It's been a long time coming but today we're excited to announce the details of our highly anticipated release of A Letter To Momo.
We've made it known for quite some time that would be making the film available on both Blu-ray and DVD, but today we can confirm all the details you've been waiting for. For starters we will be releasing the film as Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and as a standard DVD on 11th April 2016.
Before going any further if you've not seen the film before here's the synopsis for you: "The last time Momo saw her father, they had a fight. Now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter penned with the words "Dear Momo," but nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote Japanese island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three Yokai living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures that only she can see and who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community as she tries desperately to keep them hidden. But these funny monsters have a serious side and may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her."
So let's take a look at the Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set.
This set will come packed in a rigid case (top centre) and inside that will be a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD). Also included is a 36-page booklet (bottom right) that has an interview with the director of the film, production notes and more. And then put around the rigid case will be an o-card (top left.)
On-disc content on both the Blu-ray and DVD discs will include the film with both English language and Japanese (with subtitles) language audio along with extra content on the form of a Making Of... featurette (approx 38 mins long), Japanese trailers for the film and Animation Test Clips.
***AllTheAnime.com Special Offer***
We are having a special early-bird pre-order offer at our web shop from today (9th February) until 12pm on Monday 15th February 2016 where you can order our Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD set of A Letter To Momo for only £19.99! Get the details at our web shop HERE.
If you've never ordered from our web shop before, be sure to check out the FAQ section HERE.
For those of you wanting a preview of the film, check out the official trailer below.
We hope you're as excited about this release as we are.
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Anime Limited Podcast #13 - February 2016
"We had bad cake"
Team Anime Limited is back with another Podcast [recorded on 2nd February 2016] as Jeremy, Kat, Andrew, Keith and Kerry take gather in the office studio to discuss recent news including the fact we'll be releasing Psycho-Pass 2, Free -Eternal Summer- and Rage of Bahamut: Genesis in the UK, a packed Q2 release schedule following some release date changes, talk on our upcoming Durarara!! x2 The First Arc: Shou release and more.
Then we bring you a new regular segment to the podcast, The AL Club. The idea of this is simple: we love anime and love talking about it in detail, so that's exactly what we do in the AL Club. We will pick a specific anime, be a title of ours or (as will most likely happen in the near future) we will pick titles that aren't ours (Anime Limited) or perhaps a title that's out-of-print, and we simply talk about it. It's a chance for us unwind and have a good time talking about a particular series. For this first edition of the AL Club we're focusing on one our titles, Space Dandy. But it's not just us talking about the series in general, we also delve into behind-the-scenes tidbits relating to the series.
However it's not all about us talking about a particular anime in the AL Club, we also want your thoughts on Space Dandy as well. Tweet us your thoughts on it using the hashtag #TheALClub on twitter, post your comments on our Facebook page or send your thoughts by email to Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com with the subject "Podcast - AL Club" with your thoughts, and we'll be reading out thoughts we receive on our next Podcast. Also if you have any suggestions for anime you'd like to discuss in future episodes, feel free to throw your suggestions our way.
Oh, and a random note. Towards the end of this inaugural AL Club, Kat got called out to a meeting so she wasn't able to give her thoughts on a favourite episode. So she will be revealing her favourite episode on the next podcast we record.
A fun show as always and we hope you enjoy it. We're going to aim to a record another podcast later this month, so be on the lookout for that.
As always please note this podcast contains 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.)
We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Past Podcasts episodes:
This weeks Newswire bring you updates on
First of all a quick reminder that both Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 and Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo are available this Monday (8th February). We posted unboxings for both this week. You can check them out in the links below.
~ The wait is nearly over as tomorrow (Friday 5th February) sees Miss Hokusai and Anthem of the Heart in cinemas across the UK as part of the Japan Foundation Film Touring Programme. If you haven't booked your tickets yet there's still time to do so. Details HERE.
~ Looking forward to our upcoming Blu-ray release of the series Noein: To Your Other Self? Earlier this week on our social media channels we shared an updated visual of what you can expect with out release.
As you can see it'll come packed in a rigid case, inside that there will be a digipack holding the three Blu-ray discs and the set will also come with 8 art cards. We're still working on locking down a new release date for this, we're hoping to have that confirmed for you soon, so please stay tuned for more details.
~ Remember a while back we spoke about our upcoming releases of Sword Art Online II: Part 3 & Part 4, and how we would have more information about the episode breakdown for each release. Today we can confirm the episode breakdown will see episodes 15-19 included in Part 3, and the remainder of the series included in Part 4.
