By Shelley Pallis.
Girls at the single-sex Seikain school are raised to be perfect young ladies, cut off from the perils of the modern world, hot-housed in an environment that supposedly shields them from bullying, online distractions, and everything else that supposedly ruins the characters of today’s teens. Unfortunately, this has rather backfired, producing a class of girls largely oblivious about anything that goes on in the real world, leading to a drastic attempt to bring them up to speed.
The relentlessly normal teenage boy Kimito Kagurazaka is kidnapped and brought to the school to demonstrate what the outside world is like – hence the show’s original Japanese name: one of those unwieldy tabloid headlines so beloved of modern light novels, I was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner. Kimito’s dorm room is rigged up to look exactly like his bedroom back home, and he is prodded into interacting with the students so they can find out all about how to live like common people, and do the things that common people do. Continue Reading
As you may have guessed from titles that are in our catalogue, we're big fans of Kyoto Animation. From releasing the A Silent Voice in 2017, to bringing the first season of a Sound! Euphonium to Blu-ray this year, and next year we'll be releasing their recent Netflix series Violet Evergarden on home video too.
With this in mind we're delighted to announce that for the first-time at an event in the United Kingdom, there will be selection of officially licensed merchandise from a variety of properties from Kyoto Animation to purchase (while stock lasts) from our All The Anime stand (booth #S400) at MCM London Comic Con, taking place from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th October 2018. Book tickets to the event HERE.
In terms of what will be available there will be am mixture of items spanning different titles in the Japanese Kyoto Animation catalogue such as Violet Evergarden, Sound! Euphonium, Liz and the Blue Bird, and even Kyoto Animation's original mascot character, Baja from Baja no Studio.
Spanning those titles mentioned there will be a selection t-shirts, art books, pouches, postcard sets, badges, folder files, book marks and even a brooch. You can see a preview of the some of the items that will be on sale (while stock lasts) below.
(Prices of items TBA at event.)
We will only have a limited quantity of each item available on a first-come first serves basis.
As we mentioned, it's the first-time a selection of licensed Kyoto Animation items from Japan like this will be available at an MCM Comic Con and who knows, this could lead to other unique opportunities in the future. So be sure to stop by our stand (booth #S400) and be the envy of your friends!
We looking forward to seeing you at MCM London Comic Con this weekend.
©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee
©Ayano Takeda,TAKARAJIMASHA／Hibike Partners
©Kyoto Animation Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved
Many of you will recall that earlier this year we brought the first movie of a three film project celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the classic Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation to the big screen. Since then many of you have been wondering if/when we might be bringing releasing this on home video. Well today we're here to tell you that we're bucking from the trend and we're going to be the first English language territory to release it on Blu-ray!
And what's more, you won't have wait long either as it'll be arriving as a subtitled-only Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray on 29th November 2018.
BUT, if you're going to the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend, you'll be able to get your hands on it even earlier, as there will be some advance copies available from our AllTheAnime stand (South Hall, Block S2, Stand S400) in limited quantity!
So, there's a lot we need to tell you about on this, partly because there are a couple of very important details you should know about when it comes to this release. So read on below for details.
From the studio that brought you Mobile Suit Gundam and Cowboy Bebop
Synopsis: “In a world dominated by the Holy Empire of Britannia, most of the globe has been conquered and forced into submission by this behemoth of a superpower. Japan, now renamed Area 11 after its defeat at the hands of the Empire, continues to harbour pockets of seemingly futile resistance that seems powerless in the face of the might before them. Enter Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince hidden away under a false name in Area 11 – harbouring a deep hatred for the empire which has forsaken him, he grabs the chance to fight back when a mysterious power known as “Geass” is bestowed upon him, and begins working from the shadows to bring Britannia to its knees as the faceless leader of Area 11’s resistance.”
Duration: 135 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
It’s worth noting this film project has reunited the staff of the original series to bring the story to the big screen. There are some newly added scenes and the voices have been re-recorded as well to truly make this a unique experience for all fans.
Also worth noting the film is in Japanese with English subtitles only, as there no English dub has been produced for the film at time of writing.
You can watch a trailer for the film below
We're going to be releasing the film as a Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray set on 29th November 2018. Here's your first look at what this set will look like:
Let's breakdown what you get in the set. First of all, the set comes packed in a rigid case. Inside that you'll get an amaray case that stores the Blu-ray disc. In addition to that you'll also find 8 art cards and an A3 poster inside the box.
On the disc itself you get the film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation on Blu-ray in Japanese with English subtitles. (You'll be able to select to watch the film in either 2.0 and 5.1 as both are included on the disc.)
We've said it a few times already but we want to reiterate, there is no English dub of this film as there has not been one created for it; hence why it is in Japanese with English subtitles only.
The SRP for release is £34.99, but when you apply retailer discounts and such you ultimately won't pay that for it - i.e. it will be cheaper. This product will also be exclusive to AllTheAnime.com and Zavvi.com around the time of release.
Pre-orders for Code Geass Movie 1 will commence this Friday (26th October 2018) at our AllTheAnime.com online shop with a limited time special offer. (Worth noting that as our entire team is at the MCM London Comic Con event this weekend, we can't put a set time on when it will launch, but it will launch that day.)
