by Andy Hanley.
If you want to make a particular generation of anime fans feel old, remind them that the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime is ten years old in 2016. In fact, the show’s broadcast marks an important era in the recent history of the anime industry – the series was a breakout hit for studio Kyoto Animation, its success brought about a slew of similar “light novel” adaptations looking to reap similar rewards that continues to this day, and the show’s subsequent western release came at the peak of an industry bubble which burst soon afterwards.
Looking to capitalise on the success of Haruhi and the boom in interest it had wrought, Kyoto Animation turned to a four-panel comedy manga from author Kagami Yoshimizu, birthing another anime sensation whose reverberations are still felt throughout the industry. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
The Tokyo International Film Festival has held an early screening of the newest PSYCHO-PASS anime; well, two-thirds of it at least. PSYCHO-PASS: Sinners of the System represents the return of the dystopic franchise following the 2015 film. The new anime is a trio of films, telling new stories in the PSYCHO-PASS world and revisiting characters other than the lead duo of Tsunemori and Kogami. Continue Reading
It's time, it's time, it's time! MCM London Comic Con begins today and in case you've missed it the past couple of days, there's A LOT going on from us at the event this weekend!
This post is very much to provide you with a hub for our activity along with links to read the full details on each. There's a few extra details to throw in too; such as our AllTheAnime panel times on Friday and Sunday, which are in addition to the Anime Guest of Honour Panel on Saturday!
FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER
SATRDAY 27TH OCTOBER
SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER
Here's a quick summary of all our activity with appropriate links to read expanded details for you -
As you can see there's a lot going on this weekend for anime fans at the event! We look forward to seeing you there and we'll be posting updates across the weekend when possible, so stay tuned for those!
With MCM London Comic Con opening its doors in a little under an hour, we've got a late addition to the lineup of titles we have available to purchase ahead of its general retail release! That being Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky. With that in mind it's time to give you a quick preview on what you can expect to from this Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray release that will be on general retail release from 19th November!
Read on below for all the details.
It is Universal Century 0079, at the end of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The space colonies of Side 4, or Moore, were previously destroyed by a Zeon attack, and many colonists lost their lives. Side 4 became a shoal zone filled with the wreckage of destroyed colonies and warships, lit by constant flashes of lightning due to collisions between electrified debris. It soon came to be known as the "Thunderbolt Sector."
The Moore Brotherhood, an Earth Federation Forces unit made up of surviving citizens from Moore, set out to exterminate the Zeon forces in the Thunderbolt Sector in order to reclaim their homeland. To halt the Federation advance, the Zeon forces deployed their own Living Dead Division, which was established to collect combat data on soldiers with prosthetic limbs.
Io Fleming, though part of the Moore Brotherhood, hates being tied down by his homeland and family history. Daryl Lorenz, having lost his legs in earlier battles, is now an ace sniper of the Living Dead Division.
When they confront each other on the battlefield, they will reach a mutual realization. These two are destined to kill each other.
You can watch a trailer for this below
Keeping in theme with our past limited edition Gundam releases, Gundam Thunderbolt comes packed in a rigid case, and inside that you'll find an amaray case with the Blu-ray disc inside. Additionally you'll also find 5 art cards and an A3 poster.
It's worth noting that due to Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky being a standalone film, and in this context its own release, the rigid case is thinner than past Gundam Collection releases of ours. So accommodate this, the Gundam Collection logo on the spine has been reduced in width, but retains the same height so it's still looks uniform with the rest of your collection.
On the disc itself you get
And now time for some photos of the product itself! Should you want to you can click on the images to enlarge them too. Continue Reading
Back in November of last year you may recall that we brought the film from the producer of Your Name, Fireworks, to cinemas across the UK & Ireland. It's been nearly a year since that theatrical experience but tonight we're delighted to show you what to expect from our upcoming home video release of the film! Specifically, our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set that will be arriving on 26th November 2018.
That being said, if you're at the MCM London Comic Con this weekend, you'll have the chance to add it to you collection nearly one month ahead of its release date as we will have limited quantities available to purchase from our stand (South Hall, Block S2, S400)
Read on below for the details on what to expect!
Synopsis: "Production studio Shaft (Madoka Magica, Monogatari) adapts and modernises Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? - originally a TV special written by Shunji Iwai (The Case of Hana and Alice) - adding sci-fi elements to its tale of teenage life.School children Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while classmate Nazuna schemes to run away with whoever wins a swimming race at the pool."
You can watch a trailer for the film below.
Our release comes packed in a rigid case with a digipack to store the contents and house the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Additionally you'll find four art cards, a replica of the Japanese theatrical poster and a 32-page booklet that includes character information, Production Notes, a special interview with Shunji Iwai (original creator), Hitoshi Ohne (Screenplay) and Akiyuki Shinbo (Chief Director), and an article by Jonathan Clements (author of Anime: A History).
On the discs themselves you get -
You can pre-order this from the following retailers now:
And we are now taking orders from our AllTheAnime.com online shop in the coming weeks. You can visit the listing for it below
And now for photos of the finished product itself! You can click on the images to enlarge them if you want as well. Continue Reading