Animatsu and MangaUK Industry Panel Announcements from MCM London Comic Con October 2015

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The second anime announcement panel of the MCM London Comic Con weekend was non-other than the Animatsu and MangaUK Panel which, once again, sees Chief Operating Officer Jerome Mazandarani and Marketing Manager Andew Hewson take to the stage to reveal a long list of announcements. Read more of this post

Kimiko Ueno to be Anime Guest of Honour at Manchester MCM Comic Con 2015

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Prepare to get excited; as the boffins who organise the MCM Comic Con events across the country have announced that Kimiko Ueno, the scriptwriter for the ever-popular Space Dandy anime series, will be the first Anime Guest of Honour at this month’s MCM Comic Con in Manchester.

As part of her appearence Kimiko Ueno will not only be meeting fans and signing autographs at various times across both days; but she will also be hosting his own panel whereby she will explain how anime screenplays are developed. Read more of this post

May 2014 London MCM Comic Con Highlights in Pictures

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It was a busy weekend at the May 2014 London MCM Comic-Con, so much so that i not only missed out on plenty of interesting events but its also hard to recall the ones i enjoyed. To counter this, as well as share my experiences, i’ve decided to list a few of my anime-related-highlights of the event and list them with pictures i took while i was there. Read more of this post

May 2014 London MCM Comic Con New Anime Licenses Round-Up

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It’s been an exciting and insanely busy weekend at this years May London Comic Con Expo and with the three major anime distributors (Manga UK, MVM and Anime Limited) opting to announce their new titles in various different ways we’ve decided to gather all the information into one ‘easy’ to read spot. Read more of this post

Blue Exorcist: The Movie Oyster Card Holder To Be Offered at This Months London MCM Expo

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Those heading to this month’s London MCM Comic Con in hopes of picking-up an advance copy of Blue Exorcist: The Movie will be glad to hear that not only will the film be available in limited quantities at the expo but everyone who purchases a copy will receive a Blue Exorcist themed Oyster Card holder.

Basically if you purchase the movie on either Blu-ray or DVD at the Manga UK stall customers will receive one of the above Oyster Card Holders for free. As always stock is only available while they last, but judging from the previous London MCM Comic Con their should be enough Oyster Card Holders for everyone that wants one.

The London MCM Comic Con Expo takes place between the 23rd May and 25th May 2014, with tickets still available from the website, in the meantime Blue Exorcist: The Movie will be available on DVD & Blu-ray from the 26th May 2014.

MCM London Comic-Con October 2013 Anime Licensing Round-Up

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This year’s ‘October’ London based MCM Comic-Con might be done and over but the surprises and announcements announced by Manga Entertainment UK and MVM Entertainment UK have a long way to go before we physically have them in our hands, and with that done its time for the Anime Licensing Round-Up.

Officially there wasn’t an “industry panel” however Manga UK still managed to acquire the stage and announce several new titles, with MVM UK relying on Twitter and tweeting several new titles – all of which will be released within the next year.

Manga Entertainment UK:

  • Dragon Ball GT – The entire series will be released as two DVD boxsets, both of which will mimic the green boxsets released in america several years ago. The first set is expected to arrive in January, with the second set to arrive in March – it’s currently unclear if the second set will include “A Hero’s Legacy” Movie which was included in the American DVD Set.
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Lost Tower – The fourth Naruto spin-off movie will be released on DVD as well as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack during February 2014.
  • Psycho-Pass – The Production IG produced series will be released over two volumes (on both DVD & Blu-ray) sometime early next year.
  • Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – The third film in the Evangelion ‘Rebuild’ trilogy will be released on DVD and Blu-ray during March 2014.

MVM Entertainment UK:

  • BTOOM!
  • Campione!
  • Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
  • Girls Und Panzer
  • Infinite Stratos (Season 1)
  • Night Raid 1931
  • Ikki Tousen (Season 3 & 4)
  • Familiar Of Zero (Seasons 1, 2 & 3)
  • Hakuoki (Season 1,2,3 & OVA)

Since MVM announced their new titles via Twitter not much information was provided, however it is known that Dusk Maiden, Infinite Stratos and Night Raid will be released in the first quarter of 2014, while the remaining series will be confirmed at a later date.

