Violet Evergarden is a series that captured the hearts of fans across the globe when it debuted on Netflix and since then people have been clamouring for more of it along with the chance to own the series - of which our release is very much still in the works; more details to following on that in the coming months. But today we're here to tell you about a very special event that will be taking place exclusively at the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival.
We're delighted to announce that we have secured the UK rights for the film Violet Evergarden: Eternity and Auto Memory Doll, a side story that compliments the primary Violet Evergarden series!
What's more, the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival will be the location for UK Premiere Screenings of the film, with the inaugural screening on 1st March specifically playing host to a very special guest: Yui Ishikawa, the Japanese voice actress of Violet in Violet Evergarden!
Making her first trip to the United Kingdom to celebrate the UK Premiere of the film on 1st March will be Yui Ishikawa, the Japanese voice actor of Violet in Violet Evergarden! She will be taking part in a Q&A session following that screening of the film! You do not want to miss this very unique and rare opportunity!
--UK Premiere Screening-- Sunday 1st March (8:30pm) @ Glasgow Film Theatre*
*This (1st March) Premiere screening will also feature a Q&A with Yui Ishikawa (Japanese VA of Violet in Violet Evergarden) after the film.
--Additional Screening-- Monday 2nd March (3:45pm) @ Glasgow Film Theatre
[NOTE: Ticket sales for events at Glasgow Film Festival will be on sale exclusively to GFF Members first from 30th January 2020 at 12pm, before being put on general sale from 3rd February 2020 at 12pm.]
Studio: Kyoto Animation
(A Silent Voice, Violet Evergarden, Sound Euphonium, Hyouka)
Director: Haruko Fujita
(Series Director on Violet Evergarden. Has also directed episodes of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Sound Euphonium and Amagi Brilliant Park.)
Language: Japanese with English subtitles.
Duration: 91 mins
Synopsis: An all-new story following on from the stunning and emotional animated masterpiece from Kyoto Animation, Violet Evergarden.
Isabella, the heir to a noble house, attends a school for well-groomed young women under a “contract” with her father. To her, this beautiful place where white camellias bloom is nothing more than a prison. Having resigned all hope and expectations for her future, Isabella meets her new manners teacher, Violet Evergarden.
- This film is reliant on the viewer having a pre-existing broad knowledge of the series, so we would strongly recommend anyone intending to watch this film seeing the original Violet Evergarden series beforehand. You can watch the entire series right now on NETFLIX HERE.
Yuu Ishikawa is a well-known voice actress, whose previous anime roles include Misaka Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Reina in Pokémon Origins, and Hinaki Shinjō in Aikatsu. In Violet Evergarden, she plays the role the protagonist, Violet.
This will be her first trip to the United Kingdom!
Watch a preview of the film below -
-- Where can I buy tickets?
At the Glasgow Film Festival website. (As a note, Ticket sales for events at Glasgow Film Festival will be on sale exclusively to GFF Members first from 30th January 2020 at 12pm, before being put on general sale from 3rd February 2020 at 12pm.)
-- Do I need to have seen the TV series of Violet Evergarden before this film?
We would strongly recommend watching the series before viewing this film, as it's reliant on a broad pre-existing knowledge of it. You can watch the series in its entirety on NETFLIX HERE.
-- Will the Yui Ishikawa Q&A be taking place at both screenings?
No. The Q&A will only be on the UK Premiere Screening on 1st March.
-- Will there be any signing sessions/meet & greet opportunities with Yui Ishikawa?
No. Due to scheduling this is not something that is able to be offered.
-- What language will the film be screened in during the Glasgow Film Festival?
Japanese with English subtitles.
-- Will you be releasing this film in the future?
Yes! We have secured the UK rights to the film.
-- Will this film be getting screened elsewhere in the UK?
At this time, we have no other announcements to make about this being screened elsewhere. But stay tuned for announcements in the future.
-- Are you still planning to release the core Violet Evergarden series on home video?
Yes! Please stay tuned for updates in the coming months.
And that is what you need to know about this very special opportunity! We hope you're excited for it. Book your tickets today and stay tuned for more news relating to our plans for not only the home video release of the series, but this film as well.
It might be a new year, it might be a new decade, but unboxings are here to stay! Admittedly it's been a while since our last unboxing, but today is the first of a series of posts in the coming weeks bringing you a full unboxing of a recent / new release of ours!
Today we're kicking things off with a full unboxing of our Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Ed. release of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V & VI. Read on below for all the details.
Product: Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin V & VI
Format: Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition
Release date: 27th January 2020
Total Runtime: approx 168 mins
Cat. No.: ANI8038
Suggested Retail Price: £39.99
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and order from AllTheAnime.com using the link below -
Gundam The Origin V & VI: Chronicle of the Loum Battlefield
The final two films chronicling the events that led to the start of Mobile Suit Gundam!
Synopsis: Universal Century 0079
Humanity has turned even space itself into a battlefield, and the Principality of Zeon forces advance after wiping out half the world’s population by carrying out Operation British (the colony drop). In response, the Earth Federation Forces mobilize their overwhelming fighting strength to regain the advantage.
The complex intrigues of the Zabi family... Sayla Mass, as she contends with the whims of fate... the veteran Zeon soldier Ramba Ral and his lover Hamon... Amuro and Fraw, leading peaceful lives at Side 7... a dark shadow falls across them all. And the Zeon ace Char Aznable, driven by revenge, goes into action as the “Battle of Loum” finally begins.
You can watch a trailer for Gundam Origin V below -
The primary theme of this was make sure the set was in keeping with other Gundam Collector’s Edition releases of ours. So this set come packed in a rigid case, and inside that will be an amaray case to hold the Blu-ray disc. Additionally inside the rigid case you'll find a 68-page art book that encompasses lots of art from both Gundam The Origin V & VI split over three section: Characters; Mecha and Gallery.
The Blu-ray disc includes both Gundam The Origin V: Clash at Loum and Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet with both English and Japanese viewing options. Also worth mentioning that there's 2.0 and 5.1 audio for each language with both films. You'll also find some promotional videos for the two films on the disc included as extras too.
Of course this is the part you're likely most interested in. So have a gander at the photos below. (And you can click on them to enlarge them too if you want.)
And that wraps up this unboxing for you! If you haven't already, make sure you order your copy and add it to your Gundam Collection!
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