MVM Licenses ToraDora for UK Blu-ray Release


Continuing the trend of “long-overdue” Blu-ray announcements, MVM Entertainment have today unveiled that they have acquired the UK distribution rights to ToraDora and that it will be released onto Blu-ray, and presumably, DVD later this year.

We’re pleased to announce that the ink has now dried and we can reveal that firm fan-favourite (and ours too) ToraDora will be hitting the UK this year on Blu Ray.

Exact details, such as price, release date and contents, will be reveled in the coming months – but it will be released later this year on Blu-ray (and DVD) if everything goes to plan. In the meantime MVM has also provided a brief synopsis of what to expect from ToraDora.

Join Ryuji Takasu, a guy with a good heart but glowering eyes as he encounters the force of nature that is Taiga Aisaka – small, cute and dangerous to know. As Taiga is best friends with Ryuji’s childhood friend and secret crush Minori, he’ll have to tame the Taiga before his love life can get back on track.

ToraDora is a series produced by J.C. Staff, the same studio behind Okami-San and her Seven Companions and Shakugan No Shana, so fans of these series will undoubtedly enjoy this one. Furthermore the series spans 25 episodes, so it will be interesting to see if MVM attempts to release a complete box-set as opposed to a half season set. 
Either way ToraDora is finally confirmed for UK release and it’s expected to be released on Blu-ray (and presumably DVD) later this year, with more details to be confirmed in the coming months.

MVM Entertainment Unveils Three New Anime Licenses for 2014 Release

Accel World screenshot

MVM Entertainment UK have today announced, via a post on their website, that they have acquired the UK distribution rights to three new titles, all of which will be released during this year.

The titles in question are Accel World, We Without Wings and Chrome Shelled Regios each of which will come complete with an English Dub track in addition to the original Japanese Audio track (with English Subtitles).  While all three titles will be available in English it is not known if any (excluding Chrome Shelled Regios) will be available on Blu-ray, as Blu-ray versions are currently available in America.

Either way here is a brief overview of what to expect from each series.

Accel World:

Currently slated for a June release, this futuristic series set in 2048 follows Haru, a short, fat boy who takes refuge in virtual games as a respite from the bullying he receives at school. Catching the attention of the school’s student council vice-president, Haru is introduced to the “Accelerated World”, where users can access the “Brain Burst”, an acceleration of time in the brain that makes the real world slow down. Drawn into an MMO battle with others in Accel World, Haru vows to take on the 6 Kings of Colour and solve the mystery of just why the Accelerated World was created.

We Without Wings:

The complete series will be released by MVM in 2014, which is split into 3 chapters following different groups of people. Based on the visual novel of the same name, We Without Wings, each chapter revolves around a different lead, and as the series progresses the stories become more complex and intwined. A beautifully realised slice of life anime with romance, secrets and a hint of ecchi entertainment.

Chrome Shelled Regios:

After the world has fallen into a state of disrepair, humanity has retreated to huge mobile cities named Regios. With the Earth now populated by contanimated life-forms, humanity must defend itself by using weapons called DITE. One young man trying to forget his past arrives in the Regios named Zuellini, but soon catches the attention of those who would use his considerable skills for their own ends.

These three new titles are in addition to the titles already confirmed by MVM Entertainment last year, so it seems even MVM are going to be having a busy year releasing Anime into the UK Market.