Gurren Lagann is a series that we know many of you out love. For some it was a gateway into anime, for others it's simply one of the your favourite anime. But either way anyone who has seen the series knows how much of a fun, emotional, action-packed thrill-ride it is which is why we're happy to say there will be a Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set containing the entire series along with the two movies.
This set is coming in February and is exclusive to Zavvi.com for a particular period of time - it will be available through other retailers once this timed window has passed.
But before we get to telling you all about the this new set, first an introduction to the series for those not familiar with it.
Synopsis: From the director Kill la Kill, Hiroyuki Imaishi, comes the cult classic tale that kicks reason to the kerb in an action packed adventure!
"This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him….
In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are 2 young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads. The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic “Gunmen” and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon and Yoko ride the mecha “Lagann” that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface!"
You can watch our trailer for Gurren Lagann, first published when we originally released the series back in 2014, below
This new Limited Collector's Edition set comes with the entire series (27 episodes) in both English and Japanese with subtitles plus the two movies (in Japanese with subtitles only). If that wasn't enough there's also the Parallel Works collection and a 40-page booklet.
Worth noting that the Movies & Parallel Works collection were previously only available on Blu-ray as part of our now out-of-print Ultimate Edition set, released in 2014.
All of this comes packed inside a rigid case to house two amaray cases (one for the series, and the other for the movies+Parallel Works). You can see a visual for it below.
We're sure some of you might have a few questions about this set and how it may/may not differ from our original releases back in 2014. Please see this F.A.Q. section below which answer those questions for you -
By Roxy Simons.
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By Raz Greenberg.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes is one anime phenomenon that took its time to reach western anime fans. Starting as a long-running series of space-opera prose novels by the prolific Yoshiki Tanaka (who also wrote the equally popular Heroic Legend of Arslan fantasy series), it went through several anime adaptations – the most famous being a 110-episode video series, released between 1988 and 1997, eagerly purchased by fans who were willing to overlook such issues as crawling narrative or limited animation. High licensing costs have prevented the English-speaking anime audience from learning just what the fuss is all about for years. News of an English release of the anime surfaced a year ago, though at the time of this writing, nothing has progressed into actual release.
Tanaka's original novels, however, have been licensed by VIZ Media, with an ambitious release schedule that has seen the first three volumes in print in 2016. Reading Dawn, the first volume goes a long way in explaining the longstanding appeal of the series and its adaptations, even though this appeal is often hidden beneath many storytelling problems. Continue Reading
Good afternoon everyone! It's not often we have a Newswire to bring you on a Monday but we wanted to bring you one today as we have some important things to note that have literally occurred within the last hour (at time of writing) so we wanted to bring you details as quickly possibly.
We should have another Newswire for you later this week, but we wanted to get this the information below to made known as soon as possible. Our next newswire will have notes on more upcoming releases including titles we're distributing for Funimation.
Read on below for details.
~ First of all today is a triple release day with three new titles to add to your collection! First of all we have the second season of Aldnoah.Zero on Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray and standard DVD. This release includes the entire second season of the series in both English and Japanese with subtitles. You can find a full unboxing of our Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 release HERE.
And finally we have the complete series 1 & 2 standard Blu-ray set of Space Dandy available to add to add to your collection.
~ Right, onto some important notes regarding upcoming releases - which is the actual reason I have written this Newswire today - specifically about those titles set to come out on 16th January. Unfortunately our releases of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 1, Evangelion 1.11 and Claymore have each had to be pushed back.
-- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 1 has had to be moved back to February (exact date TBC). To give details as to why this happened, previously this title had been delayed due to problems surrounding the authoring of the discs for this release and we want to highlight this was not the case this time. While the authoring process has been completed, there was delay in the finalisation of the BBFC certification process for this release, and because of this it meant that the scheduled window that had been allocated for the production of the discs was missed.
-- The reason that Claymore and Evangelion 1.11 are slightly different; allow me to elaborate. Earlier today (9th January) we received finished samples of the stock for each title and upon inspection there were parts of each release missing. (Meaning, physical items that were meant to be included that weren't.) We have been in contact with various parties to determine what's happened and we have got the bottom of Claymore, but Evangelion is another story. (More to follow on that, in a moment.)
-- Claymore specifically will only be pushed by a a few weeks to 30th January. However, we want to note that it's likely stock will be available to ship prior to this date. So it's entirely possible that depending on the retailer you've ordered Claymore from they will start shipping it immediately once they have stock - this will be the case for everyone who has ordered it from our own web shop as well.
When it comes Evangelion 1.11, this is a different circumstance entirely. Until we've determined exactly what led to there be missing items from the set, we have quarantined all stock and are delaying it's release until late February, exact date TBC. I will note once again, that should all be sorted sooner than that then it's very likely that units from retailers will start shipping early and the date itself could be brought forward as well.
I (Jeremy) fully appreciate reading the above information might be quite perplexing and perhaps annoying given the circumstances and how close to their dates we were, but please know that we are working our utmost to get these unexpected problems rectified and sorted as quickly as possible. It might be surprising to hear, but there is still some backlog from the festive break which is why we were only able to discover the information noted above today.
Once again we deeply apologise for these being pushed back. We should have more details to share with you, meaning new release dates, within the next week or two.
As mentioned, this newswire specifically was to cover the notes about Zeta Gundam, Claymore and Evangelion 1.11. So expect another Newswire later this week with updates on more upcoming releases of ours. But before we close out, a few additional notes for you -
~ I mentioned it earlier when talking about Zeta Gundam, but in case you missed it over the weekend we did release a new episode of our Podcast - recording late last week. In it there are updates on the upcoming cinema screenings of A Silent Voice and Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, and more. You can find more details on it HERE.
~ Some additional screenings of Your Name have been added. You can see the locations it will be shown in by visiting YourNameTheMovie.co.uk