So there we have it, is they any titles that peak your interested and if so which format do you want them to be released on? Either way these are the titles you can expect to see being released during the first and second quarters of 2014.

Manga Entertainment’s Manchester MCM Comic-Con 2013 Anime Announcements

mcm-comic-expo-manchesterFor the first time Manga Entertainment UK hosted a podcast recording at the Manchester MCM Comic-Con (previously known as MCM Expo) and with it they announced a slew of new anime acquisitions as well as release windows for previously confirmed titles, such as K-On! The Movie.

New anime acquisitions include Sengoku Basara – The Last Party, Eureka Seven AO, Blood-C: The Last Dark, Fairy Tail – The Movie and Karneval, while confirmed release windows for K-On! The Movie, Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trial and Guilty Crown were also announced.

2013:

28th October:  K-On! The Movie (DVD & DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack)
4th November: Black Lagoon Roberta’s Blood Trial (DVD & Blu-ray via Kaze)
18th November: Guilty Crown – Part 1 (DVD & Blu-ray)
2nd December: Fairy Tail – Part 5 (DVD)

2014:

Q1: Blood-C: The Last Dark (format TBC)
Q1: Eureka Seven AQ – Part 1 (format TBC)
Q1: One Piece – Collection 5 (DVD)
??: Sengoku Basara – The Last Party (format TBC)
??: Fairy Tail – The Movie (format TBC)
??: Karneval (format TBC)

More details surrounding each of these releases will be unveiled later in the year, and most likely at the London MCM Comic-Con which takes place in October. Personally i’m excited to see the Sengoku Basara Movie, as the series is highly underrated, as well as the conclusion to the Blood-C franchise in the form of The Last Dark.

London Comic Con May 2013 Announcements & Acquisitions Rundown

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Over the course of the weekend it was the May 2013 London Comic Con and during it Manga Entertainment UK, MVM Entertainment UK and Anime Limited revealed it latest’s acquisitions via a serious of announcements at the industry panel, which took place on Saturday 25th May 2013, and at the live podcast recording, which took place on Sunday 26th May 2013.

If you missed out on either announcements, or could not attend the event, then don’t worry as here is a summary of what was announced over the course of the weekend:

Anime Limited:

– Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (formats & release date TBA)

Manga Entertainment UK:

– Attack on Titan (formats & release date TBA)
– Space Battleship Yamato (DVD and Blu-ray release on 19th August 2013)
– Fate/Zero Unlimited Blade Works (DVD and Blu-ray release on 26th August 2013)
– One Piece: Collection 5 to 8 (DVD only & release dates TBC)

Kaze UK (in conjunction with Manga UK):

– Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood trial (DVD & Blu-ray, release date TBA)

MVM Entertainment UK:

– Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (DVD only, release date TBC)
– Red Garden (DVD only, release date TBC)
– Pumpkin Scissors (DVD only, release date TBC)
– Heaven’s Memo Pad (formats & release date TBA)
– [C]: Control (formats & release date TBA)
– Shangri-La (formats & release date TBA)

Along with the announcements Jerome from Manga Entertainment UK confirmed that the recently announced Blue Exorcist: The Definitive Collection Blu-ray would feature both English and Japanese Audio languages and that it would be released over two volumes. A DVD Version will be re-released (as a complete series box set) but it will only feature the Japanese Audio languages.

Exclusive Drifters of the Dead OVA DVD to be Available at London MCM Comic Con Expo

Manga Entertainment UK, via Fetch Publicity, have today revealed that during the MCM Comic Con in London the Manga UK store will be selling the ‘Drifters of the Dead’ OVA Episode as a special exclusive standalone DVD.

A price for this “Comic Con” exclusive will be revealed closer to the time, however it will be DVD only and it will only feature Japanese language with English subtitles, furthermore it will be the same disc that is included with the Blu-ray and DVD versions of that is released on the 27th May 2013. A box-art image for this “Comic Con” exclusive has also been released and can be seen further below.

The London MCM Comic Con takes place on between the 24th-26th May 2013 at the Excel Centre in London and tickets are currently on-sale at the official London MCM Comic Con website. Read more of this post