This sees the complete 3 episode "Calibur" arc and the first two episodes of the "Mother's Rosario" arc. Sword Art Online II: Part 3 is set for release on 25th March. You can expect more details, including visuals of what our release will look like soon.
~ Looking ahead to our release of Psychic School Wars, remember that one? We have an update on this for you. As we've talked about before we'll be bringing this to the UK in the form of a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set scheduled for release on 25th April. Today we can show you what we have planned packaging wise for our release. There was some wonderful imagery so we've done our best to include as much of it as possible. Take a look at the visual below for your first glimpse at this our release.
So to give you a rundown of what we have in the image above, our release will come packed with a rigid case (top row, centre) and inside that will be a digipack (top right) to house the two discs (bottom left), 1 x DVD and 1 x Blu-ray. In addition to this there will also be a Collector's Edition exclusive 40-page booklet that will be divided into three sections: 1) character and background art, 2) a gallery, and perhaps one of the most unique aspects to a booklet we've had in one of our releases 3) an epilogue section to the film. Yes you did read that right, there is actually an epilogue to the film included in this booklet. And finally in the top left of the image above is an o-card that will slide over the top of the rigid case, like what we've done for various releases of ours including Wings of Honneamise and Space Dandy Season 2.
~ If you've not subscribed to our YouTube channel why not do so HERE. You can find trailers, clips and exclusive content relating to our titles and more to be added very soon. Our most recent addition to the channel is a trailer for our release of Tokyo Ghoul Season 1. You can watch it below.
Speaking of Tokyo Ghoul, we're going to have details on what to expect with our release of the second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A, soon but if you're someone who likes to get in early with your pre-orders you can do so at Amazon UK HERE.
~ We recorded a podcast earlier this week! We touch on various notes regarding upcoming releases and we also debut a new regular feature to the podcast. I (Jeremy) am currently in the process of editing it and the plan is for this to be up by the weekend. So stay tuned for that.
In case you haven't listened to our most recent podcast, you can find the details for that episode HERE.
~ Late last week we announced that we would be bringing the series ERASED to the UK in the future. It's airing to the UK at Crunchyroll as part of the ongoing Winter anime season and is definitely one check out if you're not aware of it. You can find out more about it HERE.
~ The Case of Hana & Alice is getting a screening at the Queen's Film Theatre in Belfast on the weekend of the 20th/21st February. Stay tuned their website for more details.
A reminder that it's also getting a cinema screening in London as part of the Asia House Film Festival. You can catch the film on 27th February at the Regent Street Cinema near Oxford Circus. You can book tickets today HERE.
~ We are once again working with our friends at Bandai Visual in Japan to offer UK & Irish fans the chance to purchase the third of the Gundam The Origin Blu-ray Collector’s Edition [Export Version] set, Gundam The Origin III: Dawn of Rebellion. You can get all the details on this HERE.
Durarara!! Limited Edition
This replacement scheme closes on Thursday 31st March 2016.
The latest round of replacements were sent earlier this week. The next round of confirmation messages will be getting sent before the end of the week. If you have applied for discs since then your application will be processed soon. We appreciate people’s patience with this.
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.) If you haven’t received a confirmation message within to weeks of applying please email Jeremy on Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com – 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 Jeremy@AllTheAnime.com. 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.)
To apply for a replacement we ask that everyone who purchased this at MCM London Comic Con in October 2014 please do the following:
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 you’ll find a list of events we’ll be attending during 2016. The looks small at the moment, but trust us when we say it’ll start looking packed very soon.
And that concludes this edition of the Newswire. Be sure to keep an eye both here at our blog and on our social media channels for the latest news regarding Anime Limited along with some great reading material too.
This coming Monday (8th February) sees the our release of the series Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, an anime adaptation of the world famous The Count of Monte Cristo story, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as a Limited Edition Collector's Set. In a change from our traditional style Collector's Edition release this release will be coming in special Steelbox packaging.
Before going any further, if you are unfamiliar with this series be sure to give the piece by Andrew Osmond, where he gives you the perfect introduction to it, a read HERE.
Synopsis: Albert is a young man of privilege in Paris, but the trappings of his aristocratic birth leave him bored and unsatisfied. Seeking adventure, Albert’s restless spirit leads him to a festival on the moon – and to the Count of Monte Cristo.
An enigmatic man of charm and wealth, the Count of Monte Cristo’s charisma and sophistication captivate Albert.
The fascinated youth invites the nobleman to mingle within the upper echelons of Parisian society, and the Count is soon courting the favor of France’s most powerful families.
Little does Albert know, as his new friend walks the ornate halls of the highest class, the Count of Monte Cristo wants only to bring them crashing down through vengeance.
You can watch some Japanese promotional videos for the series below