Back in the tail end of summer last year we began releasing the popular series Twin Star Exorcists on Blu-ray and DVD! Since then, admittedly it's been far longer for the next volumes to arrive than originally anticipated (sorry!) but the time is nearly here for you to add the remaining parts of the series to your collection kicking off with Part 2 at the end of this month!
Before we get to what you can expect from Parts 2, 3 & 4, plus a reminder about what was included with Part 1 (in case you're reading this and are tempted to begin your collection), here's an introduction to the series being released here in the UK in conjunction with our great friends at Crunchyroll!
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona3 Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream & Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth, Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World-)
Synopsis: Follow the exciting tale of two star-crossed rivals as the fate of the world is placed in their young hands.
He vows to never use his incredible powers after surviving a tragedy. She wants revenge for the loss of her family. But when a prophecy states that 14-year-olds Rokuro and Benio will be the parents of the child destined to save the world, things don’t go quite as planned. While the unlikely duo refuse to be paired, more and more monsters known as Kegare are spilling from the mirroring world of Magano, and a familiar face from the past is behind it all. Soon, Rokuro and Benio discover that their powers are stronger combined, and before these two can have a baby, they’ll have to raise a little hell!
You can watch a subtitled preview for the series below
If you want to see more previews of the show, you can find some dubbed and subtitled clips of the series further down in this post too!
Part 1 of the series included the first 13 episodes of the series with both English and original Japanese with English subtitles viewing options.
When to comes to the Blu-ray version specifically, there are some bonuses! First of all included on the discs are the the following extra material: "Hanae Natsuki & Han Megumi’s Twin Star Room" Vol. 1-3, "Opening Title Sequence" Making Of... and Clean Opening & Closing Title Sequences.
Additionally, and strictly while stock lasts, there's also a BONUS storage box that will fit all four Blu-rays of the series (*Parts 2-4 sold separately). The Bonus storage box is not exclusive to any one retailer, but has a one-time print run. Which means once it's sold out, that's it! There won't be any more.
The box has a got cool reflective finish that really makes it pop out in the light! Check out the video below for a glimpse at that.
When it comes to the remaining volumes, the episode breakdown for each volume on Blu-ray and DVD will be as follows
All the episodes once again being viewable in both English and original Japanese with English subtitles.
When it comes to the Blu-ray version of each volume specifically, there will also be some additional on-disc extras - Part 2 will include vol. 3-6 of Hanae Natsuki & Han Megumi’s Twin Star Room, along with Textless Opening and Closing title sequences. Exact contents on parts 3 & 4 are to be confirmed at this time) - plus (while stock lasts) there will also be UK Exclusive 20-page "Character Profiles" booklets!
There are three 20-page Character Profiles booklets total; one being included in Parts 2, 3 & 4 respectively. This is a little extra we've created especially for our UK release of the series. These booklets are a limited edition item though, so once they are out of stock that's it!
Some of you may be wondering about how these will fit in the box that came with Part 1. Have no fear as the booklets themselves will be housed inside the Blu-ray case of each volume, which means they'll fit inside your entire collection of the series, no problem.)
Part 1 is available right now, with Part 2 being released on 27th May! (Just a few weeks away!) Part 3 will be released one month later on 24th June, with the fourth and final volume set for release the month after than on 29th July.
~ AllTheAnime.com Special Offer ~
Until Thursday 16th May 2019 save on pre-ordering Part 2 of Twin Star Exorcists (with the Bonus booklet) on Blu-ray!
And if that wasn't enough, if you've been meaning to start your Blu-ray collection of the series, we've got the Blu-ray of Part 1 (with the Bonus art box) is also on special offer until 16th May!
At this time we're not taking orders for Parts 3 & 4 - that'll happen closer to their respective release dates. But it's probably a fair assumption that there may be some kind of special offer for those as well ;)
You can also order these from retailers including:
So it's the perfect time to either start your collection of the series, or (finally) pick up where you left and get your order in for the next volume!
We mentioned earlier that you can also watch a few preview clips of the series. Well here you! Check out the clips below (originally published around the time we released Part 1):
And that concludes this post! We know it's been a longer wait that anticipated, but we hope you're excited about owning the remainder of the series!
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We know there are lot of Sword Art Online fans out waiting to be able to add the next instalment of the franchise to their collection, and today we're happy to bring you details on what to expect from a spin-off series of the franchise, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online!
It's the first anime in all of SAO not to star the main cast you've come to know and love, but that didn't it stop turning a lot of heads when it originally broadcast as being a great alternative (no pun intended) for fans - be it from the perspective they were just wanting something a bit different, or perhaps they wanted more of the Gun Gale Online game itself to be expanded upon following it's debut in the 'Phantom Bullet' arc back in Sword Art Online II - or simply as a great self contained story to help dive into the universe for the first time.
Plus if you're into battle royale game like Fortnite, Apex Legends or PUBG, this will certainly be right up your alley!
We're going to be releasing the series on Blu-ray over two parts, with Part 1 set to arrive on 1st July 2019; and Part 2 to follow later this year.
Before we get to the nitty gritty on what will be included in our release, a quick introduction/refresher for you.
Synopsis: "In the world of guns and steel that is Gun GaleOnline, LLENN has been a devoted, female solo player. She is obsessed with two things: donning herself entirely in pink and honing her skills with consistent gameplay.
She soon discovers her love for hunting other players (a.k.a. PK or Player Killing), and quickly becomes known as the “Pink Devil.”Meanwhile, LLENN meets a beautiful yet mysterious player, Pitohui, and the two click right away. Doing as she is told by Pitohui, she enters the Squad Jam group battle."
