Quick Look: Bleach – Series 14 Part 2

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Can you believe that it’s been well over half a year since the previous instalment of Bleach was released into the UK anime market; Me neither, but here we finally are with Bleach – Series 14 Part 2; the latest joint-release from Manga Entertainment and  Kaze and it’s a set that i’ll be taking a closer look at today so you guys will know what you can expect from it.

Containing thirteen episodes, and spread across three DVD Discs, Bleach – Series 14 Part 2 brings the Fall of the Arrancar story arc to it’s conclusion with a mixture of ‘manga-adaptated’ storylines and filler episodes. For the most this set can be seperated into two halves; the first half (Episodes 304 to 309) interact with the main story of the Soul Reapers attempting to stop Aizen – which results in a final destructive battle between; while the remainder of this set (Episodes 310 to 316) focus on other elements of the Bleach Universe; such as the introductions of new captains, friends long forgotten and amusing side-stories that involve everyones favourite Kon. Read more of this post

Quick Look: Bleach – Series 14 Part 1

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It’s been over four months since we last saw a Bleach DVD being released into the UK and it’s been a painfully long wait for those wanting to see what happens next; well today i’ll be taking a quick look at that ‘said’ instalment as we see what Kaze’s UK DVD Release of Bleach – Series 14 Part 1 has to offer. Read more of this post

Manga Entertainment UK Reveals Q4 2014 Release Schedule; Includes a Few Surprises

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It’s the news we have been waiting for since the Manchester MCM Comic Con last month but Manga Entertainment UK have today revealed their ‘full’ fourth quarter 2014 release schedule, a schedule which is not only varied with anime content but also takes us to the end of the year.

You can see the full list below, with some of the titles also available for pre-order from Amazon UK: Read more of this post

Bleach – Series 14 Part 1 Delayed Until 22nd September within the UK

If you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next Bleach insalment then unfortunately you will have to wait that ‘little bit longer’ as Manga Entertainment UK have taken to social media to reveal that it has been pushed back until the 22nd September 2014.

The set was originally expected for release on the 8th September 2014 but due to an undisclosed reason, presumably a delay in the arrival of stock as it is a KAZE release, the set has now been pushed back untl the 22nd September 2014. Of course it’s not a major delay; but its another one to add to KAZE’s pile of shame.

Competition: Win Tiger & Bunny – Box 1 and Bleach: Hell Verse

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To celebrate the arrival of Animax UK’s new Six-Month Subscription deal, a deal which offers a 20% discount compared to the standard monthly price, we have teamed up with the video-on-demand service to offer anime fans the chance of winning two fabulous prizes.

Before i get to the competition details i’d like to remind everyone that Animax UK is considered the ‘ultimate anime destination’ for UK anime fans. For only £4.99 a month, or £3.99 a month if you sign-up to the Six-Month Contract, users can stream great titles including Fairy Tail, Noragami, Bleach, Death Note, Code Geass and Persona 4, alongside brand new simulcasts from Japan.

To further promote the shows on offer, Animax UK have provided us with two great prizes to give away to our readers.

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Tiger & Bunny – Box 1 Competition:

First up is Tiger & Bunny – Box 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack), a set which contains the first seven episodes of the series on both Blu-ray and DVD, with the remainder of the series being available to stream on Animax UK service.

The Tiger & Bunny Competition is now closed and the winners are:

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Bleach: Hell Verse Competition:

The second prize on offer is Bleach: Hell Verse on DVD, the fourth film in the long-running anime series.

The Bleach: Hell Verse Competition is now closed and the winners are:

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Terms and Conditions:

1) Competition will close on Sunday 13th July 2014 at 11:59pm, with winners announced shortly after
2) Prizes have been provided by Animax UK and can not be swapped
3) The Competition is open to anyone living within the UK (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland)

GOOD LUCK!

Quick Look: Bleach – Series 13 Part 2

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With the second part of Bleach Series 13 being released onto DVD very shortly (9th June 2014 to be exact) we’ve decided to take a ‘quick look’ at it to see whats on offer, and as you’d expect it’s an endless supply of Soul Reaper entertainment.

