The time is (finally) nearly here! Our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of the film Evangelion 1.11 arrives on 24th April and today we're delighted to bring you an unboxing of this release!
Synopsis: "The stunning rebuild of the anime masterpiece is now extended and enhanced with never before seen new animation and 266 visual and audio improvements.
Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.
Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight – Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. In this film experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone."
You can watch the trailer for this film below -
Our release comes packed inside a rigid case with a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray and 1 x DVD). Also included are art cards and a booklet that goes into details about the film itself.
On the discs themselves you get:
~ The main feature "Evangelion 1.11" in both English and Japanese with subtitles. Both audio options are in Dolby TrueHD: 6.1 on the Blu-ray and DVD discs.
~ Extras content is exclusive to the Blu-ray discs and you get Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 "Shiro Sagisu Version" and "Joseph-Maurice Ravel Version", Angel of Doom Promotional Music Video, News Flashes, Movie Previews "Beautiful World Version 2", Beautiful World Version 2A" and "Beautiful World Version 2B".
And now onto photos of the finished product. You can click on these to enlarge them too if you want. Continue Reading
It's time for your next edition of the Newswire~! Has been a little over two weeks since the last one, so there are a few things to tell you about and update you on. Read on below.
~ Can you believe we're are one week away from Sword Art Online The Movie Ordinal Scale from being in cinemas across UK & Ireland! If you haven't already, get hyped and book your tickets at saothemovie.co.uk
~ In case you missed it yesterday, we announced that we're bringing the upcoming movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry to cinemas in UK & Ireland! You'll be able to catch the film with exclusive preview screenings on May 17th and then further select screenings on May 19th. You can read more about this HERE and book your tickets today at fairytailthemovie.co.uk
~ In more cinema related news, late last week we announced we'll be bringing the the upcoming trilogy of films Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution to cinemas in UK & Ireland! You can read about this HERE.
~ The spring season of anime is officially underway and on Monday we announced that we have licensed the series Anonymous Noise! Fans in UK, Ireland and Scandinavia can watch the first episode right now exclusively at Crunchyroll.com. Read more about this in our announcement HERE.
~ First of all our most recent releases are Persona 3: Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream on standard DVD and Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set, and the standard Blu-ray collection of the series Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
In case you missed it check out our full unboxing of Persona 3 Movie #2 HERE.
~ Looking ahead, our next release arrives in a few weeks time on 24th April! That day will (finally) see the release of our Evangelion 1.11 on Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set! We're hoping to be able to bring you an unboxing of this within the next week for you so be on the lookout for that. In case you need a refresher on the film, check out the trailer below.
~ So, let's move onto release dates. For those of you that have been keeping track of new release schedule page (do give the end our last Newswire HERE a read in case you missed it), you will have noticed a couple of release date changes. To highlight those individually -
--- Escaflowne on DVD will be coming on 8th May. Simple reason for this is due to a delay in approvals on the artwork for this release.
--- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 2 has shifted, but only by a couple of weeks to 8th May. The reason for this was a delay in BBFC certification. At this point it's literally on the BBFC certification that holding things up.
On the subject of Zeta Gundam Part 2, we know a lot of you have been wondering when you can order from our web shop and I'm happy to confirm you can do so right now!
~AllTheAnime.com Early-Bird Pre-order offer~
Until 5pm on Wednesday 19th April 2017 pre-order Zeta Gundam Part 2 on Blu-ray from our web shop for £34.99 (regular price will be £44.99)
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by Jeremy Clarke.
Weighing in at a lengthy two and a half hours, this lavish, sexually-explicit, South Korean pot-boiler is based on Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel Fingersmith, but moves the location from Victorian England to Japanese colonial-era Korea. Continue Reading
Fairy Tail fans! We have some very exciting news to share with you today as we're delighted to announce that we (Anime Limited) are bringing the highly anticipated film Fairy Tail The Movie: Dragon Cry to cinemas in UK & Ireland, with exclusive preview screenings on May 17th and further select screenings from May 19th. You can book tickets for the film right now at http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/
The highly anticipated next chapter in Fairy Tail will be heating up cinemas in UK and Ireland soon!
