively through AllTheAnime Shop. The size will be very similar to the Code Geass Movie Trilogy box on the shelf. Suggested Retail Price for each part will be £59.99.


Pre-order Bundles

Starting Friday 22nd May 2020 at 5:00pm British Standard Time, there will be two bundles and a regular set available to pre-order.

The first bundle, priced at £114.99 and will have 80 units available, will include Parts 1-3 collector’s edition releases including the shop exclusive box from Part 1, and also replica rings called the Rose Seal and Black Rose Seal, plus a 20th Anniversary 250+ page artbook. These two are basically very similar, if not identical, to the contents included in the Nozomi Entertainment Ultra Edition release which is out of print in North America.

The second bundle, priced at £99.99 and will have 100 units available, will include Parts 1-3 collector’s edition releases including the shop exclusive box from Part 1.

The third option is an early bird offer priced at £39.99 that will focus only on Part 1 collector’s edition with the shop exclusive box.


Info About the Series + Legal Streaming

As mentioned above, Revolutionary Girl Utena is a 1997 anime series from director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sarazanmai) and was adapted by studio J.C.Staff (A Certain Scientific Railgun). The anime adaptation is based on the 1996 manga by author Be-Papas and author/illustrator Chiho Saito.

Anime Synopsis via Anime Limited:

“Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up.’’ When Utena was just a child and in the depths of sorrow, she found salvation in those words. They were the words of a prince, who wrapped her in his rose-scented embrace and bestowed upon her both a ring and the promise that it would lead her to him again. She never forgot the encounter. In fact, she was so impressed that she aspired to be like the prince and also help those in need.

Now a spirited teenager, Utena attends the prestigious Ohtori Academy. However, her strong sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with the school’s student council and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against its members.”

Revolutionary Girl Utena has never been released in the UK on home video before, however, the 1999 film Adolescence of Utena did receive a DVD release by MVM Entertainment before the license eventually expired and was rescued by Anime Limited for their upcoming release.

The series and the film are available to stream on Funimation in both dubbed and subbed for those who want to try out the series before ordering the Anime Limited releases. The original manga is available to read by publisher Viz Media via their Shoujo Beat label.


Source: Anime Limited

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