We know it's been a while in coming, but at last it's nearly here, as the second half of the thrilling series ERASED is just days away from arriving on retail shelves here in the UK on April 30th 2018! Before a copy lands in your own hands however, we wanted to take a little time out of our day to give you a quick tour over our subtly beautiful Limited Collector's Edition release of ERASED Part 2, so join us as we join hands and wander through this sleek edition of the series.
Before we start though, be warned that some of the contents of this unboxing - and in particular our look at the included book - may contain spoilers, so if you're completely new to the series then beware!
Also, if you're impressed by what you see below, allow us to remind you that you can currently purchase our ERASED Part 2 Limited Collector's Edition from the AllTheAnime.com web shop at a great Early Bird price of just £19.99. This offer is only available until Thursday 26th April, so time is running out to grab a copy of this release at our discounted price - you can even pick up ERASED Part 1 on a discounted cost too if you want to buy the full series!
Synopsis: "Erased is a sci-fi thriller series based on the award winning manga series (2014 Manga Taisho Award) by Kei Sanbe. The dream production team includes director Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online), character designer Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist), composer Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online), Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica), and animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your Lie in April, Blue Exorcist).
The series finale that ends with a shocking yet emotional twist..."
You can watch the trailer for this release below:
--- Want to know more about the series? Have a read of the piece at our blog HERE
--- For some insight into the music of ERASED, check out the blog article HERE
--- Finally, you can read a comparison of the animated and live-action iterations of ERASED at THIS blog article
While the theme of our Collector's Edition released of Part 1 of ERASED was as white and pure as the snow, so Part 2 Collector's Edition matches the darkness which envelops its story as we switch to a striking black colour scheme for all of the elements of this package.
In keeping with our release of Part 1 of the series, our Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD set of ERASED Part 2 comes in a rigid case with a soft touch finish, giving it a unique texture and feel. Inside that you will find a digipak to store both the Blu-ray and DVD discs, along with a comprehensive 40-page booklet that is filled with fascinating and revealing information about the series and its production.
On the discs themselves you’ll find:
Episodes 7-12 of ERASED in both English and original Japanese with English subtitles.
On-disc extras include Audio Commentaries for episodes 7, 8, 11 and 12, as well as textless opening and ending title sequences.
In the 40-page booklet you will find –
Aside from the Early Bird offer outlined earlier in this post, you can also order both the Limited Collector's Edition DVD+Blu-ray version that we're showing you today, as well as the standard DVD version, ahead of its release now from retailers including the following -
Now, on to the part you've been waiting for - the unboxing of the product itself! Again, we remind you that there may be some spoilers on view here, so beware - click on images to enlarge them for a better, full-sized look. Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
The first thought that immediately sprang to my mind when I picked up Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films by Paul Anderer was: “Does the world really need another book on Kurosawa?” Since Donald Richie gave the West the first systematic study with The Films of Akira Kurosawa in 1973, we’ve had Stuart Galbraith IV’s The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, charting the rocky relationship between the director and his lead actor of choice; Stephen Prince’s The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa; Kurosawa: Perceptions on Life: An Anthology of Essays, edited by Kevin Chang; James Goodwin’s Perspectives on Akira Kurosawa; Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto’s Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema and Lola Martinez’s Kurosawa: Translations and Permutations in Global Cinema, to name but a few. There have been English translations of Kurosawa’s own Something Like an Autobiography; the memoirs of his production assistant Teruyo Nogami, Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa; and his scriptwriter Shinobu Hashumoto’s recollections of working together, Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I. And this is before we get into the numerous published screenplays and studies of his individual films, and the vast number of anthology chapters and academic journal and popular magazine articles that have appeared over the years.
One would think that within this carnival of vantage points there’s little room for a fresh perspective on the man and his movies, but Paul Anderer’s compelling account of Kurosawa’s formative years proves otherwise. Kurosawa’s Rashomon is less concerned with in-depth analyses of the films themselves than how they were informed by the family members Kurosawa grew up amongst, the books he read, the silent movies he saw, the paintings he painted and the landscapes he witnessed. Following the director’s own memoirs, the period covered is prior to Rashomon’s Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival in 1951, which introduced not only the name Kurosawa to the West, but gave rise to a new wave of international appreciation for Japanese cinema. However, the main emphasis is on the 1920s, long before Kurosawa directed his first feature, Sanshiro Sugata in 1943, and at during a period of his life when he was dreaming of other creative endeavours outside of the film industry. Continue Reading
It's a title we announced we'd be bringing to home video quite a while ago now, but after some bumps along the way today we're delighted to be able to tell you about our plans for the upcoming release of the series Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-, which will be available from 25th June 2018! It'll be coming to standard DVD and Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray. Today we're excited to show you what you'll find within our Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray release.
Not familiar with the series? Don't worry, we'll give you a quick introduction before we tell you about what to expect!
Synopsis: "Legend says when the Demon God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the Goddess of Fate will summon Six Braves and grant them the power to save the world. Adlet, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, is chosen as one of the "Braves of the Six Flowers" and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Demon God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land…
The Seven Braves realize there must be one enemy among them, and feelings of suspicion spread through the group - with Adlet being suspected first and foremost.
Thus begins an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings mystery upon mystery in Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-!"
