Guilty Crown Now Available to Stream on Netflix UK

Earlier in the month Netflix UK added a slew of new (and old) anime titles, with fan-favourites such as Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero being added alongside newcomers Ultraman and Pokemon: Sun & Moon – Ultra Adventures, and now the Sci-Fi anime series Guilty Crown is now available to Stream on the video-on-demand subscription based platform. Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: Guilty Crown – Part 2

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It’s been a long time coming but the second and final instalment into the Guilty Crown franchise has arrived, but what exactly can we expect from the remaining episodes of the series and the disc content? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of Guilty Crown – Part 2.

Synopsis:

Shu’s desperate quest to save Inori from the mysterious spectre known as Death sends him hurtling through a horrifying flashback. Glimpses of the boy he once was combine with fragments of painful memories to hint at the harrowing origins of the Apocalypse Virus.

Meanwhile, nefarious GHQ agents seek to incite chaos by turning the frightened band of young rebels against each other. Division in the ranks – and the shocking death of a dear friend – pushes Shu to the brink of madness, exposing Inori and everyone he loves to an eerily familiar enemy. As the terrifying truth about the power of the King’s Right Hand emerges, Shu and his comrades must place their faith in one another – and fight for the future of their world! Read more of this post

Guilty Crown – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Guilty Crown – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (Confirmed Not Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A Only

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed Not Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $28.99 / £17.67 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 12 – 22 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: Shu s desperate quest to save Inori from the mysterious spectre known as Death sends him hurtling through a horrifying flashback. Glimpses of the boy he once was combine with fragments of painful memories to hint at the harrowing origins of the Apocalypse Virus.

And though Shu manages to save his beloved songstress, he and his friends find themselves quarantined to the warzone that was once their own school. Meanwhile, nefarious GHQ agents seek to incite chaos by turning this frightened band of young rebels against each other.

Division in the ranks and the shocking death of a dear friend pushes Shu to the brink of madness, exposing Inori and everyone he loves to an eerily familiar enemy. As the terrifying truth about the power of the King s Right Hand emerges, Shu and his comrades must place their faith in one another and fight for the future of their world!

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Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing Guilty Crown – Part 2 onto Blu-ray and DVD later this year, it is currently expected for release during April 2014.

Unboxing: Guilty Crown – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [USA]

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As you may have seen already Guilty Crown – Part 1 is readily available on Blu-ray (and DVD) within the UK, however with Part 2 not being available until April 2014 (at the earliest) I decided to take a dip into the US Version and see what that has to offer, something we shall see in the unboxing video for Guilty Crown – Part 2.

Just like with all FUNimation based releases Guilty Crown – Part 2 is a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack release, meaning for a single price you receive both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the series, as opposed to our UK releases which only include one format. Unfortunately don’t celebrate just yet as both the Blu-ray and DVD are Region Locked, meaning they can only be played on American (Region 1/A) Players. Read more of this post

Guilty Crown – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Guilty Crown – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (Confirmed Not Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A Only

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed Not Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $30.99 / £18.70 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 11 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: Shu’s entire world was shattered after a meteorite crashed into Japan, unleashing the lethal Apocalypse Virus. The chaos and anarchy born of the outbreak cost Shu his family and reduced him to a timid, fearful shell of the boy he’d once been. His life took another unexpected turn after a chance encounter with the stunning pop star, Inori. This mysterious beauty introduced Shu to the King’s Right Hand: a genetic mutation that allows him to reach into hearts of mortals and turn them into weapons.

Shu finds himself caught in the crossfire between those who desperately seek his newfound strength. On one side lurks a clandestine government agency, and on the other, Inori and the spirited band of rebels known as Funeral Parlor. The choice is Shu’s to make – and the world is his to change.

—- NOTE —-

Guilty Crown – Part 1 is now available within the UK on both Blu-ray and DVD, with Part 2 expected for release later in 2014. You can also read our Blu-ray Review of Part 1 just here.

Blu-ray Review: Guilty Crown – Part 1

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Guilty Crown is Manga Entertainment’s latest release, but what did we think of their Blu-ray version of it? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of Guilty Crown – Part 1.

Synopsis:

Shu’s entire world was shattered after a meteorite crashed into Japan, unleashing the lethal Apocalypse Virus. The chaos and anarchy born of the outbreak cost Shu his family and reduced him to a timid, fearful shell of the boy he’d once been. His life took another unexpected turn after a chance encounter with the stunning pop star, Inori. This mysterious beauty introduced Shu to the King’s Right Hand: a genetic mutation that allows him to reach into hearts of mortals and turn them into weapons.

Shu finds himself caught in the crossfire between those who desperately seek his newfound strength. On one side lurks a clandestine government agency, and on the other, Inori and the spirited band of rebels known as Funeral Parlor. The choice is Shu’s to make – and the world is his to change. Read more of this post

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.