Blu-ray Review: A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion

A Certain Magical Index, and in turn A Certain Scientific Railgun, make the leap from small-screen to big-screen (but in our case the same screen) in this feature length instalment; but is this feature-length outing any good? Well let’s find out in our review of Animatsu Entertainment’s Blu-ray release of A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion. Read more of this post

Animatsu and MangaUK Industry Panel Announcements from MCM London Comic Con October 2016

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Animatsu and Manga Entertainment UK were once again in full swing at this past weekends MCM London Comic Con event as not only did the distributor put on a show with their own Karaoke Stage, of which seemed to be insanely busy throughout the weekend; but the UK Anime Distributors opted to announce their new titles at their own stage – as a traditional panel – as opposed to having it take place within one of the theatre’s scattered around the event. Read more of this post

Unboxing: A Certain Magical Index – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

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Animatsu Entertainment’s individual Blu-ray, and DVD, release of A Certain Magical Index has been around quite some time now but what might one expect to receive if they were to purchase the American ‘Combo Pack’ release? Well let’s find out in our latest unboxing video. Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: A Certain Magical Index – Season 1

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The phrase “Better late than never” applies with A Certain Magical Index; as after years of waiting the series has finally arrived on UK Shores; but was it worth the wait and more importantly what can we expect from this Blu-ray release of the series? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of A Certain Magical Index – Season 1.

Synopsis:

Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. He’s got a lot of heart, which is lucky for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing library of magical knowledge in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, he becomes her faithful friend and protector.

Kamijo may be the weakest kid in Academy City, but he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. But when scientists and sorcerers attack from all sides, it’s Kamijo’s loyalty that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep Index safe. Read more of this post

Multiple Animatsu & Manga Entertainment Titles Delayed

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UK anime distributors Animatsu and Manga Entertainment have today confirmed that a selection of upcoming titles have been delayed; the good news however is that they have only been pushed back by a short-time-frame (well two of them at least).

To start with the release of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, which was due for release on the 24th August 2015, has been pushed back to the 7th September 2015. Elsewhere the highly anticipated release of A Certain Magical Index – Season 1, has been moved to the 14th September 2015 as opposed to being released on the 31st August 2015.

The biggest, and potentially most disappointing, delay however is the upcoming release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal; as that now has a new release date of 12th October 2015. In comparison this title was originally announced for release on the 10th August 2015 but was then later altereted to the 7th September; and now fans will have to wait until the 12th October 2015 – a mere two months after its inital announcement date – before being able to get their hands on it. Read more of this post

Anime Announcement Round-Up for London MCM Comic Con May 2015

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Missed out on all the exciting anime announcements that took place throughout the London MCM Comic Con? or were you too lazy to read our detailed articles about each companies announcement and want a simple round-up? Either way fear not as we have complied all of the announcements made throughout the weekend into this single easy-to-read post. Read more of this post

Animatsu & MangaUK Industry Panel Announcements at London MCM Comic Con May 2015

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It’s been a year since Jerome Mazandarani, the previous head of acquisitions at Manga Entertainment UK and now CEO of his new company Animatsu Entertainment, took to the stage at the London MCM Comic Con to make announcements surrounding new anime licenses but he, along with his side-kick Andrew Hewson, were back in top form this weekend with wave-after-wave of glorious anime news – all of which you can see for yourself in our video of the panel.

Before we get to the important stuff there is some clarification involved; as this particular panel saw both Manga Entertainment UK and Animatsu Entertainment titles being announced by the same people – namely Jerome and Andrew. The reason for this, and its something that we have mentioned before, is that Animatsu Entertainment are not only a distributor (and/or licensor) but they will also act as promoter (and licensor) for Manga Entertainment UK. In other words this formula of seeing two different brand-names but one set of people announcing titles will most likely be here to stay from now on. Read more of this post

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A only

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region 1 only

Price: $20.19 / £13.69 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 feature-length-film (DVD & Blu-ray)

Plot: Welcome to Academy City, a futuristic metropolis populated with super-powered students. As the brightest intellectual minds in the city work to complete the world’s first space elevator – a towering spire capable of taking citizens into the heavens – perpetually unlucky Kamijo and nun-in-training Index befriend a talented street musician named Arisa.

When the beautiful singer lands a big break, her miraculous voice attracts unwanted attention, making the songstress a target for magicians and scholars alike. As the battle between sorcery and science blasts into space, Kamijo, Index, and their allies in Academy City are rocketed to a psychedelic stadium thousands of feet above Japan in a desperate attempt to keep Arisa – and the rest of the world – safe.

A Certain Magical Index – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

A Certain Magical Index – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (Confirmed NOT playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 1 Only

Price: $35.49 / £21.65 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 24 (3 Blu-ray and 4 DVD Discs)

Plot: Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory.

When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she finds a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. With scientists and sorcerers attacking from all sides, the Imagine Breaker will definitely come in handy – but it’s Kamijo’s loyalty to Index that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep her safe.