Newswire #98 – 19th Jan 2017

January 19, 2017 · 0 comments

It’s time to bring up to speed on all things Anime Limited and Funimation titles with your latest edition of our Newswire. It’s gonna be a long read on below for all your latest updates.


A Silent Voice and
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

We know a lot of you have asking about updates on our upcoming screenings of A Silent Voice and the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie. While there aren’t many concrete updates on both we can give you at this time, there are a few things we can tell you –

A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice

First of all, with regard to A Silent Voice, plans have had to change slightly with this for a variety of reasons so now our planned theatrical screenings across the UK will now be in late March. These screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles only – as there is no English dub, more on that in a moment.

However, in coordination with the annual Japan Foundation Touring programme, there will be special preview screenings of A Silent Voice in select locations over between February and early March, prior to our main theatrical screenings in late March. So there will still be opportunities to catch the film next month. There will be 13 opportunities to see the film; please keep an eye on the Japan Foundation Touring programme website HERE for more details.

Regarding an English dub, there is currently no English language dub for this film. So all of our screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles only. But, as confirmed by our company president during our recent Podcast (SEE HERE), we are planning to dub the film in time for our future home video release. We don’t have an eta on when that will be at this time, but as soon as we know more we’ll be sure to share it with you.


SAO_movie_main visualNow, onto Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale. We are now planning for these screenings to be in mid-late April. The reason they are taking place in April is simply because we had to shuffle A Silent Voice screenings to March, and as we are a very small team here at Anime Limited we want to make sure each film gets the attention they both deserve. But don’t worry, the screenings are definitely coming and once we have more concrete info we can share, we will do so.

A reminder that as there is no English language dub of Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, all screenings of the film will be in Japanese with English subtitles only.

One final note, in case you haven’t seen it doing the rounds online, here (see right) is the latest main visual for the film.

Some of you might not have seen it, but a new trailer for the film launched over the past few weeks. You can watch it, courtesy of our friends at Madman Entertainment below.




Claymore Ltd Ed Blu-ray
Claymore Ltd Ed Blu-ray

~ First of all, in case you missed it earlier this week, there’s a new Collector’s Edition set of Gurren Lagann available to order exclusively through Zavvi coming in February! You can read all about that HERE.

~ You may have seen us post about it recently on our social media channels, but at the time of writing our Collector’s Edition release of Your Name is down to only £19.99 at Amazon UK. CLICK HERE for more info.

A reminder to PLEASE READ THIS POST regarding our release of Your Name if you haven’t already. There was an update made to that page yesterday in relation to the viewing options on our release.

~ For those of you looking forward to our release of Claymore (left) we published a full unboxing of our release earlier today! Check it out HERE.

You can also watch the trailer for Claymore below.

~ We want to give a preview for you of what to expect over the next few months when it comes to releases of ours. So with that in mind here’s our release calendar from now through February 2017

  • 30th January 2017
    – Claymore – Ltd Collector’s Blu-ray
  • 6th February
    – Gurren Lagann Movie Collection Blu-ray
  • 13th February 2017
    – Gurren Lagann Ltd Collector’s Edition * Exclusive*
    – Persona 3: Movie 1 Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD, standard DVD
    – Blood Lad Blu-ray standard edition
  • 20th February 2017
    – Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 1 Blu-ray
    – Eden of the East TV Series + Movies Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition set
    – Escaflowne TV Series Blu-ray standard edition
  • 6th March 2017
    – Full Metal Panic season 1 Blu-ray
    – Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid Blu-ray
  • 13th March 2017
    – Selector Infected WIXOSS Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD, standard DVD
  • 27th March 2017
    – Escaflowne standard edition DVD


I will note from the outset that we have a lot more planned for release before the end of March, but these are the ones locked in at this moment in time. As soon as we have more info to share with you we’ll be sure to do so.

Looking at some of those titles mentioned above specifically –


Persona 3: Movie 1 Ltd Collector's Edition
Persona 3: Movie 1 Ltd Collector’s Edition

Persona 3: Movie 1, (pictured right) this will be arriving on 13th February. We actually published a post here at our site yesterday detailing our release HERE. (There’s an early-bird pre-order offer on Persona 3: Movie 1 untiul Tuesday next week at our web shop too!)

–We’re happy to confirm that Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 1 has now has it’s BBFC certification, it was given a 12 rating.

–When it comes to the standard edition Blu-ray of Escaflowne, this is the entire TV series including the Director’s Cut episodes. You can pre-order this from our web shop HERE.

–The two Full Metal Panic sets are the first season and The Second Raid season as a standard edition Blu-ray sets. We’ll put this out there now, but we are looking to make a set of Full Metal Panic Fumoffu available down the line as well. Expect these to be available to pre-order from our web shop in coming weeks.

— Regarding the standard DVD of Escaflowne, This will feature the entire TV series (including the Director’s Cut episodes) and the movie, much like how we released our DVD edition of Gurren Lagann a few years ago, as a point of reference.




~ Has been a while since we’ve been able to give you a proper update regarding Funimation Titles. Here’s what’s on the docket until the end February for you –

  • 13th February 2017
    – Fairy Tail Part 11, DVD
    – Mikagura School Suite, Blu-ray+DVD combi
  • 20th February 2017
    – Yona of the Dawn Part 2, Blu-ray+DVD combi
    – Show By Rock!! Season 1, Blu-ray+DVD combi
  • 27th February
    – Fairy Tail Part 12, DVD
    – Absolute Duo, Blu-ray+DVD combi
    – Brothers Conflict, Blu-ray+DVD combi
    – No-Rin, Blu-ray


There are more titles coming to tell you about, but we’re still getting the details for those locked down while we get the titles listed above all sorted and ready for you to add to your collection.

~ You will note there have been a few date changes since our last update on Funimation titles, referring to Fairy Tail Part 11, Yona of the Dawn Part 2 and Brothers Conflict specifically. These have all come about due to delays in BBFC certification.

~ As you can see we have a confirmed date for No-Rin, following the news that will now be a Blu-ray only release. (As a note: If you’ve pre-ordered this from our web shop you can expect a message regarding your order later this week.)

~ Regarding Fairy Tail, you’ll be getting a double dose of the series in February with the release of Part 11 and Part 12 just weeks apart from each other! In case you haven’t see it, check out the trailer for Part 11 below.


Expect more news in relation to Funimation titles in the coming week!

And that about wraps up this edition of the Newswire. I appreciate it’s a very packed edition of it, but it’s all relevant and worth noting. Stay tuned to our blog as you never know, there might be a few other surprises to throw you way too…

Signing out~!


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