Guess what? Our great friends are returning to MCM London Comic Con at the end of May and will lots going on your sure to be excited about!
When: 24th-26th May 2019
Where: MCM London Comic Con @ Excel London, Block S2, Stand #S600, South Hall
If you’re a Crunchyroll premium membership subscriber be sure to stop by located at Block S2, stand S600 in the south hall of Excel London as you will be rewarded for your patronage with some free swag! All you need to do to get your free items is prove to the team at the stand you’re a premium subscriber, and you get a free poster! (These will up for grabs on a first come first served basis.)
But that's not all, as if you're a premium member you'll also be able to take part in the first ever Crunchyroll Premium Member Prize Giveaway! It's pretty simple to take part: show a member fo the team at the stand you're a current premium member - be it in the form of loading the app on your mobile device or an email confirmation. Then you'll be able to spin the wheel and see if you win a prize! We've a variety of cool things up for grabs, so why not come on by and give it a try!
One of the big hits of recent anime seasons is the series That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime. If you're familiar with the show you're really missing out!
Given how much fans in the UK & Ireland had a great time watching, Crunchyroll want celebrate this by having a special photo opportunity themed around the series! There's even going to be something a little extra to do with this photo op that you won't have had the chance to engage with anywhere else!
It's absolutely free to have a photo with this, and will be located at BLOCK S2, STAND #S600.
If you haven't watched the the series of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime yet, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Crunchyroll and watch it HERE. (And it would also be the perfect opportunity to sign up for premium membership free trial so you can try the service, but also be involved in the premium member giveaways during MCM London Comic Con. Just saying...)
Check out the trailer for the series below
You read that right! There's another chance to potentially get some free swag, but this one is a little different and a bit special. Around the stand, #S600, there will be some standees of Hime, Crunchyroll's official mascot.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning something, you simply need to do the following -
There will be a few standees around the stall #S600 for you to choose which one you want to post your photo with, but keep in mind it's one entry per person and open to UK & Ireland residents only.
Exciting news! There's going to be the UK Premiere of the new Saga of Tanya The Evil: The Movie, which was only screened for the first time in the USA last week (at time of writing), at MCM London Comic Con!
Crunchyroll will be presenting this exclusive screening on Sunday 26th May @ 1pm. The screening will be at the MCM Cinema Truck in the North Hall. And entry is free!
Click the link below to read more about this!
If you've got a craving for some official Crunchyroll merchandise, then we have got some exclusive items you'll want to check out and add to your collection!
From MCM London Comic Con Exclusive items like a special Hime t-shirt (available in unisex Small to XXL, while stock lasts), to a mug and a notebook. And there'll even be the Kotobukiya produced statue of Hime available too!
So come on by to the Crunchyroll stand and look like royalty with your very own Hime merchandise.
And if that wasn't enough you'll also have the opportunity to stock up on your Crunchyroll anime collection on Blu-ray and DVD! We're happy to confirm that both Part 2 of both Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- and Twin Star Exorcists will be available to purchase!
In addition to that, we've just had confirmation through at time of writing that there will be a VERY LIMITED amount of stock of the Re:ZERO Part 2 Blu-ray Ltd Collector's Edition set that comes with the AllTheAnime Exclusive BONUS Limited Edition storage box! This will pretty much be all remaining stock of this product so if you missed out on the pre-order opportunity for this, this will likely be your last chance to get it.
The full list of titles being
And that about wraps up this preview for Crunchyroll activity at MCM London Comic Con!
Stay tuned for more updates~!
Jeremy & Andy
Some big news for anime fans planning to attend MCM London Comic Con! During the event the Cinema Truck will be making it's return; you may recall it's previously screened anime films during MCM events.
This time the cinema truck makes its return and it's got something pretty special as we're delighted to announce that Crunchyroll will be presenting the UK Premiere screening of Saga of Tanya The Evil: The Movie, the follow-up to the popular series that aired in early 2017 (that was screened in the USA for the first time just last week), in the cinema truck at MCM London Comic Con!
Tickets for this screening are completely free to MCM London Comic Con attendees, but it is on a first come first served basis. (The cinema truck has a maximum capacity of 100 people.)
NOTE: Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie is the sequel/follow up to the original television series that aired in early 2017. If you haven't seen it before make sure you're caught up ahead of seeing the film! Watch the series it at Crunchyroll HERE.
