You may recall that in early 2018 we brought the the second season recap movie of the mega hit series Attack on Titan to cinemas in the UK. We appreciate it's been a long time since then but we're finally delighted to say that we'll be giving this movie our AllTheAnime Collector's Edition treatment later this year when Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening arrives as a Blu-ray/DVD Collector's Edition set in September!
Read on below for all the details.
Japanese title: Shingeki no Kyojin: Kakusei no Houkou
Synopsis: "Join the ranks of the Survey Corps for this big screen outing of the smash-hit series Attack on Titan.
The Roar of Awakening recounts the events of Attack on Titan Season 2 in a thrilling yet concise form, which sees entirely new threats and a fresh Titan invasion test its members to their limits. With incredible action and shocking revelations aplenty, there’s no better way to witness the continuation of this renowned dark and mysterious story."
You can watch a trailer for the film, originally published prior to our theatrical screenings in early 2018, below
It's our first opportunity to give the core franchise of Attack on Titan the Collector's Edition treatment. We're big fans of the franchise ourselves and we wanted to make sure we could offer fans a the best release possible, while still adding our own unique flavour into the mix at the same time.
(NOTE: At the time of writing, the final design for the product hasn't been fully signed off yet, so we can't show that to you unfortunately. However you can see a provisional visual of what we're planning for the rigid case, left, so you can what sort of aesthetic we're going with.)
This will come packed in a rigid case and inside there will be a digipack that will house both the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Additionally inside will be a 68-page Production Sketches booklet.
On the Blu-ray and DVD discs you'll get the film, with a runtime of approximately 120 minutes in Japanese with English subtitles. There will also be a trailers for the film included as an extra.
Just to put this out there now, and also to act as a reminder in general - seeing as it's been a long time since we screened the film theatrically - as per how we screened the film in cinemas, the film will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles only. So this product is a subtitle-only release.
We mentioned there would be a booklet, to expand on that it's a 68-page booklet full of production sketches relating to the second season of Attack on Titan. It's has lots of sketches of characters, settings, props and of course the titans themselves!
The SRP (Suggest Retail Price) for this will be £39.99, but as is par for the course, you ultimately won't pay that once you factor in general retailer discounts and such - meaning it will be cheaper than that.
And of course perhaps the important detail you're wanting to know, when's it released? Set the date for your calendars as this will be released on 30th September 2019.
At the time of writing, pre-orders have not started for this and you won't find it listed with other retailers yet either. However we can tell you that pre-orders for this will begin at our AllTheAnime.com online shop in early August!
And that is everything you need to know about our upcoming release of Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening! We hope you're looking forward to adding this to your collection.
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Gundam fans the time is nearly here! We're just under a week from our Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack! So now seems like the perfect time bring you an unboxing of this set! Watch it below.
You can order your copy today from retailers including the following -
Hope you're looking forward to adding this to your Gundam collection!
Manchester! We know every July MCM Comic Con rolls into town and we're delighted to say that we'll be at the event too, taking place this weekend (27-28th July 2019) at Manchester Central.
This year our AllTheAnime Shop will be there in full force, plus we've teamed up with some great friends of ours to offer something different from what you'd normally find at our stall! Have a read on below for the details:
A very good and logical question to ask. At time of writing the map/layout of the venue has not been published but we can tell we're not that far form the front entrance to the building. Our stand number is #420, feel free to insert your own joke here, and we believe we'll pretty much next door to the MCM Live stage as well, for a point of reference.
If you're a Gundam fan wanting stock up on Blu-rays, or perhaps you're someone wanting to start your Gundam Collection, this weekend will be a great place to start as we'll have the following titles available to purchase ahead of their general release dates -
Plus we'll have our release of the Oscar Nominated Mirai available to add to your collection, if you haven't already! I've also been told there will be some units of the Blu-ray/DVD Ltd Collector's Edition set on hand too; which are the likely the very last units we have.
Plus we'll have a slew of other recent releases of ours such as
and many more from our catalogue of titles including Your Name, Kill la Kill, Durarara!! and many more!
You read that right folks! Our good friends at KOEI-TECMO EUROPE have just released their new Attack on Titan game, A.O.T. 2: Final Battle on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch and Steam, and we'll be giving you the chance to go hands on with the game as we'll have a few stations setup for you to try the Playstation 4 version of the game! It's not something we've ever been able to offer on our stand at any event before, and we're delighted to help celebrate the game's release by partnering with them!
We mentioned Attack on Titan a moment ago, so it's the perfect opportunity to remind you lovely people that you can watch all three seasons of Attack on Titan on Crunchyroll!
So if you've been meaning to catchup or perhaps experience the show for the first time, new subscribers get a 14 day free trial of Crunchyroll's premium membership! That's plenty of time to not only watch every single episode but also check out some of the latest simulcasts the service has to offer from the new Summer season of anime!
Visit the link below for details
And that's what you need to know about our involvement in the MCM Manchester Comic Con this weekend! And just to clarify before wrapping up, as we know some of you will be wondering given we haven't mentioned any, we won't be involved in any panels this time around; it'll be strictly our booth that pertains to our involvement this weekend. But you never know we might still have some news to roar about before the week is up. We're really looking forward to seeing so many of you! Be sure to swing by our booth and say hi!
See you this weekend.
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