Anime Limited Store To Distribute Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins Within UK


Anime Limited have today announced that they will be acting as the UK Distributor for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins, or more precisely Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins – Volume 1: Blue Eyed Casval.

Unfortunately this is where it gets complicated; unlike traditional releases Anime Limited will not be distributing the film into UK retailers, such as Amazon, Zavvi and HMV; instead fans will have to buy it directly from the Anime Limited Store. The reason for this is because Anime Limited will be distributing the Limited Edition Japanese Blu-ray release of the film; a film which will not only feature both English and Japanese audio options but will be completely region free as well.

The first volume, entitled Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins – Volume 1: Blue Eyed Casval, will be Limited Edition bundle priced at £69.99 and will soon be available to pre-order from the Anime Limited Store. The Limited Edition bundle will include the following content:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue Eyed Casval Blu-ray disc (73 mins approx)
  • Storage box illustrated by Yoshikazu Yashuhiko (original writer and illustrator of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin)
  • Storyboards & Setting Art Book (296 pages)
  • Japanese booklets
  • Sleeve (O-card) illustrated by Yoshikazuk Yasuhiko
  • Trailers
  • TV Commercial

Pre-orders will only be valid until the 13th April 2015; afterwhich the product will be removed from sale and then distribution will begin ahead of its 24th April 2015 release date. Furthermore this £70 price tag includes both postage and custom fees; so its the only price you’ll pay for the product.

Those wishing to watch the episode/movie can do so digitally through video-on-demand services, such as Daisuki, on the 24th February 2015; however the Blu-ray disc version above won’t be released until the end of April.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

2 Responses to Anime Limited Store To Distribute Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins Within UK

  1. Gary says:

    I’ve never seen any Gundam before but was thinking of getting in to it. This seems a little pricey though, for one 60 min episode and minimal disc extras. And the box looks massive…will there be mgetting 4:45 trainassive boxes for all four OVA? Any idea if the printed material will be translated ot is it literally only the episode itself that is?

    • Gary says:

      Sorry…damned messed up phone typing…what I meant to type was, will there be massive boxes for all 4 ova? I am not sure I am comfortable giving up that much money and space to 4 episodes.

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