Newswire #43 – 28th October 2015

October 28, 2015 · 0 comments

MCM London Comic Con weekend has been and gone and my word was there a lot of news coming out of it from us, right? This week’s Newswire is going to be following up on a lot of news release from over this past weekend, so if you’ve missed any of it have no fear as this post will bring you completely up to speed and then give you latest information too.

Post-MCM London Comic Con Notes

~ Before we go any further we want to thank everybody who stopped by our booth and/or attended our panels at MCM London Comic Con, and/or attended the inaugural MCM Loves Anime event The Crystal this past weekend. It was great to see so many of you and we hope you had a great weekend.

~ So let’s begin proper by running down everything that was announced by us over the weekend, each scheduled for release in the UK in 2016.

  • Season 1 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is coming to Blu-ray in 2016
  • Tokyo ESP, tentatively scheduled for a February 2016 release.
  • Ninja Slayer From Animation
  • Expelled From Paradise, tenatively scheduled for January 2016
  • Tokyo Marble Chocolate
  • Anthem of the Heart
  • Claymore (Blu-ray only)
  • Prison School
  • Attack on Titan Junior High
  • The Murder Case of Hana & Alice
  • Brothers Conflict
  • Selected Infector WIXOSS
  • Snow White with the Red HairAnd in addition to the above, as part of our partnership with Sunrise it was announced we will be bringing the following Gundam series to the UK in 2016:
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta (aka Gundam Z)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (aka Gundam Double Zeta)
  • Turn A Gundam


That’s a big list of titles and today we wanted to follow up on each one for you. This list below includes some comments on each from our company president, Andrew Partridge too. Read on below for an update on each.

IMG_7288The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya (Season 1)
Coming to Blu-ray in 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “I licensed this season back when I was at Bandai and it did receive a DVD release in the UK, however once Bandai went under the first season of this very much went into limbo in the UK, being out-of-print for some time. So I’m delighted we can finally bring the first season back to the UK and the fact it will be on Blu-ray makes it even better.”

IMG_7287Expelled From Paradise
Will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD in January 2016. (More details to follow.)
Andrew Partridge: “The work of Gen Urobochi is an office favourite, so we very happy we’re able to bring this to the UK. Adding to that, I’ve been a fan of Seiji Muzushima ever since he directed the original Full Metal Alchemist series. So those two collaborating is a real treat for fans! Also the English dub has a nice reunion of iconic voices, as Wendee Lee and Steven Blum are the lead roles in the film. They were the voices of Faye and Spike in Cowboy Bebop respectively.”

IMG_7285Tokyo ESP
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD, tentatively schedule for February 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “I love how striking the designs for the show are and the story itself is something that really interested me. The series has something for a variety of fans too, violence, comedic elements, people coming together for one cause. It’s a very fun watch and one I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.”

IMG_7286NINJA SLAYER From Animation
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “Studio TRIGGER doing what it does best, mixing it up and getting great results. We know it has divided opinion in the anime community but at the same time we feel it represents Anime Limited very well. Also for those who have not seen the series, it very much has an air of ‘old school’ about it. So if you’re a fan of anime more on the violent side of the spectrum from back in the day, this may be one for you to give a try.”

519973Tokyo Marble Chocolate
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “One of my all-time favourite Christmas anime! Rates about the same as Tokyo Godfathers for me, and that really is saying something. Interesting fact that a lot of the team behind Attack On Titan, before they joined WIT Studio, worked on this title. We have a soft spot for WIT Studio titles, but at the same time we’re very happy we’re able to help expand and showcase the legacy of their work to a wider audience.”

Coming to Blu-ray in 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “Claymore has been a popular title in the UK for a while and we’re very happy able to give fans a new experience with it on Blu-ray. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s mix of high fantasy and could be described as Berserk with girls as the main characters. Will be well worth checking out.”

prison-school-key-visualPrison School
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016
Andrew Partridge: “An odd one, to say the least. Very pervy but we feel there’s something lurking underneath that fits Anime Limited very well and we’re looking to giving it a premium touch too, so to speak.”


20150730_titan01Attack On Titan Junior High
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016
Andrew Partridge: “What’s not to like? It’s Attack on Titan! We love the franchise and after having the chance to release the original series in France, we’re delighted we’re able to release part of the franchise with Attack On Titan Junior High in the UK. We regard this title as the ‘Full Metal Panic Fumoffu’ of the Attack On Titan Franchise and are very excited to be bringing it to the UK.”

0u1awlxj8wq4b5angmpm (1)The Murder Case of Hana & Alice
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “Rotoscoping at its finest! The detail involved is something else. A live-action film that has been animated over has a massive benefit to it. It’s a really fun, nice and silly film. And perhaps best of all, for anyone who hasn’t seen the original live-action Hana & Alice film you don’t need to worry as it’s a prequel to the that film. So is perfect place to start and anybody to watch! Also worth noting that it won the audience voted award at Scotland Loves Anime this year.”

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJK_k50161yBrothers Conflict
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016.
Andrew Partridge: “Shojo titles aren’t something Anime Limited has released before and we know a lot of you have been asking if it would be possible for us to release a Shojo title; now we have the chance to do so. It will be a nice change of pace and adds a new layer to our ever-expanding catalogue of titles. Brothers Conflict specifically is a reverse harem and is very aimed at a specific audience.”

ijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHI_k1888ySnow White with the Red Hair
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2016
Andrew Partridge: “Studio Bones, of Space Dandy and Fullmetal Alchemist fame, back to doing what they do best. We are very happy to releasing this series. It’s a nice change to see a girl fronted series. The look of this show is stunning and really evokes Studio Bones’ production and the soundtrack to compliment it is sublime. The plot is an entriguing one too. A nice mix of drama and fun.”

