May 26th, 2013
Aniplex US has announced that the Sword Art Online anime will be releases in US and Canada in 4 BD sets and 4 DVD ones, English & Spanish subtitled/English dubbed, with Japanese audio still available. The BD set 1 (Aincrad Part 1) and 3 (Fairyland part 1) will come with 1 Original Soundtrack CD each (OST 1, 2 by Yuki Kajiura). Each Blu-ray Box will retail for US$112.98 but will have a store price of US$89.98. Each DVD set will retail for US$49.98 but will have a store price of US$39.98. It was also announced that the series will start airing on Toonami block starting this August. More info on crunchyroll and Anime News Network.
In other news, the creators of the Eve no Jikan movie (for which Kalafina sung I have a dream) decided a BD release in US and Europe. The BD release will be region-free and will include “Time of Eve: The Movie” with English dub, multiple subtitles (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish), bonus video features such as interviews with the main cast and director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (with subtitles), a 40-page English-language art book, and eight postcards for those who purchase the film through the Kickstarter campaign. More info on Anime News Network