We've been talking a lot about anime on the big screen of late, from our recent screenings of Promare through to the exciting news of Weathering With You coming to the UK in January. But we're not done with our theatrical anime plans for the year just yet, as today we're proud to confirm that we're teaming up with our great friends at Crunchyroll to bring a beloved Crunchyroll Movie Night to UK cinemas!
What's more, the subject of this movie night is one of our current office favourites, as you'll be able to catch Konosuba the Movie - Legend of Crimson in selected cinemas across the country, giving you a chance to spend some time with everyone's favourite bunch of isekai idiots and delve into the past of the explosive Megumin.
You'll be able to catch the film on the big screen for one night only, on Thursday, December 12th*, so as time is short don't hesitate and book your tickets now! Screenings can be found in selected locations at the following cinema chains:
If you want to see a list of cinemas screening the film alongside screening times (where available), scroll a little further down this blog post. Please note that some Vue screenings may not yet be populated at the time of publication, so check the aforementioned list to see if the film is coming to a cinema near you!
* UPDATE (December 11th) - a small number of additional screenings have now been added to selected locations in early January 2020 - you can also find details of these screenings below.
Firstly however, for all of the details about the film, we have a little more for you below.
A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma's life should've ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist in fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world--and dragging the goddess, Aqua, along with him.
"I'm going to enjoy the life of an adventurer that I've always fantasized about from RPGs! Time to be the hero!" But in spite of his enthusiasm, only trouble was waiting for Kazuma.
Namely, the troublemaking goddess, Aqua;The wildly dorky mage, Megumin; And the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness; He ends up forming a party with these potentially powerful, but
incredibly unfortunate individuals, which leads to deep debt, being tried for treason, slaying the Demon King's generals, and occasionally dying (again).
Then, one day, the Crimson Demon girl Yun Yun says something that makes the entire group freeze up: "I want to have your babies, Kazuma!"
Upon hearing the details, it turns out that the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean it's ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it... when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma's life in another world?!
You can also see a short trailer for the film from its US theatrical Crunchyroll Movie Night release below:
As mentioned, here's a full list of where and (where possible) when each screening of the film will be taking place. Please note that all screenings are scheduled for Thursday, 12th of December 2019.
|7:50PM||Vue||Basingstoke Festival Place|
|7PM (2 screenings)||Odeon||Birmingham Broadway Plaza|
|8PM||Vue||Birmingham Star City|
|6:45PM||Vue||Dublin, Liffey Valley|
|5:45PM, 7PM, 9:10PM||Odeon||Glasgow Quay|
|8:30PM, 9PM||Odeon||London - Haymarket|
|6:55PM||Vue||London - Islington|
|7PM||Odeon||London - Lee Valley|
|6:40PM||Vue||London - Finchley Road|
|7:05PM||Vue||London - Harrow|
|7PM||Odeon||London - Greenwich|
|7PM||Odeon||London - Streatham|
|7PM||Odeon||London - Surrey Quays|
|7PM||Odeon||London - Wimbledon|
|6:30PM, 8PM||Vue||London - Croydon Purley Way|
|7PM||Odeon||London - Uxbridge|
|6:35PM||Vue||London - Westfield (Shepherd's Bush)|
|6:35PM||Vue||London - Westfield Stratford|
|7PM||Odeon||Manchester Great Northern|
|7PM||Odeon||Oxford (Mag St)|
UPDATE (11th December 2019): We've now received word of a few additional screenings of the film that will be coming to a few locations in early January - take a look below for more details on these additions.
|5th January, 6PM||Showcase||Bristol|
|5th January, 6PM||Showcase||Leeds|
|7th January, 7PM||Showcase||Nottingham|
|5th January, 6PM||Showcase||Reading|
We hope you're as excited to join Kazuma and gang on a new (and surely ill-fated) adventure as we are, and we look forward to hearing your experiences watching the film next Thursday, December the 12th!
Until next time, take care.
Our annual 12 Days of Christmas special offers are currently ongoing at out AllTheAnime online shop, and today (2nd December) sees special offers on a number of horror themed titles in our catalogue. But it's also the perfect time for us to reveal plans (and give the first opportunity to order them as part of our 12 Days of Christmas offers) for two upcoming titles in that genre! Today we're going to give you the rundown on what to expect from our upcoming releases of the film Calamity of a Zombie Girl and the series King's Game.
Read on below for the (gory) details!
Product: Calamity of a Zombie Girl
Release date: 10th February 2020
Language: Japanese with English subtitles only
Cat. No.: ANI0510
Suggested Retail Price: £19.99
Studio: GONZO (GANTZ, Full Metal Panic, Afro Samurai, Last Exile) & Stingray
Film Composition: Kenichi Kanemaki (Hell Girl, Negima?!, Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei)
Music: Kou Otani (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Humanity Has Declined)
Synopsis: On a university campus where most students are out for summer vacation, five students sneak into the library storage to look for treasure. What they find however are a pair of female mummies from Italy.
One of the students, Sayaka, rips open one of the mummies and takes out a stone which empowers the mummies, giving them super strength and eternal life. Having stolen their "stone of life", the two mummies awaken and ferociously attempt to retrieve what was once theirs.
The only way for the students to escape is to find a way to kill the zombie girls... but will they be able to survive?
Check out a trailer for the film below -
This will be appearing with retailer listing in the coming weeks, but today (2nd December 2019) we've started taking pre-orders for this, and a very limited time special offer on this as well!
