With the UK theatrical release of Mamoru Hosoda's latest film Mirai just over a week away, we know many of you have been waiting for news about the film's English dub cast.
Well, this afternoon we're delighted to reveal a trio of stars that will be voicing characters within the film, to give you a flavour of how you can expect the film to sound in its English presentation come November 4th! Read on below for the full press release to find out the details, and don't forget hat the film hits UK cinemas in its Japanese presentation with English subtitles on November 4th, with selected cinemas screening both versions of the film into the following week.
October 25, 2018 – GKIDS & Anime Limited have announced the English voice cast for MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. The film will feature the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “The Good Doctor”, 3AD Media).
Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and additionally played at BFI London Film Festival and the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Mirai will open in cinemas across the UK & Ireland from November 2nd with Dubbed screenings playing from 4th November. Selected cinemas will be screening both the subtitled and dubbed versions throughout the following week.
For more information and bookings please visit the Mirai website.
Synopsis: When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?
English Voice Cast
John Cho – The Father
Rebecca Hall – The Mother
Daniel Dae Kim – The Great-Grandfather
MIRAI OPENS IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK & IRELAND ON 2nd NOVEMBER 2018
"Told with skyscraping imagination and such delicate observational wit" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Robbie Collin
"Mamoru Hosoda is a new force in Japanese animation" ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out
“Exquisitely and imaginatively rendered” ★ ★ ★ ★ Empire
"Warmly observed, richly imagined" ★ ★ ★ ★ Total Film
"unexpectedly enthralling" ★ ★ ★ ★ Woman's Own
"achingly real emotions and a spot of magic" ★ ★ ★ ★ Now Magazine
"An instant classic" ★★★★★ Otaku News “A joy to see" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ MYMBuzz
“Cute and sweet” ★ ★ ★ ★ Radio Times
WATCH THE SUBTITLED TRAILER NOW:
We can't wait for you to hear this English dub yourselves, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on Mirai when it arrives in cinemas next week!
Until next time, take care.
We have so many things going on at Excel in London during MCM London Comic Con this coming weekend (from 26th-28th October) that you'd be forgiven for losing track of some of them. However, here's one very simple thing that you should absolutely prepare yourself for when you check out the event:
Yes, that's right, we've teamed up with Studio Khara to bring you a fantastic selection of official Evangelion posters to adorn your walls with, celebrating this iconic and influential series in style here in the UK. We'll be offering up two sizes of poster, each of which will be available in a variety of different designs from which you can pick your favourite.
You'll find these posters exclusively at the All The Anime stand at MCM London Comic Con - to be precise, you'll find us at Stand S400 in the South Hall of the event, so be sure to come by and don't miss your opportunity to pick up one (or perhaps more than one!) of these glorious items.
For a peek at the designs we'll be selling at the show, take a look at the sample artwork below:
Now that we've whet your appetite, remember - swing by Stand S400 in the South Hall of MCM London Comic Con this October, and you can own these posters for yourself. We hope you're as excited about this opportunity as we are, and who knows, perhaps we'll be able to bring you even more similar merchandise in the future? Regardless, we'll see you there!
By Shelley Pallis.
Girls at the single-sex Seikain school are raised to be perfect young ladies, cut off from the perils of the modern world, hot-housed in an environment that supposedly shields them from bullying, online distractions, and everything else that supposedly ruins the characters of today’s teens. Unfortunately, this has rather backfired, producing a class of girls largely oblivious about anything that goes on in the real world, leading to a drastic attempt to bring them up to speed.
The relentlessly normal teenage boy Kimito Kagurazaka is kidnapped and brought to the school to demonstrate what the outside world is like – hence the show’s original Japanese name: one of those unwieldy tabloid headlines so beloved of modern light novels, I was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner. Kimito’s dorm room is rigged up to look exactly like his bedroom back home, and he is prodded into interacting with the students so they can find out all about how to live like common people, and do the things that common people do. Continue Reading
As you may have guessed from titles that are in our catalogue, we're big fans of Kyoto Animation. From releasing the A Silent Voice in 2017, to bringing the first season of a Sound! Euphonium to Blu-ray this year, and next year we'll be releasing their recent Netflix series Violet Evergarden on home video too.
