It's a new week and that means there are new releases to add to your anime collection! Today we bring you three new releases, plus an AllTheAnime.com Exclusive release of ours will be shipping very soon too! Read on below for details.
We're happy to report that our fulfilment house are expecting stock to arrive this week and shipping of pre-orders will begin accordingly following that. So if you haven't got your pre-order in for this already you can do so right now!
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FORMAT: Standard Ed. Blu-ray
BBFC Cert.: 15
No. of discs: 2 x Blu-ray
Synopsis: "Long ago, an insidious black beast sought to obliterate the human race, but the monster was defeated by a valiant Band of Heroes wielding the power of Ars Magus: a potent combo of magic and technology.
Now, a roguish outlaw known as Ragna the Bloodedge seeks to wreak havoc upon the Librarium, a clandestine organization that governs Ars Magus. Armed with the mighty Azure Grimoire, Ragna quickly becomes the target of vigilantes, scientists, vampires, and Librarium foot soldiers.
As he spirals toward a violent showdown with the maniacal Hazama, Ragna will discover just how closely his fate is tied to the future of our world!"
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---- Want to know more about the series? Have a read of this piece at our site HERE
BBFC Cert.: 12
No. of discs: 1 x DVD
Synopsis: "After Fairy Tail makes a triumphant return to Magnolia, it’s back to business as usual. The guild starts taking on some seriously odd jobs and gets a sneak peek into the daily goings-on of the Sabertooth Guild—but when something strange starts happening to one of their own, it’s a sure sign that things are about to get serious.
Lucy begins having trouble summoning her celestial spirits, and when they finally appear, they’ve transformed into opposite versions of themselves with no memories of her. When the angry spirits demand their freedom at any cost—even death—it’s up to the guild to enter a series of unusual battles to seal them away until the mystery of what’s gone wrong in the Celestial Spirit World can be sorted out.
From an epic dance battle between Gray and Cancer, to Lucy trying to escape a sadistic Virgo—it’s up to Fairy Tail to save the celestial world from itself."
FORMAT: Standard Ed. DVD
(NOTE: Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray+DVD set previously released.)
BBFC Cert.: PG
No. of discs: 1 x DVD
Synopsis: "I have feelings I cant tell anybody hidden deep in a shell inside of my heart. But, really, I want to shout it outmy honest feelings like a beautiful anthem is waiting to break free!
Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a ""certain thing"" she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart. Then, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. Years later -- she is nominated to become an executive member of the community outreach council. On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical. "
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---- Want to know more about the film? Have a read of this piece about Andrew Osmond at our site HERE
Other notes for you to be aware of -
Want to give a quick reminder that pre-orders for the Zavvi.com and AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Deluxe Edition of Your Name, limited to 2000 units total across both retailers, ahead of its release in late November are now live! Pre-order your copy today!
Read more about the Deluxe Edition of Your Name HERE.
And to conclude a quick reminder that tickets for Night is Short, Walk On Girl in UK & Ireland cinemas are on sale now at thenightisshortmovie.co.uk
If you haven't already check out our official subtitled trailer for the film -
by Jeremy Clarke.
Japan’s Taisho era runs from the period 1912-1926 when the Taisho Emperor held power. He was preceded by the Meiji Emperor in the Meiji era 1867-1912 and followed by the Showa Emperor a.k.a. Emperor Hirohito in the Showa era 1926-1989. We are now living in Emperor Akihito's Heisei era, ever since 1989. The Meiji era corresponds roughly to Britain’s Victorian era and the Taisho to its Edwardian.
The Taisho has also been called Japan’s Jazz Age. Following the modernising of the Meiji it was characterised by the phrase ‘ero-guro-nonsensu‘ — eroticism, grotesquerie, nonsense. Tokyo spawned its own café society, literacy was on the up and men and women achieved more political and personal freedom than ever before. The period also took in such momentous events as siding with the Allies in WW1, the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the vote being given to all males over twenty-five in 1925. This was a time of tumultuous change.
