Overlord is a series that got a lot people's attention when it was airing and today we're excited to bring your an unboxing for the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and standard DVD versions that we're distributing for Funimation here in the United Kingdom ahead of its release on 12th of June.
You're first opportunity to pick up this release will be this weekend at MCM London Comic Con at our AllTheAnime stand as we'll have limited quantities of each version available to purchase.
But if you can't be at MCM London, don't worry as it's only a few weeks to go until its general release on 12th of June. You order your copy today from Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base.com, Anime-On-Line and you'll be able to pre-order from our own web shop from next week following the MCM London Comic Con event.
Synopsis: "From MADHOUSE Inc., the studio behind Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life, comes the ultimate trapped in a game anime.
On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character's devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to doMomonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world.
All the hours he's spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder who exactly is trapped with who?"
You can watch the trailer for the series below -
The Collector's Edition version comes packed inside a rigid case and inside that are two amaray cases; inside each is a Blu-ray disc. Disc 1 contains episodes 1-9, and disc 2 has episode 10-13. Also inside the box are 9 art cards.
The standard Blu-ray and DVD versions each come in an amaray case with the discs, 2 x Blu-rays in the Blu-ray version and 2 x DVDs in the DVD version.
On the discs themselves are -
-- The complete series, 13 episodes, in English and original Japanese with subtitles.
-- On the DVD discs the extras are Textless Opening and Closing title sequences.
-- The Blu-ray discs has the same extras as the DVD, but in addition to that there's also audio commentaries on episodes 2 & 9, video commentary on episode 13, 'Play Play Pleiades' shorts, Special Preview Collection, Episode 1 Preview, TV Spots, Promotional Videos and DVD/BD spots.
Here we go, photos of the finished product. First up is the Collector's Edition Blu-ray set, and then after that we'll show you the standard Blu-ray and DVD sets. Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
Eureka Entertainment’s dual-format release of Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master (1978) is the first time his breakthrough hit has been made available on Blu-ray. Dubbed, re-edited, cropped and bastardised in so many other ways during its various excursions outside its home turf, be they theatrical screenings, TV broadcasts or on VHS, the 4K restoration presented on Eureka’s disc is the closest to the original we are likely to ever see. Continue Reading
We know a popular series in recent years has been the action-packed Noragami. The first season has already been released in the United Kingdom and we are distributing the follow-up season, Noragami Aragoto on DVD and Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray for Funimation. Ahead of its release on 19th of June today we are happy to bring you an unboxing of the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray version.
A quick note before we get all the details that your first opportunity to own this release will be this weekend at the MCM London Comic Con event at Excel London, as we'll have limited quantities of this available at our AllTheAnime stand.
But if you can't get to MCM, don't worry you won't have wait long to add Noragami Aragoto to your collection, as it's on general sale a few weeks later from 19th of June. You can order your copy from Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base.com, Anime-On-Line and following MCM London you'll be able to pre-order it from our AllTheAnime.com web shop too.
Synopsis: "The second season of the hit show "Noragami" has arrived!
Life for minor god Yato isn’t getting any easier. He’s still broke, shrineless, and his partner-slash-sword-regalia has zero respect for him. Worse yet, Bishamon, one of the deadliest war gods, is after his life. Blaming him for the death of her past regalia, she won’t stop until she kills him. But there’s more to that story than she could ever realize. Can Yato take on a god as powerful as Bishamon?"
Watch the trailer for Noragami Aragoto below -
This release of Noragami Aragoto that we're distributing for Funimation will be available on both DVD and Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray. If you're opting for the DVD version, the two DVD discs come packed inside an amaray case.
If you're opting for the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray version, the release comes in a rigid case. Inside the case you'll find an amaray case containing the two Blu-ray discs for Noragami Aragoto. Also included art six art cards and there's even space to put the Noragami season 1 Blu-ray (sold separately; released by Manga Entertainment) inside the box too!
On the discs themselves you'll find -
-- The complete series of Noragami Aragoto, 13 episodes in both English and original Japanese with subtitles.
