This week the newswire brings you news on our upcoming simulcasts, our new releases, details on upcoming events we’ll be at and more.
~ First of all, the wait is over as Kill la Kill Box 2 is now available on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD! It contains episodes 10-19, comes in a rigid box, with a digipack to hold the discs and as if that wasn’t enough also has an over 200 page art book too! You can order your copy from Amazon UK HERE and through our web shop HERE.
~ Also our this week is the standard edition of HAL coming to DVD and Blu-ray. You can order your copy from Amazon UK HERE.
~ For those of you missed them over the past week, we made two announcements of series we’ll be simulcasting during the forthcoming spring season. First of all there’s Seraph Of The End, an adaptation of the popular manga of the same name (also known as Owari no Seraph.) You can read our announcement HERE and be sure to check out the trailer below.
Next up, this past weekend at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham during our panel we announced that we’ll also be simulcasting the highly anticipated series The Heroic Legend Of Arslan. You can read about this HERE. We’re hoping to have a subtitled trailer we share with you soon, but in the interim you can watch a Japanese preview that has surfaced online below.
~ Talking of simulcasts, don’t forget that Gundam Reconguista In G is fast approaching it’s finale with the concluding episode airing later this week. You’ll be able to rent/buy this episode HERE – and you can also find the previous episodes of the series at the same link.
~ We’ve had some great content here at our website over the past few weeks. Here’s a summary for you:
- 7 Reasons Why Yoko Kanno Is The Queen Of Anime Music
- Space Dandy’s Names To Watch
- Giovanni’s Island And The Galactic Railroad
- Studio Khara’s Animator Expo
- HAL And Artificial Intelligences
~ The El Presidenté of Anime Limited, Andrew Partridge is still in Tokyo he’s sending us pictures of his trip. You can find them correlated in a gallery at our Facebook page HERE. You can also see a gallery specifically about what he saw at Anime Japan HERE. (We’re working to get all of these photos onto our other social media accounts – there’s a lot of them!)
~ We like give a big thanks to everyone who attended MCM Comic Con Birmingham this past week. Our resident giant, Jeremy was there on the Saturday and was delighted to see the turnout for our panel in the morning and had a chance to speak to lots of you about topics discussed in the panel (particularly Seraph Of The End – a lot of you couldn’t wait to watch it) and so much more. If you’re interested in what events we’ll at this year, scroll down to the Upcoming Events section for more information.
~ Just to make this known, it’s been brought to our attention that some retailers are listing Wings of Honneamise for release on 6th April. We’d like to take a moment to day that this is incorrect, and that the correct date is 27th April. Obviously is there is any news to the contrary we’ll be sure to make it known, but as things stand 27th April is the correct release date.
~ In case you missed it a few weeks ago, we have officially launched our replacement scheme for Durarara!! Blu-ray Collector’s Edition. Get the full details HERE. (If you’re planning to apply for replacement discs please take the time to read all the details posted.)
– As an additional note to this, we are logging in applicants as we go and are intending to send a confirmation email to everyone who applies on a weekly basis. We ask that you please allow a few weeks to receive the confirmation from when you first apply.
~ Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter backers. The most recent update was published on 17th March. Have you read it? If not check your inboxes or read at the Kickstarter website HERE.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Q: Do you know when you’ll be confirming details on where/how we’ll be able to watch Seraph Of The End and The Heroic Legend Of Arslan?
We’re hopeful that we can share details on this later in the week, but what I will say is don’t be surprised if we can’t confirm this until next week. (We’re working certain things out on this front, and we don’t want to jump the gun before we know for sure.)
Given we’re now at the start of convention season (even though we know they go on throughout the year, but you know what I mean) we’re going to be adding a regular fixture to the newswire, Upcoming Event. It’s pretty simple, it’ll literally be a weekly reminder of events we’ll be attending in some capacity. As more information becomes available on each event we’ll update the section accordingly each week.
Dee-Con – 4th April
MCM Belfast Comic Con, 2nd-3rd May
MCM London Comic Con, 22nd-24th May
MCM Manchester Comic Con, 25th-26th July
MCM Ireland Comic Con (Dublin), 29th-30th August
NOM Con, 31st July-2nd August
KITACON, 31st July-2nd August
MCM Scotland Comic Con, 26th-27th September
Scotland Loves Anime – Glasgow, (dates TBA)
Scotland Loves Anime – Edinburgh, (dates TBA)
MCM London Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd November
Here’s the most up-to-date version of our release schedule. (We will of course continue to update this in every Newswire accordingly.)
January – March 2015
OUT NOW: Giovanni’s Island (DVD, Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition DVD+Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Space Dandy Standard Edition (Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Blood Lad (DVD, Collector’s Edition Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Perfect Blue [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Kill La Kill Part 2 (Episodes 10-19) [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: HAL [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
April – June 2015
27th April: Tiger & Bunny – The Rising [Collector’s Edition] (DVD+Blu-ray combi)
27th April: Tiger & Bunny Movie Twin Pack (The Beginning & The Rising) [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
27th April: Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector’s Edition DVD+Blu-ray combi)
25th May: Kill la Kill Part 3 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
25th May: Nerima Daikon Brothers (DVD only)
8th June*: Baccano Complete Series [Collector’s Edition] (Blu-ray only)
29th June: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
29th June: Space Dandy Season 2 [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray only)
29th June: Space Dandy Complete Season 1 & 2 Set (DVD only)
*Tentative date – not final.