Ever since we screened the film in cinemas around UK & Ireland earlier this year A LOT of you have been eagerly anticipating our home video release of A Silent Voice. A few weeks ago we revealed what to expect from our release on 30th October along with some previews of the English dub cast. Today we're delighted to bring you a full unboxing of our Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set! Have a read on below for all the info and photos of the finished product!
In case you missed it, you can read the post we published detailing what to expect from our home video release (incl. an FAQ about it) as well as the full English cast list in the link below
Watch the English cast preview clips we've published on our YouTube channel over the past few weeks below -
You can order A Silent Voice from UK retailers including these -
As detailed in the previous blog post (linked in above section) there's also an AllTheAnime.com exclusive bundle that will come to two A3 posters. Click on the link to AllTheAnime.com listings above for details.
We also want to make it known that the first chance to get your hands on the finished product will tomorrow (Tuesday 17th October) at English dub World Premiere screening of A Silent Voice at the Edinburgh FIlmhouse as part of the Scotland Loves Anime film festival. (More details on the festival HERE)
There will be limited quantities of the Ltd Collector's Edition version only on sale in the Filmhouse shop in the foyer (while stock lasts) throughout the week.
This will come packed in a rigid case with a digipack to hold the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Also included is 76 page book that includes -
WHAT'S ON THE DISCS?
The contents on the discs themselves are all identical. So no matter which version you purchase you it will include the following -
And now for photos of the finished product. You can click to enlarge them too! Continue Reading
It's a new week and that means there are new releases to add to your anime collection! Today it's time to add another element to your Gundam collection, as the first-part of another series from the historic franchise sees its release for the first-time ever in the UK!
NOTE: First 1000 units, not exclusive to any one retailer, comes with a Ltd Edition art box to store the entire series. The version with the art box is the only version that is available currently. There currently no way to purchase this without the box included.
Synopsis: "A direct sequel to Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, set in the aftermath of the Gryps Conflict.
It is the year 0088 of the Universal Century. The badly damaged assault cruiser Argama docks at the run-down space colony of ShangriLa for much-needed repairs. While the Argama is in drydock, a young junk dealer named Judau Ashta sneaks aboard in an attempt to steal the Zeta Gundam. He wants to sell it in order to help his sister, but instead he finds himself coerced into joining the Argama's crew. Unfortunately for Judau, the Argama is being pursued by a dedicated Neo Zeon officer named Mashymre Cello.
In order to protect both his sister and himself, Judau must master the Argama's newest mobile suit, the ZZ Gundam."
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---- Want to know more about Gundam ZZ? Have a read of the piece by Andrew Osmond published at our blog HERE.
And to conclude a quick reminder that tickets are on sale now for the 20th Anniversary screenings of Perfect Blue we're holding at cinemas across UK & Ireland at the end of this month, with exclusive screenings at Cineworld cinemas on 27th & 28th October, then elsewhere on 31st October. You can book tickets now at perfectbluemovie.co.uk
Read more about this HERE
By Jonathan Clements.
Alexander Zahlten’s new book begins with an entertainingly awkward scene at the Tokyo premiere of Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha, when a photo opportunity went horribly wrong. Big-name producer Haruki Kadokawa came over to shake Kurosawa’s hand, but the superstar director turned away and refused to speak to him. Kadokawa had transformed Japanese cinema, but in the eyes of Kurosawa and his contemporaries, he had ruined it. As Zahlten outlines in The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times and Media Ecologies, just published by Duke University Press, Kurosawa’s idea of what Japanese cinema was had already been ruined for a generation. Kagemusha itself had only got off the ground with foreign support. Japanese audiences were watching something else.
Zahlten examines three types of film that flourished in the late 20th century, but which are often dismissed in narratives of Japanese cinema – the independently produced, low-budget erotica of the “Pink” genre, Kadokawa’s “media mix” blockbusters, and the world of straight-to-video, or as the Japanese insist on calling it, “V-cinema”. He argues, much like Ramon Lobato’s Shadow Economies of Cinema, that such films are ignored by critics, historians and analysts, even though they constitute a massive proportion of the market. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Gundam ZZ is a shocking series. It follows on from the original Mobile Suit Gundam serial and its sequel Zeta Gundam (both available from Anime Limited), which had taken viewers through a hugely tragic space opera. Gundam fans had seen heroes perish, casts of thousands obliterated, and a central conflict whose warring sides bewilderingly shifted and re-permutated; war has no happy endings, and indeed never really ends. And after nearly a hundred TV episodes of this, fans might have felt they’d seen everything.
And then Gundam ZZ comes along and does the unthinkable; it makes Gundam wacky. Continue Reading
On this edition of the podcast it’s the first of a three part special focusing on the Scotland Loves Anime film festival. Join Jeremy, Andy, Lauren, Keith, Andrew and special guest Jonathan Clements to discuss and preview various elements of Scotland Loves Anime that kicks off today (Friday 13th October).
We talk about films we’re each looking forward to being screened such as Fireworks, Lu Over the Wall and Venus Wars. There’s even time for Jonathan to give a preview of what attendees can expect from the Q&A session with Masao Maruyama in Edinburgh and to regale in tails from past festivals including experiences with guests, unexpected occurrences that have come up and more!
A fun show as always! We’ll be back next week with the second part of our Scotland Loves Anime 2017 series of podcasts.
NOTE: As always please note this podcast may contain strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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