Gundam fans the time is nearly here! We're just under a week from our Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack! So now seems like the perfect time bring you an unboxing of this set! Watch it below.
You can order your copy today from retailers including the following -
Hope you're looking forward to adding this to your Gundam collection!
Manchester! We know every July MCM Comic Con rolls into town and we're delighted to say that we'll be at the event too, taking place this weekend (27-28th July 2019) at Manchester Central.
This year our AllTheAnime Shop will be there in full force, plus we've teamed up with some great friends of ours to offer something different from what you'd normally find at our stall! Have a read on below for the details:
A very good and logical question to ask. At time of writing the map/layout of the venue has not been published but we can tell we're not that far form the front entrance to the building. Our stand number is #420, feel free to insert your own joke here, and we believe we'll pretty much next door to the MCM Live stage as well, for a point of reference.
If you're a Gundam fan wanting stock up on Blu-rays, or perhaps you're someone wanting to start your Gundam Collection, this weekend will be a great place to start as we'll have the following titles available to purchase ahead of their general release dates -
Plus we'll have our release of the Oscar Nominated Mirai available to add to your collection, if you haven't already! I've also been told there will be some units of the Blu-ray/DVD Ltd Collector's Edition set on hand too; which are the likely the very last units we have.
Plus we'll have a slew of other recent releases of ours such as
and many more from our catalogue of titles including Your Name, Kill la Kill, Durarara!! and many more!
You read that right folks! Our good friends at KOEI-TECMO EUROPE have just released their new Attack on Titan game, A.O.T. 2: Final Battle on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch and Steam, and we'll be giving you the chance to go hands on with the game as we'll have a few stations setup for you to try the Playstation 4 version of the game! It's not something we've ever been able to offer on our stand at any event before, and we're delighted to help celebrate the game's release by partnering with them!
We mentioned Attack on Titan a moment ago, so it's the perfect opportunity to remind you lovely people that you can watch all three seasons of Attack on Titan on Crunchyroll!
So if you've been meaning to catchup or perhaps experience the show for the first time, new subscribers get a 14 day free trial of Crunchyroll's premium membership! That's plenty of time to not only watch every single episode but also check out some of the latest simulcasts the service has to offer from the new Summer season of anime!
Visit the link below for details
And that's what you need to know about our involvement in the MCM Manchester Comic Con this weekend! And just to clarify before wrapping up, as we know some of you will be wondering given we haven't mentioned any, we won't be involved in any panels this time around; it'll be strictly our booth that pertains to our involvement this weekend. But you never know we might still have some news to roar about before the week is up. We're really looking forward to seeing so many of you! Be sure to swing by our booth and say hi!
See you this weekend.
By Andrew Osmond.
Gundam is one of the biggest anime franchises, and the most confusing – tracking the dozens of individual titles can be harder than learning the Periodic Table. Gundam Wing, however, stands out for two reasons. One is that fans know it as “the Gundam with the cute boys,” which I’ll get to later. The other is that Gundam Wing was the gateway Gundam for a generation of TV viewers in America and Britain. Continue Reading
By Roxy Simons.
Ichiro Inuyashiki has it tough; he has no friends, he’s shamed publicly at work on a regular basis, and even his family despise him. His only source of solace is a stray dog named Hanako, but, despite how the world treats him, this middle-aged loser still wants to be a good person. So, it comes as no surprise that when a freak accident leaves him with an incredibly powerful mechanical body he decides to take his newfound powers and use them for good. Continue Reading
It wasn't that long ago that we announced details of our (now out of print) Ltd. Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Re:ZERO Part 2, but given that it's now out of print we're here today to formerly announce details regarding our standard edition Blu-ray releases of Re:ZERO Part 1 and Part 2!
The first thing you'll want to know is, of course, when are they being released? A simple question brings you a simple answer: 19th August 2019. Yes, you read that correctly. Both parts will be getting released on the same day. It's not something we've done before, releasing two parts of a series (be in Collector's or Standard edition form) on the same day, but given the popularity of the series and the number of people we've been hearing from both online and through direct correspondence via our AllTheAnime online shop, this seemed like a logical game plan to us.
