B: The Beginning – Season One Begins October On Blu-ray

B: The Beginning is an interesting concept of what happens when a homicide detective finds himself assigned to track down a killer who has a popular following. The killer has been cleaning up the city in his own way, but is this really justice? Can a detective really do their job when people want them to fail? The anime series became a fast hit and now B: The Beginning – Season One comes to Bluray on October 6. Not only does it have the 12 episodes, the boxset contains the Pilot film that inspired the series. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:


Popular Anime Hit Series

B: THE BEGINNING – SEASON ONE

UNLEASHES ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK (Blu-ray + DVD) AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TO OWN

OCTOBER 6, 2020 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

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Available to Own on the Same Day, Limited-Edition Release of

B: THE BEGINNING –THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

Featuring A Collectible 160-Page Book, Pilot Film, Original CD Soundtrack,

Special Bonus Content, and More!

“A visually stunning anime with awesome action sequences and memorable heroes.” – IGN

B: The Beginning combines some of the best elements of anime and the crime drama subgenre.” – Decider

From the renowned animation powerhouse Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell, Attack on Titan) and director Kazuto Nakazawa (Parasite Dolls, animation director of Kill Bill: Vol. 1) comes the popular action suspense anime series, B: THE BEGINNING. Directed by Nakazawa and Yoshinobu Yamakawa (Little Busters!), this gripping, character-driven crime procedural uniquely blends the visual marvel of anime, dystopian sci-fi supernatural fantasy, and gritty mystery narrative in equal measures. The series music is composed by Yoshihiro Ike (Blood: The Last Empire, Tiger & Bunny), with the theme song provided by former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. Hailed by anime enthusiasts and worldwide fans for its distinctive genre-bending storytelling, B: THE BEGINNING SEASON ONE arrives on national home entertainment shelves and digital download to own on October 6, 2020 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Anime Limited. Debuting for the first time on North American home entertainment shelves, B: THE BEGINNING SEASON ONE Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) collects all twelve thrilling episodes (both versions – the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub), a mini-poster, two art cards, and insightful bonus content featuring the pilot film that inspired the series, a special video interview with director Kazuto Nakazawa, and more. The English dub boasts a popular voice cast of Johnny Yong Bosch, Allegra Clark, Ray Chase, Brianna Knickerbocker, among other notables!

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.


B: THE BEGINNING – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

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

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B: THE BEGINNING SEASON ONE Series Overview

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.

Created by Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.

Screenplay: Katsunari Ishida

Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshinobu Yamakawa

Character Designer and Key Animation Supervisor: Kazuto Nakazawa

Music: Yoshihiro Ike

Animated by Production I.G.

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), Limited-Edition of The Ultimate Collection, and digital download to own, B: THE BEGINNING is now available for pre-order.

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

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


1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1),

Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Original Japanese and English Dub

Subtitles: English

Runtime: 300 minutes

About Anime Limited

Based out of Glasgow, Scotland Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to distributing the best in anime direct from Japan. As an independent company the emphasis is both breathing new life into much loved classics and introducing the cutting edge of theatrical offerings. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, releasing beautifully packaged collector’s editions and trying new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving, and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network that delivers culturally relevant programming, movie, and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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