Persona 4 The Animation Collector’s Edition is a re-release of the anime with a few goodies. Is it worth the price?
Persona 4 The Animation originally released on Blu Ray and DVD back in 2012. However, there were some sort of licensing issues back then. The DVD version contained both English and Japanese audio, but the Blu Ray version only had English audio. A lot of people didn’t buy the Blu Ray version because of that.
In 2015, Aniplex and Sentai Filmworks released a new box set called Persona 4 The Animation Collector’s Edition. This set has the Blu Rays, DVDs, and some extra items. Both the Blu Rays and DVDs have options for English audio, Japanese audio with English subtitles, and Japanese commentary with English subtitles.
The more detailed specs can be found at the bottom of the box set. The Blu Ray is Region A. Video: 1080p High Definition / 16×9 Aspect Ratio. Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, and Japanese Commentary DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. Subtitles: English.
The DVD is region NTSC 1. Video: 480i / 16×9 Anamorphic wide screen. Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0, Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0, Japanese Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0. Subtitles: English.
There are four Blu Ray discs and six DVDs in each box. The boxes have slightly different art work on the front and insides.
The bonus items in this box set are four stickers, three metal buttons that are the same as Chie’s, a Persona 4 The Animation eyeglass cleaner, and eight Tarot Cards that are the same Arcana as the eight main characters.
Now for the final judgment: is this box set worth buying? If this were just another option in addition to DVDs or Blu Rays with the three audio options, I’d probably say the extra items don’t make up for the price, and nobody needs both DVDs and Blu Rays. However, since this set seems to be the only set with all three audio options for the Blu Rays, then I recommend buying this Collector’s Edition. You can buy it off of Amazon using the link below. If you use my link, I’ll get a small kickback. It won’t cost you anything extra! This will just help keep my website running.
Remember, this is just a review / unboxing of the Persona 4 The Animation Collector’s Edition. You can see my review of the show here.