Penguin Drum – Box 2 Delayed Again by Kaze, Will Now Release on October 21st


Manga Entertainment UK, the UK distributor for Kaze DVD and Blu-ray releases, has today took to Twitter and Facebook to announce that the upcoming DVD Release of Penguin Drum – Box 2 has been delayed again by Kaze, and that it will now be released on the 21st October.

Hey guys, we’ve just found out that the forthcoming release of Penguindrum Part 2 (that we’re distributing in the UK for Kazé) has had its release date pushed back to 21st October due to a production issue.

We apologise for this but it is completely out of our control.
(In case you’re unaware, Manga Entertainment UK distribute a variety of titles for Kazé in the UK, this title being one of them. )

Online retailer listings will be updated shortly to reflect this date change. ^JG

According to the statement released by Manga the delay is due to an actual production issue, rather than a shipment issue like previous delays, either way its another delay under Kaze’s ‘delay streak’ and it also makes it the second time that this release has been delayed, as I believe it was originally due for release in August.

Penguin Drum – Box 2 will be released on the 21st October 2013 within the UK, and it will be available only on DVD.

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


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
Pre-order Penguindrum Part 2 at

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.

Penguin Drum – Collection 2 – REGION LOCKED

Penguin Drum – Collection 2

Region: A (Not Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $45.74 / £29.05 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 13 – 24 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: As the search for the mysterious “penguin drum” continues, the twins Kanba and Shouma grow even more desperate now that their sister’s life is in ever-greater danger.

The strange riddles that have given their journey so many twists and turns now reveal deadly answers. Strangers with no seeming relationship display disturbing and bizarre connections. And the chaos of destiny that governs both the heavens and the earth surges with terrifying and baffling power.

Will the brothers save Himari from death’s closing grip? Or will they lose her to supernatural powers beyond their control? Find out in the stunning, final collection of the psychedelic saga of Penguindrum!


Manga Entertainment UK, in conjunction with Kaze UK, will be releasing Penguin Drum – Collection 2 on DVD  on the 19th August 2013.

Penguin Drum – Collection 1 – REGION LOCKED

Penguin Drum – Collection 1

Region: A  (Confirmed NOT playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only
— Confirmed by Shiso

Price: $43.35 / £28.58 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray Discs)

Plot: Once you make a decision, does the universe conspire to make it happen? Is destiny a matter of chance, a matter of choice or the complex outcome of thousands of warring strands of fate?

All twins Kanba and Shouma know is that when their terminally ill sister Himari collapses at the aquarium, her death is somehow temporarily reversed by the penguin hat that she had asked for. It’s a provisional resurrection, however, and it comes at a price: to keep Himari alive they need to find the mysterious Penguin Drum.

In order to do that, they must first find the links to a complex interlocking chain of riddles that has wrapped around their entire existence, and unravel the knots that tie them to mystifying diary and a baffling string of strangers and semi-acquaintances who all have their own secrets, agendas and “survival strategies.” And in order for Himari to live, someone else’s chosen destiny will have to change. From the creator of Revolutionary Girl Utena comes a story of love, fate, life, death – and Penguins.


Although it will be DVD Only Manga Entertainment UK, in conjunction with Kaze UK, will be releasing Penguin Drum – Collection 1 into the UK on the 6th May 2013, with the second collection expecting to be released later in the year.