Finally got around to taking some picures of my Freedom Project Blu-ray box. I received my copy from Amazon quite a while back but I’ve been busying watching other blu-rays. ( like Kungfu Panda, for example. )
(above) The front and back covers of the box. ( There are actually two boxes – an inner, thin cardboard box where the cover art is printed on, and an outer translucent plastic box with the Freedom typography. ) The cover design is actually a montage of illustrations used for the previously released dvd cover art, as well as promotional posters ( you can seen a couple here, here and here. ) but it still looks good. Same goes for the individual cover designs of the four cases. (below)
(above) Back cover design of the case. (below ) Design for the blu-ray disc, very similar to the Japanese SD dvd.
(Below) The mini manga “FREEDOM – Just short of heaven’s gate”, drawn by Gundam manga artist Yoshihiro Sono ( who also painted many of Freedom’s dvd cover art and posters ). The manga is in english with Japanese and French translations at the side panels.
Those were the physical contents of the box – four blu-ray discs and the mini manga.
And how do the video and sound quality of the actual animation hold up ? For a more professional review you can find a fairly detailed and in-depth article on Highdefdigest.com; for me the picture quality was fantastic – way, way better than the standard definition dvd release. Colors are dynamic and vibrant, and the pictures crisp and clean, and I’m only watching it on a 24 inch monitor.
On a side note, they got my name in the end credits right. ( see this older post ) Thank goodness ! I wonder why its all in CAPS though…
Watching Freedom again brings back great memories of my time at Sunrise Emotion, and I miss my ex colleagues quite a bit; I think I really ought to pay them a visit soon.
Anyone else getting a copy of this ? You can find the Freedom Blu-ray box on Amazon.2