Seven Seas Entertainment Announces New Manga & Light Novel Titles

American based book localisation studio and publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have this week announced a slew of new Manga and Light Novel titles for English speaking regions, with titles including  Love on the Other Side, The Invincible Shovel and My Senpai is Annoying being confirmed for a western release in the near future. Read more of this post

Quick Look: Penguindrum – Part 2

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It’s time for another “Quick Look” and this time its none other than UK DVD Release of Penguindrum – Part 2, a release which has seen many delays but will soon be available for purchase within the UK.

Continuing the trend set by the first instalment this second half arrives on 3 DVD Discs with each disc containing 4 episodes in both English & Japanese (with English Subtitles) 2.0 Stereo sound. Extra features on each disc include text less endings, text less closing and trailers for two other Kaze releases, Black Lagoon and Bakuman.

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Those who purchased Penguindrum – Part 1 will know what to expect, as its the same DVD layout style and picture quality, with the English Audio produced by Sentai Filmsworks (aka Section23 Films). The overall story see’s the terminally ill girl named Himari Takakura saved by a spirit trapped within a Penguin hat, however for Himari to be kept alive the spirit desires the penguin drum, and so Himari’s brothers, Kanba and Shōma, attempt to seek out the mysterious Penguin Drum in order to save their sister from death.

In this Part 2 release the series comes to its conclusion with shocking secrets revealed about the Takakura’s family, new mysterious characters with deadly intentions appear and surprises around every corner are to be expected. If you’ve enjoyed Penguindrum so far then Part 2 will ultimately pick-up-the-pace and deliver even more insane penguin filled entertainment.

Penguindrum – Part 2 will be available on DVD from the 21st October 2013.

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

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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 http://ow.ly/mTOpM
Pre-order Penguindrum Part 2 at http://ow.ly/mTOx2

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.