CITV to Broadcast the Eighteenth Season of Pokemon on Easter Monday

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Following on from the reveal of CITV broadcasting the seventeenth Pokemon movie this easter bank-holiday new listings on Sky (and Freeview) reveal that the eighteenth season of Pokemon, which is the second season in the Pokemon XY timeline, will be broadcast on Easter Monday.

The first episode of Season 18 will be shown at 5pm on Monday 6th April 2015 with the next episode to be shown at 5pm on Monday 13th April 2015. Read more of this post

Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1 to 4 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1 to 4 (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: $29.99 / £20.35 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 4 (3 DVD & 2 Blu-ray)

Plot: Remember when vampires had fangs? Remember when they were known as terrifying monsters that stalked the night, instead of moody teenagers that sparkle in daylight? It’s time to drive a stake through the lovesick heart of contemporary vampire nonsense. Satisfy your bloodlust with <I>Hellsing Ultimate</i>, the definitive action-horror anime.

The rogue vampire Arucard is the Hellsing Organization’s deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant, policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Arucard’s gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampires urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.

Unboxing: Sengoku Basara – Complete Collection: Season 1 & 2 + The Movie (Blu-ray) [AUS]

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Shortly after Sengoku Basra – The Last Party was released onto Blu-ray and DVD within Australia Madman Entertainment, the australian distributor for the series, released a Complete Collection package whereby Season 1, Season 2 and The Last Party film were bundled into a single set; well today i’ll be taking a quick look at it. Read more of this post

MangaUK Confirms Acquistion of Original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Series

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Despite it being discovered over a week ago Manga Entertainment UK have finally confirmed that they have acquired the UK distribution rights for the complete original series of Yu-Gi-Oh!; with the first season being released on DVD next month.

A post on the official MangaUK facebook page earlier today confirmed what we already knew, but incase you missed it then here is the official announcement: Read more of this post

Pokemon Advanced Generation TV Series Added to Amazon Instant Video

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It seems Netflix, or the official Pokemon TV App, isn’t the only place to watch Pokemon legally within the UK as the online streaming service Amazon Instant Video have recently added ‘majority’ of the Pokemon Advanced Generation TV series to their streaming line-up.

The Advanced Generation Series, which consists of Pokemon Advanced, Pokemon Advanced Challenge, Pokemon Advanced Battle and Pokemon Battle Frontier sees Ash and Brock joined up with brother and sister Max and May as they travel round the Hoenn Region taking part in Gym Battles and Contests.The later series, Battle Frontier, sees the same group of heroes travel round to Kanto region taking part in various ‘Battle Brains’ in abid to become the strongest Pokemon trainer. Read more of this post

DVD Review: Patlabor – The Complete OVA Series

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It’s time to step back in time as we take a look at MVM’s DVD release of Patlabor’s early days, but what exactly did we think of this DVD Release, and even more so was a Blu-ray release valid? Find out in our DVD Review of Patlabor – The OVA Series.

Synopsis:

Drunk drivers are bad, but put a drunk driver in a giant robot called a Labor and you’ve got a disaster waiting to happen. And when REAL criminals get their hands on those same giant robots, the cops need giant robots of their own just to maintain the status quo, right? That’s the logic behind the development of the Patlabor program and special Labor Crime units like Japan’s Section 2, in any case. But what logic fails to take into account is where to find police officers who’re equally conversant with both robots and the regulations? That’s where the motley crew of Section 2, Division 2 comes in!

With ridiculously perky tomboy Noa Izumi and gun-happy madman Isao Ohta as primary Labor pilots and the impossibly laidback Captain Goto in what passes for command, SV2 is ready to hit the streets with their twenty-ton feet! But will they be taking a byte out of crime or have they bitten off more than they can chew? The law of the land and the laws of robotics are about to collide! Read more of this post

CITV to Re-Air Pokemon Movie 16: Genesect and the Legend Awakened This Week, Available Now via ITV Player

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For those who missed the ‘early morning’ show of Pokémon Movie 16: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, then don’t worry as CITV will be showing it again later this week.

According to the Sky+ Planner (and TheRadioTimes TV Guide) Pokémon movie 16: Genesect and the Legend Awakened will be broadcast at 4:30pm on the 25th October 2013 on the CITV Channel (Sky 621, Freeivew 72), yet again as part of the CITV Film Club.

For those unwilling to wait the film is now available to watch ‘on demand’ via the ITV Player, and will currently be available for the next 29 days (if not longer due to the film being re-aired again later this week).

The Pokémon XY episodes, which were also shown this weekend, are also available to watch on the ITV Player, however the remaining episodes of the Pokémon XY Anime series will be shown on CITV until next year.

Sony Movie Channel to Broadcast Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail, Meanwhile UK Blu-ray & DVD Release Delayed by Kaze

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As I previously announced on Twitter the Late NIght Anime Screenings on the Sony Movie Channel will be continuing with the complete OVA Series, Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trial, with all five episodes shown back-to-back at once.

The first episode of the OVA Series, which takes place ‘after’ the original TV series, will start at 1:05am and will continue until all five episodes have finished, with the traditional adverts in between episodes. Additionally  if you miss it their is a +1 service, with the first episode starting at 2:05am.

For the past few weeks the Sony Movie Channel has broadcast a variety of anime as part of its ‘Late Night Anime’ slot, whereby every Monday night / Tuesday morning a film will be shown – with this weeks (yesterday’s) film being Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. At this point in time all of the films broadcast have been released by KAZE Entertainment, so it could mean we may see other ‘kaze’ released TV Series being broadcast on the channel, including Code Geass and Tiger & Bunny.

While the Sony Movie Channel will be broadcasting the series next week, Manga Entertainment UK has took to twitter to announce that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the series has been delayed due to a production issue, so that’s another release delayed by kaze.

 

The Blu-ray and DVD Release of Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail will now be released on the 18th November 2013, so that’s a 2 week delay compared to the original 4th November release date, however those eager to watch it can of course watch it next week on the Sony Movie Channel at 1:05am on Sky 323, furthermore you do not need a Sky Movie subscription to watch the channel, just a basic Sky TV Package.

CITV To Air Pokemon Movie 16: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, As well as Pokemon XY TV Series

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According to a press release published on BulbaNews the UK free-to-view TV Channel “CITV” will be broadcasting the latest Pokémon movie on the same day as the US Cartoon Network channel broadcasts it, furthermore the two episodes from the Pokémon XY TV Series will be shown over the same weekend with the remaining XY episodes being shown next year. Read more of this post

DVD Review: RahXephon – The Complete Collection

rahxephon_review_screenshot_8101 Films second Anime release is RahXephon – The Complete Collection on DVD and as we mentioned in our unboxing video it features both the TV Series and Movie, but what do we think of it? Find out in our DVD Review of RahXephon – The Complete Collection.

Synopsis:

It is a new reality. For 15 years, the remnants of the human race have fought against the alien Mu and their unstoppable giant Dolem; a battle mankind seems destined to lose. But deep within the captured city of Tokyo, where time flows on a different path and mind-wiped citizens do not even know that they have been conquered, there is something that the Mu fears more than all of mankind’s weapons.

To find that secret, one young woman must penetrate the domed walls of Tokyo Jupiter and find a single young man, a young man upon whom the fate of all humanity depends… for in his heart lies the power of RahXephon, and with it all the worlds can be remade. Read more of this post