It's that time of the week. It's time for the Newswire where we bring you up to speed on a whole bunch of things happening at Anime Limited HQ, including some late breaking news. Have a read on below for the details.
~ First of all, have you listened to our latest podcast released yesterday? Yes, there's been another one since the one we released last week! If not we talk about A LOT of our upcoming releases and where they stand so we encourage you to give it a listen if you haven't already. You can all the details on this episode HERE.
~ At time of writing (31st August) today is the last day to take advantage of the special offer at our web shop for the series Blood Blockade Battlefront. Head on over to our web shop HERE for all the details.
~ Speaking of special offers, you have until this coming Monday (5th September) to take advantage of the special offer on our upcoming release Ultimate Edition release of Escaflowne. Get all the details on this at our web shop right HERE.
~ As some of you will have seen late yesterday evening, we got word that unfortunately due a delay in delivery of stock Samurai Flamenco Part 2 has had to be pushed back, but only by a few weeks. So it will now be released on 19th September. (We're so close to getting this released!)
Also, and this news is literally hot off the press, due a printing error Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad has been pushed back by one week and will also be coming out on 19th September now.
~ Looking past that day, 26th September is going to be a busy day! We have got Assassination Classroom Season 1 Part 2 being released on both Blu-ray and DVD. You can see the artwork design for this release (right). You can expect these image to be surfacing on retailer listings soon.
This includes the second half of the first season, episode 12-22 in both English and Japanese with subtitles. Extras wise there's commentaries on episode 14 & 17, a Top 10 Moments featurette, Textless Opening & Closing songs and episode previews.
For those of you wondering, there isn't a Limited Edition Blu-ray version of Part 2 as it will fit into the box that came with Part 1. Continue Reading
Anime Limited Podcast #17 - "Andrew's Evil Homunculus"
[Recorded on Thursday 25th August 2016] Yes your eyes don't deceive you, we are back with another edition of the Anime Limited Podcast (at the time of recording) just under a week since the last one!
In this podcast join Jeremy, Andrew, Kerry and Keith as they discuss a variety of topics touched in our Newswire from last week and also bringing you up to speed where things stand on other titles such as Miss Hokusai and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam too. Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, it's very much a short fun catchup show with lots of notes on upcoming releases.
We're hoping our next podcast won't be too far away, for definite we'll have at least show prior to the MCM Scotland Comic Con at the end of September.
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.
(To download the podcast as an mp3, click on the arrow pointing down in the top right corner of the player above.)
We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Past Podcasts episodes:
Episode #1 | Episode #2 | Episode #3 | Episode #4 | Podcast #5 | Podcast #6 | Podcast #7 | Podcast #8 | Podcast #9 |Episode #10 | Episode #11 | Podcast #12 | Episode #13 | Podcast #14 | Podcast #15 | Podcast #16
Tom Smith goes with the Flamenco FLOW
If you’re going to kick arse, you better have a theme song of equal kick arsery if you want to be remembered. The Karate Kid had “You’re the Best”, Rocky has “Eye of the Tiger”, and superhero-without-any-actual-powers Masayoshi Hazama has just switched his to FLOW’s rifferific “Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye” for part two of Samurai Flamenco, out from 5th September as a limited edition Blu-ray from Anime Ltd.
It’s far from the first time FLOW have been the provider of a quality theme song – they’ve done at least 14 so far! These include songs from Code Geass, Durarara!! and Persona, without forgetting their epic cover of Dragon Ball Z classic “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA”, recorded for the film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (and also used in the franchise’s games Battle of Z and XenoVerse). Continue Reading
Jeremy Clarke on Kiyoshi Kurosawa's supernatural love story Journey to the Shore.
Mizuki (Eri Fukatsu) works as a children’s piano teacher, berated by the mother of a student who tells her that her teaching style should be more upbeat. She seems something of a loner and is spending her evening alone having just baked Shiratama cakes when her husband Yusuke (Tadanobu Asano) appears out of a dark corner into the light as if he’s just come in through a door. There doesn’t seem to be anything odd about this even though as she says, “it’s been three years”. Yusuke expresses an immediate interest in the cakes she’s made so she sits him down at the table and puts a bowl in front of him, the contents of which he devours appreciatively. “I’m dead,” he affirms. “In the sea off Toyama. My body’s been eaten by crabs. You wouldn’t find it even if you searched.”
Mizuki is a widow. Yusuke drowned at sea three years ago. He seems very much alive although as he’s quick to explain he is, in fact, dead. This is a world where the dead are to be found among the living while they not only come to terms with their newly deceased status but also help those close to them to do the same before they leave this world forever. This strange juggling act is indicative of what is to come. Many of the characters in the film are living people, but a few are in the same position as Yusuke: dead and coming to terms with their newly acquired status. As the couple travel around and meet the various people Yusuke has known, it’s not immediately obvious which are the living and which are the dead. Continue Reading
Another week brings you another edition of our Newswire! Bringing you up to speed on all thing AllTheAnime and Funimation Titles. There's a lot to tell you about this week, including updates on Gundam releases, revealing what you can expect from our releases of Blood Blockade Battlefront and The Tatami Galaxy, and more! Read on below for details.
~ First of all, this coming Monday sees the release of the Zavvi Exclusive Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray Steelbook of Satoshi Kon's classic movie Perfect Blue. There's still time to order your copy from their site HERE.
If you've never seen it before, check out our exclusive trailer for the film, originally used when we released our now out-of-print Collector's Edition version way back in 2013, below.
~ Speaking of Perfect Blue, if you're a fan of soundtracks Zavvi are currently selling a Limited Edition vinyl of the soundtrack. You can find details on it HERE.
~ Following on from Perfect Blue this week, our next release will be on 5th September with our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Samurai Flamenco Part 2. After that the 12th September will bring the first complete series release of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad in the UK on DVD.
So with all the above in mind here is how things are shaping release date wise:
~ If you haven't listened to it already we (finally) released a new episode of our Podcast over the weekend. You can get all the details on this HERE.
Some of the info we'll be covering below stems from that podcast.
~ If you've listened to our podcast you'll already know this but we have an update on Turn A Gundam for you! Been a while since we last mentioned that (SEE HERE) hasn't it? Chances are some of you have likely seen this news floating around elsewhere already, but we are delighted to confirm that we will be bringing the series to Blu-ray! We haven't got specifics confirmed at this time, but we'd say expect it to be part of our Q1 2017 lineup and there will be more details as we can bring them in the coming months.
The one crucial bit of information on this is now we are able to bring to Blu-ray we can confirm the originally planned DVD release of Turn A Gundam has been cancelled.
This is the latest update on this, so probably expect us to not mention this very much, if at all, before we have some more concrete details regarding our release to bring you. But know that as soon as we have more news we'll definitely let you guys know.
~ Elsewhere on the Gundam news front, we also confirmed on our podcast that we will be bringing Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (aka Gundam Double Zeta) to Blu-ray in the UK! This was also a title originally set for a DVD only release. However that has changed as we'll be releasing it on Blu-ray in place of DVD. Continue Reading