Can you believe it's already come to that time of year, MCM London Comic Con is nearly upon us and we'll be at Excel London all weekend (27th-29th May 2016). And the time has come to make it known the multitude of things we have planned over all three days!
Here's the quick breakdown for you, and then below you'll find all the juicy details.
Before we go any further. If you want all of the latest updates heading into and during MCM London Comic Con, you need to go THIS EVENT PAGE on Facebook and mark yourself as going. By doing so you'll get all the latest information as to what's happening during the event.
We know it's a part of the weekend attendees love attending and this time we will be involved with four of them this MCM London Comic Con. Read on below for the details:
~ Friday, 5pm @ Platinum Suite: All The Anime Keynote
The first of two AllTheAnime panels across the weekend will be on Friday where we'll lots of news to tell you about. You'll also have your chance to put your questions to the AllTheAnime team and let's just say if you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist, you DO NOT want to miss this panel!
~ Saturday, 11am @ Platinum Suite: EU Premiere of Gundam The Origin III + Panel featuring the Anime Guests Of Honour, Mobile Suit Gundam's Mika Akitaka and Osamu Taniguchi
Calling all Gundam fans! You do not want to miss this as you'll get to see the European Premiere of the Gundam The Origin III anime and immediately after you'll get to be part of a panel featuring two people who have worked on the Gundam franchise! This event part of the price of admission into MCM London Comic Con so won't cost you anything extra.
~ Saturday, 2pm @ Gold Platinum: Anime Director Michael Arias panel
Michael Arias will be attending the MCM London Comic Con on the Saturday of the event and he'll be having his own panel to discuss his career and more! You'll even have your chance to put questions to him during this panel.
~ Sunday, 11am @ Platinum Suite: More All The Anime
After most of you have nursed your Saturday night hangovers, be sure to come to the second All The Anime panel of the weekend where there will be lots of news to discuss following on from the plethora of news that will have surfaced since Friday, but also some new announcements too! You'll also have the chance to put your questions to the All The Anime team during this panel.
Our AllTheAnime booth is going to be like no other before it! There are multiple parts to tell you about!
~ AllTheAnime shop
As has become tradition at our booth you will be able to pickup the latest titles to add to your collection, but (all going well) we'll also have a lot of pre-release titles available to add to your collection too! To whet your appetite (and prepare your bank account for certain doom) we anticipate to have the following available to purchase at our booth:
If that wasn't enough we've also team up with our friends at Universal Pictures to sell their Seraph of the End Series 1 Part 1 Collector's Edition release at our booth all weekend.
This set contains the first 12 episodes of the series and also comes with a 134-page book, art cards, a poster and trading cards unique to this set.
We'll have this available a special price on both Blu-ray and DVD (while stock lasts.)
~ All The Anime Screening Room
Yes everyone you read that right, we have got a screening room built into our booth! We're going to have shows from us (Anime Ltd) and friends of Anime Ltd. And on top of that there'll even be some mini-panels happening in this screening room. We'll have more details on what will be shown, times, etc for you next week so please stay tuned for details.
~ Announcements galore at our first ever News wall all weekend!
Our weekly Newswire will be coming to MCM London Comic Con live, at multiple points across the weekend bringing you a special announcement right at our booth as we bring you the AllTheAnime New Wall! Yes we've got panels where we will be telling some very cool things, but that simply wasn't enough for us, so be sure to check back at specific times (to be published closer to the event) where you can get some brand spanking new news at our News Wall! Trust us, by the time this weekend is done, you're going to need a flow chart to keep up with everything.
~ Photo Ops
Yes, there's still more to our booth to tell you about. We are going give you the chance to have photos in the worlds Durarara!!, Psycho-Pass and Tokyo Ghoul! And there'll even be some small freebies for those that take part (while stock lasts.)
If all of that wasn't enough we've got a bunch of lovely giveaways all weekend too! So come by and see what you can get :)
We can't tell you about it just yet, but trust me when I say you will NEED to enter this competition! Details to come very soon, so stay tuned!
As if all of the above wasn't enough, the Anime Guests of Honour, Mobile Suit Gundam's Mika Akitaka and Osamu Taniguchi will be taking in part in a signing session on the Saturday. Times to be announced closer to the event, but it will be after the screening+panel in the morning.
You might have guessed it but when it comes to Twitter and Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag #AnimeAtMCM for anything relating to us! We'll also be using it across the whole weekend on our social media channels.
And that ladies and gentlemen concludes what we have planned across the entire weekend of MCM London Comic Con. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels including the Facebook Event Page we've setup, for all the latest updates.
By Andrew Osmond.
Nerawareta Gakuen, like many other anime, begins with a transfer student arriving at a Japanese high school. In this case, we’re immediately tipped off that he’s not from Earth, nor from this time; he possesses a large glass jewel resembling an hourglass, which can turn into a dog-like animal that talks to him. But the transfer student is far more interested in the world he’s arrived in, which is ostensibly our own, but transfigured by the film into a lambent kaleidoscope of gorgeous colours flaring off virtual lenses. The look has been compared to Makoto Shinkai’s anime, but if so, it’s to his more far-out visions, like the cosmic sunset midway through 5 Centimetres per Second. However, Gakuen’s character animation is far more expressive than Shinkai’s, its youngsters bouncing with energy. Continue Reading
It's time for another edition of our weekly Newswire bringing up to you speed on the latest news direct from Anime Limited HQ. Read on below for the latest details.
