In a previous post (SEE HERE) we detailed what you can expect from our home video release of Your Name in November. In that post we mentioned there would be a Ltd Deluxe Edition version coming that at the time we couldn't reveal details of. Well, we're happy to say today we can tell you about what you can expect from our Ltd Deluxe Edition version of Your Name.
UPDATE: 2nd Nov., 12:00 - Image updated to show full Deluxe Edition contents, including additional bracelet
--- Where can you buy it?
This release be available exclusively at Zavvi.com and through our AllTheAnime.com web shop, while stocks lasts. This release will be limited to 2000 units total.
Expect Zavvi.com to be listing this very soon (with this page being updated accordingly once the link has gone live) and you'll be able to order it from our AllTheAnime.com web shop in the near future as well.
UPDATE: 18th Sept., 17:00 - Zavvi.com are now taking pre-orders for the Deluxe Edition of Your Name
UPDATE: 20th Sept., 17:00 - AllTheAnime.com is now taking orders for the Deluxe Edition of Your Name
--- What's the release date of this?
As we mentioned in the other post (SEE HERE), this Ltd Deluxe Edition version will be coming out slightly later than other versions of the film we're releasing. This is due to production timelines. But the date for your diaries is 23rd November 2017.
--- What will it include?
You will get the following -
Height wise, this will be the same as Collector's Edition style products of ours, so it will look nice and uniform on your shelf next to other releases in your collection. The release itself will come packed in a rigid case that will store all the contents noted above, including a digipack to hold the three discs (Blu-ray + DVD + CD).
UPDATE: 15th Sept. @ 9:29pm - We've had a number of people asking what's inside the art book that's included in this Deluxe Edition release. So we've added the question below to confirm those details :)
-- What's in the Art Book
The contents of the 128-page art book are translated into English from the original Japanese release. Included in this book is the following -
--- Langage options on discs
As we've just updated in the other post (SEE HERE) we can confirm we are working to include the audio option of English language with the Japanese Soundtrack by RADWIMPS into our release. This means the language options in all of our releases will be as follows -
--- What's the price?
The suggested retail price for this is £59.99. However, that is not indicative of the price that Zavvi.com and/or AllTheAnime.com will charge for this product - meaning it will be cheaper than that ;)
And that is what you need to know about this Ltd Deluxe Edition version of Your Name, out on 23rd November. Stay tuned to Zavvi.com and AllTheAnime.com for ordering information.
by Jeremy Clarke.
The writer Shohei Ooka (1909-1988) is best known for his novel Nobi (Fires on the Plain, 1951), one of a number influenced by his World War Two experiences as a solider fighting in the Philippines. Nobi takes place against the backdrop of the Japanese army falling apart under the American onslaught and concerns one Private Tamura’s lone wanderings around the battlefield as his ties to society and faith in humanity disintegrate. He reaches a hospital at the story’s end. It was translated into English in 1957.
It was filmed in 1959 by Kon Ichikawa, whose insistence on shooting in stark black and white contributes to an overall bleak atmosphere. Refused admission to the field hospital because they can’t cure tuberculosis, and disowned by his CO because he can’t fight, Tamura (Eiji Funakoshi) wanders through jungle and plain but can find no way out. He sees the military hospital blown up as abandoned patients attempt to crawl out. Eventually he falls in with fellow soldiers surviving by hunting “monkey meat” i.e. other Japanese soldiers. But he can’t eat this because his teeth are in no state to chew. In the end, alone again, he talks about wanting to see people living a normal life and advances across a plain towards enemy gunfire before collapsing.
It was filmed again in 2014 by Shinya Tsukamoto. On the new disc, his hour-long diary never mentions the Ishikawa version instead stating that he read the novel in high school with its “green jungles, vital riverbeds and almost unbearable sunsets”. It became a favourite book. He would seem to be discovering a very different element within the novel from that behind Ichikawa’s black and white vision. Continue Reading
It's been a few months since we released the first part of the series Charlotte as a Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and on standard DVD. We know you've been waiting patiently for the arrival of the second part and we're happy to say you don't have much longer to wait as it's out next week (Monday 18th September to be exact.) Today we're going to be showing you what to expect from this release.
A story by Jun Maeda (Angel Beats!) Animation production by P.A. Works., the studio brought you Angel Beats!, Shirobako and Sakura Quest.
Synopsis (for Part 1): "A small percentage of adolescents develop special abilities at the onset of puberty. Yu Otosaka is one of these few and deftly uses an ability that takes over a target's body for five seconds to get accepted into a prestigious high school. Just when he is about to start a stable high school life as a popular honour student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Their encounter reveals the cruel destiny for wielders of special abilities."
Check out the trailers for Charlotte Part 1 below
Following on with the style established for our Part 1 release, the Ltd. Collector's Edition set of Charlotte Part 2 comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store both the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Also included inside are four art cards.
On the discs themselves you'll find the following -
Below you can find photos of the finished product. If you click on them they'll enlarge too. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
The most common symbols of Japan in the outside world include Mount Fuji, cherry blossom and the film star Toshiro Mifune (of Seven Samurai). In his new book A Brief History of Japan, author Jonathan Clements suggests a less obvious metaphor for the country – the game shogi, Japan’s version of chess. (Shogi has had a resurgence recently, both because of the popular manga March Comes in Like a Lion, and because of a real-life teenage shogi prodigy, Sota Fuji.) Continue Reading
By Roxy Simons.
A new century approaches, and the whole world waits in anticipation to see what the New Year will bring. Having suffered through not one but two magical wars, the god-like governing group the Novus Orbis Librarium (NOL) want to maintain their power, but the existence of the powerful warrior Ragna the Bloodedge, aptly nicknamed the Grim Reaper, puts everything at risk with his powerful “Azure Grimoire” ability. To stop him from getting in the way of their plans they put the largest bounty they’ve ever had on his head, and soon a ragtag group of fighters all line up to take a shot at him.
Starting its life as a 2D arcade fighting game by Arc System Works, the Blazblue franchise has been a consistent hit since it was first released in 2008. Blazblue: Alter Memory is the game’s only adaptation on the small screen and is a compact retelling of its first two outings: Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift. Following Ragna the Bloodedge on his quest through the town of Kagutsuchi, it quickly becomes apparent that he’s plagued by his traumatic past and the dark presence of the NOL and trickster Terumi. Desperate to find out what happened to him, and why his brother betrayed him and let his sister be taken away, he’ll go to any lengths to find out the truth, no matter who he has to fight. Continue Reading