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
Overlord is a series that got a lot people's attention when it was airing and today we're excited to bring your an unboxing for the Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and standard DVD versions that we're distributing for Funimation here in the United Kingdom ahead of its release on 12th of June.
You're first opportunity to pick up this release will be this weekend at MCM London Comic Con at our AllTheAnime stand as we'll have limited quantities of each version available to purchase.
But if you can't be at MCM London, don't worry as it's only a few weeks to go until its general release on 12th of June. You order your copy today from Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base.com, Anime-On-Line and you'll be able to pre-order from our own web shop from next week following the MCM London Comic Con event.
Synopsis: "From MADHOUSE Inc., the studio behind Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life, comes the ultimate trapped in a game anime.
On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character's devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to doMomonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world.
All the hours he's spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder who exactly is trapped with who?"
You can watch the trailer for the series below -
The Collector's Edition version comes packed inside a rigid case and inside that are two amaray cases; inside each is a Blu-ray disc. Disc 1 contains episodes 1-9, and disc 2 has episode 10-13. Also inside the box are 9 art cards.
The standard Blu-ray and DVD versions each come in an amaray case with the discs, 2 x Blu-rays in the Blu-ray version and 2 x DVDs in the DVD version.
On the discs themselves are -
-- The complete series, 13 episodes, in English and original Japanese with subtitles.
-- On the DVD discs the extras are Textless Opening and Closing title sequences.
-- The Blu-ray discs has the same extras as the DVD, but in addition to that there's also audio commentaries on episodes 2 & 9, video commentary on episode 13, 'Play Play Pleiades' shorts, Special Preview Collection, Episode 1 Preview, TV Spots, Promotional Videos and DVD/BD spots.
Here we go, photos of the finished product. First up is the Collector's Edition Blu-ray set, and then after that we'll show you the standard Blu-ray and DVD sets. Continue Reading