You can also find the latest info relating to out activity at MCM London Comic Con at the conclusion of the Newswire.
~ First of all Psycho-Pass 2 is available now! You can pickup the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray and standard DVD editions. In case you missed it you can find our unboxing of this HERE.
~ Looking ahead, our next releases arrive on 30th May with
~ Unfortunately Aldnoah.Zero Season 1 has had to be shifted back due to a delay in the production of our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set. It's new date will now be 27th June. Expect to see this date appearing on retailer listings soon.
~ In case you missed it yesterday, we posted a full unboxing of our Psychic School Wars release HERE.
~ Expect an unboxing for Durarara!! x2 Shou this week. Also there should be one for Assassination Classroom Season 1 Part 1 coming soon too.
~ Speaking of Assassination Classroom, did you catch the trailer we released on YouTube? if not check it out below.
~ The week after on 6th June will see the release of
~ Following that, on 13th June we have:
~ Last week we published details about our release of Tokyo Ghoul√A. In case you missed it you can read about this HERE.
You can also check out the trailer below.
~ We know there are lots of you wondering what you can expect from our Rage of Bahamut: Genesis release on 6th June. Well today we can tell you a little about it. First of all it will be release on Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray and standard DVD from 6th June. The Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray will come packed in a rigid case and will come with a whopping 320-page art book.
On-disc content for both Blu-ray and DVD versions include the whole series in English and Japanese with English subtitles. Extras wise there is episode 6.5 - Roundup, episode commentaries, preview for episode 1 and 6.5, and the textless opening and closing titles sequences including one for the final episode.
~ In some exciting news that chances are a few of you might have got a heads up on from elsewhere, we're going to be releasing a Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook of the Satoshi Kon classic 'Perfect Blue'. Please stay tuned to Zavvi's site and channels for more details on this.
Here you’ll find a list of events we’ll be attending during 2016. The looks small at the moment, but trust us it’ll start looking packed very soon.
Want to keep up to date with the latest info relating to our activity? See this event page on Facebook.
More events to be added to the lineup during this month.
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.
It has been a long time coming but today we're delighted to give you a full unboxing of our Psychic School Wars Limited Collector's Edition release. Read on below for all the details about our release and film.
Before we tell you everything you need to know about our release, a quick mention that you can pre-order this from Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base, Anime-on-Line and even our own web shop right now. We can also confirm that HMV stores across the UK will be stocking this on day of release.
Synopsis: Spring marks the start of another new school year at a junior high school in Kamakura. A new transfer student, Ryoichi Kyogoku joins the 8th grade. Kyogoku has a very special proficiency in telepathy and has been ordered by his father to use this ability to scan other people's minds and take over the school.
He instantly gains popularity at school from his good looks and charisma and he sets about taking control of the school. As people begin to fall under Kyogoku's spell, he covertly manipulates his followers and pushes aside anyone who gets in his way.
With the school almost completely under the control of Kyogoku, only one boy seems unaffected - Seki. Does Seki have what it takes to save everyone from the clutches of mind control?
Our release of Psychic School Wars is available as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set and on standard DVD.
The film itself is available to watch with an English dub and the original Japanese audio with subtitles.
The Ltd Collector's Edition comes packed in a rigid case, with an o-card around the outside. Inside the rigid case you'll find a digipack containing both the Blu-ray and DVD discs and in addition to that there's a 40-page artbook. A very unique aspect to the art book is that it actually adds to the main feature because it's includes an epilogue to the film.
The standard edition DVD comes packed in a amaray case with the DVD disc inside.
Now we come to the part where you get to look at the finished product. As a note you can click on them to enlarge them. Continue Reading
Helen McCarthy remembers “Bruce the Psychic Guy”
Bruce Lewis, who died today, was best known as a comics creator and voice actor. He was also a conundrum: a devout Christian with Loki’s own instinct for mischief, a stern critic and a giving and forgiving soul, a proud American and a monarchist far to the right of most Republicans. Bruce not only embraced contradiction, but derived great intellectual pleasure from it, yet described himself as “a rather sedate, Lutheran middle-class kind of guy.”
Bruce’s writing on anime and manga appeared in Animage, Animerica, Star Blazers: The Magazine of Space Battleship Yamato, Anime UK, Anime FX , Wizard, Manga Max and Pulp. In 2005, his book Draw Manga: How To Draw Manga In Your Own Unique Style was published worldwide, including in Chinese. I commissioned work from him for my two art manuals Drawing Manga Made Easy and Drawing Basics Made Easy. Working with Bruce was pure pleasure – but I never imagined that those two books would be the last thing we’d do together, that the next thing I’d write about him would be his obituary.