It's a Friday, and it's also the last Friday of April! Yes we're practically in May already. This year is flying by but that doesn't mean we haven't got a new Newswire for you. In fact this is big one. There's A LOT of updates today. Read on below for details.
-- First of all a massive thank you to everyone who went to the cinema to catch Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale on the big screen. It was great being able to see so many of you had such a great time watching it! We know many of you are wanting to know if there will be anymore screenings of the film. Simply put we're not able to confirm any more screenings as things stand. But please know that if there are any more screenings to come they will be listed at the ticket website saothemovie.co.uk.
We've also had a number of people reach out about the possibility of screening the movie with the new English dub; as we talked about before we were not able to gain access to the dub in time for our screenings this month. And as things stand it's unlikely we will be able to hold screenings for the dub version of the film. Now to put this out there, this doesn't mean there won't be, because we all know things can change at a moments notice in this world, but that's literally where things stand on this. If there is any news to the contrary we can share we promise we'll let you know.
-- But looking ahead, the next film we're bringing to the big screen is the highly anticipated Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry on 17th May. You can book tickets for this right now at fairytailthemovie.co.uk
A quick reminder that there is no English dub for the film, so all screenings are in Japanese with English subtitles only. If you haven't already please make sure YOU READ THIS PAGE as there is more info about the screenings there.
Also, a quick notice to our friends in Ireland that we are working to get screenings arranged for the film, however we're in the process of getting IFCO certification sorted. So once that's all done and dusted there will be screening confirmations and such confirmed.
It's that time of the year again. We are literally under a month away from MCM London Comic Con at Excel London and we wanted to put it it out there we will be at the event in full force once again! We're happy to confirm today that we are once again partnering with Crunchyroll who will be on hand to bring subscribers some exciting opportunities!
And of course our AllTheAnime shop will be back once again and is ready for you bolster up your anime collection. We'll have a wide selection of our catalogue available and it's entirely possible we'll have a few MCM London Exclusive pre-sale opportunities on select titles as well. We'll also be celebrating Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry being in the cinemas during the event as well! More details will be forthcoming over the next few weeks so be sure to keep an eye out for updates.
We also want to put it out there as well that will be two panel AllTheAnime panels across the weekend; exact dates and times to be confirmed but the plan as it stand is for one to be on Friday and one on Sunday. As I said, more updates to follow soon!
Book your tickets to attend the show today at http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
-- First of all, if you haven't already there are under 24 hours remaining (at time of writing) on STUDIO4°C's Kickstarter for Mind Game on Blu-ray! If you haven't backed it already, you can do so HERE.
-- In case you haven't got yours yet, our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set of Evangelion 1.11 is available now! Check out our full unboxing for this release HERE.
Also wanted to touch base on the subject of Evangelion in general. To remind everyone, we only have the rights to the Evangelion 1.11 film specifically. We had so many nice comments come in about our release of the film coupled with questions of when the others will be available, but that's literally where things stand as far as possible other Evangelion releases. Unless we gain the rights we're not able to release them.
I'm really not trying to be a downer on this, we just wanted to reiterate where things stand in case there was anyone not aware.
-- Looking to next week, we bring Escaflowne to DVD! You might recall that we had previously mentioned this had gone back a week to 8th May, turns out things were working in our favour after all and this is in fact out next week, from Monday 1st May.
Speaking of Escaflowne we uploaded a trailer for the series onto our YouTube channel this week. You can watch it below.
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Pre-order Your Lie in April Part 2 Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray from AllTheAnime.com for £34.99 until Monday 1st May 2017
-- Speaking of Your Lie in April, in case you missed it earlier this week we launched a replacement scheme for Your Lie in April Part 1 Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray. READ ABOUT THAT HERE.
--Also arriving on 8th May is our release of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 2! We'll have more info to share with you next week but at time of writing we've literally just received a sample unit at our HQ. Check out the picture below. We'll have more pics to share with you next week, but I wanted to share this with you today! Continue Reading
It's been a while since we released the first part of Your Lie In April but the wait is nearly over for our release of the second half of the series as it arrives in just over a week on 8th May! Today we're very excited to show you what to expect from our release.
Until Monday 1st May order our Ltd Collector's Edition Release of Your Lie In April Part 2 at our AllTheAnime.com web shop for £34.99. (SRP: £59.99)
NOTE: Any information and/or images displayed below may contains spoilers for the series. you have been warned.