-- Extras wise on the DVD version there are two versions of the Textless Opening song Kyoran Hey Kids!!, and three of the Closing song "Nirvana".
-- If you're getting the Blu-ray version, the same Textless Opening and Closing songs as on the DVD are included, but there are also Blu-ray exclusive extras. These being audio commentaries on episode 8 & 13, a video commentary on episode 6 and Promo Videos.
And here are photos of the finished product for you. You can click on the photos to enlarge them too. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
When we think of anime, we tend to think of long stories: sprawling TV series running for tens or hundreds of hours, or feature films longer than Hollywood animations – just compare the run times of Ghibli and Pixar films. Short stories are harder to market in commercial anime, though they keep on bubbling up. Some TV series operate as strings of short stories with mostly changing casts, such as Mushishi and Paranoia Agent. There are anthologies composed of short stories; classic cases include Robot Carnival, Memories and Animatrix, while the Genius Party films have been acquired by Anime Limited. Not forgetting the online Japan Animator Expo films by Studio Khara; the later ones are here.
Anime Limited has already released two excellent short stories, Garden of Words and HAL. Both are standalones, running under an hour each, though they’re produced to a cinema level; and they’re both stories of young love between a man and a woman. The same is true of Anime Limited’s new offering, Tokyo Marble Chocolate, though it’s much more of a comedy and has a sly trick of its own. Animated by Production I.G, Tokyo Marble Chocolate is split into two parts, each of which tells basically the same tale, but from two different points of view; namely, those of the man and the woman. Continue Reading
It'a hard to believe but we are literally a week away from MCM London Comic Con at Excel London! *Screams internally* So now is as good as time as any to divulge what you can expect from us across the weekend! We're going to split this in particular categories to make it nice and easy to keep track of -
As has become tradition at MCM London, there will be Anime Guests of Honour in attendance across the weekend and you'll have the opportunity to meet them both and attend their Guest of Honour panel!
Here's what you need to know
~ Anime Guest of Honour Panel
When: Saturday @ 2pm
Both of the Anime Guests of Honour will be on stage to discuss the brand-new film Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry that has just hit cinemas in the UK. But talk won't just be limited to that as there'll be discussions on their respective careers and more. A unique opportunity to hear from two people who have been involved in of the biggest franchises in anime!
~ Free Signing Sessions
Where: MCM Signing Area, South Hall
When: Saturday 27th May @ 3:15pm - 4:45pm and Sunday 28th May @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Your chance to meet both of the Anime Guests of Honour and get something signed by them! You can bring one item to get to signed but don't worry if you don't have anything to bring with you as there'll also be an item on hand they can sign for you! This signing session is completely free of charge to attendees, but the only condition is that it's one signature by each guest per person. No posed photographs will be allowed.
~ Free Photo Op. with Director of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Tatsuma Minamikawa
Where: At the the AllTheAnime booth (#1921) in the south hall.
When: Saturday 27th May @ 1:15pm - 1:45pm, and on Sunday 28th May @ 2pm - 2:30pm.
There will be a special area Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry themed display at our AllTheAnime stand that will act as the perfect backdrop to having a photograph with the director of the film!
Please make sure you bring a camera (be it an actual camera of phone) as we'll be taking the photos on device you bring with you. This photo op on each day will be done on a first-come first-served basis, and the duration of each session is subject to change.
PLEASE NOTE: Times listed above are subject to change, but we don't anticipate there being any movement on these, Any changes will be noted on this page.
UPDATE, 24th May - Panel times officially announced and confirmed by MCM. Times listed above, as stated previously are correct and unchanged.
Where: The AllTheAnime stand (booth #1921) in South Hall.
When: The entire weekend!
Our AllTheAnime shop is back and is your opportunity to stock up on recent releases of ours and all going well you'll also have the first opportunity to pickup upcoming releases before they go on general sale! We can also tell you there will be MCM London Comic Con exclusive special offers exclusive to our AllTheAnime stand! So make sure you stop by.
