Have you ever wondered what Beautiful animated movie look like on Blu-ray? Well, now you can stop wondering. GKIDS has you covered here.

Blu-ray Beauty

There’s something oddly appropriate about this 3D image, given the nature of the virtual world they find themselves in.

GKIDS is proud to announce the release of Beautiful for Blu-ray and digital download. For the latter, you can download it from all major digital platforms like iTunes from May 3, 2022. On average, the price is lower than the physical version, especially if you’re looking to rent the anime movie. It is therefore your option of choice if you are short of money.

If you want the physical Blu-ray version of Beautiful however, then you’re in luck. GKIDS just released their Blu-ray and DVD combo pack yesterday; as is the case with the physical version of the animated film in general. You can buy it directly from the GKIDS online store for $24.99.

If you want the Shiny and Chrome version of Beautiful However, check out the Target-exclusive steelbook version of GKIDS, which you can purchase from Shout! Factory for $26.98. Not only does the Steelbook version come in that durable metal case you’ve come to expect from Steelbooks, but you can even get a gorgeous poster with it. Posters are in limited supply, so if you want it, you might want to hurry up and buy this Steelbook. You can check out the poster below to see if it might interest you:

"Beautiful" exclusive poster of Shout!  Plant.
Too bad this scene never happens in the movie.

Beautiful: Details

Basically, think of this as Loan player one meets The beauty and the Beast.

Beautiful is the 6th original animated film by acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (The girl who crossed time, summer wars, Wolf children) and his Studio Chizu. This sci-fi movie stars Nozomu Takahashi, Yuichiro Saito, Toshimi Tanio, and Genki Kawamura as producers. Taisei Iwasaki, Ludwig Forssell, Yuta Bandoh, and Miho Sakai are responsible for the amazing music you hear throughout the anime movie. The film stars Kaho Nakamura as the titular Suzu Naito/Belle, while Kylie McNeill voices her in the English dub.

And don’t forget the cute costumes Belle wears in the movie.

As to what Beautiful is about? Well, GKIDS has a synopsis to break that down for us. Check it out below:

“Suzu is a shy, ordinary high school girl who lives in a rural village. For years, she was only a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a huge virtual world, she escapes into the online persona of Belle, a gorgeous and world-famous singer. One day, his concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature pursued by vigilantes. As their hunt intensifies, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and uncover its true self in a world where you can be anyone.

Source: iTunes, GKIDS, Scream! Plant