It’ time for our tenth Anime Limited Newswire. (Yes we’ve been doing this for ten weeks already.)
~ The latest update on the re-authoring of Durarara!! is that we have today received the first check DVD and Blu-ray discs! We’re about to begin the QC’ing them.
~ Speaking of Durarara!! scroll down to “Replacement Updates” for details on our disc replacement scheme.
~ We’ve had some really great content on the blog over the last week – including the post today about Yoko Kanno. Be sure to give them a read at the links below.
- 7 Reasons Why Yoko Kanno Is The Queen Of Anime Music
- Durarara!! Music: OKAMOTO’S
- Sales Charts: February 2015
- Andrew Osmond on the Making Of Giovanni’s Island
~ We’re hoping to have a finished copy of Kill la Kill Box 2 arrive in the office this week! Expect an unboxing post of some kind once we have it. If you haven’t already you can pre-order both the DVD and Blu-ray versions from Amazon UK HERE.
~ For anyone interested we can confirm the on-discs extras for Wings Of Honneamise are trailers for the film (including the 1987 Theatrical Trailer) and the Pilot Version Of The Film. Also the audio for the film is 2.0 English and 5.1 Japanese.
~ We might have some Gundam The Origin related news for you this week. Keep your eyes peeled.
~ Speaking of Gundam, our simulcast of Gundam Reconguista In G is still ongoing. Episode 23 aired last week in Japan and is available to rent/buy right now HERE.
~ We officially launched our replacement scheme for Durarara!! Blu-ray Collector’s Edition. Get the full details HERE. (If you’re planning to apply for replacement discs please take the time to read all the details posted.)
~ Patema Inverted Kickstarter backers. All £16 tier backers, the Collector’s Edition booklet + numbered art card & post cards have gone out. (You’ll be getting them in the post any day now if you haven’t already.) We’re in the process of getting the remaining numbered cards and art cards out to everyone. (These are being lovingly hand-numbered by Kerry, so it will take a bit of time to get them all sent out.) Also please keep an eye on the email address registered to Kickstarter account. It’s unlikely to be the case, but should there be any need for us to cross-reference/double check your postal addresses we’ll be contacting you on that email address. (If you don’t receive an email from Kerry about this, you have nothing to worry about. She’ll only be contacting people as needed on this subject.)
~ Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter backers. All going well we’re hoping to have an update for you later this week with some interesting details.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
It’s been quite a while since our last update on this title (and all going we’re hoping to be able to share some news with you about our release soon – i.e. specifics and a release date) but today we can confirm that the 3D version of the film will be included on our Blu-ray alongside the 2D version.
This will be our first 3D Blu-ray release. While we appreciate the concept of 3D as a whole is a very polarising, given there aren’t many 3D anime releases in general we feel this addition to our release helps to make it the complete experience for UK fans. As we said, we’re hoping to be able to share more news about our release soon. So watch this space.
Following all the updates in the News/General Update section above, here’s the most up-to-date version of our release schedule. (We will of course continue to update this in every Newswire accordingly.)
January – March 2015
OUT NOW: Giovanni’s Island (DVD, Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition DVD+Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Space Dandy Standard Edition (Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Blood Lad (DVD, Collector’s Edition Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Perfect Blue [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray)
23rd March: Kill La Kill Part 2 (Episodes 10-19) [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
23rd March: HAL [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
April – June 2015
27th April: Tiger & Bunny – The Rising [Collector’s Edition] (DVD+Blu-ray combi)
27th April: Tiger & Bunny Movie Twin Pack (The Beginning & The Rising) [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
27th April: Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector’s Edition DVD+Blu-ray combi)
25th May: Kill la Kill Part 3 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
25th May: Nerima Daikon Brothers (DVD only)
8th June*: Baccano Complete Series [Collector’s Edition] (Blu-ray only)
29th June: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
29th June: Space Dandy Season 2 [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray only)
29th June: Space Dandy Complete Season 1 & 2 Set (DVD only)
*Tentative date – not final.