We'll be sure to update this section over the coming week once, so keep an eye on it!
UPDATE, 22nd MAY: Noragami Aragoto will be available ahead of general release on our stand! DETAILS HERE
UPDATE, 24th May: Overlord will be available ahead of general release on our stand! DETAILS HERE
UPDATE, 25th May: Attack on Titan Junior High will be available ahead of general release on our stand! DETAILS HERE
We also want to make it known at our AllTheAnime stand you'll be able to pickup the first ever edition of the official AllTheAnime Magazine! This is magazine that has been specially curated with articles on a variety of anime, films, music and more that will be available for free to attendees of MCM London Comic Con while stock lasts.
How do you get a copy, you ask? Well it's simple, come to our AllTheAnime shop at MCM London Comic Con, make a purchase, and you get one! It's as simple as that. It's a wonderful freebie that has had a lot of care and love poured into it, with great reading material to boot!
Where: AllTheAnime stand (booth #1921) South Hall
When: The entire weekend!
Seeing anime on the big screen has been a very welcoming addition to the every anime fan's plans in recent years, and already in 2017 alone there has been a packed lineup of films you can catch on the big screen no just from us, but other distributors as well. So we devoting part of our stall at MCM London Comic Con to celebrating anime on the big screen! You'll be able to look back on what has been on the big screen so far this year and you'll also get details on upcoming films you'll be able to see too!
Where: AllTheAnime stand (booth #1921), South Hall
When: The entire weekend!
If you're familiar with this, before you do anything else watch this video (below)
Now that you've watched this, how would like the see this little guy in person? Well you will that very opportunity as Cerevo are bring the smart TACHIKOMA from Ghost In The Shell to MCM London Comic Con and you be able to see this wonderful creation in action all weekend long on the first stop on it's promotional world tour! We're massive fans of Ghost In The Shell and we're delighted to be able to give attendees this unique experience. And that's not all, there'll also be the opportunity to win some goodies from the Cerevo team too! Make sure you stop by our booth early on each day. As if that wasn't enough they'll even be bringing one their Special Edition Dominator replicas (from Psycho-Pass) so you see that in person too!
Where: AllTheAnime stand (booth #1921), South Hall
When: The entire weekend!
Our good friends at Crunchyroll are coming back to MCM London Comic Con next week and you will be able to find them at our stand all weekend long! But their upping the ante as there will be exclusive freebies for Premium Members of their subscription service, giveaways (including one that involves a 4K TV!!!!!) and more! Make sure you stop by Crunchyroll for more information!
We know there's a large portion of attendees who like to chill out and watch some panels. Well don't you worry because the AllTheAnime panels will be back in full force at MCM London Comic Con, this time on the Silver Stage. Exact times will be getting published by MCM themselves soon - keep your eyes peeled - but we can tell you there will be one on Friday and another on Sunday.
What can you expect from the panels? A good question. We don't want to spoil the surprise - and great fun if you've attended them before, particularly the Sunday panel from last October - but what we will say is you can expect discussion on what to expect from us (AllTheAnime) over the remainder of the year, relating to both home video releases and anime coming to cinema. There will also be an anything goes Q&A section - a personal highlight for us as we're never sure what you're going to ask - and overall they'll be just be a good laugh!
UPDATE, 24th May - Panel Times confirmed!
AllTheAnime Panel #1, Friday, 12pm @ MCM Silver Theatre (North Hall)
AllTheAnime Panel #2, Sunday, 11am @ MCM Silver Theatre (North Hall)
Oh don't you worry, we'll have some news to share with you but we're not spilling the beans just yet on how and when. We're changing things up again a little, so don't go thinking it'll be the same as it has been before. Stay tuned for info!
And that everyone (at time of writing on Friday 19th May) is what you can expect at MCM London Comic Con next week! We'll be updating this page over the coming week leading up to the event so be sure to keep checking back for updates and we look forward to seeing you at the show!