Monday, 5 September 2016

Unboxing [UK]: Terror in Resonance - Complete Series: Ultimate Edition (BD/DVD)

It's been a while since I last ordered an Ultimate Edition from Anime Limited. I own the first two titles with this treatment while I skipped the third and fourth for various reasons. Now I've picked up their fifth title after using a discount code from Music Magpie during the bank holiday.

In other words I got this set for £53.84. Here's a look at what the set has to offer.

Terror in Resonance is the latest anime series created by director Shinichiro Watanabe, well known for his work on Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and also Space Dandy. Terror in Resonance aired during the Summer of 2014 and I was able to watch this series on Wakanim UK during its simulcast while US fans had Funimation doing it. The show itself has its ups and downs; the animation and music are excellent but the story's direction and characters needed improvement. Nevertheless I liked the show enough to consider picking up the Ultimate Edition that Anime Limited had put out.

Originally I was going to order the Funimation Limited Edition but unfortunately the price hike on the LE SRPs didn't help and I just got in the mood of wanting to have discs that worked on my Blu-ray player for the big screen (after having some issues when I was watching my Region 1 discs on my laptop). So I waited and found a good price on the UK version.

Terror in Resonance includes the complete series (11 episodes) in English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. The discs themselves are an exact replica of the Funimation release so it also contains the Episode Commentaries and the usual Funimation extras. The discs however are Region B and Region 2 (NTSC) only as all Anime Limited sets are. The subtitles are locked like the Funimation release.

The Ultimate Edition contains a massive box that's bigger than the usual Blu-ray sized set and that's because of the 120 page artbook. Unlike the first three Ultimate Edition models, Terror in Resonance used a special case to place the Blu-ray as the digipacks used in the earlier sets had problems thanks to production.

Blu-ray Specs:
Languages: Japanese, English
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 [Japanese], Dolby TrueHD 5.1 [English]
Video: 1080p HD Native 16:9
Region: B
Subtitles: English
Subtitles Locked: Yes
Discs: 2

DVD Specs:
Languages: Japanese, English
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 [Japanese], Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Video: SD NTSC 16:9
Region: 2
Subtitles: English
Subtitles Locked: No
Discs: 2

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):
In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children children who shouldn't even exist masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form Sphinx, a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber and pull the trigger on this world.

On-Disc Extra Content:
Episode Commentaries
In-Depth Conversation with the Cast
Textless Opening & Closing

Ultimate Edition Extras:
Chipboard rigid box packaging
120 page Artbook

Here's some photos of the main Ultimate Edition box:

Here's some photos of the Blu-ray case that contains the discs:

And here's the special Ultimate Artbook:

Terror in Resonance is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anime Limited in standard and ultimate editions. Funimation have the rights in North America and Madman have the rights in Australia.

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