And now it's time to show photos of the finished product! You can click on them to enlarge them too if you want. Enjoy~! Continue Reading
As MCM London Comic Con fast approaches so doe details on what to expect at the event from an anime perspective. Today we're very excited to say that our great friends at Crunchyroll will be at MCM London Comic Con all weekend and have a lot going on too including a chance to win a very special prize!
When: 26-28th October 2018
Where: MCM London Comic Con, South Hall, Block 2, Stand #S400
If you're a Crunchyroll premium membership subscriber be sure to stop by located at Block S2, stand S400 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 the swag is yours!
These will up for grabs on a first come first served basis.
Tokyo Ghoul is back this Autumn season with the second part of the current series Tokyo Ghoul:RE!
Fans in UK & Ireland can catchup on the series so far and watch new episodes in its native Japanese with English subtitles every week exclusively at Crunchyroll.com!
And to celebrate the return of Tokyo Ghoul:RE, Crunchyroll are powering an MCM London Comic Con exclusive stamp rally where you can be in with a chance of winning Tokyo Ghoul prizes simply by collecting 5 stamps from particular locations inside the MCM London Comic Con Event!
To take part you have follow a few simple steps -
1. Visit the Crunchyroll stand (#S400) and get the Stamp Card which you'll have all the stamps added to.
[IMPORTANT NOTE: You can only collect a Stamp Card from the Crunchyroll stand. Not other location involved in the stamp rally will have any Stamp Cards, only the stamp to add to your existing card.]
2. You'll need to get 5 stamps stamped on your card. The five locations you'll need to collect stamps from are as follows -
You simply need to visit each stand and get a stamp from a member of their respective team.
3. After collecting all 5 stamps and filling out a few details on the card, return a completed stamp card to the Crunchyroll stand (#S400) by 4pm on the day your participating.
4. Then wait for the raffle and see if you win a prize! It's that's simple.
Each day (Friday, Saturday Sunday) at 4pm there will be raffle for all who participate and submit their completed stamp forms before that set time. Each raffle will contain an assortment items such as figurines, blankets, plush, hats, back pants, lounge pants, shirts, pins, and there's even some official Tokyo Ghoul merchandise up for grabs including (but limited to)
The prizes listed above are just some of the array of prizes that will be on offer as part of the raffle that have been provided by Crunchyroll, Anime Limited, Kotobukiya, Don't Paic Games and Gataka!
But that's that's not all...
For everyone who enters the stamp rally being powered by Crunchyroll you'll automatically also be entered into a special raffle on Sunday where 1 lucky person will win a TOKYO GHOUL: KANEKI VS YAMORI ELITE FANDOM STATUE from Figurama Collectors!
A statue that is 61cm high and is worth $725 USD! A must have for Tokyo Ghoul fans!
And all you need to do to enter and be in with a chance of winning this is participate in the Stamp Rally. It's that easy!
As well as the above you'll also have the opportunity to purchase select titles of Crunchyroll that have been released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United Kingdom! You'll be able to purchase these from the Anime Limited shop, also located on stand S400. Some of the titles available to add to your collection include -
Add these to your anime collection at the event!
And there you have it! Crunchyroll returns to MCM London Comic Con and we can't wait to see them there! We hope you're excited too!
It's been a while since our last podcast - which will be returning in November, so keep you eyes out for that - but with it being the month of October it means that the Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival has returned to showcase some of the latest anime films on the big screen!
As has become tradition, this special episode is dedicated to the Judges Award category of the festival, as Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley welcome the Chairman of the Jury, Jonathan Clements back to the show to help guide discussion with three of the four judges from the festival this year:
Kim Morrissy (Translator, Tokyo Correspondent for Anime News Network)
Callum May (Runs The Canipa Effect on YouTube, writer for various publications including Crunchyroll, Anime News Network and Otaquest.)
Roxy Simons (Journalist and film critic specialising in Japanese and Korean culture, Showbiz reporter for Mail Online.)
The purpose of this podcast is give you an insight into what led each member of the jury to cast their vote on the films in competition at the film festival. There are SPOILERS discussed in detail throughout this episode, so if you haven't seen any of the films it's at your discretion if you want to listen or not.
The four films in competition this year were as follows:
And then how the judges ultimately cast their votes is discussed from 1 hours 41 minutes 23 seconds.
We know a lot of people always enjoy listening to this show, and we hope you enjoy this episode too!
As mentioned earlier in this description, the podcast will be returning in November! So please keep an eye out for that. Until then, enjoy the the show~!
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.)
Past Podcasts episodes:
Scotland Loves Anime Specials
Podcast #10 (SLA 2015 Judges Awards Deliberations Special) | Podcast #19 (SLA 2016 Judges Award Deliberations Special) | Podcast #40 (SLA 2017 Preview) | Podcast #41 (SLA 2017 Judges Awards Deliberations Special)
Podcast #23 | Podcast #24 | Podcast #25 | Podcast #26 | Podcast #27 | Podcast #28 | Podcast #29 | Podcast #30 | Podcast #31 | Podcast #32 | Podcast #33 | Podcast #34 | Podcast #35 | Podcast #36 | Podcast #37 | Podcast #38 | Podcast #39 | Podcast #40 | Podcast #41 | Podcast #42 (finale)
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