By Jonathan Clements.
Choose big eyes. Choose tentacles. Choose vampires. Choose ninja. Choose zombies. Choose cosplay. Choose samurai. Choose not to take whatever Disney doles out. Choose girls with guns and boys before flowers. Choose weird endings and wondering what the hell you just saw. Choose sitting in that cinema, watching the best that Japan has to offer. Choose your future, at Scotland Loves Anime. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
By most counts, Weathering with You may be Makoto Shinkai’s seventh film – and his fifth to run over an hour – but you might also call it his difficult “second” album. In 2016, Your Name’s stunning commercial success catapulted Shinkai as if he’d been struck by that film’s rogue comet. Before, Shinkai was an acclaimed but niche director with a loyal fan following – big in anime fandom, but barely-known outside it. After Your Name, Shinkai was a maker of blockbusters like Spielberg or Miyazaki.
Technically, Shinkai had still only made one blockbuster, but the Japanese marketing machine made sure Shinkai’s next film was pre-sold as a national event. Weathering with You opened on hundreds of screens across Japan in mid-July, welcoming in the summer. Toho, the film’s distributor, opened Weathering with You just a week after the Japanese release of Toy Story 4. The Shinkai brand was considered more than able to see off Buzz and Woody; how could Pixar’s toys fare against Shinkai’s star-crossed teenagers? Continue Reading
ALL THE ANIME PODCAST - 4th October 2019
"A Titan Who Is Sad"
[RECORDED ON 4th October 2019]
Join Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley as they take through some recent news relating AllTheAnime for just over 30 minutes of light hearted anime based discussion.
There's talk on Weathering With You coming to UK cinemas in early 2020, details on the Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival that begins in one week!
Plus we rundown some of our upcoming releases including our first vinyl soundtrack releases, FLCL and A Silent Voice, along with the likes of Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening, Silver Spoon Season 2, Gundam 00 and Jin-Roh!
There's even some time to mention a few shows we're looking forward to this coming anime season - which we'll no doubt talk about more once the first episodes have aired.
A quick catchup to conclude the week. Have a nice weekend~!
Time Codes for this podcast
00:50 - Weathering With You coming to UK cinemas, and Scotland Loves Anime talk
03:31 - AllTheAnime Music, FLCL and A Silent Voice vinyl release discussion
10:20 - A rundown of upcoming releases
21:18 - MCM London Comic Con is coming up!
23:14 - Some chat about some shows we've been watching along with some upcoming anime season shows we're looking forward to.
NOTE: As always please note this podcast may contain strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
(To download the podcast as an mp3, click on the arrow pointing down in the top right corner of the player above.)
Until the next episode (whenever that is.)
Following on from the very exciting news of our first vinyl record release, the FLCL Soundtrack, coming in November, we now want to put the focus the next vinyl record we'll be releasing! The soundtrack to the hit film by Kyoto Animation, A Silent Voice!
We have a special relationship with this film as we were the first English speaking territory to release the film in cinemas, and then on home video! Plus, we commissioned an English language dub to be created for the film. And now we'll be the first company in the world to make the soundtrack to this film available on vinyl!
Read on below for the details!
(In case you missed it from when we announced the FLCL vinyl,) simply put, it's our chance to make anime soundtracks available in physical form in the United Kingdom & Ireland (and in some instances, other territories too). After establishing ourselves when it comes to anime films and television series releases on home video, we're taking our love and passion for that to the next level and putting that into soundtracks that you'll want to own, keep and listen to, again and again.
Who knows where things could ultimately lead, but if some of our past home video releases are anything to go by you know we're going to our utmost to bring something you'll need to have in your collection!
Product: A Silent Voice Official Soundtrack
Format: Vinyl record
No. of LPs: 2 x black 180g vinyl
Release date: 25th November 2019
Cat. No.: ANIM0004
Suggested Retail Price: £34.99
Our second release will be the soundtrack of the film, A Silent Voice on vinyl. To make this clear from the outset, we not only hold the license to this in English speaking territories, but in Europe as well!
This will be a 2LP 180g vinyl set. The product itself will have gatefold packaging to keep both LPs inside.
Additionally inside there will be a 16-page booklet that will have some artworks, character information, information on staff who worked on the film, an article written by Andrew Osmond, and an article written by Jonathan Clements.
But that's not all to note! The first print-run of this vinyl set will be a wonderful blue marbled vinyl! This provides a water-like effect on the record. As water is a very visually engaging and important part of the film, we wanted to make sure we could capture that in some way. This gives the vinyl a wonderful unique look that really adds to the overall presentation of the set and captures that essence perfectly, in our opinion. (See image below) It's worth noting about the marbled vinyl that due to the process of creating this wonderfully unique look, each vinyl individual vinyl produced will look slightly different. So the image you see below is very much for reference of how they'll look as the will be some variance.
The track listing for this release is as follows -
(A quick additional note that while it might look like there are typos, what is written below is the actual track list.)
