Our annual 12 Days of Christmas special offers are currently ongoing at out AllTheAnime online shop, and today (2nd December) sees special offers on a number of horror themed titles in our catalogue. But it's also the perfect time for us to reveal plans (and give the first opportunity to order them as part of our 12 Days of Christmas offers) for two upcoming titles in that genre! Today we're going to give you the rundown on what to expect from our upcoming releases of the film Calamity of a Zombie Girl and the series King's Game.
Read on below for the (gory) details!
Product: Calamity of a Zombie Girl
Release date: 17th February 2020
Language: Japanese with English subtitles only
Cat. No.: ANI0510
Suggested Retail Price: £19.99
Studio: GONZO (GANTZ, Full Metal Panic, Afro Samurai, Last Exile) & Stingray
Film Composition: Kenichi Kanemaki (Hell Girl, Negima?!, Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei)
Music: Kou Otani (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Humanity Has Declined)
Synopsis: On a university campus where most students are out for summer vacation, five students sneak into the library storage to look for treasure. What they find however are a pair of female mummies from Italy.
One of the students, Sayaka, rips open one of the mummies and takes out a stone which empowers the mummies, giving them super strength and eternal life. Having stolen their "stone of life", the two mummies awaken and ferociously attempt to retrieve what was once theirs.
The only way for the students to escape is to find a way to kill the zombie girls... but will they be able to survive?
Check out a trailer for the film below -
This will be appearing with retailer listing in the coming weeks,
but today (2nd December 2019) we've started taking pre-orders for this, and a very limited time special offer on this as well! ~ AllTheAnime.com Special Offer ~ As part of Day 2 (5pm, 2nd December 2019 - 4pm, 3rd December 2019) of our 12 Days of Christmas Special Offers you can pre-order this Blu-ray for only £9.99 (SRP: £19.99)
You can pre-order this from our AllTheAnime online shop today!
Cat. No.: ANI0513
Suggested Retail Price: £59.99
Studio: SEVEN (Holmes of Kyoto)
Director: Noriyoshi Sasaki (Ojinsan to Marshmellow, Holmes of Kyoto)
Series Composition: Kenji Konuta (High School DxD HERO, Blood Lad, Aoharu x Machinegun)
Synopsis: A class of thirty-two high school students receive texts commanding them to complete strange tasks. Do what the messages say, and more will follow. Fail to go through with them, and face the consequences. Nobuaki Kanazawa has played this game before and knows that these demands must be met. But until penalties for failure become lethal, no one is ready to step out of their comfort zone. With death around every corner, and as orders and punishments become more and more gruesome, the worst in people manages to tear its way out.
Check out a subtitled trailer for the series below -
This will be getting released as a Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition set. The contents will come packed in a rigid case. Inside that you'll find a digipack housing the two Blu-ray discs that contain all 12 episodes of the series with English and original Japanese with English subtitles viewing options. Additionally inside there will also be a poster and a 20-page art booklet containing character art from the series.
Here's a visual of what it will look like below -
Today (2nd December 2019) we've started taking orders for this,
and we've got a very limited time special offer as part of our 12 Days of Christmas offers on this as well! But if you're waiting for this to appear with other retailers, have no fear as those listing should start to appear in the coming weeks. ~ AllTheAnime.com Special Offer ~ As part of Day 2 (5pm, 2nd December 2019 - 4pm, 3rd December 2019) of our 12 Days of Christmas Special Offers you can pre-order this Blu-ray for only £34.99 (SRP: £59.99)
And that's what you need to know about these upcoming two horror themed titles! We hope you're looking forward to adding them to your collection.
NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect change of release dates for these products.
By Andrew Osmond.
King’s Game is a horror anime. More specifically, it’s a teen-horror anime, in which school-age characters are terrorised by a mysterious killer, called “King.” This self-styled royal murderer doesn’t need a mask or a knife. He (or she or it) speaks through a medium hardwired into the minds of millennials, the mobile phone.
The phone trills; the kid who owns the phone has received as an instruction in text form (no silly disguised voices). Whatever the instruction is, however gross or embarrassing or appalling, the kid must obey the instruction by midnight. If not, he or she will die unpleasantly; perhaps by a sudden urge to hang oneself, or by getting an early coronary, or by explosive bleeding from every orifice. Eeew. Continue Reading
AllTheAnime.com's 12 Days of Christmas sale #1: Funimation Clearance
Many of you will know that for a few years we (Anime Ltd.) had been distributing titles for Funimation in the UK and Ireland. Earlier this year that arrangement came to an end following our good friends Manga Entertainment joining the Funimation family.
