By Andrew Osmond.
The stop-motion My Life as a Courgette is not an anime film, but has one of the chief fascinations of an anime like A Silent Voice. It tells a story in animation that you couldn’t imagine coming from one of the big Hollywood studios. Also like Silent Voice, the story acknowledges the dark sides of childhood – even darker, in fact, than Kyoto Animation’s film. But its purpose is the same; to make the joys of childhood shine all the brighter. Continue Reading
The MCM London Comic Con weekend has been and gone and a big thank you to everyone who came by our booth and attended our panels/events we involved with during the event. This Newswire will be different from the norm as it's purely just a roundup of announcements that were made over the course of the weekend. So if you've been out of the loop and/or need a refresher, here's a catchup for you -
-- We kicked off the announcement train on Thursday (25th May) evening on our Facebook and Twitter feeds with the announcement that the movie Your Name would be returning to cinemas this August and this time there would be the opportunity to catch it in select IMAX cinemas too! More details will be coming soon, but the date for you diary is 23rd August 2017.
-- Following that, the next day (Friday 26th May) we had a panel where we revealed a number of films that will be coming to cinemas throughout the rest of the rest of the year!
~ On 12th July 2017 you'll be able to see Genocidal Organ in cinemas. Though this is very much a standalone film in its own right, this is part of the Project Itoh range of films; the other films being The Empire of Corpses and Harmony.
~ We've previously talked about Napping Princess coming to cinemas this year, but we confirmed that the date you can see it on the big screen is 16th August 2017.
For those of you keeping track, this means one week after Napping Princess is in cinemas is when you'll be able to catch Your Name on the big screen once again.
~ On 20th September 2017 you will be able to see The Night is Short Walk on, Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong The Animation, The Tatami Galaxy) in cinemas.
~ Then in October, specifically on halloween night (31st October) we're bringing Satoshi Kon's classic Perfect Blue to cinemas to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film.
~ We mentioned Masaaki Yuasa a few moments ago, he has another film out this year, Lu Over The Wall. You'll be able to see that in cinemas on 6th December 2017.
We'll have more details on each of these films for you very soon so please stay tuned for details. Don't forget we have a hub page setup here at AllTheAnime.com where we correlate anime we're screening in cinemas HERE. (Expect to see a big update to that page in the coming weeks.)
-- Then on Sunday (28th May) morning we were back with our second AllTheAnime panel of the weekend where we had a few more announcements to share.
~ The first being that we will be bringing Hyouka to Blu-ray and DVD in the United Kingdom starting with Part 1 during the fourth quarter of this year. More details to follow on this soon.
~ Next up, after originally being released by Beez Entertainment a long time ago now, and subsequently being out-of-print for a long time as well, we are bringing the classic series Wolf's Rain back to the United Kingdom! It will be the first Blu-ray release of the series here and at this time all we can confirm it will be a Collector's Edition release; more info to follow soon.
~ And finally, anime is coming back to UK television! There will be a lot more information in the coming weeks - so be sure to keep an eye out for that - but the Viceland television channel on Sky and NOW TV will be showing anime soon! Confirmed titles to be shown on the channel are Eureka Seven, Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul √A. More details, including more titles to be announced, will be forthcoming but that's all the information we can share about this exciting news at this time.
That's the roundup of announcements from the MCM London Comic Con weekend. We'll have another newswire later this week for you - all going well elaborating on some details for some of the above - so stay tuned for that.
By Andy Hanley.
Charlotte is not a person. Charlotte is a comet that swings close to the Earth once every 75 years, seeding the local orbit with dust particles that can change the biology of pre-adolescent children. Some of them develop paranormal abilities, although how they use them differs widely.
Be honest: if you found yourself imbued with super-powers of some description, would you really dash off to buy a spandex outfit and spend your nights engaged in heroic acts to save your fellow citizens from whatever perils befall them? Or would you leverage your new ability to make your own life easier, living a charmed existence where you can ace exams, chase your love interest and live like a king. It’s a question that has troubled many a comics writer from the Golden Age onwards, finding its latest answers in the post-modern storylines of Unbreakable, Heroes, and the modern boom in X-Men, Avengers, and other such icons. Naturally, Japan has an answer of its own. Continue Reading
We're kicking off the day with an unboxing for you as we're delighted to show what to expect from our release of the wonderful film The Anthem of the Heart, ahead of it's release on 26th June.
Your first opportunity to purchase this set will be this weekend at the MCM London Comic Con as we have limited quantities available in our AllTheAnime shop at our stand in the south hall.
But if you can't be at MCM London, have no fear as you can order your copy ahead of its general release on 26th June from Amazon UK, Base.com and Anime-On-Line. You'll also be able to order it from our AllTheAnime.com web shop from next week.
Also worth noting that Zavvi.com have an exclusive variant design of this release. You can get the details on that HERE.
Synopsis: "I have feelings I can’t tell anybody hidden deep in a shell inside of my heart. But, really, I want to shout it out…my honest feelings like a beautiful anthem is waiting to break free!
Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a "certain thing" she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart. Then, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. Years later -- she is nominated to become an executive member of the “community outreach council.” On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical…"
You can watch a trailer for the film below -
Our release comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store the two discs (1 x Blu-ray & 1 x DVD). Also included is a booklet containing art from the film.
On the discs themselves you get the the film in Japanese with subtitles only - as no English dub has been produced - with both 2.0 and 5.1 audio options.
Also on the discs are the Japanese theatrical trailer, TV spots, Promotional Video and a title-free version of the ending theme too.
Check out the photos below and you can click to enlarge them too if you want. Continue Reading
Surprise! It's not out until 26th June but tonight (at time of writing) we're delighted to show you what to expect from the upcoming Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Attack on Titan Junior High!
Your first opportunity to get your hands on this release will be this coming weekend at the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend, as we'll have limited quantities available on our AllTheAnime shop.
But if you can't be at MCM London Comic Con, don't fret as you can order your copy ahead of its general release on 26th June from the likes Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base.com and Anime-on-Line. You'll also be able to pre-order it from our AllTheAnime.com web shop from next week too.
Synopsis: "The hit show Attack on Titan is reimagined in this feel-good junior high microseries! See all your favorite characters getting into middle school shenanigans complete with secret love interests, class presidents, and chaotic cultural festivals.
Eren and his friends are the hapless first-year students at Attack Junior High, a unique school for both humans and Titans alike. That's right... Titans go to class, too-in their own gigantic classrooms with their larger-than-life school supplies and benches as big as buildings! And while most humans are happy to avoid the massive monstrosities, Eren will stop at nothing to exact revenge on the hungry Titan who ate something more precious than human life-his mom's homemade chee-burg bento! Join the secret Scout Regiment as they plan to stop the Titans while Eren masters the omni-directional mobility gear to clean the massive wall surrounding the campus."
This release comes packed in a rigid case and inside that you'll find a digipack pack to hold the two Blu-ray discs, and there's even an booklet inside too!
On the discs themselves you get -
-- The complete series of Attack on Titan Junior High, 12 episodes, in both English and Japanese with subtitles.
-- Extras on the discs are episodes commentaries, a video commentary, web previews, promo videos, textless opening song and textless closing song.
And now photos of the finished product! You can click on them to enlarge them too. Continue Reading