Unboxing: Ben-To – The Complete Series (Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [USA]

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The UK release of Ben-To has an interesting history; first it was announced as Blu-ray only release and then it was demoted to a DVD, and when it did finally get released in the UK the quality was questionable at best. So with the UK release being slightly ‘botched’ its time to look elsewhere; and where better to look than at the American Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack release – which is what i’ll be unboxing today. Read more of this post

Ben-To – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Ben-To – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A and B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

DVD Region: 1, 2 and 4 (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 2 Compatible

Price: Standard – $46.14 / £29.99 (Excludes Postage)
Limited – $40.18 / £26.40 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 BD & 2 DVD Set)

Plot: Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan-the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats.

When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine? From the director of Black Cat comes a very different type of hunger games.

Welcome to the world of Ben-To, where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.

Ben-To and Good Luck Girl! To Release on DVD Only Within the UK

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Those hoping to rejorce in the High Definition Blu-ray quality of Ben-T0 and Good Luck Girl! within the UK will have to look elsewhere as the UK Distributor Manga Entertainment UK has now decided to release them only on DVD.

Originally, back at the MCM Scotland in September 2014, it was revealed that Ben-T0 and Good Luck Girl! would be the first anime titles to be released only on Blu-ray; well it seems the boffins at Manga UK HQ have decided to change their mind as both series will now only be available on DVD.

That’s not all either as the upcoming ‘Collection’ instalments of Fairy Tail, such as Fairy Tail – Collection 3, will be shifted to DVD Only; where as individual ‘Part’ instalments, such as the recent release of Fairy Tail – Part 8, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.  Read more of this post

Manga UK Announcements from Scotland MCM Comic Con 2014

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Another weekend; another expo; this time the MCM Comic Con in Scotland and while the event maybe drawing to a close on it’s first day UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment revealed some pretty interesting pieces of information during it’s live panel.

For starters the distributor announced that it had acquried the UK distribution rights to Ben-To and Good Luck Girl!, which is known in Japan as Binbogami-ga! Interestingly both of these titles will only be released exclusively on Blu-ray; which means if you don’t own a Blu-ray player, or even a PS3/PS4/Xbox One console, then you won’t be able to watch either of the series. Both Ben-To and Good Luck Girl! will be available in January 2015. Read more of this post