The Garden of Sinners -recalled out summer- Limited Edition Blu-ray
About The Garden of Sinners -recalled out summer- Limited Edition Blu-ray
This limited edition Garden of Sinners movie set contains two feature films, recalled out summer and recalled out summer -extra chorus-, plus a 24-page deluxe booklet.
recalled out summer
August 1998. At this moment, serial bomber Meruka Kuramitsu is certain of victory. Flip a switch. In the ensuing explosion, Shiki Ryougi's body will scatter into pieces. Can Shiki survive the battle against this person with precognitive power?
recalled out summer -extra chorus-
Shiki ends up keeping a black cat while Mikiya Kokutou is out of town. Meanwhile, Ririsu Miyasuki, a student at Reien Girls' Academy, suffers from the loss of her best friend, who committed suicide by jumping off the Fujou Building. When she tries to kill herself, she encounters her classmate Asagami Fujino, who has psychokinetic power.
Special Features: Pre-Show Reminder Video.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US and Canada only. It cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.
- Publisher: ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Horror
- Themes: Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 120
- Release Date: 4/21/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
by mrich -
Although it's not as good as the other Garden of Sinners movies, it's still pretty good and definitely worth checking out if you've watched the rest of the series.
We've come full circle.
by Phil -
Recalled Out Summer is a poignant outing for GoS. The pacing is heavily built around conversations. Action did not constitute much of the narrative.
The story delivers more denoument after Epilogue. The sense of closure makes the movie an anticlimactic way to introduce yourself to the story.
The real treat is Extra Chorus. This 2nd movie, in what is a 2 pack, animates a series of short stories that develop characters during the events of the series. The portion devoted to Asagami is a short companion to movie 3 and my favorite bit in the whole package. When Extra Chorus ends the story, for the 4th time, it chooses to do so in a quiet scene taking place somewhere among all the events.
The set has a small 'folded paper and staples' artbook and postcards. I read the artbook when I received my set. It's a short read, and it gives context to the work. The Bluray slip case is sturdy and of better workmanship than the paper thin GoS DVD set.
Even for Kara no Kyökai fans, buying this set might be a stretch.
by h8GWB -
First, let's get this out of the way- Aniplex is FRIKIN' expensive for NA anime licenses.
We could argue all Summer and Winter Comiket long on that subject.....buuuuut there's SOME justification for their expensive anime, in that they often have great PREMIUM boxsets.
Unfortunately, the domestic release of "Recalled Out Summer" AKA "Future Gospel" isn't on par for value compared to the previous GoS/Knk movie boxsets, nor is it on the level Aniplex of America's other "SAO", "KLK", and "PMMM" Bluray sets.
Well, mainly because, although this costs nearly as much the Japanese release, Aniplex decided to remove the bonus OST CD in our market, decidedly making this set feel THAT MUCH LESS premium.
ALSO, LET THEE BE FOREWARNED; the animation will likely be a shock to longtime GoS/KnK fans.
I DON'T speak of its QUALITY, which is absolutely OUTSTANDING.....during the comparatively few minutes of action during the movie...
Nice addition to the collection
by Matthew -
If you enjoyed the rest of the series and want to know a bit more about some of the characters and Shiki herself, you will certainly enjoy these OVAs. They don't compromise on the quality of the show at all and the stories are quite cute, with Future Gospel even providing a bit more closure on the main pairing of the show.
As always with Aniplex, it is overpriced for what it is, but at least compared to the $320 main series box set, this LE version of the OVAs comes with slightly more extras. You get some cool postcards with nice art splashes and a cool booklet full of staff interviews and cute little comics.
Fans of the series will certainly appreciate this purchase as the OVAs were quite enjoyable and fill in some of the missing story gaps of the main series.
Wish we got the OST, but a good release regardless
by Stephen -
Aniplex USA releases are expensive. We all know that by now. They try to compensate by making the releases as "Japanese" as possible, and in this case we get the high quality video and audio, but unfortunately completely miss out on the OST that was included in the Japanese release, which is disappointing, especially considering the price of the set.
The two "films" included in this set do a good job filling in some blanks, adding some mortar to an already strong, well built story line. Anyone that has had the pleasure of seeing and experiencing the original movie series and enjoyed it, owes it to themselves to see this one.
Audio is Japanese only, with optional English subtitles. This follows the import-only release of the series proper.
Video is high bit rate and looks fantastic. Animation quality is on par with the films, which is to say, it looks great.
Story not on par with original movies, packaging is disappointing
by ShadowSkill -
Stories more like vignettes that are not quite satisfying. Movie (recalled out summer) is drawn out while OVA (extra chorus) fairs better by bringing back an antagonist from the original movies. Looks good but not a must have maybe only for completionists (like me).
Not Limited Edition quality. We get a paper sleeve that is not even double thick or what's normally called double walled which makes it lower quality and not as durable. The Japanese release got a chipboard box with a digipack 4 disc release. At one point when the prices were near the same I almost imported it xcept discovered the Japanese version didn’t have English subs. This is not the only release where Aniplex cuts corners while announcing they provide Japanese quality.
Its a little pricey which I wouldn't mind if I felt I was getting a real Limited Edition. I can excuse lack of OST as something exclusive to Japanese buyers, but cheap packaging and other cost cutting is an insult to customers and serious collectors.