Tokyo Ghoul is a franchise we have a close affinity to here at Anime Ltd. We brought the first two seasons of the anime to the UK, screened the live-action movie in cinemas and we were the first English speaking territory to release the two OVA episodes "Jack" & "Pinto" on Blu-ray and DVD.
We're delighted to confirm that we have acquired Tokyo Ghoul: re, the upcoming third season of the Tokyo Ghoul franchise! We can confirm for you that you will be able to watch the series via a simulcast via our friends at Crunchyroll - details to be announced soon - and down the line we'll also be bringing this to home video as well. (Though it's worth noting there won't be any other news regarding home video until likely mid-2019 at the earliest.)
Read on below for details on the series.
Synopsis (for the manga of Tokyo Ghoul:re volume 1)
Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad (note from Anime Ltd: Qs is read as "Quinx") how to be outstanding investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his students and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull them together as a team, or will Qs Squad first assignment be their last?
You can watch a subtitled trailer for the series below, released by our friends AnimeLab in Australia:
Fans in UK & Ireland can watch the series at Crunchyroll.com
Don't forget that we've released the first two seasons and "Jack" & "Pinto" OVAs of Tokyo Ghoul on Blu-ray and DVD! So now is the perfect time to do a catchup and be primed for the upcoming season!
We hope you're excited for Tokyo Ghoul: re!
Later this year we're going to be bringing a recent incarnation of a classic franchise to Blu-ray in the United Kingdom - that being Lupin the 3rd: The Italian Adventure (aka Lupin the 3rd Part IV) and we're very excited for how that is shaping up, with details to follow soon.
However today we want to share the exciting news that we (Anime Ltd.) have acquired the rights to the next chapter in the franchise, Lupin the 3rd Part 5 and you'll be able to watch episodes of the new series as it airs in Japan via a simulcast through our good friends at Crunchyroll starting tomorrow (3rd April 2018.) The first episode will launch at 7:30pm (UK) that day!
The director and studio of Lupin the 3rd: The Italian Adventure (aka Lupin the 3rd Part IV) return to bring you more daring capers involving the world's greatest thief and his pals!
Synopsis: "Lupin the 3rd Part 5 finds our renowned thief and his associate Daisuke Jigen hiding out in an apartment in modern-day rural France, which provides the backdrop for this latest series.
This time around Lupin is drawn into the world of technology via a site on the so-called “dark web” known as Marco Polo - a go-to place for undesirables to purchase illegal items from drugs to firearms. Can Lupin successfully infiltrate a datacenter and carry out a heist to steal digital currency from this virtual realm?
It’s a unique challenge, made all the more so by the presence of Ami, a mysterious hacking genius who has her own interest in Marco Polo, as well as a man who claims to know details of Lupin the 3rd’s past..."
Check out a Japanese preview for the series below
You'll be able to watch new subtitled episodes every week at Crunchyroll.com starting tomorrow (3rd April.) The first episode will launch at 7:30pm (UK)!
We hope you're excited about this, because we sure are! Make sure you check out the first episode on Crunchyroll when it's available this week!
And as we mentioned earlier, we'll have details about our home video release of Lupin the 3rd: The Italian Adventure (aka Lupin the 3rd Part IV) coming soon. So stay tuned for that info!
UPDATED: 2nd April, 5:06pm - Simulcast launch time added.
By Andrew Osmond.
In a memorable podcast by the BBFC from a few years ago, examiner Emily Fussell complained that anime could be deceptive. “Sometimes you are thrown complete curveballs. So you will think that you are watching a series about a bunch of schoolchildren fighting aliens… and then one of them will stick their finger up another one’s bum, or they’ll show their boobs… Sometimes it’s just not what you think it is.”
At first it seems all too obvious what The Testament of Sister New Devil is. It’s a series that starts with a father and son in a café in present-day Japan. The dad announces out of nowhere that his lucky boy Basara has acquired two little sisters, thanks to the dad remarrying. Moments later, the boy encounters one of the girls – an irascible redhead called Mio – in a toilet cubicle with a tragically unlocked door. It’s the kind of meet-cute only anime can do. The younger-looking sibling, meanwhile, is called Maria, who demonstrates a minxish sense of humour that’s both scary and borderline illegal. Continue Reading
It's Good Friday and boy do we have some good news to share with you today! The next film we'll be bringing to cinemas in the UK & Ireland will be Maquia: When the Promised Flowers Bloom on 27th June. But today we're very excited to announce that there will be two very special advance screenings of the film next month!
First of all for anime fans in Ireland we're happy to say that the Irish Premiere of the film will be taking place at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin on Saturday 14th April at 6pm as part the annual Japan Film Festival!
Then a few days later Monday 16th April, we bring the film to England for the first time as there will be a special screening of the film at the Prince Charles Cinema in the heart of London at 6pm that evening.
Now, you might be wondering what's so special about these screenings? Well apart from the fact it's an opportunity to see the film ahead of the general theatrical date in June, we're delighted to say that the director of the film Mari Okada will be in attendance at both screenings to take part in a Q&A session! That's right, you'll get to watch the film and then hear the director talk about it! It's an opportunity not to be missed!
Book your tickets for both events featuring a Q&A with director Mari Okada now:
MARI OKADA (born 1976) is a screenwriter who works on a variety of media, including direct-to-video films, games and radio dramas. Her anime debut was on the 1998 TV series DT Eightron. Since then, she has gained attention through her work on the series composition and scripts of numerous titles including true tears (08), Toradora! (08), Hanasaku Iroha (11), AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day (11) and Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (13). Anthem of the Heart (15) marked her first effort at writing an original anime feature film. In 2011 she was the recipient of the 16th Animation Kobe Award.
Japanese title: Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou (Let's Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Farewell Morning)
Synopsis: "Acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada makes her directorial debut in this animated fantasy feature.
The people of Iorph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life, but when the peace of this town is shattered by those who want the secret to their longevity for themselves, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape. Wandering the land alone, upon finding an orphaned baby she chooses to raise him, but as this boy grows up so the difference in their lifespans is thrown into ever-sharper relief."
Official English subtitled trailer:
We hope you're as excited about this as we are! It will be the first time that Mari Okada will be travelling to the United Kingdom & Ireland to discuss her work. Don't miss out on this very unique opportunity!
The All The Anime Podcast is back! Today Jeremy and Andy bring a prologue episode of sorts while the remainder of the team are out in Japan to bring you up to speed on what's been happening at All The Anime HQ the past few months along with some news notes.
Then it's time to delve into questions from Facebook and Twitter which covers a variety of topics including lengthy discussion on what we've been watching during the Winter anime season.
We hope you enjoy this episode and we'll be back next week~!
Next time we'll be looking through some more questions that were submitted for the show - as we're simply out of time because of all the anime we were talking about - and we'l be previewing what we're excited about when it comes to the Spring season too!
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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