It's time, it's time, it's time! MCM London Comic Con begins today and in case you've missed it the past couple of days, there's A LOT going on from us at the event this weekend!
This post is very much to provide you with a hub for our activity along with links to read the full details on each. There's a few extra details to throw in too; such as our AllTheAnime panel times on Friday and Sunday, which are in addition to the Anime Guest of Honour Panel on Saturday!
FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER
SATRDAY 27TH OCTOBER
SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER
Here's a quick summary of all our activity with appropriate links to read expanded details for you -
As you can see there's a lot going on this weekend for anime fans at the event! We look forward to seeing you there and we'll be posting updates across the weekend when possible, so stay tuned for those!
With MCM London Comic Con opening its doors in a little under an hour, we've got a late addition to the lineup of titles we have available to purchase ahead of its general retail release! That being Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky. With that in mind it's time to give you a quick preview on what you can expect to from this Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray release that will be on general retail release from 19th November!
Read on below for all the details.
It is Universal Century 0079, at the end of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The space colonies of Side 4, or Moore, were previously destroyed by a Zeon attack, and many colonists lost their lives. Side 4 became a shoal zone filled with the wreckage of destroyed colonies and warships, lit by constant flashes of lightning due to collisions between electrified debris. It soon came to be known as the "Thunderbolt Sector."
The Moore Brotherhood, an Earth Federation Forces unit made up of surviving citizens from Moore, set out to exterminate the Zeon forces in the Thunderbolt Sector in order to reclaim their homeland. To halt the Federation advance, the Zeon forces deployed their own Living Dead Division, which was established to collect combat data on soldiers with prosthetic limbs.
Io Fleming, though part of the Moore Brotherhood, hates being tied down by his homeland and family history. Daryl Lorenz, having lost his legs in earlier battles, is now an ace sniper of the Living Dead Division.
When they confront each other on the battlefield, they will reach a mutual realization. These two are destined to kill each other.
You can watch a trailer for this below
Keeping in theme with our past limited edition Gundam releases, Gundam Thunderbolt comes packed in a rigid case, and inside that you'll find an amaray case with the Blu-ray disc inside. Additionally you'll also find 5 art cards and an A3 poster.
It's worth noting that due to Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky being a standalone film, and in this context its own release, the rigid case is thinner than past Gundam Collection releases of ours. So accommodate this, the Gundam Collection logo on the spine has been reduced in width, but retains the same height so it's still looks uniform with the rest of your collection.
On the disc itself you get
And now time for some photos of the product itself! Should you want to you can click on the images to enlarge them too. Continue Reading
Back in November of last year you may recall that we brought the film from the producer of Your Name, Fireworks, to cinemas across the UK & Ireland. It's been nearly a year since that theatrical experience but tonight we're delighted to show you what to expect from our upcoming home video release of the film! Specifically, our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set that will be arriving on 26th November 2018.
That being said, if you're at the MCM London Comic Con this weekend, you'll have the chance to add it to you collection nearly one month ahead of its release date as we will have limited quantities available to purchase from our stand (South Hall, Block S2, S400)
Read on below for the details on what to expect!
Synopsis: "Production studio Shaft (Madoka Magica, Monogatari) adapts and modernises Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? - originally a TV special written by Shunji Iwai (The Case of Hana and Alice) - adding sci-fi elements to its tale of teenage life.School children Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while classmate Nazuna schemes to run away with whoever wins a swimming race at the pool."
You can watch a trailer for the film below.
Our release comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store the contents and house the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Additionally you'll find four art cards, a replica of the Japanese theatrical poster and a 32-page booklet that includes character information, Production Notes, a special interview with Shunji Iwai (original creator), Hitoshi Ohne (Screenplay) and Akiyuki Shinbo (Chief Director), and an article by Jonathan Clements (author of Anime: A History).
On the discs themselves you get -
You can pre-order this from the following retailers now:
And we are now taking orders from our AllTheAnime.com online shop in the coming weeks. You can visit the listing for it below
And now for photos of the finished product itself! You can click on the images to enlarge them if you want as well. Continue Reading
With the UK theatrical release of Mamoru Hosoda's latest film Mirai just over a week away, we know many of you have been waiting for news about the film's English dub cast.
Well, this afternoon we're delighted to reveal a trio of stars that will be voicing characters within the film, to give you a flavour of how you can expect the film to sound in its English presentation come November 4th! Read on below for the full press release to find out the details, and don't forget hat the film hits UK cinemas in its Japanese presentation with English subtitles on November 4th, with selected cinemas screening both versions of the film into the following week.
October 25, 2018 – GKIDS & Anime Limited have announced the English voice cast for MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. The film will feature the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “The Good Doctor”, 3AD Media).
Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and additionally played at BFI London Film Festival and the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Mirai will open in cinemas across the UK & Ireland from November 2nd with Dubbed screenings playing from 4th November. Selected cinemas will be screening both the subtitled and dubbed versions throughout the following week.
For more information and bookings please visit the Mirai website.
Synopsis: When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?
English Voice Cast
John Cho – The Father
Rebecca Hall – The Mother
Daniel Dae Kim – The Great-Grandfather
MIRAI OPENS IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK & IRELAND ON 2nd NOVEMBER 2018
"Told with skyscraping imagination and such delicate observational wit" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Robbie Collin
"Mamoru Hosoda is a new force in Japanese animation" ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out
“Exquisitely and imaginatively rendered” ★ ★ ★ ★ Empire
"Warmly observed, richly imagined" ★ ★ ★ ★ Total Film
"unexpectedly enthralling" ★ ★ ★ ★ Woman's Own
"achingly real emotions and a spot of magic" ★ ★ ★ ★ Now Magazine
"An instant classic" ★★★★★ Otaku News “A joy to see" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ MYMBuzz
“Cute and sweet” ★ ★ ★ ★ Radio Times
WATCH THE SUBTITLED TRAILER NOW:
We can't wait for you to hear this English dub yourselves, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on Mirai when it arrives in cinemas next week!
Until next time, take care.
We have so many things going on at Excel in London during MCM London Comic Con this coming weekend (from 26th-28th October) that you'd be forgiven for losing track of some of them. However, here's one very simple thing that you should absolutely prepare yourself for when you check out the event:
Yes, that's right, we've teamed up with Studio Khara to bring you a fantastic selection of official Evangelion posters to adorn your walls with, celebrating this iconic and influential series in style here in the UK. We'll be offering up two sizes of poster, each of which will be available in a variety of different designs from which you can pick your favourite.
You'll find these posters exclusively at the All The Anime stand at MCM London Comic Con - to be precise, you'll find us at Stand S400 in the South Hall of the event, so be sure to come by and don't miss your opportunity to pick up one (or perhaps more than one!) of these glorious items.
For a peek at the designs we'll be selling at the show, take a look at the sample artwork below:
Now that we've whet your appetite, remember - swing by Stand S400 in the South Hall of MCM London Comic Con this October, and you can own these posters for yourself. We hope you're as excited about this opportunity as we are, and who knows, perhaps we'll be able to bring you even more similar merchandise in the future? Regardless, we'll see you there!