Welcome to the latest edition of the Anime Limited Newswire. Below you will find the latest up to date news from us!
~ Did you hear that we’re giving UK fans the opportunity to purchase the Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval Collector’s Edition [Export Version] from Japan through our website? If not please see HERE.
~ Also A Letter To Momo is getting theatrical screenings across the UK as part of the Japan Foundation Film Touring Programme. You can get the details on that HERE.
These new discs will be using the exact same video and audio assets. (We were very happy with video and audio quality originally so we want to retain the same high standard there.)
We’ll be getting new subtitles applied to every episode across all the discs. (They won’t be the same ones as were used previously.) These subtitles will have typesetting tweaks as well. Plus we’ll also be getting a separate sign & song subtitle track created too! As if that wasn’t enough, the menu used previously will be getting an overhaul and the chaptering on every episode will be redone as well.
Please note that we still don’t have an eta on how long this will take to be completed. Everyone who has purchased our already available Durarara!! Blu-ray Collector’s Edition set will be eligible to receive a replacement set of discs, but once the time is right we’ll make it known how/when people can register for this. In addition to this we still have plans to release the series on DVD and as a standard edition Blu-ray collection as well – both of those will include the re-authored discs by default – but again we don’t have a time frame on this as things stand.
~ From previous updates you will have seen we tentatively listed Gankutsuou – The Count Of Monte Cristo for release at the end of June. We can now confirm that it won’t be released until later than that. As such we have now removed it from our current release schedule – see the end of this update (below.) We’ll be sure to keep updated as to when we’re planning to get it released, but at this time we can say it will be this year.
~ If you’re interested in the world of CG Anime, be sure to keep an eye out for the newest issue of 3D World Magazine (cover pictured left.)
In this issue there’s a feature written by Jonathan Clements (co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia and author of Anime: A History) focusing on CG Anime (including a making of section focusing specifically on 009 Re:Cyborg with Tomohiko Ishii describing Director Kenji Kamiyama’s workflow) and how it’s developed. It’s a very interesting piece and well worth checking out.
~ Following on from our Gurren Lagann update last week, there’s been a small snag when it comes to replacement digipacks being sent out. Some were sent out but we’re currently talking to our supplier about what’s going on. More on this as we get it.
~ And just to include a mention of it in here, there is no new update or Patema Inverted at this time.
~ For Durarara!!, in case you just scrolled down and didn’t read our update earlier in this newswire, please refer to the information above.
~ Patema Inverted Kickstarter backers! Have you read our most recent update (sent out on 4th February)? If not check your inboxes or head over to the Kickstarter website HERE to read it.
~ Mai Mai Miracle backers, as a heads up all going well an update is coming your way next week.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Before getting onto the question itself I’d like to say we were really happy to read the feedback on this section. The way we select the question is based on what we’re asked frequently during the prior week.
Question: You’ve been mentioning Kill la Kill Box 2 and Wings Of Honneamise being released in March. Though you talked about them in some detail last week we still haven’t seen any images of what either will look like. Is there a particular reason why and is there a time frame on when we can see images?
With all title we release any packaging we intend to use has to be approved by the rights holder. So the reason we haven’t been able to show you images of what some of upcoming releases will look like yet is due to waiting for feedback on our approvals request. Unfortunately we can’t pinpoint a time on when we’ll be able to share images at this time, but believe me as soon as we can we’ll be sure to do just that.
And now to wrap up this edition of the Newswire here’s the updated list of our release schedule from now until June:
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)
2nd March: Kill La Kill Part 2 (Episodes 10-19) [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
16th March: Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
23rd March: Makoto Shinkai Voices From A Distant Star/The Place Promised In Our Early Days Double Pack (DVD, Blu-ray)
30th March: Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector’s Edition DVD+Blu-ray)
April – June 2015
13th April: HAL [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
27th April: Tiger & Bunny – The Rising [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.