Fast forward to the new Blu-ray release of three films set in this period by cult director Seijun Suzuki, best known for Nikkatsu gangster exploitation fare Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded To Kill (1967). He died earlier this year and Jasper Sharp’s obituary provides a helpful overview. Sharp also contributed to the booklet which accompanies the discs’ first pressing. Continue Reading
Tokyo Ghoul fans we know you've been waiting patiently to get your hands on our AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Ltd Collector's Edition set of the Tokyo Ghoul OVAs "Jack" & "Pinto" and the time has nearly arrived! We've received some units at our HQ so today we're very excited to bring you an unboxing of this release!
As it's worked out that we have some units available in time for MCM Scotland Comic Con in Glasgow this weekend, we're happy to say we will have limited quantities of this release at our AllTheAnime stall at the event (while stock lasts) throughout the weekend. (You wont be able to get this anywhere else as it's exclusive to us and our web shop.) So that'll be the first opportunity to add this to your collection.
But if you're not at MCM in Glasgow this weekend, don't worry as you can order your copy from our AllTheAnime.com web shop at the link below
If you've already ordered your copy, orders for these will begin shipping next week - our fulfilment house is currently waiting on their delivery of stock.
Never before released in English speaking territories, we are the first company to make these two OVA prequel episodes available to add to your collection. As neither have had an English dub created for them; both episodes are in Japanese with English subtitles only.
Our release comes packed in a rigid case, with a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD) and also comes with 6 Art Cards too.
In case you haven't seen it already, check out our official subtitled trailer for the Tokyo Ghoul "Jack" OVA below
Below you'll find photos of the finished product! You can click on them to enlarge them too. Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
Reference books have had to fight their corner harder than most in the internet age. For the subject of film in particular, online sources such as Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes or the IMDb (and dare I mention for Japanese film, Midnight Eye) allow instant access to facts or opinions about specific titles you might be looking for. But there’s the rub – how do you look for information about something you don’t know exists?
In this respect alone, Salvador Murguia’s Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is certainly a welcome reminder of the advantages of the printed word. Browsing through its 406 pages, you’ll find yourself coming across a host of titles you might never have heard of before, from the All Night Long rape-revenge series to Zombie Self-Defense Force by way of titles such as Teruo Ishii’s Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf, Godzilla-director Ishiro Honda’s manic mushroom movie Matango and Shion Sono’s Suicide Circle. The bulk of the entries are on individual films or film series, although there is also a smattering of biographies for salient directors, writers and manga artists, sub-genres such as “erotic grotesque nonsense”, and even one for the Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo. Continue Reading
With MCM Scotland Comic Con taking place this weekend you've probably been wondering who the Anime Guest of Honour will be? Well we're delighted to confirm Takashi Okazaki will be coming to Glasgow.
Character designer Takashi Okazaki, creator of the iconic franchise Afro Samurai and character designer on anime including Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars - where he designed King Kazma; the fan favourite fighting rabbit avatar - and Marvel’s X-Men series produced by the world famous Madhouse studio, is coming to MCM Scotland Comic Con in Glasgow this weekend.
Mr Okazaki is also likely to speak about upcoming projects he’s working on including the Autumn anime series Vanishing Line, which is the next chapter in the Garo franchise, during his panel on Saturday that will look over his career to date.
In addition to this panel you will have the chance to meet the man himself when he participates in two free (meaning no additional charge to your price of entry) signing sessions over the weekend.
Takashi Okazaki events during MCM Scotland Comic Con Weekend -
NOTE ABOUT SIGNING SESSIONS: These are free events where there will be an item provided that can be signed by Mr Okazaki. Alternatively you can bring one item of your own to be signed. Posed photos with Mr. Okazaki are at his discretion on the day of the event.
As we're talking about MCM Scotland Comic Con this weekend, we also want to make mention that immediately before the Anime Guest of Honour panel on Saturday will be the Scotland Loves Anime panel, from 1-1:30pm, that will be a preview of the upcoming Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival.