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I'll take a potato chip ... and eat it!,
This review is from: Death Note Complete [DVD] (DVD)All of these reviews are about the anime, so I'm going to write about the DVD box set contents, so people know what they're getting for their money. ^.^
* The Packaging:
The box set houses 9 thin DVD cases. Each DVD has a different character printed on the cover, and is 'dedicated' to that character i.e. most of the artwork, galleries & voice actor interviews on that disc are based on the cover character.
* The main contents:
Each DVD has 4 episodes of Death Note, DVD 9 has 5 episodes. In total there are 37 episodes of Death Note.
The language settings:
You have 4 options
1: English Dubbed
3. Japanese with English Subs
4. English Dubbed with English Subs*
* The english DUBs and english SUBs are not the same (as the SUB is the literal translation whereas the DUB has been altered to fit the animation). So if you want to watch the English dub with english subs on at the same time (e.g. for the hard of hearing), they will not match up.
All of these are in Dolby Digital 2.0 sound. The sound is still very good though. ^.^
* The extra contents *
- Production Artwork galleries on 8 of the DVDs (images of initial artwork in a slide show)
- Behind the scenes - interviews with the english voice actors and clips of their recording sessions
Each of the 9 DVDs has a 20 minute behind-the-scenes recording session with a different character (usually the character on the cover of the DVD case). Being able to see Kirby Morrow (Mikami) in action ('Delete, Delete, DELEEEETE!') is just awesome. XD
- An interview with the director and one of the character designers
- Audio commentaries by english voice actors (on a few selected episodes: 7, 17, 23, 25, 30, 37)
- Clean opening and closing (opening and closing animation without credits)
- Trailers of other animes (Bleach etc.)
This also comes with a 67 page illustration booklet. This has sketches of all the main characters, and full colour images of some of the locations.
*The DVD extras & booklet contain spoilers.*
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Initial post: 24 Nov 2010 02:31:42 GMT
Jorge Fonseca says:
can one use language in english and subtitle in english?
Posted on 26 Nov 2010 12:47:42 GMT
Nicola Lawley says:
I just wanted to thank you for this review. I am looking to buy this as a gift, but have not seen the series myself and know very little about anime. So to see a review detailing the collection itself is very useful for me! Thank you again :)
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 10:39:40 GMT
Phoenix Black says:
Thanks for the feedback!
Nice to know what your actually getting in the box set and not just the actual anime!
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 22:14:28 BDT
Good Review about contents and such :) Will buy now :)
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2011 13:51:08 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2011 13:48:30 BDT
yes, but they will not be exactly the same, so it can be confusing.
Posted on 19 Jul 2011 12:21:11 BDT
P. Marck says:
What is the size of the box, in centimetres, please?
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 11:51:12 BDT
Since it's original release in the UK by Manga Entertainment in September 2009, the box set has since been re-packaged into a smaller box housing and no longer includes the 68-page booklet. Please note that the booklet was a limited edition gift with purchase ont he first 20,000 units, but has since been discontinued. You do not get the booklet anymore. Everything else is unchanged form the original release and this is still one of the best anime series ever made. Highly recommended.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2012 13:07:02 BDT
P. Marck says:
I bought this a couple of months ago and it came with the booklet.
It's nice knowing it was a Limited Edition item I bought. =)
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 12:34:48 GMT
Does this Box Set include the 2 epilogue episodes that were aired after the series had finished?