Since we announced our plans for the home video release of Weathering With You, the latest film from Makoto Shinkai (Your Name), we know a lot of you were excited to see the additional tidbit that we will be adding two more works of his, 5 Centimeters Per Second (pictured right) and Children Who Chase Lost Voices (aka Journey to Agartha) to our catalogue! Which means we have all of Makoto Shinkai's films in our catalogue!
Today we're excited to announce our plans for releasing these!
They will be in the form of Steelbooks that will each come with a Blu-ray disc and the CD Soundtrack to the respective film as well. Both will be exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com online shop and Zavvi.com
Read on below for the details. Continue Reading
By Shelley Pallis.
As Golgo 13 was Japan’s nihilistic answer to both Bond and the master-thieves of many a crime caper, many elements of the score (now re-released on vinyl) echo the kind of 1970s action movies that would surely have been on the mind of the film’s producers. It’s baffling, in fact, listening to the often-jazzy sounds from Toshiyuki Kimori’s soundtrack, why Golgo 13 wasn’t a prime candidate for the sort of complete soundtrack replacement that Manga Entertainment did on the likes of Cyber City Oedo 808.
A movie that, if made today would have been all Hans Zimmer brass, and if made twenty years ago, would have surely been all metal, all the time, comes across very much as a piece of its time, with a jazz-fusion nostalgia ideally suited to the kind of bespoke vinyl we’ve come to expect from Tiger Lab. “Gold and Silver” mixes quiet, slow jazz with sudden bursts of jeopardy, in order to accompany the film’s account of the two eponymous mercenaries. Incidental pieces like “Tail to Nose” and “Danger Zone” flirt with the verve of Lalo Schifrin’s work on Mission: Impossible, but constantly slip back into jazz, as if the band would rather be playing a dance than the background to a series of brutal murders. Continue Reading
It's the return of our Newswire posts! Our aim is near the end of each month going forward to bring you a quick preview of forthcoming releases - with the idea being we'll able to give you better visibility on what to expect from us in the months ahead.
But before we get to the preview of products we have some words our Production Team would like to share with you in relation this.
Since late last year we’ve been listening to fan feedback about scheduling and reshaping our workflows in production to make schedule updates more realistic and efficient for fans. The first phase of this was all behind the scenes making sure we had the processes needed to make sure titles only pop up when we’re confident of a release date, barring delays during manufacture*.
Here’s what we are doing going forwards:
• List titles when they’re in an advanced stage of production: Titles are only listed publicly when we’re confident of the delivery dates required for the product to hit its announced release date. Currently this has mostly taken the form of early birds but going forwards you’ll see the products appear trade-wide at the same time.
• Forward visibility of schedule: Quarterly announcements before were dictated primarily due to physical retailers and the demands they had on stock-ordering. While physical is still important to us, a large segment of the Collector’s business is driven by online - so we’re moving to a two month visibility on releases. This blog post will be the first of these, confirming September’s release schedule and giving you your first look at October’s releases.
• Forward visibility of Early Birds: We’ve been listening and when we list what is coming up over the coming months, we’ll also be letting you know when early birds are scheduled for. Things may shuffle round occasionally but we don’t want you to always have to guess what’s round the corner from us there!
We’re also in the midst of an overhaul of our e-commerce facilities based on feedback too (including fulfillment) so over the coming months we’ll have a lot more to talk about there too.
Hope this helps and we really appreciate the support folks have continued to show us over the past few months, it really makes the difference to us :).
Team Production @ Anime Ltd
Keith, Andy, Lauren and Andrew
* Because let’s face it, there are Gremlins in that process and beyond not feeding them past midnight and keeping them away from water, there’s not much we can do about ‘em!
Before we get to October, a quick roundup of other other upcoming releases of ours that we're now taking pre-orders for!
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - Ultimate Ed. Blu-ray -- Special Pre-order offer currently ongoing until Thursday (10th September.)
PRE-ORDER GUNDAM SEED ULTIMATE ED
???? (Find out what this is when pre-orders begin!) -- Pre-orders launch 5pm on Friday 4th September 2020 @ AllTheAnime.com (We think a beverage would go nicely with this one😉)
Weathering With You - Collector's Edition and 4K Deluxe Edition version available to pre-order now!
Pre-order now at All The Anime Shop
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Blu-ray Collector's Edition available to pre-order now!
pre-order Gundam Unicorn now at All The Anime shop
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: Part 2 - Blu-ray Collector's Edition available to pre-order now!
Pre-order Gundam IBO Part 2 at All The Anime shop
Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 3 "The Apocalypse Saga" - Blu-ray Collector's Edition available to pre-order now!
pre-order Utena Part 3 now at All The Anime Shop
With all of that being said here's a rundown of what to expect from us in October! You can click on the images below to enlarge them, and please visit the links to the respective shop listings for more details on each product - including Early Bird Pre-Order Offer details & pricing where applicable. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Broadcast in Japan from 2002, Gundam Seed was the first TV Gundam of the twenty-first century and yes, you can definitely start with it. A space adventure tailor-made for newcomers, Gundam Seed was a vital gateway Gundam for Western fans, second only to Gundam Wing. Seed is a “new” story in a new timeline, but it also sees Gundam return to its own franchise roots – namely, the very first Gundam series from 1979, available from Anime Limited. Continue Reading
By Jonathan Clements.
Masami Toku and Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase’s newly published Manga! Visual Pop-Culture in Arts Education is one of the most pleasant surprises of 2020, sneaked out mid-pandemic by a Portuguese foundation that is literally giving it away. It is by no means the first publication to grapple with the joys and miseries of using manga in the classroom, but does so with some impressive heavy-hitters, starting with Fusanosuke Natsume, the guru of manga studies, who provides the opening chapter.
Tucked at the back is a piece by CJ Suzuki about problems inherent in the way that manga is studied. He loves that manga gets taught as an element, and even as a course topic in its own right, but regards it as a growing epistemological problem that manga “belongs” to Japanese Studies. Manga, he argues, need to be read and seen, and he offers some handy tips on discussing it in the classroom. In the process of doing so, however, he concedes that manga is still “under-historicised” – in other words, a lot of people write about it without understanding it in the context of its production and reception... for which it really helps to have some grounding in Japanese Studies. Continue Reading