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Whot is it?  (insert Peasant voice from Warcraft 2)

 

The other day I stumbled across some Sword Art Online listings on BBY.com and was ecstatic seeing as how this title is licensed by Aniplex of America (which doesn't seem to sell through BestBuy).  I went ahead and Preordered SKU: 24887526, but I'm honestly not sure what I preordered!  There's not a spec of product info on it.  My educated guess is that it's "movie" that was released just after Christmas which is a compilation of the entire series along with about 30 minutes of new content.  But that's just speculation...

 

Could one of you fine folks possibly see if we can get some specs/info on this release.  Also, is it a legitimate release that BestBuy will actually get?  The inclusion of Aniplex titles into BestBuy's lineup would pull a lot of my money away from Rightstuf and Amazon for those titles not currently carried.

 

Thanks!

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Or, after researching a bit more, I'm thinking this is an import of the Extra Edition movie.  Found out that it releases on April 23/30 in Japan so the release on here makes sense.  If that's the case, here's some info to add: 

"Extra episode of hit anime series "Sword Art Online." Also includes a bonus video footage "Sword Art Online Extra Edition." Comes with a short novel newly written by an original author, Reki Kawahara, a bonus CD with character song(s), and a 16-page booklet. Features illustrated digi cover."  - courtesy of CDJapan.

 

Assuming the import option, there are no English subtitles, so it's purely in Japanese.  Also, the DVD versions are Region 2 which "shouldn't" work in DVD players made in North America.  The cheapest of the 3 versions doesn't have the music CD or short novel with it, either.

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*shameless bump*

 

Any info on this one, folks?  If it doesn't even have subtitles, then that really needs to be listed. 

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Hello Dval,

 

Thanks for pre-ordering Sword Art Online with Best Buy! I can certainly understand a bit of confusion with the listing since there isn’t really any information to tell you what you pre-ordered. I apologize that it took a while to get back to you, but I do finally have some updates.

 

The Blu-ray version that you mentioned, SKU 24887526, is a legitimate release that we will carry through BestBuy.com. The two DVD versions, as you mentioned, are Region 2 DVDs. We are currently working to update BestBuy.com which will include adding a description and image to the Blu-ray version and removing the DVD versions. Below are the details of the Blu-ray version that you pre-ordered:

 

  • Extra episode of hit anime series "Sword Art Online."
  • Also includes a bonus video footage "Sword Art Online Extra Edition." (A commentary video by the SD characters)
  • Comes with a short novel newly written by the original author, Reki Kawahara, a bonus CD with character song(s), and a 16-page booklet.
  • Features illustrated digi box cover by the character designer Shingo Adachi.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and please let me know if you have any additional questions.

 

Sincerely,

Matt|Senior Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Thanks Matt!  I'll be looking forward to getting it next month.

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Hey Matt,

 

I just noticed that the title has been moved to a 5/13/14 release date... but I already got mine!  Loved it even if there aren't even any English subtitles.  However, I see that the DVD versions are still up onine with no warning about them being region 2.