Selection of Upcoming FUNimation UK Titles Switched to Blu-ray

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Consider this both good and bad news as distributor Anime Limited, on behalf of FUNimation UK, have recently announced on their blog that a selection of upcoming FUNimation titles have been switched to Blu-ray only releases (as opposed to Combo Pack’s and Stand-a-lone DVD’s) due to the Japanese licensor demanding PAL authored DVD’s. Read more of this post

Zeta Gundam – Part 1 Blu-ray Release Pushed Back Once Again

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It seems for Anime Limited 2017 has gotten-off to a disappointing start as their Blu-ray release of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – Part 1, which was initially announced for release last year, has once again been delayed further into 2017. Read more of this post

Yona of the Dawn – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Yona of the Dawn – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

DVD Region: 1, 2 & 4 (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 2 Compatible

Price: £40.67 (Includes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: From the studio behind Tokyo Ghoul and Fushigi Yugi comes the story of Yona, a typical teen-easily excitable, spoiled by her adoring father… and the sitting princess of the Kohka Kingdom.

On her sixteenth birthday she plans to tell her father, the kind King Il, about her hidden love for her childhood friend, Su-won. But before she can confess her feelings, she stumbles upon her father being brutally murdered by none other than Su-won himself for the purpose of ruling the kingdom with a firmer hand. After the tragic discovery, Yona and her bodyguard Son Hak must flee the kingdom and escape the wrath of Su-won’s henchman.

Now, in order to reunite the fallen kingdom, Yona and Son Hak are on the hunt for the four legendary dragons of Kohka. Along the way, Yona must shed her royal air and learn to live by the sword and bow.

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FUNimation have already released Yona of the Dawn – Part 1 within the UK and is currently available to buy as a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack with the disc content being exactly the same as this American counterpart.

DVD Review: Nobunaga the Fool – Part 1

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Worlds collide in a completely bizzarre manner with MVM Entertainment’s latest release of Nobunaga the Fool – Part 1; but just what can you expect to receive and more importantly is it any good? Well let’s take a look!

Synopsis:

Long ago, in an age when the cosmos was still known as Chaos, the world was split into two planets, forming the West and East Stars. After years of war and strife, the Western Star has finally become united under a single king, the legendary Arthur. But conflict still threatens to consume all until hope arises in a vision: a vision of a champion who could save the futures of both worlds.

Setting forth on a dangerous journey, Joan d’Arc must travel from the West world to the East, seeking the man she believes can use the devices of the great Leonardo Da Vinci and become their savior. But will Nobunaga Oda be the kind of man they are expecting? Will history’s greatest heroes find themselves choosing not a liberator, but a destroyer? Or is Nobunaga’s role that of the Fool from a deck of Tarot, the wild card whose purpose is to invoke change, no matter what the cost? Read more of this post

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Blu-ray Delayed Once Again

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Those hoping to pick-up the next instalment into the original Mobile Suit Gundam arc will have to wait that ‘little bit’ extra as Anime Limited have once again pushed the release date back due a delay in authoring the discs. Read more of this post

Nobunaga the Fool – Part 1 & Log Horizon – Season 2 Part 2 Release Dates Changed

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Although not immiedately noticable it seems like MVM Entertainment have made some amendments to it’s anime release schedule; specifically the Blu-ray and DVD releases of Nobunaga the Fool – Part 1 and Log Horizon – Season 2 Part 2. Read more of this post

Unboxing: Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar – Part 1 & Part 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [USA]

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Tenchi Muyo, alongside Dragon Ball Z and Gundam Wing, was one of the first anime franchises I ever watched and although I won’t be unboxing the original Tenchi Muyo OVA series today, that will be saved for another day; I will be unboxing it’s more recent spin-off series known as Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar.

This series, which takes place in far future and sees thirteen 45-minute OVA episodes spread across two sets, was originally released by FUNimation in America and today I’ll be unboxing the Limited Edition Part 1 release and it’s Standard Edition Part 2 release to illustrate just what you may have missed out on. Read more of this post

Unboxing: Sailor Moon – Part 1 & Part 2 (Limited Edition DVD) [AUS]

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With Sailor Moon Crystal getting it’s western release within Australia this month (of which you may have seen unboxed on our Twitter feed) via Madman Entertainment; I thought it would be fun togo back and give our readers a closer look at Madman Entertainment’s DVD release of the original Sailor Moon TV series; starting with Sailor Moon – Part 1 and it’s follow-up release Sailor Moon – Part 2. Read more of this post

DVD Review: Log Horizon – Season 2 Part 1

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We once again return to the digital world of Elder Tales to explore the new adventures that lie in await for the Log Horizon guild; but is it an adventure worth watching or one that should be forgotten? Well let’s take a look in our DVD Review of Log Horizon – Season 2 Part 1.

Synopsis:

It’s been six months since the event that trapped thousands of players in the online game world of Elder Tales and the situation is far from secure. The People of the Land are engaged in open warfare against the Goblin armies of Zantleaf. Minami spies are infiltrating the populace. And even with the support and guidance of the Round Table Alliance, the cost of sustaining the city of Akihabara is causing the entire infrastructure to teeter on the brink of collapse.

With winter coming, Shiroe and his companions are forced to consider their options. Should they stay in Akihabara and attempt to weather the oncoming storm? Or should they gamble on missions to other portions of the world in search of new sources of valuable treasure? The launch of another series of raids will test old alliances while new ones are forged, as the adventure continues in the second season of LOG HORIZON! Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: The Heroic Legend of Arslan – Season 1 Part 1

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The first season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been available to stream online for quite some time, with Viewster and FUNimation Now both offering the series on their streaming platforms, but now that it has hit UK Shores in a Collectors Edition DVD and Blu-ray release what exactly can we expect from it? Well read on to find out!

Synopsis:

Swords clash, warriors fall and the battle for the future of the Kingdom of Pars begins in the epic first twelve episodes of The Heroic Legend of Arslan Season One! Pitched into the middle of a war between the nations of Pars and Lusitania, young Prince Arslan barely escapes with his life when his father King Andragoras III is targeted by traitors in his own camp.

With nothing but the help of the steadfast and loyal warrior Daryun and a ragtag group of followers, Arslan must face impossible odds to liberate his fallen nation from the amassed forces of Lusitania, led by the mysterious Silvermask! Read more of this post