Anime: Ai no Kusabi 2012 Vol. 2 pardo setsuyoku First-Press Limited-Edition Blu-ray (Episode 2)

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Second volume of Ai no Kusabi first press limited edition Blu-ray has some lovely items, including a music box that’ll charm most fans (Loads of pics follow)

Title: 【Blu-ray】Ai no Kusabi ~pardo setsuyoku~ First-press limited edition 間の楔 ~pardo 折翼~ <初回限定版> (10,500 Yen)
Normal edition: 【Blu-ray】間の楔 ~pardo 折翼~ <通常版> (7,140 Yen)
DVD: 【DVD】間の楔 ~pardo 折翼~ (6,090 Yen)
Available: 15/02/2012
Official site: http://ainokusabi.jp/

The limited edition Blu-ray contains Episode 2, length: 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

Front view of the box. In this volume, Riki and Guy reunite and they are featured on the beautiful cover.

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Back view with the usual disc information.

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Contents: Blu-ray disc, script and box of goodies.

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Let’s look inside. Disc and booklet.

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Viewed side-by-side.

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Back view.

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All the pieces inside.

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Second 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) This stamp/coupon will be cut and pasted onto the card in the first volume. Collect all four cards from four volumes.

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Instructions. Deadline: 30 June 2012.

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Pony Canyon Premium member registration. I think you can accumulate points and exchange for items.

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The 14-page booklet. Full colour. (Special booklet 特製ブックレット)

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Features character setting.

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Background settings.

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Interview with Akiyama Katsuhito 秋山勝仁 (director) and Onda Naoyuki 恩田尚之 (character design and art director)

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Last page. Staff credits.

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The 67-page script of volume 1. (Script アフレコ台本)

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Information/Credits.

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Title of the volume.

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Character names, seiyuu cast and their agencies list.

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Second page of cast.

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Scene where Riki and Guy are together.

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No H-scene in volume 2 though.

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Goodies box.

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Back view.

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First press limited edition special: Music box (Yoshihara Rieko-sensei autographed) オルゴール(吉原理恵子先生サイン入り)and Plate Key holder (Iason) プレートキーホルダー(イアソン)

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Chibi Iason! Lol~

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Back view.

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Close-up. He sure looks grumpy. Ah~ its volume 2 and Riki has left him. How apt. What do you think of Iason in chibi form? :D

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Music box.

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Front view.

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Back view. Looks intricate.

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Music box. It plays the main Ai no Kusabi theme.

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Overview of unboxed goodies.

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The music box is lovely. I wished they converted more of the theme song into the music box! That portion is kind of short or maybe I’m greedy:P

Post of the next volume coming up soon! Hopefully everyone who can afford the discs will buy them! This series is definitely worth collecting \(;A;)/

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19 thoughts on “Anime: Ai no Kusabi 2012 Vol. 2 pardo setsuyoku First-Press Limited-Edition Blu-ray (Episode 2)”

  1. hello, a question, do you know if there will even pure luck and chance its a store where this still for sale limited edition vol. 2, or if anyone is selling in the U.S.? T.T still be some hope, I want that music box but when you try to place my order in volume 2 came out my credit card did not go mysteriously. Anyway, I wonder if you have this information, and thanks … watch your music box or I’ll go steal one of these XD

  2. Wah! Thank you so much, really! I sent a e-mail!
    And I love your blog. Why you don’t update your facebook page anymore?

  3. Thank you! I’ll do it! They said there that the first press is sold out, but there’s written “Comes with a pet ring with leather string, a script for voice dubbing, and a booklet. Special Features: promotional video, creditless opening and ending” and just “plate key chain (Riki)” is strikethrough. I don’t get it. I mean, they have the limited edition, but not with the “plate key chain”? It’s sold out, but still have the pet ring? And how about the “plate key chain”?
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=PCXP-50047

    1. @Ka: Oh dear… seems that from what it says, I think first-press item is Riki key chain and it is no longer available. The limited edition still contains the rest of the items, like pet ring, script, etc. You can email them to be double sure :O

  4. Oh my! I need it! Do you know how much cost the shipping to South America? I mean, I saw your tutorial about how to buy on CD Japan, but I don’t know how to do it or use my points. Things like. Can you help me?

    1. @Ka: If you want to get it from CDJapan, you’ll have to sign up for a free account there. After that just add the item to your shopping cart. At the checkout page, they’ll give you a shipping quote before you pay :)

  5. oh wow~ a music box with an autograph of Yoshihara Rieko-sensei!~ *envious*
    and Iason was so cute!~ but no monies(ToT)… damn…

  6. Really amazing package, as the previous one! Oh chibi Iason! He truly looks cute. And the music box… I have a thing for music boxes, when I was a child I always put one to play, and spend too much time looking those sticks touch the little points of the cylinder, it always mermerizes me, and has a nostalgic feeling.

    1. @planck-chan: Me too! Music boxes are nostalgic and they give an extra emotion to the melody :) If only the song in the music was longer, it would be perfect.

  7. Awesome package with more goodies!!! <3 yay!
    Iason's so tsun tsun in chibi form XD and that music box looks really interesting!!
    ;3; so cool!

    1. @Terry: hehehe tsun tsun Iason XD Love that description! The music box made very lovely and sad melody. If only the song was longer.

  8. I bought the blu-rays myself. Love all the goodies that came with them! Chibi Iason is so cute to me with his grumpy self. ^^

    1. @yudashin: yep yep XD I couldn’t imagine these guys in chibi form before cos they were such classics to me. But they turned out pretty ok in the end :P which is great XD

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