MCM LONDON COMIC CON PREVIEW EDITION
It’s that time of the week already. it’s time for the latest edition of the Anime Limited Newswire! Featuring full details on our activity at MCM London Comic Con this weekend and more! Read on below for details.
~ First of we want to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended the Scotland Loves Anime 2015 film festival in Edinburgh this past week, as noted previously Anime Limited were the official sponsor of the event. We’re also delighted to say that Miss Hokusai narrowly won the Judges award in quite the debate that you’ll be able to hear all about in an upcoming edition of the Anime Limited Podcast coming (hopefully) within the next week.
~ Looking ahead to this coming weekend it is MCM London Comic Con this weekend, there is A LOT of activity from us both at the event and online. So we’re going to break this down in specific sections so you know exactly what’s going on with Anime Limited and such.
Anime Limited Booth
Here’s a map of the event for you and we’ve circled where you can find our stand
That is where you’ll find our booth, pretty much in the centre of the hall along the main walkway very close to the Memorabilia Guest Signing Area. (See map above). As we’ve previously mentioned, our booth will not just be an Anime Limited shop, but we’ve also partnered with a manga distributor where we’ll have a curated selection of titles from the likes of Vertical, Dark Horse and Kodansha available to purchase at our stand. But we want to reiterate it won’t just be a random selection of manga, it will be a curated range of manga that will include
- Attack on Titan
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan
- Gundam The Origin
- Trigun: The Maximum
and more! Be sure to stoop by to stock up on your manga!
As mentioned there will also be the Anime Limited Shop that will be packed with lots of our titles including some titles that will be available ahead of their general release. These being
- Full Metal Panic Ultimate Edition Blu-ray
- Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 Blu-ray
- Baccano Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
- Tokyo Ghoul Standard Edition DVD
- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Limited Edition Blu-ray
Yes you read that correctly, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase all of these titles ahead of their release this weekend at MCM London Comic Con exclusively at our booth.
In addition to those we have some cool things at our booth (all while stock lasts):
~ Spend over £40 and get a free Patema Inverted mug
~ Get either a Mobile Suit Gundam or Tokyo Ghoul themed bag with any purchase
~ Get a free set of Kill la Kill ‘Goku Star pin badges’ with any purchase
~ If you get one of the MCM goodies bags, you’ll find a fortune cookie! There’s a special message from various anime in them. See if you guess what they’re from.
Anime Guest Of Honour: Shigeto Koyama
As previously noted (see here) Shigeto Koyama is the Anime Guest of Honour for MCM London Comic and will be involved in the traditional Guest Of Honour panel and two free signing sessions, both 90 minutes on Saturday and Sunday. Today we can confirm the timings for each of those:
- Anime Guest of Honour Panel: Saturday, 1pm @ Platinum Stage
- Signing session #1: Saturday, 2:30pm-4pm @ Guest Signing Area
- Signing Session #2: Sunday, 1pm-2:30pm @ Guest Signing Area
Anime Limited Panels
We will be involved in some panels across the weekend. You can find the details of these below:
Anime Limited Panel #1: Friday, 3pm @ Platinum Stage
This panel will see Jeremy and Kat take to the stage to discuss upcoming releases, announcing some brand new titles and more! Be sure not to miss this.
Sunrise ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ Panel: Sunday, 12pm @ Platinum Stage
Eri Suzuki from the International Team from Japanese licensor, Sunrise and the President of Anime Limited, Andrew Partridge will take to the stage to discuss Gundam related things! There’ll be some announcements here so if you’re a Gundam fan be sure not to miss this.
Anime Limited Panel #2 feat. Viewster: Sunday, 12:30pm @ Platinum Stage
In a change from what’s being advertised in the MCM Show Guide (as there were print deadlines that had to be met before this was fully confirmed) we’re happy to say that this panel will feature Jeremy joined by the team at Viewster to discuss their Omakase box and much more!
At each panel you can expect exciting news on future Anime Limited titles and more! We’ll also note that we won’t just be making announcements at the panels. We’ll be making announcements across the weekend in general. So keep you eyes peeled on our social media channels and then here at our blog at the end of each day for details.
We also want to take a moment to highlight that out friends Tamashii Nations, the Japanese producer of high quality figurines, will be returning to MCM London Comic Con. They’ll be bringing a variety of great figurines from the likes of Dragon Ball Z, Super Mario, Godzilla, Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan and more available at their booth. They’re even going to have this amazing Star Wars Samurai General Darth Vader Figure (pictured left) available! We won’t lie, we want to get one ourselves.
Their booth will be situated by the MyM/MCM Buzz area, so make sure you pop on by to visit them.
They’ll also be giving away SH Figurarts 1UP Mushrooms from Super Mario at their booth simply by filling in a survey and like their facebook page! If that wasn’t enough, the goodie bags for attendees there will be flyers for Tamashii Nations included but 10 of them will be a special Golden Ticket version (with gold on the flyer itself) that means you get a free prize! You can claim the prize on at the stand all weekend. The first four people will to claim a prize will receive an SH Figurarts of Golden Frieza or Super Saiyan God Goku from Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F, and the remaining 6 winners can claim a free Tamashii Buddies from what’s available at the stand.