With this in mind we're delighted to announce that for the first-time at an event in the United Kingdom, there will be selection of officially licensed merchandise from a variety of properties from Kyoto Animation to purchase (while stock lasts) from our All The Anime stand (booth #S400) at MCM London Comic Con, taking place from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th October 2018. Book tickets to the event HERE.
In terms of what will be available there will be am mixture of items spanning different titles in the Japanese Kyoto Animation catalogue such as Violet Evergarden, Sound! Euphonium, Liz and the Blue Bird, and even Kyoto Animation's original mascot character, Baja from Baja no Studio.
Spanning those titles mentioned there will be a selection t-shirts, art books, pouches, postcard sets, badges, folder files, book marks and even a brooch. You can see a preview of the some of the items that will be on sale (while stock lasts) below.
(Prices of items TBA at event.)
We will only have a limited quantity of each item available on a first-come first serves basis.
As we mentioned, it's the first-time a selection of licensed Kyoto Animation items from Japan like this will be available at an MCM Comic Con and who knows, this could lead to other unique opportunities in the future. So be sure to stop by our stand (booth #S400) and be the envy of your friends!
We looking forward to seeing you at MCM London Comic Con this weekend.
©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee
©Ayano Takeda,TAKARAJIMASHA／Hibike Partners
©Kyoto Animation Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved
Many of you will recall that earlier this year we brought the first movie of a three film project celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the classic Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation to the big screen. Since then many of you have been wondering if/when we might be bringing releasing this on home video. Well today we're here to tell you that we're bucking from the trend and we're going to be the first English language territory to release it on Blu-ray!
And what's more, you won't have wait long either as it'll be arriving as a subtitled-only Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray on 29th November 2018.
BUT, if you're going to the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend, you'll be able to get your hands on it even earlier, as there will be some advance copies available from our AllTheAnime stand (South Hall, Block S2, Stand S400) in limited quantity!
So, there's a lot we need to tell you about on this, partly because there are a couple of very important details you should know about when it comes to this release. So read on below for details.
From the studio that brought you Mobile Suit Gundam and Cowboy Bebop
Synopsis: “In a world dominated by the Holy Empire of Britannia, most of the globe has been conquered and forced into submission by this behemoth of a superpower. Japan, now renamed Area 11 after its defeat at the hands of the Empire, continues to harbour pockets of seemingly futile resistance that seems powerless in the face of the might before them. Enter Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince hidden away under a false name in Area 11 – harbouring a deep hatred for the empire which has forsaken him, he grabs the chance to fight back when a mysterious power known as “Geass” is bestowed upon him, and begins working from the shadows to bring Britannia to its knees as the faceless leader of Area 11’s resistance.”
Duration: 135 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
It’s worth noting this film project has reunited the staff of the original series to bring the story to the big screen. There are some newly added scenes and the voices have been re-recorded as well to truly make this a unique experience for all fans.
Also worth noting the film is in Japanese with English subtitles only, as there no English dub has been produced for the film at time of writing.
You can watch a trailer for the film below
We're going to be releasing the film as a Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set on 29th November 2018. Here's your first look at what this set will look like:
Let's breakdown what you get in the set. First of all, the set comes packed in a rigid case. Inside that you'll get an amaray case that stores the Blu-ray disc. In addition to that you'll also find 8 art cards and an A3 poster inside the box.
On the disc itself you get the film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation on Blu-ray in Japanese with English subtitles. (You'll be able to select to watch the film in either 2.0 and 5.1 as both are included on the disc.)
We've said it a few times already but we want to reiterate, there is no English dub of this film as there has not been one created for it; hence why it is in Japanese with English subtitles only.
The SRP for release is £34.99, but when you apply retailer discounts and such you ultimately won't pay that for it - i.e. it will be cheaper. This product will also be exclusive to AllTheAnime.com and Zavvi.com around the time of release.
Pre-orders for Code Geass Movie 1 will commence this Friday (26th October 2018) at our AllTheAnime.com online shop with a limited time special offer. (Worth noting that as our entire team is at the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend, we can't put a set time on when it will launch, but it will launch that day.)
And now it's time to show photos of the finished product! You can click on them to enlarge them too if you want. Enjoy~! Continue Reading