If our catalogue is anything to go by, we at Anime Limited we love having the opportunity to bring films to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Be them lesser known works, new films and even established classics. Today we're delighted to announce we will be bringing the classic Sword of the Stranger to Blu-ray and DVD in 2017.
Directed by Mashiro Ando (Snow White with the Red Hair, Under The Dog, Blast of Tempest) and animation from Studio BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Eureka Seven, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Wolf's Rain) comes a films that focuses on a nameless samurai ("Nanashi") and the boy he vows to protect from pursuing feudal factions.
Synopsis: "Hunted by the Mings from China, young Kotaro and his dog meet a nameless samurai ("Nanashi") who is constantly being haunted by dreams of the past which lead him to seal his sword. Among the Mings is a fiercesome Western fighter named Rarou, who desires only to find a worthy opponent.
When both groups clash with a Sengoku-era feudal lord, a proud general, and monks torn between faith and survival, the reason behind the Mings' pursuit tests the bond between Kotaro and Nanashi."
We can confirm there will be a Collector's Edition style release that will include both the English language audio and original Japanese with subtitles. We will have more details on what to expect from our release in the coming months - we are currently in the approvals phase of our release, so until we have that 100% confirmed we're unable to comment on what will be included.
This will be arriving on 5th June 2017 and for those of you wanting to get in early, you can pre-order this right now at Amazon UK in the link below:
Sword of the Stranger has been released in the United Kingdom by Beez Entertainment in the past, but that release has long since been out-of-print. We are very excited to be able to bring this film back to the United Kingdom so fans can watch it. It will be well worth the wait!
Having released the first two seasons of the very popular Tokyo Ghoul franchise on Blu-ray and DVD, a recurring question we have been asked not only online but at every event we've exhibited at has been "will you release the OVAs?"
For the benefit of those not aware, there were two additional OVA episodes made and released in Japan that cover different aspect of the Tokyo Ghoul universe linking into the two seasons. These OVA episodes being "Jack" and "Pinto" respectively.
Well today we're delighted to announce that we will be bring both of these OVA episodes as an individual release to Blu-ray and DVD this year! It's worth noting from the outset that there is no English language dub for either OVA, so both are in Japanese with English subtitles only.
In fact you won't have wait very long for them as they will be available in May 2017 - more details including exact date to follow in the coming months so stay tuned.
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 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.
We're very excited to be able to bring more of the Tokyo Ghoul universe to the UK & Ireland and we hope you're excited to be able to add these to your collection too! We'll have more details in the coming months about this release of ours so please stay tuned for updates as we can bring them.
For those wanting to get in early with pre-ordering, the DVD version is available order now at Amazon UK. (Update. 22nd Feb 2017 - Blu-ray version now listed)
NOTE: Images used in this post are for reference only and do not reflect design of actual product.
By Andrew Osmond.
Gundam is a big franchise, encompassing nearly 40 years of anime, and leaving even some seasoned fans lost amid, say, G Gundam and Gundam 00. Zeta Gundam comes from 1985, when the franchise was in its early days. It’s the sequel to the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam, which Anime Limited released as a two-part Blu-ray. Set eight years later, Zeta deals with a new war on Earth and in space, fought by warriors in new versions of the giant “Gundam” robot suits. The early episodes introduce many new characters, including a troubled teen boy piloting the famous mecha. But as the series progresses, it drops in many old faces from the first Gundam; this is less a ‘next gen’ than a ‘cross-gen’ story. Continue Reading
It was back in December of 2015 that we brought the classic series Full Metal Panic to the UK & Ireland for first-time on Blu-ray in a now officially out-of-print Ultimate Edition release that collected all three seasons of the series along with an exclusive hardback artbook showcasing lots of art from the franchise.
On 6th March 2017 we will be releasing standard edition Blu-rays of the first season and 'The Second Raid' season of Full Metal Panic. (Full Metal Panic Fumoffu will be getting a standard Blu-ray release at a later date.)
But as the Ultimate Edition is out-of-print and it's been over a year since it's release, today we are announcing a special collection of all three seasons of the series that is exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com web shop and strictly limited to 300 units.
Before we tell you about this AllTheAnime.com exclusive set, for those not aware here's a quick introduction to Full Metal Panic.
Synopsis for first season: "Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the rare and coveted abilities of “the Whispered.”
That’s where Sousuke Sagara enters the picture.
Now onto our AllTheAnime.com exclusive collection. This set will feature all three seasons of the series - Season 1, Fumoffu and The Second Raid - and will be collected in a Limited Edition Art Box to house them. You can check out the visual below. (You can click on the picture to enlarge it.)
And best of all you don't have to wait very long for this release, as it arrives on 6th March - the same day that the individual releases of Season 1 and The Second Raid are released.
Until Tuesday 21st February pre-order this AllTheAnime.com Exclusive set for only £39.99. (Keep in mind the regular price for this collection at our site will be £49.99, and that's also the price it will be at events we exhibit at too.)
By Andrew Osmond.
Vacationing in Washington DC, college grad Saki meets an extraordinary youth with no memories, killer rivals and a “magic” phone that can provide anything. Adopting the name Akira Takizawa, our unexpected hero slowly learns he’s in the middle of an incredible game. Its goal: to transform Japan forever…
Like much Japanese animation, Eden of the East animates what we’d normally think of as live-action material – in this case, a romantic comedy-action-thriller. It begins on a good-naturedly absurdist note. Saki is unwisely trying to throw a coin in the White House fountain. A run-in with security is interrupted by the appearance of Akira, who’s cheery, amnesiac and stark naked! He only has a gun and the aforementioned phone, connecting him to a chirpy mystery woman called Juiz, who can seemingly give him everything (and we mean everything) he needs. Meanwhile, Tokyo has been battered by missile attacks – though these have done surprisingly little damage – while our hero isn’t the only person with a special phone... Continue Reading