A couple of weeks ago we announced our plans to bring Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation to selected cinemas across the UK from Wednesday, 21st March 2018 - indeed, you can find screenings near you and book tickets to see the film right now via the official web site.
However, that's not all we're planning around the return of Code Geass to the UK - ever since its debut on Japanese TV screens over a decade ago, we've been massive fans of the franchise here in the Anime Limited office, and thus we wanted to provide you with an even more enticing experience about this new film for a very limited number of Code Geass fans.
As a result, we've teamed up with the Odeon Haymarket cinema to offer just 45 attendees a Code Geass experience like no other. Not only will you be the first to see the film in the UK courtesy of a screening at 8:15PM on Tuesday 20th March 2018 (a day before the full theatrical release), your premium ticket will entitle you to the following:
- Attendance to the aforementioned screening of the film
- A replica of the film's theatrical poster, as seen on this page
- An exclusive art card sporting an image from the film, which also includes...
- An AllTheAnime.com web store exclusive discount code entitling you to a single copy of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation on Blu-ray upon its UK release *
All of this, for just £30.75!
With just 45 places available, numbers are extremely limited for this premium event, so be sure to book tickets now using the link below:
For the full details plus terms and conditions of this screening, check out this page on the Odeon web site.
* The precise contents and release date of the UK Blu-ray release for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation are currently yet to be confirmed. Voucher codes will have no expiry date, and can be redeemed at any time from the AllTheAnime.com store once the relevant product is available for purchase.
If you're still on the fence about this fantastic event, here's a little more about the film for you:
From the studio that brought you Mobile Suit Gundam and Cowboy Bebop.
Synopsis: "In a world dominated by the Holy Empire of Britannia, most of the globe has been conquered and forced into submission by this behemoth of a superpower. Japan, now renamed Area 11 after its defeat at the hands of the Empire, continues to harbour pockets of seemingly futile resistance that seems powerless in the face of the might before them.
Enter Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince hidden away under a false name in Area 11 - harbouring a deep hatred for the empire which has forsaken him, he grabs the chance to fight back when a mysterious power known as “Geass” is bestowed upon him, and begins working from the shadows to bring Britannia to its knees as the faceless leader of Area 11’s resistance."
Duration: 135 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
It's worth noting this film project has reunited the staff of the original series to bring the story to the big screen. There are some newly added scenes and the voices have been re-recorded by the original Japanese voice cast to truly make this a unique experience for all fans.
Also worth noting the film is in Japanese with English subtitles only, as there is no English dub for the film.
Check out the trailer for the film below:
We look forward to hearing all about your great Code Geass experience at the Odeon Haymarket on March 20th, but until next time take care!
~ Andy H
Ahoy-hoy everyone! So here we are again - it's Monday. Just where did the weekend go? Still, there's no time to mourn those wasted hours vegetating on your sofa, as there are new Anime Limited releases (and more besides) to discuss!
Indeed, before we look at what arrives on retail (and online) shelves this Monday, we should start with a reminder of some tremendous Early Bird offers currently available on our site. For starters, between now and the 2nd of April you can pre-order our glorious Wolf's Rain Ultimate Edition on the alltheanime.com web store for just £89.99 compared to an SRP of £149.99.
Meanwhile, as of Friday we've also been offering an Early Bird order on our Durarara!! x2 Ketsu Collector's Edition Blu-ray, currently available for just £34.99 compared to a normal SRP of £59.99. Don't worry if you've fallen behind with your Durarara collection either, as we have both our Durarara!! x2 Shou and Durarara!! x2 Ten Collector's Edition Blu-ray sets available for just £29.99. All of these DRRR deals end this Thursday, 15th March, so don't miss them!
With all of that out of the way, let's get down to business and see what new releases this week brings to you, dear reader.
FORMAT: Standard Edition Blu-ray
(Previously available on Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray and Standard DVD)
EPISODES: 1-12 [end] + 10.5
BBFC CERT.: 15
Language: English, Japanese with English subtitles
Synopsis: "After a breach between Earth and the netherworld opens up over New York, humans and creatures from other dimensions become trapped in an impenetrable bubble that surrounds the city. Forced to coexist in a new city known as Hellsalem’s Lot, the shaky peace between humanity and the netherworld creatures is protected by an underground group of super humans known as Libra.
When a case of mistaken identity brings not-so-ordinary delivery boy Leonardo Watch face-to-face with this group, he joins their ranks hoping to help prevent the destruction of the world by a group of monsters and madmen lead by a powerful being known as the King of Despair."
You can get your copy today from retailers including the following:
Synopsis: "In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but cant shake the hatred she has for the perfect world she lives in.
Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming theyve hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when shed supposedly killed herself years earlier? Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend. But what is Miachs end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?"
Watch the trailer for the series below:
You can get your copy today from retailers including the following:
Next week we have an insanely busy week for you, so here's what you can expect to hit retail as of Monday the 19th of March.
As the month continues apace, it's time for another reminder that we're bringing the first of the three films as part of the 10th Anniversary Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion film project to cinemas in UK & Ireland!
We'll be screening it in ODEON, Showcase, Cineworld and Vue cinemas from 21st March 2018. We also have a very special event around the film planned in London on Tuesday, 20th March - we'll be revealing all of the details of that event later today, so stay tuned for the full lowdown!
For now though, you can see where the movie is being screened and book tickets at http://codegeassfilm.co.uk/
That's us done for this week's new release round-up - as always though, keep in touch with all of our latest news and information right here on our blog, or via Twitter and Facebook. Until next time, take care folks!
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By Jasper Sharp.
Momotaro, Sacred Sailors, a bizarre piece of wartime propaganda targeted at children, coming to UK Blu-ray over 70 years since its original theatrical release in April 1945.
Sacred Sailors is a monumental work in the evolution of Japanese animation, and a testament to the dark days of modern history, funded by the Japanese Imperial Navy to promote a martial spirit among the young. At 74 minutes, it was the first true feature-length Japanese cartoon, at the maximum allowed running time under wartime austerity measures – the Japanese government began rationing film stock in 1943, bringing an end to the days of 90-minute features
By Andrew Osmond. “There’s no such place as Paradise… but why am I so driven to find it?” asks one of four wolves, struggling to survive in a doomed, wintry human world. Despite their suspicions of each other, the four (later five) find themselves travelling together on a journey to open the gates of Paradise. Continue Reading