Wings Of Honneamise and HAL Receive New Release Dates

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Following on from last-weeks major release date shake-up Anime Limited have today come-back with some good news; this time surrounding the release of Wings Of Honneamise and HAL.

For starters Anime Limited’s Collectors Edition release of Wings Of Honneamise, which was originally expected to release at the end of this month, will now be released on the 27th April 2015; which is the same day as the Tiger & Bunny movies. On the other hand the standard edition of HAL has been pushed forward to the 23rd March 2015.

In addition to the release date confirmations Anime Limited have revealed that they will be attending various expo’s across the country throughout the year with full details available in this weeks newswire.

Anime Limited Makes ‘Massive’ Release Date Alterations to it’s March 2015 Line-Up

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Things never seem to run smoothly for Anime Limited, especially when it comes to their release schedules, however things have never been as bad as this. If you read the recent Anime Limited newswire then you may already be aware of what i’m going to say; but the sad news is that every single one of Anime Limited’s March releases has been altered in some shape or form.

For starters Kill La Kill – Part 2, which was scheduled for a 16th March 2015 release date has now been pushed back until the 23rd March 2015 due to the final artwork not being approved; however even more bad news arrives when this ‘new date’ is also a template and could change at any time. Read more of this post

Anime Limited Unveils Q2 2015 Release Schedule

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As part of their weekly newswire announcement Anime Limited have today unveiled their ‘expected’ Q2 (April – June) 2015 release schedule and it actually looks pretty busy with numerous titles being released each month.

Of course some of these releases are ‘standard edition’ re-releases, such as HAL, but there are a few surprises in-store; as you can see from the list below: Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: HAL – The Movie

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It seems All The Anime are starting to bring out ‘one-release-after-another’ and today we will be looking at their Blu-ray release of HAL – The Movie; but what we did think of the film and it’s release? Find out in our review.

Synopsis:

Kurumi‘s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back.

By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal’s place and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed. Read more of this post

Hal: The Movie (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Hal: The Movie – REGION LOCKED

Region: A  (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $17.96/ £11.15 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 Feature Length Film

Plot: Kurumi’s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back. By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal’s place – and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude.

Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing – and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed.

—–NOTE—–

All The Anime will be releasing Hal: The Movie as a Collectors Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack Set on the 27th October 2014, and just like all of their previous releases it will come in rigid chipboard artbox and a variety of bonus content.

All The Anime Unveils Collectors Edition Packaging Details for HAL

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UK Anime Distributor All The Anime, also known as Anime Limited, have been rather quiet as a late but they are today back with a vengeance as they have revealed the finalised artwork for their upcoming Collectors Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack release of HAL, an anime film being released later this year.

Just like previous releases this Collectors Edition will come in a rigid chipboard artbox which features some unique manga styled artwork from the film while the carded slip-case on the inside will feature the traditional anime artwork; and more importantly the same front cover used by FUNimation in america. Read more of this post

All The Anime Unveils Q4 2014 Release Schedule

tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-1As of late All The Anime have been rather quiet with their plans for upcoming anime releases; especially after the successful Kickstarter campaigns for Patema Inverted and Mai Mai Miracle. Well that is about to change as All The Anime have today taken to their blog to reveal the full Q4 2014 release Schedule and there is a few surprises in-store.

September 2014:

  • Gurren Lagann: Ultimate Edition -> SRP £149.99
  • Gurren Lagann: DVD Collector’s Edition -> SRP: £49.99
  • Gurren Lagann: TV Blu-Ray collection -> SRP £59.99 (changed from £79.99 SRP in exchange for an Amaray box)

October 2014:

  • HAL: Collectors Edition Combi-Pack -> SRP: £34.99
  • Blood Lad – Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray -> SRP: £49.99
  • Blood Lad – DVD edition -> SRP: £34.99
  • Patema Inverted – Ultimate Edition -> SRP: £84.99
  • Patema Inverted – Collector’s Edition -> SRP: £34.99
  • Patema Inverted – Regular Edition -> SRP: £24.99

November 2014:

  • Wings of Honneamise – Collector’s Edition Combi-pack -> SRP £34.99
  • Wings of Honneamise – DVD edition -> SRP £17.99
  • Space Dandy – Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition -> SRP £69.99
  • Space Dandy – DVD Collector’s Edition -> SRP £49.99

December 2014:

  • Mystery Film – Collector’s Edition Combi-pack -> SRP £34.99
  • Mystery Film – DVD Edition – SRP £19.99
  • TENTATIVE: Kill la Kill – Part 1 Collector’s Edition Combi-pack SRP: £59.99

It’s worth nothing that all Ultimate and Collectors Edition bundles will receive artbooks and come in a rigid chipboard case (similar to that of Cowboy Bebop / Tiger & Bunny Movie); furthermore the Blood Lad sets will include the OVA Episodes.

It’s nice to see All The Anime starting to push a larger range of releases out onto the market; as other than Kickstarter Campaigns or cinematic releases we haven’t heard much from them. Furhtermore while the ‘release month’ has been confirmed the actual release date for each title (other than Gurren Lagann) has yet to be announced so some waiting is still in order.

 

New Anime Licenses Unveiled for 2014 Release by Anime Limited & Manga Entertainment

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Earlier in the week a variety of new Anime Licenses for UK Distribution were unveiled, some were revealed in the latest Issue of NEO Magazine (on sale now) while others were revealed in the latest, Christmas themed, Manga UK podcast.

Interestingly some of the titles have already been announced, but majority of them are brand new announcements – so it seems that 2014 will be a great year for anime fans, but what exactly can we expect – well lets take a look:

Anime Limited:

Durarara!! (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA March 2014)
Nerima Daikon Brothers (Format: TBC, ETA: April 2014)
Gurren Lagann (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: April 2014)
Vision of Escaflowne (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: Q4 2014)
Hal (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Space Dandy (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Samurai Flamenco (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Patema Inverted (Format: Cinema, ETA: 2014)
A Letter To Momo (Format: Cinema, ETA: 2014)

Manga Entertainment UK:

Blue Exorcist Movie (Format TBC, ETA: 2014)
Robotics; Notes (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Karneval (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Jormungand (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (Format: DVD, ETA: 2014)
High School DxD (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: 2014)
The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: 2014)
Fairy Tail Movie (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: 2014)
One Piece – Collections 5 to 8 (Format: DVD, ETA: 2014)
Naruto Shippuden (Format: DVD, ETA: 2014)

Majority of the anime listed above will most likely be released during the second half of 2014, especially for Manga Entertainment’s list of titles, as the distributor is already releasing a ton of anime during the first two quarters of 2014 – including Blu-ray versions of Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online and Magi as well as DVD releases of Dragon Ball GT, One Piece and Naruto.

MVM Entertainment have yet to unveil a list of their 2014 anime, but they will be releasing a variety of anime within the next few weeks including Hakuoki, Infinite Stratos and Is This a Zombie of the Dead – all of which will only be released on DVD.