Glasgow, UK 26 Ocotober, 2014 - Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are pleased to announce the release of the classic Takahiro Omori series Baccano! on blu-ray for the UK.
Hot off the "Roaring Twenties" and headfirst into the uncertain volatility of the "Dirty Thirties," criminal syndicates stormed into power by bootlegging alcohol during the Prohibition Era - but the most notorious "liquor" of all time is about to set off a violent chain reaction within the mafia underworld!
Each story involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral further and further out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia-operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction are mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.
Anime Limited will release the complete series on blu-ray only. The plan is to release this classic as an Ultimate Edition depending on on what materials are made available. Details on the release and dates are yet to be confirmed.
President of Anime Limited, Andrew Partridge says: "I'm beyond ecstatic to release Baccano! on blu-ray! I've been trying to release this since it first came out when I was at Beez but, alas, lost out to Funimation. I am super psyched to be releasing this and will push for as much as I can get to make an Ultimate Edition. Watch this space!"
Glasgow, UK October 24, 2014 - Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are pleased to announce the release of the Oscar nominated collection of animated shorts Short Peace for the UK.
In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo's anthology Memories showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo's spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films.
A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent, Kakurenbo). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline's Katsuhito Ishii's original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).
The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action-packed A Farewell To Weapons (Buki Yo Saraba), as Mobile Suit Gundam designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo's tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo, while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning Combustible (Hi-No-Youjin).
Short Peace will be released in the UK on home video (blu-ray and DVD), Video on Demand and will also enjoy a limited theatrical run.
Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited says: "We are very excited to distribute this fantastic piece of work in the UK. It is a great collection of works from the good and great of established talent in Japan. A unique and wonderful collection of works, we're thrilled to bring this award winning collection to the UK complete with an English dub'.
Details on release dates to come.
Glasgow, UK 25 October, 2014 - Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are pleased to announce the release of the Gankutsuou (The Count of Monte Cristo) for the UK.
Albert is a young man of privilege in Paris, but the trappings of his aristocratic birth leave him bored and unsatisfied. Seeking adventure, Albert's restless spirit leads him to a festival on the moon - and to the Count of Monte Cristo.
An enigmatic man of charm and wealth, the Count of Monte Cristo's charisma and sophistication captivate Albert. The fascinated youth invites the nobleman to mingle within the upper echelons of Parisian society, and the Count is soon courting the favor of France's most powerful families. Little does Albert know, as his new friend walks the ornate halls of the highest class, the Count of Monte Cristo wants only to bring them crashing down through vengeance.
Gankutsuou will be released in the UK on home video - blu-ray and DVD - and on video on demand by Anime Limited. Andrew Partridge, president of Anime Limited says: "It's great to be able to release this classic series - based on a classic piece of literature- here in the UK and on blu-ray too! I really enjoyed this series when it was first out and I'm glad to bring it back to the front of people's minds. What can I say? We were due a classic release anyway!"
Gankutsuou's release date is yet to be confirmed in 2015.
Wont lie - I now have the Mako theme tune stuck in my head as I do this unboxing post - would do a video but alas rushed here so figured some pictures never go amiss for now!
Without further ado - here we go! Available for pre-order on Amazon still for release at start of November and we have a limited quantity of advanced units ready for sale at MCM London Comic Con - so better come quick!
You can pre-order on our store, buy it at MCM London Comic Con this weekend (while stocks last and they are limited) or on Amazon via the links below:
The only difference for the DVD version are the discs are red and of course DVDs :)! See below for some comprehensive pictures - hope you like it folks!
Phew! Didn't announce it before as were scared it may not come but we have a treat for Space Dandy fans (DVD or BD, Collectors or Standard)! We have an exclusive MCM Comic Con sleeve to give away!
All you have to do is buy it at the stand or show proof of purchase to get one! We're using Amarays at Blu-Ray size on this release due to varying disc counts - so you can use the sleeve on either Standard or Collector's Edition, DVD or BD without fail!
We'll have the standard version on sale at MCM Expo to celebrate Watanabe-san's visit and you can even get the bonus sleeve signed by the director during the weekend subject to queueing! Signing on Saturday at 15:00 - 16:30, Sunday at 12:00 - 13:30 at Table 4 in the Signing Area in the South Hall).
Here's some unboxing pictures too for the standard edition showing all the artwork off - the special jacket can be seen below too both outside and in the case!
We'll be selling this on stand 761 in the North Hall over the whole weekend - MCM sleeve in limited supply so best come quick! If you've the Collector's Edition just show us proof of purchase if you can (Amazon booking sheet etc).
See you at MCM Comic Con folks - until then, stay Dandy!