By Andrew Osmond.
“Yes, but they were Japanese.”
In the late 1980s, two unusual animated films were released aimed at adults; both had images of nuclear apocalypse, and both had Japanese or Japanese-American directors. One was Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. The other was When the Wind Blows, a British animation, directed by Jimmy Murakami. Continue Reading
It's a series we know you've been excited about and today we're happy to bring you a full unboxing of our release of Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions, which will be available as a Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Ed. set and on standard DVD from 5th February 2018.
Today we'll be showing the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set. Have a read on below for all the details regarding out release.
Synopsis: Take an introspective look at RPG anime with this beautifully animated tale of adventure and loss from A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online) and the director of Psychic School Wars.
"After waking up in a strange new world surrounded by people who can't remember who they are or where they came from, Haruhiro finds himself drafted into the service of the Volunteer Soldiers. Together with a ragtag party, he must set out to make a name for himself in a world where magic and monsters are part of everyday life. But danger waits around every corner, and the small group soon discovers how quickly a life of adventure can be cut short. Faced with the reality of their situation, each member will have to choose how far they're willing to go, and how hard they're willing to fight to survive in the world of Grimgar."
Additional information -
You can pre-order this right now from the likes of
**AllThAnime.com Special Pre-order Offer** Until Monday 22nd January order the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set of Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions for £29.99
(Regular price: £41.99 | SRP: £59.99)
The Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray release comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to hold the two Blu-ray discs. Also housed inside the rigid case is a hard back 40-page booklet that features character and location art.
On the discs themselves you get -
And now time for some photos of the finished product. You can click on them to enlarge them too! Continue Reading
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Assuming you’ve made it through to the end of Keiji Gotoh’s Assassination Classroom’s first series in one piece, you’d be forgiven for needing some time to regain your composure after the tumultuous events that closed it.
Having seen the octopus-like alien Koro-sensei come close to defeat at the hands of his students, and with Class 3-E almost coming a cropper at the hands of some particularly nefarious assassins, season two continues their summer holiday on an Okinawan island, with the pressure of those incidents now behind them. However there are still new challenges to find on these sunny beaches, as love is in the air, and it’s coming from a most unexpected individual… Continue Reading
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Although it was hardly the first of its breed, the success of Sword Art Online in both its original light novel and later anime adaptation form has seen an explosion of stories based around a similar concept – being trapped in a video game world, usually based around the settings and mechanics of a traditional fantasy role-playing game. We've also seen a wealth of original spins on this core conceit, although few of them have proven more successful in delivering on their potential than Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions. Continue Reading