Newswire #24 – 16th June 2015
June 16, 2015 · 1 comment
It’s the time for the latest edition of our Newswire featuring updates on Sword Art Online II: Part 1, Tokyo Ghoul, Space Dandy and more! Read on below for details.
~ First of all, a quick reminder that our next releases are Kill la Kill Part 3 and Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, both on 29th June. Only a couple of weeks away now.
~ Following us sharing initial visuals of Sword Art Online II: Part 1 Collector’s Edition last week we have a small update on that for you. Below is an updated visual of how the Collector’s Box (that comes with Part 1) will look. The main difference being that in our visual last week there was a black border around it.
We’d also like to take a moment to highlight that the Collector’s Box is strictly limited to the first print run of this title. Now to clarify, no matter where you pre-order Sword Art Online II: Part 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi you will receive the Collector’s Box, but there is a strict number of how many will be available following it’s release.
~ Speaking of visual for our upcoming titles, late last week revealed the initial visual (see below) for our Collector’s Edition Blu-ray version of Tokyo Ghoul, coming in September.
The design is not final and still subject to to approval, but what we’re going with is a rigid case that will have a transparent sleeve (aka an O-Card) over the top. Inside the rigid case will be a digipack holding the two Blu-ray discs plus a booklet that will include translated materials from the Japanese release.
In terms of on-disc content, we’re hoping to be to able to confirm all details soon, but it will include both English language and original Japanese (with subtitles) audio options for all 12 episodes of the series.
~ For those of you interested we recorded and released the latest episode of our podcast late last week. We touched on various topics including the status of titles such as Full Metal Panic and Escaflowne, how out-of-print titles affect the industry and of course Kerry’s love for Space Dandy Season 2. Get the full details including iTunes and Soundcloud links HERE.
~ Speaking of the Podcast, we touched on the fact that Sword Art Online II: Part 1 is progressing nicely and wanted to highlight the fact that we have had a white sample – a blank sample version of the product in question – and we’re very happy with how it’s shaping up. We haven’t touched on a particular detail relating to it yet, but something we’ve implemented looks like it’s going to turn our very nice!
~ QC’ing for Space Dandy Season 2 has been completed and signed off, so it is literally a case of waiting for final approval on artwork now for us to go into into the final stages of production.
~ We’re hoping to be getting a finished sample of our Tiger & Bunny: The Rising release this week, so all going well we’ll be able to share an unboxing of it for you!
~ In case you missed them, we’ve had some very interesting features on our blog the past week:
- Andrew Osmond puts the focus on 009 Re:Cyborg and the process of animating the film
- Jasper Sharp on the foreign premiere of Kon Ichikawa’s Shinsengumi
~ A quick reminder that the deal of the month at Space Dandy Season 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for only £24.99! With the release of Season 2 drawing closer it’s the perfect time to get your Dandy on! More details HERE.
~ Do you like competitions? Keep an eye on our social media channels. You never when a chance to win some cool swag may pop up.
There was a delay on delivery of assets this week but we’re happy to report that you can watch the latest episodes of Seraph Of The End, Plastic Memories and The Heroic Legend Of Arslan right now at the links below.
The next wave of replacements are being sent later this week, tomorrow (Wednesday) specifically. This includes all remaining replacement requests (both UK and International) logged in as of 11am today. Everyone has been emailed a message confirming dispatch of a replacement.
If you have yet to apply for replacement discs please follow all the guidelines HERE.
Here’s the list of upcoming events we’ll be attending in some capacity. More specific information will be posted closer to the events themselves.
MCM Manchester Comic Con, 25th-26th July
NOM Con, 31st July-2nd August
KITACON, 31st July-2nd August
MCM Ireland Comic Con (Dublin), 29th-30th August
MCM Scotland Comic Con, 26th-27th September
Scotland Loves Anime – Glasgow, 9th-11th October
Scotland Loves Anime – Edinburgh, 12th-18th October
MCM London Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd November
And so with the above information in mind here’s the most up-to-date version of our release schedule. (We will of course continue to update this in every Newswire accordingly.)
April – June 2015
OUT NOW: Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector’s Edition DVD+Blu-ray combi)
OUT NOW: Durarara!! Complete Series [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray, DVD)
29th June: Kill la Kill Part 3 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
29th June: Tiger & Bunny – The Rising (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD)
July onwards [COMING SOON*]
27th July: 009 Re:Cyborg Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray/DVD combi)
27th July: 009 Re:Cyborg Standard Edition (DVD)
3rd August: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
3rd August: Space Dandy Season 2 [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray only)
3rd August: Space Dandy Complete Season 1 & 2 Set (DVD only)
17th August (TBC): Sword Art Online II: Part 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi, DVD)
September (TBC): Fate/kaleid liner Prisima Illya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)
28th September (TBC): Psychic School Wars (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi, DVD)
28th September (TBC): Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)
TBC: Nerima Daikon Brothers (DVD only)
TBC: Baccano Complete Series [Collector’s Edition] (Blu-ray only)
TBC: Makoto Shinkai The Place Promised In Our Early Days / Voices Of A Distant Star Twin Pack (DVD, Blu-ray)
TBC: Fusé: Memoirs Of A Huntress
TBC: Durarara!! x2
*Tentative date – not final.