Shout Factory in collaboration with Anime Limited will release the hit anime series B: The Beginning – Season 1 from director Kazuto Nakazawa (Parasite Dolls, animation director of Kill Bill: Vol. 1)  on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack and Digital on October 6, 2020. A limited edition set will be available on the same day with exclusive content. B: The Beginning is a gripping, character-driven crime procedural uniquely blends the visual marvel of anime, dystopian sci-fi supernatural fantasy, and gritty mystery narrative in equal measures. This set will collect all twelve episodes from the first season in both their original Japanese audio with subtitles and an English dub.

Synopsis: The tiny city-state of Cremona has been shocked by a string of gruesome murders. As only vicious killers are being targeted, and from an enigmatic mark left at each crime scene, people call this mysterious executioner, “Killer B”.  When former detective Keith Kazama Flick is called back on duty after an eight-year-long hiatus, a new team assembles at the Royal Investigation Service with the purpose of putting an end to the bloodshed.  But Keith appears burdened by too many ghosts from his past.  And as much greater and ominous scheme starts emerging, he will need to come to terms with them all.

If ever an anime series was meant to be seen in a deluxe home entertainment packaging, that series is here now.  Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Anime Limited, will also release B: THE BEGINNING – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION on the same day. This limited-edition set comes housed in a visually striking slipcase, with three art cards and a 160-page hardback book. The book is a comprehensive series bible, packed with information about every element of B: The Beginning’s world and story, taking fans behind the scenes of its production with staff interviews, character designs, background artwork, location information and more.  Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be the Blu-ray of the complete first season, the pilot film that inspired the series, a special interview with director Nakazawa, original soundtrack on CD (featuring 21 tracks, including the previously unreleased “Farewell to the Black-winged King”), and more.  B: THE BEGINNING – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com.

Bonus Content for B: THE BEGINNING SEASON ONE Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)

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  • Series presentation in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub
  • Pilot film that inspired the Netflix series
  • Clean Opening – Clean Ending
  • Interview with Kazuto Nakazawa
  • A mini-poster
  • Two art cards

 

B: THE BEGINNING – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (Limited-Edition)

Bonus Features

  • Series presentation in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub
  • Pilot film that inspired the Netflix series
  • Clean Opening – Clean Ending
  • Interview with director Kazuto Nakazawa
  • 160-page hardback book- A comprehensive series bible, packed with information about every element of B: The Beginning‘s world and story, taking fans behind the scenes of its production with staff interviews, character designs, background artwork, location information and more.
  • Original Soundtrack on CD (featuring 21 tracks, including the previously unreleased “Farewell to the Black-winged King”)
  • Three art cards

 

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