It's a new week and that brings you two new releases to add to your anime collection. Today we bring you the second half of the series Charlotte plus Escaflowne The Movie. Read on below for details.
Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD,
SRP: £34.99 | £19.99
BBFC Cert.: 15
No. of discs:
1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD | 1 x DVD
Synopsis: "To save every ability-wielder on Earth, Yu makes a certain decision. It is a choice that provides salvation to all of them, but at the same time, it is a choice that makes him pay a huge price in return."
Content on the discs themselves:
[NOTE: content is identical on both discs.]
-- Want to know more about Charlotte? We published a piece previewing the series ahead of the release of Part 1 HERE
-- Want preview of Part 2 of Charlotte? Have a read of the piece we published at our blog recently HERE
-- See a full unboxing of both the Ltd Collector's Ed. and standard DVD versions of Charlotte Part 2 HERE
FORMAT: Standard Ed. Blu-ray
BBFC Cert.: 15
No. of discs: 1 x Blu-ray
Synopsis: "Hitomi Kanzaki is depressed. She feels isolated from her friends and family, and wants nothing more than to disappear. From her melancholy, the otherworldly presence of Lord Folken is summoned, and she is spirited away to the foreign world of Gaea. On Gaea, Hitomi is both feared and worshipped as the legendary Winged Goddess: a powerful being who can call to life the mystical Dragon Armor, Escaflowne. Hitomi is bewildered by the strange new world, where ships fly through the air, cat women walk and talk, and her apparent role as a goddess makes her a prized possession for several nefarious organizations.
Hitomi finds a kindred spirit in the vengeful and headstrong King Van, who has sworn an oath of revenge against the Black Dragon Clan, who destroyed Van's kingdom. Now, Van lives by the sword. And with Hitomi by his side, Van and Escaflowne will either lead the world of Gaea to harmony, or destruction."
An amaray case with the Blu-ray disc inside. On the disc you get the film with three language options for viewing: original Japanese with English subtitles, the original (Bandai) English langauge audio and the recent new English dub produced by Funimation that was funded by Kickstarter.
-- Not familiar with Escaflowne? We published a piece (last year) at our blog introducing you to the franchise HERE.
-- We have previously released the TV series of Escaflowne on Blu-ray and DVD. Both are available now.
-- The is the first standalone release of Escaflowne The Movie. It has previously been available in our Ultimate Edition release of Escaflowne.
-- Escaflowne The Movie is also available on DVD. It is part of our DVD release that also includes the TV series.
And before we conclude a quick mention that the next film we're bringing to selected cinemas will be Masaaki Yuasa's Night is Short, Walk On Girl on 4th October. Our dedicated site correlating all listings will be launching very soon - keep an eye on thenightisshortmovie.co.uk - but if you want to get in early VUE Cinemas have published some of their listings HERE and ODEON Cinemas have listed some of their screenings HERE.
In the interim if you want to know more about the film, definitely take a few minutes to read the piece we published at our blog previewing the film and more. You can read that HERE.
And that concludes the round-up of our new releases for the week commencing 18th September 2017. We hope you’re looking forward to adding these to your collection.
The All The Anime Podcast is back, a day later than usual, to bring you some anime related chatter to conclude your week or in this case, keep you busy over the weekend. Join Jeremy and Andy as they talk about Night is Short, Walk On Girl coming to cinemas on 4th October and also give you some spoiler-free thoughts on the film too! Plus, tickets for Lu Over The Wall at the BFI London Film Festival are on sale now, and arguably one of the bigger stories for many fans this week, we bring you details on the Ltd Deluxe Edition version of Your Name that was announced shortly before this podcast was recorded!
And there's also time during the show to briefly talk about how Andy's house moving is going, some thoughts about the atmosphere at the Arsenal vs. FC Cologne game - that Jeremy attended - which leads onto some talk about atmosphere at Comic Cons too. A nice simple, fun and informative show.
Oh and Keith manages to find time gatecrash the podcast for about minute. (Not even joking.) Also a quick note that next week: we'll be exhibiting at the MCM Scotland Comic Con event, so we're still planning to have a podcast next week if at all possible. But to put this out there in advance, perhaps don't be surprised if we ultimately aren't able to bring you one.
NOTE: As always please note this podcast may contain strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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In a previous post (SEE HERE) we detailed what you can expect from our home video release of Your Name in November. In that post we mentioned there would be a Ltd Deluxe Edition version coming that at the time we couldn't reveal details of. Well, we're happy to say today we can tell you about what you can expect from our Ltd Deluxe Edition version of Your Name.
