NEWSWIRE: June 2023 Pre-Orders

June 2, 2023 · 0 comments

Hi folks! We hope you’ve had a great bank holiday weekend, and that those of you who made it to MCM London Comic Con are suitably recovered after a great time – it was fantastic to see so many of you come by our stand and attend our panels!

If you didn’t manage to make it to MCM, we hope you at least caught wind of our slate of exciting announcements for both theatrical and home video releases – if you haven’t caught up yet, don’t worry, we forgive you, and you can find all of the details in this blog post.

© Eiichiro Oda/2022 “One Piece” production committee

Now you’re up-to-date with all of that, let’s talk about what’s right in front of us – a huge slate of June pre-orders for you to cast your eye over. It’s going to be a very busy month, so buckle up!

June new releases

Before we start though, a quick overview of what you can expect to arrive and find their way onto your shelves over the course of the month.

Monday 5th June
Summer Ghost – Standard Edition Blu-ray
Summer Ghost – Standard Edition DVD

Monday 12th June
Princess Jellyfish Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Monday 19th June
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: STARGAZER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Looking For Magical Doremi Collector’s Edition DVD/Blu-ray
The House of the Lost on the Cape Collector’s Edition DVD/Blu-ray

June pre-orders

With that housekeeping out of the way…. let’s go!!

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

One of our favourite cinema experience of 2022 (and there were plenty!) was bringing the charming tale of parenthood and growing up that is Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko to the UK for many of you to watch and enjoy, and now we’re equally thrilled to be able to reveal our plans to own in your own home on Blu-ray!

This Collector’s Edition features the film on Blu-ray, a series of 5 art cards featuring scenes from the film, and a 12-page booklet of artwork together with an article analysing the film. All of this is wrapped up nicely within a striking rigid case, while the disc is further stored within an Amaray case.

Pre-orders are already open, so go grab your copy today!

Product: Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
Release date: 
Monday 24th July 2023
SRP: £39.99
Pre-orders open: NOW!
Pre-order price: £24.99


Sticking with the theatrical side of things, let’s move on to a film that is very close to our (and from all accounts your) hearts – Masaaki Yuasa’s incredible historical rock opera INU-OH! We know you’ve been dying to get your hands on a Collector’s Edition of this for a while now, and we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

Let’s take a look at what we’ve crafted!

Where to begin with this one? Well, how about the film on both DVD and Blu-ray, housed within an Amaray case to store the discs. Then we move on to an A3 poster replica of our theatrical poster, which will doubtless be recognisable to many of you.

Next up is a replicable shikishi style artcard, featuring some fantastic illustrations from the film, as well as a 40-page artbook to allow you to immerse yourself in the stylised beauty of the movie.

Rounding things off is a series of three art cards, supplemented exclusively for customers who purchase from our store by a series of five stunning additional art cards which ape classic gig poster stylings around the film – an amazing way to round off an amazing release of a spectacular film!

Product: INU-OH
Release date: 
7th August 2023
SRP: £39.99
Pre-orders open: Thursday 8th June
Pre-order price: £24.99


Yes, we only announced this title formally at MCM London Comic Con, but we don’t want to keep you waiting (and you’ve certainly made it clear that you don’t want to wait), so let’s great straight to it and open Early Bird pre-orders for GAINAX and Hideaki Anno’s seminal OVA series this month!

This stunning masterpiece is, of course, included in its full six-episode OVA form, with both Japanese audio and English subtitles as well as sporting its brand-new English dub. All of this is housed on Blu-ray disc, which itself sits snugly within an Amaray case.

Alongside this you’ll find a double-sided A3 poster featuring two standout pieces of the wonderful cornucopia of artwork you’ll find within the 48-page booklet which is also included.

Finally, a definitive release of Gunbuster for the UK – don’t miss it!

Release date: 
28th August 2023
SRP: £49.99
Pre-orders open: Thursday 15th June
Pre-order price: £29.99

Eternal 831

Kenji Kamiyama is a name that should require no introduction to most of you – as the director responsible for the likes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East and Napping Princess, his body of work speaks for itself. This month, we’re offering you the chance to explore another of his works, with our home video release of Eternal 831, a sci-fi feature film created to celebrate 30 years of Japan’s WOWOW on-demand television channel.

Our Collector’s Edition features the film on Blu-ray, a series of four character art cards, and a 16-page booklet with artwork, designs and information about the film.

If you’re a fan of Kenji Kamiyama – or simply curious about the movie – then don’t miss this first chance to own it outside of Japan!

Product: Eternal 831
Release date: 
10th July 2023
SRP: £39.99
Pre-orders open: 22nd June 2023
Pre-order price: £24.99

One Piece Film: Red

You caught us red-handed (with every pun intended) – yes, we did save our biggest announcement until last! You may have seen us show it off at MCM London Comic Con, and so many of you were absolutely desperate to pre-order and otherwise get your hands on our release of the blockbusting One Piece Film: Red!

It goes without saying that we were incredibly excited to give One Piece the kind of Collector’s Edition it deserves, and you won’t be disappointed.

For starters, for the first time you’ll be able to enjoy One Piece in all its 4K UHD splendour, with our Collector’s Edition containing the film on both Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray. We also have so many on-disc features that we’ve had to set aside an entire, additional bonus Blu-ray disc to fit them all in!

The fun doesn’t end there though, as there’s plenty of physical bonus items to enjoy too! For starters, we have an A3 replica poster from the film’s theatrical release, as well as a vinyl sticker to show your love for Uta.

Speaking of which, how would you like a unique, numbered ticket for Uta’s concert from the film? While it won’t actually get you entry to the movie’s world, it’s still an awesome additional prop for you to keep an enjoy.

To round things off, we4 have a set of three art cards with visuals from the film, plus our traditional 40-page booklet filled with art and info from the movie.

While the film is also coming to Standard Edition Blu-ray and DVD, our One Piece Film: Red Collector’s Edition is exclusive to our store, so don’t miss out and pre-order early to avoid disappointment!

Product: One Piece Film: Red
Release date: 
7th August 2023
SRP: £79.99
Pre-orders open: 29th June 2023
Pre-order price: £49.99

Wow, what a month for new pre-orders! What are you looking for, and why is it all of these great titles? Let us know in the comments, and as always, this is only the start of a lot of great and exciting new titles coming your way.

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