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Aniplex of America Announces anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set

The critically acclaimed drama series anohana returns with a brand new English dub written and directed by Patrick Seitz, now on Blu-ray for the first time!!

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 11, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Otakon (Washington, D.C.) that they will be releasing a Complete Blu-ray Box Set of the beloved TV series anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day –. The box set will include a long-awaited English dub featuring Xanthe Huynh (Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion-) as Menma, Erica Lindbeck (Your lie in April, ALDNOAH.ZERO) as Anaru, Ray Chase (Charlotte, Final Fantasy XV) as Yukiatsu, Erica Mendez (KILL la KILL, Magi franchise) as Tsuruko, Kaiji Tang (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Poppo and Griffin Burns (Fate/Grand Order -First Order-, Charlotte) as Jintan. The dub is adapted and directed by fan favorite Patrick Seitz, whose incredible adaptation of Your lie in April received much acclaim. Pre-orders begin today and the box set will be available on October 31, 2017.

anohana –The Flower We Saw That Day– TV Series features an all-star creative team including director Tatsuyuki Nagai (The Anthem of the Heart, Magi: The Labrinyth of Magic), screenwriter Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart, Blast of Tempest, KIZNAIVER), and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka (Your Name, Sword Art Online, Gurren Lagann). The box set includes a 60-page deluxe booklet, rigid box, and package illustrated by Mr. Tanaka.

Carl Kimlinger of Anime News Network in a 2012 review of the series writes, “As a test of one’s manly emotional reserve it is pretty much unequaled. But it’s also winning and often darkly funny, incisive and frequently subtle. As an ensemble drama it’s a match for all but the finest character studies, and as a study of grief and healing it is very nearly the equal of Mitsuru Adachi’s baseball masterpieces.”

The English dub premiered to a packed house at Anime Expo (Los Angeles, California) in July, where attendees received a special anohana tissue pack as an homage to the series’ tear-inducing episodes. Following the screening was a panel with the English dub cast, who were surprised with a hilarious blooper reel by English dub producer Sawako Furuya of Aniplex of America. Fans were delighted as Xanthe appeared in full Menma attire, alongside director Patrick Seitz who also donned the iconic Menma silver wig.

“I’ve had Anohana on the brain ever since I first saw the sub-only release back in 2012, but the thought of it ever getting dubbed after the fact was such a long-shot, it was basically a dream,” says English dub director Patrick Seitz. “The irony isn’t lost on me that one of Anohana’s plot points involves fulfilling a wish from five years ago—and getting to dub it was the fulfillment of my own five-year-old wish.”

anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set includes:

<Blu-ray Features>

  • Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: 11
  • Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 256 min.
  • Rating:13 UP

<Bonus Contents>

  • Textless Opening & Ending
  • Textless Opening (Special Version)
  • Web Previews
  • Trailers and Commercials
  • English Dub Teaser
  • English Dub Trailer
  • English Dub Bloopers
  • English Dub Commentary
  • Bonus contents subject to change.
    * Bonus contents include English subtitles
    <Bonus Materials and Special Packages>
  • 60-page Deluxe Booklet
  • Rigid Box
  • Package Illustrated by Masayoshi Tanaka (Character Design)
  • Bonus contents subject to change.
    Product number and UPC bar code
Title Street Date SKU # UPC SRP Store price
anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set 10/31/2017 AOA-1701 816546020668 $149.98 $119.98

anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set will be available through the official Aniplex of America site. For a list of our retailers, please visit:
www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

About anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends had become estranged after a tragic incident split them apart. Now in their high school years, an unexpected surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day. They must overcome the burdens of their past, and come to terms with years of shame, hard feelings, and heartaches.

Information on anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day is available at:
www.AniplexUSA.com/anohana

STAFF
Original Story: CHO HEIWA BUSTERS
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Screenplay: Mari Okada
Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka
Art Director: Tsutomu Ishigaki
Art Setting: Koki Fukushima
Prop Design: Yukie Hiyamizu
Color Design: Kazuko Nakashima
Editor: Shigeru Nishiyama
CG Director / Director of Photography: Shinji Nasu
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Effects: Katsuhiro Nakano
Sound Engineer: Ayumu Anzai
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Music: REMEDIOS
Music Production: Aniplex Inc. / FUJI PACIFIC MUSIC, Inc.
Chief Producers: Hiroyuki Shimizu / Koji Yamamoto
Producers: Shunsuke Saito / Noriko Ozaki
Animation Producer: Mikihiro Iwata
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Produced by ANOHANA Project / Aniplex Inc. / Fuji Television Network, Inc / Dentsu Inc.

CAST (Japanese/English):
Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi: Miyu Irino / Griffin Burns
Meiko “Menma” Honma: Ai Kayano / Xanthe Huynh
Naruko “Anaru” Anjo: Haruka Tomatsu / Erica Lindbeck
Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki: Takahiro Sakurai / Ray Chase
Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi: Saori Hayami / Erica Mendez
Tetsudo “Poppo” Hisakawa: Takayuki Kondo / Kaiji Tang
Atsushi Yadomi: Mitsuru Ogata / Kirk Thornton
Toko Yadomi: Sayaka Ohara / Laura Post
Jinta (Child): Mutsumi Tamura / Tara Sands
Atsumu (Child): Asami Seto / Michelle Ruff
Tetsudo (Child): Aki Toyosaki / Abby Trott
Haruna: Kaoru Mizuhara / Cherami Leigh
Aki: Yui Makino / Brianna Knickerbocker
Manabu Honma: Makoto Yasumura / Chris Smith
Irene Honma: Fuyuka Ohura / Karen Strassman
Satoshi Honma: Kaoru Mizuhara / Marianne Miller

Voice Director & ADR Script Writer: Patrick Seitz

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, and Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU. In June 2017, the company launched its first mobile game based on the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order for iOS and Android.

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