~ AllTheAnime.com Special Offer ~
As part of Day 2 (5pm, 2nd December 2019 - 4pm, 3rd December 2019) of our 12 Days of Christmas Special Offers you can pre-order this Blu-ray for only £9.99 (SRP: £19.99)
Cat. No.: ANI0513
Suggested Retail Price: £59.99
Studio: SEVEN (Holmes of Kyoto)
Director: Noriyoshi Sasaki (Ojinsan to Marshmellow, Holmes of Kyoto)
Series Composition: Kenji Konuta (High School DxD HERO, Blood Lad, Aoharu x Machinegun)
Synopsis: A class of thirty-two high school students receive texts commanding them to complete strange tasks. Do what the messages say, and more will follow. Fail to go through with them, and face the consequences. Nobuaki Kanazawa has played this game before and knows that these demands must be met. But until penalties for failure become lethal, no one is ready to step out of their comfort zone. With death around every corner, and as orders and punishments become more and more gruesome, the worst in people manages to tear its way out.
Check out a subtitled trailer for the series below -
This will be getting released as a Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition set. The contents will come packed in a rigid case. Inside that you'll find a digipack housing the two Blu-ray discs that contain all 12 episodes of the series with English and original Japanese with English subtitles viewing options. Additionally inside there will also be a poster and a 20-page art booklet containing character art from the series.
Here's a visual of what it will look like below -
Today (2nd December 2019) we've started taking orders for this, and we've got a very limited time special offer as part of our 12 Days of Christmas offers on this as well! But if you're waiting for this to appear with other retailers, have no fear as those listing should start to appear in the coming weeks.
~ AllTheAnime.com Special Offer ~
As part of Day 2 (5pm, 2nd December 2019 - 4pm, 3rd December 2019) of our 12 Days of Christmas Special Offers you can pre-order this Blu-ray for only £34.99 (SRP: £59.99)
And that's what you need to know about these upcoming two horror themed titles! We hope you're looking forward to adding them to your collection.
By Andrew Osmond.
King’s Game is a horror anime. More specifically, it’s a teen-horror anime, in which school-age characters are terrorised by a mysterious killer, called “King.” This self-styled royal murderer doesn’t need a mask or a knife. He (or she or it) speaks through a medium hardwired into the minds of millennials, the mobile phone.
The phone trills; the kid who owns the phone has received as an instruction in text form (no silly disguised voices). Whatever the instruction is, however gross or embarrassing or appalling, the kid must obey the instruction by midnight. If not, he or she will die unpleasantly; perhaps by a sudden urge to hang oneself, or by getting an early coronary, or by explosive bleeding from every orifice. Eeew. Continue Reading
AllTheAnime.com's 12 Days of Christmas sale #1: Funimation Clearance
Many of you will know that for a few years we (Anime Ltd.) had been distributing titles for Funimation in the UK and Ireland. Earlier this year that arrangement came to an end following our good friends Manga Entertainment joining the Funimation family.
We know it's been quite a while since then, and many of you may have noticed that the titles we were distributing were no longer for sale. However, today (1st December 2019), we're announcing that as part of not only the first day of our AllTheAnime.com 12 Days of Christmas sales, but from today right through until 6th January 2020, we are having an everything must go clearance sale of Funimation products.
There are some things you really need to know about this sale when it comes to the products being offered -
~ As we no longer distribute titles for Funimation, we have no knowledge as to whether there will be any reprinting of these products in the future. (As far as we're aware, there are no immediate plans for there to be reprints over the coming year, for example). This could well be the last opportunity to purchase the products being offered.
~ This is an everything must go scenario, which is why there are deep discounts on the products being offered.
So head on over to our AllTheAnime online shop and grab some bargains on these titles while you can!
~ All products being offered are brand new and sealed.
~ There is no restriction on the amount of units a customer may purchase.
~ IMPORTANT NOTE RE: SHIPPING OF ALL ORDERS AS PART OF THIS SALE
Due to the logistics involved in making this stock available, at the time of writing we are stating that any orders for the specific products within this specific sale will not ship until January 2020 at the earliest due to logistical considerations. However, obviously if we can ship orders for these products sooner, then we will.
~ Our usual refund/returns policy is in place; see FAQ page at our shop for reference.
The only possible exception to this is in a case where is no more stock of the product(s) in question are available to offer a replacement to a damaged or lost item, in which case only a refund will be offered.
~ Why are you offering these items for sale now?
Simply put, this period of December through to 6th January 2020 was the best time for us to be able to offer these products one last time.
~ Will any of these titles be re-released in the future?
We're not privy to any information regarding that. But as said above, to our knowledge, there are no immediate plans for any of these products to be reprinted/rereleased.
~ If a product is marked as sold out during this sale period, will be any more units available before the sale ends?
Once stock of a title is sold out, it will no longer be available.
And that's everything you need to know... happy bargain hunting~!
By Jonathan Clements.
Archiving Movements: Short Essays on Materials of Anime and Visual Media, edited by Minori Ishida and Kim Joon Yang, is related to a patchwork of international initiatives – an anime archiving project at Niigata University, an exhibition in Singapore, and a brief mini-conference in Stockholm. It seems to have been produced as an argument towards how Niigata should proceed with its research, starting with what materials should be preserved, and how they could be studied.
For the sake of argument, the materials presented in the exhibition, and discussed in the conference, were from the Gainax classic Wings of Honneamise (a.k.a. Royal Space Force), made at the tail end of the cel-and-pencil days, but also with the last great gasp of Bubble-era boondoggle money. As chronicled elsewhere, not the least in the memoirs of Toshio Okada, Wings of Honneamise had a gloriously busy, high-quality production history, fought over by its passionate creators, its grim money-man, and distributors and exhibitors determined to turn it into something that it wasn’t. Even the alternate names denote the behind-the-scenes battle over whether interfering producers, determined to call it “The Something of Something”, would get their way, along with an airline sponsor adamant that “Wings” should be in the title. Continue Reading