We have made it to July. So what better way to kick off the month than your latest edition of the Newswire! Read on below for the latest updates on all things Anime Limited.
~ First of all this week we have two new titles available! Kill la Kill Part 3 and Tiger & Bunny: The Rising are both available to add to your collection today!
~ In case you missed it yesterday, we have licensed the series Aoharu x Kikanju. And we're happy to confirm that it will be simulcast at Viewster.com. The start for the simulcast case is to be announced, but once we have more information we'll be sure to let you know.
~ For those of you looking for a good bargain our web shop Deal Of The Month for July has launched. It's Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD for only £8.99. (Very timely as Tiger & Bunny: The Rising is now available.) You can order your copy from our web shop HERE.
The story sees Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy, finding herself drawn into the world of survival games (think of them as team battle simulations like paintballing) through strange circumstances by a host, Masamune Matsuoka. The two form a team with Tohru Yukimura, an ero-manga artist and they aim be the best team in Japan.
"The premise of the show is very interesting. I think of it like airsoft meets Ouran Highschool Host Club, one my favourite anime." says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited.“This show also represents our continued support for new directors as Hideaki Nakano makes his full series directorial debut and we can’t wait to see what he does now!"
We're also happy to confirm that there will be an official UK simulcast for the series commencing in July. We have partnered up with Viewster.com to allow UK & Ireland residents to watch the show each week. (Start date to be announced.)
For those wanting a preview of the series, you can watch a Japanese promotional video below.
We will have more details on the simulcast of this series for you soon.
by Chris Perkins.
Not so long ago the dream of the average British anime fan was a 24-hour TV channel dedicated to nothing but Japanese animation. Today, thanks to the streaming revolution, we have something even better. Fans from the four-episode DVD single era (or the three episodes – if you were lucky – VHS era) would have never dared to dream that the majority of currently airing TV anime would be freely available in English within hours of broadcast – and legally to boot. Streaming anime is available from so many sources that it can be all too easy to get confused or stumble upon a less-than-legit site. A standard Google search for a big series like Naruto will throw up a confusing array of options, including numerous pirated stream sites. But fear not, because we’re here today to fill you in on all the legal anime streaming or digital options currently available to UK fans. It will allow you to support the shows and creators you love, often without spending a penny. Continue Reading
By Chris Perkins
Arriving just months after the first season wrapped up, Space Dandy season 2 landed in July 2014. Thanks to a deal with the US broadcaster Toonami, fans in the west got to see it even before fans in Japan. Although fans have begun to take simulcasts for granted in today's anime scene, Dandy broke new ground. It even arrived complete with a quality English language dub courtesy of US Licensor FUNimation, produced alongside the Japanese version. All this gives off the overall impression that the series is, in many ways, Shinichiro Watanabe's thank-you gift for all the love showered on his earlier Cowboy Bebop by western fans.
The true joy of Space Dandy however, remains in its astonishing variety. Both visually and in terms of storytelling, almost every episode is distinct. Although loosely hung over an 'alien of the week' premise, the series is essentially an excuse for the writers, directors and design team to let their imaginations run wild. Watanabe has again assembled an enviable ensemble of talent and let them loose in Dandy's colourful universe. Continue Reading
It's the time for your latest edition of the Newswire! Read on below for the latest update on all things Anime Limited.
~ First of all, a quick reminder that our next releases are Kill la Kill Part 3 and Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, both on 29th June. Just one week away for both!
~ For all the details of our Kill la Kill Part 3 release, you can view our unboxing post HERE.
~ We're hoping to be able to share an unboxing of Tiger & Bunny: The Rising with you this week! Stay tuned for that.
~ Looking forward to our release of Sword Art Online II: Part 1? Check the trailer for our release below.
~ For all of you Tokyo Ghoul fans out there, last we we shared a big update on our social media channels! Our French Anime Limited team shared pictures of their upcoming release of Tokyo Ghoul. Why is this significant you're wondering? It's because we will be following the same template for our release in September! (But obviously with some minor changes such as text and contents being in English.) Check out the images below (click them to enlarge) for a preview of what you can expect with our Blu-ray Collector's Edition release. You can pre-order your copy today at Amazon UK HERE and through our web shop HERE.
~ In case you missed it, check out our exclusive trailer for 009 Re:Cyborg!
~ A quick reminder that the deal of the month at Space Dandy Season 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for only £24.99! With the release of Season 2 drawing closer it’s the perfect time to get your Dandy on! More details HERE.
You can watch the latest episodes of Seraph Of The End, Plastic Memories and The Heroic Legend Of Arslan right now at the links below. Please note that this week was the last episode of Plastic Memories. So if you haven't checked it out before you can now watch the entire series!
The next wave of replacements will be getting sent next week. Please note if you have applied over the past week that the next round of confirmation messages will be sent towards the end of this week. If you haven't received confirmation of your application by Tuesday 30th June, please email Jeremy@alltheanime.com
If you have yet to apply for replacement discs please follow all the guidelines HERE.
Here’s the list of upcoming events we’ll be attending in some capacity. More specific information will be posted closer to the events themselves.
MCM Manchester Comic Con, 25th-26th July
NOM Con, 31st July-2nd August
KITACON, 31st July-2nd August
MCM Ireland Comic Con (Dublin), 29th-30th August
MCM Scotland Comic Con, 26th-27th September
Scotland Loves Anime – Glasgow, 9th-11th October
Scotland Loves Anime – Edinburgh, 12th-18th October
MCM London Comic Con, 23rd-25th October
MCM Birmingham Comic Con, 21st-22nd November
And so with the above information in mind here’s the most up-to-date version of our release schedule. (We will of course continue to update this in every Newswire accordingly.)
April – June 2015
OUT NOW: Wings Of Honneamise (DVD, Collector’s Edition DVD+Blu-ray combi)
OUT NOW: Durarara!! Complete Series [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray, DVD)
29th June: Kill la Kill Part 3 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
29th June: Tiger & Bunny – The Rising (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD)
July onwards [COMING SOON*]
27th July: 009 Re:Cyborg Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray/DVD combi)
27th July: 009 Re:Cyborg Standard Edition (DVD)
3rd August: Space Dandy Season 2 [Collector’s Edition] (DVD, Blu-ray)
3rd August: Space Dandy Season 2 [Standard Edition] (Blu-ray only)
3rd August: Space Dandy Complete Season 1 & 2 Set (DVD only)
17th August (TBC): Sword Art Online II: Part 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi, DVD)
September (TBC): Fate/kaleid liner Prisima Illya (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)
28th September (TBC): Psychic School Wars (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combi, DVD)
28th September (TBC): Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, DVD)
TBC: Nerima Daikon Brothers (DVD only)
TBC: Baccano Complete Series [Collector’s Edition] (Blu-ray only)
TBC: Makoto Shinkai The Place Promised In Our Early Days / Voices Of A Distant Star Twin Pack (DVD, Blu-ray)
TBC: Fusé: Memoirs Of A Huntress
TBC: Durarara!! x2
*Tentative date – not final.