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The Kirby of the Stars HD Remastered Edition All-Round Complete Box[Japanese title] is an official home release of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! on Blu-ray. Announced by Kirby series general director Shinya Kumazaki during the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival, the collection released in Japan for general sale starting on March 14, 2023. This marks the first home video release of all episodes of the series in a digital physical format.

Disc contents[edit]

The box comprises 10 discs, each with roughly 10 of the 100 episodes of the anime. However, the first, second-to-last, and last discs break from this pattern somewhat, as explained below.

None of the episodes have been altered or re-rendered for the box set (see the included disclaimer below); the remastering appears to be a simple algorithmic upscale of the original footage. All episodes are presented in 1080i60 video in 4:3 aspect ratio (with the exception of Kirby 3D, which is in 16:9), with 2.0ch (stereo) 24-bit PCM audio, without subtitles or alternate audio/video tracks.

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Disc 1[edit]

The first disc contains two pieces of bonus material but only the average 10 episodes per disc of the Japanese version.

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Disc 2[edit]

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Disc 3[edit]

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Disc 4[edit]

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Disc 5[edit]

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Disc 6[edit]

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Disc 7[edit]

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Disc 8[edit]

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Disc 9[edit]

This disc contains 11 regular episodes instead of 10, so as to fit both parts of Born to Be Mild on the same disc.

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Disc 10[edit]

While containing only 9 regular episodes of the show, this disc also contains a significant amount of bonus footage.

As the Pupupu Tsushin segments throughout the show often advertised contemporary games, tie-in merchandise, contests, and viewer submissions, the segments included on the disc are a small fraction chosen while specifically avoiding such advertisements. The segments still follow a disclaimer that the CBC website (advertised prominently in all of the Pupupu Tsushin segments) no longer carries current information about the Kirby series, and discuss the following topics (following the Japanese broadcasts of the episodes indicated in brackets):

The box itself does not note which episodes preceded these segments, but context and a number of unofficial sources agree on the episodes preceding 16 of these segments.[2]

Other bonuses[edit]

An example of the kind of production art shown in the Special Booklet. Here, the artwork shows the contents of Kirby's furoshiki, left unseen in Kirby Takes the Cake: two slices of watermelon.

Beyond the discs, the box set features the following:

  • A 100-page Special Booklet containing:
    • A summary of the narrative at the start of the series.
    • Character profiles and artwork.
    • Episode summaries and production art for each of the 100 episodes (including some previously seen in the 20th Anniversary Kirby Pupupu Encyclopedia).
    • Summaries and stills from the bonus material (the 4Kids English dub of Episode 1, the pilot episode, the no-credits opening and ending sequences, the Pupupu Tsushin segments, and Kirby 3D).
    • Interviews with the principal Japanese voice actors, namely Makiko Ohmoto (Kirby), Sayuri Yoshida (Tiff), Rika Komatsu (Tuff), Kenichi Ogata (King Dedede), Naoki Tatsuta (Escargoon), and Atsushi Kisaichi (Meta Knight).
    • A selection of key artwork.
  • A 132-page book featuring the entire storyboard plan for Episode 1.
  • An acrylic perpetual calendar featuring character and background art from the series, in a separate box from the other contents of the box.


  • The first batch of pre-orders opened on December 16th, 2022, but sold out within the day, leading the company to ask for patience while they worked to make more orders available.[3] The situation would repeat itself after the general sale period began on March 14th, 2023, as HAL Laboratory quickly ran out of inventory and after just over a week asked for patience while they negotiated manufacturing of additional copies.[4]
  • The episode summaries included in the Special Booklet notably confirmed the names of the monsters Dangerous Bomb, Ghost, Garnie, and Moggy, which weren't publicly known beforehand.
  • Alongside health and copyright warnings, each disc begins with a Japanese-language disclaimer warning viewers that some content in the series may be considered offensive by modern standards. The disclaimer is similar to ones found in various home media releases of the American theatrical short series Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, which included cartoons that "may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 「星のカービィ」HDリマスター版 まるごとコンプリートBOX
Hoshi no Kābyi HD Rimasutā-ban Marugoto Conpurīto BOX
Kirby of the Stars HD Remastered Edition All-Round Complete Box
まるごと can translate to "whole" or "entire", but strictly speaking is redundant with "complete" in the context of this box set's name. It is likely used for both emphasis and wordplay, since the まる in まるごと literally means 丸 or "round".


  1. A corresponding post on the CBC website exists in the Pupupu Tsushin 'back numbers' (Wayback Machine snapshot), but it is unclear what episode it would have been paired with. This topic is not listed in the Japanese Kirby Wiki's list of Pupupu Tsushin topics, suggesting this particular segment may not have aired with an original broadcast.
  2. See, for example, the Japanese Kirby Wiki's listing of Pupupu Tsushin segments and a Niconico compilation of the first 26 segments in order.
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