As well as the action-packed series Tokyo ESP being available this coming Monday (28th March) [See our unboxing of that HERE] we are also bringing the classic series Noein: To Your Other Self to Blu-ray in the UK for the first time in the form of a Limited Collector's Edition set. Today we're bringing you a full unboxing of what to expect from our release. Read on below for all the details.
Before we go any further a quick reminder that you pre-order your copy from all retailers now including Amazon, Zavvi, Base and our web shop. We can confirm that HMV stores across the UK will be stocking this from day of release.
Before going any further, check out this English trailer for the series from our friends at Funimation in the U.S.A.
Synopsis: From the director of the classic fantasy epic Vision of Escaflowne and the studio that bought you the stunning scifi visuals of Macross Frontier comes a story of warring parallel dimensions and the one girl who could control them all.
When summer break begins, Haruka is only thinking of hanging out with her friends—until one fateful night she learns that she’s the keystone in an interdimensional battle for not only the Earth’s future, but the very survival of all existence across the multiverse. She will have to trust not only herself, but multiple versions of her friends from parallel dimensions. One of these visitors identifies himself as the future version of her troubled childhood friend Yuu. Karasu swears to protect her from the god-like Noein who wants to use her to collapse all reality. When Haruka learns she has the ability to not only see, but influence every possible future, will she be able to protect infinite worlds along with her own?
Our Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray comes pack with a rigid case that stores a digipack, holding all the Blu-ray discs, and also comes with 8 numbered art cards. In total there are 3 Blu-ray discs in this set that includes the complete series and some very cool extras too. As a note we are only releasing this on Blu-ray as the series has previously received a UK DVD release.
On disc content includes:
Check out the photos of our release below. As a note you can click on the photos to enlarge them.
And with that being said, that concludes our unboxing of Noein: To Your Other Self. Available from this coming Monday (28th March).
It's time for the latest edition of the Newswire! Read on below for the latest updates direct from Anime Limited HQ.
~ First of all this coming Monday (28th March) sees 3 new releases available to add to your collection! These being Tokyo ESP (Ltd. Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD, standard DVD), Noein: To Your Other Self (Ltd. Collector's Edition Blu-ray) and our standard edition of Kill la Kill Part 1 (Blu-ray, DVD). You can pre-order each of these from the likes of Amazon, Zavvi, Base and our web shop now.
~ Speaking of Tokyo ESP, we published an unboxing of our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set earlier today. You can check it out HERE. For those of you wanting to see a preview of our Noein release, we'll be publishing an unboxing of it here at our blog tomorrow.
~ In case you missed it this past weekend we shared some big news! That being that we (Anime Limited) are going to be releasing Psycho-Pass The Movie on Blu-ray and DVD this year! You can read our announcement and check out a trailer for it HERE. As we mentioned, the plan for us to release it during the third quarter of the year and it will contain both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with subtitles. We haven't got any more detail than that at this time, but as soon as we have more to say we'll be sure to make it known.
~ Speaking of Psycho-Pass The Movie, if you're in the Edinburgh area this Friday the film is being screened as part of a Scotland Loves Anime mini-programme of films at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. Also being screened is A Letter To Momo, Anthem of the Heart and Miss Hokusai. Get all the details at the Filmhouse website HERE.
Since we announced Psycho-Pass The Movie at the weekend we've had lots of questions about whether there might be more screenings planned prior to our release. We want to make it known that it is something we're looking into, but at this time we don't have any update on whether that will be possible or not. Obviously if/when there's any update to that we'll be sure to make it known.
~ A quick update on our upcoming Durarara!! x2 - The First Arc: Shou release, we can now show a provisional visual of our Ltd. Collector's Edition Blu-ray release. Before we could only show the artwork of the rigid case itself. Check out the updated, but still not 100% final, visual below.
As we've talked about before, our release will include the entire first arc of Durarara!! x2, called 'Shou'. This being 12 episodes total in English and Japanese with subtitles. It will come pack in a rigid case (top left), inside that a digipack (top centre) to hold the two Blu-ray discs. Also included is a 36-page art book, 6 art cards and a set of stickers. On-disc extras are the clean opening and closing title sequences. This will be released on 25th April and can be pre-ordered today from all retailers now including the likes Amazon, Zavvi, Base and our web shop.
For those of you planning to get the Standard DVD version of Durarara!! x2 Shou, here's a first look at what that will look like. Just to confirm, the DVD version comes with the complete arc, episodes 1-12, in both English and Japanese with subtitles. On-disc extras are the clean opening and closing title sequences.
~ Last week we mentioned that Funimation had announced some details relating to their new Escaflowne English dub, and there's an update following on from that as they've since announced two more cast members. First of all Sonny Strait (Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, Krillin in Dragon Ball Z), who is also directing the English dub, will be playing the role of the knight Allen Schezar. Also Colleen Clinkenbeard (Erza in Fairy Tail, Hana in the film Wolf Children, Fullmetal Alchemist's Riza Hawkeye) will be playing the role of the princess Milerna Aston.
A reminder we will be releasing the Escaflowne in the UK later this year. You can hear the last very detailed update about our plans in our most recent podcast HERE.
~ For those planning to get the standard DVD of Psychic School Wars, as oppose to our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set, today we can show you the artwork for that release. (See below.) More details on this can be found at our web shop HERE.
