Blu-ray Review: Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail – The Complete OVA Series

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After several unexplained delays by Kaze, the final instalment into the Black Lagoon anime franchise has finally arrived onto UK Stores but what exactly do we think of it? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

Synopsis:

Deadly assassin-turned-maid Roberta returns to the criminal’s paradise of Roanapur, dead set on revenge – no matter the cost. Against a backdrop of violent chaos, the smugglers of the Lagoon Company team up with Roberta’s employer to save her… or at least to stop her bloody rampage. Read more of this post

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail – OVA Collection (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail – OVA Collection (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

DVD Region: 1  (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 1 Only

Price: $22.99 / £14.80 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 5 (1 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: The cutthroat crew of Black Lagoon faces their stiffest challenge yet when a Venezuelan assassination sparks a killing spree that spans the globe. Roberto was a reformed assassin until a clandestine clash between politically backed acronyms claimed the life of her master.

In the flash of a muzzle, she goes from maid to murderer on a pill-popping, crimson stained quest for vengeance. When Revy and the gang are hired to stop Roberta’s killing spree, they quickly find themselves in the middle of an international shootout starring everyone from the KGB to the CIA. The bullets are flying, the bodies are piling up in the street, and Roberta’s painting the town red – with blood.

—NOTE—

Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing this on Blu-ray and DVD within the UK later this year.

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.