Later in the week than usual (moving new staff into Anime Ltd HQ – exciting but also time consuming alas), but it’s time for your weekly Newswire. Read on below for the latest tidbits on the likes of Tokyo Ghoul, Mobile Suit Gundam and more! Plus details on our Q4 lineup. Read on below for all the info.
~ As was revealed earlier this week on our social media channels, we have had confirmation from the BBFC this week that Tokyo Ghoul has been given a 15 certification and has passed uncut meaning that both our upcoming DVD and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray releases in September will be uncut and uncensored. You can pre-order your copy today. Here’s the listings on Amazon UK.
We also want to take the opportunity to make it known that our Collector’s Edition Blu-ray version of Tokyo Ghoul is limited strictly to 1000 units. So if you’re wanting to order that version you might want to think about doing so sooner rather than later.
~ During last weekend listings appeared on Amazon UK for many of our upcoming releases for the remainder of the year. You can find them below. (We’ve also added some notes about listings as appropriate below.)
- Sword Art Online II, Part 2: Collector’s Ed. Blu-ray/DVD combi | DVD [Release date: 26th October]
- Ping Pong The Animation: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi [Release date: 26th October]
- Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad – The Complete Collection: DVD [Release date: 2nd November]
- Samurai Flamenco Part 1 of 2: Blu-ray only **subtitle-only** [Release date: 16th November]
- Fusé: Memoirs of A Huntress: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi | DVD [Release date: 30th November]
- Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 of 2: Blu-ray [Release date: 30th November*] *Tentative date, see below for details
- Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 of 2: Blu-ray only [Release date: TBC December*] *Tentative date, see below for details
- A Letter To Momo: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi | DVD [Release date: 7th December]
- Psychic School Wars: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi | DVD [Release date: 7th December]
- Full Metal Panic (Season 1+Fumoffu+The Second Raid) Ultimate Edition Blu-ray [Release date: 7th December]
- Sword Art Online II, Part 3: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combi | DVD [Release date: 14th December]
- Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo Blu-ray [Release date: 14th December]
- Gundam Reconguista In G Part 1 of 2 Blu-ray **subtitle-only release** [Release date: 21st December]
*We want to make a note from the outset that the dates listed for Mobile Suit Gundam Parts 1 & 2 are currently placeholders and are not final. The reason for this is that we are aiming to be day-and-date with the US release. We know the date for Part 1 was amended on Amazon earlier this week, this is the reason for that. The date for Part 2 will likely be shifting as well, we’re waiting for confirmation but we anticipate it to be a December release at this stage. We’ve reflected this in our Upcoming Releases section below.
~ Speaking of Mobile Suit Gundam we made note in the Newswire last week we were waiting to hear if a particular episode that is being omitted from the US release will be included in our upcoming UK release or not. We have received confirmation about this and can today confirm that this episode will not be included in our upcoming release either. We would like to reiterate that this is not a decision of ours and is beyond our control, but we are still extremely excited to be bringing the series to the UK for the first time.
We know a few of you have been asking what extra content may be included in our Mobile Suit Gundam release. We’re still exploring on what is possible for our release in general, but can confirm any on-disc extras that are included in the US release will be present in our UK release as well. We should be able to confirm details on this in the coming weeks.
~ Another Gundam related note, Gundam Reconguista in G is being released in two parts, not as a complete box set as has been listed with some retailers. We’re working on getting this corrected as soon as possible but wanted to make a note about it here.
~ We know a few of saw movement on the release date of the Makoto Shinkai The Place Promised In Our Early Days/Voices of a Distant Star twin pack during the past week. Unfortunately the dates being advertised are not accurate as it is still currently TBC.
~ For those wondering about 009 Re:Cyborg, we can confirm the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi version will now be getting a release in September. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon UK HERE. A Standard Edition DVD version will follow at a later date.
~ Remember how I said last week we were finally (and I meant finally) going to be recording the next episode of our podcast. Well as you’ve probably figured out by now it didn’t happen but we’re happy to report that we have recorded a podcast this week with a special guest, Stephanie Sheh. For those of you not aware she is voice actor and also works behind-the-scenes of English language dub production. Her credits include being Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon, Yui in Sword Art Online and Nui Harime in Kill la Kill (to name a few.) She is also working on producing the English language dub of Mai Mai Miracle, so expect some details on how that is going to be included! You can expect this podcast to surface either over the weekend or early next week.
~ Speaking of Mai Mai Miracle, there was a big update sent to backers last week bringing you full up to speed on how things are going. If you haven’t read it be sure to check your inboxes, it’s well worth a read.
Looking at our simulcast lineup for this season as a whole it stands at:
The Heroic Legend Of Arslan (continuing from last season)
Aoharu x Machinegun (aka Aoharu x Kikanjuu)
Castle Town Dandelion
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Episode 17 of The Heroic Legend of Arslan is available to watch HERE.
Episode 4 of Aoharu x Machinegun is now live at Viewster. Watch it HERE.
Episode 5 of Castle Town Dandelion is available to watch HERE.
Episode 5 of GANGSTA. is available to watch HERE.
Episodes 5 of Chaos Dragon are available now on Viewster HERE.
The first 11 episodes of Blood Blockade Battlefront are available to watch at Viewster HERE. The air date for the final episode has not been set yet.
The next wave of replacements will be getting sent next week. Please note we have quite a bit of backlog of replacement requests to work through stemming from the past couple of weeks of being at events and such. If you have applied for replacements please give us a bit more time to process them. If you have questions or concerns about your replacement request please email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com
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. More specific information will be posted closer to the events themselves.
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 each and every Newswire accordingly.)
OUT NOW: Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector’s Edition DVD+Blu-ray combi)
OUT NOW: Durarara!! Complete Series [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray, DVD)
OUT NOW: Kill la Kill Part 3 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Tiger & Bunny – The Rising (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD)
24th August: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
24th August: Space Dandy Complete Season 1 & 2 Set (DVD only)
7th September: Sword Art Online II: Part 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi, DVD)
14th September: 009 Re:Cyborg (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi)
28th September (TBC): Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)*
28th September: Fate/kaleid liner Prisima Illya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2015
26th October: Ping Pong The Animation (Blu-ray, DVD)
26th October: Sword Art Online II: Part 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
2nd November: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad – The Complete Collection (DVD)
16th November: Samurai Flamenco: Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
30th November: Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi)
30th November: Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 1 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)*
7th December: Full Metal Panic Ultimate Edition [Season 1 + Fumoffu + The Second Raid] (Blu-ray)
7th December: A Letter To Momo (Blu-ray, DVD)
14th December: Sword Art Online II: Part 3 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
14th December: Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo (Blu-ray)
21st December: Gundam: Reconguista In G Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
We should be able to confirm specific dates soon. Also there is a possibility there might be a few additions to the lineup.