~ A quick note to everyone that with Easter being this weekend it means that some changes to our normal running. First of all our Anime Limited HQ will be closed on Good Friday. This also means that any orders placed at our web shop after 6pm this Thursday (24th March) and Sunday (27th) won't be processed until Monday (28th) at the earliest.
Durarara!! Limited Edition
This replacement scheme closes next week on Thursday 31st March 2016.
There's been a small delay on getting confirmation messages sent out over the last week, and we apologise for that. The latest confirmation messages were sent earlier today.
But we want to make it absolutely clear as we enter the final week of our Durarara!! replacement scheme that anyone who follows the steps and applies for discs before midnight (UK) on 31st March, you will have your application processed. Any requests following that time will not be accepted.
So in short, if you haven't already so long as you apply for discs prior to the cutoff date your application will be processed. Any application received after the cutoff date will not be processed.
If you’ve yet to apply for discs please follow the steps of filling out the survey AND emailing us your proof of purchase. (Simply doing one of the two steps is not enough.) If you haven’t received a confirmation message within to weeks of applying please email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com – he’ll get back to you as quickly as we can about this.
If you have questions or concerns about your replacement request please feel free to email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com. If you have yet to apply for replacement discs please follow all the guidelines HERE.
Kill la Kill Part 1 [for units purchased at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014 only]
NOTE: This only applies to units purchased at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014. (Following the event the products general retail release was delayed and the error of the English dub being out of sync by 0.4 seconds during one of the episodes was corrected.)
To apply for a replacement we ask that everyone who purchased this at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014 please do the following:
NOTE: We appreciate that some people may have sent emails to other Anime Limited personnel regarding wanting a replacement, but due to the length of time that has passed we ask that everyone who will have previous enquired about a replacement please send a new message to Jeremy. We apologise for any inconvenience, but this is to ensure we can fulfil these as quickly as possible.
Here you’ll find a list of events we’ll be attending during 2016. The looks small at the moment, but trust us when we say it’ll start looking packed very soon.
And that concludes this edition of the Newswire. Be sure to keep an eye both here at our blog and on our social media channels for the latest news regarding Anime Limited along with some great reading material too.
This coming Monday (28th March) sees the release of our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD and Standard DVD release of the series Tokyo ESP. Today we're going to show you what can expect when you pickup your copy of the series.
Before we go any further a quick reminder that this is available to pre-order now from the likes of Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base and even our own web shop. Tokyo ESP will be available in HMV stores across the UK from Monday.
Synopsis: Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be.
From the creator of Ga-Rei-Zero comes an adventure that shows how out-of-the-ordinary abilities of high school students can send a powerful message to evildoers the world over.
Our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray comes pack with a rigid case to store the digipack, holding all the discs, and a 20-page artbook. In total there are 4 discs in the Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray version, two Blu-ray discs and two DVD discs. The standard DVD version comes packed in an amaray case with two DVD Discs.
On disc content includes:
And below you can find pictures of what our release looks like. You can click on them to enlarge them.
And if you're opting for the standard DVD version, here's a glimpse of that for you.
And that concludes this unboxing. As mentioned Tokyo ESP is available to add to your collection from this coming Monday (28th March.)
By Paul Browne.
The evocative melodies of the opening theme in the science fiction anime Noein take the listener away on a journey fuelled by strings and gentle electronica. It’s a gentle, uplifting number that comes via pop outfit Eufonius.
Primarily a duo comprised of Riya, who handles vocals and Hajime Kikuchi who composes and arranges the songs, Eufonius has been staggeringly prolific. Since their 2003 debut the outfit have released 17 studio albums alone, not including their involvement in collaborations and a semi-regular radio show. Continue Reading
Following the recent announcement of Anime Limited bringing Psycho-Pass 2 to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD one question that many people have asked has been “is there any chance you’ll be getting the movie too?” Our answer has simply been that we only have the rights to the second season of the series, but now the answer has changed!
Today we (Anime Limited) are delighted to announce that we will be bringing Psycho-Pass The Movie to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD in 2016. Psycho-Pass The Movie follows on from the events of the two series of the show to bring the action-packed next chapter in the franchise.
Synopsis: In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.
When the state of SEAUn brings the Sibyl System in to test its effectiveness, it becomes a haven of peace and safety—for a time. Eventually, terrorists from SEAUn begin appearing in Japan, somehow slipping through the System’s security and attacking from within. Desperate for answers, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to bring the terrorists to justice. But when her investigation forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger?
“We know this is title that people have been hoping we would be able to bring to the UK and I’m so happy that we are able to fulfil the desires of fans” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “The film received it’s UK Premiere back in October last year and I had a great time watching it along with everyone else in attendance. Being able to release the movie in addition to our upcoming release of the second season was a logical progression for Anime Limited, and one the whole team, not just myself, is very happy about. The film itself really is the next chapter in the story and expands the franchise in ways I didn't foresee in a very positive way. It progresses the story a massive leap, which considering it's a feature film and not a series is a great achievement for all involved."
At this time we can confirm that the film will be receiving a Blu-ray and DVD release in the UK in the third quarter of 2016, exact date to be confirmed soon. Our release will include both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. More details to follow as we can share them.
Check out the English dubbed trailer, used to promote its recent U.S. theatrical run, below.