As many of you will be aware this week we released the Production I.G's film Giovanni's Island in the UK. We wanted to take a moment to highlight a special feature included on all versions of our release. Included on the DVD, Blu-ray and Ultimate Edition DVD+Blu-ray is a Making Of... featurette that goes behind the scenes into how this award winning film was made. Below is a preview clip from this featurette for you.
Welcome to the second edition of the Anime Limited Newswire. Your weekly catchup on the latest news from us.
First of all our new releases this week are Giovanni's Island on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultimate Edition DVD+Blu-ray (See our unboxing of the Ultimate Edition HERE) and the Standard Edition Blu-ray set of Space Dandy Season 1 (eps 1-13.)
We know that some of you who had pre-order through Amazon UK did not receive your Giovanni's Island pre-order on release day. We've been in contact with our supplier about this and all going well you should be getting your copy very soon.
~ Last week in our Newswire we mentioned about a standard edition Blu-ray of Perfect Blue and and standard edition DVD and Blu-ray of Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning being in the works. This week we have some more information for you.
The standard edition Blu-ray of Perfect Blue will be arriving on 2nd February. It will include the Blu-ray disc that was originally in the Collector's Edition. It will be packaged in a standard sized Blu-ray amaray case. For those of you who like to get in early with pre-ordering, you can find it on Amazon UK HERE. (Artwork is TBC at this time.)
The standard edition of Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning will also be arriving on 16th February. Both will be single disc releases using those originally included in the combo pack version. So the DVD version containing the DVD disc, the Blu-ray version containing the Blu-ray disc. Both will be packed in regular sized amaray cases. Again, if you like to get in early on pre-ordering you can find this on Amazon UK HERE. (Again, artwork is TBC at this time.)
~ Speaking of Tiger & Bunny, in response to the Newswire last week we saw some of you hoping for news relating to Tiger & Bunny - The Rising. While we can't share concrete details right now, I can say that all going well we're aiming for it to be available in the UK during the second quarter of this year. Stay tuned for more details on this soon.
~ For those of you looking forward to the release of Kill La Kill Part 2, we're yet still to confirm the release date but we're aiming for March. We'll hopefully have more details on this very soon for you, but if you want to get in early and pre-order it you can do so on Amazon UK HERE.
~ Other titles currently scheduled for a March release (but exact dates/contents are still to be confirmed at this time) are Wings Of Honneamise and the Makoto Shinkai Voices From A Distant Star/The Place Promised In Our Early Days Double Pack.
~ A quick reminder that you can sample a variety of our titles on Netflix UK. This includes our forthcoming title Blood Lad along with the likes of Kill La Kill, Space Dandy Season 1, Samurai Flamenco and more.
~ A reminder for those you who may have been affected by packaging problems with the Ultimate Edition of Gurren Lagann, please make sure you have filled in our survey (HERE) if you haven't already. We're anticipating the next wave of digipacks to sent from our supplier within the next few weeks.
~ We know it's been quite the wait (and we apologise greatly for that) but we're happy to report the first wave of Cowboy Bebop replacement Blu-ray discs are being sent this week. Our plan is to have all replacement discs sent out by the end of January (at the latest.) Please note that if you live outside of the UK it may take longer for your replacements to arrive.
~ As things stand there is no update on Durarara!!, it's taking a lot longer to be able to re-author the discs than originally anticipated. We apologise for this but as soon as there is an update we'll be sure to make it known.
~ Patema Inverted Kickstarter backers! We know you've been waiting patiently for your backer rewards and we're happy to confirm they'll be making there way to you very soon! (Keep an eye on your email inboxes over the next week or two for an update relating to this.)
And to conclude this edition of the Newswire, here is a summary of our upcoming releases during the first quarter of this year:
OUT NOW: Giovanni's Island (DVD, Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition DVD+Blu-ray)
OUT NOW: Space Dandy Standard Edition (Blu-ray)
2nd February: Blood Lad (DVD, Collector's Edition Blu-ray)
2nd February: Perfect Blue [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray)
16th February: Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning [Standard Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
Titles Tentatively Scheduled for March 2015 (Exact dates TBC)
Kill La Kill Part 2 [Collector's Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector's Edition DVD+Blu-ray)
Makoto Shinkai Voices From A Distant Star/The Place Promised In Our Early Days Double Pack (DVD, Blu-ray)
It's a title we know a lot of you are excited about and we are proud to bring you our unboxing in the form of photos - we'll try and bring you a video unboxing at a later date - of Giovanni's Island - Ultimate Edition. Being released this Monday (12th January 2015) on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultimate Edition DVD+Blu-ray.
We can confirm that on day of release HMV branches across the UK will be stocking all three versions (DVD, Blu-ray and Ultimate Edition) of Giovanni's Island. Of course you'll also be able to order it from the likes of Amazon UK and other online retailers as well.
Check out the trailer below (and feel free to share it too!)
In terms of on-disc content, it's same on each disc regardless of whether you opt for the DVD, Blu-ray or Ultimate Edition (which contains both the DVD and Blu-ray discs.)
The main difference between the versions is the physical presentation (i.e. the size of the DVD/Blu-ray cases, the Ultimate Edition packaging) and the art used on the discs themselves. So please note that the disc art included on the individual DVD/Blu-ray differs to what's included in the ultimate version. Also keep in mind the Ultimate Edition is limited to 1000 units only! So once they're gone, they're gone.
Have a look through the pictures below to see what to expect if you purchase the Ultimate Edition. (Click on the photos below to enlarge them.)
NOTE: On the images relating to the sketch book, you will see a varied colour tone on the red cover and 'sketch marks' on some pages of the pages. This is part of the design and not a fault with the product.
We hope you enjoyed this preview of the Ultimate Edition of Giovanni's Island. Do let us know if you'll be buying this - we'd love to hear your thoughts.
Glasgow, UK January 05, 2015 - Anime Limited are thrilled to announce the addition of Jeremy Graves to its growing team in Glasgow.
Jeremy joins Anime Limited as Marketing Executive, taking over community management, supporting ongoing marketing activities, PR and promotional work. Growing the team to a whole 4 full time people, we are incredibly happy to have him on board!
Kicking off the new year with a move to Glasgow, Jeremy starts his tenure at Anime Limited January 5th.
Over the past few years, Jeremy has been involved with all genres of Anime. After spending a short amount of time as videographer for Manga UK. Jeremy was then appointed Manga Entertainment UK's Community Liaison, a position he would oversee for two and half years.
A well-known presence at UK and European conventions, exhibitions and on podcasts, Jeremy’s depth of knowledge and love of anime and manga is much appreciated by his followers.
Jeremy Graves says: “I’m delighted to become part of the team at Anime Limited. Having seen the variety and diversity of products they have brought to the UK I’m very excited to be part of a company with so much enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to anime that ultimately benefits the most important people, the fans.”
Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited says: ‘Jeremy brings his incredible experience and background in the anime scene as well as his boundless enthusiasm to our growing company - and we couldn’t be happier having him here.