02. inv ( I.i)
05. inv (I.ii)
07. inv (I.iii)
08. Ivs (var)
08. inv (II.i)
10. inv (II.ii)
11. inv (II.iii)
02. inv (II.iv)
06. inv (II.v)
08. van (var)
03. inv (II.vi)
07. Invention No. 1
08. C dur (LastPart)
09. lit (var)
The release date for our second vinyl record release will be 9th December 2019 with a Suggested Retail Price (SRP) of £34.99. Pre-orders for this launching on Friday 4th October - so tomorrow!
For those in the UK & Ireland you can order this through our AllTheAnime online store using the link below starting Friday 4th October 2019 at 5pm
~ AllTheAnime.com Special Offer ~
From 5pm Friday 4th - Thursday 10th October 2019 you can pre-order this from our online shop for £29.99!
For those of your reading this in North America, TheRightStuf.com will be taking orders for this also from Friday 4th October
*NOTE: RightStufAnime link above has been updated.
For those in France, you can can order from our French label online shop, AllTheAnime.fr
This section is designed to (hopefully) answer some questions you may have that weren't covered from the information above.
-- Do you have the rights to the A Silent Voice anime?
Yes! And we've released the film on Blu-ray and DVD! You can order that now HERE.
-- Will you release the A Silent Voice soundtrack on any format/platform?
Short answer, Yes!
But as things stand we can only confirm the release date for the vinyl record release. We intend to make this available on CD as well in the future, however there are no other details to share on that at this time.
-- For UK customers, will this be available to order anywhere else?
As things stand this will be available to order exclusively through our AllTheAnime.com online shop.
-- I live in North America, when and where can I order this?
For customers in North America, you'll be able to order this exclusively from RightStufAnime.com. Pre-orders will launch on their site on Friday 4th October.
-- Will I be available to order from anywhere else if I'm in North America?
It's available to order exclusively through RightStufAnime.com only.
-- I live in mainland Europe, where do I order this from?
Through our UK AllTheAnime.com online shop
-- I live in France, where do I order from?
Though out French label shop, AllTheAnime.fr
-- Is this a limited edition product like your other collector's editions?
The blue marble finish/effect version of this vinyl soundtrack (pictured above earlier in this post) will be exclusive to the first-print run only. There will be an additional print run of this product, however it won't have the marble finished/effect vinyl and will be a regular black vinyl instead.
-- Can you talk about where the master tapes for the music being used in your release have come from?
The masters used for this vinyl record were supplied by our partners in Japan, who we have worked very closely with to ensure the best quality possible for this release.
-- I appreciate you could just respond with "as large as a 12" vinyl", but can you share the exact dimensions of the packaging the LPs will be held in?
Sure thing! The gatefold if 313mm x 313mm square with an 8mm spine. With the gatefold opened, it works out at 634mm wide.
-- Can you confirm the size of the booklet?
Yes! It'll be slightly smaller than the packaging itself, so it'll fit inside without being folded. It's 300mm x 300mm.
-- What's the required playback speed of this record?
-- Are there more vinyl releases in the works?
Yes! As we mentioned in the FLCL announcement, we do have more in the pipeline but we can't talk about them just yet. But rest assured, there'll be some news coming soon, so stay tuned!
-- Many moons ago I received a discount code for the AllTheAnime.com online shop to be used on a purchase of a vinyl record. Is that still valid?
Providing you've not used it on any other product, yes! (A quick note that this discount code is only applicable to those who placed an order for one of our Christmas 2017 Mystery Boxes - yes it was that long ago, I wasn't joking when I said it was a couple of years ago we first announced plans for vinyl record releases. Any order using the discount code will be validated.)
-- I have a question that's not covered in the above information. What's the best way to contact you to ask it?
Feel free to reach out to us on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
That's everything you need to know about our A Silent Voice soundtrack release on vinyl! Don't forget that pre-orders launch tomorrow, Friday 4th October. We hope you're as excited to own this as we are to bring it to you!
©Yoshitoki Oima, KODANSHA/A SILENT VOICE The Movie Production Committee. All Rights Reserved. Based on the manga “A SILENT VOICE" by Yoshitoki Oima originally serialized in the weekly SHONEN MAGAZINE published by KODANSHA Ltd.
By Andrew Osmond.
PSYCHO-PASS envisions a world where Japan is a socially-ordered utopia, thanks to the Sibyl System – a surveillance giant that tabulates everybody’s “Crime Coefficient” data to make sure nobody is even planning on committing a crime. Its drama revolves around the nature of freedom and criminality in that future world – heavy shades here of Minority Report, but also on the peculiar lives of its Enforcers, many of whom are only a couple of negative internet posts or flagged driving licences away from being criminalised themselves. PSYCHO-PASS: Sinners of the System represents the return of the dystopic franchise following the 2015 film. The new anime is a trio of separate sixty-minute movies – Crime and Punishment, First Guardian, and On the Other Side of Love and Hate. Continue Reading