It's been a while but it's time for the latest edition of the Anime Limited Podcast! On this episode join Jeremy Graves, Kat Hall, Kerry Kassim and Andrew Partridge as they discuss many things pertaining to Anime Limited including our simulcasts of Seraph Of The End, The Heroic Legend Of Arslan and Plastic Memories, the upcoming releases of Kill la Kill Part 3 and Space Dandy Season 2 (including brand new details each to reveal to you) and questions from the community tackling such topics as possible future Kickstarter projects expensive titles that have been licensed. A fun show as always! Check it out and spread the word~! Continue Reading
This coming Monday (20th April) sees the release of our Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combi of the classic film, Wings of Honneamise. We've very excited to share with our photo unboxing of what you can expect when you open your copy of it!
The film itself has been getting some great reviews. You can read Otaku News' review HERE who describe it a "simply amazing." MyReviewer say it "is far too good a film to miss" in their review HERE. And we've also had word that MyM Magazine really enjoyed the Blu-ray release too! It promises to be a release that fans of classic anime will want to add to their collection.
Last week we posted a comparison of the original footage vs. our HD remaster of this film, and you can see this HERE.
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By Andrew Osmond
To shed light on Plastic Memories, it’s worth remembering a comment by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who directed the android anime Time of Eve (and the gravity-defying Patema Inverted). “In the UK and US, robots are robots and they are completely different from human beings. There’s also a kind of Frankenstein complex where they are a kind of monster, standing against human beings. In Japan, robots are treated like humans; in some cases, the robots want to be human.”
Yoshiura’s comments are generalised – there are plenty of robots who want to be human in British and American SF – but they’re supported by Plastic Memories. Although the show often has a light tone, its subject is anything but light; the Japanese publicity bills it as “a story of meetings and partings.” It imagines a world where robots live with people, even as members of human families, but with very limited life-spans; they ‘die’ after nine years. The show imagines a team of professionals whose job is to supervise the androids’ passing, and collect their bodies for disposal.
The main characters are a human youth, Tsukasa, who’s just joining the Terminal Service Department, and his co-worker Isla, a petite girl android with whom Tsukasa is smitten at once. The white-haired Isla looks like Angel in Angel Beats, although she loses her composure more often; we learn androids have similar needs to humans, including toilet breaks! Continue Reading
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(You can also watch episode 1 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!
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.