UPDATE: 2nd Nov., 12:00 - Image updated to show full Deluxe Edition contents, including additional bracelet
--- Where can you buy it?
This release be available exclusively at Zavvi.com and through our AllTheAnime.com web shop, while stocks lasts. This release will be limited to 2000 units total.
Expect Zavvi.com to be listing this very soon (with this page being updated accordingly once the link has gone live) and you'll be able to order it from our AllTheAnime.com web shop in the near future as well.
UPDATE: 18th Sept., 17:00 - Zavvi.com are now taking pre-orders for the Deluxe Edition of Your Name
UPDATE: 20th Sept., 17:00 - AllTheAnime.com is now taking orders for the Deluxe Edition of Your Name
--- What's the release date of this?
As we mentioned in the other post (SEE HERE), this Ltd Deluxe Edition version will be coming out slightly later than other versions of the film we're releasing. This is due to production timelines. But the date for your diaries is 23rd November 2017.
--- What will it include?
You will get the following -
Height wise, this will be the same as Collector's Edition style products of ours, so it will look nice and uniform on your shelf next to other releases in your collection. The release itself will come packed in a rigid case that will store all the contents noted above, including a digipack to hold the three discs (Blu-ray + DVD + CD).
UPDATE: 15th Sept. @ 9:29pm - We've had a number of people asking what's inside the art book that's included in this Deluxe Edition release. So we've added the question below to confirm those details :)
-- What's in the Art Book
The contents of the 128-page art book are translated into English from the original Japanese release. Included in this book is the following -
--- Langage options on discs
As we've just updated in the other post (SEE HERE) we can confirm we are working to include the audio option of English language with the Japanese Soundtrack by RADWIMPS into our release. This means the language options in all of our releases will be as follows -
--- What's the price?
The suggested retail price for this is £59.99. However, that is not indicative of the price that Zavvi.com and/or AllTheAnime.com will charge for this product - meaning it will be cheaper than that ;)
And that is what you need to know about this Ltd Deluxe Edition version of Your Name, out on 23rd November. Stay tuned to Zavvi.com and AllTheAnime.com for ordering information.
by Jeremy Clarke.
The writer Shohei Ooka (1909-1988) is best known for his novel Nobi (Fires on the Plain, 1951), one of a number influenced by his World War Two experiences as a solider fighting in the Philippines. Nobi takes place against the backdrop of the Japanese army falling apart under the American onslaught and concerns one Private Tamura’s lone wanderings around the battlefield as his ties to society and faith in humanity disintegrate. He reaches a hospital at the story’s end. It was translated into English in 1957.
It was filmed in 1959 by Kon Ichikawa, whose insistence on shooting in stark black and white contributes to an overall bleak atmosphere. Refused admission to the field hospital because they can’t cure tuberculosis, and disowned by his CO because he can’t fight, Tamura (Eiji Funakoshi) wanders through jungle and plain but can find no way out. He sees the military hospital blown up as abandoned patients attempt to crawl out. Eventually he falls in with fellow soldiers surviving by hunting “monkey meat” i.e. other Japanese soldiers. But he can’t eat this because his teeth are in no state to chew. In the end, alone again, he talks about wanting to see people living a normal life and advances across a plain towards enemy gunfire before collapsing.
It was filmed again in 2014 by Shinya Tsukamoto. On the new disc, his hour-long diary never mentions the Ishikawa version instead stating that he read the novel in high school with its “green jungles, vital riverbeds and almost unbearable sunsets”. It became a favourite book. He would seem to be discovering a very different element within the novel from that behind Ichikawa’s black and white vision. Continue Reading
It's been a few months since we released the first part of the series Charlotte as a Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and on standard DVD. We know you've been waiting patiently for the arrival of the second part and we're happy to say you don't have much longer to wait as it's out next week (Monday 18th September to be exact.) Today we're going to be showing you what to expect from this release.
A story by Jun Maeda (Angel Beats!) Animation production by P.A. Works., the studio brought you Angel Beats!, Shirobako and Sakura Quest.
Synopsis (for Part 1): "A small percentage of adolescents develop special abilities at the onset of puberty. Yu Otosaka is one of these few and deftly uses an ability that takes over a target's body for five seconds to get accepted into a prestigious high school. Just when he is about to start a stable high school life as a popular honour student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Their encounter reveals the cruel destiny for wielders of special abilities."
Check out the trailers for Charlotte Part 1 below
Following on with the style established for our Part 1 release, the Ltd. Collector's Edition set of Charlotte Part 2 comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store both the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Also included inside are four art cards.
On the discs themselves you'll find the following -
Below you can find photos of the finished product. If you click on them they'll enlarge too. Continue Reading