Synopsis: "Summer passes and Kaori spends more time in the hospital than school. After much struggling, Kousei comes to realize that he’s onstage now because of the people who support him. Playing the notes that they all gave him, Kousei pours his entire soul into his performance so that it will reach Kaori."
You can can dubbed and subtitled trailers for the series, published prior to our release of Part 1, below.
Our release Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Your Lie In April Part 2 comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store the two Blu-ray discs. Also included is a special collector's artbook showcasing various art and imagery from the series.
Across the discs themselves you get -
-- Episodes 12-22 of the series with both the English language dub and original Japanese with subtitles.
-- Textless Opening and Closing title sequences
-- Audio commentary on episode 22
And now for photos of the finished product itself. You can click on them to enlarge them too. Continue Reading
By Jonathan Clements.
“Who will make anime now?” asks Tadashi Sudo in his new book, just published in Japan. His subtitle, “The quiet revolution in Chinese capital and Net distribution”, plays most of his hand before the book is even open, citing these two factors as the most disruptive and, potentially, lucrative elements to strike Japanese animation over the last 20 years. They are, however, far from the only factors that he considers. Continue Reading
by Jeremy Clarke.
Originally released to international acclaim in 1952, this live-action drama chronicles the slow decline over a lifetime of an imperial lady-in-waiting, step by horrible step, to the level of a street prostitute. It’s based on the novel The Life of an Amorous Woman by Ihara Saikaku, first published in 1686 and set in the urban, red-light district culture of its day in such cities as Edo (Tokyo), Osaka and Kyoto -- the same author's Life of an Amorous Man would be turned into an anime, The Sensualist, in 1991. Continue Reading
NOTE: This replacement scheme only impact anyone who has purchased Your Lie In April Part 1 Blu-ray Ltd Collector's Edition.
Back in November we released Part 1 of the very popular series Your Lie In April on Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray and standard DVD. Since it's release we've heard from many of you saying how much you've enjoyed the series so far, but we also received some reports that people were having great difficulty removing the digipack from the rigid case in the Collector's Edition Blu-ray version. We've been a lot of investigating behind the scenes over the past few months and today we are officially announcing a replacement scheme for our Ltd Blu-ray Collector's Edition of Your Lie In April Part 1.
Please read on below for all the details.
The units we were sent originally were completely fine and didn't have any problems with them, but the amount of reports we started receiving indicated there was something up. The issue in question is as follows:
--- Removing the digipack from the rigid case. (pictured left)
When you try to remove the digipack that holds the two Blu-ray from the rigid case - not the outer box that will ultimately hold both Parts of the series - in some reports it was very difficult to remove or in some cases was extremely difficult to remove.
Following an in-depth investigation internally it was determined that there was a error during the manufacturing process that resulted in the rigid case being smaller than intended, and that resulting digipack either difficult or unable to be removed from the case itself.
--- How many units were impacted?
We honestly don't have clear and cut answer for this. But we received enough reports to warrant an investigation and have already started having corrected units produced. As a result ANYONE who has purchased our Blu-ray Collector's Edition of Your Lie in April Part 1 is entitled to a replacement. (Please read on below for more details.)
So this is where it gets a bit technical. Because the finished product of the original run was, for want of a better way of phrasing it, smaller than intended, the corrected stock is now at the correct sizing it was meant to be. This means the corrected stock of Your Lie In April Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Edition is larger than the original run. What does this mean? Read on below.
In the images below you can see an original version of Your Lie In April Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Edition side-by-side next to the corrected version. The difference, while perhaps not easy to see in this particular photo, is that the box is slightly larger - to accommodate the new sizing of the rigid case inside. (You can click on the images to enlarge them.)
NOTE - The corrected version in the pictures below still has the cellophane around it. So it may appear darker, and the BBFC sticker is attached to the cellophane, not on the box itself.
As you can see, the corrected version is slightly taller, and is wider than the original.
We know that telling the difference between the two might not be easy for some, so we've come up with full proof way of knowing if you have an original version or a corrected version. See image below.
The corrected version will now have an info sheet that has a pink coloured bar on the side, rather than our traditional Blue that we use. If you have a version that has a Blu-ray info sheet, it means that's an original version and you can get a replacement from us.
Everyone who has purchased our release of Your Lie In April Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Edition will be receiving a brand-new complete replacement from us.
NOTE: If you have ordered it from our AllTheAnime.com web shop you will receive a replacement by default and do not need to apply for a replacement. Please check your email inbox as we have sent you a message today (25th April 2017) about this.
To apply for a replacement you need to do the following - Continue Reading