We’re officially into the month of September and what better way to start the month than with a new episode of the AllTheAnime Podcast! Join Jeremy, Lauren and Andy they as they bring around 40 minutes of talk that actually includes a lot of anime discussion for a change!
In this episode we tell you about the AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Tokyo Ghoul OVA Ltd Edition set that’s available to pre-order now, the fact that Lu Over The Wall is being screened at the world renowned BFI London Film Festival, the UK Premiere events of Night is Short, Walk on Girl in Glasgow and London that will feature director Masaaki Yuasa in attendance!
Then, along with some brief Game of Thrones talk, we get onto some actual anime discussion as we give you quick preview of how the English dub for A Silent Voice is shaping up, then it’s time for Jeremy and Andy to talk about a bunch of anime they’ve watched recently as they go old school with some chatter about the new Blu-ray of Riding Bean, then some discussion about the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations series, and then go even more old school with discussion on the old UK VHS of Fist of the North Star!
Who would have thought that actual anime discussion on a podcast by a UK anime distributor was possible! We'll be back next week with our next episode! Enjoy the show!
NOTE: As always please note this podcast contains strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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In case you haven't figured it out by now, we love being able to see anime on the big screen. This year we've managed to present lots of unique opportunities for fans in the United Kingdom to catch some of the latest anime from Japan in the cinema and our next theatrical outing Night is Short, Walk on Girl will continue that trend nicely! But in a change from the norm you'll have a very special chance to see the film ahead of it arriving in cinemas on 4th October.
We're delighted to announce the UK Premiere of Night is Short, Walk On Girl will be taking place on Saturday 9th September at the Glasgow Film Theatre and will feature a Q&A with the director of the film, Masaaki Yuasa!
That's right, the director himself will be attending this event and will be talking about the film immediately afterwards! It's a rare opportunity to hear from the man himself about this film and other works including The Tatami Galaxy and another film of his that will be getting screened in the UK this December, Lu over The Wall - which it's today been announced the film will be screened at the world renowned annual BFI London Film Festival.
This event is being presented by Scotland Loves Anime and the Glasgow Youth Film Festival and begins at 5:30pm - the Q&A session will follow immediately after. Tickets are on sale right now -
But wait, there's more! Due to popular demand for these types of unique event, we're also delighted to announce that just a few days after the UK Premiere in Glasgow, there will be a special event on the evening of Monday 11th September 2017 at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly, London where the film will be screened and director Masaaki Yuasa will also be attending to take part in a Q&A session as well.
UPDATE: 7TH SEPT. - Due to phenomenal demand the venue has been upgraded and more tickets for the London event are on sale now! Click the link above to book tickets.
For those of you wanting to get a glimpse of the film, here is a Japanese trailer for you. (NOTE: We'll have our own trailer coming soon prior to our theatrical release, so stay tuned for that.)
We're incredibly excited about these events and we hope you are too! And don't forget that Night is Short, Walk On Girl will be screening in cinemas on 4th October 2017. Ticket information for our October theatrical run coming soon.
Synopsis: "Gracefully yet violently, The Girl with Black Hair (Kana Hanazawa) swirls through the abstract Kyoto night a joyful tempest. Blowing through pub crawls, festivals and book fairs, her youthful glee infects parties of increasingly eccentric characters, but amongst the debtors, existentialists and the God of the Old Book Market, can she be convinced “coincidental” encounters are fate and will she notice the Senpai (Gen Hoshino) in pursuit of her love?
Whether the hands on your clock move fast or slow, Night is Short, Walk On Girl."
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Duration: 93 minutes
Masaaki Yuasa (Director): "Making his debut in 1999 with a pilot for Production I.G’s “Vampiyan Kids”, Masaaki Yuasa helmed his first major release “MIND GAME” in 2004, earning acclaim from industry icons such as the late Satoshi Kon.
Yuasa’s filmography has since expanded to include works such as short film “Kick Heart”, critically acclaimed series like “Kaiba”, “Ping Pong: The Animation” and even an episode of Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”. His most recent feature, “Lu over the Wall”, was awarded the prestigious Cristal for a Feature Film award at Annecy Film Festival."
UPDATE: 5TH SEPT. 2017 - Ticket booking link for London event added, venue location clarified; At Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly.
By Amos Wong.
It’s hard to imagine Nadesico’s Tatsuo Sato practising law, but it was the profession he was originally going to enter. “There’s absolutely no relation whatsoever,” he laughs, commenting on his major at Waseda University and his eventual career as an anime director. Which, in a way, makes him a suitable candidate to direct a series featuring a cook turned robot pilot as the protagonist.
“I was also making movies at the time and wanted to work in the film industry,” he explains, “but animation was easier to get into, so I tried that instead.” After graduation, Sato started at Asia-dou as an animator. “I liked anime so I didn’t have any second thoughts about entering the industry. Hayao Miyazaki’s works, like The Castle of Cagliostro, were an inspiration. I thought that visually, animation could do some things that weren’t possible in live-action films.” Continue Reading
It's something we've done on our social media account for a long time now, but starting today (28th August) each week where we have a new release (or releases) available, we'll be publishing a post here at our blog to correlate all the details relating to it. So let's get going!