MCM LOVES ANIME
Of course there’s a separate event that we’re running happening the same weekend just a stones throw away from Excel London is our MCM Loves Anime event at The Crystal. The entire lineup has been confirmed as is follows:
- 13:00, Production I.G’s, Miss Hokusai
- 15:00, UK Theatrical Premiere of Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval + World Premiere outside of Japan of Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s Sorrow
- 17:15, Love Live: The School Idol Movie
- 19:15, Project Itoh’s, Empire of Corpses
A reminder that only day passes are available for this event. They can be purchased now at cinema.alltheanime.com
Please do take a moment to scroll to the bottom of cinema.alltheanime.com page to read the F.A.Q. regarding the event.
IMPORTANT: While we appreciate that everyone attending MCM Loves Anime simply wants to enjoy watching anime on the big screen, we also have to make a note now, and this will be reiterated before the start of each film on the bill, that should any attendees be caught attempting to record the anime being screened or taking photos while the film is being screened there is strong chance you could be ejected from the venue and be denied re-entry. Recording any film in a cinema is a law-breaking offence, and this event is no different to any other cinema experience. It’s a very unique opportunity us being able to present this MCM Loves Anime event and we are taking a very strong stance on this.
We also want to encourage fellow attendees to please make it known if they believe they’ve seen someone doing actions such as this.
The fall simulcast season has official begun! Here’s our lineup of titles this season:
Seraph Of The End Vampire Reign (2nd Season) – Simulcasting at Viewster.com
K: Return of Kings – Simulcast at Viewster.com
Comet Lucifer – Simulcasting at Viewster.com
The final episode of Blood Blockade Battlefront – Simulcasting at Viewster.com
Seraph Of The End: Vampire Reign (2nd Season) started this past weekend. You can watch episode 2 HERE.
Episode 3 of K: Return Of Kings can be watched HERE
Episode 3 of Comet Lucifer can be watched HERE
The final episode of Blood Blockade Battlefront are available to watch at Viewster HERE.
Durarara!! Limited Edition
The latest update is that many of the UK based replacement requests have been sent – only a handful are left to be sent at time of writing. We are working our way through the backlog of international replacements too and most likely they will all be cleared come the end of next week.
Once again, we know some of you have been waiting a while for your replacements and we apologise for that, but we are working as hard as we can and as quickly as we can to fulfil the requests.
If you’ve yet to apply for discs please follow the steps of filling out the survey AND emailing us your proof of purchase. (Simply doing one of the two steps is not enough.) We ask that applicants awaiting for confirmation message please wait a little longer. If you haven’t received a confirmation message within to weeks of applying please email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com – he’ll get back to you as quickly as we can about this.
If you have questions or concerns about your replacement request please feel free to email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com. If you have yet to apply for replacement discs please follow all the guidelines HERE.
Kill la Kill Part 1 [for units purchased at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014 only]
NOTE: This only applies to units purchased at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014. (Following the event the products general retail release was delayed and the error of the English dub being out of sync by 0.4 seconds during one of the episodes was corrected.)
To apply for a replacement we ask that everyone who purchased this at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014 please do the following:
- Send an email with the subject “KLK1 Replacement – MCM October 2014” to Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com
- In this email please include:
– You full name (as it would be written on a parcel being posted to you)
– You postal address
– a photo of your copy of Kill la Kill Part 1.
Due to all of Team Anime Limited being in London for MCM Comic Con from tomorrow through Monday, Jeremy will respond to requests for this, confirming that you replacement request has been logged in, by mid-next week at the latest. Either way you can expect your replacement to sent to you before the end of October.
NOTE: We appreciate that some people may have sent emails to other Anime Limited personnel regarding wanting a replacement, but due to the length of time that has passed we ask that everyone who will have previous enquired about a replacement please send a new message to Jeremy. We apologise for any inconvenience, but this is to ensure we can fulfil these as quickly as possible.
Here’s the list of upcoming events we’ll be attending. More specific information will be posted closer to the events themselves.
MCM London Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
– Anime Limited Panels on Friday & Sunday
– Anime Guest Of Honor Panel on Saturday
– Sunrise ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ Panel Sunday
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd November
Here is the most up-to-date version of our release schedule.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2015
OUT NOW: Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
26th October: Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (DVD)
2nd November: Fate/kaleid liner Prisima Illya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)*
16th November: Samurai Flamenco: Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)
23rd November: Sword Art Online II: Part 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)*
30th November: Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 1 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)*[TBC November/December]: Baccano! (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray)*
[TBC December] Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 2 of 2 [tentative title] (Blu-ray)*
7th December: Full Metal Panic Ultimate Edition [Season 1 + Fumoffu + The Second Raid] (Blu-ray)
7th December: A Letter To Momo (Blu-ray, DVD)
14th December: Sword Art Online II: Part 3 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi, DVD)
14th December: Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo (Blu-ray)
21st December: Gundam: Reconguista In G Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)[TBC 2015] Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combi)*
January (TBC)*: Ping Pong The Animation (Blu-ray, DVD)
We should be able to confirm specific dates soon for those marked as tentative.