You can watch a full unboxing of our Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening Blu-ray/DVD Ltd Collector's Edition set right now!
You can order your copy today from retailers including the following -
and of course, it's available to order from our AllTheAnime.com online store using the link below too
Watch a trailer for the film below
By Jonathan Clements.
Tokyo, 2036. A revolution in medical treatments has conquered death. Thanks to the SHELL system, which controls a benign plague of nanomachines, human beings no longer suffer from diseases or death. A 120-year lifespan is entirely possible, but this glimpse of quasi-immortality has also warped modern Japan. Drunk on their own extended lifespans and immunity from consequences, the rich have become decadent and exploitative – the poor lack the resources to buy into the SHELL system’s promise of long life and happiness. The environment continues to collapse, and a faction of dissenters, the “Human Lost”, voluntarily disconnect from the SHELL network, plunging their bodies into nightmarish internal cataclysms of uncontrolled nano-shutdown.
Out beyond Route 16 in the pollution-riddled slums, the drug-addicted Yozo Oba (Mamoru Miyano) runs into Masao Horiki (Takahiro Sakurai), an associate of the drag-racing gangs from the city limits. The pair embark upon an illegal quest inside the Route 7 loop, to the inner-city utopia where the rich isolate themselves from the poor, where Oba encounters not only the victims of the Human Lost fad, but also Yoshiko Hiiragi (Kana Hanazawa), a girl with special powers, working for the HILAM agency that fights against the Lost. Continue Reading
Anyone who has been following us over the years will know that alongside our passion for the latest and greatest in theatrical anime, we also love to revisit and bring classic anime films to the UK, giving both existing fans the kind of Collector's Edition release they dream of while also introducing older works to a whole new generation of fans.
Today, we'll be talking about one such title, as Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade returns to the UK in Collector's Edition form, which also marks the film's first UK Blu-ray release. Based on a story by the legendary Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and directed by the incredibly talented Hiroyuki Okiura (A Letter to Momo), this film - which recently inspired a Korean-produced film on Netflix - is a must-have part of any discerning film fan's collection even beyond the realms of anime fandom.
What's more, pre-orders for our Collector's Edition release have just opened, so you can order your copy of the film right now, meaning the impatient amongst you can simply click this link and grab your copy ready for its retail release date of Monday, 28th October 2019.
If you want to know more about the film and our release however, let's get down to it and tell you everything you need to know...
Original theatrical premiere year: 1999
Synopsis: In an imagined alternate history of 1950s Japan, Kazuki Fuse works as a member of a special police unit in the midst of riots and social disorder that plague the totalitarian society he serves. Bearing witness to the horrific suicide of a young girl in the midst of a police operation, Fuse is haunted by what he’s seen - a mental burden which sees him sent for re-evaluation by the police force for his inaction in the line of duty.
As he struggles to come to terms with the horrors he’s witnessed, Fuse meets the sister of the girl whose life he saw snuffed out before him, bringing about an unlikely friendship that leaves him questioning not only what is right, but also the reality he sees before him. However, nothing here is quite what it seems, and he finds himself thrust into the midst of danger and conspiracy at every turn as events brought about by powerful forces spiral out of control around him.
To get more of a feel for the film, you can check out the trailer below - please note that this trailer was not created using remastered video footage of the film, so is not representative of the video quality of our Blu-ray release:
As well as a Standard Edition DVD release, our new UK edition of Jin-Roh will, of course, also sport a Blu-ray/DVD Collector's Edition, which boasts a fantastic looking rigid case as well as a 44-page booklet. Let's take a peek at how this Collector's Edition set looks before delving into some of the specifics.
Firstly, let's just take a moment to drink in that rigid case, and it's striking fresh take on the iconic Kerberos Panzer Cop that is so instantly recognisable a representation of the film. It's a stunning piece of artwork, we're sure you'll agree.
The more traditional key visual for the series forms the basis of the Digipak for this Collector's Edition, wherein you'll find the film on both DVD and Blu-ray housed.
Last but certainly not least, we have a fantastic 48-page booklet that is packed with information and insight into the production of this fascinating film. The booklet features an article, "Jin-Roh: The Ultimate in Animation Cinema", investigating the history of the production and its place as the "last of the analogue animation"; "The Language of the Art", an article exploring the layouts for key scenes of the film and examining their visual language and intent in the context of the film; an interview with the film's director, Hiroyuki Okiura, and finally a selection of key visuals and line art illustrations from the movie. It's a smart, comprehensive read, and a perfect companion to the thought-provoking film itself.
This kind of attention to detail is also reflected on the discs themselves. The film is presented in its original 16:9 theatrical presentation in HD remastered form, sporting and English dub in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as Japanese DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM stereo tracks on the Blu-ray edition, or Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD. Full and sign-only English subtitle tracks are also included, naturally.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray discs sport a comprehensive set of bonus materials, most notably a 40-minute "Speculate About Jin-Roh" programme which includes interviews with Mamoru Oshii (Original Story and Screenplay), Hiroyuki Okiura (Director), Hajime Mizoguchi (Music) and Hiromasa Ogura (Art Director). A trailer is also featured on both formats, while the Blu-ray exclusively includes an additional series of TV spot trailers.
