North American anime distributor Viz Media has announced on Thursday that the sci-fi action anime Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is set to be released on home video on Tuesday, October 7.
The Special Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $69.99 in the United States and $81.99 in Canada, while the Standard DVD pack will have an SRP of $44.82 in the U.S. and $51.99 in Canada.
The 13-episode series will be released on a Special Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, which contains an illustrated chipboard box with a full-color 2-sided Amaray wrap and a special GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET art book, and a Standard DVD pack, which will be released in a premium packaging with an O-Card.
The two editions will have Japanese and English dubbed audio track options with English subtitles, as well as clean opening & closing segments and the official promotional trailers & television commercials.
Both releases will also include two (2) bonus OVA episodes, and will be presented in 16:9 widescreen format.
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, originally titled as Suisei no Gargantia, is an original anime series produced by renowned anime studio Production I.G.
While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from a long-time hibernation, he found himself trapped on a planet, with human residents talking in an unknown form of language, using inferior technologies, and — most shocking to him — naturally breathable air.(Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kazuya Murata, who directed Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, both directed & created the concept together with Fate/Zero creator Gen Urobuchi, who also supervised the anime’s scripts. Hanaharu Naruko, who worked on the supernatural comedy manga Kamichu!, handled character designs.
The cast had been lead by Hisako Kanemoto (Ika Musume, Squid Girl) as Amy, and Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara, Nagi no Asakura) as Ledo.
The series was produced by renowned anime studio Production I.G., and premiered in Japan from April to June 2013.