And now the three addition to the Gundam Collection in 2016 as part of our partnership with Sunrise:

Turn A Gundam
Coming to DVD.
Language: Japanese with English subtitles only.

Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta (aka Gundam Z)
Coming to Blu-ray.
Language: We can confirm that the original Japanese audio with subtitles will be included in this set. At this time, while we anticipate it will be, we are waiting for definitive confirmation on if an English language dub will be available to include in our release. As soon as we have confirmation on this we’ll be sure to make it known.

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (aka Gundam Double Zeta)
Coming to DVD.
Language: Japanese with English subtitles only.

Andrew Partridge: “I’m delighted we’re able to distribute all three of these series in the UK for the first time ever! Gundam Z will be coming to Blu-ray while Gundam ZZ and Turn A Gundam will both be released on DVD. Both of the latter will be subtitle-only releases. More details on their releases specifically will be forthcoming. We’re delighted by the reaction we’ve seen both online and at MCM London Comic Con with regard to Gundam titles coming to the UK and we hope you’re as excited as we are for our 2016 lineup.


~ Staying on Gundam related news, we have two date shifts for you. Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 is now looking to be a January 2016 release, while Gundam Reconguista In G Blu-ray release is now going to be released in 2016. More details about both will be forthcoming, but we can today reveal that the first 1000 copies of Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 will be coming with a Limited Edition Booklet. Stay tuned for more details about this in the coming weeks.

~ As if the new title announcements weren’t enough we also confirmed some details relating to previously announced titles over the weekend.

First of all we can confirm that we will be releasing Durarara!! x2: Shou, the first season/arc of Durarara!! season 2, as a complete season set. This is tentatively scheduled for a February 2016 release on both Blu-ray and DVD.

You can also expect a Blu-ray and DVD release of Miss Hokusai around March 2016, and we will be releasing an Ultimate Edition set of Shinichiro Watanabe’s, Terror In Resonance. As things stand we can confirm the Ultimate Edition will include the entire series on both Blu-ray and DVD. We are also planning a big art book featuring content included from all of the Japanese releases of the series. Expect more details on this titles in the coming months.

~ For those of you who have been waiting patiently for it, our Standard Edition DVD release of Tokyo Ghoul is available now! Check out the images below for a look at how it turned out. (You can click on the images to enlarge them.) Includes all 12 episodes of the first season (uncensored) and features the same on-disc content as the Blu-ray version did. Get you copy today.

~ We know a lot of you have been wondering about the general retail release date of our Baccano! Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, as we had it available at MCM London Comic Con this past weekend. The plan is to have it available from 16th November. So only a few weeks to wait.

~ Over the weekend we spoke to lots of you excited about our upcoming release of Sword Art Online II: Part 2 and were wanting to hear some more specific details about our release. Today we can confirm it will contain episode 8-14, the second half of the Phantom Bullet arc. We can also confirm the on-disc extras will be:

  • Episode 14.5 “Debriefing” (NOTE: This is both dubbed and subbed depending on the language setting selected.)
  • Clean Ending Title Sequence
  • Special Animation – “Sword Art Offline II” Parts 3-5 *Blu-ray Disc Exclusive Extra*
  • Original Web Previews *Blu-ray Disc Exclusive Extra*

Stay tuned for more details relating to our release of Sword Art Online II: Part 2 in the coming weeks.

~ Following our announcement of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 1 at the weekend, we’ve had a number of people asking specific questions about the masters we will be using and if the episodes will be Director’s cut versions. At this time we’re unable to confirm either detail, but as soon as we can we’ll be sure to say.

~ In case you missed it last week, we posted unboxings for both Full Metal Panic Ultimate Edition and Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 Blu-ray releases, out on 7th December and 30th November respectively.


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
K: Return of Kings – Simulcast at
Comet Lucifer – Simulcasting at
The final episode of Blood Blockade Battlefront – Simulcasting at

Seraph Of The End: Vampire Reign (2nd Season) episode 3 can be watched HERE.

Episode 4 of K: Return Of Kings can be watched HERE

Episode 4 of Comet Lucifer can be watched HERE

The final episode of Blood Blockade Battlefront are available to watch at Viewster HERE.


Durarara!! Limited Edition

durarara_celtyWith MCM London Comic Con having happened this week we will be having a big catchup on International replacement requests. 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.

Anyone who has applied for replacement discs over the past weeks and has yet to have a response can expect one this week.

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 – 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 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.)

Kill la Kill_fightWe are working to get these out as quickly as possible. The latest wave are being sent tomorrow (Wednesday 28th October) so if you haven’t had yours already you can expect it any day now.

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
  • 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 Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd November

[List of 2016 events coming soon]


With all of the above in mind, here is the most up-to-date version of our release schedule focusing on the remainder of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016.


OUT NOW: Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray, DVD)

2nd November Fate/kaleid liner Prisima Illya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)*

16th November: Baccano! (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
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 (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)

Q1 2016
January 11th (TBC): Ping Pong The Animation (Blu-ray+DVD Collector’s Edition)*
January 25th (TBC): Expelled From Paradise (Blu-ray, DVD)*
January (TBC): FUSE: Memoirs of a Huntress (Limited Collector’s Blu-ray+DVD combi) *Subtitle-only release*
February (TBC): Durarara!! x2 – Shou (Blu-ray, DVD)*
March (TBC): Miss Hokusai (Blu-ray, DVD)*
March/April (TBC): Terror In Resonance (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray+DVD)*

[TBC] Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad – The Complete Collection (DVD)*
[January TBC] Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 2 of 2 (Blu-ray)*
[TBC] Gundam: Reconguista In G Part 1 (Blu-ray **subtitle-only release**)

*Tentative date

We should be able to confirm specific dates soon for those marked as tentative.

Signing out~!


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