Blu-ray Review: Karneval – The Complete Series

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Do you like Karnevals? or maybe even the Circus? Well if you like either of those then this Anime release of Karneval may interested you; but don’t be fooled by its title as it’s not all clowning around in the Circus; so what exactly is Karneval and what did we think of this Blu-ray release by Manga Entertainment? Well find out in our Blu-ray Review.

Synopsis:

Circus is a super-powered security force of entertainers who keep villains off the streets by serving up justice with a side of razzle-dazzle. Despite their best efforts, a sinister organization named Kafka is gaining power throughout the world using grotesque monsters to carry out their plots. When Circus saves a mysterious boy from Kafka’s grasp, the kid gets swept up in the crime-fighting spectacle – but why was Kafka after him in the first place? Read more of this post

Karneval – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Karneval – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playbale in the UK)
Boxart States Region A Only, but has been confirmed Region B Compatible by Sinthetic

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart States Region 1 Only

Price:  Standard: $46.14 / £27.68 (Excludes Postage)
Limited Edition: $49.69 / £29.81 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 13 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: Circus is a super-powered security force of entertainers who keep villains off the streets by serving up justice with a side of razzle-dazzle.

Despite their best efforts, a sinister organization named Kafka is gaining power throughout the world using grotesque monsters to carry out their plots.

When Circus saves a mysterious boy from Kafka’s grasp, the kid gets swept up in the crime-fighting spectacle – but why was Kafka after him in the first place?

—-NOTE—-

Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing Karneval – The Complete Series onto Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

Manga Entertainment UK’s Entire Q3 Release Line-Up Outed by Anime-On-Line

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It looks like someone jumped the gun at the Anime-On-Line Website as all of Manga Entertainment UK’s Q3 / Third Quarter release line-up has been revealed, and more importantly they are all available to pre-order.

All of the titles listed below have previously been announced before, so there is no ‘surprises’ in store, however its assumed that these release dates would have been revealed at the upcoming London MCM Comic-Con.

Anyway you can see the full list, with release dates and links, below:

7th July 2014:

Bleach – Series 12 (DVD)
Dragon Ball – Collection 2 (DVD)
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Season 2 Part 2 (DVD)

14th July 2014:

Psycho Pass – Series 1 Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD)

21st July 2014:

Jormungand – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD)
Naruto Shippuden – Box Set 18 (DVD)

28th July 2014:

Fairy Tail: The Movie – Phoenix Priestess (Blu-ray / DVD)
One Piece – Movie Collection 1  (DVD)

11th August 2014:

Fairy Tail – Part 8 (Blu-ray / DVD)
One Piece Collection 7 (DVD)

25th August 2014:

Dragon Ball – Collection 3 (DVD)
Jormungand – Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD)
Robotics Notes – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD)

1st September 2014:

Psycho Pass – Series 1 Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD)

8th September 2014:

Bleach – Series 14 Part 1 (DVD)
Karneval – Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD)
One Piece – Movie Collection 2 (DVD)

15th September 2014:

Attack on Titan – Part 1 ( Blu-rayDVD / Collectors)
HK: Forbidden Superhero (Blu-ray / DVD)

29th September 2014:

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Complete Series + OVA’s (Blu-ray / DVD)
Ghost in the Shell – Steelbook Edition (Blu-ray)

As always Manga Entertainment UK could alter these release dates and new titles could be added, but for the time being this is what you can expect during July, August and September 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.