The upcoming releases for Perfect Blue Collector's Edition combipack and Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection on DVD has been further delayed until December 2nd, 2013.
This is not something you're keen on hearing - many of you have already suffered through the last rounds of delays on both these titles and are finding your patience wearing very thin. Believe me, we're even less jazzed about this than you are. However, these things happen and we here at Anime Limited HQ try to be as open and transparent about what's going on as possible. So here it goes.
Perfect Blue Collector's Edition (BD+DVD)
Last we left it, the Perfect Blue Collector's Edition combipack had to be delayed until the 25th of November due to a manufacturing issue. We've only today received word that there is a problem with the replication process. Basically, the replicators have come back and said there's a problem with printing the packaging for the combipack. What this means, in the tld;dr version - they dun goofed and the print for the cases is too large. It's not right and it has to be redone.
Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection DVD
The big delay with Cowboy Bebop DVD collection was down to a quality of product issue - essentially, we got the check discs in the office and it appeared that in order to fit all 26 episodes plus the extras on to 4 DVDs picture quality was sacrificed. And how! The images were so pixellated and low res that we had to take the decision not to ship the product, and have an additional 2 discs added to the collection at no extra cost to the consumer.
And now we have to delay Cowboy Bebop Complete DVD Collection again - this time, due to the same printing and replicating issue listed above for Perfect Blue.
In both cases, we had provided the proper dimensions for both sets of packaging - and in plenty of time. It seems that somewhere along the chain - a somewhere that is outside our direct control - something went wrong. We totally understand the unending frustration you're feeling because we feel it too - believe us, this isn't the ideal scenario for business especially in our first year. We know that with every delay to a title, our customers grow increasingly annoyed and impatient. But our top priority has always been the need to deliver a quality product that makes it worth parting with your money. And in order to do this, we will be taking the hit on these titles to meet our quality objective.
In summary, we're as ticked off as you guys are about this but when you do get your respective copies of the two titles listed above it will be to a high standard and worth the wait.
Thank you for your continuing patience and please seek solace in this picture of the team upon hearing the news today.
Glasgow, UK October 30, 2013 - Anime Limited are happy to announce the release of Samurai Flamenco for UK anime audiences. Samurai Flamenco is a new series recently launched in Japan and currently simulcasting on Wakanim.co.uk.
Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero “by himself” with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!!
Hidenori Goto: a cop who found out the true identity of “the superhero” by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero.
This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world! Broadcast on October 10th, 2013, the show is currently running on Japanese television. The release format and dates have yet to be confirmed as the show is still running, but likely they will be announced early in the coming year (2014).
Andrew Partridge, founder and president of Anime Limited says: Being a major fan of Takahiro Omori and his previous works - especially Durarara!! and Baccano - bringing Samurai Flamenco to UK anime audiences alongside Wakanim.co.uk in the form of simulcast has been a huge deal for us. Gaining the licensing rights to distribute the physical release of Samurai Flamenco in the UK means that we can carry on our love for this show with a release it deserves in the coming year’.
Sorry for the delay folks! With October being so hectic this update slipped me by personally - won't happen for October's sales though which will be up latest of next week!
Without further ado and apologies for less in-depth analysis than usual:
|NEW TITLES TO SEPTEMBER- TOP 10|
|1||FROM UP ON POPPY HILL||STUDIO CANAL|
|2||BLEACH - COMPLETE SERIES 11||KAZE|
|3||NARUTO SHIPPUDEN - BOX SET 14||MANGA|
|4||FAIRY TAIL - COLLECTION TWO||MANGA|
|5||ONE PIECE - COLLECTION 3||MANGA|
|6||DEADMAN WONDERLAND - THE COMPLETE SERIES||MANGA|
|7||BERSERK MOVIE 2 - BATTLE FOR DOLDREY||KAZE|
|8||LUPIN THE THIRD 3RD - THE WOMEN CALLED||MANGA|
|9||TIGER & BUNNY - PT 4||KAZE|
|10||CLANNAD AFTER STORY - COMPLETE SERIES||MANGA|
|OVERALL IN SEPTEMBER|
|1||FROM UP ON POPPY HILL||STUDIO CANAL|
|2||BLEACH - COMPLETE SERIES 11||KAZE|
|3||SPIRITED AWAY||STUDIO CANAL|
|4||NARUTO SHIPPUDEN - BOX SET 14||MANGA|
|5||HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE||STUDIO CANAL|
|6||MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO||STUDIO CANAL|
|8||THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME||MANGA|
|10||FAIRY TAIL - COLLECTION TWO||MANGA|
- To be in the top sellers this month you had to do over 400 units in the top sellers, 200 in the new releases.
- To be at #1 in each you had to sell over 7,500 - no surprises there really!
- Interestingly, Poppy Hill did just about half the week 1 sales that Spirited away did.
- As you'd expect, when the new Ghibli came out - the other top Ghibli's found their way into the charts again too!
- One Piece Collection 3 sold under half of what the latest Bleach set sold.
Glasgow, UK October 09, 2013 - Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, will be attending the MCM Comic Con in London this October 25-27th.
WHAT’S GOING ON?
Anime Limited’s presence at this October’s MCM Comic Con in London will include not only blu-ray and DVD offerings from Anime Limited, our friends at 101 Anime and others but will also act as the launchpad for Wakanim.co.uk - our simulcast partners for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
The Anime Limited booth will include information and an introduction to the Wakanim service for the UK. The booth will also showcase the two series featured by the service - Kill la Kill and Samurai Flamenco. In addition to all the information and promotion for the series, there will be some goodies available to hand out for visitors to the booth (while stocks last)!
Over the weekend Anime Limited will be helping out with the guests from Studio WIT - so expect Anime Limited’s President, Andrew Partridge to be chairing the WIT Studio panel on the Saturday and the HAL panel showcasing their latest work on the Sunday.
Anime Limited will also take part in the industry panel at MCM Expo and will look forward to telling you more about Wakanim at both!
WHAT GOODIES DO ANIME LIMITED HAVE GOING?
Giveaways over the weekend will include:
COME GET THE LATEST ANIME LIMITED PRODUCTS AT THE EVENTS!
Don’t forget, Collectors editions Cowboy Bebop Parts 1 & 2 on blu-ray will also be available to purchase as well as Perfect Blue on DVD among a range of other products from partners
So, we gather you had a few problems last night on streaming Kill la Kill both with the player and loading the website. Firstly let me offer my apologies for any inconvenience caused - ironically it's not a reflection of the service itself but the fact our website is long overdue a renovation…
This is in progress but keep in mind alltheanime.com is not designed to be a streaming site - we're just temporarily hosting the streams so you can view the show for free and legally until the beta Wakanim.co.uk launches as we approach next week. If you're experiencing image problems I can assure you it's not actually the that’s file the problem but our website garbling it on the way to you. Again, we can only apologise for this and promise it's an exceptionally short term thing!
Hang in there and hopefully if you have any feedback or suggestions you'll fire them to us via the contact us page or Facebook or Twitter at any stage during the process!
President, Anime Limited