Monday, 13 February 2017

Unboxing [US]: Sword Art Online: Extra Edition - Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Despite acquiring this set from the AUKN marketplace, the set itself is pretty much 'like new' so I'm upgrading this from Overview to an Unboxing.

Anywho the already out of print limited edition version of the recap movie is now in my possession. Swimsuits Art Online.

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition is a single long episode OVA from A-1 Pictures and Aniplex serving as a bridge between Season 1 and at the time just before Season 2 appeared to air. This is ideally not required to watch but it does bridge some gaps that occur between them, but for the most part this is mostly a recap episode and a fanservice swimsuit episode.

This Aniplex set is a first print edition rather than a limited edition. The cardboard slipcase holds the OVA on one disc in a slim Blu-ray case alongside the usual Aniplex Proof of Purchase card, a booklet and a double-sided poster. The OVA contains both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles, and unlike Season 1 where the dub was lossy this is LPCM 2.0 for both. Discs are region free and has unlockable subtitles.

Blu-ray Specs:
Languages: Japanese, English
Audio: LPCM 2.0 [Japanese, English]
Video: 1080p HD Native 16:9
Region: A B C
Subtitles: English
Subtitles Locked: No
Discs: 1

Plot Synposis (via Aniplex):
On a hot summer day, Kazuto (Kirito) takes Suguha (Leafa) to his school, to meet Asuna, Keiko (Silica), and Rika (Lisbeth). Their mission: teach Suguha how to swim. Kazuto, however, has a prior commitment to see Seijiro Kikuoka, an officer with the Virtual Reality Section of the Department of General Affairs. Kikuoka wants to go over Kazuto's recollection of his time in SAO and ALO, to resolve some unanswered questions.

Later in ALO, Kirito and the girls along with Klein and Agil embark on an underwater quest to show Yui her very first whale. But the deeper down they go, the more mysterious the quest becomes...

Extra Edition takes place in-between Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online II.

On-Disc Extra Content:
Special Animation: Sword Art Offline
Sword Art Online II Trailer

Limited Edition Extras:
Cardboard Limited Edition Artbox
Deluxe Booklet
Double-sided Poster
Aniplex 'Proof of Purchase' card

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Aniplex of America as a standard edition.

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