It's been a long time coming but in just over a week (Monday 7th August) you will finally be able to add Part 1 of the series ERASED to your anime collection! Today we are very happy to bring you an unboxing of what to expect in both our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD and standard DVD releases of this.
If you're at MCM Manchester Comic Con this weekend (29-30th July) we have limited copies available at our AllTheAnime stall! Don't forget that you can pre-order your copy from the likes of Amazon UK, Zavvi, Anime-on-Line and even our own AllTheAnime.com web shop right now!
Synopsis: "I'm gonna do what I didn't the first time to change everything!
Erased is a sci-fi thriller series based on the award winning manga series (2014 Manga Taisho Award) by Kei Sanbe. The dream production staff includes director Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online), character designer Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist), composer Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica), and animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your lie in April, Blue Exorcist).
29-year old Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who works part time as a pizza delivery man. But he has a secret ability which he names Revival. This ability allows Satoru to go back in time to prevent life-threatening incidents from happening.
Now a series of tragic incidents are unfolding before Satorus eyes and they may change his life forever."
Check out the trailer for series below -
Our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set comes in a rigid case with a soft touch finish, giving it a unique texture and feel. Inside that you will find a digipack to store both the Blu-ray and DVD discs along with a mammoth 92-page booklet that is packed to the brim with reading material to make it the perfect companion to the episodes included on this release.
On the discs themselves you'll find -
Episodes 1-6 of ERASED in both English and original Japanese with English subtitles.
On disc extras include Audio Commentaries for episodes 1 & 6, trailer collection and textless opening and ending title sequences.
In the 92-page booklet you will find -
And now for photos of the finished product itself. You can click on the images to enlarge them too! Continue Reading
So, let's get straight to a fact here: the majority of the team is knackered and probably not all there. It's been one of those weeks - not to mention that most of the team were loading a van bound for MCM Manchester Comic Con this weekend - so if it feels like we might not be our usual chirpy selves that might be why. But that doesn't stop us Jeremy, Jessica (for a short time), Andrew, Kat, Keith and for the first-time our events manager Chris from bringing you about 40 minutes of chatter.
Chatter on the show week including the fact we (and Kat - as she's in the comic village representing her awesome art) at MCM Manchester Comic Con this weekend, seagulls, snap chat, the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist promotional posters, the Death Note live-action trailer and perhaps mentions (and possible updates) on the following anime in no particular order: Space Dandy, Death Parade, idol anime in general, Lupin the 3rd, Eureka Seven, Fairy Tail Dragon Cry.
Plus, perhaps the most important question that will ever be asked is brought to the table! What is it? You’ll have to listen to find out!
A fun podcast as always! We hope you enjoy listening to it and we'll be back next Friday with another episode for you. We'll be putting out the call for questions on our social media channels early next week, so stay tuned!
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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Past Podcasts episodes:
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By Paul Browne.
With the world under the threat from the mysterious Penguin Empire, it’s up to secret organisation Prince Beauty Parlour and their giant robot Daimidaler to stop the Empire in its tracks. The imposing Daimidaler combats the mecha menaces that the Penguin Empire throws against the world. The only snag is finding the right ‘Factors’ (or pilots) to take Daimidaler into battle. It’s a problem that vexes Prince member Kyoko Sonan, until high school student Koichi Madanbashi arrives.
It’s not enough that we’re currently taking pre-orders for Gundam The Origin V, and will be bringing the first part of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ to Blu-ray in September, as today we’re happy to announce we are offering fans in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavian territories the opportunity to order the upcoming import release of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower from our AllTheAnime.com web shop.
As has been the case the before, this pre-order scheme at our AllTheAnime.com web shop is in conjunction with Bandai Visual and allows UK, Ireland and Scandinavian fans the chance to pre-order this upcoming release knowing it will be sent from our offices here in the UK (once stock arrives - expect in December 2017/January 2018).
But as has been the case with past pre-order schemes like this, please note this is a Japanese product. Thought the main feature, Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower, will include an English language audio option along with English subtitles to accompany the Japanese audio, any additional on-disc features and/or physical items that are included as part of the product will be in Japanese only.
We (Anime Limited) will begin taking pre-orders for Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower for UK, Ireland and Scandinavian customers through our AllTheAnime.com web shop starting today (Tuesday 25th July 2017.)
NOTE: The deadline to pre-order by will be Tuesday 10th October 2017. After this deadline has passed we will not accept any more orders for this product. Though unlikely, should there be any additional units following fulfilment of pre-orders, they will be made available to order through our AllTheAnime.com web shop on a first-come first served basis.
The product itself isn’t released in Japan mid-November 2017, so we anticipate our stock to arrive following the Japanese release date. We anticipate order for this to be shipping in late November/early December 2017. Obviously if our allocation arrives earlier than that we will work to fulfil pre-orders sooner.
Please read on below for details on what you can expect with this product. Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
If it weren’t for Donald Richie’s and Joseph L. Anderson’s invaluable The Japanese Film: Art and Industry (1959), the first book-length study on the subject in the English language, or Richie’s monographs The Films of Akira Kurosawa (1965) and Ozu: His Life and Films (1974), one wonders what the state of overseas appreciation or understanding about Japanese cinema might be. Curiously, Richie never regarded himself a film critic, but in more general terms as a writer, and more specifically a commentator and chronicler of the country that was his home for over 60 years until his death, aged 88, four years ago on 19th February 2013.
Over the decades, Richie held court over such diverse topics as Japan’s history, literature, food, fashions, fads and phallic iconography. However, never one to play down his own presence in these mediations between East and West, some of his finest writing was on subjects with which he had a more personal acquaintance, such as Public People, Private People: Portraits of Some Japanese (1996) – the lyrical collection of character sketches of ranging from the esteemed novelists Yasunari Kawabata and Yukio Mishima, through movie icons like Toshiro Mifune and Zatoichi-star Shintaro Katsu, to the notorious pre-war femme castratrice who inspired Nagisa Oshima’s In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Sada Abe. He also wrote a candid memoir, The Japan Journals: 1947-2004 (2005), a gaijin’s-eye account of Japan’s dramatic post-war reconstruction, and social changes spanning the period since he first arrived as an early-20-something clerk typing inventories for the US occupying forces, through to the early years of the new millennium.
Considered his best work by many, including the author himself, is The Inland Sea (1971), a poetic travelogue detailing several months in the late-1960s spent voyaging amongst the islands and coastal towns of the stretch of water that separates three of Japan’s main islands, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Stone Bridge Press’s 2015 reissue, the fourth edition since its original publication, not only serves as a reminder of just how good Richie the writer could be, but also how good travel writing can be – something of a dying art in this global age when anyone can hop on a plane or train to an alien land and immediately post their thoughts and impressions on social media before they’ve had time to ferment. Continue Reading