Selection of Upcoming FUNimation UK Titles Switched to Blu-ray

heavy-object-screenshot

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

Ronja: The Robber’s Daughter Added to Amazon Video UK for Prime Members

ronja-the-robbers-daughter-screenshot

Amazon UK continues to expand it’s anime streaming selection as following on from the additions of Scum’s Wish and Onihei the online retailer giant has now added Studio Ghibli’s CGI-styled-anime series Ronja: The Robber’s Daughter to their ever-growing-streaming content. Read more of this post

Garo: The Animation – Season 1 Part 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Garo: The Animation – Season 1 Part 2 (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: £41.07 (Includes postage)

Episodes: 1 3– 25 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, Len Lus, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germn Lus, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” Len must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

Together, Len and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

Gunslinger Girl – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [Anime Classics] – REGION FREE

Gunslinger Girl – The Complete Collection

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

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

Price: £33.70 (includes postage)

Episodes: 1 – 26 + 2 OVA (4 Blu-ray & 5 DVD’s)

Plot: The girl has a mechanical body. However, she is still an adolescent child.

Officially, the Social Welfare Agency is a government sponsored corporation that’s in the business of saving lives. In reality, it’s an agency on the fringe of technology. They give terminal patients another shot at life using cybernetic implants. This conditioning process then shapes the patient into an efficient machine for handling all of the government’s dirty work.

Having survived the brutal slaughter of her family, Henrietta awakens to her new life at the Agency with a re-built body and no memory of the past. She has been teamed with her handler Jose, who is responsible for her training and conditioning, turning her into the perfect killing machine. Henrietta strives to find her place within the Agency, doing her best to win Jose’s affection. But can Jose control her? Can he balance the needs and desires between the assassin and the developing adolescent.

Jormungand – Season 1 & Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Jormungand – Season 1 & Season 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: £43.58 (Includes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 24 (4 Blu-ray & 4 DVD)

Plot: Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the only way he can find those responsible for his family’s slaughter.

Besides, his employer isn’t like most merchants of death. She uses guile and cutthroat tactics to keep her clients armed to the teeth – all while cultivating her own warped plan for the future of world peace. With the CIA desperate for her capture, assassins eager to collect her head, and the potential for every contract to end in ultra-violence, Koko and her comrades in arms bring the boom to every corner of the world.

—-NOTE—-

Manga Entertainment UK have previously released both seasons of Jormungand on DVD and Blu-ray within the UK. This UK release also uses the same disc masters provided by FUNimation.

Full Metal Panic! & Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid To Be Released on Blu-ray Next Year

fullmetalpanic_tsr_blu-ray_3

Those wishing to own Full Metal Panic!, and it’s sequel series Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, on Blu-ray without having to purchase the Ultimate Edition of the franchise, which coincidentally also comes with the spin-off series Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU, will be excited to hear that the individual seasons will be released later next year with March 2017 currently scheduled as the tentative release date. Read more of this post

Manga Entertainment UK Recalls Yu-Gi-Oh! GX – Season 1 Due to Manufacturing Issue

yugioh_gx_screenshot

If you recently purchased Manga Entertainment UK’s DVD release of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX – Season 1 this week then you will want to return it; as the UK Anime Distributor have today issued a recall on the product due to a manufacturing issue discovered on the final retail variations of the set. Read more of this post

Psycho-Pass – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Psycho-Pass – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

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

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

Price: $45.99 / £38.52 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 22 (4 Blu-ray’s & 4 DVD’s)

Plot: Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law.

The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal. Cops work in teams made up of enforcers and inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all.

Society is paralyzed by its deepest, darkest desires, and trial by jury has been replaced by the wrath of the dominator.

—-NOTE—-

Manga Entertainment UK has released Psycho-Pass as a complete season collection on both Blu-ray and DVD within the UK; they also use the same disc assets that FUNimation use in this set.

Maken-Ki!: Battling Venus – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [S.A.V.E Edition] – REGION LOCKED

Maken-Ki!: Battling Venus – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [S.A.V.E Edition]

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: £21.18 (Includes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 13 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: Takeru enrolled in Tenbi Academy because the girl-to-guy ratio is, like, three girls for every guy. But this bevvy of bombshells is actually a school where teens beef up their combat skills using a magic power thingy called a Maken.

Redheads with wicked high kicks, shocking blonde bullies, and aggressive brunettes are everywhere. And every time there’s a brawl, their clothes tend to disintegrate. Distracted by all the bouncy brawlers, Takeru has a hard time concentrating on his training. Things get sticky when the hornball can’t figure out how to use his Maken.

If he doesn’t find his mojo quick, he’ll be dumped by the school of his dreams – or destroyed by an attacker who’s after his magic power thingy!

Unboxing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V – Season 1 Volume 1 (Blu-ray) [USA]

yugioh-arcv-season1-volume1-front

With Manga Entertainment UK continuiously working with 4K Media to get older generations of Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime series out to the UK fanbase I opted to ‘look over the pond’ and see what the American division of 4K Media were up to with their Yu-Gi-Oh! releases; and interestingly enough I discovered that they had release Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V, which is of course the latest anime entry into the franchise, on Blu-ray. As such in our latest unboxing feature we will be taking a look at the American Blu-ray release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V – Season 1 Volume 1. Read more of this post