Manga Entertainment UK Acquires BLAME! for UK DVD & Blu-Ray Release This May

In a rather surprising announcement Manga Entertainment UK have revealed that they have acquired the UK Dsitribution rights for the Netflix original CG animated film BLAME!, which is a feature length adaptation of the manga series of the same name by Tsutomu Nihei, within the UK later this year.

The surprising part of this announcement is that Manga UK will be teaming up with French anime distributor Dybex in order to distribute the film within France. In this case Manga UK will handle the UK distribution as per the norm, of which they plan to release the film on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 28th May 2018, while Dybex will handle the French distribution of the film shortly after. It’s definitely an interesting partnership as Manga Entertainment COO, Jerome Mazandarani, explains:

“We are very excited to be partnering with the incredibly talented team at Polygon Pictures and our friends at Dybex on this multi-territory release. It’s a ground-breaking piece of animation that redefines what anime can be and we’re very proud to be bringing it to home entertainment.”

Synopsis: In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An “infection” in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of control, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city’s controls and is hunted down to be purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. With a remaining enclave known as the Electro-Fishers facing extinction and all escape routes blocked, the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest to find a human who possesses the Net Terminal Gene, is the village’s only hope.

BLAME! is scheduled to be available on DVD and Blu-Ray form the 28th May 2018 within the UK with further release details to be confirmed in the coming months. For the time being BLAME! is available to stream on Netflix.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at 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 PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

One Response to Manga Entertainment UK Acquires BLAME! for UK DVD & Blu-Ray Release This May

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