So, mark that date in your calendars as they'll both be arriving on 19th August 2019. Each will have an SRP (suggested retail price) of £39.99, but as is par for the course you ultimately won't pay that much for them, meaning they'll be cheaper than that.
Both Parts will come packaged in an Amaray case, and inside that are two Blu-ray discs. Here's how it breaks down of what will be included on-disc for each part:
Part 1: Episodes 1-12 with English and original Japanese with English subtitle viewing options. On-disc extras consist of: Re:ZERO ~Starting Break Time From Zero~ shorts (12 episodes), Clean Opening title sequence "Redo" and Closing Title Sequence "STYX HELIX".
Part 2: Episodes 13-25 with English and original Japanese with English subtitle viewing options. On-disc extras are: Re:PETIT ~ Re: Starting Life in Another World from PETIT~ shorts (14 episodes), Textless Opening Title Sequence "Paradise-Paradoxum", Textless Closing Title Sequence "Stay Alive"
When we announced details of the Part 2 Collector's Edition set, we also touched on the fact we would be running a replacement scheme for anyone who purchased the Part 1 Collector's Edition Blu-ray set, and today we are announcing the details of how this will work. We've tried to cover as many bases and likely questions as possible below, so please take time to read the below information thoroughly -
First things first, does the new standard edition of Part 1 (being released on 19th August 2019) include the new disc master?
Yes. So if you're planning to buy the standard edition of Part 1, you don't need to worry about any of the below information whatsoever as you'll be receiving the latest version of the discs available.
Why is there a replacement scheme even happening? What was wrong with the original discs?
The short way to phrase it is that the picture quality for some of our customers was not up to the standard they expected. We always strive do the best we can for our customers no matter the circumstance, so we decided to investigate accordingly and ultimately, now an updated master with improved video quality is available to us, we are able offer this replacement programme.
It should be noted that we have also heard from a number of people who were aware there was talk of some people not being happy with the discs, but they personally see the issues themselves, so this is very much a subjective opinion as to its severity, for lack of a better word.
Do the new discs rectify that?
Following initial reports of issues with video quality across various English-language releases of Re:ZERO Part 1 (as the issue in question wasn't unique to our release), an investigation was carried out, and eventually new materials were provided and an updated master was authored to address the reported issue. These replacement discs use this updated master, and offer sufficiently improved video quality for us to see fit to replace discs in the manner outlined below. In short, this is the best quality you'll be able to find on an English-language release, using the same, final, video materials as Funimation's updated author of Part 1.
Who is eligible to get replacement discs?
Anyone who purchased our Re:ZERO Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Edition release.
How will the replacement scheme work? How can I apply for replacement discs?
For this replacement programme, anyone wanting replacement discs will need to send the discs from the Part 1 Collector's Edition set back to us. However before you do this you need to do the following:
FAQ about this replacement programme
Finally, a call for a little common sense and understanding with regard to this whole process: We're expecting to have a large number of people requesting replacement discs and we'll do our best to get back to everyone as quickly as possible who enquires about them, but please do allow at least a few working days for us to respond - we're only a small team of people.
If you've got any questions on anything mentioned above, feel free to send an email to email@example.com and we'll do our best to answer.
We know that due to the video issue we outlined, some of your have been holding fire and waiting to purchase your copy of our Re:ZERO Part 1 Collector's Edition until you had full confirmation that replacement discs would be issued. If you're amongst those people, then for a limited time we're dropping the price of this set to its original Early Bird price of £34.99 - stock is beginning to run low on this limited edition product, so this is a great time to pick up your copy!
This offer runs until Thursday 25th of July. Please note that you'll still have to apply for our replacement scheme if you order this Collector's Edition now, but you can rest assured that updated discs will be available in short order.
Jeremy and Andy