To announce the release of by MUNTO Blu-ray Box in December, Kyoto Animation has uploaded the first two episodes of their first original TV animated series to YouTube – in 4K! Although Blu-rays are only 1080p, the animation studio has scaled the 2009 series all the way to 4K for the series’ very first digital release. The of them episodes will be available on Kyoto Animation’s YouTube channel until January 4, 2022.

Note that the episodes do not have English subtitles.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Episodes 3, 4 and 5 of the MUNTO The TV anime will also be released to YouTube in mid-October for a limited time to also celebrate the release of the Blu-ray Box.

The Blu-ray box will contain all nine episodes of the 2009 TV animated version of MUNTO title Sora wo Miageru Shōjo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai, as well as its follow-up film, The Last War of the Heavanliods and Akutoliods, on three discs. The series is Kyoto Animation‘s first original work and started as an OVA in 2003, with a second in 2005, and adapted into the animated television series in 2009 – although the original OVAs are not featured in the Blu box. -ray. Unlike downloading YouTube, episodes on the Blu-ray will be in 1080p.

The MUNTO The Blu-Ray Box series will be released on December 22 and will cost 30,800 yen (US $ 280).

Source: BD Nathalie

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Daryl Harding is the Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel on Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets to @DoctorDazza, and publishes photos of his travels on Instagram.