MCM time is upon us again and sure enough - Anime Limited will be there in full force with some really cool friends & surprises! We'll keep this short and snappy so you can all absorb the details this time!
We're in the North Hall, Stand 761 - look for the All the Anime banner or alternatively you can find us on right across from the catering space in the North Hall in the central area!
MCM Expo are not messing around and we've worked with them to bring a huge guest back to the UK exclusively for Comic Con London! Shinichiro Watanabe is back as Guest of Honour courtesy of MCM Expo and he's doing three very cool things - two signings and a guest of honour panel!
Saturday 25th @ 15:00 -> 16:30 at Table 4, MCM Signing Area in the South Hall
Sunday 26th @ 12:00 -> 13:30 at Table 4, MCM Signing Area in the South Hall
All signings are free of charge but operated on a one item per-person policy.
Saturday 25th @ 12:00 -> 13:00 on Theatre B in the South Hall
Expect talk about Space Dandy and Watanabe's other latest work throughout the show - with a chance to ask your favourite question!
Space Dandy is all about the music and we're not disinterested ourselves! Expect the following on sale while stocks last:
- Space Dandy Vinyl Record - £18 (we have only 10 or so in stock so come quick!)
- Attack on Titan - Original Soundtrack - £10
We'll have a bevy of new titles available for sale at the stand including some not out yet - namely:
- Space Dandy - Regular Edition Blu-Ray
- Kill la Kill - Limited Edition Blu-Ray Part 1
- Kill la Kill - Limited Edition DVD Part 1
- HAL Collector's Edition BD/DVD set
- Gurren Lagann - Ultimate Edition
- Gurren Lagann - Standard Blu-Ray Edition
- Cowboy Bebop - Blu-Ray Complete set
All these will be on stand at cool prices so come by and check it out! We've a credit card reader on stand too so if you prefer to pay by debit or credit card - that's certainly an option for you! Pretty cool huh?
Our friends at Shokugan Candy Toys and others are coming along - check out South Hall stand 3003 and 2003 for a bit more information. Expect some amazing toys on display from some of your favourite shows...hit us up for some more info at the event!
Expect at least one more license announcement from us over the weekend online! Maybe even more ;)....
Yes, we're as shocked as all of you! Gurren Lagann Ultimate is finished and winging it's way to our warehouse now for delivery to folks -are you excited? We definitely are and want to share the unboxing photos with you!
Quick reminder too that you can pre-order the Ultimate edition still here (while stock lasts).
Please note - the O-CARD is the French one as a small number of the units will go on general sale there too - the English O-Card will be coming with the shop stock later this week :).
Take a look at the shots below:
Whatcha think? Feeling it in your hands is a whole other story too - despite the delays this product has been worthwhile all round and we hope everyone buying it feels the same :). Thanks for all the patience folks - you're awesome :).
PS - Did I mention that you can pre-order the Ultimate edition still here (while stock lasts) ;)?
El Presidente, Anime Limited
Yep! I'm personally shocked too - we're pleased to announce on the 1 year anniversary of Kill la Kill's broadcast that we will be releasing Kill la Kill Part 1 three weeks earlier now! So expect it out on November 17th (a day after Auchinawa in Glasgow ends) - retailers will advise of the change soon too.
Thanks Aniplex of America for letting us move the date slightly - and for the better too!
That's right - Anime Limited's own Kat has cut a new English language trailer as we felt having listened to Eps 1-9 that the quality really was good and that may not have come across in the initial trailer released quite as well given it was a repeat of the original Japanese trailer. So sit back and enjoy:
Amazon (£36.00): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kill-Part-Collectors-DVD/dp/B00MAKQXD6
AlltheAnime's store (coming soon!)
Who knows too - if folks are lucky we may even have some advanced copies at MCM Expo...
El Presidente, Anime Ltd
Check out Episode 1 below in SD free of charge!
If you want to see it in HD or see Episode 2 now then you can buy it today at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/gundam too! Enjoy!
Yes - it's true - we've licensed the new Gundam show and are about to start the simulcast of it! A few things are different about this quarter's plan so I figured I'd hop on and explain what's going on this season...
The Universal Century, an era of historic migration into space and space wars has ended, and some time has passed.
It's now Regild Century Year 1014 (R.C. 1014) where the creation of humanoid mobile suits of war is now taboo and Earth is connected to space via the sacred orbital elevator, Capital Tower, which humanity uses to bring energy in the form of Photon Batteries to the surface.
Bellri Zenam is a cadet in the Capital Guard, the protectors of the tower. During a training exercise pirates attack the tower and Bellri crosses paths with the G-Self, a mobile suit with unknown technology. Bellri is successful in capturing the suit and it's pilot, Aiida Reihanton, and soon discovers the G-Self, which should only be operable under certain conditions, will now move under his own hand. Now Bellri must pilot the G-Self to uncover the mysteries behind the space pirates, the G-Self and his own destiny. These truths will shke the entire Regild Century to it's core and this is just the beginning of Reconguista.
We'll update this as other platforms go live. For us it will be 2 hours after Japanese broadcast - which this week is episodes 1 & 2. So expect to watch them to be available at 9PM tonight and 8PM every Thursday after!
We'll confirm if there are any delays too :).
Right now we'll be putting the whole thing up week by week on a number of platforms first off - starting with our own website tonight and we'll announce others in the next few days.
As a side note, all simulcasts arranged via Anime Limited will be restricted to the UK and Republic of Ireland of course too!
Powered by Vimeo on Demand (were you can also view it at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/gundam), you'll be able to watch the first episode there free of charge both on our site and on Vimeo on Demand at the link above. From there you can either buy or rent episodes weekly or all in one go. Prices work out at:
Buy per episode: $2.40 (£1.49 GBP)
Buy whole series: $48.00 (£29.78 GBP aka £1.20 / EP)
Rent per episode: $1.28 (£0.79 GBP)
We've also got 25 x 10% off buying the whole series now using the following code: ALLTHEGUNDAM
Don't worry - other platforms will be doing streaming as per normal and we'll talk about that more shortly :).
This is a quirk of Vimeo, we're not entirely cool with it but we'll make do with it and hopefully folks will stick with us during it!
Wakanim are pretty considerate and caring folk - they've taken the feedback they got seriously. While they're not going away anytime soon, they do want to make some changes and upgrades to the site. To this end they're taking a break from new simulcasts while they take on board what everyone has said.
We're running content on Vimeo on Demand and other platforms in the meantime so you don't get left out though! Should you like what we're doing we'll of course keep doing it too powered by Vimeo going forwards.
Looking forward to seeing what they come up with but for now all previously simulcasted shows should remain available on Wakanim.co.uk!
Yes. No. Maybe. Can you repeat the question?
I think you can guess the answer there though, so watch this space for more details ;)!
No doubt we'll have follow up questions so we'll try to cover them in subsequent articles about this season - until then, roll on the new Gundam series! It's been years since I got involved with a Gundam series (last one being Gundam 00 at Beez Entertainment) so both I and the rest of the team here are pretty psyched for this one :D.
El Presidente, Anime Ltd