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Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set

The Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition is an experiment in "crowdproduction". This custom limited-edition set was originally available by preorder only, and began shipping on December 12th, 2014. As this is a limited-edition set, it will never be repressed, will only be available for sale on the AnimEigo website, and will never be sold for less than the price paid by the original backers.



History of the Set

This set was not only for the fans, but by the fans as well! 50% of the funds raised (after fundraising expenses) went directly into the production budget, and the backers of the project got to decide how the budget was allocated. The initial fundraising via a KickStarter campaign raised over $150,000, and the backers immediately made a significant budget decision, voting overwhelmingly to expand the set from 2 to 3 BD50 Blu-Ray discs, to permit a higher bitrate (better video quality) and space for extra content.

The discs are not region-locked and will play in all Blu-Ray players -- please note however that we cannot ship this set to Japan, China or Taiwan due to license restrictions. We can also ship AD Police and Bubblegum Crash internationally; all other titles are US/Canada only.

Backers were deeply involved in the project, and have helped organize a wiki that includes an archive of Omake (extra bonus materials) as well as add extra subtitle languages (in addition to the English and French subtitles that were already available, German, Italian, Finnish and Japanese were added). The project was coordinated on the AnimEigo CrowdProduction Forums.

The Ultimate Edition is available in two flavors: Basic and Premium. Premium backers paid an additional $50, but half of that went into a special Premium Production Budget that they alone decided how to allocate. They could choose to add special bonuses just for themselves, or altruistically improve the set for everyone -- or some combination of the two. The the results of the voting can be found here.

The current price of the Ultimate edition is $60 for the Basic set or $110 for the Premium set -- and as we get closer to selling out, these prices will rise! The prices listed in the shopping cart buttons are higher, but these are before applying our standard website discounts ($10 off for orders of $50 or more, $20 off for orders of $100 or more). Shipping is free in the USA (Individual Basic sets go First Class, Premium sets and multiple copies of the Basic set go Priority Mail), $12.95 to Canada, and $14.95 elsewhere in the world ($24.95/$29.95 if you want it to go International Priority Mail). Important Note for International Customers: We are legally required to list the actual value of your purchase in the customs documentation; any customs duty and handling fees that are assessed are your responsibility.

We reserve the right to limit quantities on these sets.

Basic Set Contents
Basic Set with Coin
($60 after website discount)
Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray - Basic Set w/Keychain
Basic Set with Keychain
($60 after website discount)
Basic Set Contents (with keychain instead of coin)
Special bonuses (for comparison)
Embroidered Patch (Premium Only)
Challenge Coin
Keychain
Japanese, English
English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
BD50 x 3
All Regions
13+
453 min.
2014
4:3
COLOR
Music Videos,Commemorative Coin or Keychain,Postcards
Contains Violence, Adult Language, and Brief Nudity

The Basic Set

Included in the Basic set are:
  • A 3 BD50 Blu-Ray Set in a single 3-disc Amaray case with cardstock slipcase and double-sided "Playing Card" sleeve that lets you put your favorite Knight-Saber up front.
  • All 8 episodes in full 1080p HD at an insane bitrate, with Japanese and English uncompressed stereo soundtracks, and subtitled in English, French, German, Italian, Finnish and Japanese (Kanji) -- in both AnimEigo's classic multicolor subtitles and more traditional greyscale subtitles.
  • The Hurricane Live 2032, Hurricane Live 2033 and Holiday in Bali live-action/animated music video programs (in SD).
  • The original BGC animated music videos, reconstructed into full HD.
  • A set of 6 Postcards from MegaTokyo -- one of which lists all the preorder backers on the back.
  • Online Omake Archive, including high-resolution color art and settei (production line-art), interviews, song translations, and much more. A copy of the archive can also be found on disc 1 if you have a computer BD drive.
  • High-resolution digital version of Adam Warren's “Bubblegum Crisis: Grand Mal” Comic Book.
  • High-resolution digital versions of R Talsorian Games' Bubblegum Crisis RPG Books.
  • Choice of 1.5" Metal Commemorative Challenge Coin or Keychain.

Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray - Premium Set
Premium Set
($110 after website discount)
Japanese, English
English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese
BD50 x 3
All Regions
13+
453 min.
2014
4:3
COLOR
Music Videos,Commemorative Coin, Keychain and Patch,Postcards
Contains Violence, Adult Language, and Brief Nudity

The Premium Set



For the ultimate in Bubblegum Crisis awesomeness, you have to go with the Premium set!

Premium sets include everything in the Basic set, plus:
  • Premium packaging -- each disc in it's own case, contained within a sturdy chipboard box with foil logo.
  • Two-sided reversible sleeves provide 8 packaging permutations.
  • Both a larger (1.75") version of the coin and the keychain!
  • Custom Commemorative Embroidered Patch (4"x3.75").

For more detailed historical information on the project, please read the KickStarter Campaign Page and the associated updates.

International Customer Note: We have worldwide rights (excluding Japan, China and Taiwan) to a few other titles, and some people are also ordering the SD DVDs of these titles with their Ultimate Editions. If you'd like to do this also, here are the order buttons for them - the additional shipping charge is $2.00 per item. Note that these are the only other AnimEigo titles that we can ship outside of our usual US/Canada sales region. If you try and add other titles, the shopping cart will not list any valid shipping options. Also note that these titles are Region-1 encoded NTSC titles.

AD Police Files 1-3 DVD
Bubblegum Crash (Episodes 1 - 3) DVD

Otaku No Video DVD
Riding Bean DVD

We also can ship the DVD set of Bubblegum Crisis internationally, should you want it on DVD instead of Blu-Ray. Please note that when calculating shipping costs, it counts as 4 items.
Bubblegum Crisis - 4 DVD Box Set