Synopsis: "The Dragon Cry is a magic artefact with enough power to destroy the world. Enshrined within a temple in the Kingdom of Fiore, the Dragon Cry is stolen by Zash, a traitor of Fiore, and delivered to Animus, the ruler of the Kingdom of Stella.
The task of recapturing the Dragon Cry falls to Natsu and the Mages of the Fairy Tail Guild. During their mission to track down Zash, they infiltrate the Kingdom of Stella, and it is here they meet Animus' magician, Sonya...
What does Animus plan to do with the Dragon Cry? Sonya wants to save her country, but what secret is she hiding? Within the interlacing ulterior motives, Fairy Tail fights against the danger that is the menacing world!
And in the middle of this heroic battle, Natsu's instinct awakens..."
The film itself sees the creator of Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima as producer, and Tatsuma Minamikawa, who was an episode director on anime series such as Attack on Titan, Chihayafuru, GATE, Gundam Build Fighters TRY and Aldnoah.Zero to name a few, directing the film being animated by A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online, The Anthem of the Heart, Persona 3 Movies #3 & #4, Erased, Your Lie In April.)
Yuuko Yamada (Persona 3 Movies) is providing the character designs and the screenplay for the film has been written by Shoji Yonemura, who previously wrote the last two series of Fairy Tail, and Yasuharu Takanashi who composed the music for the Fairy Tail ZERO series is handling the music for this film.
The movie will feature original characters Zashu, Sonia and Animus along with the a variety of the regular cast of Fairy Tail too.
You can watch a teaser for the film below:
We can confirm that the film will be screening in cinemas in Japanese with English subtitles only, as there is no English language dub for the film.
As has been the case with recent theatrical releases of ours - Your Name, A Silent Voice and Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale - there is a dedicated website to be able to purchase tickets from. Visit http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/ to book your tickets.
(Information correct as of: 11th April 2017)
---- When will the film be screening in cinemas?
Exclusive preview screenings of Fairy Tail The Movie: Dragon Cry will be on May 17th, with further selected screenings on May 19th.
---- What language will the film be screened in?
This will only be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
There is no English language dub for this film and we are not privy to information whether there will be a dub in the future or not. Obviously if there is news to the contrary we will say, but to confirm, ALL screenings of the film in the cinemas across UK & Ireland will be in Japanese with English subtitles only.
---- Where can I book tickets?
Please visit our dedicated ticket site http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/ to book your tickets.
--- Where will it be screening?
You can see where it is being screened at our ticket website. Please visit http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/
--- Do I need to be a fan of Fairy Tail to see the movie?
This is really up to everyone's own interpretation, but Fairy Tail is a long running franchise so we suggest going into the film expecting there to be references that the creators would expect viewers and fans to be aware of. As you saw in the trailer above, the early promotional material for the film highlights that the manga is reaching its climax. So it's fair to assume going in that in terms of continuity, this likely takes places very far in the overall story of Fairy Tail.
And that's all for now, but we hope you're excited to catch the film in cinemas!
We're kicking off the week with the news that we (Anime Limited) have secured the digital and home video license for the upcoming series Anonymous Noise in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.)
We can also confirm that we are partnering with Crunchyroll to exclusively simulcast the series in Japanese with English subtitles to the locations listed above!
From the studio who brought you Durarara!!, Natsume's Book of Friends and Penguindrum, comes the new series to be directed by Hideya Takahashi (Pokémon Origins, Keijo!!!!!!!)
Synopsis: "A girl who loves to sing, Nino Arisugawa experiences her first heart wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting!
With music as their common ground and only outlet, how will unrequited love play out? Since both boys promised Nino that they will find her one day through her singing, she holds on to that hope and continues to reach out with her voice. Now in high school, Nino serendipitously reunites with Yuzu, but she yearns to see Momo again…"
Featuring the voice talents of -
You can watch the Japanese promotional trailer for the series, below -
As we mentioned the series will be simulcasting weekly exclusively at Crunchyroll.com. This simulcast begins tomorrow (Tuesday 11th April) with the first episode available at 4pm (UK time) and a new episode at the same time every Tuesday thereafter.
Please note a home video release in the United Kingdom and Ireland will follow in the future, with more news to follow closer to the release itself - it's very early days but we anticipate this likely won't be until some time in 2018 at this stage.
We hope you're looking for watching this!