Director: Masayuki Sakoi (Princess Resurrection, Matoi the Sacred Slayer)
Studio: Studio 3Hz (Princess Principal, Flip Flappers)
You can watch a trailer for the series below, originally published prior to it's broadcast:
In keeping with the theme set from our previous (now out of print) Collector's Edition releases of Sword Art Online II, the Gun Gale Online series will be getting released in the form of a Blu-ray Limited Collector's Edition set. This will be over two parts total. Focusing on specifically on Part 1, here's what this set will look like:
Part 1 will come packed in a rigid case with a digipack to hold the two Blu-ray discs. (For those of you wondering, both being discs being BD50.) Additionally inside you will find 3 art cards showcasing some of the wonderful key visuals of the series plus a 28-page booklet packed with character information and weapon information; so if you wanted to know what all the guns in the show are or perhaps have been curious to see them in more detail than you may get the opportunity to when watching the series, this is sure to meet that need for you!
But that's not all, as (strictly while stock lasts) if you pre-order the Part 1 Ltd Collector's Edition set from either Zavvi.com or our AllTheAnime.com online shop, your Part 1 set will also come with a Limited Edition box to store both parts of the series! So when Part 2 is released - information on that particular release to follow in the future - it can sit snugly next to your Part 1 set!
And just to clarify, it's only the bonus Limited Edition storage box specifically that is exclusive to Zavvi.com and our AllTheAnime online shop. The Collector's Edition set in general will be available other from retailers.
Across the two Blu-ray discs included with Part 1 will be episodes 1-6 of the series plus as an extra there's also the bonus episode 5.5 "Refrain" (a recap episode that also contains some really fun little extras in its own right), all with both English and original Japanese with English subtitles viewing options. Speaking of extras, these are still to be full confirmed in full at the time of writing, but as mentioned the bonus episode 5.5 is definitely included as well as clean Opening and Ending title sequences.
if you want to get your hands on the Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray set as well as that BONUS storage box, you can order it right now (while stock lasts) exclusively from our AllTheAnime.com online shop and from Zavvi.com!
And that about wraps up this preview of what to expect from our release of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Part 1!
Also if you've been meaning to catch up on adding more SAO to your collection don't forget that all of Sword Art Online II and the Movie "Ordinal Scale" are all available on Blu-ray and DVD right now! And we've got a special offer on those at our AllTheAnime.com online shop to celebrate! Details on that HERE.
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The time is near! Many of you have been wondering when you might (finally) be able to get your hands on the popular agriculture anime Silver Spoon and today we're delighted to announce that season 1 will be getting released on 3rd June 2019, with the second season to follow in July 2019!
We're very excited about releasing this show for a number of reasons: the first being that's is a really great fun show conceived by the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa! But the second because we (AllTheAnime) will be the first English speaking territory in the world to release the series on Blu-ray!
Both seasons will be getting released as Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray sets, and we'll delve deeper into what they'll look like and such below. But before we go any further, a quick introduction for any of you not familiar with the series.
Original Creator: Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Director (Season 1): Tomohiko Ito (ERASED, Sword Art Online)
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Synopsis: "The only reason why Yugo Hachiken decided to attend the Oezo Agricultural High School (a.k.a Ezono) was simply because the school had a dormitory. Entering Ezono was a way for Yugo to run away from the stifling academic pressures in the city, however, it didn’t take long for him to realize that life is not that simple.
Yugo is soon forced to face more hurdles in his new environment surrounded by all the farm animals and the magnificent Mother Nature. He also begins feeling a different kind of pressure as he deals with his classmates who, unlike him, all have a clear view of what they want for their futures. Even so, as Yugo overcomes one challenge after another at Ezono and deepens his bonds with his classmates, he begins to grow stronger both physically and mentally.
This is a coming-of age story filled with sweat, tears, and literally a lot of dirt!"
Here's a quick trailer for you:
Let's begin with Season 1. As we mentioned it'll be getting released as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray set. Here's what that will look like -
As you can see, following our traditional Collector's Edition style it'll all come packaged in a rigid case (top left) and inside that will be a digipack to house the two Blu-ray discs (top right). (Both discs being BD50s, for anyone wondering.) Additionally there'll be 5 art cards as well as an A3 sized poster!
Across the two Blu-ray discs you'll get the entire first season (11 episodes), with episodes 1-6 on the first disc, and episode 7-11 on the second. It's worth noting that the entire series was never dubbed into English, so this is a subtitled only release, in Japanese with English subtitles. (The audio being Linear PCM 2ch for anyone curious.)
Additionally you get some promotional videos for the series plus textless opening and ending title sequences as extras across both discs.
~ AllTheAnime.com Special Pre-order Offer ~
Until Thursday 9th May 2019 you can take advantage of a limited-time pre-order offer on Season 1 of Silver Spoon! You can order it from our AllTheAnime online shop for only £34.99 (SRP: £59.99)
Now that you know what Season 1 will look, we're sure you're curious about what the second season will look like when it's released in July 2019? So here's a first look at that -
In keeping with the same theme set with Season 1, Season 2 will come packed in a rigid case with a winter theme to it; to match the setting of the second season. Inside you'll find a digipack to house the two Blu-ray discs, and you'll find 5 art cards and an A3 poster inside too!
Disc wise, once again the season will be spread out over two BD50 Blu-ray discs. Slight peek behind the curtain here, but we're currently in the process of finalising these discs, so we don't have the exact episode split locked in yet, but probably fair to assume it'll match Season 1. Extras are unconfirmed at time of writing.
Season 2 will be coming in July 2019 (exact date to be confirmed soon) with pre-orders for this commencing nearer the time of release. But in the interim you can checkout the listing for this at our AllTheAnime online shop HERE.
And that about wraps up this preview of our releases of Silver Spoon! We hope you're (finally) looking forward to adding this to your collection!