It’s time for yet more news from MCM Manchester Comic Con this past weekend, this time a new license announcement that sees a popular return to the UK.
New License Announcement – BECK: MONGOLIAN CHOP SQUAD
From Madhouse, the studio who brought you Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue, Cardcaptor Sakura, Black Lagoon and Death Note comes the series about a group people looking to find fame in the music world.
Tanaka Yukio, better known by his nickname Koyuki is a 14 year old who feels disconnected from life in general. Through the act of saving a mismatched dog, he meets guitarist Minami Ryuusuke, and becomes involved in Ryuusuke’s new band BECK. Koyuki’s life starts to change as the band struggles towards fame.
Synopsis source: ANN
We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be bringing the entire series of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad as a complete series set to DVD tentatively schedule for November 2015. It will include both the English dub and original Japanese audio with subtitles. (Complete contents and pricing TBC.)
“When it comes to Beck it’s had a unique history in the UK” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “It has had a previous DVD release but it wasn’t actually ever finished. So we’re delighted to be able to bring this great series in its entirety to these shores. There really aren’t many anime that cover the concept of forming a band and going to America to try and make it big. This series does it so well that it really is worth checking out. The soundtrack to the series is amazing too.”
You can check out a dubbed trailer for Beck below. For those wondering the series was animated in 4:3 which is why the trailer is not presented in 16:9.
Expect more details on our release of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad in the coming weeks.
ANIME LIMITED Q4 2015 RELEASE LINEUP
Ping Pong The Animation (Blu-ray, DVD)
Sword Art Online II: Part 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 1 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (DVD)
Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi **subtitle-only release**)
Samurai Flamenco: Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 2 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)
Gundam: Reconguista In G: Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo (Blu-ray)
Sword Art Online II: Part 3 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
A Letter To Momo (Blu-ray, DVD)
Full Metal Panic [Season 1 + Fumoffu + The Second Raid] (Blu-ray)
We will add that we that there might be a few additions to the lineup listed above, so stay tuned for updates on that.