By Helen McCarthy.
From the first episodes of the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime series, director Kunihiko Ikuhara delivers a format packed with new ideas and a number of classic riffs. As a girl, we are told, Utena lost her parents, but remembers being comforted by a gallant prince on a white horse. The impressionable child never forgot the prince’s kindness, and resolved when she grew up to become not a princess, but a prince. She joins prestigious Otori Academy, the curviest tomboy to refuse to wear a sailor suit, and aspires to be an elite duellist. All she needs is a damsel in distress and opponents worthy of her steel. Continue Reading
It's been a long time since we first announced we'd be releasing the classic series, Revolutionary Girl Utena, on Blu-ray in the UK. As has been the case some titles in our catalogue, it can far longer than anticipated before we're able to spill the beans on when you'll be able add said title to your collection. But the time has finally come to tell you what we have planned for this classic series!
We're going into greater detail in this blog post below, but to give you the cliff notes, you'll be able to add the series to your Blu-ray collection starting with Part 1 on 13th July.
And if that wasn't enough we're also going to be having a special very limited bonus exclusively at our AllTheAnime.com online shop! Pre-orders for Part 1 and a special complete series bundle opportunity begin at our shop begin tomorrow (Friday 22nd May).
You can visit the corresponding listings at our online shop in the link below -
and read on below in this mammoth sized blog post for all the juicy details! Continue Reading
By Shelley Pallis.
Fans of Japanese sci-fi TV were in for a lockdown treat when the Toei company announced a new channel on Youtube, posting 70 different shows from several decades, ranging from the early black-and-white super-hero show National Kid (1960) to the robo-cop insanity of Winspector (1990). As the title of this article reflects, the “tokusatsu” element of the channel is a bit of a misnomer, since as well as the rubber-monster and special-effects shows implied, it also has a number of old cartoon serials, many of them credited to a Toei house pseudonym. Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London, UK, 18th May 2020
Launching on 25th May 2020, Screen Anime is a brand new online film festival from Anime Limited offering a curated selection of four films, one bingeable TV series and many more unique benefits each month for only £3.98/mo or for a reduced £39.98/yr.
Open and welcome to all, Screen Anime will represent an ideal opportunity for those new to the medium to discover quality hand-picked anime, while committed fans can enhance their experience by exploring extra features and much more.
Screen Anime is the next evolution of Anime Limited’s vision to bring the best of Japanese animated films to audiences across the UK & Ireland, following years of experience leading the genre both in cinemas and at home.
Andrew Partridge, CEO of Anime Limited explains the inspiration of Screen Anime; “Ever since founding the annual Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival, showcasing the best in theatrical anime has been a passion for me but how to keep doing that during this ongoing global situation we find ourselves in? The answer was to take the film festival experience online and at the same time address a gap we recognise from fan feedback in how theatrical anime is released to date.”
Members will be the guests to everything a film festival has to offer, from hotly anticipated premieres like the wild action sci-fi PROMARE, to opportunities to explore anime’s expansive history with classics like Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise.
New to anime? Then you can enjoy a shortcut to proven festival favourites like the upside-down fantasy world of Patema Inverted, while anime aficionados can heighten their experience with exclusive bonus content including PROMARE’s prequel short Side Story: Lio, or an interview with Penguin Highway author Tomihiko Morimi.
For only £3.98/mo (or £39.98/yr), you can get the film festival experience at home, whilst supporting the creators in Japan. Fans who buy an annual Festival Pass will also receive a physical membership card that can unlock exclusive benefits like discounts on Anime Limited’s online store, at future conventions and more! Andrew Partridge expands on this with, “There are so many ideas we are excited at bringing to folks through Screen Anime over the coming months and I for one can't wait to talk about them!”
Screen Anime is also committed to building a welcoming community open to fans of anime and complete newcomers with events like weekly watch-alongs and more to come! Join us on Twitter from 7:30pm on Thursday 28th May as we try and solve the cute mystery of Penguin Highway with #ScreenAnimeParty
MAY LINEUP (Available from launch until 21st June 2020)
PROMARE (PREMIERE) - CERT 12
Leave your brain at the door and get caught up in the wild ride of Galo Thymos in this over-the-top action fest of vibrant colours and giant robots - PROMARE has it all. 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
BONUS: Side Story Lio - a 10-minute prequel short about Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish.
PENGUIN HIGHWAY - CERT 12
When cute penguins start waddling into a rural Japanese town, it piques the interest of the ever-curious schoolkid Aoyama in this cute, Studio Ghibli-esque coming-of-age story with dashes of science fiction. 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
BONUS: Interview with the original author Tomihiko Morimi.
PATEMA INVERTED - CERT PG
Fall into the sky with the sheer escapism of a topsy-turvy fantasy that will challenge your perceptions. Winner of the 2013 Scotland Loves Anime Jury and Audience Awards.
BONUS: Alternate angles.
ROYAL SPACE FORCE: THE WINGS OF HONNÊAMISE - CERT 15
Blast off to new frontiers with this landmark feature in anime history, whose English dub features the voice of Bryan Cranston in this debut work of Gainax, the iconic studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion.
BONUS: Bonus content TBC
TV SERIES - TBC
A full TV series will also be available as part of the festival - at time of going to press the title is TBC - details to follow.
ScreenAnime will be available in the UK & Ireland via your web browser. Apps for TVos, iOS, Android & Amazon will follow over the coming months.
Join the curated online anime anime film festival like no other - try your three day free trial from 25th May at screenanime.com
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About Anime Ltd.
Based out of Glasgow, Scotland - Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to distributing the best in anime direct from Japan. As an independent company the emphasis is both breathing new life into much loved classics and introducing the cutting edge of theatrical offerings. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, releasing beautifully packaged collector's editions and trying new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.
A few weeks ago we revealed that we'll be bringing the series Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans to Blu-ray! At the time we made it clear it was coming, but we couldn't elaborate on the exact details until everything was signed off and whatnot. Well today we got final sign off on Part 1 so we can tell you about that!
But to cut to the chase on a certain detail now, we've got a special limited time offer at our online shop on pre-order Part 1, so if want to jump straight to the order page click on the link below
Read on below for more details. Continue Reading