Manga UK License Occultic Nine & Dragon Ball Z TV Specials; Q2 2018 Schedule Announced

Following on from the license acquistion announcement for the Netflix Original Film BLAME! the UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment UK have now announced that they have also acquired the Blu-Ray and DVD distribution rights to Occultic Nine and the Dragon Ball Z TV Specials Collection which consists of ‘Dragon Ball Z: History of Trunks’ and ‘Dragon Ball Z: Bardock the Father of Goku’. Alongside these new title announcements the distributor went on to reveal their Q2 2018 release schedule.

Much like Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga, Occultic Nine will be released in ‘part instalments’ and be available on DVD and Blu-Ray; whereas the Dragon Ball Z TV Special Collection, which consists of two OVA-styled films, will feature both Blu-Ray and DVD versions in a single pack; which is a similar release pattern to the on-going Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection sets.

Occultic Nine:

Yuta Gamon is a 2nd year in high school. He runs “Kiri Kiri Basara,” an affiliate blog that rounds up occult forum posts, for a shot at quick money, and challenges himself to the occult night and day to “hack and slash away!” the many supernatural phenomena existing in the world from a scientific standpoint. However, with that blog of his as a catalyst, a group of downright maniacal and insane comrades have gathered about.

Dragon Ball Z TV Special Collection:

THE HISTORY OF TRUNKS: In an alternate version of the future in which Goku dies from the heart virus that afflicts him during the Androids Saga, a teenage Trunks trains with Gohan and tries to defeat the Androids #17 and #18 as they ravage Earth. The only hope left to prevent this happening is the delivery of the medicine that would save Goku, which would involve travelling back in time…

BARDOCK THE FATHER OF GOKU: Bardock, a low ranking Saiyan warrior, is given the power to see into the future. Seeing both the fate of his race and that of his newborn son, Goku, Bardock attempts to lead a rebellion against the space tyrant Frieza in order to prevent the impending massacre of Planet Vegeta.

Q2 2018 Release Schedule:

2nd April 2018:

16th April 2018:

23rd April 2018:

  • Naruto Shippuden – Complete Series 8 (DVD)

30th April 2018:

  • Pokeon the Movie: I Choose You (Blu-Ray) [DVD out 12th February 2018]

21st May 2018:

  • Naruto Shippuden – Box 32 (DVD)

28th May 2018:

18th June 2018:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal – Season 3 (DVD)

2nd July 2018:

  • Yo-Kai! Watch – Season 1 (DVD) [delayed indefinitely]

As per usual these dates are tentative and are subject to change; but it does give us an idea on when to expect these titles to be released within the UK.

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.

One Response to Manga UK License Occultic Nine & Dragon Ball Z TV Specials; Q2 2018 Schedule Announced

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