The wait is over as it's time for the next episode of the Anime Limited Podcast!
[Recorded on 4th Sept. 2015] Join Jeremy, Andrew, Kerry, Keith and Kat in the office studio as they discuss the upcoming releases including Tokyo Ghoul and Sword Art Online II, the upcoming Scotland Loves Anime film festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh and the team answer your questions on a variety of subject from the world of Twitter & Facebook.
A fun time as always and it's available to listen to now!
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We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
By Andy Hanley.
However much you might abhor it, it’s hard to deny that armed conflict holds a certain fascination – whether it’s the cutting-edge technology available to the military, the awe of seeing the firepower that this technology allows, the strategy of war or the human dramas and friendships. This interest in the machinations and machines of war can clearly be seen across popular culture: in video games, movies and anime. However, stories based upon all-out war also have some inconvenient disadvantages for those that write them – there’s typically little room for normal every-day life to intrude upon the bloodshed, death and destruction.
There’s a handy solution which anime has turned to on several occasions – the existence of so-called “survival games”, or Airsoft. The hobby arrived in Japan in the 1980s, around the same time as paintball boomed in the US and as a generation of blockbuster violent action movies excited the masses. The result was an opportunity to revel in the intricacies of modern weaponry and the thrill of combat, but with no mortal danger beyond the possibility a bruise or two. Continue Reading
Back in early 2013 it was announced that we (Anime Limited) had acquired the rights to the film 009 Re:Cyborg. It has been a long wait since that time but today we are delighted to show what you can expect when our UK Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD set is released in just over a week on Monday 14th September.
We can confirm that on day of release HMV branches across the UK will be stocking this. Of course you’ll also be able to order it from the likes of Amazon UK and other online retailers on day of release as well.
Well before we go any further, check out the trailer below. Continue Reading
Many people are excited for our release of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series on Blu-ray starting with Part 1 in November. Today we have some news that will interest many of you as we're delighted to announce that we will be producing a box to store both parts of our Mobile Suit Gundam Blu-ray release.
The storage box will come packed with Part 1 of 2 specifically and is NOT exclusive to a particular retailer. There are only 1000 units being produced but no matter where you pre-order it, be it Amazon UK, Zavvi, our own web shop or any other UK retailer, if you pre-order Part 1 of 2 you will receive the storage box while we're within the 1000 unit allocation. If you have already pre-ordered you WILL receive the Limited Edition box. Obviously once we start to reach the limit of the allocation we will be sure to make it known in our weekly Newswire and through our social media channels.
We'll be sure to keep you date on our release of Mobile Suit Gundam on Blu-ray, including finalised artwork for the two parts in general once the approvals process has been completed.
By Andrew Osmond.
“I never thought I’d get to write so many episodes!” confesses Kimiko Ueno to a Manchester audience. Somehow she had ended up writing eight screen adventures for the irrepressible Space Dandy. “Maybe I just had the most time on my hands.”
The recent Manchester Comic Con was unusual among British conventions in inviting an anime writer – a vital part of the anime process that doesn’t get enough attention. On Space Dandy’s first season, Ueno wrote the episodes with the giant wormy monster, the zombies and the space race; she also wrote the Groundhog Day story at Meow’s home, and the one with the super-chameleon which can impersonate anything. In season two, Ueno contributed the opener about the parallel-world Dandys, the rock band story and the spoof romcom where Dandy protects the imperious Scarlet from a stalker ex. Continue Reading