The Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Blu-ray Memorial Box was released on August 29th (Tues) by Bandai Visual. It is priced at 15,000 yen (tax excluded).
This memorial box, the series’ first Blu-ray release, includes all 6 episodes in vivid footage thanks to 4K scanning and HD remastering. The BOX art features art drawn by Mr. Tsuguyuki Kubo, who handled the series’ eye catches, based on the direction of Director Fumihiko and mechanical designer Mr. Yutaka Izubuchi. Additionally, the inner jacket is drawn by character designer Mr. Haruhiko Mikimoto.
Furthermore, the box is fully loaded with wonderful bonuses including new audio commentary, a compilation of character references, rough drafts, and several interviews with staff members in a deluxe booklet, and a republication of the novel The Dreams Chris Sees, which was at the time originally written as an extra for the monthly magazine Animage, enclosed.
Definitely take this opportunity to enjoy this eternal masterpiece restored with the latest technology.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Blu-ray Memorial Box
Release Date: August 29, 2017 (Tues) ※ Available as limited press until August 28, 2018
Price: 15,000 yen (tax excluded)
Stock Number: BCXA-1253
Specs: Color / 183 minutes / (163 minutes main video + 20 minutes bonus footage) / Linear PCM (Stereo) / AVC / BD50Gx2 / 4:3<1080p High Definition, a portion in 1080i High Definition> & a portion in 16:9<1080p High D>
[Compilation of 6 Episodes]
Episode 1 “How Many Miles to the Battlefield?” / Episode 2 “Reflection in a Brown Eye” / Episode 3 “At the End of the Rainbow is?” / Episode 4 “Over the River and Through the Woods” / Episode 5 “Say it Ain’t So, Bernie!” / Episode 6 (Final Episode) “War in the Pocket”
〇 Novel The Dreams Chris Sees (Reprint of original bonus included with the April 1989 issue of Animage)
〇 Deluxe Booklet “0080 Creation Archives” (100P)
A compilation of character references, rough drafts, and several interviews with staff members.
Fumihiko Takayama / Yutaka Izubuchi / Haruhiko Mikimoto / Mitsuo Iso / Shigeru Horiguchi & Kotaro Nakayama / Kenji Uchida
〇 Credit-less OP
〇 Credit-less ED (2 versions)
〇 Collection of music clips (3 versions)
〇 Commemorative10th anniversary video “ALL THAT GUNDAM”
〇 Blu-ray Memorial Box promotional video (2 versions)
〇 Blu-ray Memorial Box release commercial announcement
〇 DVD release commercial announcement
○ New audio commentary (Episodes 4 & 6)
Guests: Daisuke Namikawa (Al), Koji Tsujitani (Bernie), Megumi Hayashibara (Chris)
○ BOX illustration drawn by Tsuguyuki Kubo & Yutaka Izubuchi
○ Inner jacket illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto