Welcome to “Anime Blu-ray UK”, a relatively small, but ever growing, website founded by anime fan & gamer Scott, also known as “Emo185″on Twitter, Xbox LIVE, Playstation Network and Steam.
The purpose of this website is to share information of upcoming Anime releases in the UK, such as news blasts and reviews, as well as show you which non-UK Blu-rays work in the UK and where you can buy them from. Recently however we have expanded the site to also provide coverage of upcoming anime-related videogames within the UK and Europe.
What is Region Coding?:
Much like DVD’s, Blu-ray disc’s and blu-ray players have “region encoding” implied on them, meaning that only the correct region disc will work in your player. If you purchased your PS3 / Blu-ray player from within the UK then it should be a REGION B Player, however if not it could be one of three different regions (as shown below).
Region A = America & Canada
Region B = UK & Europe
Region C = Asia
To Check which region your player is you could either consult your manual or check the back of the machine, as most blu-ray players list what region the machine is on the back.
Some distributors make the disc’s REGION FREE, so these disc’s will work in any part of the world, this usually happens when the disc is released worldwide within the same week or if the distributor deciedes to release it this way.
Most Blu-ray disc’s however are REGION LOCKED, espically anime blu-ray discs, but this blog will show you which Anime Blu-rays will work in the UK.