A new week has arrived and that means there's a new release to add to your anime collection! But we also want to take the opportunity to catch you up on some news you may have missed from us over the past week too.
Read on below for the details.
FORMAT: Standard Ed. Blu-ray
(Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray previously released.)
BBFC CERT.: 18
SRP: Standard Blu-ray - £34.99
Language: English, Japanese with English subtitles
From the studio behind Food Wars! and Shimoneta
Synopsis: When the prestigious all-girls Hachimitsu Private Academy becomes co-ed, five young men are the first males to attend. But the girls aren't so accepting of their new classmates. Despite their best attempts, Kiyoshi and his friends are met with cold shoulders from the girls. So what better way to deal with rejection than a little bit of peeping? When they chance a peak at the girls during bath time, their plan falls apart and they are caught by the Underground Student Council. Unwilling to hear any excuses, the USC enforces an absurd punishment imprisonment! For a month, the boys must live within the school's very own penal system while enduring long, hard, and grueling tasks.
But the work is the least of their worries.
With the sharp crack of a riding crop and the harsh discipline from a stiletto heel, it's going to take more than sheer will power to survive the next month especially when the ladies of the USC have their own secret agenda.
You can watch the trailer for this (originally published when our Collector's Ed. version was being released) below
In case you missed it late last week, there are going to be two special screenings of Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms this month! They're special as the director of the film, Mari Okada will be in attendance to take part in a Q&A session!
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 this coming Saturday (14th April) at 6pm as part the annual Japan Film Festival!
Then a few days later on 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.
Book your tickets for both events featuring a Q&A with director Mari Okada now:
In case you missed it last week (including one this past weekend) we announced three titles we've acquired home video rights for! That means we'll be bringing them to home video in the future.
The first was Lupin the 3rd: Part 5 which we're also simulcasting to the UK & Ireland through Crunchyroll each week when a new episode airs! Read our announcement HERE for more details.
The second was Tokyo Ghoul:re, the brand-new season in the Tokyo Ghoul franchise, which we're also simulcasting to the UK & Ireland each week when a new episode airs. Read our announcement HERE.
And finally, this past weekend we announced PERSONA5 the Animation! Read our announcement for this HERE. Though we don't hold the simulcasting rights to this title, fans in UK & Ireland are still able to watch each week on Crunchyroll! (Read our announcement for more details.)
And that concludes this post! Get hyped!!!!!!
By Chris Perkins.
Here at the Anime Limited Blog we’ve been exploring the history of anime and manga magazines in the UK, with our articles on the history of Anime UK/FX and Manga Mania/Max. But Manga Max published its final issue in 2000, and it’s about time we brought the story up to date, as NEO magazine enters its teens. Continue Reading
Hi folks! We're now moving deeper into what is proving to be a very exciting spring season for new anime, and in addition to some fantastic titles we're simulcasting in conjunction with our friends at Crunchyroll we also have some thrilling early news about other spring 2018 titles we've acquired the UK home video rights for!
For the first of these announcements, we're confident you'll never see it coming, but we suspect this news might just take your heart... that's right, Anime Limited are today proud to announce that we've acquired the UK home video and digital rights to PERSONA5 the Animation!
This latest iteration in the hugely popular Persona video game franchise from ATLUS is getting an animated outing courtesy of A-1 Pictures, in a series directed by Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Garakowa ~Restore the World~). Music for the series is, of course, provided by Shoji Meguro's stunning soundtrack from the original game.
Needless to say it's going to be quite some time before we have any news on the specifics of our home video release for PERSONA5, but we were simply too excited about the series to keep this quiet! For now though, here are some more details about the show for your perusal.
Synopsis (provided courtesy of Crunchyroll): The series is an anime adaptation of best-selling JRPG, Persona 5, by game developer, ATLUS, first released in Japan in 2016 and subsequently worldwide in 2017. Set in modern Tokyo, PERSONA5 the Animation chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of teenagers who call themselves the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts.” Together with their metaphysical manifestations known as their Personas, the group seeks to solve crimes by reforming the source of corruption within people’s hearts.
Key creators of the original game reunite for the highly anticipated series, including sound composer Shoji Meguro providing the stylized and jazz-themed soundtrack, Katsura Hashino credited for the Original Concept, and ATLUS’s own Shigenori Soejima providing the series’ Original Character Design. Critically acclaimed animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist) will produce the series with Director Masashi Ishihama (ERASED, Your lie in April) bringing the game to the TV screen. The series also features an all-star voice cast who also voiced the game, including super star voice actor Jun Fukuyama (DURARARA!!, Blue Exorcist, WAGNARIA!!) as protagonist Ren Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, DURARARA!!) as Ryuji Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki (Blast of Tempest, VALVRAVE the Liberator, WWW.WAGNARIA!!) as Ann Takamaki, Tomokazu Sugita (The irregular at magic high school, The Asterisk War, March comes in like a lion) as Yusuke Kitagawa, and Ikue Otani, the legendary voice of Pikachu, as Morgana.
You can check out an English subtitled trailer for the series - provided by Aniplex USA - below:
While our rights to the series only extend to a future home video release as mentioned, it's worth noting that you don't have to wait to start watching the series, as the lovely people at Crunchyroll are simulcasting the show weekly on their service in conjunction with Aniplex USA, so UK viewers can check it out from today!
We hope you're as excited about this news - and the series - as we are, and be sure to take your time in staying tuned to all of our usual channels for future announcements once we're ready to unmask our home video release plans for PERSONA5 the Animation!
Until next time, take care.
~ Andy H
The All The Anime Podcast is back to bring you another dose of anime related chatter to wrap-up your week and take you into the weekend.
This week Jeremy and Andy are joined by Lauren and El Presidenté Andrew (who is totally not potentially suffering from jet lag after just getting back from Japan) to delve into a variety of topics!
There’s talk on the fact that we (Anime Ltd.) have acquired the rights to the brand new series Tokyo Ghoul:re and Lupin the 3rd Part 5, details on two very special screenings of Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms later this month and more including news from around the anime globe the past week including the passing of Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli.
They also find time to plough through some of the remaining questions sent in for last weeks show that sees us talk about what shows we’re excited for this Spring Season and what characters would make the best/worst flatmates!
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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To many people, Isao Takahata will be remembered as the man who directed Grave of the Fireflies, the saddest Japanese animation ever made. Yet his work brims with the joy of life, from Heidi frolicking in the Alps with Peter in Takahata’s landmark 1974 series, to a gang of mischievous children calling “Li’l Bamboo!” to a wide-eyed toddler in the Oscar-nominated The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Takahata’s last anime. Continue Reading