Manga UK To Release Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Paprika & Steamboy on Blu-ray This Year

Manga Entertainment UK have today announcd that they will be releasing a selection of animated films from the early noughties including Shinichirō Watanabe’s feature-length Cowboy Bebop film, Satoshi Kon’s feature-length-film Paprika and Katsuhiro Otomo’s steampunk thriller Steamboy. Read more of this post

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Anime Limited & Manga UK Expand Digital Offering on Amazon Instant Video

During the past few weeks Anime Limited and Manga Entertainment UK have slowly been expanding the range of digital content available on Amazon Instant Video’s ‘video-on-demand’ platform; with both distributors offering a wide selection of anime content for fans to either rent or purchase digitally. Read more of this post

Viceland UK Confirms ‘Late-Night Anime Partnership’ with Anime Limited

During the May 2017 MCM London Comic Con Anime Limited revealed that they would be forming a partnership with Satelite TV Channel Viceland UK in order to show a selection of anime on the channel; with titles such as Tokyo Ghoul and Eureka Seven being mentioned.

Although specific details about this partnership were not announced a press release from Viceland UK, which has also been published onto the Anime Limited website, today confirms the types of shows that will be available on the channel and the intended screening time. Read more of this post

Cowboy Bebop Now Available to Purchase through Digital Platforms

Anime Limited, via FUNimation and Japanese partners SUNRISE, have now made the iconic anime series Cowboy Bebop available to purchase through digital platforms such as iTunes, Microsoft Store and Amazon Instant Video. Read more of this post

Unboxing: Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series (DVD) [UK]

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Another week, another unboxing; and this time we are doing something different by unboxing Anime Limited’s UK DVD Release of Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series.

Let’s be clear; Cowboy Bebop is available as both DVD and Blu-ray within the UK, we even reviewed the Blu-ray sets last year, and while the Blu-ray offers the superior picture (and audio) quality the DVD isn’t half bad either; its just nice to have the option available – especially for those who’ve yet to upgrade to Blu-ray. Read more of this post

Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series – REGION LOCKED

Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series

BD Region: A (Confirmed NOT playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only

Price: $43.76 / £26.69 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 26 (4 Disc Set)

Plot: The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool facade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant-but-weird hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them would be likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

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Cowboy Bebop is already available on Blu-ray from Anime Limited and it includes the same content; the only difference is that FUNimation’s release has been remastered to 1080p (using the 1080i Japanese masters) where as Anime Limited’s UK release used the 1080i masters received from Japan.

Cowboy Bebop and Perfect Blue Receive Further Delays Due to Production Issues, New Release Date Confirmed

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Anime Limited have today revealed that the upcoming DVD Boxset of Cowboy Bebop, along with the Blu-ray & DVD Combi-Pack of Perfect Blue, have been delayed until the 2nd December 2013 due to a manufacturing issue, as explained on their website.

Perfect Blue Collector’s Edition (BD+DVD):

Last we left it, the Perfect Blue Collector’s Edition combipack had to be delayed until the 25th of November due to a manufacturing issue. We’ve only today received word that there is a problem with the replication process. Basically, the replicators have come back and said there’s a problem with printing the packaging for the combipack. What this means, in the tld;dr version – they dun goofed and the print for the cases is too large. It’s not right and it has to be redone.

Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection (DVD):

The big delay with Cowboy Bebop DVD collection was down to a quality of product issue – essentially, we got the check discs in the office and it appeared that in order to fit all 26 episodes plus the extras on to 4 DVDs picture quality was sacrificed. And how! The images were so pixellated and low res that we had to take the decision not to ship the product, and have an additional 2 discs added to the collection at no extra cost to the consumer.

And now we have to delay Cowboy Bebop Complete DVD Collection again – this time, due to the same printing and replicating issue listed above for Perfect Blue.

Basically an error during production caused the artwork to be printed incorrectly, and as such the whole artwork side has to be reproduced, which of course takes time and results in this delay.

Both Sets will now be released on the 2nd December 2013 as opposed to their original 25th November 2013 release date, its only a small delay but for those eagerly waiting for their arrival it is abit of a blow.

Blu-ray Review: Cowboy Bebop – Box 2

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Anime Limited’s second debut title is none other than the second half to Cowboy Bebop, but what exactly do we think of this Blu-ray Release, does the quality remain consistent with the first half? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of Cowboy Bebop – Box 2.

Synopsis:

The crew of the Bebop is once again ready to clean up space by bringing bad guys to justice and trying to make some cash while doing it!

Join the always-cool Spike Spiegal, investigative genius Jet Black, the alluring Faye Valentine, the amazing (but weird) Ed and the super-smart Welsh Corgi named Ein as they try to make a buck in the year 2071. How do they do it? They’re bounty hunters! Read more of this post

Anime Limited Delays Cowboy Bebop DVD Box Set Due to Quality Issues

Anime Limited, also known as All The Anime, have today took to facebook to reveal that their upcoming DVD Boxset release of Cowboy Bebop will be delayed until early november due to a quality issue.

According to the post, while the company was providing a Quality Control (QC) check on the DVD’s they noticed that several episodes suffered a picture-quality-loss, because of this the DVD set will now be released across six DVD discs (instead of the previously rumoured four DVD discs) and it will also arrive a bit later. As it’s stands the Blu-ray release remains unaffected, which is due out on the 14th October 2013.

Due to an output quality issue picked up during the quality control review, the DVD collection of Cowboy Bebop is being delayed until November 4th. This issue is currently being amended – the box set disc number will increase to 6 in order to maintain the quality expected of this release.

It’s not fully explained what ‘output quality issue’ refers to, however the included screenshot was the quality that they were referring to. Everyone knows that a Blu-ray provides a better picture quality over DVD, but it seems Anime Limited wanted to get the best picture quality out of the new HD Remasters on each DVD Discs. In another turn of events the DVD set will increase from four DVD discs to Six, however Andrew from anime limited has also explained that the overall cost of the set will not go up.

no cost will not go up. We have to master two extra discs but we’ve decided to absorb this cost. We listed the set at a price and we’ll honour that.

Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series on DVD is now estimated to be released on the 4th November 2013, while the Blu-ray release of Cowboy Bebop – Part 2 (which contains the second half of the series) will be released on the 14th October 2013.

Cowboy Bebop – Box 2 Receives Slight Delay Due to Technical Glitch

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Anime Limited has today took to Facebook to confirm that the upcoming Blu-ray release of Cowboy Bebop – Box 2, along with the Complete Series DVD Set), has received a slight delay due to a technical glitch that has been spotted.

According to Anime Limited the delay is so that a “another video capture glitch” could be fixed, what exactly this means i’m not entirely sure, but because of this the release has been given a new ‘temporary’ release date on online retailers with a new ‘confirmed’ release date expected to be announced later in the month.

A few folks have messaged us as the date for Cowboy Bebop BD Part 2 and DVD Complete Collection had changed on Amazon – this is a temporary date set because we had to shift the release date a few weeks due to finding another video capture glitch we wanted to fix.

We’ll actually have the final masters no later than next week so expect a release actually in October – so a couple of weeks delay max to bring you the best quality product. Not December!

It seems Anime Limited truly cares about their products, and who can blame them especially after the recent issues with Kaze produced releases. Either way Anime Limited hopes to have Cowboy Bebop – Box 2 (Blu-ray) as well as the Complete Series Set (DVD) out during October 2013, with more updates expected to follow in the coming weeks.