We're just days away from MCM London Comic Con and we've got special news to share with you that's hot off the press, so to speak. Today we're delighted to announce that this Saturday at the event there will be a UK Premiere screening of the first episode of the upcoming anime series from Kyoto Animation, Violet Evergarden.
The series doesn't start airing until early year and you'll be able to watch it on Netflix in 2018, but you can catch the UK Premiere of the first episode in the Platinum Theatre at 1:30PM on Saturday, 28th October at MCM London Comic Con this weekend! Please note the screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Synopsis: "A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon”, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls”, who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love.
There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning but she searches to find it."
Production Studio: Kyoto Animation (A Silent Voice, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Hyouka)
Director: Taichi Ichidate (director of Beyond the Boundary and episode director on Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid, K-On!, Clannad)
If you're at the event this weekend don't miss your chance to be part of this unique opportunity!
Check out some Japanese preview videos below -
Worth noting, and likely to confirm what some suspect given this news, that we (Anime Limited / All The Anime) can confirm that we have acquired the home video rights to this series. But we want to stress that given the series has not started airing in Japan yet - and won't be until early next year - so more than likely don't expect to hear any news about our release until late 2018 at the absolute earliest.
We also want to make note of the fact this screening is not part of the current "World Tour" for the series; this is only a screening of the first episode specifically and no guests will be present.
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By Jonathan Clements.
When the first edition of The Anime Encyclopedia was published in 2001, the early days of Japanese animation were murky and ill-defined, a matter largely of hearsay and rumour. In the years since, the ongoing digital ingestion of archival materials has thrown increasing amounts of light on the period, and Frederick Litten’s Animated Film in Japan Until 1919: Western Animation and the Beginnings of Anime is a landmark in the international study of early animation. It is, without question, the new starting point for any English-speaking scholar interested in “the dead ends and cut-off lines of those early decades,” which, as Litten himself notes, “also belong to anime’s history.” Continue Reading
Following on from the exciting news we shared with you yesterday, we have more news to share with you ahead of the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend!
As you know we've brought numerous anime titles to the United Kingdom on Blu-ray and DVD, given you the opportunity to watch numerous films on the big screen in cinemas and IMAX, we've even dabbled in the world of CD Soundtracks with a release of the (now out-of-print) Attack on Titan soundtrack back in the early day of Anime Ltd/AllTheAnime. But today we add another branch to our already large tree as we're pleased to announce a new venture for Anime Ltd in that we're bringing a board game based on the very popular Attack on Titan franchise to the United Kingdom, Attack on Titan: The Last Stand.
We're very big fans of board games here at Anime Ltd and to say we jumped at the opportunity to make this happen is an understatement.
And what's more exciting is that if you're attending MCM London Comic Con this weekend you can be among the first people own it, as we will have limited copies available to purchase from our AllTheAnime shop stand!
Have a read on below for details about the game.
A GAME BY ANTOINE BAUZA AND LUDOVIC MAUBLANC
Play as your favourite Attack on Titan character ... or as the Titan! Attack on Titan: The Last Stand is based on the highly successful Attack on Titan anime series.
In the game, one player takes on the role of a fearsome Titan, threatening the last remaining human city. The other players act as brave Heroes, as they try to protect the weak and preserve the supply depot in the last bastion of humanity!
(Licensed by Anime Ltd to Don't Panic Games)
• 1 Titan Standee and 6 Platforms
• 8 Hero Standees
• 1 Tower (assembled from ten parts)
• 1 Titan Health Track and Marker
• 12 Citizen Tokens
• 6 Cannon Pieces
• 20 Custom Dice (4 colors)
• 12 Heart Tokens
• 8 Hero Cards
• 4 Titan Cards
• 28 Action Cards
• 7 Tactics Cards Titan stands 15” tall!
In the coming months UK online retailers will be stocking the game for you to purchase. You'll also be able to purchase it in due course from our All The Anime web shop as well.
As we mentioned at the top of this piece, we will have limited copies of the game available to purchase at MCM London Comic Con at our stand.
Stay tuned for more information on where you'll be able to purchase Attack on Titan: The Last Stand.
Here's a trailer for the game -
So there you have it everyone, you'll soon be able add an Attack on Titan board game collection of anime related items! We hope you're excited about this and please stay tuned to our channels for details on Attack on Titan: The Last Stand
By Roxy Simons.
The Sakurada family aren’t exactly what you’d call a typical royal family. Blessed with supernatural abilities, the nine children are determined to live normal lives, well… as normal as you can expect it when they’re constantly on camera or campaigning to win the throne through a public election. It’s not easy to win the hearts of the people, and with only one year to go before the vote takes place the children must do everything in their power to become number one.
One person who isn’t so enthused by the prospect is fourth child, and third daughter, Akane, who is easily embarrassed and suffers from extreme shyness. She’s a wallflower, or in this case a Dandelion, so it doesn’t help that she’s got such a large group of followers. With her ability to control the gravity around her and those she touches putting her in compromising positions, all she wants to do is be able to look the public in the eye without going beet red. Continue Reading
Following its recent UK Premiere screenings at the Scotland Loves Anime film festival, today we have some exciting news for fans of Tokyo Ghoul as we're happy to announce we acquired the live-action movie of Tokyo Ghoul and will be bringing it to the United Kingdom.
We're happy to confirm that this will be receiving a limited run of selected cinema screenings in 2018 along with a home video release. There are no details to be shared at this time about either of those, but please stay tuned for updates as we can bring them.
Synopsis: "Riddled with gripping fight scenes and tasteful gore, this adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul brings the popular manga series to life like never before.
Buried in books and a quiet life, Ken Kaneki is all but dead to the world in an age where flesh-eating ghouls live among us. But when his only chance for survival is an organ donation that turns him into a ghoul-human hybrid, he finds sanctuary at Anteiku—a café run by the people he once considered monsters. Targeted by anti-ghoul forces, this safe house is up against a hunger more sickening than their own. When their most innocent members are threatened by humanity’s taste for vengeance, Kaneki will risk life and limb to protect the very world that changed his own."
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Check out the teaser trailer below that was used to promote the film's release in international territories -
We hope you're excited about this and as soon as we have any more details we can share we'll be sure to make it known.