By Andrew Osmond.
Pieta in the Toilet is the oddest-titled film in the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, now running in selected cinemas through February and March. No, it’s not a gross-out comedy; instead, it’s a very human drama about an extremely sombre topic, but shot through with humour and low-key spirituality. While Pieta’s not based on an anime or manga, it is connected to the work of “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka; to Your Name; and to When Marnie was There. Continue Reading
We're just days away from our release of the first of the four Persona 3 movie releases - see the full unboxing of our Movie #1 release HERE - and there's no better time than now to tell you about what to expect from our upcoming release of the second movie, Persona 3: Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream.
A quick reminder that we release the first Persona 3 movie this coming Monday (13th February). This post is specifically focusing on our release of the second movie, due on 13th March.
Synopsis: “I wish it would stay like this every day…” Following his transfer to Gekkoukan Private Academy, Makoto Yuki is suddenly attacked by a strange monster called Shadows and is awakened to a power which allowed him to summon a Persona. Seeing Makoto’s potential, the members of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad approach him to join them in their battle against these creatures. Makoto, initially feeling detached from the situation accepts their invitation indifferently, but as he learned more about the “Dark Hour,” and engaged in many harsh battles, he began feeling a strong bond with his teammates. And so the season turned from spring to summer… the battle was far from over for the SEES team, now joined by a new member, but they all felt a sense of fulfillment even as they faced these abnormal circumstances.
The wheels of fate began to turn… as they were about to learn of the new trials they must face."
You can watch the trailer for the film below -
NOTE: This trailer will likely feature *SPOILERS* for Persona 3: Movie #1.
As is the case with the first movie, we will be releasing this as a Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and as a standard DVD.
The 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.
Once again we'll note that there is no English language audio for any of the Persona 3 films – no English dub was created – so each of these film including Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream are in Japanese with English subtitles only.
So now here’s a look at our release for you. Check out the visual below –
Inside the booklet are character profiles, Art settings from art boards and key animation, some preview images of the second Persona 3 movie, cast comments and the next instalment of the 'special Persona 3 Movie Edition of ‘Tartarus Theatre’ – 4-panel comic. If that wasn’t enough following on from the interview featured in the booklet of our Movie #1 release, there's a roundtable discussion interview with Jun Kumagai (Screenplay), Tomohisa Taguchi (Series Director, Persona 3 Movie 2 director) and Kazunori Adachi (Producer) focusing on this second Persona3 movie.
Until Tuesday 14th February pre-order the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set of Persona 3: Movie #2 from AllTheAnime.com for only £19.99 (SRP: £34.99)
For those of you planning to purchase the DVD version, the release will come with the DVD discs inside an amaray case.
And that concludes this preview of Persona 3: Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream release! A reminder that our release of Movie #1 is out this coming Monday (13th February.) We're hope you're looking forward to having both films - and obviously the final two films too - in your collection.
NOTE - For reference please see the original post we made back in November as to what this replacement scheme is related to HERE.
NOTE 2 - This replacement scheme only applies those who purchased the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray set of Escaflowne. Our upcoming TV series standard edition Blu-ray set will have the re-authored third disc included by default.
The re-authored discs have been finalised and we are taking delivery of them this week! We're anticipating them to arrive at our office any day now.
For everyone who purchased this set from our AllTheAnime.com web shop, your will have received an email last week asking to please check your shipping address is the same as it was when your order was originally shipped. If you want it sent to a new address and haven't responded to that email please do ASAP.
If you have applied for the replacement scheme by following the instructions noted back in November [see below as well for reference] your details have been logged and they will be getting sent out as soon as possible too.
In short, all going well we're hoping to start sending out discs as soon as later this week / early next week.
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
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