By Roxy Simons.
Nobuhiro Doi’s new film argues that no student is a lost cause and that no child should be left behind. Adapted from the best-selling book —and true story— How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year, the film focuses on Sayaka Kudou, a girl who is the worst student of her year. Having struggled to make any friends in elementary school, Sayaka decided, with her mother’s blessing, to focus more on enjoying herself rather than studying for school. This has meant that her academic level has become stagnant, though, and her knowledge is now on the same level as that of 4th grade elementary student. To almost everyone around her it looks like it’ll take a miracle for her to even finish her studies, but all she needs is for one teacher to believe in her potential. Continue Reading
NOTE: As of 29th May 2017 this set is now available at all retailers including our AllTheAnime.com web shop HERE.
It's been a few weeks since we shared the details about the Zavvi Exclusive Gurren Lagann Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set that will be available from 13th February. Well today we're delighted to show you an full unboxing of the actual product!
A quick reminder that this product is a release currently exclusive to Zavvi.com, so the only place you get it is by ordering from there website.
Synopsis: From the director Kill la Kill, Hiroyuki Imaishi, comes the cult classic tale that kicks reason to the kerb in an action packed adventure!
“This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him….
In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are 2 young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads. The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic “Gunmen” and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon and Yoko ride the mecha “Lagann” that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface!”
Check out our trailer for Gurren Lagann, first published when we originally released the series back in 2014, below
This new Limited Collector’s Edition set comes with the following -
And now it's time to look at how the final product has turned out! Check out the photos below. (You can click on them to enlarge them too.) Continue Reading
Jasper Sharp crunches the numbers.
On 25th January, the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, or Eiren, released the Japanese box office figures for 2016, affording us our regular annual opportunity to cast our eyes back with an anime-centric overview of the trends and developments over the past twelve months and predict what they might mean for the future (as I’ve reported in 2013, 2014 and 2015). And indeed, animation continues to dominate at Japan’s cinemas, taking up six of the top ten places for domestic earners, while the 3DCG American productions of Zootopia, Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets occupy positions two, three and four in the top-grossing foreign productions.
The runaway success story of the year was, of course, Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, which has now out-grossed Spirited Away, making it not just the top anime earner of all time, but the highest-grossing Japanese film ever. If the Ghibli maestro’s announcement of his retirement in 2013 prompted a host of articles along the lines of “Who is the next Miyazaki?”, one wonders if in a couple of years we might be asking “Who’s Miyazaki?” Continue Reading
There are many shows we get asked about pretty regularly and whether there is a chance we will release them. There's one show in particular that some us here at Anime Limited have been longing for there to be a Blu-ray release of and that is Martian Successor Nadesico. Well today is the day that we are delighted to announce we will be bringing the series to the United Kingdom and Ireland for the first-time on Blu-ray! And it will happen this year!
For those of you not aware of the series, here's a little background info for you -
Synopsis: "Akito Tenkawa doesn't want to fight. Despite a childhood spent as a fan of the anime Gekiganger 3, a mecha show, he'd rather cook than pilot a mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is mysteriously transported in an instant to the Earth. He has questions no one can fully answer, but follows a girl from a chance meeting in the hope of discovering what has happened to him. The girl, Yurika Misumaru, is captain of the private battleship Nadesico, and in order to follow her, he enlists as the ship's cook. Possessing the nanite implants that allow him to control mecha, he's a handy backup pilot for the tactical mecha of the Nadesico, the Aestivalises. He joins a crew bent on avenging Mars and composed of misfits, otaku, and ditzes, but who are in reality handpicked experts. They take their own private war back to Mars to face the harsh reality that life may not always be like a giant mecha series."
(Synopsis from Anime News Network)
To make it known from the outset, we're still locking down the info on when it will be released. So as soon as we know more we'll be sure to make it known, but tentatively we're aiming for summer time.
Check out the trailer for below for a taster.
When it comes to contents and design of our release, we do not have these locked in yet as they are in the approvals phase of things. Until they are finalised we cannot confirm a release date. But with that in mind, to keep you going until we can share more information here's a little F.A.Q. we've prepared on what details we can tell you so far:
(Information below correct as of 1st February 2017)
*Content may be subject to change.
Until we have more concrete information to share with you about our release it's very likely won't be many (if any) updates on this. We know many of you will be very excited about this but we ask for your patience on this and please know as soon as we have any more updates we'll be sure to share them ASAP.
But if you have any questions on what we've said please feel free to ask through Twitter & Facebook or by posting in the comments below and we'll do our best to answer them. (We will also update the F.A.Q. section above accordingly if there is any more information we can share.)
Since we announced details of our upcoming release of the first Persona 3 movie we know a lot of you have been excited to see how the finished product turns out. Well today is that day as hot off the production line we can show you our Persona 3: Movie #1 Spring of Birth Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD release!
Synopsis: “If I told you that there’s more than 24 hours in a day, would you believe me?”
The “Dark Hour”—the time which exists between each day. During those hours, the town stands still, the people are transformed into mere objects, and countless monsters called “Shadows” run rampant through the town.
Only the Personas, beings with special powers, are able to combat these creatures.
Makoto Yuki, a transfer student at Gekkoukan High School, is suddenly awakened with the powers to control a Persona. Yuki is recruited to join other Persona summoners of his school in the “Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad.”
As they continue to investigate the situations surrounding the Dark Hours, they all come face to face with their shocking fate…”
You can check out the trailer for the film below
Our Limited Collector’s Edition set will come packed with a rigid case and inside that will be a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD) along with a 36-page booklet.
Each disc itself contains the film, Persona 3: Movie #1 Spring of Birth.
We want to reiterate that there is no English language audio for any of the Persona 3 films – no English dub was created – so each of these films including Movie #1 Spring of Birth are in Japanese with English subtitles only.
The booklet that comes with this release includes character profiles, Art settings from art boards and key animation, some preview images of the second Persona 3 movie, cast comments and ‘a special Persona 3 Movie Edition of ‘Tartarus Theatre’ – 4-panel comic. There’s even a roundtable discussion interview with Jun Kumagai (Screenplay), Tomohisa Taguchi (Series Director, Persona 3 Movie 2 director) and Kazunori Adachi (Producer).
And now onto photos of the finished product. You can click on these to enlarge them too if you want. Continue Reading