In April 2013 the European Premiere for 009 Re:Cyborg was held at the BFI Southbank in London. Director of the film, Kenji Kamiayama was in attendance and following the film he participated in a Q&A session for those at the event. Courtesy of the BFI, we are delighted to bring you this Q&A session. You can check out Part 1 of this below.
It's time for your latest edition of the Anime Limited Newswire. This week our roundup of news brings you details on our upcoming releases of Tokyo Ghoul, Ping Ping The Animation, 009 Re:Cyborg and more. Read on below for details.
~ Our next releases is the film 009 Re:Cyborg on 14th September as a UK Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD set that includes the film in both 3D and 2D on the Blu-ray disc. Also included is a DVD disc with the film along with a bonus DVD that includes some behind-the-scenes featurettes. If you haven't already you can check out the trailer for it at our YouTube channel HERE.
We'll be sharing an unboxing of the finished product with you later this week so be sure to keep an eye out for that along with some other cool things.
~ Speaking of 009 Re:Cyborg, it has come to our attention that some people may have received a notification of there being a delay of our release until October. Just confirm this is not the case and is very much on track for a 14th September release.
~ If you're looking to pre-order our release of Sword Art Online II: Part 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD (out 21st September) there are currently some great prices being offered by the likes of Amazon UK, and Zavvi to pre-order it. Be sure to take advantage of this pricing while you can as we don't control the prices that retailers ultimately charge for our titles.
~ If you haven't got your copy already don't forget that Space Dandy Season 2 is available to add to your collection now! We've had tremendous feedback on the finished product and we're delight to see how happy you are with it. If you're wanting to see a new preview for the show we recently released this clip below on our YouTube channel.
~ Looking ahead towards the end of the month, we'll be releasing Season 1 of Tokyo Ghoul on DVD and Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray from 28th September. As we mentioned a few weeks ago it has been passed uncut and allocated a 15 certificate by the BBFC. With that in mind here is an updated visual of the Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray for you.
For those wondering, the red bar at the bottom is a separate card that will be packed inside the plastic wrap when released, so that is not part of the box design - that is still clean as you will have seen from past visuals we have shared.
~ Speaking of Tokyo Ghoul being uncut, in case you missed it earlier today we posted a piece HERE highlighting the differences between the original TV broadcast version and our upcoming uncut release of the series. You can expect more details on what you can expect with our Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 release over the next few weeks.
~This past week we were able to reveal the first visual of our upcoming release of Ping Ping The Animation Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD set. You can pre-order your copy today from the likes of Amazon UK and Zavvi today.
~ We've had some great content here at our blog over the past few weeks. In case you missed them here is a summary:
~ For those of you planning to attend the Glasgow and/or Edinburgh weekenders of Scotland Loves Anime the lineups have been announced! The lineup includes the UK premiere of Miss Hokusai. To make the event even more special Director, Keiichi Hara will be attending the UK Premiere in Glasgow! You can get the details at the Scotland Loves Anime website HERE. You can watch the trailer for Miss Hokusai below.
~ Speaking of Miss Hokusai we thought you'd be interested to know that the film has been getting some great press coverage in France ahead of its theatrical run. Including some coverage in national newspapers and even on the French Vogue website.
Looking at our simulcast lineup for this season as a whole it stands at:
The Heroic Legend Of Arslan (continuing from last season)
Aoharu x Machinegun (aka Aoharu x Kikanjuu)
Castle Town Dandelion
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Episode 21 of The Heroic Legend of Arslan is available to watch HERE.
Episode 9 of Aoharu x Machinegun is now live at Viewster. Watch it HERE.
Episode 9 of Castle Town Dandelion is available to watch HERE.
Episode 9 of GANGSTA. is available to watch HERE.
Episode 9 of Chaos Dragon are available now on Viewster HERE.
The first 11 episodes of Blood Blockade Battlefront are available to watch at Viewster HERE. The air date for the final episode has not been set yet.
Durarara!! Limited Edition
A big wave of replacements were sent earlier this week. We've managed to work through a big backlog of replacement requests but if you have yet to receive yours don't worry it will be on its way to you soon. (If you haven't received a confirmation by Wednesday 9th September or if you have questions or concerns about your replacement request please feel free to email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com)
If you have yet to apply for replacement discs please follow all the guidelines HERE.
Here’s the list of upcoming events we’ll be attending. More specific information will be posted closer to the events themselves.
