We finally have a date for the Belle Bluray and Digital Release. After a grand response in 2021, the creators of the grandeur movie are finally releasing the Blu-Ray and Digital releases of Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle. In addition to the format, there will be new surprises waiting for the fans. People never really get tired of different versions of fairy tales. Since the original story of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the world has seen many remakes of the same story. While Belle is also a retelling, it has touched people worldwide with sincerity and new surprises. So here is everything you need to know about Belle Bluray and Digital Release.
Mamoru Hosoda directed the anime film Belle. The story is based on a French fairy tale, ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Although the director wanted to make the film as a musical, he knew that Japan was not aligned with it, so he decided to have the main character be a singer. The movie was premiered on July 15, 2021, at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. It received a great response with a standing ovation of fourteen minutes. The film got a theatrical release in Japan on July 16, 2021. GKIDS licensed the film in North America for a nationwide release in January 2022. Moreover, Anime Limited licensed it in the UK in February 2022.
Belle Bluray and Digital Release: Official Announcement
The official Twitter account of GKIDS posted that there will be a Belle Bluray and Digital Release. They also posted the expected release dates of the same. Aside from having your own copy of the movie, the Blu-Ray and DVD combo also includes some extra content. A few production details will have a deeper look at what happens behind the scenes. Moreover, it will also have the director’s personal thoughts during the project. Fans are very excited about this, particularly because they have been curious about the World of U and its making process.
Although Belle is an anime movie based on a famous fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast,” it also very different because it happens in the age of social media and technology. The main character is a normal high school girl, Suzu, who really loves singing. However, she lost her ability to sing due to a few sad events. One day, at a friend’s suggestion, she signs up on a virtual reality website called ‘U’. Her character is ‘Bell.’ In this world, she realizes that she can sing. The story follows the main character as she meets various new characters in the story, like Justin and Dragon, and goes on an epic quest to find out who she really is.
Mamoru Hosoda is a really big name in the industry. He is an Academy Award-nominated director who has directed works like Summer Wars, Mirai, and Wolf Children. His fans were very excited to see him have a go at a somewhat new genre.
Belle Bluray and Digital Release: Release Date
Belle Bluray and Digital Release dates are as follows. The Digital Download To Own will be out on May 3, 2022. The BluRay and DVD will be available from May 17, 2022. Target will also have an exclusive Steelbook release on May 17, 2022. There has been no word about streaming platforms yet, so fans will have to keep an eye on this page for more details as they come.