Anime Limited Podcast #21 - 24th December 2016 - The End of Year Xmas Special~!
[Recorded on 21st Dec. 2016] Join Jeremy, Keith and Andrew for about an hour of fairly informal chatter in our Christmas special episode of the podcast!
Featuring a variety of topics covered including how this year has been for us (Anime Limited) overall, from various titles we’ve releases to events we’ve been to, and we also get away from anime based talk and touch on things away from anime we’ve like in 2016 such as films, books and music!
*HEADS UP* There is some very brief talk on the new Rogue One Star Wars film . There is what could constitute a minor spoiler depending on if you have seen the most recent trailers or not. So we’re giving a SPOILER WARNING for 10 seconds between 26:26 - 26:36 of the Podcast.
Then, following the success of the 2015 Xmas Special Pub Quiz between the various Anime Limited team members, Jeremy surprises both Keith and Andrew by bringing it back with a ‘back of the box’ based twist!
It’s a fun show as always and up for your listening pleasure now!
As always please note this podcast contains strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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By Jonathan Clements
Readers of the 25th December 1880 issue of the London Illustrated News were treated to a seasonal gift – a full-page account of the mysteries of an English Christmas, as drawn by a Japanese artist. Its highlights include a Christmas pantomime, rendered in kabuki style, an impressionistic rendering of the making of a Christmas pudding, two solitary bachelors dining alone and an old lady with her cat; a children’s Christmas party and a family knees-up, ending in the final panel with the family hungover and the worse for wear, visited by a disapproving doctor.
It’s the location of this panel in the lower right corner that gives the game away. Surely a real 19th-century Japanese artist would have imagined a Christmas tableau that ran from right to left? Nobody explained who “Kru-shan-ki” was, but the arch tone of the article that introduced him for the first and only time to readers of the Illustrated London News implied that he didn’t exist at all. Instead, Kru-shan-ki’s account of an English Christmas, supposedly based on the addled recollections of local ex-pats, may well be the first true pseudomanga – a work purporting to be Japanese, but actually drawn by a Western artist.
Japan and the Illustrated London News – Complete Record of Reported Events 1853-1899 is published by Global Oriental.
[UPDATED: 18th Jan. 2017. See F.A.Q. section below for details.]
One of the most recurring questions we've been receiving since Your Name arrived in UK cinemas a month ago was 'where/when can I pre-order it?' Well we are delighted to tell you that can pre-order it right now from Amazon.co.uk
NOTE: The date listed on Amazon is strictly a placeholder.
But PLEASE make sure you read the important information below.
Now we want to point out that at the time of writing it is very early days when it comes to planning our release. So we want to take a moment to highlight some important details about the release, as things stand today (Wednesday 21st December 2016). So here is a quick F.A.Q. for you -
At this time we can't confirm this. The date in the listings highlights October 2017. This is due to holdbacks in Japan as part of the terms of our licensing agreement. However, we want to stress now that we do not anticipate this to be available before October 2017 and it could even be potentially later than that.
Obviously once we know more we'll make it known, but we to highlight this from the get go.
by Jeremy Clarke.
A new South Korean film tackles the story behind a major event in twentieth-century military history. Europeans and Americans are familiar with 1944’s D-Day landings, in which the Allied forces landed on the French coast to turn the tide of the war in their favour. The much less well-known battle of Incheon occupies a similar place in the Korean psyche as the turning point in the Korean War (1950-53). Continue Reading
We're fast approaching the end of 2016 but that doesn't mean we don't have news regarding our upcoming titles to share! Today we have to tell you about our Blu-ray Limited Collector's Edition release of the series Claymore.
Before we get to the details about our release, a quick introduction to those of you not familiar with the series.
From Madhouse Studios, creators of Devil May Cry, Gunslinger Girl, and Trigun
Synopsis: "A brutal scourge stalks the land. Yoma, monsters driven by a hunger satisfied by only one quarry – Humanity. The dark breed knows but a singular foe: Claymore. Human-Yoma hybrids of extraordinary strength and cunning, the Claymores roam from skirmish to skirmish delivering salvation by the edge of a blade.
Thus begins the twisting tale of Clare, one such sister of the sword driven by pain in both victory and defeat. A child silent and suffering hidden in her past, Clare’s march toward vengeance unfolds along a path marked by violence, solitude and scorn. In a land where even the predator is prey, the haunted hearts of hunter and hunted alike wear the scars of the age."
First of all, it's arriving next month and will in fact be one of our first releases in 2017. The 16th of January is the date for your calendars.
The series was released many moons ago on DVD but our release will in fact be the first-time it has been available on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom! Below you can find the visual of what our release will look and then we'll give you specific details about what's included -
Our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set will contain the entire series in both English and Japanese with subtitles over three Blu-ray discs. (There's extras on the discs too - more on those to follow below.)
The set itself will come packed inside a rigid case (top left) and inside that will be a digipack (upper right) to hold the three Blu-ray discs (lower left). Also included are Art cards (left, centre) and a 100 art book (lower right).
The Art Book is divided into three sections: Characters, Yoma and Settings. The Characters sections contains art of the human characters from the series, while the Yoma section showcases art of the Yoma from the show. The Settings section shows off lots of sketches and concept images of the various locations seen in the series.
We mentioned there will be on-disc extras in addition to the series itself. We can confirm those are as follows -
Until 25 December 2016 you can pre-order this for £32.99 at our AllTheAnime.com web shop.
We hope you're looking forward this release as much as we are!