Japan Animator Expo coming to Blu-ray in Japan

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

From November of 2014 through October of 2015, Hideaki Anno’s Studio khara partnered with Niconico’s parent company Dwango to produce Japan Animator Expo, an anthology series intended to provide exposure to animation talent in Japan.  During the series, several Evangelion shorts were produced, and several more made brief homages to Evangelion.  These shorts were however only available for a limited time, which is somewhat atypical of web video production, and a video release was noticeably absent.

Details for a Blu-ray special edition release of Dragon Dentist surfaced in October, and a news post on the Animator Expo site yesterday detailed how nearly all of the Animator Expo shorts would be included on the multi-disc release.  So, this isn’t exactly a release of the Animator Expo shorts, it’s a Dragon Dentist release that happens to include the Animator Expo shorts.  The five-disc special edition will be released December 29th for 20,000 yen (approximately 178 USD).  The two-disc standard edition will be released January 28th, 2018 for 5,800 yen (approximately 52 USD), but does not include the Animator Expo shorts.

No word on English subtitles or an English release at this time.