Looks like the high definition, formatted blu-ray Death Note Omega Edition will be appearing in British stores later this year.
Manga Entertainment announced at MCM London Comic Con that Death Note blu-ray for the UK is on its way. The company has just secured the licence to distribute in that format to the Britons, and the description certainly matched that of Omega.
The news was simultaneously proclaimed on Twitter via its official account (see right), though fans at the convention found out first.
In both venues, the product spec was unveiled as being the entire run of thirty-seven Death Note anime episodes on blu-ray. Included are the two re-cut movie length features Death Note Relight: Visions of a God and its sequel Relight: L's Successors.
Talking of which, the Viz newsletter recently ran a piece reviewing precisely that Death Note blu-ray box set!
Urian Brown provides a pretty thorough synopsis of the story and what we may expect by revisiting its anime again in blu-ray. The main event is earmarked once again as the unbelievable quality on display through blu-ray's famed high definition focus. There's much talk of the detail in L's strawberry or Misa Amane's frills in his Viz blog entry - entitled Death Note: The Omega Edition with the tag-line Death Note finally gets the proper Blu-Ray treatment! (Viz, May 17th 2016).
Worth a read if you're wondering what all of the fuss is about.
Viz Media reps were also busy promoting its Omega Death Note blu-ray box set in Illinois last week. The company had a booth at Anime Central 2016 convention, held from May 20th-22nd at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Fans stopping by to say hello could walk away clutching a free give-away Death Note poster.
- in fact, buy formatted blu-ray Death Note films from there too!