Yesterday we thew up a post about the upcoming title releases for Q1 2014, with some vague details. Today, I can bring you some actual dates, numbers and further information! Once again, this is going to be a bit of an information dump as there is loads to share with you all. So grab a cuppa, sit back, relax and take in the following.
10 February: Garden of Words – Blu Ray (SRP: £19.99)
10 February: Garden of Words – DVD (SRP: £17.99)
TBC 24 March: Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning Collectors Edition Combi pack (SRP £34.99)
24 March: Outlaw Star Complete Collection (SRP: £34.99)
28 April: Durarara!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set (SRP £79.99)
28 April: Nerima Daikon Brothers – Complete Collection (£39.99)
26 May: Durarara!!! DVD Complete set (SRP: £49.99)
02 June: Gurren Lagann – Ultimate Edition (SRP: £149.99)
20 June: Cowboy Bebop – Complete BD Collection (SRP: £59.99)
Announcements coming soon~~~
20 October: Gurren Lagann Blu-Ray set (TV series only, SRP: £59.99)
20 October: Gurren Lagann DVD Collector’s Edition (SRP: £79.99)
24 November: Space Dandy – Collectors BD set (13 episodes, SRP £69.99)
24 November: Space Dandy – DVD edition (13 episodes, SRP £49.99)
All of the above should filter up on Amazon shortly.
– Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning was delayed as we got approval last minute to use their replica theatrical pamphlet (26 pages) but had to get it translated, designed and approved first! All that is done now so we’re just getting it ready for replication after a healthy QC, so if not February 24th, it will be out in early March worst-case depending on manufacture.
– Durarara has it’s DVD release a month later currently as we’re still sourcing assets, we shared the BD authoring with Siren but have to work out what assets are available for the DVD one. We have two options there just now so watch this space, best case scenario they end up out at the same time but we prefer to build some time in just to be safe!
– Gurren’s Ultimate Edition will be a limited quantity run with 50 page hardback artbook, all the extras we can get our hands on including the Nintendo DS OVA (that said, some of the Japanese edition’s are exclusive so we can’t touch them). This will be a one-print run job of maximum 2,000 units and the price-point reflects that.
– Gurren Regular BD set will be the TV series only in High-Definition with select extras that came with the original release in the UK and USA – the goal there is a £59.99 SRP product so it’s accessible to those who do not want all the bells and whistles. A Movie / Parallel Works combo pack is being evaluated as a standalone product too but of course depends on if it’s something fans would like.
– Gurren DVD collectors set will be in a rigid case and includes movies & parallel works BD set has and 4 limited edition art cards.
NOT YET SCHEDULED BUT FOR 2014:
Letter to Momo – Collectors Edition BD/DVD (SRP: £34.99)
Letter to Momo – DVD edition (SRP: £17.99)
Patema Inverted – Collectors Edition BD/DVD (SRP TBC)
Patema Inverted – DVD Edition (SRP: £17.99)
Escaflowne Ultimate Edition – format TBC
Escaflowne Regular Edition – format TBC
HAL – Format TBC
Samurai Flamenco – TBC
Note from El Presidente: These are unscheduled as we’re waiting on an element of some kind – be it audio tracks, bonus features or simply we know there will be complications to this set. To avoid sins of the past I elected to not give these dates so nobody freaks out about delays and gives us the time to do them justice. Watch this space on those!
We have a slew of new licenses coming up – by my count:
– 10 TV series, mix of new and classics.
– 7 films
These are all still on-going though so we hope to have details out over the next few months on these, but rest assured a chunk of them are for 2014 release as well. What teases we are!
– We’ve acquired a rather interesting property and have a Kickstarter that launches in a week or so once approval has cleared – which will run across the US and UK. It’s a title which fell through the cracks for everyone and we’re pretty excited but given the breadth of the territory especially, a Kickstarter makes sense as a rarity.