Bandai Visual will release the “Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team Blu-ray Memorial Box”, featuring the complete he-trenches One Year War OVA series, on February 22nd, 2013.
The limited release, only available for a year, will cost ¥26,250.
All twelve episodes, from “War for Two” to “The Shuddering Mountain, Part II” along with the epilogue special “Last Resort”, are included. A ten-minute short film “Sanjigen to no Tatakai”, written by Ichirou Ookouchi rounds out the set.
Also included is a 42-page deluxe booklet containing “Sanjigen to no Tatakai”‘s script.
The box itself features a new illustration by character designer Hajime Katoki, and each disc inside comes with a pinup jacket by illustrators like Kunio Ogawara himself.
The deadline to preorder is January 15th, 2013, so get your orders in now!
January 15th, 2013
February 22nd, 2013
BXCA-0655 / 12 episodes (11 x 25-minute OVA, 1 x 25-minute epilogue special) / 310 minutes (Feature 298 minutes, extras 12 minutes)
Series: Linear PCM (Dolby Surround), Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / AVC/ BD50 x3 / 4:3
Bonus disc: LPCM (Stereo / portions Dolby Surround), portions Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / AVC / BD25 x1 / 16:9, portions 4:3
■ Bonus disc contents
1. Completely new short film: “Sanjigen to no Tatakai” (Scenario: Ichirou Ookouchi)
Shiro Amada’s 08th MS team travels through the jungle on their way to their next battle.
As they traverse a land bridge, they step into a Zeon ambush from the front, both sides, and the air!
How will Shiro’s team fight their way out!?
The 08th MS Team enters a new battle!
2. 08th MS Team Data Archives
■ Other extras
1. Booklet (42p)
Includes the script to Ichirou Ookouchi’s short film
2. Box by Hajime Katoki
3. Newly-illustrated pinup jackets (Disc 1: Kunio Ogawara, Disc 2: Kimitoshi Yamane, Disc 3: Toshihiro Kawamoto, Disc 4: “Sanjigen to no Tatakai” key animation staff)