Glasgow Film Theatre Begin Japanese Animation Season

It seems getting Japanese Anime onto the Big Screen has become a bit of a success as the Glasgow Film Theatre have begun a Japanese Animation Season as part of their ‘Drawing Inspiration’ selection of films. Read more of this post

Anime Limited & Manga UK Expand Digital Offering on Amazon Instant Video

During the past few weeks Anime Limited and Manga Entertainment UK have slowly been expanding the range of digital content available on Amazon Instant Video’s ‘video-on-demand’ platform; with both distributors offering a wide selection of anime content for fans to either rent or purchase digitally. Read more of this post

Animatsu & Manga Entertainment’s Q2 Release Schedule Appears Online

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As Manga Entertainment UK begins to announce new license acquisitions, such as the recent confirmation that they will be releasing Yo-Kai! Watch on DVD within the UK, numerous online listings, specifically via Amazon UK, have geun to reveal the distributors release schedule for the second quarter of 2017. Read more of this post

SyFy UK To Broadcast A Selection of MangaUK Films Throughout January and February 2017

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Manga Entertainment UK continues to provide anime to the masses as following on from their cinematic showings of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F and Boruto: Naruto the Movie, along with their Sky Cinema showings of both Dragon Ball Z movies, the UK based anime distributor have now teamed up the UK SyFy Channel to broadcast a selection of their films on UK TV throughout January. Read more of this post

MangaUK Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Nationwide Theatrical Screening of Akira

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To celebrate Manga Entertainment’s 25th Anniversary, and to help promote the upcoming Collector’s Edition release of Akira on Blu-ray, Manga UK have announced that they will be showing this newly remastered version of the film in cinemas across the country on the 21st September 2016. Read more of this post

MangaUK To Release Pokemon Movies and Transformers: The Movie on Blu-ray Later This Year

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In a rather surprising discovery by UK Anime Network, which was later confirmed real by Manga UK / Animatsu Entertainment’s Marketing Manager Andrew Hewson, it seems that Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing several Pokemon movies. the upcoming remaster of Transformers: The Movie and a 30th Anniversary Edition of Akira onto Blu-ray later this year. Read more of this post

Scotland Loves Animation To Go on Tour Around Scotland This Summer

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Anime fans in Scotland will be interested to hear that the Anime Festival Scotland Loves Animation will be going on tour, with it bringing a variety of Anime films to various venues across Scotland.

If you do not live in Scotland, or can’t get up there, then obviously this news will be a bit of a disappointment – but its nice to see Anime films being taken seriously and used in mysterious new ways. Anyway the tour has ‘technically’ already started, as it began on the 18th April 2014, but the first film being shown isn’t until 11th May 2014 so there is still some time to book seats and arrange travel. Read more of this post

UK Cinema Screenings for Akira’s 25th Anniversary Confirmed

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It has been recently confirmed that the 25th Anniversary UK Cinema Screenings for Akira will be shown in Picture House Cinema’s across the UK, with the film being shown on the 13th July 2013.

Judging from the Cinema listings on the Picture House website, the film will only be shown ‘once’ at each cinema, so its probably worth pre-booking the tickets. For those unaware of what Akira is, then here is a quick Synopsis of the film.

Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E. Katsuhiro Otomo’s debut animated feature AKIRA had its Japanese premiere on 16th July 1988. We are very proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of what is undoubtedly, one of the most celebrated animated movies of all time. Voted by Empire readers as one of the top 100 best films ever and cited by everyone from James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Daft Punk and Kanye West as a massive influence on their work, AKIRA kick-started the anime business all over the world, opening the doors for everything from Pokémon to Princess Mononoke.

For those interested in pre-booking a ticket for the film, then you can do so at the official Picture House Website, alternatively Akira is available for purchase on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Akira Returns to UK Cinemas as part of 25th Anniversary Celebration

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The ground breaking cyberpunk action anime film, Akira, will be returning to UK Cinemas next month as part of its 25h Anniversary celebration.

The film, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo’s, was originally released in 1988 and to celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary the film will have a limited-run screening across the UK starting from the 13th July 2013. Exact details, such as cinemas and screening dates, have to be yet confirmed, but it has been confirmed that the film will be promoted using a newly designed quad poster.

More details surrounding the screenings will be revealed later in the month, but in the meantime Akira is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.