You can watch a subtitled preview for the series below:
We're going to be releasing the entire series (12 episodes) in one, single complete series collection; something that's not occurred in any English speaking territory before. It will be available as a Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray set as well as a standard edition DVD.
The release will come packed in a rigid case with a digipak to hold the two Blu-ray discs. Also inside the rigid case will be a 48-page art book that features art of the characters, the fiends, props, storyboards from the opening and ending sequences, and a gallery section.
On the discs themselves, you'll get all 12 episodes of the series in Japanese with English subtitles, and also with English audio. That's right, there's an English dub for the series! This English dub localisation never been released before so our Blu-ray release will be the very first opportunity to experience the entire series dubbed! (You can read more about the English dub further below in this post.)
You can pre-order this now from the following retailers:
We'll be taking pre-orders for this soon at our web shop. In the interim you find the listings there in the link below
Yes it's true, there's an English dub for the the series. It's never been released before so our release will be the first opportunity to watch the series dubbed! We know there are a lot of fans out there who much prefer to watch anime dubbed or who simply aren't able to watch subtitled anime, so being able to include this dub is something we're very happy about.
As it's never been talked about in public before, allow us to reveal to you who is in the English cast for the series:
We hope you're excited at the prospect of being able to see the series dubbed! And we're aiming to have some previews of the cast in action for you over the coming weeks so stay tuned for those.
Now you've seen what we have in mind, are you looking forward to adding Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- to your collection? As we mentioned, we should have some previews of the English cast in action coming your way soon, and stay tuned for pre-orders opening at our web shop and other retailers!
EDIT (25/04/2018): Release date updated to Monday 25th June 2018 - the originally date was mistakenly published due to an internal scheduling error. Apologies for any confusion!
EDIT (31/05/2018): First English cast preview clip added!
EDIT (06/06/2018): Second English cast preview clip added!
EDIT (09/06/2018): Third English cast preview clip added!
EDIT: Fourth and fifth clips now added.
By Andrew Osmond.
The concluding half of the splendid anime time-travel thriller Erased arrives on 30th April as a Collector’s Blu-ray and a DVD. If you’ve not heard of the series before, hop over here for our introduction. If you’re an Erased fan, you’re in luck, as you can binge the story both in animation and live-action. And by live-action, we don’t mean a film, but a six-hour live-action Japanese series, available to Netflix subscribers. Continue Reading
Hi folks! With our very special Standard Edition bundle offer for Sword Art Online II about to close at the time of writing (if you're reading this before Friday 20th April you can still purchase a copy), we know what you're all thinking: "But what about Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale? When can we hear more about that?"
The answer to that question is simple - right here, right now! We know that many of you loved getting to see this breath-taking film on the big screen last year and are just dying to enjoy the film again in the comfort of your living room, and you'll be able to do just that from Monday, 28th May 2018 as we bring Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale to the UK on Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD, as well as via Standard Edition Blu-ray and DVD editions.
Needless to say it's the Collector's Edition where the magic happens, so our main focus here will be giving you a first look at what to expect from this release when you add it to your growing Sword Art Online collection. First however, let's get some housekeeping out of the way and remind you what the film is all about.
Synopsis: "The NerveGear, the world’s first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022…a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality).
4 years later…. A next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear’s successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its most popular title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, “Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS).”
Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they’re about to find out that it isn’t all fun and games…"
You can watch a trailer for the film below, taken from our theatrical release of the movie last year:
As noted above, we'll be releasing Ordinal Scale as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo set, so let's take a look at what our package will contain.
Let's start with the gorgeous rigid box for the film, which uses a foil finish effect applied to certain parts of the artwork and design to give an eye-catching style to the release that'll look beautiful in your hand or on a shelf.
Within that box, you'll find a digipak adorned with striking artwork featuring a number of core characters from the film, which is of course used to store the film itself in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. Both discs contain the main feature with both English and Japanese 5.1 audio together with English subtitles. The Blu-ray disc also contains a number of extras including a subtitled commentary track featuring the film's director, Tomohiko Ito, and the Japanese voice actors for the characters of Asuna and Kirito, Haruka Tomatsu and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka respectively, as well as trailers for the movie and an Ordinal Scale edition of the show's regular Sword Art OFFline feature.
Also inside you'll find a set of five art cards, each of which provides you with one of the film's key visuals to make full use of all of the artwork at our disposal.
Last but certainly not least, we've compiled a wealth of information, content and artwork to produce a 60-page book - within these pages you'll find a breakdown of the Sword Art Online story so far, information about the new technology that sits at the heart of Ordinal Scale's story, a wealth of character and setting information and artwork, in-depth character profiles for some of the major players in the film, and a comprehensive gallery of illustrations used to promote the film in Japan and beyond. It's as comprehensive a record of all things Ordinal Scale as you could possibly hope for.
We'll be taking orders for all of our editions of Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale via our AllTheAnime.com web shop closer to its release date, but for now you can find our product listings to bookmark and return to below.
Of course, you can also order our Collector's Edition from other retailers, using the buttons below:
So there you have it - the wait is almost over, and Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale is on the brink of arriving on UK home video! As mentioned, you'll be able to pick up your copy from Monday, 28th May 2018 - order your copy today, or keep your eyes peeled for AllTheAnime.com web shop pre-orders to open over the coming weeks.
Until next time, take care!