We're very excited for our release of the classic film, Wings of Honneamise this month beginning with the DVD version this Monday (6th April) and the Collector's Blu-ray/DVD combi version following on 27th April. The Collector's Edition version comes packed in a rigid box with a digipack to hold the discs and a booklet about the film itself.
We wanted to take a moment to highlight differences between older footage and the remastered footage that's been utilised on our release. Check out the images below to see how great this remaster looks. (We've aimed to get this as close as frame to frame as possible, but there will be slight differences in some cases.) Continue Reading
Viewster and Anime Limited Partner to Bring Flaming Hot Simulcasts to the United Kingdom, Ireland and More…!
The UK’s top premium anime content company and the worldwide online video service connecting passionate audeinces to simulcast Seraph of the End, The Heroic Legend Of Arslan and Plastic Memories day and date with broadcast in Japan
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND AND GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM – April 3, 2015 – Viewster a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences, Anime Anime Limited, the UK’s top premium anime content company,announced today a partnership to bring Anime Limited’s Spring 2015 lineup of anime simulcasts to the Viewster platform day and date with the broadcast in Japan. All three titles will be available in the United Kingdom and Ireland for free streaming on Viewster, with some additional European markets available for Seraph of the End and The Heroic Legend of Arslan. To watch the series, visit http://www.viewster.com or download the free mobile app in iTunes or Google Play. Continue Reading
For all of you Gundam fans out there we're happy to confirm that you can now stream the first OVA in the Gundam The Origin series, Blue-Eyed Casval, through our Vimeo-On-Demand service. Both the English language dub and Japanese with English subtitles versions are available. Please see below for all the details.
Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval
Available on VOD at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/
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UPDATE (18th April 2015): Hi everyone. Since this page was published the date of release for Kill la Kill Box 3 has moved back one week to 1st June 2015. This is due the production of the Collector's Box. It's a complicated process due its unique design (as you can see image below.) We made this decision to move the release date back one week as at this stage we couldn't guarantee production would be completed in time for the originally advertised release date. As a precaution we decided to move the date back one week.
This date amendment will be updated accordingly with retailers (though we know some of them have already done so.) We'll be sure to keep you updated on this.
Today we're delighted to be able to confirm some initial details relating to our Kill la Kill Box 3 release on Collector's Edition DVD and Blu-ray!
Set for release on 25th May, our Box 3 will contain episodes 20-24 plus the bonus OVA episode 25 of the series. It will come packed in a rigid box, inside the box will be a digipack housing the disc and an art book. (More details on the rigid box design and artbook to follow soon.) BUT, in addition to what we've just said the first print run of Kill la Kill Box 3 on Collector's Edition Blu-ray and DVD will come with a UK Exclusive Collector's Box to house the series!
PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to order our Kill la Kill Box 3 release from any retailer stocking our release and you will receive the Collector's Edition Box so long as the first print run last, but all retailers will be given this version of the release by default for day of release. We'll be sure to make it known when the first print run has been exhausted (and/or is close to reaching it's allocation.)
By Andy Hanley
Ask the average viewer what makes a good anime series into something truly great, and they’d probably cite animation quality, visual style or something along those lines. As a result, one aspect of such productions which is often overlooked is the role that the soundtrack and incidental music which accompanies a series can play when it comes to elevating a story to greatness.
At least part of the reason that anime soundtracks tend to be overlooked is the simple fact that many of them are decidedly “by the numbers” affairs, and as such there are only a handful of composers who the average fan will even know by name, let alone have any kind of opinion of. While Yoko Kanno remains perhaps the best example of a composer with an impressive body of work within anime, recent years have seen a true rise to stardom for another equally talented individual in the form of Hiroyuki Sawano, whose compositions have come to grace a number of notable recent anime series.
Although Sawano’s work in TV, anime and movies dates back to 2006, it wasn’t until 2011 that his work in anime will have come to the attention of most fans; a year in which his music graced both the adaptation of popular manga Blue Exorcist and, perhaps more notably, Production I.G’s original work Guilty Crown. Continue Reading