MCM Scotland Comic Con, 26th-27th September
Scotland Loves Anime – Glasgow, 9th-11th October
Scotland Loves Anime – Edinburgh, 12th-18th October
MCM London Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd November
Here is the most up-to-date version of our release schedule.
OUT NOW: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Space Dandy Complete Season 1 & 2 Set (DVD only)
14th September: 009 Re:Cyborg (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi)
21st September: Sword Art Online II: Part 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi, DVD)
28th September: Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)
28th September: Fate/kaleid liner Prisima Illya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)*
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2015
26th October: Ping Pong The Animation (Blu-ray, DVD)
26th October: Sword Art Online II: Part 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
2nd November: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad – The Complete Collection (DVD)
16th November: Samurai Flamenco: Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
30th November: Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi)
30th November: Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 1 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)*
[TBC November/December] Baccano! (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)*
[TBC December] Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 2 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)*
7th December: Full Metal Panic Ultimate Edition [Season 1 + Fumoffu + The Second Raid] (Blu-ray)
7th December: A Letter To Momo (Blu-ray, DVD)
14th December: Sword Art Online II: Part 3 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
14th December: Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo (Blu-ray)
21st December: Gundam: Reconguista In G Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
We should be able to confirm specific dates soon for those marked as tentative.
[Updated on 3rd Sept. with new examples]
As we announced a few weeks ago our upcoming release of Tokyo Ghoul on DVD and Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray (pictured left) will be released uncut and uncensored on 28th September. (You can pre-order it now from the likes of Amazon UK, Base.com, Zavvi and through our own web shop.) Some of may be wondering what exactly uncut and uncensored means in the context of the show and our release, so we thought we highlight that very subject.
This post is going to show you examples of the differences between the original TV broadcast version that aired in Japan that in turn was simulcast to the UK (which for the purposes of this post we will now refer to as the "censored" version) and then the version that everyone wanted to see, the 'uncut' version, as it will be on our release. Sometimes there may only be a little of bit of censorship or it could be a lot. But either way it was enough to warrant being censored for the original broadcast. In the case of Tokyo Ghoul, censorship appeared on parts of the screen being hidden by a black shadow. The images below highlight the differences, but trust us when we say there's some proper gory stuff that was censored as the show progresses.
A heads up now: expect some potentially gory images to follow.
To to be safe we're throwing a Not Safe For Work (NSFW) warning.
Also to save us from possibly spoiling parts of the series for those who haven't seen the show before, we have tried to keep pictures as ambiguous as possible, but we still need to show you examples of the differences so all the images below are taken from episode 1 specifically.
You can click on the images to enlarge them. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond. Pictures by Carlos Nakajima.
The towering Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo is the kind of structure that you could imagine being blasted into orbit to become a space habitat for some wide-eyed anime space opera. Not yet, alas, but until September 27 it’s playing host to “The Art of Gundam,” an extensive tribute to the original TV series, and an excellent overture to the upcoming Blu-ray.
It’s notable that this huge exhibition is very specifically about the first Gundam. At the end, it acknowledges the many Gundams that have come since, with some character art from the current Gundam – The Origin and a funky projected montage of the whole franchise. But the exhibition suggests that the first 1977 series sank far deeper into the Japanese psyche, into the pop-culture mainstream, than any of its successors. In that way, you could compare the first Gundam to the 1960s Star Trek with Kirk, Spock and McCoy. Perhaps that’s because of Gundam’s epic space-opera vision (far less cheery than Star Trek, yet still with room for thrills and heroes); or its provocative notion of the next human evolution, the Newtypes; or perhaps it’s all down to the endless duelling between Char Aznable and Amuro Ray. Continue Reading
By Tom Smith.
The young star behind Sword Art Online II’s first ending theme had a difficult choice to make. Whilst in her second year of high school, Haruna Luna had to juggle her homework and revision time with being a popular model in Japanese street fashion magazine KERA – a gig that led to her modelling for brands and companies, including Tokyo-based department store chain Marui. The tough choice she faced was not which company to work with next, but rather, if she should put modelling on hold while she concentrated on other aspirations.
Luna had always been a huge anime fan. In fact, she ventured into modelling almost entirely because of fantasy series D.Gray-man’s gothic lolita icon, Road Kamelot – it was her experimentations with Road’s style that got Luna noticed in KERA. However, all that progress as a fashion model changed upon witnessing the epicness of Gundam SEED. Continue Reading