By Meghan Ellis.
Does the idea of a near-future romance sound like something created especially for you, or was that just me? If the answer is a resounding yes, then you should check out Hal. Anyone familiar with the girls’ comics sub-genre in Japan will almost certainly recognise the character design, carefully created by manga creator Io Sakisaka, of Ao Haru Ride and Strobe Edge fame. Sakisaka’s trademark fluffy-haired, starry-eyed youths are more commonly known from these series, but Kurumi and the titular Hal are anything but the school-going, innocent students that inhabit the pages of her other recent works. Continue Reading
The time has nearly arrived! We're just over a week away from the release of Space Dandy Season 2 in the UK! We'll be releasing it as a Collector's Edition DVD and Collector's Edition Blu-ray set from 24th August. This post is designed to tell you (and show you) everything you need to know about our release. So let's get onto all the details you wanting to know.
We can confirm that on day of release HMV branches across the UK will be stocking both the DVD and Blu-ray versions of this. Of course you’ll also be able to order it from the likes of Amazon UK and other online retailers as well. Continue Reading
By Paul Browne.
With security cameras tracking our every move and reality TV shows like Big Brother part of our everyday lives it seems as if surveillance has become ingrained in our culture. It’s difficult to imagine something that was once considered pure science fiction to be given a fresh twist.
New anime Castle Town Dandelion does just that. Based on a popular 4-panel manga strip, Jyokamachi no Dandelion (to give it its original Japanese title) introduces us to the Sakuradas – a royal family in which each of the nine children has their own super power. In a novel turn on reality TV, the royal family is also watched by cameras as part of a TV broadcast – which plays a part in the process for the citizens to elect the next monarch. Continue Reading
It's time for this weeks Newswire! Read on below for the latest updates direct from Anime Limited HQ.
~ First of all have you read last weeks Newswire posted on Friday? If not there was lots of information you will have missed so we encourage you to read that HERE before reading on below for this weeks update. (Last weeks Newswire included updates on Tokyo Ghoul, Mobile Suit Gundam and more.)
- We (finally) released our latest podcast this week! It's a packed episode that includes all sorts of discussion and has a special guest, Stephanie Sheh. You'll know her as the voice of Sailor Moon, Nui Harime from Kill la Kill and more, but she is also involved in the English language dub production of Mai Mai Miracle. We've had some great feedback on the show so far. You can get the full details on the podcast HERE.
- Speaking of details, on that very podcast we revealed some information relating to a few upcoming titles ours. First of all we can share some details on the Collector's Edition Blu-ray set of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Our set will include a 48 page artbook and 4 Tarot cards. The release itself will comes inside a rigid case and have a digipack to hold the discs, there being two disc total. We will note that these are subject to change as we're still in the approvals phase, so we can't share visuals just yet, but as we have mentioned it on the podcast we wanted to make mention of it here as well.
For Full Metal Panic Ultimate Edition, again still in the approvals phase of things so is subject to change, but we're hoping to be able to include a 76 page art book focusing on the franchise as a whole rather than being a season by season focus.
~ If you're looking forward to our release of Samurai Flamenco, yesterday on our social media channels we shared the first visual for our release of Part 1: Episodes 1-11.
It will come packed in a rigid case, have a digipack to hold to the two Blu-ray discs and come with a 20 page booklet. Scheduled for release in November you can pre-order your copy today from the likes of Amazon UK and Zavvi now.
~ For those of you keeping an eye on our social media channels earlier, you will have seen that we have received finished samples (see picture left) of our upcoming Space Dandy Season 2 Collector's Edition DVD release. You can expect to see a full unboxing of this tomorrow lunchtime.
~ A quick note that today we got word from the production house that due to unforeseen circumstances Sword Art Online II: Part 1 will now be released on 21st September. We apologise for this delay but unfortunately it's completely out of our hands. As soon as we have more details we'll be sure to share them with you. This date will be updated with online retailer listings shortly.
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 18 of The Heroic Legend of Arslan is available to watch HERE.
Episode 6 of Aoharu x Machinegun is now live at Viewster. Watch it HERE.
Episode 6 of Castle Town Dandelion is available to watch HERE.
Episode 6 of GANGSTA. is available to watch HERE.
Episodes 5 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. Please note we have quite a bit of backlog of replacement requests to work through stemming from the past couple of weeks of being at events and such, but all UK applicants as of Tuesday should have received a confirmation of applying for replacement discs email. (International applicants can expect their confirmation email before the end of the week.) 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
And so with the above information in mind here’s the most up-to-date version of our release schedule. (We will of course continue to update this in each and every Newswire accordingly.)
24th August: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
24th August: 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 (TBC): 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 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. Also there is a possibility there might be a few additions to the lineup.
It’s been a while since our last episode but that makes this a bumper edition of the show recorded over two days! Join Jeremy, Andrew and Kat along with the latest member of Team Anime Limited, Keith and our special guest, Stephanie Sheh (the voice of Sailor Moon).
On this episode topics covered, but not limited to convention stories (from both the UK and USA), voice acting jobs wanting people sounding like certain voice actors, updates on upcoming titles of ours including Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya and Mobile Suit Gundam, working behind-the-scenes on producing an English language dub, what it’s like being the voice of Sailor Moon, how the English dubbing process for Mai Mai Miracle is progressing and much more!
A fun show as always and it’s available for your listening pleasure now.
(To download the podcast as an mp3, click on the arrow pointing down in the top right corner of the player above.)
We look forward to hearing your thoughts.