We know it's been quite a while since then, and many of you may have noticed that the titles we were distributing were no longer for sale. However, today (1st December 2019), we're announcing that as part of not only the first day of our AllTheAnime.com 12 Days of Christmas sales, but from today right through until 6th January 2020, we are having an everything must go clearance sale of Funimation products.
There are some things you really need to know about this sale when it comes to the products being offered -
~ As we no longer distribute titles for Funimation, we have no knowledge as to whether there will be any reprinting of these products in the future. (As far as we're aware, there are no immediate plans for there to be reprints over the coming year, for example). This could well be the last opportunity to purchase the products being offered.
~ This is an everything must go scenario, which is why there are deep discounts on the products being offered.
So head on over to our AllTheAnime online shop and grab some bargains on these titles while you can!
~ All products being offered are brand new and sealed.
~ There is no restriction on the amount of units a customer may purchase.
~ IMPORTANT NOTE RE: SHIPPING OF ALL ORDERS AS PART OF THIS SALE
Due to the logistics involved in making this stock available, at the time of writing we are stating that any orders for the specific products within this specific sale will not ship until January 2020 at the earliest due to logistical considerations. However, obviously if we can ship orders for these products sooner, then we will.
~ Our usual refund/returns policy is in place; see FAQ page at our shop for reference.
The only possible exception to this is in a case where is no more stock of the product(s) in question are available to offer a replacement to a damaged or lost item, in which case only a refund will be offered.
~ Why are you offering these items for sale now?
Simply put, this period of December through to 6th January 2020 was the best time for us to be able to offer these products one last time.
~ Will any of these titles be re-released in the future?
We're not privy to any information regarding that. But as said above, to our knowledge, there are no immediate plans for any of these products to be reprinted/rereleased.
~ If a product is marked as sold out during this sale period, will be any more units available before the sale ends?
Once stock of a title is sold out, it will no longer be available.
And that's everything you need to know... happy bargain hunting~!
By Jonathan Clements.
Archiving Movements: Short Essays on Materials of Anime and Visual Media, edited by Minori Ishida and Kim Joon Yang, is related to a patchwork of international initiatives – an anime archiving project at Niigata University, an exhibition in Singapore, and a brief mini-conference in Stockholm. It seems to have been produced as an argument towards how Niigata should proceed with its research, starting with what materials should be preserved, and how they could be studied.
For the sake of argument, the materials presented in the exhibition, and discussed in the conference, were from the Gainax classic Wings of Honneamise (a.k.a. Royal Space Force), made at the tail end of the cel-and-pencil days, but also with the last great gasp of Bubble-era boondoggle money. As chronicled elsewhere, not the least in the memoirs of Toshio Okada, Wings of Honneamise had a gloriously busy, high-quality production history, fought over by its passionate creators, its grim money-man, and distributors and exhibitors determined to turn it into something that it wasn’t. Even the alternate names denote the behind-the-scenes battle over whether interfering producers, determined to call it “The Something of Something”, would get their way, along with an airline sponsor adamant that “Wings” should be in the title. Continue Reading
If you're not familiar with this it's pretty simple:
It's that simple. There are some terms and conditions to be aware of - see the FAQ section at the bottom of this post - but otherwise that's pretty much what you need to know.
It's become a bit of a tradition that the final day of our offers will be the Mystery Bundle day and this year will be no different!
This year there will be three boxes available, with a maximum of 2 of each box person -
~ Mystery Box: RED ver. --
500 units available
Will include: 5 x Blu-ray Collector's Edition titles + an exclusive bonus merchandise item exclusive to this RED Box, and a few juicy extra bits and bobs as well. (Over £250 SRP value)
~ Mystery Box: BLUE ver. --
500 units available
Will include: 5 x Blu-ray Collector's Edition titles [different to what's included in the RED box] + an exclusive bonus merchandise item exclusive to this BLUE BOX, and a few juicy extra bits and bobs as well. (Over £250 SRP value)
[The merchandise item is different to the one included in the RED Box.]
