New UK Anime Releases: 27th June 2022

This week sees a variety of releases from all of the major anime distributors, including BELLE on Blu-Ray and DVD from Anime Limited and One Piece – Collection 27 on DVD from Crunchyroll (FUNimation).

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MVM Announces Blu-Ray Re-Releases for Bakemonogatari and Is This a Zombie?; Confirms Release Date for Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon III 

Anime distributors during the MCM London Comic Con this past weekend may have decided to take a break from the event, or even announce new titles during the weekend, but that hasn’t stopped MVM Entertainment from dropping a few surprises on social media including a new title announcement.

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Humble Book Bundle Offers Digital MONOGATARI Manga and Light Novels

Humble Bundle, a site known for offering bundles of games, books and software at discounted prices with the proceeds going to charity, have recently started a new Humble Book Bundle which sees a large variety of digital Light Novels, Manga and Artbooks from the MONOGATARI franchise being offered for an insanely low asking price. Read more of this post

Viewster Expands Anime Content with Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Oreimo and Much More


If you’ve been looking for some ‘free’ legal anime then Viewster is probably worth checking out, as in the past few weeks the US Based streaming site have begun to show a variety of anime titles including the ever popular Monogatari franchise (Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari) and the comical Oreimo.

This is ‘in addition’ to the limited anime content that they had previously, such as Dance in the Vampire Bund, Strike Witches Season 2 and Ouran Highschool Host Club. All of the Anime is available in Japanese with English subtitles, or in English (where available), but more importantly they are free to watch and do not requrie a subscription (although adverts do appear at regular intervals).

As it currently stands Viewstar has sixteen different anime titles to stream from, with more being added in the coming weeks; so if you are looking for English Dubbed anime then viewster is definately worth checking out. Alternatively if you are looking for ‘new’ anime then their are also a variety of other services to choose from, such as Animax UK, Crunchyroll and Wakanim.

MVM Entertainment Reveals Q4 2014 Line-Up; Introduces a Few Surprises Including Samurai Champloo on Blu-ray

mvm_logoMVM Entertainment’s own online store, Anime-On-Line has recently updated today to reveal the list of anime titles that they will be distributing within the fourth quarter of 2014, which takes place between October and December of the year, and lets just say that there are a few surprises in-store.

First of all the highly entertaining and much demanded Samurai Champloo will be getting it’s debut UK Blu-ray release on the 3rd November 2014; meanwhile the ‘Monogatari’ franchise continues with two new installments, Nekomonogatari White and Kabukimonogatari, both of which are being released onto Blu-ray.

Of course for those who enjoy the traditional DVD then you will find Devil Survivor 2: The Animation, Usagi Drop and Blade of Tempest. Basically we have got a lot to look forward to, but the current MVM Entertainment release schedule looks something like this: Read more of this post

DVD Review: Bakemonogatari – Part 2

bakemonogatari_part2_screenshot_1We conclude the story of Bakemonogatari with MVM Entertainment’s DVD Release of Bakemonogatari – Part 2, however is it any better than the rather dreary first half of the series? Find out in our DVD Review of Bakemonogatari – Part 2.


The shy Nadeko Sengoku is slowly being strangled to death by snakes. She is the victim of a curse, cast by a heartbroken boy and his jealous female companion. Koyomi Araragi wants to help her, but can he find a cure? Or will he be forced to resort to extreme violence?

Moreover Tsubasa Hanekawa, the busybody class representative, is morphing into a cat. She is cursed with intense stress, perhaps even abuse. Koyomi maybe able to help, but it also may cost him his life. In the climax to this award-winning series, Koyomi Araragi threads the needle of right and wrong to within an inch of his life, all in the name of love. Read more of this post

MVM Releases Statement Surrounding Bakemonogatari – Part 1 Disc Mix Up


MVM Entertainment have today issued a statement surrounding a disc Mix up with their DVD release of Bakemonogatari – Part 1.

As it stands the issue will not affect everyone, but MVM Entertainment have issued this statement just incase someone does encounter a problem with their release of Bakemonogatari – Part 1.

“Unfortunately our manufacturers packed the wrong discs (Shana) into the Bakemonogatari Pt1 box.

This was spotted a week before release date but some stock had already shipped to major mail order retailers.

Although these retailers have been advised of a product recall some units may have shipped to customers.

Any customer receiving this product should seek a refund from their retailer.

Bakemononogatari Pt 1 will now be released on 1st July with new barcode and catalogue number (MVD2324).

This is the only way to ensure bad stock does not get mixed with new good stock.

This only effects mail order retailers as bad stock was stopped in time before going to high street stores such as HMV.

Apologies for any inconvenience. This has been something of a nightmare for us too.”

that some Anime fans may have experienced.

According to rumours people who ordered

Basically if you have ordered Bakemonogatari – Part 1 from an online retailer, such as Amazon or Sainsbury’s Entertainment, then you should check to make sure the correct discs are inside. If you do discover that your Bakemonogatari – Part 1 has the incorrect disc’s inside then you should return it to the retailer as soon as possible.

Bakemonogatari – Part 1 is now available on DVD from local and online retailers, however some retailers may not receive the correct release until the 1st July 2013.

DVD Review: Bakemonogatari – Part 1

bakemonogatari_screenshot_5The super-natural but visually superb anime Bakemonogatari has arrived into the UK, but is Bakemonogatari worth watching or is it mainly a curse too far? Find out in our DVD Review of Bakemonogatari – Part 1.


Koyomi Araragi thought he was done with the supernatural after his recent brush with vampires but that belief is short lived when Senjyogahara, the aloof girl in school, is as light as a feather. The cause? A crab God with a penchant for the vulnerable. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg as she’s not the only individual suffering from the effects with their brush with the paranormal. A lost snail who can’t find their way home no matter how hard they try, and a mysterious deadly arm that can only bring misery despite how hard one wishes. The forever ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Koyomi, can’t help but embroil himself into their lives to fix their problems with the aid of Meme Oshino, an expert on these matters. Read more of this post

MVM Reveals Bakemonogatari Blu-ray Release Dates via Online Listings

Earlier in the year MVM Entertainment announced that Bakemonogatari would be released on Blu-ray and DVD, several days after the announcement pre-orders for the DVD editions became available, but no Blu-ray editions of the release were in sight.

Well recently MVM Entertainment, via their online store Anime-On-Line, have listed the Bakemonogatari Blu-ray’s up for Pre-Order, with the first set being released on the 26th August 2013, which is over two months after its initial DVD Release. It’s a similar story with the second half of the series, as the Blu-ray for Part 2 will be released on the 23rd September 2013.


It’s unclear why there is such a huge gap between the DVD and Blu-ray releases (most likely a licensing issue) but at least we now have confirmed dates for the Blu-ray release of Bakemonogatari.

Bakemonogatari Part 1 will be available on Blu-ray from the 26th August 2013 while Part 2 will be available on Blu-ray from the 23rd September 2013.

MVM to Release Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari on Blu-ray within the UK

Last week MVM Entertainment announced that they have acquried the rights to distribute both Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari on Blu-ray and DVD within the UK.

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