By Roxy Simons.
Throw an imaginary rock at the anime industry and it won’t take you long before you hit a sports anime. There’s a series dedicated to almost every sport out there, and even in the current season there are at least three sports anime that come to mind. Are you only interested in swimming? Not a problem! Tennis? Maybe even Ping Pong? The fact is there’s plenty of sports anime out there to choose from but, really, very few have had quite the same level of success as Yuri!!! on Ice, MAPPA’s ice-skating anime sensation. Continue Reading
Hi everyone! We hope you're all doing well and had a great Christmas Day?
Whether you're ready and raring to go this morning or are still struggling with the after-effects of too much turkey and wine, we've decided to ensure that the end of 2017 goes out with a bang by offering you a very special post-Christmas sale.
After looking at all kinds of witty or smart promotions internally, we decided to keep things simple for you:
It really is that easy - no ifs, no buts, you can grab 20% off any order on the AllTheAnime.com web store by using the discount code BOX!NGCLEVER (note the exclamation mark in there) at the checkout by entering it into the "Discount" box on the checkout page like so:
You can use the code as many times as you like, and on as many orders as you like, over the qualifying period of the sale (although please note that we reserve the right to cancel orders believed to originate from known resellers).
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over the our online store now to grab great discounts on every single product in our range!
Now, before we leave you to a wanton shopping spree, there is one final thing we should mention. Those of you who joined us on our 12 Days of Christmas sale may know that there were delays to order fulfillment, with some orders from Day 11 of the sale now not shipping until the New Year. So what does that mean for this post-Christmas sale? Will you have to wait until well into January to receive your orders?
In a word: No. To cover orders over this Christmas and New Year period, we're shifting all of our orders to a different fulfillment house to ensure that they ship in a timely manner, so anything you purchase during this sale will ship as soon as possible. Unfortunately, existing orders placed during 12 Days of Christmas can't be handled in this fashion, but any new or back catalogue orders will be shipping as normal from 27th of December onwards.
Needless to say, we'll continue to tackle any customer service queries as and when we can via our shop e-mail address, so if any issues arise please get in touch with us there.
Now you're armed with all of that pertinent information, be sure to remember to use your discount code and pick up some great bargains as we head towards the New Year. Take care, and happy shopping!!
- Andy H
By Raz Greenberg.
In the last two decades of the 20th century, Yoshiaki Kawajiri was the king of exciting, ultra-violent action mixed with the erotic. His urban and historical fantasies – Wicked City, Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (and to some extent also the later Highlander: Vengeance) oozed with style, and at the same time, were also shamelessly exploitative.
Cyber City Oedo 808, originally released between 1990 and 1991, represented an interesting change in Kawajiri's filmography, notably in the scenery. Despite repeated allusions to the 808 districts of samurai-era Tokyo (“O-Edo”), including characters and situations from folktales and kabuki plays of the 19th century, it truly belongs to another common trend of anime from the period, borrowing its props and backgrounds from Blade Runner and William Gibson. Set in the futuristic metropolis of Oedo in the year 2808, the video series features criminals recruited to fight cyber-crimes in exchange for reductions in their sentences. Each is kept on a tight leash in the form of a collar full of explosives on his neck, set to go off if he takes the wrong path. Continue Reading
It's been a while since our last podcast, but to wrap-up the year just before Christmas we are delighted to bring you a festive edition of the All The Anime Podcast that in-turn is acting our official Season 2 finale episode and our Christmas Special episode!
Join Jeremy, Kat, (Regenerated) Andrew, Lauren and (the old-timer) Andy for a fun 55 minutes of discussion on totally not related to anime topics, and also completely related to anime topics.
On this episode you can expect discussion on how a Bounty chocolate bar legitimately injured Andrew, which then leads into discussion on what is the most premium chocolate in a box of Celebrations.
Then, as has become tradition on the Christmas special, there is some form of pub quiz! However this time we throw you a curve ball as Andy brings you the ultimate quiz on Aqua vs. Aquors (which is also pronounced Aqua). Andy has the names of 10 songs and the team simply need to say if it's a song by Aqua (the 90's pop group) or idol group Aqours from Live Live Sunshine!! Who will win this ultimate quiz?! You'll have to listen to find out.
Then we conclude things by going talking about our highlights of 2017 and go through some twitter questions on a variety of topics including: recommendations on 'grounded anime' for someone who is new to anime, updates on where stings stand with a variety of titles, how (if at all) the Sony acquisition of Funimation will impact us (All The Anime), if we could make a Christmas Special episode for any anime what would it be?, our festive break plans and more!
A fun show as always! We're aiming to bring the podcast back to regular weekly format in January, so all going well look forward to that. We hope you all have a wonderful festive break and we'll talk to you again next year.
NOTE: As always please note this podcast may contain strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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By Jasper Sharp.
Mere days before Christmas, the Japan Foundation has announced its annual batch of seasonal goodies to get us film fans through the dark and gloomy post-festive doldrums of early 2018. This year’s nationwide touring programme, running from 2nd February to 28th March, comes packaged under the characteristically all-encompassing tag of “(Un)true Colours: Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema”, and promises a series that “will look at how the country’s filmmakers have been drawn to portraying the “(un)true” colours of human nature.” Continue Reading