Unboxing: Persona 4 – Box 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [UK]

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File this under slight late (I’ve been meaning to upload it for a few weeks) but here is the unboxing video for Kaze UK’s release of Persona 4: The Animation – Box 2, which includes Episodes 10 – 17 over 2 DVD Disc’s and 1 Blu-ray Disc and has been available to purchase for awhile now.

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Berserk Movie 2 Delayed Until September Due to Shipping Issue

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Manga Entertainment UK has today took to Twitter to announce that the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Berserk Movie 2 – The Battle of Doldrey has been delayed until the 2nd September 2013 due to an unexpected shipping delay.

Hi everyone. Today we have been informed by Kazé that due to a delay in the delivery of stock, Berserk Movie 2: The Battle For Doldrey will now be released on 2nd September. We apologise for this but it is beyond our control.

For those unaware, Manga Entertainment UK distributes a wide variety of titles from Kazé in the UK. Berserk Movie 2 is one of those titles.

A reminder that you can still pre-order this title on both DVD and Blu-ray now: http://ow.ly/ns0sE
This date amendment will be updated on online retailer listings shortly. ^JG

Basically Manga Entertainment UK has yet to receive stock from KAZE, and because of this the UK Release of the film has now been delayed until the 2nd September 2013.

Quick Look: Berserk – Movie 2 – The Battle of Doldrey (Blu-ray)

I thought I’d try something new by giving you a “quick look” at certain discs we receive for review, with the aim being to offer a ‘sneek peak’ styled look at what you guys can expect from the final product, such as disc artwork, contents and menu layout.

In this particular video i’ll be taking a “quick look” at the Blu-ray version of Berserk Movie 2 – The Battle of Doldrey, which is being released into the UK by Kaze UK (via Manga Entertainment UK) on the 12th August 2013.

Kaze Delay’s UK Release of Bleach Series 11 and Pengiundrum Box 2

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It seem’s like a bad week for Manga Entertainment UK as not only has Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works suffered a month long delay (as mentioned earlier in the week) but now Kaze’s UK release of Bleach Series 11 and Penguindrum Box 2, both of which are distributed into the UK via Manga Entertainment UK, are now also suffering delays.

Both Bleach – Series 11 and Penguindrum Box 2 were originally intended to be launched next month, however due to an undisclosed reason both releases have now been delayed until September (Bleach) and October (Penguin Drum).

Hi everyone. Today we have been informed by Kaze of two release date amendments.
Bleach Complete Series 11 will now be released on 2nd September and Penguindrum Part 2 will now be released on 7th October.

For those unaware, Manga Entertainment UK distributes a wide variety of titles from Kaze in the UK.

Both of these titles are available to pre-order now.
Pre-order Bleach Complete Series 11 at http://ow.ly/mTOpM
Pre-order Penguindrum Part 2 at http://ow.ly/mTOx2

The following date amendments will be updated on online retailer listings shortly. ^JG

So to re-cap that’s three Manga distributed titles delayed within less than a week, but you have to keep in mind that, unlike Fate/Stay Night, Manga UK have no involvement with the production of Bleach or Penguin Drum as these are both produced by Kaze and then are distributed to suppliers via Manga UK.

Either way Bleach Series 11 will now be released on the 2nd September 2013 while Penguindrum Box 2 will be released on the 7th October 2013, both of which will only be available on DVD.

DVD Review: Bakuman – Season 1

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How hard will you work to follow your dream? If its Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi then very hard is the answer, but was enough work put into Bakuman – Season 1? Find out in our DVD Review:

Synopsis:

Top student Akito is willing to do anything to become a hit writer in the Japanese comics industry, including manipulating his unsure classmate Mashiro into becoming his illustrator. Before long, the pair have their backs up against the wall, fighting for a chance to get noticed in the intense world of manga publishing. But then, an unlikely series of events puts them face-to-face with what real comic artists have to give up: love, health, and maybe even their futures. Get ready for a compelling race through the world of publishing not limited to glimpses into the industry, but all-out panoramic views packed with insider details! Read more of this post

Manga UK Identifies Technical Issue with Un-Go Blu-ray Disc

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Manga Entertainment UK has today idenified a possible technical issue with the Blu-ray Disc for Un-Go: The Complete Series, which is being released on the 17th June 2013 as a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack.

According to the statement issued by Manga UK the Blu-ray disc for Un-Go is not compatible with Panasonic Blu-ray players and after a quick inspection with our Panasonic Blu-ray Player (BDT-120) we can confirm that their is indeed a fault with the disc. The disc loads up and plays the episodes as normal, however no audio (or subtitles) is present and even changing the audio track doesn’t create any results. We can confirm that the Disc does work fine with other Blu-ray players, such as Samsung and LG players.

To those who are affected by the incompatible disc, KAZE UK are offering to replace the Blu-ray disc with another anime title from their catalogue. In order to do so you must contact Manga UK via Twitter or Facebook.

Here is the statement in full:

Hello everyone.

We wanted to inform you of a technical issue in relation to the playback of the Blu-ray disc included in the upcoming release of Un-Go Complete Box Set, that Manga Entertainment are distributing in the UK for KAZE.

“There has been a QC (Quality Control) error. We have tested the Blu-ray disc again, to find that it is not compatible with Panasonic devices. We are investigating the reasons for this to the fullest extent.

KAZE apologise for any problems this has caused and will offer a replacement product from the KAZE range to those effected”.

We are unable to comment any further at this time, as soon as there is more information we will be sure to make it known.

Please get in touch with us using Direct Message via @MangaUK on Twitter or Facebook if you have any questions. ^JG

Un-Go: The Complete Series will be released as a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack on the 17th June 2013 and our Review of it should be up on the site next week.

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.

Unboxing: Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (Blu-ray) [UK]

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Manga Entetainment UK, in conjunction with Kaze UK, will be releasing Street Fighter II: The Movie onto Blu-ray on the 13th May 2013 and since our Review copy arrived early (and in complete form) we decided to take a closer look at the physical content via an unboxing video.

The box-art is identical to the French version, since it was authored and released into France via Kaze France and because of this traits of the french version have filtered through into this UK Release, meaning that included on the disc is French Audio (and French subtitles) along with trailers for French releases (including a trailer for Tekken: Blood Vegance).

There isn’t much to say about the unboxing, other than it comes in a red blu-ray case (instead of Blue) and it has incorrect running time details on the back of the box – either way its a nice little box and a iconic blu-ray release for Street Fighter fans.

DVD Review: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Season 1 Part 1

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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is the latest ‘Shonen Jump’ anime series to reach UK Shores, but what is it like compared to other Shonen Jump titles that are already available? Find out in our DVD Review of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Season 1 Part 1.

Synopsis:

Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despit the fact he dilikes his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy. (via Fetch Publicity) Read more of this post

Manga UK Unboxes Persona 4 – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

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To celebrate today’s release of Persona 4: The Animation – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack), Manga Entertainment UK uploaded an unboxing video for it over the bank holiday weekend.

Just like with previous unboxing video’s, which is yet again narrated by Jeremy, the video showcases the artwork and visuals on the boxart of the carded casing as well as a comparison with the previously released Part 1 set.

Persona 4: The Animation – Part 2 is now available within the UK via Kaze UK & Manga Entertainment UK and can be purchased from Amaozn UK and Sainsburys Entertainment.