Added a little to the June 2010 listings with the arrival (well I’ve actually had them for a while but it’s taken me this long to post this!) Ikki Tousen – Xtreme Xecutor volume 1 on both DVD and Blu-ray. Interestingly both the DVD and Blu-ray boxes are exactly the same including size. The only difference is the obi color (red for DVD and…..yes, you guessed it: BLUE for Blu-ray). I guess they wanted to save a little cash. The cases themselves are also the same size; no smaller Blu-ray type cases here.
While I got both versions this round for the boxes (I thought they might be different sizes) I’ll stick to the Blu-ray versions for all future releases with the exception of the second box. I’ll get the DVD version of that as well just to make things easier on the chance this series is licensed and released in the US/North American market.
Here is a shot of one side of the box with the front of the disc case and booklet along with the first press poster. This a slightly more close-up shot of the poster. I have two so I can frame one and save the other! Lastly is a shot of both sides of the box with all the inserts, art cards, card game (?) cards (yes, each disc came with four of the same cards), booklet open to the center page and back of disc case. Also seen are the discs (both DVD and Blu-ray had the same disc art on both main and bonus discs).