By Gianni Simone.
After six difficult years in which it often seemed that it would never be completed, Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World finally came out last November, winning multiple prizes and even being nominated as film of the year by respected film magazine Kinema Junpo. All the Anime met the director before he took the movie to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and other events abroad. Continue Reading
A little while ago we announced we would be bringing the series Hyouka to the United Kingdom on Blu-ray on behalf of Funimation Entertainment! Today we're excited to confirm that Part 1 will be available from 4th December 2017 as a standard DVD and Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set.
We're also excited to be able to bring you a full unboxing of the release as your first opportunity to purchase it will be at MCM London Comic Con this weekend from our All The Anime stand, as we will have limited copies of both versions of Part 1 on sale.
So sit back and read about what to expect from our release of Hyouka Part 1.
Synopsis: A worthy addition to any anime fan's collection. Hyouka is a stunning masterwork that spins a charming tale of high school romance and mystery. After disenchanted student Hotaro Oreki joins his school's Classic Literature Club, he meets Eru Chitanda, a kind-hearted and inquisitive girl with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting him caught up in all sorts of trouble.
Studio: Kyoto Animation (A Silent Voice, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid)
Year of Production: 2012
Check out a trailer for Hyouka below -
Hyouka is being released over two parts on standard DVD and Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray.
Part 1 of the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set will come in a rigid case with a digipack to store the two Blu-ray discs. Also included are six art cards. In addition to that, this will come inside a larger box that has space to fit Part 2 of Hyouka once released!
ON THE DISCS -
As we mentioned earlier, your first opportunity to add this to your collection will be at the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend as we will have limited copies available to purchase from our All The Anime stand.
But if you can't be at the event, no need to worry as you'll be able to add this to your collection from 4th December. You can pre-order your copy from various retailers today
And finally, some photos of the product themselves. You can click on them to enlarge them too. Continue Reading
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.
For information on MCM London Comic Con visit their site HERE.
For more details on our activity throughout the event see THIS PAGE HERE.
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