Penguin Highway and Plastic Memories Blu-Ray Release Details Announced

It has been some time since Anime Limited announced that they have acquired the UK distribution rights to both Penguin Highway, which was announced back in April 2018, and Plastic Memories, which surprisingly was announced back in 2015; but this weekend the UK distributor have announced what to expect from the Collector’s Edition release and, more importantly, when they would be released.

Penguin Highway [Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack, Standard Blu-Ray & Standard DVD – 20th February 2020}:

As per usual Penguin Highway will receive the same Collector’s Edition treatment as part movie releases with the film, which is presented on both Blu-Ray and DVD in English and Japanese with English Subtitles, packaged inside a digi-pack that slides into a chipboard artbox. In addition fans will receive a 300-page art book and numbered photocard. The Standard Blu-Ray and DVD editions will feature the film on disc but will also include a small selection of bonus features.

Synopsis: Aoyama is a serious 10 year-old boy who records all of his day-to-day experiences in his notebook. One day in May, penguins inexplicably appear in his home town, despite being located a long way from the sea. When Aoyama sees “Big Sis” – a young woman who works at a dentist’s office – drop a soft drink can which inexplicably turns into a penguin, he decides to investigate and resolve the mystery behind these strange events.Together with his classmates, Aoyama happens upon a strange phenomena which is surely the key to these goings-on. Will their investigation bear fruit, and just how is “Big Sis” linked to these occurrences?

Further details surrounding the UK release of Penguin Highway can be found on the official Anime Limited website.

Plastic Memories [Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray – 13th January 2020 (Part 1) & 10th February 2020 (Part 2)]:

The Blu-Ray release of Plastic Memories will be treated to a standard styled Collector’s Edition that sees Part 1 containing an artbox, which will hold both parts, and Part 2 featuring a selection of artcards and a poster. It is a barebones Collector’s Edition release (especially when compared to the Gundam releaes) and each set features 7 and 6 episodes respectfully across two Blu-Ray discs.

Synopsis: Tsukasa Mizugaki is a recent hire of the SAI Corporation, renown for its production and management of androids capable of feeling human emotions called “Giftia”. Assigned to the terminal service department, Tsukasa is tasked with recovering Giftias who are nearing their expiration from their owners before they corrupt.

But in this dead end department, Tsukasa is about to meet Isla, a female Giftia. Beneath her quiet exterior, she was once known as the best in Giftia retrievals and Tsukasa is determined to find out why she stopped.

Further details surrounding the UK release of Plastic Memories can be found on the official Anime Limited website.

The Home Video release of Penguin Highway sounds about right, given that it received a limited cinematic release in the UK; but the four year delay for Plastic Memories is a surprising one. It’s possible the delay was caused by Hanabee, the Australian distributor for the series and potential owners of the disc assets, being in a limbo period, although the series was released by Aniplex in North America. Speculation on my part; but interesting all the same.

Regardlress both Penguin Highway and Plastic Memories are available to pre-order at Anime Limited’s store with other retailers to stock the products in due time.

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.

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