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Phantom's Japanese Blu-ray box includes English dub & sub

9:00 PM on 09.30.2010 // Bob Muir

In what continues to be a minor but notable trend, Mania reports that the Japanese Blu-ray box set for Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ will be released on January 11, 2011 including not just its original presentation, but also an English language adaptation and subtitles. Though certainly in the minority of anime releases, Japanese studios are starting to provide an English version of their latest projects, usually in the form of subtitles. While it sounds somewhat familiar, including an English dub is still a rare enough bonus that I can't think of any other examples.

Phantom is based on a series of Japanese games of the same name. The story tells of an amnesiac boy who becomes part of Inferno, a violent syndicate fighting a war against the mafia. He is given the codename Zwei and teamed up with Ein, a girl who is known within the organization as "Phantom."

Though DVDs feature a multitude of region codes locking certain discs to certain areas of the world, Blu-rays feature a much smaller amount of individual regions. Japan happens to share its Blu-ray region code with North America, meaning that fans of the series are free to import this collection if they feel like paying Japanese prices - 36,750 yen, or about $440.

For those of us not swimming in piles of cash, Funimation will be bringing out Phantom on Blu-ray and DVD sometime in 2011. Funimation got the rights to stream it a little while back, so we can presume the English dub on the Japanese release is their handiwork. Because if it's not, the alternative is too horrific to think of. There's no way I could stand an entire dub of Japanese voice actors trying to speak English and coming across as utterly foreign.



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