SPIKE CHUNSOFT Announces Conception PLUS and Robotics;Notes for Western Release

SPIKE CHUNSOFT have announced at Anime Expo 2019 that a selection of Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars, Robotics;Notes Elite and Robotics;Notes Dash will be released within Europe and North America in the near future. Read more of this post

Robotic;Notes – The Complete Series (Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack) [S.A.V.E Edition] – REGION FREE

Robotic;Notes – The Complete Series (Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack) [S.A.V.E Edition]

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

DVD Region: 1

Price: $24.99 / £19.23 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 26 (4 Blu-ray & 4 DVD)

Plot:Kai and Aki dream of building a giant fighting robot based on a super-popular anime, but that’s going to be impossible if they don’t get more members into their school’s Robot Research Club.

They’ll take anyone they can talk—or force—into joining them, including an eccentric robotics champion with a secret identity and a l33t video-game designer who’s spent one too many late nights online.

Finally, their goal looks like it’s within reach. But when a sentient AI program tells Kai about mysterious documents hidden on the internet, things start to get strange for everyone. As the club members track down the secret messages, they realize that the information might be far bigger—and more dangerous—than they expected.

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Robotics;Notes has been released on Blu-Ray in the past by Manga Entertainment UK.

Unboxing: Robotics Notes – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [US]

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The second half of Robotics Notes has been available in America for quite some time, so much so that its even been a while since the UK version of the set was released (heck we even reviewed it), and since i’m short on time i thought i’d publish this unboxing today rather than talk about something new (that will come later). Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: Robotics Notes – Part 2

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With Robotic Notes – Part 2 now available on Blu-ray and DVD we’ve decided to ‘dip-in’ to see what viewers can expect from the series and it’s release, so without further-a-do here is a spoiler-free review of Robotics Notes – Part 2; a review which focuses more on the disc content than the series itself.

Synopsis:

Kaito, Akiho, and the rest of the Robot Research Club have finally completed their dream of building a giant robot, only to discover they’ve still got a ton of work to do. As they draw up plans for a new model, strange things start happening around them. A robot uprising wreaks havoc in Tokyo, a network-based AI crosses over into the real world, and the Kimijima reports foretell of an impending apocalypse. Read more of this post

Manga Entertainment UK Reveals Q4 2014 Release Schedule; Includes a Few Surprises

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It’s the news we have been waiting for since the Manchester MCM Comic Con last month but Manga Entertainment UK have today revealed their ‘full’ fourth quarter 2014 release schedule, a schedule which is not only varied with anime content but also takes us to the end of the year.

You can see the full list below, with some of the titles also available for pre-order from Amazon UK: Read more of this post

Unboxing: Robotics Notes – Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [USA]

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With the UK Release of Robotics Notes – Part 1 just over a month away I thought I’d get our unboxing of the US Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack out of the way, that way it shouldn’t cause confusing among our readers.

Featuring 11 episodes, and spread over two Blu-ray and two DVD Discs, Robotics Notes – Part 1 sees the robotic club attempting to build their very own robot based off an old anime series, the Gunbuild. It’s an interesting series and looks stunning in High Definition, which is why the UK is receiving it on Blu-ray. Read more of this post

Robotics: Notes – Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Robotics: Notes – Part 2 (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: $31.99 / £18.96 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 11 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: Kaito, Akiho, and the rest of the Robot Research Club have finally completed their dream of building a giant robot, only to discover they’ve still got a ton of work to do. As they draw up plans for a new model, strange things start happening around them.

A robot uprising wreaks havoc in Tokyo, a network-based Al crosses over into the real world, and the Kimijima reports foretell of an impending apocalypse. As the earth falls into chaos, it’s difficult to tell who, exactly, is behind everything.

Unsure of who they can trust, the club members take it upon themselves to fight for humanity – but saving the world is dangerous business. In the end, will robots be mankind’s saviors or destroyers?

Robotics: Notes – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Robotics: Notes – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

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

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

Price: $19.96 / £11.93 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 11 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: Kai and Aki dream of building a giant fighting robot based on a super-popular anime, but that’s going to be impossible if they don’t get more members into their school’s Robot Research Club. They’ll take anyone they can talk—or force—into joining them, including an eccentric robotics champion with a secret identity and a l33t video-game designer who’s spent one too many late nights online. Finally, their goal looks like it’s within reach.

But when a sentient AI program tells Kai about mysterious documents hidden on the internet, things start to get strange for everyone. As the club members track down the secret messages, they realize that the information might be far bigger—and more dangerous—than they expected.

New Anime Licenses Unveiled for 2014 Release by Anime Limited & Manga Entertainment

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Earlier in the week a variety of new Anime Licenses for UK Distribution were unveiled, some were revealed in the latest Issue of NEO Magazine (on sale now) while others were revealed in the latest, Christmas themed, Manga UK podcast.

Interestingly some of the titles have already been announced, but majority of them are brand new announcements – so it seems that 2014 will be a great year for anime fans, but what exactly can we expect – well lets take a look:

Anime Limited:

Durarara!! (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA March 2014)
Nerima Daikon Brothers (Format: TBC, ETA: April 2014)
Gurren Lagann (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: April 2014)
Vision of Escaflowne (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: Q4 2014)
Hal (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Space Dandy (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Samurai Flamenco (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Patema Inverted (Format: Cinema, ETA: 2014)
A Letter To Momo (Format: Cinema, ETA: 2014)

Manga Entertainment UK:

Blue Exorcist Movie (Format TBC, ETA: 2014)
Robotics; Notes (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Karneval (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Jormungand (Format: TBC, ETA: 2014)
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (Format: DVD, ETA: 2014)
High School DxD (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: 2014)
The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: 2014)
Fairy Tail Movie (Format: Blu-ray & DVD, ETA: 2014)
One Piece – Collections 5 to 8 (Format: DVD, ETA: 2014)
Naruto Shippuden (Format: DVD, ETA: 2014)

Majority of the anime listed above will most likely be released during the second half of 2014, especially for Manga Entertainment’s list of titles, as the distributor is already releasing a ton of anime during the first two quarters of 2014 – including Blu-ray versions of Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online and Magi as well as DVD releases of Dragon Ball GT, One Piece and Naruto.

MVM Entertainment have yet to unveil a list of their 2014 anime, but they will be releasing a variety of anime within the next few weeks including Hakuoki, Infinite Stratos and Is This a Zombie of the Dead – all of which will only be released on DVD.