The latest movie from Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, Belle, was announced on June 1rst by GKids a 4k UHD Collector’s Edition. The film was previously released on all major digital platforms on May 3rd, and then as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, as well as a Target exclusive Steelbook edition on May 17, 2022.
This 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Set will include the film in UHD and Blu-ray, and will be available both in the original Japanese and with an English dub. The set will also contain a bonus disc of new special features, wrapped up in beautiful deluxe packaging.
The extensive bonus features on this set include those from the previous Blu-ray/DVD release, as well as several new additions, such as new special dialogues with cast, a new interview with Takeru Satoh, a new Eric Wong interview, and more.
Here is a summary of the anime film:
Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U,” a massive virtual world, she escapes into the online persona of Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
Belle Collector’s Edition Bonus Features
- NEW Behind the Japanese Dub
- NEW Promo Events with Hosoda and Cast
- NEW Special Dialogues with Cast (Kaho Nakamura, Takeru Satoh, Lilas Ikuta)
- NEW Interview with Takeru Satoh
- NEW Eric Wong Interview
- The Making of BELLE
- A Conversation with Director Mamoru Hosoda
- The Music of BELLE
- Hosoda Draws Belle
- Finding the Voice of Belle
- Scene Breakdowns
- Mamoru Hosoda at Animation is Film
- Design Gallery
- Kylie McNeill Performs “Gales of Song”
This Collector’s Set will be available to buy on August 30th, 2022. It is available for pre-order for $51.98. You can now pre-order your copy here.
Do you think you’ll get this set?
See the trailer here: