Animatsu & MangaUK Unveil Q4 Announcements; Including Digimon Adventure Tri


Those who attended the Animtsu/MangaUK Panel at MCM London Comic Con back in May 2015, or alternatively watched our video coverage of the panel, may remember that Andrew and Jerome mentioned that more announcements would be coming in the following weeks; and it seems today those new announcements have landed and “Oh Boy!” are these announcements great!

Starting off with Manga Entertainment UK the anime distribution giant have announced that they will be releasing When Supernatural Battles Become Common Place and Digimon Adventure Tri – Movie 1 on Blu-ray and DVD later this year. When Supernatural Battles Become Common Place will feature both English and Japanese audio and is currently scheduled to be released on the 31st October 2016 meanwhile Digimon Adventure Tri – Movie 1 is also expected to feature both English and Japanese audio but will be released just before Christmas on the 19th December 2016. More importantly Digimon Adventure Tri – Movie 1 will also be released as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set but what exactly the set will contain has yet to be revealed.

When Supernatural Battles Become Common Place: The origin of the Senko High School Literature Club’s powers might be a little sketchy, and they may spend more time chatting than engaging in superhuman feats. Still, there’s no questioning the incredible abilities of the club’s female members: Tomoyo can control time; Hatoko is a mistress of the elements; Chifuyu can create matter; and Sayumi can return any item to a previous state. With these powers, there are few tasks these girls can’t handle.

Meanwhile, Jurai, the club’s only male member, has a dark flame that seems a little pointless in comparison, and only time will tell if it matures into anything more useful. Toss in a Student Council president who’s developed powers of her own and things are about to get seriously weird as the study of literature takes a comic book turn in When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace!

Digimon Adventure Tri – Movie 1: Six years have past since Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World for the first time. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami’s group and BelialVamdemon. As the peaceful days passed by, suddenly the gate to the Digital World closed, and not even the DigiDestined know why…

When it comes to Animatsu Entertainment then the distributor has announced that they will be releasing Wish Upon The Pleiades and Perfect Insider as Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack sets later this year; which seems to be a new move for the distributor as previously it was one format or the other. At the moment Wish Upon The Pleiades is expected to be released on the 19th October 2016 while Perfect Insider will be released slightly later on the 14th November 2016.

Wish Upon The Pleiades: When Subaru goes to her local observatory to prepare for an upcoming meteor shower, she ends up seeing far more of the stars than she expected. Instead of a simulated viewing of astronomical phenomena, she gets recruited to take part in a fantastic adventure with a mysterious young man, a bizarre alien creature, and a group of girls dressed in cute, magical garb. Together with the other girls (who are suddenly and strangely members of Subaru’s school), Subaru becomes part of a clandestine effort to retrieve fragments of an alien spaceship! However, the fragments are being scattered all over the universe.

Time is limited, and the girls face a nemesis who is seeking to gather all the parts for himself! The space race is on, and the sky is no longer the limit as the legendary animation studio GAINAX sets Subaru’s eyes on the stars in WISH UPON THE PLEIADES!

Perfect Inside: For most people, finding a dead body on their vacation would mean the vacation is over. However, for Souhei Saikawa, a professor of architecture, and his student Moe Nishinosono, a math prodigy, it’s a different kind of challenge.

Genius programmer Shiki Magata, one of Souhei’s idols, is inexplicably murdered inside the sealed research lab she disappeared to after being found innocent of her parents’ murder. As Souhei and Moe take the first steps into a deadly new world, they must untangle the complex web of events and clues leading up to the murder. With danger creeping up around them, this may be the last mystery this pair of human anomalies attempts to solve in THE PERFECT INSIDER!>

Further information surrounding these titles can be found on the official MangaUK blog but the distributor(s) have confirmed that pre-orders for these titles should start to appear on Amazon UK, Base, Zavvi (etc) by next Wednesday so more details, especially the Collector’s Edition variation of Digimon Adventure Tri – Movie 1, might be revealed by then. In any event the months building up to christmas look to be quite entertaining; especially if you are a fan of Digimon.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock 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 Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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