Alongside the Ghost in the Shell ARISE series, I also picked up the Valvrave show that Aniplex released many years ago. This post will cover the first season’s box set.
Note: The photos in this unboxing have been updated on 18th May 2019, but the content is identical.
Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) is a 2013 original anime series from studio Sunrise and published by Aniplex. The studio is known for animating a number of science-fiction-themed shows throughout their catalog, including the likes of Buddy Complex, Code Geass, Cross Ange, Mobile Suit Gundam, and tons from their pre-2000s era including Ideon and Dunbine. One of the shows they animated in recent years is a supposed trainwreck called Valvrave.
Valvrave has two anime seasons in total, each comprising of around 12 episodes. The first season is notable for introducing the ‘Let’s Keep Going And See What Happens’ reaction during its airing run, and also a controversial sex scene during episode 10. Regardless the show was considered successful enough for Aniplex of America to license and release it onto home video in North America.
Aniplex of America released the series across two volumes during September 2014 and January 2015 for $149.98 SRP each. They eventually went on sale during the Rightstuf Holidays so you can tell it’s still in stock. Regardless I got them for around the same price that the US fans would pay for from that sale.
The Aniplex of America release for the show’s first season contains all 12 episodes across three Blu-ray discs in Japanese audio with English subtitles only. The subtitles are unlockable during playback and the discs are compatible across all regions. Alongside the main series is a couple art cards.
Audio: Japanese Linear PCM 2.0
Video: 1080p High Definition Native format with 16:9 ratio
Region: A B C
Locked Subtitles: No
Plot Synopsis (via Aniplex):
True Calendar, Year 71 – A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of the “Dyson Sphere,” a city in space.
The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements. The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintained its peace through economic prosperity.
Within JIOR’s Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77” until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion. The whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!
Blu-ray On-Disc Extra Features:
Textless Opening and Endings
Limited Edition Extras:
Cardboard box with clean artwork on all sides and title on spine
Valvrave the Liberator is available on Blu-ray from Aniplex of America.