Unboxing: LootCrate Anime October 2017 Box

Lootcrate is a popular monthly subscription service that allows fans of different entertainment genres, be it movies, books, games and manga, to receive an random selection of goodies each month with the goodies themselves totally more than the monthly figure customers pay. It is becoming a growing trend, so much so that Viewster started it with their Omakase box and Zavvi with their Zavvi lootcrate styled boxes; both of which seemingly went defunct with Lootcrate proving to be the more popular option. Read more of this post

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Unboxing: Viewster OMAKASE Beta Box

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Over the past few months the free on-demand-streaming service Viewster have been revealing plans for it’s OMAKASE Subscription service; a subscription model which, unlike Crunchyroll and Animax UK, will offer bi-monthly loot-crate-styled boxes along with its advertisement free streaming service.

Well in order to promote the service, and guage interest in the anime community, Viewster sent out a selection of Beta Boxes to the public (and press) so we thought it would be a good idea to show what you will get for your money. Read more of this post

Viewster Introduces New OMAKASE Subscription Service

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If you’ve been paying attention to Viewster’s social media channels lately then you may have noticed that they have been ‘teasing‘ a new service known as OMAKASE; a service which will offer lootcrate styled boxes and a way to watch streaming content on their website without the ads. Read more of this post

All The Anime Begins The Gurren Lagann Digipack Replacement Program

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All The Anime have recently announced that they are now ready to begin issuing digipack replacements to those effected by the disc tray issue; something which we reported on last month.

Basically if you purchased a copy of Gurren Lagann – Ultimate Edition and found that the disc tray had been incorrectly placed, or fallen off completely, then you are entitled to a free replacement. In order to do this you are urged to follow the steps provided in this recent post on All The Anime’s blog, or as shown below:

1. Mail kerry@ alltheanime.com (minus the space) with a quick shot of the digipack (don’t worry if glued back already and concerned, we’ll understand). If possible too send a proof of purchase – just an Amazon order confirmation or such – don’t worry if you can’t find your receipt!

2. Fill in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8NMCZ5F

3. Wait: First shipment will be 2 weeks from today then every two weeks until end of year, afterwards we’ll keep processing on a month by month basis as we’d expect most of those impacted to be covered by the end of the year here.

You’ll get a confirmation as soon as the digipack is sent out so fear not!

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the issue was first spotted, so it’s nice that All The Anime are doing ‘everything’ they can to offer replacements; although in reality it should never have happened in the first place but things like this do happen from time-to-time.

Spirited Away and Hayao Miyazaki Blu-ray Sets Spotted on Amazon UK

1083_019812B.jpgIf you are currently waiting for the next ‘high definition’ Studio Ghibli film to add to your collection then prepare to get excited; as Amazon UK have recently listed not one but two very special Blu-ray sets.

First up is the long overdue Blu-ray release of Spirited Away, a film which is one of my personal favourites, which is currently priced at £24.99 and is scheduled for release on the 3rd November 2014. The second title to be released is actually a Hayao Miyazaki box set; a set celebrating the works of Hayao Mizyazaki’s by containing a variety of Studio Ghibli films that he has worked on; this particular set comes with a listing price of £249.99, which is far more expensive than any other anime release i’ve seen, and will also be released on the 3rd November 2014.

Details are scarce for both releases but judging from UK Anime Network they assume that the Hayao Miyazaki set will be ‘identical’ to the one released in Japan several months ago; whereby the set would contain all of the films that Miyazaki has been involved with as well as a variety of short films and bonus content.

Eitherway both Spirited Away and the Hayao Miyazaki sets are coming to the UK on Blu-ray and will be distributed by STUDIOCANAL; the current UK distributor for Studio Ghibli films, on the 3rd November 2014.

via: UK Anime Network

Code Geass – Season 1 (And Season 2) Blu-ray Boxarts Revealed

Kaze UK, in conjunction with Manga Entertainment UK, have recently put up the Blu-ray releases of the iconic clamp series, Code Geass, up for pre-order and with it the ‘final’ box-art for each series has been revealed, both of which are displayed below.

Season 1:

Season 2:

Eagle eyed readers may notice that both Blu-ray Boxsets feature the entire 25 Episode Series (and hopefully some extras) over 2 Blu-ray Discs, which compared to FUNimation in America, who release 26 Episodes over 3 Blu-ray Discs, seems a bit strange.

After speaking with Kaze UK on Twitter, they confirmed that it is ‘not’ a miss-print and that 2 ‘Dual-Layered’ Blu-ray Discs offer ‘enough’ space on the disc for all of the episodes and does not effect the picture (or sound) quality of the final product, additionally this is how Kaze France released the product, in France, earlier in the year.

Code Geass Season 1 will be released on Blu-ray (and DVD) from the 21st January 2013, while Code Geass Season 2 will be released on Blu-ray (and DVD) from the 11th March 2013 – both Boxsets are available to pre-order and have an ‘estimated’ retail price of around £40.