What can you expect in the first volume of Ai no Kusabi first press limited edition Blu-ray? (Loads of pics follow)
I received this item quite a while back but I’ve procastinated writing this post because… I don’t have a blu-ray player! ^^;; I wanted to do a more detailed review that included the contents of the disc but till now I’ve not bought a player. I also don’t think I’ll buy a player anytime soon. So here it is.
Title: 【Blu-ray】Ai no Kusabi ~petere kanju~ First-press limited edition 間の楔 ～petere 檻獣～ ＜初回限定版＞ (10,500 Yen)
Normal edition: 【Blu-ray】間の楔 ～petere 檻獣～ ＜通常版＞ (7,140 Yen)
DVD: 【DVD】間の楔 ～petere 檻獣～ (6,090 Yen)
Official site: http://ainokusabi.jp/
The limited edition Blu-ray contains Episode 1. 30 minutes. Video special 【映像特典】, Special edit promotion video 特製PV, Textless opening ノンクレジットオープニング and Textless ending ノンクレジットエンディング
Beautiful packaging and high quality print as expected. This is the front view.
Back view with the usual disc information.
Contents: Blu-ray disc, script and box of goodies.
Let’s look inside. Disc and booklet.
All the pieces inside.
First application card of the “Full set purchase coupons” used to exchange for a specially written spin-off story booklet by Ai no Kusabi author, Rieko Yoshihara sensei 吉原理恵子 (全巻購入特典応募チケット) Collect all four cards from four volumes.
Detail. I’ll make another post about sending in the application card. Deadline is 30 June 2012.
Other side of the flyer shows Takumi-kun Series Ano, Hareta Aozora DVD which is also distributed by Pony Canyon. Hmm nice poster :3 Anyone watched this before?
Pony Canyon Premium member registration. I think you can accumulate points and exchange for items.
The 14-page booklet. Full colour. (Special booklet 特製ブックレット)
Features character setting.
Interview with Yoshihara-sensei.
Last page. Staff credits.
The 49-page script of volume 1. (Script アフレコ台本)
Title of the volume.
Character names, seiyuu cast and their agencies list.
Quite a number of seiyuus appeared in the first episode.
Which scene is this? :D
One of the sex scenes of course ^^;; Riki’s punishment scene with Iason.
First press limited edition special: Pet ring with leather string ペットリング（革紐付き）and Plate Key holder (Riki) プレートキーホルダー（リキ）Information and warnings. The first line says, “Please use the pet ring as it is meant to be used” (In this case, as an accessory/necklace and not as a real pet ring lol~) The next one warns of possible skin irritation, so if it happens, please seek medical advice… and so on.
The key holder is much larger than what I expected. About 6-7 cm. And that’s Riki’s pet ring :D
Back of the key holder.
Close-up. Riki’s chibi is cute :D It looks better than expected.
And the pet ring. It actually feels quite heavy and definitely looks and feels solid.
Back of the ring. We’re supposed to wear it strung to a necklace. I don’t think it is meant as a real pet ring :D but I’m having pervy thoughts now, just by looking at it… /shot
Riki’s size? XD
Overview of unboxed goodies.
I’m not sure if more volumes will be produced but I sure hope that the sales do well enough for them to finish all 13 episodes. Hopefully everyone who can afford the discs will buy them! The only gripe for most overseas viewers is that there is no English subtitles but think about it, most people would have watched the English-subbed videos and know how awesome the OVA’s production quality is. This series is definitely worth collecting \(;A;)/
Okie, I’ll post the rest of the volumes soon!