Manga UK today announced a special Blu-ray deluxe edition of Production I.G cyberpunk anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Limited to 1,000 copies and for sale exclusively on Zavvi.com, the set is slated for a 4 June release.
The plush new edition will include all 52 episodes of Stand Alone Complex and sequel season 2nd GIG – the first time either have been released on Blu-ray in the UK. The 11-disc collection also includes Stand Alone Complex’s two feature-length OVAs – The Laughing Man and Individual Eleven – plus 2006 Kenji Kamiyama-helmed film Solid State Society.
Packaged in a rigid box with a metallic finish, the deluxe Stand Alone Complex set also features newly-restored subtitles, extensive extras (including four hours of cast and crew interviews) and a 140-page book by anime and film journalist Philippe Bunel covering the history, popularity and influence of cyberpunk in Japan and the West.
Copies of Manga UK’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray deluxe edition are available for pre-order from Zavvi.com here.