It's a very exciting year to be an anime fan in the United Kingdom and Ireland with lots of films making their way to the cinema! But the fun doesn't stop as today we (Anime Limited) are delighted to announce that we will be bringing the film Napping Princess, aka "Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari", to cinemas in the UK & Ireland in summer 2017!
Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, 009 Re Cyborg, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit)
Synopsis: "This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear."
The film will be screenings in cinemas in UK & Ireland in summer 2017 in Japanese with English subtitles
There will be more details coming soon about the theatrical screenings in UK & Ireland so please stay tuned for more information as we can share it. But we hope you're excited to see the film!
This is news to so hot-off-the-press that there currently isn't English trailer we can share with you, but in the interim here's a Japanese promotional video and some still images from the film to give you a taster for it -
By Andy Hanley.
Modern warfare has shifted from troops riding in on horseback to the deployment of tanks and aircraft, onwards to the nuclear threat of “mutually assured destruction”, and now into a whole new era of unmanned drones. What will be the next seismic shift in the landscape of war? In the world of Heavy Object, much of the traditional machinery from boots-on-the-ground to vehicles roaming the land has been rendered obsolete, replaced with a singular driving force – the titular Objects. Massive, hulking behemoths of shielding and weaponry, an Object can resist any traditional attack – even a nuclear one – and lay waste to anything in its path… except for another Object. Continue Reading
A few weeks ago we announced that we would be bringing the Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy to Blu-ray for the first-time in the UK in the form of a collection exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com web shop that is limited to 500 units total. Today we are delighted to bring you an unboxing of this set and can also tell you pre-order have begun shipping! We've had A LOT of orders for this since we announced this, and while it's not 'officially' out until 27th March, as this is exclusive to our web shop you can expect to receive dispatch emails confirming it has shipped in the coming days (if you haven't already).
A reminder that if you haven't already you can order your copy of this from our AllTheAnime.com web shop in the link below
These movies were designed to be a way to retell the original Mobile Suit Gundam series in a condensed way spread over the course of three films. They have previously been released on DVD in the United Kingdom, but that release has long since been out-of-print, but we are now bringing these to Blu-ray for the first-time in the United Kingdom!
A very interesting detail to note about our release is that it will contain both the 2.0 and 5.1 audio versions of the film. There is a distinct difference between the two in that the 5.1 version (also known as the "Special Edition" of the Movie Suit Gundam Movies) was recorded with a different "rearranged" soundtrack compared to the 2.0 version. So you actually two entirely different viewing experiences of the each film in this set!
The first movie uses existing footage from the series, while Movie II: Soldiers of Sorrow and Movie III: Encounters in Space utilise a mixture of new animation and original footage.
**MINOR SPOILER WARNING FOR THE SYNOPSIS BELOW**
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie I
Synopsis: "Universal Century 0079. Amuro Ray, a normal boy, finds himself the newest soldier in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon when he becomes the pilot of the Federation's prototype Mobile Suit called Gundam - their greatest new hope.
Now he and the rest of the inexperienced crew of the ship White Base will have to fight for their very lives as the enemy attempts to destroy the new weapon. And Amuro comes face-to-face with the man who will become his archrival, Zeon ace pilot Char Aznable."
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie II: Soldiers of Sorrow
Synopsis: "The war rages on, and the Federation ship White Base continues to do battle with the Zeon forces as they undertake the long journey to Federation quarters in Jaburo. But turmoil from within also threatens to tear the White Base apart. One crew member must confront her past. one will desert just when the others need him most. And one will find true love, but at an alarming cost.
Will the White Base be able to make its way to the Federation headquarters at Jaburo before it's too late?"
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie III: Encounters in Space
Synopsis: "The One Year War enters the final stages. The constant fighting has weakened both sides considerably, and the Zeon forces begin taking desperate measures. Amidst a break in the fighting, Amuro meets a mysterious girl named Lahla, whom he is strongly drawn to. There is a connection there, a feeling beyond words to express. She is like him and they are both something more than human. It's Federation vs. Zeon, brother against sister are in turmoil!
The final battle will determine the outcome of the war."
This AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Blu-ray set will be released on 27th March and is limited to 500 units only.
The comes in a rigid case and inside that you will find three amaray cases, one for each Mobile Suit Gundam Movie.
Also worth noting from the outset that these films are in Japanese with English subtitles only. There is no English language audio for these films.
Check out the visual of our this AllTheAnime.com Exclusive set below -
And now it's time to see how this set has come out! Check out the images below and you can enlarge them too by clicking on them. Continue Reading
Hot off the heels of A Silent Voice screenings taking place in cinemas across the UK this week - with more screenings being added; check asilentvoice.co.uk for listings - we want to tell you about our next theatrical screening of anime, this being Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale.
This will be screening in UK & Ireland with previews on 19th April and further selected cinemas from 21st April. You can book tickets now at http://saothemovie.co.uk/
We also exclusively reveal to you that all screenings in UK & Ireland will be the uncensored version of the film. For those not aware, there were two versions created, a censored version and an uncensored version. We opted to screen the uncensored version of the film as we knew fans would want to see that version if at all possible. And that's exactly what you're getting!
Synopsis: "“Ordinal Scale,” an ARMMO-RPG that was designed exclusively for “Augma.”
Following its release, it has become the most discussed game due to its advanced technology. In this game, players can raise their rank by collecting items that appear in various places in the real world and by defeating monsters. This “Ranking System” is the main feature of the game, and in this system, each player’s status is determined by their rank which is indicated by an ordinal number instead of a cardinal number.
As the result, high ranking players are given overwhelming power and often rank has become a major factor in deciding the outcome of a PvP battle."
You can watch the trailer for the film below.
By Andrew Osmond.
This month, nostalgia’s really not what it used to be; it’s been tweaked. Two huge Hollywood movies are rolling out with lavish effects and female stars (Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson). Both are remakes of 1990s films that gained iconic stature. In particular, the trailers for both new films feature numerous shot-for-shot recreations of moments from the originals. YouTubers have been busy making side-by-side comparisons – try this and this, er, side by side. The twist, of course, is they’re both live-action remakes of animated films: Ghost in the Shell and Beauty and the Beast. Continue Reading