This being said, if you're not able to watch the series ahead of MCM London Comic Con, we're sure you'll still have a great time watching it!
Synopsis: "The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army's 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic's stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.
Faced with the prospect of a new major enemy, the desperate Empire fans the flame of war.
Meanwhile, an international volunteer army spearheaded by the Commonwealth set foot in Federation territory. As they say, the enemy of an enemy is your friend. They suffer through misfortune purely out of national interest, and among them is a young girl.
She is Warrant Officer Mary Sue, and she takes up arms hoping to bring the Empire, who killed her father, to justice."
You can watch an official preview of the film (published to promote the recent screenings in the U.S.) below
So there you have it folks! A UK Premiere screening taking place at MCM London Comic Con!
Stay tuned for updates.
By Jonathan Clements.
The temple is on fire. The warlord Nobunaga makes his last stand against the henchmen of a traitorous underling. Hearing someone kicking open a side-door, three attacking samurai rush in to execute an escapee, only to face a terrifying, ash-smeared demon.
“In person they had never seen before a shadow so tall, a man so dark. Nobunaga’s bodyguard stood over them like an adult over children, their helmets barely reaching his chest... [He] clutched a samurai’s sword, its blade already lacquered in blood.”
This is Yasuke, the African samurai, introduced in a new book by Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard, ahead of a mooted movie adaptation starring Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman (pictured). Continue Reading
By Motoko Tamamuro.
For months after the release of Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), Hirokatsu Kihara waits for news of the next production for Studio Ghibli. The studio suddenly gets lively when the announcement comes that the next film will be Grave of the Fireflies, directed by Isao Takahata. However, nobody says anything to Kihara. He feels left out, until suddenly Hayao Miyazaki pats him on the back and says: “Mr Kihara, we two will start Totoro.”
Totoro for Two: Hayao Miyazaki and the era of My Neighbour Totoro is Kihara’s second memoir of his career at Studio Ghibli, currently only available in Japanese. The first one, Another Balse: Hayao Miyazaki and the Era of Laputa: The Castle in the Sky, was published to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Laputa, and it was only a matter of time before a similar volume followed on My Neighbor Totoro (1988). If anything, this volume improves on Kihara’s insightful, interesting earlier account, possibly because Totoro itself remains dearer to his heart. Although the director is king in an anime production, the reader is left sometimes feeling as if Miyazaki and Kihara were more like a married couple or a comedy duo. Continue Reading
It was just over a month ago when we announced we would be bringing the series Kokkoku: Moment by Moment to the UK on Blu-ray!
Originally this was slated to be a title that would arrive during the third quarter of the year, but sometimes plans change in this instance it's plans that now mean you'll be able to add it to your collection sooner than that, as it'll now be arriving as a Blu-ray Collector's Edition set on 17th June 2019; literally in one month time (at time of writing).
Before we get to the details on the release itself, here's a quick introduction/refresher about the series for you.
Synopsis: "Juri Yukawa needs a timeout from her life. She's failed 19 job interviews, she's stuck living with her crazy family, and her chances of escaping to a life of her own are becoming increasingly remote. Suddenly, all of that becomes unimportant when her brother and nephew are kidnapped and held for an impossibly high ransom. That's when Juri's grandfather reveals an incredible secret: a mystical stone that allows Juri, her father and her Grandpa to enter the state of Stasis, where everyone else in the world is frozen in time! That should make rescuing their family easy, right? Wrong, because there's a sinister organization working against them who also can literally beat the clock!"
You can watch a trailer for the series below:
Well first things first, it'll be available as a Blu-ray Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set. Here's a visual for you
Following the traditional AllTheAnime Collector's edition formula, it'll be presented in a rigid case and inside that you'll find a digipack that holds the two Blu-ray discs. Additionally inside you'll find 5 art cards and an A3 poster.
Across the two discs you'll get the entire 12 episode series with English and Japanese with English subtitles viewing options. Extras wise there will be some Japanese commercials for the series along with Clean Opening and Closing title sequences.
Well as mentioned earlier, this isn't not out until 17th June, but we happy to say that our AllTheAnime.com online shop is taking orders for this right now! And until Thursday 23rd May 2019 we're having special offer on pre-ordering this!
Of course you can order this release from other retailers too including following
And that concludes this preview of our release of the series Kokkoku: Moment by Moment! We hope you're looking forward to adding this to your collection.