Last week, the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film hit the shelves as a DVD rental in Japan, and some fans hurried to pick up a copy to confirm whether the bath scene reveals Asuna’s plot. The film’s director Tomohiko Ito and fellow staff members teased in July that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film might reveal Asuna’s nipples during the bath scene.
Fans are rejoicing because the rental release does include a brief reveal of Asuna’s nipple around the 25:52 mark as she is getting out of the bath. The scene also reveals her buttocks.
The retail Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of the film will ship in Japan on September 27 and will include English subtitles. In addition, the official website has revealed all the Blu-ray and DVD pre-order bonuses. The site has also announced that fans who order the limited edition box set will get a short story by Kawahara and will feature the following illustration by abec:
Here are the pre-order incentives that are only available in limited stock:
Aniplex are offering:
- 52 page fanbook, including interviews with the director (Tomohiko Ito) and LiSA
- One snippet of the film reel
- A sleeve for the fanbook
- An illustration card by abec
The Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film will release on September 27 with a total of 4 different editions. Two of which will be limited edition releases that come with a special box with a visual of Kirito on the front side and a visual of Eiji on the back.
The limited Editions will include:
- The 120 minute film (DVD or Blu-ray) with English and Japanese subtitles
- Collection of promotional videos, trailers and commercials
- A short story written by Kawahara with illustrations by abec
- A 108 page booklet
- A special animated short of the main characters in SD/chibi format, Sword Art Offline –Ordinal Scale–
- Audio commentary with the cast
- A bonus CD featuring a few tracks from the film