Featuring 13 uncut episodes and spread over three dvd discs we are treated to episodes 279 to 291 and it resumes right where the previous instalment left off, with the Soul Reapers forming an uneasy alliance with the Visoreds in attempt to destory the Espadas once and all. An endless battle between Soul Reapers, Visoreds and Espadas is whats on offer and quite frankly its a colleciton of episodes that is ‘long overdue’. Read more of this post

Manga Entertainment UK’s Entire Q3 Release Line-Up Outed by Anime-On-Line

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It looks like someone jumped the gun at the Anime-On-Line Website as all of Manga Entertainment UK’s Q3 / Third Quarter release line-up has been revealed, and more importantly they are all available to pre-order.

All of the titles listed below have previously been announced before, so there is no ‘surprises’ in store, however its assumed that these release dates would have been revealed at the upcoming London MCM Comic-Con.

Anyway you can see the full list, with release dates and links, below:

7th July 2014:

Bleach – Series 12 (DVD)
Dragon Ball – Collection 2 (DVD)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Season 2 Part 2 (DVD)

14th July 2014:

Psycho Pass – Series 1 Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD)

21st July 2014:

Jormungand – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD)
Naruto Shippuden – Box Set 18 (DVD)

28th July 2014:

Fairy Tail: The Movie – Phoenix Priestess (Blu-ray / DVD)
One Piece – Movie Collection 1  (DVD)

11th August 2014:

Fairy Tail – Part 8 (Blu-ray / DVD)
One Piece Collection 7 (DVD)

25th August 2014:

Dragon Ball – Collection 3 (DVD)
Jormungand – Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD)
Robotics Notes – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD)

1st September 2014:

Psycho Pass – Series 1 Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD)

8th September 2014:

Bleach – Series 14 Part 1 (DVD)
Karneval – Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD)
One Piece – Movie Collection 2 (DVD)

15th September 2014:

Attack on Titan – Part 1 ( Blu-rayDVD / Collectors)
HK: Forbidden Superhero (Blu-ray / DVD)

29th September 2014:

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Complete Series + OVA’s (Blu-ray / DVD)
Ghost in the Shell – Steelbook Edition (Blu-ray)

As always Manga Entertainment UK could alter these release dates and new titles could be added, but for the time being this is what you can expect during July, August and September of 2014.

Quick Look: Bleach – Series 13 Part 1

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It’s time for another quick look and this time we are taking a look at Kaze’s upcoming DVD release of Bleach – Series 13 Part 1, which is being released into the UK by Manga Entertainment UK on the 7th April 2014.

Bleach – Series 13 Part 1 contains 13 uncut episodes and resumes the story left off from Episode 226, which amusingly is 40 episodes prior to the first episode included on this disc. The reason for that was the previous 40 episodes were filler episodes created by the studio in order to allow Tite Kubo (the original manga author) time to create the story. In other words if you haven’t seen the entirity of Bleach Series 12 (which came in 3 DVD instalments) you can still watch Bleach Series 13 Part 1 without feeling lost. Read more of this post

Quick Look: Bleach – Series 12 Part 3

Bleach_Series12_Part3_Screenshot The third and final part of Bleach Series 12, also known as Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale arc, has arrived so lets take a quick look at what this DVD Set has to offer.

Containing 12 episodes this two disc DVD set concludes the story arc of the Zanpakuto, whereby the soul reapers weapons revert to their human forms and rebel against their former masters, while in the background a more sinister enemy threat approaches. Read more of this post

Quick Look: Bleach – Series 12 Part 2

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It’s time for another “quick look” at an upcoming anime release and this time it’s the second part of Series 12 of Bleach (i.e. Series 12 Part 2), and just like with the previous instalment it is being distributed into the UK by Manga UK on behalf of Kaze.

Bleach Series 12 Part 2 continues the destructive story of the Zanpakut Battles within the Seireitei, whereby the latest enemy threat is revealed as Muramasa, an enemy that is controlling the Soul Reapers Zanpakut’s and using them to attack everyone within the Seireitei. With this confusion between the Soul Reapers and their Zankpakut, Muramasa attempts to put his ‘true’ plan into motion, with Ichigo being the key to his success. It is a decisive storyline that provides plenty of action with a lot of familiar and unfamiliar faces. Read more of this post