At their Industry panel at Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose, CA), Aniplex of America announced the complete Blu-ray set release of the working comedy, BLEND-S. The immensely popular anime series, which premiered in fall of 2017, is based on Miyuki Nakayama’s popular 4-panel manga series by the same name. The complete Blu-ray set will include web previews, trailers and commercials, all six variations of the textless endings, and a special booklet with Café Stile’s menu pages. The Blu-ray discs will be housed in a beautiful Blu-ray cases and box illustrated by creator Miyuki Nakayama. Pre-orders are now open with the set scheduled to be released on November 20th.
Produced by the acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, anohana~The Flower We Saw That Day~), BLEND-S features Yosuke Okuda (High School Fleet) for Character Designer and Ryoji Masuyama (Gurren Lagann, Occultic;Nine) as Director. The series became an instant viral hit in U.S. with its addictively catchy opening theme song “Bon Appéti~t©S” sung by three members of the voice cast: Azumi Waki (How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord), Akari Kito (Record of Grancrest War), and Anzu Haruno (Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs). As the tagline “Everything’s a treat – even being stomped on” hints, the series features a colorful cast of characters who work at a cafe called Café Stile, where the waitresses are assigned an archetype personality when serving customers. These roles include the tsundere,idol, little sister (or imouto) and the super sadist, or do-S, type to which the main character, Maika, has been reluctantly assigned.
“On the technical side, BLEND-S seems to have its act together,” writes Paul Jensen in an Anime News Network review of the series. “The character designs are distinctive, and the individual colors of the girls’ uniforms add some nice variety to what could have been a monotonous wardrobe…Within the context of its genre, BLEND-S is a fine-looking series.”
BLEND-S Complete Blu-ray Set includes:
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen
- Episodes: Episodes 1-12
- Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray discs
- Total Run Time: Approx. 280 min.
- Rating: 13 UP
- Web Previews (for Ep. 2-12)
- Trailers and Commercials
- Textless Endings (incl. all 6 variations)
* Bonus contents include subtitles
<Bonus Materials & Special Package>
- Special booklet (incl. Café Stile menu pages)
- Box and Blu-ray case illustrations by Miyuki Nakayama (Original Story)
*Bonus contents subject to change.
Smile! Sweet! Sister! Sadistic! Surprise! Service! We are Stile!
Tsundere, Imouto (little sister type), etc. are only a few of the personas that the café waitresses play out here.
The new hire, Maika, is asked by the store manager to play none other than the super sadist!? As she becomes devoted to her work, her super sadist persona blooms unexpectedly…
Everything is a treat – even being stomped on – in this outrageous working comedy.