DVD Review: Girls Und Panzer – The Complete TV Series

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If you were given the chance to join a tank class as an after school activity would you do it? Well that’s the decision made in Girls Und Panzer but what exactly did we think of the series and it’s UK DVD release by MVM Entertainment? Find out in our DVD Review of Girls Und Panzer – The Complete TV Series.

Synopsis:

You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai Academy practice gun-fu – really, really BIG gun-fu, in fact. It’s called Tankery, and it’s the martial art of operating armored tanks! And even though the Tankery program at Oarai has been defunct for years, the student council has taken a sudden interest in the art and no one they set their sights on is safe.

That’s how Miho Nishizumi, who transferred to Oarai specifically to stay out of tanks, gets drafted to join the newly revived Tankery divison. But it’s not all bad, because joining her in Team Anglerfish are her new-found friends Saori, the highly receptive radio operator; Hana, a flower arranger turned gunner; Mako, their brilliant but chronically sleepy driver; and combustible tank fangirl and loader Yukari.

They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe some of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they’re absolutely driven. Read more of this post

DVD Review: BTOOOM! – The Complete Series

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Gaming becomes reality as several people are thrown onto a mysterious island in a fight to the death, but with everyone a potential enemy who can you trust? Well we are going to find out as MVM Entertainment’s latest DVD release is non-other than BTOOOM! – The Complete Series. What lies ahead in this explosive release? Find out in our Review.

Synopsis:

In the blink of the mind’s eye, Ryuta Sakamoto suddenly finds himself transported from playing the hit BTOOOM! video game to being stranded on a mysterious island. He’s equipped with a day’s worth of provisions, a bag of bombs, a strange crystal embedded in his left hand, and a huge gaping hole in his memory. But it doesn’t take long to figure out what’s going on, especially after the first person Ryuta meets tries to kill him.

Someone is attempting to recreate the ultra-violent BTOOOM! game in real life, and the island has been filled with an army of other unwilling players, each armed with one of the multiple variants of explosive weapons called BIM. Fortunately, Ryuta’s an ace BTOOOM! player, but this insane version of the game has no reset switch or second lives, and there’s only one way off the island: kill seven other people before they can kill you! Can Ryuta repurpose his game-based skills fast enough to survive this ultimate battle royale? Read more of this post

MVM Acquires La storia della Arcana Famiglia for Home Video Release

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According to Anime News Network MVM Entertainment UK has acquried the UK Distribution rights to La storia della Arcana Famiglia, an anime that adapts the HuneX (VitaminX Addiction) and Comfort Soft’s adventure game.

Details are scarce, such as formats and release window, but The story of La storia della Arcana Famiglia follows Arcana Famiglia, a self-appointed organization with mysterious powers that protects a island from various attacks. The story revolves around papa’s only daughter and a tournament is held to decide who will marry her.

As it stands MVM Entertainment have yet to confirm or deny the news, but seeing as the UK Distributor has been on a licensing (and announcement) spree lately this news should’nt really come as a surprise.

DVD Review: Infinite Stratos – Season 1

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What do you get when you combine mecha-suits, girls and rivalry? a whole lot of trouble and Infinite Stratos but with that aside what exactly did we think of the series and MVM Entertainment’s DVD Release? Find out in our DVD Review of Infinite Stratos – Season 1.

Synopsis:

Ten years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power overnight. Unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth has ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin!

When fifteen-year-old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he’s thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government! Read more of this post

DVD Review: Dusk Maiden of Amnesia – The Complete Series

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How far would you go to uncover the truth of the past? Well that’s what we’ll find out in Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, but what exactly did we think of this DVD Offering by MVM Entertainment? Find out in our DVD Review of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia- The Complete Series.

Synopsis:

Sixty years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy. No one knows why, no one knows how; but the horrifying tale and the legends of the ghostly haunting that followed live on to this day. Perhaps it’s not so surprising then, that among Seikyou’s many school clubs is one for students interested in “paranormal investigations.” What might raise more than a few hairs, however, is that the founder of the club is the ghost herself.

Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, Yuko latches onto Teiichi Niiya, a freshman who can inexplicably see her. Together they and the other unsuspecting members of the club begin to unravel the many dark mysteries that surround Seikyou. Will unlocking the secret of Yuko’s gruesome death finally free her? Or will her sudden close association with a mortal have even stranger repercussions on both of their existences? Read more of this post

DVD Review: Shangri-La – Part 1

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The latest release from MVM Entertainment is none other than the mysterious Shangri-La, but what do we think of the series and this DVD Release from MVM Entertainment? Find out in our DVD Review of Shangri-La – Part 1.

Synopsis:

In the distant future, earthquakes and the effects of global warming have splintered Japanese society. Some struggle hand-to-mouth in the jungle-tangled ruins of civilization. Some live comfortably within the closed-off city of Atlas. Others lurk online, anonymously hacking the global economy. As nature grows more violent and the divide between classes expands, one spirited girl, Kuniko, must face her destiny and lead her people into the utopia of Atlas.

The city’s ruthless government isn’t going to welcome them with open arms, but Kuniko won’t give up until the gates of Atlas are kicked open for good – even if it means discovering that the promised land she dreamed of is built upon a foundation of twisted secrets and lies. Read more of this post

DVD Review: Heaven’s Memo Pad – The Complete Series

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MVM Entertainment UK’s latest Anime release is none other than Heaven’s Memo Pad, a complex story involving gangs and NEET’s, but what exactly did we think of their DVD Release? Find out in our DVD Review of Heaven’s Memo Pad – The Complete Series.

Synopsis:

Narumi Fujishima isn’t your typical high school student. He’s never really fit in and has become increasingly more isolated from his fellow classmates. But he’s not alone, and when Ayaka, the sole member of the Gardening Club, introduces him to the reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop, Narumi enters a whole new secret world. Alice is a NEET, someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training, but as Narumi quickly discovers, that doesn’t mean that she does nothing all day.

In-between tending to her small army of stuffed bears, Alice is an expert hacker and a very exclusive private detective. To his surprise, Narumi finds himself drafted as one of the strange-but-elite team of associates that Alice has assembled from her NEET acquaintances. Together they’ll battle gangs, thieves, murderers, and drug lords. And in the middle of it all, Narumi will find his life changing forever! Read more of this post

DVD Review: Waiting in the Summer – The Complete Series

waiting_in_the_summer_screenshot_7The wait is over as our DVD Review of Waiting in the Summer is here, but was it worth the wait? Read on below to find out.

Synopsis:

When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate, and downright revealing. As the summer heats up, so do the maturing relationships between the young cast members, taking some new, and sometimes unexpected, turns. Read more of this post

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.