Karigurashi no Arrietty Blu-Ray is Here!
The long-awaited Arrietty Blu-Ray is available today in Japan. The package uses the same thick cardboard as used for the previous releases, with a plastic hairclip as a bonus. The picture quality will be spectacular, and this will be another wonderful addition to our movie libraries.
Just to clear up the issue of soundtracks and subtitles. Ghibli's Arrietty BD does include English subtitles, but no English-language dub. Disney is recording a soundtrack in preparation for next year's theatrical release in the US, so we'll have to wait for that version. As always, the bonus features are in Japanese only, with no subs.
All of this can be yours for the low, low price of 7,100 Japanese Yen, or roughly $80USD. Ouch. Personally, I would already have ordered my copy, but instead I have to spend my money on the fiancee visa to bring Marcee to the United States. Now that's expensive, folks. The Studio Ghibli Blu-Rays are a drop in the bucket compared to that. Fortunately, we'll have a few weeks to save up for the Mimi/Whisper Blu-Ray, which will also be amazingly spectacular.