Manga UK Industry Panel Announcement Round-Up from Manchester MCM Comic Con 2014

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The venue for the Manchester MCM Comic Con, formly known as MCM Expo, may be rather small compared to the one in London; but that doesn’t stop Manga Entertainment UK from coming out in force; as not only did they have a ‘respectable’ sized shop with some ‘superb’ deals but they also hosted their own industry panel with a slew of new announcements.

Most of the news shared on the industry panel were ‘re-confirmations’ of things that had been mentioned previously before; such as the release of Ghost in The Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Attack on Titan; but new announcements were made in the form of Netflix streaming exclusive Harlock and the anime adaptation of Platinum Games Bayonetta franchise; Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. Of course these were not the only announcements; as you shall find out below:

The Video:

You can watch the full Manga UK Industry Panel from the Manchester MCM Comic Con below:

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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.