Bandai Entertainment has sent out their latest mailer to talk about their April 2009 release slate and it's one that's certainly going to contain both good and bad. On the good side, Freedom is getting its DVD release at long last and at a really low price all things considered. On the bad side, there are some delays (possibly attributed to the change over to Technicolor for replication) and some cancelations. On the delay side, Gundam Seed Destiny Collection 2 Anime Legends Edition has sunk back to a 04/21/2009 release from its original 02/24/2009 release. The latest Wolf's Rain Anime Legens Perfect Collection has also moved back frmo its original 02/24/2009 release to 04/07/2009.
The most damaging news for collectors though is that the release of Lucky Star Vol. #6 has had its limited edition SKU canceled outright. While the mailer says delayed indefinitely, the email solicitation has listed it as outright canceled. The limited edition was set to contain the Misoji Misaki CD, Motteke Sailor Fuku Re-mix 001 CD and the Cheerleader Uniform T shirt. The LE also was done with a special set of covers, which could introduce some headaches for collectors who want consistency unless Bandai releases the regular edition with a reversible cover.
Also noted is that the Gurren Lagann Best Sound CD release planned for 03/17/2009 has now been outright canceled as well, though it will show up included in the Part 3 release of the DVD series.
|Cover Art||Title||Release Date||Runtime||Price||Studio||Format|
|Freedom Complete Collection||04-07-2009||220 mins||$39.98||Bandai Entertainment|
|Ghost Slayers Ayashi Part 2||04-07-2009||250 mins||$39.98||Bandai Entertainment|
|Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Anime Legends||04-21-2009||325 mins||$49.98||Bandai Entertainment|