Animatsu and MangaUK Industry Panel Announcements from MCM London Comic Con October 2015

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The second anime announcement panel of the MCM London Comic Con weekend was non-other than the Animatsu and MangaUK Panel which, once again, sees Chief Operating Officer Jerome Mazandarani and Marketing Manager Andew Hewson take to the stage to reveal a long list of announcements.

The panel started off with a look at upcoming cinematic releases; a feat which saw Boruto: Naruto The Movie confirmed for a 10th November 2015 release and the Attack on Titan movie being available from the 7th December 2015. Following on from this Jerome revealed Yakuza Apocalypse will see a UK Cinematic release on the 2nd January 2015 and that Garm Wars: The Last Druid would be released in March 2016. Finishing off the ‘cinematic’ news it was confirmed that Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo would be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Collectors Edition Blu-ray on the 7th March 2015.

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With the Cinematic releases out of the way both Jerome and Andrew pounced onto the long list of anime licenses; some more surpising than others. For instance Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Parts 1 and 2) will be released via KAZE (which saw some amusing comments being made by Jerome) and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Season 1 and 2) for DVD and Blu-ray release during 2016.

At this point a combination of technical and user error led to these announcements being muddled up; but they were Haikyui, Food Wars, One Punch Man, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon, School Live, My Love Story, Amagi Brilliant Park and Blade Dance of the Elemetalers – nearly all of which will be released onto Blu-ray and DVD.

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The final announcements of the panel were confirmation that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F, a film which was initally scheduled for release today (26th October 2015), will now be released on the 25th January 2016 on DVD, Blu-ray and Collectors Edition Blu-ray and that Persona 4 will ‘finally’ see a complete series box-set release on DVD and Blu-ray at some point within the next few months.

The Animatsu & MangaUK Panel:

In short lots of titles were announced and, even more confusingly, they will be released by three seperate distributors – so here is a rundown of each one:

Animatsu:

  • Attack on Titan Movie (2nd December 2016 in Cinemas)
  • Garm Wars: The Last Druid (14th March 2016 on DVD & Blu-ray)
  • My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU – Season 1 & Season 2 (DVD & Blu-ray in 2016)
  • Haikyu!! – Season 1 & Season 2 (Season 1 to be released in two parts in 2016 on DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Is it Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2016 Release; DVD, BD & Collectors)
  • Humanity has Declind
  • Food Wars
  • School-Live
  • My Love Story
  • Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Blade Dance of the Elemenalers

Kaze:

  • Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (OVA 1 and 2 to be released during March 2016)
  • One Punch Man
  • Persona 4: The Animation – Complete Series (Will release as DVD and DVD/BD Combo Pack)

MangaUK:

  • Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo (DVD, BD & Collectors on 7th March 2016)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (DVD, BD & Collectors on 25th January 2016)

It’s also worth noting that further details of these releases will be revealed in due time; additionally during the Q&A segment of the panel Jerome confirmed that discussions with FUNimation had broken down and that sub-licenses from them, such as Fairy Tail, Hellsing Ultimate and Highschool DxD will not be released by them (MangaUK). FUNimation do have plans however but what these are remain a mystery.

Additionally; Akame Ga Kill will have a special announcement later this week; with further details to be confirmed on the 30th October 2015.

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.

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