Manga UK Unveils Q2 Release Schedule & Announces DARLING in the FRANXX and Black Clover for UK Release

In a rather surprising reveal Manga Entertainment UK have announced that they will be releasing DARLING in the FRANXX and Black Clover in the UK; with both being series receiving a Blu-Ray and DVD release during the second quarter of this year.

These new title announcements came as part of Manga Entertainment UK’s line-up for the second quarter of 2019, which takes place between April and June. The first part of Black Clover had previously been released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; however Manga Entertainment UK will now continue the tradition of releasing this Shonen Jump anime series on Blu-Ray and DVD format.

Another unusual announcement is the Pokémon – Partner up with Pikachu! release; which in fact is a ‘best of” collection consisting of different episodes from the first season of Pokemon. This DVD release Includes the episodes “Pokémon – I Choose You!”, “Showdown in Pewter City!”, “The Electric Shock Showdown” & “Pikachu’s Goodbye”

The Q2 2019 Release Slate currently looks like this:

1st April 2019:

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Part 1 (Blu-Ray & DVD)

8th April 2019:

  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Blu-Ray, DVD, Steelbook Blu-Ray)

15th April 2019:

  • Pokémon – Partner up with Pikachu! (DVD)

29th April 2019:

  • Naruto Shippuden Box 36 (DVD)

27th May 2019:

  • DARLING in the FRANXX – Part 1 (Blu-Ray & DVD)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Blu-Ray, DVD, Steelbook Blu-Ray & DVD)
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel Volume 4 (DVD)

3rd June 2019:

  • Black Clover – Season 1 Part 2 (Blu-Ray & DVD)

As per usual these are just tentative release dates that are subject to change; but is a strong line up – especially for Shonen Jump based fans.

In addition to this release line-up Manga Entertainment UK also confirmed that MFKZ, which had previously been announced to be a DVD and Blu-Ray release, will now be a digital only release via selective digital platforms. An explanation for this decision was not given; but it is no longer being released on DVD and Blu-Ray in 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.

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