We've reached the end of the October and that means there's a slew of new releases on the calendar that will be making their way to you soon! Today we're going to show you what you expect from our release of March Comes in Like a Lion: Season 1 Part 1, which is available on Ltd Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Monday 29th October - next week!
And worth noting that you'll be able to purchase this from us this coming weekend at the MCM London Comic Con event from our stall in the south hall, at Block S2, stand #S400 while stock lasts.
Read on below for the details.
Synopsis: “The tribulations of teenage life and the struggles therein are brought to the fore in stunning fashion with this beautiful adaptation of the award-winning manga from Chica Umino (Honey and Clover), produced by SHAFT.
Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old prodigy in the world of shōgi (Japanese chess), his young age marking him out as an exciting talent in a hierarchy mostly dominated by much older men. While those around him are impressed by his relative success at such a tender age, for Rei the expectations placed upon him feel like a millstone around his neck as he struggles to make sense of his place in the world and the person he wants to be, while simultaneously battling with the pressures of the world of professional shōgi.
Rei’s journey of friendship, rivalry and self-discovery brings with it a gamut of emotions, and a poignant look at life that will resonate with viewers from every walk of life.”
Studio: SHAFT (Hidamari Sketch, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Monogatari franchise, Nisekoi)
Director: Akiyuki Simbo (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Bakemonogatari, Hidamari Sketch)
You can watch a trailer for the series below:
The Ltd. Collector's Edition set comes packed in a rigid case. Inside the rigid case you'll find the 3 Blu-ray discs stored inside a fold out digipack. Also inside the rigid case there's a 40 page booklet.
On the discs themselves you get:
You can order your copy of the film right now from retailers including the following:
We also want to make it known that exclusively at our AllTheAnime.com online shop we have a special bundle where you can get a bonus A2 poster when ordering March Comes in Like a Lion: Season 1 Part 1. The poster will be sent separately, and is expect to ship in early November.
And now for photos of the finished product itself! As a random note, you can click on the images to enlarge them if you want.
Also, a quick random note, the lighting for some of these wasn't the best - blame the sunshine. So you'll notice some very ominous looking shadows in some of these photos. Continue Reading
By Paul Browne.
If there’s one holiday destination to avoid this year, it’s the island state of Nil Kamui. Having lost its independence during the conflict between neighbouring countries Donatia and Kouran, the people of Nil Kamui find themselves beneath the heel of the occupying forces. Just to keep things interesting, Red Dragon – the guardian god of Nil Kamui, has also gone berserk.
In the midst of all this is Ibuki, heir to the throne of Nil Kamui but unwilling to pick up arms. For Ibuki, violence solves nothing and he’s more concerned with leading a peaceful life. It would probably be the shortest and dullest anime on record if Ibuki managed to pursue his dream, but events take a dramatic – and ultimately tragic – turn forcing Ibuki to look at reclaiming his throne and fight for Nil Kamui’s independence. Continue Reading
We know a lot of you have been venturing into central London this week to visit The Works of Mamoru Hosoda Exhibition taking place at Noho Studio just a few minutes away from Oxford Circus underground station - and if you haven't already, you cans still visit the exhibition as it's open until this Saturday (20th October). And entry is free too! READ ABOUT THAT HERE
But today we're delighted to announce that following the success of the exhibition that select elements from this will be on display at the MCM London Comic Con event from 26th-28th October!
The Works of Mamoru Hosoda Exhibition in central London (pictured left) this week has delighted attendees over the past week taking them on a journey through the variety of classic films of his has including The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and his latest film which will be coming to cinemas in the UK from 2nd November, Mirai. (You book tickets to see that now HERE.)
Offering a unique look at his work, plus some experiences and opportunities relating to said work that won't be seen anywhere else in the UK! There's even a gift shop featuring items directly from Japan all themed around Mamoru Hosoda's works! So you can take home a momento from your visit there.
WHEN: 26th-28th October 2018
WHERE: South Hall; Block S2, stand #S620
GIFT SHOP LOCATION: All The Anime (stand #S400)
While we know everyone who has been able to attend the exhibition so far (and we hope those still planning to attend it before it closes this Saturday) have had a wonderful time there, we have heard from many people who wished they could experience as they aren't able to get attend it. With MCM London Comic Con being an event that bring fans together from across the UK (and likely beyond) we knew it was an ideal opportunity to give people a chance to experience at least some of it.
And what's more, any remaining stock following the conclusion of The Works of Mamoru Hosoda exhibition will be on sale at the event too! Any remaining items will be available to purchase on a first come first served basis at the All The Anime stand (booth S400.)
The elements of the exhibition are free to see for all attendees of the event, and you'll be able to find it in the South Hall at stand S620. We hope your excited to experience this at the event and we look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are on sale to the MCM London Comic Con event right now HERE.
Stay tuned for more information on our activity at the event over the coming week.
By Meghan Ellis.
The colourful romp that is K project’s first series is a tough act to follow. But K: Return of Kings takes the task seriously, continuing the story from prequel movie K: Missing Kings and moving the conflict of the universe into its second stage. And with this escalation comes a bigger understanding by studio GoHands about what makes this world of giant swords and errant gangsters great – it has, and will continue to be, the sheer spectacle of it all. Return of Kings builds on everything the first series introduced: the visual storytelling and frankly obscene use of colour; the gangs who share fashion, attitude, and fighting style; the unashamed use of CG that somehow just works. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Scotland Loves Anime in 2016 welcomed a first-time guest to Glasgow, Japanese animator and director Yoshimi Itazu. Since 1998, Itazu has worked on a wide range of anime, including such classics of the 2000s as Paranoia Agent and Denno Coil. On the period feature film Miss Hokusai, Itazu was both the character designer and supervising animator.
That led on to Itazu’s directorial debut, the 28-minute film Pigtails, screened at Scotland Loves Anime and due to be released by Anime Limited at a later date. The film begins with a girl who lives alone in a house by the sea after an unnamed disaster. Released in 2015, Pigtails’ real-life background is the catastrophic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Fantasia Film Festival called Pigtails a “quietly powerful fable for a nation haunted by enormous loss.”
We took the opportunity to interview Itazu about his past career and his new work. Continue Reading