Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Newly Draws "Crusher Joe" Blu-ray Box Illustration
The official website for the anime adaptations of Haruka Takachiho’s science fiction light novel series Crusher Joe has revealed an illustration for the upcoming Blu-ray box to be released on December 14, newly drawn by the novel’s original illustrator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, who also served as the director of the feature film released in March 1983. The two-disc set contains the two-hour film remastered in 4K format (4:3 1080p High-Definition) and two OVAs in 1989, “The Ice Prison” and “The Ultimate Weapon: Ash,” in 2K format.
The 246-minute box will be offered in two editions, the 27,000 yen (260 US dollars) first press limited edition and 19,440 yen (187 US dollars) regular edition with a booklet. The former will include a newly-filmed talk session by Takachiho, Yasuhiko, Taku Takemura (the voice actor of Joe) and Run Sasaki (the main heroine Alfin), and a 100-page production material collection book, and a bonus disc containing the film’s original theatrical edition in 16:9.
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