[Editor update, 26/02/2021 - AllTheAnime.com pre-order launch date has been changed to 26th March. The information below has been updated to reflect that. The actual release dates mentioned remain unchanged.]
Since we first announced we would be bringing the Persona5 The Animation series to Blu-ray, many of you have been clamouring to details on when you could expect it to arrive.
This excitement was fuelled further when we released the standalone The Day Breakers OVA on Blu-ray last year.
Well, today your patience has been rewarded as we're excited to reveal what to expect from our Blu-ray release - and when you can put down your pre-order too!
By Andrew Osmond.
If you were asked which singer comes to mind in connection with Akira, most readers would think of Kanye West cosplaying Tetsuo in his pants in the “Stronger” video. A few of you might remember Michael and Janet Jackson’s video for “Scream,” which samples Akira in its last moments. But in his new book The Impact of Akira, author Rémi Lopez reveals that when Otomo was writing his manga, the artist had a British singer in mind as a model for his truculent biker Kaneda. Otomo was thinking of… Sting.
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
With our vinyl soundtrack releases of FLCL, A Silent Voice and Attack on Titan now very much a staple of many music collections, today we're excited to tell you about our upcoming vinyl soundtrack release of the NETFLIX smash-hit series, BEASTARS: Season 1!
This first physical release of any kind in the West relating to the NETFLIX smash-hit show will be arriving on 26th July 2021, with pre-orders launching on Friday 19th February - next week - exclusively at AllTheAnime and RightStufAnime
(You can view the listing at our AllTheAnime.com UK shop HERE now.)
The music to BEASTARS was composed by Satoru Kosaki, whose previous credits include The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star and the Monogatari franchise.
Here's a rundown of what will be included -
By Jeannette Ng.
Kill la Kill rests on a panoply of ridiculous puns, the central pair of which work just as well in English due to them being loanwords: “fascist” and “fashion” do sound very similar. The title itself plays on another set of puns that only really works in Japanese: “to kill” (キル kiru), “to cut” (切る kiru) and “to wear” (着るkiru). Which leads, naturally, to an anime about the fight to topple a fascist regime where the primary weapons of war are school uniforms that grant super-powers, and which need to be cut from the bodies of the wearers.