Fate/Stay Night: UBW Box Set 2 Becomes Top-Selling Blu-ray of the Week
With the First box set of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works released back in March this year, the five-disc Blu-ray set of the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season has topped the Oricon weekly overall Blu-ray chart selling 33,000 units in its first week. The set, also containing many bonus items such as two CDs (soundtrack and drama), a 50-page booklet and production material collection, was released in Japan on October 7, at the list price of 37,800 yen (about $316 US dollars). This is the third No.1 item for the Fate/stay night anime franchise.
In addition to this, the official Twitter account for ufotable recently revealed two preview images for the upcoming “good ending” sunny day scenario for the second Blu-ray boxset release of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. It will be a special extra on the release adapting the good ending of the visual novel, which features this shot of Saber. The animated sequence itself will be 10 minutes long and included as a bonus.
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Blu-ray Disc Box II boxart visual:
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Blu-ray Disc Box I boxart visual:
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Blu-ray disc box 2 will release in Japan on October 7th. It will contain the remaining 13 episodes of the anime, which aired during the Spring season. The episodes will be stored on 5 Blu-ray discs in conjunction with the bonus ending, commercials, promotional videos and textless endings and openings. The box will also contain the second part of the OST and a drama CD. A special book and special booklet will also be contained, all sealed within a special box drawn by Type-Moon co-founder Takashi Takeuchi. The entire box will sell for ¥35,000 (~ $280.50 USD).
Here is the commercial for the Blu-ray:
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works was a split cour series (airing over two non-continuous seasons), where the first half aired on October 4 last year and the second half aired from April 4th.
Fate/stay night is a visual novel released by Type-Moon for the PC in 2004, and is the first in their Fate series. The visual novel was very successful and claimed the title of highest selling visual novel in that year. 2006 saw two adaptations of the game, a manga by Datto Nishiwaki and an anime series by Studio Deen. Additionally in that year, a light novel series titled Fate/Zero was written by Gen Urobuchi. It is a prequel to the visual novels, set 10 years prior. An anime and manga adaptation of Fate/Zero were created, with the manga written by Urobuchi himself in 2011 and the anime being animated by ufotable. A second season of Fate/Zero was also produced.
Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shiro Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he’s learned. However, when he’s suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shiro finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shiro and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War! At stake: a prize of unimaginable power. But can the inexperienced Shiro and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they’ll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shiro scrambles to learn everything he’ll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat!
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