Sunday, 20 November 2016

Unboxing [UK]: The Tatami Galaxy - Complete Series: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

The third MCM pickup is a Beez rescue title, and a surprising addition to the Anime Limited catalogue. Funimation streamed the series but never released it, so the UK is the first English territory to release the show on Blu-ray.

The Tatami Galaxy (Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei) is directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Ping Pong the Animation) and animated by studio Madhouse. The show is unique in a sense that the dialogue is very fast and in theory can't be translated with an English dub. It's got some great illustration art as well.

Anime Limited's release is a Collector's Edition set with all 11 episodes across 2 Blu-ray discs. Since there's no English dub (and I doubt one will be made), the show is Japanese audio with optional English subtitles. The discs are region locked to B. On-disc content includes a couple bonus features such as Title-Free Songs and even a Creator Interview which lasts nearly 20 minutes (and yes you can turn off the subs if you wish). Collector's extras include a 60 page booklet and 4 artcards with a really nice chipboard box.

Blu-ray Specs:
Languages: Japanese
Audio: LPCM 2.0
Video: 1080p HD Native 16:9
Region: B
Subtitles: English
Subtitles Locked: No
Discs: 2

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):
From Award-winning director, Masaaki Yuasa, comes a series that turns animation completely on its head.

When a college dropout stops for a late night bite at a mysterious ramen stand, he crosses paths with a self-proclaimed deity of matrimony. This bizarre meeting sends the young man hurtling through a horrifying flashback to his not-so-glorious college days when the influence of a cruel new friend turned him from a hopeless romantic into a mischievous black cupid.

On-Disc Extra Content:
Promotional Video
Title-Free Opening
Title-Free Endings
Creator Interview (~20 minutes long)

Collector's Edition Extras:
Chipboard rigid box packaging with digipack
60-page Booklet
4 Artcards

The Tatami Galaxy is only available in the UK on Blu-ray from Anime Limited.


  1. Hello, are there 3 mini episodes included in this Blu-ray release?

    1. Hi there (sorry for the late response), they aren't included in this release unfortunately. Only the commercials/promo, textless songs and the interview.


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