~ DVD Box --
There will be only 50 units available. (Yes, 50. Not a typo.)
Will include 5 DVDs; the 5 titles will be pre-determined set selection of standard DVD versions of titles included across the two Blu-ray boxes. (It'll be the same selection in each DVD box.)
**NOTE for all Mystery Boxes: The titles included are a pre-determined selection. So for example, if you bought two of the Red Box, you would receive the exact same contents twice.
This the only offer we'll tell you about in advance is day 12: Mystery Box Day~! But we know some of you like to budget in preparation for this, so we hope this help 🙂
UPDATED: 5TH DECEMBER 2019
New additions will have a '+' symbol next to it.
~ When do the sales begin and end?
The sale period launches on 1st December 2019 and concludes on 12th December.
New offer(s) launch each day at 5pm and conclude the following day at 4pm.
~ Are there any restrictions on these offers?
Unless otherwise noted, like on day 12 (noted above), there are no restrictions. However, if an order seems to be of a wholesale nature we may cancel your order without warning.
~ Will there be any new products available to order/pre-order during the sale period?
~ Will there be any recently released products included during the sales?
Our rule for these 12 Days of Christmas offers is that a product release after April 2019 will not be included in the sale. But with that being said, there may be some potential exceptions to this rule -
-- There may be an instance where a particular product is available to order at its early bird offer pricing from earlier in the year
-- And as alluded to in the question above, there may be new products available to order for the first-time during this sale period.
~ So following what happened last year with your supplier, how are you going to prevent those circumstances from happening again?
Yeah, trust we haven't forgotten what happened last year and this is something we've been working on since then. To help keep this answer as short and to the point as possible, here's what you need to know -
-- Fulfilment of all orders (excluding any Day 12 orders) will be handled by our regular fulfilment house team. We have a great working relationship with them have a very reliable streamlined form of communication established, so it means we can have actual correct up to date information as needed when it comes to the status of orders.
-- The only exception to this will be any Mystery Box orders, which are all being handled at our HQ in Glasgow.
~ How long will it take an order to dispatch?
Obviously this is one of, if not, the busiest time of year for our online shop. So unless otherwise noted, although we hope for this to be quicker than this we're asking to allow up to 7 working days for any order to be dispatched for any order placed during our 12 Days of Christmas sale period.
The reason for this is to allow our team to be able to order in additional stock as needed, and factoring current delivery times from our supplier. (Some of you may have noticed at the top of our online shop, we have a note highlighting we recently changed our supplier of stock. So that is factoring that in, plus additional time for being this time of year in general.) Obviously our aim is to get every in-stock order shipped quicker than 7 working days, but we're noting this now so expectations can be managed accordingly.
~ How will parcels be shipped?
All parcels will be shipped by Royal Mail. There will be no courier service implementation this year.
Worth noting the only exception to this if a parcel is required (due to sizing, weight, etc) to be sent via Parcel Force.
~ Will there be a tracked shipping option for delivery?
Yes. Standard rules apply for this. Tracked shipping is selectable during the checkout process.
~ If an order includes multiple items and/or a pre-order item, when they be shipped together of separately?
We'll be implementing our usual shipping policy of split shipments; meaning that the item(s) will be shipped as we have stock available to send. So if you order multiple items, chances are that they could be sent separately.
The only exception being a pre-order product, which won't be shipped until closer to date of release (noted in the product listing) or when stock is available.
+ ~ Can multiple orders be combined or multiple orders be shipped together at once?
Due to the volume of orders we're receiving and the logistics involved, we cannot do this. We thank you for your understanding.
~ Returns policy
-- Our standard returns policy is in effect during this sales period (see FAQ section on our shop HERE.)
~ Refund Policy
-- Again, please see our standard returns policy on the FAQ Section of our shop HERE)
-- The only exception to this is for any kind of bundle offer, such as the Mystery Box. If you purchase any item labeled as a bundle or a Mystery Box we are more then happy to refund this but only on the basis that all items are still brand new and sealed, and that all items as part of the bundle are returned. We will not refund any one item included as a part of a bundle/mystery box.
-- We do not offer partial refunds/discounts on defective products.
And that's what you need to know about our 12 Days of Christmas offers at our AllTheAnime online shop! Day 1 kicks off this Sunday (1st December) at 5pm. See you then!