It's time for the latest edition of the newswire; our weekly roundup of Anime Limited related news. This week titles highlighted (but not limited to) include Wings Of Honneamise, Kill la Kill Part 3, Durarara!!, our spring season simulcasts and more. Read on below for the details.
~ The wait is finally over as the Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi of the classic Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is available to buy now! We posted an unboxing of the set last week (that also includes details on the release itself) HERE.
~ In case you missed it last week our latest Podcast is available for you to listen to now! In this podcast we reveal some new details relating to our upcoming releases of Kill la Kill Part 3 and Space Dandy Season 2. Plus we answer a variety of questions from the community, give you some background info about our simulcasts of Seraph Of The End, The Heroic Legend Of Arslan and Plastic Memories. You can get all the details on this episode of the podcast HERE. Continue Reading
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(You can also watch episode 1 & 2 at the link above.)
Adapted from Hiromu Arakawa’s (creator of Fullmetal Alchemist) manga, this is the epic story of a man destined to rule a kingdom … but first he must reclaim it. Arslan is the young prince of Pars who, at age 14, loses everything as his beloved homeland goes up in flames. Escaping the destruction, Prince Arslan gathers a group of five extraordinary people—a warrior, a priestess, a trickster, an artist and his attendant, to help him fight against the Lusitanian invaders—300,000 strong—lead by the mysterious Lord Silver Mask … who has also laid claim to the throne. Let’s hear it for freedom fighters!
By Anthony Thomas.
If you didn’t already know, Space Dandy combs the galaxy, much like his pompadour, on the hunt for aliens. Planet after planet he searches, discovering bizarre new creatures while sampling as many intergalactic Hooters-type ‘breastaurants’ as possible. From his outrageous fashion sense, to go-with-the-flow attitude, Space Dandy is unmistakably a dandy guy – in space.
Just as spectacular as Space Dandy and his brave space crew (in space) is the man behind series one discorific opening theme Yasuyuki Okamura. He’s been in the business since the 1980s and takes his influence direct from Purple Rain singer and fellow dandy dresser Prince. If that’s not enough proof of just how funky he might be, check out the official music video for that Space Dandy opener Viva Namida, it features an anime-version of Okamura busting moves alongside Mr. Dandy and his breastaurant buddies.
Okamura had toes tapping in the west long before Space Dandy. His song Super Girl was used as the first ending to late-80s anime City Hunter 2, which was later picked up by The Anime Network and ADV in America at the turn of the millennium – it was also turned into a dodgy Hong Kong movie starring Jackie Chan in 1993, but that’s an entirely different story.
In a not-so-distant future human-like androids called Giftia are leased to people by SAI, the company that made them. But when the bots reach their shelf-life, they must be retrieved—a job easier said than done. Enter Tsukasa Mizugaki, who along with his Giftia partner, has the unenviable task of being one of SAI’s in house repo men.
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(You can watch the first two episodes at the link above too.)
After a deadly virus ravages Earth, killing every human over the age of 13, society collapses. Soon, vampires emerge from hiding, enslaving mankind in a vast underground prison-city. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichiro—your typical hot blooded rule-breaking teen. Yuichiro has enlisted in the “The Moon Demon Company”, a Vampire Extermination Unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. His friend Mikaela uses his connection with powerful vampire Lord Ferid to pass information to Yuichiro that will help him discover that there is still life in the human world. Filled with action, conflict and fight scenes, this is a bloody good time, indeed!