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This blog has previously highlighted Japan’s love for mystery stories, and particularly for what the author P. D. James called the “amateur sleuth” tale, where the puzzle is tackled by a savant outside the police. Think of Holmes, Poirot, Marple or their descendants like Japan’s L or Sweden’s Lisbeth Salander. Haruchika is at the genre’s gentle end, but it still deals with some heavy-duty emotions. Its set-up is very like Kyoto Animation’s Hyouka, though the two shows develop in intriguingly different ways. Continue Reading
Jo Shishido, who died yesterday in Tokyo, will be remembered as the charismatic moon-faced star of many a Nikkatsu Action film from the 1960s. He is best-known in the West for his iconic turn as the cold-hearted contract killer of Seijun Suzuki’s cult classic Branded to Kill (1967). Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
As we explained in our write-up of Charlotte’s first volume, the series tells the story of teenage boy Yuu, saddled with superpowers and forced into secret battles fought over people like him. The early episodes set us up for what seemed a lightweight series; highlights included Yusa, a singing idol with a Jekyll and Hyde double personality. Then… well, if you’ve seen Charlotte’s first volume, you’ll know things take a very hard turn in the last couple of episodes, slapping us down with tragedy. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
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Following on from us taking pre-orders for the Reconguista in G Movie Part 1: Go, Core Fighter "Perfect Pack" Blu-ray import Blu-ray set last year, we know some of you were wondering if we'd be taking pre-orders for the next film, Reconguista in G Movie Part 2: Bellri's Fierce Charge "Perfect Pack" Blu-ray. Well today we're here to tell you that you have the opportunity to order this import Blu-ray set from our AllTheAnime online shop.
Now to be clear from the outset, and to reiterate as this is the case for all Import products we make available to order: this is not an All The Anime / Anime Limited product. This is a Japanese release, what we refer to as an “Import” product, produced by Bandai Namco Arts that we are taking orders for at our shop; once the stock is delivered (expected to be April 2020) it will be shipped accordingly.
We are taking orders for this Reconguista in G Movie Part 2: Bellri's Fierce Charge "Perfect Pack" Blu-ray [IMPORT] set from right now until 5pm (UK) on Wednesday 12th February 2020!
This blog will detail what you need to know about this. So if you haven't pre-ordered an import product from us before all the information you need ahead of taking pre-orders will be detailed below.
The second of five planned films that retell the story of the Reconguista in G story, but with new scenes. It's a chance to experience the story headed by the creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino an a new way!
This second film being titled Reconguista in G Movie Part 2: Bellri's Fierce Charge
Synopsis of Reconguista in G Movie 2: In an attempt to rescue Bellri and the others, Dellensen launches an attack on the pirate corps's Megafauna. Bellri, forced into space combat in Earth orbit, fails to realize he is facing his former instructor and shoots him down with the G-Self.
Meanwhile, the Capital Army demands the return of the G-Self and Raraiya Monday, and deploys first the Mask team's Elf Bullocks and then Becker's Wuxia team. Behind the scenes, a crisis is developing which will drive them all to violate the taboos of SU-Cordism--the existence of a threat from space.
You can watch a promo video for the film below -
This is a Bandai Visual product from Japan that will be shipped once stock arrives at our office in Glasgow, UK. (Expected to be April 2020.)
This is a pre-order scheme in conjunction with Bandai that allows fans in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia the chance to pre-order this product knowing it will be shipped by us from the U.K once stock has arrived.
The deadline to pre-order is 5PM (UK time) on Wednesday 12th February.
Each order will also be shipped by the courier service UPS – this cost is already included in the price you pay at our online shop. So you’ll be able to keep track of its delivery progress too once it’s shipped.
Some important things to note –
At time of writing we’re unable to show you what the product will look like, as that design has not yet been revealed. However we can tell you the following –
■Special Description Guide - Mechas part (48 pages planned)
■Booklet in Japanese and English (16 pages planned)
■Bonus Blu-ray Disc including: - Documentary video on Yoshiyuki Tomino - Part II - Short videos "Mobile Suit School" (90 sec. x 3 ep.)
■Storyboards vol.2 (570 pages planned)
■Dubbing script vol.2 (2 books)
■Trailer & TVCM
■Storage box illustrated by Ikuro Kuwana (Animation Director)
■Inner jacket illustrated by Ippei Gyobu (Mechanical Design) [pictured above]
NOTE: We have been informed that English subtitles are available for the main feature and the "Mobile Suit School" videos only. (Other content on the discs will not include subtitles.) Contents are subject to change.
At our AllTheAnime.com online shop! A reminder that pre-orders for this are open now and close on Wednesday 12th February 2020. Click on the link below to order yours.
That’s everything you need to know about this import release of Reconguista in G Movie Part 2: Bellri's Fierce Charge.
Folks in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, you can pre-order your copy today from AllTheAnime.com HERE.