It's a new week and that brings new anime releases to add to your collection! Three new releases for you this week; read on below for details.
FORMAT: Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray
BBFC Cert.: PG
No. of discs: 4 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD
Synopsis: "Tatsuo Sato’s Comedy Masterpiece Returns in High Definition!
The Earth, its moon and its Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the “Jovian lizards” has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters.
Disgusted by the incompetence of Earth’s military, the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battleship and plans to launch a desperate offensive to save humanity. But due to a shortage of trained soldiers, they’ve assembled the most unorthodox crew to ever launch into orbit! With a pacifist cook-turned-unwilling mecha pilot and a ditsy admiral’s daughter in command, can this unprecedented gathering of geeks, misfits and anime fans prevail against the Jovian menace?"
WHAT'S INSIDE: Come packed in a rigid case to hold all contents. Contains the full TV series (26 episodes) and the film “Prince of Darkness” on Blu-Ray and with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Also included is a DVD full of extras including the Gekiganger 3 OVA, all presented in Collectors packaging, and also includes 9 art cards and stickers.
Additional Notes -
---- Want to know more about Martian Successor Nadesico? Have a read of this article by Andrew Osmond giving you an introduction to the series HERE
---- Check out our full unboxing of the Martian Successor Nadesico Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray HERE
FORMAT: Standard Blu-ray, Standard DVD.
NOTE: AllTheAnime.com Ltd Collector's Edition version coming in September. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
SRP: Blu-ray £17.99 | DVD £14.99
BBFC Cert.: 15
No. of discs: 1 x Blu-ray | 1 x DVD
Synopsis: This collection of two OVA episodes, never-before-released in English speaking territories, delves into the past, before the events of the smash-hit Tokyo Ghoul anime series.
---- Tokyo Ghoul "JACK"
This is an adaptation of the Tokyo Ghoul Jack manga, acting a prequel to the Tokyo Ghoul anime and giving a glimpse into the past of the CCG’s early days, along with delving into the past of the CCG’s feared God of Death.
Synopsis: “An incident involving a human-devouring Ghoul occurs in Tokyo’s 13th Ward. To seek the truth behind what happened to his friend, the rebellious high school boy Taishi Fura pursues the Ghoul named Lantern with the young ace investigator Kishō Arima. The story follows how the ace investigator Arima and the talented 7th Ward investigator Taishi Fura first met”
Synopsis source: Anime News Network.
---- Tokyo Ghoul "PINTO"
Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto is an adaptation of the third in the spin-novel series “Tokyo Ghoul: Piinto (Days) about the lives of human and Ghouls. This story specifically focuses on the past of one of the most memorable characters on the vast cast Tokyo Ghoul, Shuu Tsukiama and how he came to meet high school student and budding photographer, Chie “Little Mouse” Hori.
Additional Notes -
---- Want to know more about these OVAs? Have a read of the piece by Andrew Osmond published at AllTheAnime.com HERE
---- Learn about the AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Ltd Collector's Edition set coming in September HERE
BBFC Cert.: 12
No. of discs: 2 x DVD
Synopsis: "The Grand Magic Games come to an explosive end as the Eclipse Gate opens, and the unthinkable happens.
Dragons emerge from the gates bent on destroying everything in their path. Dragon Slayers will be tested to their very limits, and the guilds must band together to fight the most difficult battle they’ve ever faced. Unexpected allies appear, and one mage makes the ultimate sacrifice to turn the tide for the mages.
Who is behind the rampaging dragons, and what is the dire message he brings? It’s Dragons vs. Dragon Slayers as the present and future clash. Will what was fated come to pass, or will Natsu burn the terrible prediction to ashes?"
Contains episodes 188-199 on DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
*NOTE: Fairy Tail Part 17 is a Funimation title being distributed in the United Kingdom by Anime Ltd / AllTheAnime
It's not a new release, but we want to make a note that some limited additional screenings of Your Name have been added to various locations in the UK. Visit the link below for listing information and to book your tickets
Additional Notes -
---- In case you missed it late last week, we confirmed lots of details regarding the upcoming UK Blu-ray and DVD release of Your Name. Read those details HERE.
And that concludes the round-up of our new releases for the week commencing 28th August 2017. We hope you're looking forward to adding these to your collection.
By Andrew Osmond.
As we explained in our write-up of Charlotte’s first volume, the series tells the story of teenage boy Yuu, saddled with superpowers and forced into secret battles fought over people like him. The early episodes set us up for what seemed a lightweight series; highlights included Yusa, a singing idol with a Jekyll and Hyde double personality. Then… well, if you’ve seen Charlotte’s first volume, you’ll know things take a very hard turn in the last couple of episodes, slapping us down with tragedy. Continue Reading