In short, we've included everything you'd ever want to know about Jin-Roh in a single package!
Pre-orders for our Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD and Standard Edition DVD - arriving on October 28th 2019 - are open... right now!
For a limited time, you can also pre-order from our AllTheAnime.com online store at a special price - until Thursday, 3rd October, our Collector's Edition version of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is available at the Early Bird price of just £19.99, compared to its SRP of £34.99. There's no better time to buy, so click the links above to pre-order!
It's also worth noting that our Collector's Edition is also available from other retailers, and you can find them below:
So there you have it - we hope you're as happy with our presentation of this iconic film as we are! Don't forget to pre-order at our Early Bird price, so that you're all set for the product to hit retail on Monday, 28th of October.
Until next time, take care, and have a great weekend!
By Shelley Pallis.
Thirty years ago, a cataclysm destroyed half the world. A new race was born from the flames: the Burnish, fire-starting mutants who present a danger to society. Set against them to keep modern society safe is the Burning Rescue fire squad. Galo Thymos (Kenichi Matsuyama) is their newest raw recruit, a hot-headed hero with blue spiky hair, whose first mission drags him into a one-to-one conflict with the leader of the “Mad” Burnish, Lio Fotia (Taichi Saotome).
The first animated feature from the fan-favourite studio Trigger (assisted by XFLAG and Sanzigen), early trailers for Promare led to an unkind critical response of “Gurren La Kill.” It did, after all reunite the director, Hiroyuki Imaishi, writer Kazuki Nakashima, and designer Shigeto Koyama from the earlier shows Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, and its artwork plainly established it as a work in the same mould. Long-time Imaishi fans will immediately see echoes of his earlier productions – the hyper-kinetic action and garish pastels of Dead Leaves, for example, and the hard-edged geometries of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. But this is the first work that Imaishi has had full control over since Gurren Lagann, and here he luxuriates in the freedom to do whatever he wants, repeatedly, in an unrelenting series of eyeball kicks, extreme zooms, false colours, vertiginous perspectives and screaming guitars. Continue Reading
Those of you who have been collecting the import Gundam The Origin and Gundam Thunderbolt that we've made available to pre-order for a limited time might be wondering if there might be an opportunity for the Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 1: Go, Core Fighter "Perfect Pack" Blu-ray import set that was recently announced in Japan? Well today we're here to tell you that yes, you will have the opportunity to order this product from our AllTheAnime online shop.
Now to be clear from the outset, this is not an All The Anime / Anime Limited product. This is a Japanese release, what we refer to as an “Import” product, that we are taking orders for at our shop; once the stock is delivered (expected to be around late January / early February 2020) it will be shipped accordingly.
We are taking orders for this Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 1: Go, Core Fighter "Perfect Pack" Blu-ray [IMPORT] set from right now until 5pm (UK) on Friday 29th November 2019!
This blog will detail what you need to know about this. So if you haven't pre-ordered an import product from us before all the information you need ahead of taking pre-orders will be detailed below.
The first of five planned films that will retell the story of the Gundam Reconguista in G story, but with new scenes. It's a chance to experience the story headed by the creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino an a new way!
The first film being titled Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 1: Go, Core Fighter
Synopsis of Reconguista in G Movie 1: The Universal Century, an era of historic migration into space and space wars has ended, and some time has passed.
It's now Regild Century Year 1014 (R.C. 1014) where the creation of humanoid mobile suits of war is now taboo and Earth is connected to space via the sacred orbital elevator, Capital Tower, which humanity uses to bring energy in the form of Photon Batteries to the surface.
Bellri Zenam is a cadet in the Capital Guard, the protectors of the tower. During a training exercise pirates attack the tower and Bellri crosses paths with the G-Self, a mobile suit with unknown technology. Bellri is successful in capturing the suit and it's pilot, Aiida Reihanton, and soon discovers the G-Self, which should only be operable under certain conditions, will now move under his own hand. Now Bellri must pilot the G-Self to uncover the mysteries behind the space pirates, the G-Self and his own destiny. These truths will shake the entire Regild Century to it's core and this is just the beginning of Reconguista.?
Well first of all we once again need to stress that this is not an AllTheAnime / Anime Ltd. product.
This is a pre-order scheme in conjunction with Bandai that allows fans in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia the chance to pre-order this product knowing it will be shipped by us from the U.K once stock has arrived.
The deadline to pre-order is 5PM (UK time) on Friday 29th November 2019.
Each order will also be shipped by the courier service UPS – this cost is already included in the price you pay at our online shop. So you’ll be able to keep track of its delivery progress too once it’s shipped.
Some important things to note –
At time of writing we’re unable to show you what the product will look like, as that design has not yet been revealed. However we can tell you the following –
Subtitles are available for the main feature only. (Bonus footage does not include subtitles.) Contents are subject to change.
[NOTE: Product information above updated on 25th Sept. 2019]
At our AllTheAnime.com online shop! A reminder that pre-orders for this are open now and close on Friday 29th November 2019. Click on the link below to order yours.
Chances are some of the information below have already been covered above, but we like to compile things into one section –
That’s everything you need to know about this import release of Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 1: Go, Core Fighter.
Folks in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, you can pre-order your copy today from AllTheAnime.com HERE.