This week we bring you confirmation on a few release dates, publish the dates of events we’ll be at in some capacity this year, and touch on a few details you may have missed over the last week.
~ First of all many of you will have noticed over the weekend that we launched our new website! We hope you like it. In addition to the new website launch we’ve also been adding some themed content for you to read. There’s plenty more in the pipeline but should you be interested here’s what’s been posted over the last few weeks.
- Will Isao Takahata Get An Oscar…?
- Eir Aoi And The Music Of Kill la Kill
- The Links Between Cowboy Bebop and Leiji Matsumoto (Space Battleship Yamato/StarBlazers)
- Patema Inverted: Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s Topsy-Turvy World
~ Last week we announced that we’ll be bringing the film, Miss Hokusai, from Production I.G to the UK. You can read our announcement HERE.
~ Following the news last week (see HERE) we can now confirm that the new release date for Wings Of Honneamise will be 27th April. (The same day as our release of Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Collector’s Edition and our Tiger & Bunny: The Movies Standard Edition twin pack.)
~ In addition to this, we also mentioned last week that the HAL Standard Edition DVD and Blu-ray would be brought forward following the date shuffle of other titles. This will now be coming out on 23rd March.
~ In case you missed it we released our first podcast last week! Get the full details HERE.
~ If you’re looking for a chance to catch Giovanni’s Island on the big screen, it’s being shown in Bradford this Thursday (5th March.) Get the details HERE.
~ We know a lot of you have been wondering what events we’ll be at in some capacity this year. Well today we are happy to confirm we will be the events listed below. (Though please note that we are yet to confirm our exact involvement at each event and what days we’ll be at while the event in question is in progress.)
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd March
Dee-Con – 4th April
MCM Belfast Comic Con, 2nd-3rd May
MCM London Comic Con, 22nd-24th May
MCM Manchester Comic Con, 25th-26th July
MCM Ireland Comic Con (Dublin), 29th-30th August
NOM Con, 31st July-2nd August
KITACON, 31st July-2nd August
MCM Scotland Comic Con, 26th-27th September
Scotland Loves Anime – Glasgow, (dates TBA)
Scotland Loves Anime – Edinburgh, (dates TBA)
MCM London Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Q: You mentioned a few weeks ago, when you first announced people could pre-order the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition [Export Version] it from your web shop, that you were looking into making Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval available via VOD. Is there any update on that at all?
No definitive update as I write this, but all going well we’re hoping to have an update about this later in the week. Speaking of Gundam The Origin, we might have another update relating to this very soon as well! Stay tuned.
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)
TBC: Makoto Shinkai Place Promised In our Early Days/Voices Of A Distant Star Twin Pack (DVD, Blu-ray)
*Tentative date – not final.