Gundam Reconguista in G To Be Released as a Complete Series Blu-ray

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When Anime Limited first announced the release of Gundam Reconguista in G, otherwise known as Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Reconguista in G, many retailers incorrectly listed the product as a Complete Series collection and since then it has never been amended (despite the distributor claiming that it would be released in two parts). Well as part of yesterday’s newswire the distributor revealed that it will now be able to release Gundam Reconguista in G as a Complete Series Blu-ray set and better yet it will receive that ‘special’ treatment like previous Mobile Suit Gundam releases. Read more of this post

Parasyte The Maxim – Collection 1 Limited Edition Bundle Revealed

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Following on from the confirmation that Akmae Ga Kill, which is due out on the 7th March 2016, would receive a Limited Edition release Animatsu Entertainment have now announced that Parasyte The Maxim – Collection 1 will also be getting the same type of treatment. Read more of this post

Darker Than Black – Season 1 (Premium Edition Blu-ray) – REGION LOCKED

Darker Than Black – Season 1 (Premium Edition Blu-ray)

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

Price: $61.05 / £40.17 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 26 (3 Disc Set)

Plot: A new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as Contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question.

One among these operatives is more mysterious than the rest – the masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper. His true identity and intentions remain unknown, but as his path weaves through the shadows and alleys of Tokyo, blood is spilled on both sides of the law. It’s a new age of confusion, and the rules of engagement have changed.

Spirited Away and Hayao Miyazaki Blu-ray Sets Spotted on Amazon UK

1083_019812B.jpgIf you are currently waiting for the next ‘high definition’ Studio Ghibli film to add to your collection then prepare to get excited; as Amazon UK have recently listed not one but two very special Blu-ray sets.

First up is the long overdue Blu-ray release of Spirited Away, a film which is one of my personal favourites, which is currently priced at £24.99 and is scheduled for release on the 3rd November 2014. The second title to be released is actually a Hayao Miyazaki box set; a set celebrating the works of Hayao Mizyazaki’s by containing a variety of Studio Ghibli films that he has worked on; this particular set comes with a listing price of £249.99, which is far more expensive than any other anime release i’ve seen, and will also be released on the 3rd November 2014.

Details are scarce for both releases but judging from UK Anime Network they assume that the Hayao Miyazaki set will be ‘identical’ to the one released in Japan several months ago; whereby the set would contain all of the films that Miyazaki has been involved with as well as a variety of short films and bonus content.

Eitherway both Spirited Away and the Hayao Miyazaki sets are coming to the UK on Blu-ray and will be distributed by STUDIOCANAL; the current UK distributor for Studio Ghibli films, on the 3rd November 2014.

via: UK Anime Network

Anime Limited To Re-Author & Re-Release Durarara Blu-ray Set, DVD Release Delayed Until Further Notice

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It seems Anime Limited have decided to take action against all of the complaint’s received regarding their Durarara Blu-ray release as the UK Distributor have announced that they will re-author and re-release the Durarara Blu-ray set while the DVD version of the series will be delayed until further notice.

We’ve taken the decision to re-author the discs for fans in the UK! We don’t want anyone feeling unhappy and anyone who orders it will get replacement discs per show from us that needs them as soon as it’s done.

Nobody likes a broken product on the market and we’re not happy about that, nor is Siren in Australia for that matter.

This whole issue started when reviewers (such as ourselves) informed Anime Limited that their Blu-ray release of the series had missing sign track subtitles and a few subtitling issues, such as subtitles disappearing from the screen (if you read our review then you may already be aware of these issues). Read more of this post

UK DVD Release of Dragon Ball GT – Season 2 Will Include the Hero’s Legacy Special

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For those wondering if the UK DVD Release of Dragon Ball GT – Season 2, which is out on the 17th March 2014, will include the Dragon Ball GT Special “A Hero’s Legacy” then rejoice as it does.

Just like the previous Australian and America release the 45 minute TV special, which see’s Pan’s grandson Goku Jr embark on a journey to find a Dragon Ball, is included on the final DVD disc of the second season box set which also features the final four episodes of the Dragon Ball GT Series.

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All The Anime Clarify’s What To Expect From The “Ultimate Edition” of Gurren Lagann

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Ever since All The Anime, also known as Anime Limited, unveiled the “Ultimate Edition” of Gurren Lagann on Blu-ray many fans have been asking “what to expect” from this relatively pricey release. Well today All The Anime hopes to address these questions as they have released more details, including a Q&A on their site, about what to expect from this set.

So first off it will comprise of:

  • A rigid artbox think same style of material as Cowboy Bebop’s was made of – but bigger.
  • Nice Digipack inside – to hold all 6 discs.  Artwork  TBC.
  • A hardback A5 artbook to fit inside the box – currently the page count was set at 50 – see below for more info though.
  • Only 2,000 will be printed!   You’ll get an artcard inside certifying the number in the release you have got :).

What’s on the discs though?:

  • Episodes 1 -27 of the TV series, with English dub and subtitles over 4 BD50s
  • Movie 1: Childhood’s End with English subtitles, as it was never dubbed in the USA sadly, BD25 or 50 TBC!
  • Movie 2: The Lights in the Sky are Stars with English subtitles, as it was never dubbed in the USA sadly, BD25 or 50 TBC!
  • Parallel Works – Complete, but will be split in half as everywhere else, half on Movie 1′s BD, the other on Movie 2. 
  • Video extras – Whatever we can get our hands on, we’re negotiating now but it turns out the reason a bunch of extras on the US import from Japan weren’t translated was they are exclusive for the domestic release we gather.  Meaning we may not be allowed to use them on our

Basically the “Ultimate Edition” is a Limited Run of the Gurren Lagann collection, with both the TV Series & Movies being included as well as a variety of bonuses, such as the Parallel Works OVA Collection. To make this set “extra special” it will feature exclusive content that will not be released in feature versions of this series.

Despite having a £149.99 SRP (Suggest Retail price) Amazon UK are currently listing this set for £84.27, which is nearly half the ‘retail price’ meanwhile Anime-On-Line is listing the set for £111.99, so if you shop around you may be able to get this “limited-time-only” release for half of the asking price.

The Ultimate Edition of Gurren Lagann, which will only be released on Blu-ray, will ship during June 2014 – meanwhile the standalone DVD and Blu-ray sets will be released during October 2014.

Manga UK Confirms Alteration to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Complete Series Blu-ray Release

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Manga Entertainment UK have today announced, via the latest podcast episode, that the previously confirmed complete Blu-ray box set of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will now be released as two separate parts.

Originally the idea was for Manga UK to release the complete series on one eight-disc Blu-ray set, however due to distribution rights it will now be released over two four-disc Blu-ray sets, which mimic’s how the series was released in America last year. The first half of the series will contain Episodes 1 – 33 and it will be released on the 27th May 2013, where as the second half of the series will contain episodes 34 – 64 and it will be released on the 14th October 2013.

Furthermore the first half (i.e Part 1) will include a UK-Exclusive art box / carded sleeve which can fit both half-season sets into it, thus giving the impression that you own a complete series box set.

Both half-season sets will be priced at a SRP of £45.99, but online prices will be slightly cheaper and Manga UK will continue to release the individual volumes (parts) of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood at a SRP of £24.99, with Part 4 also being released on the 27th May 2013.

The first half of the series will be released on the 27th May 2013, but for the mean time Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part 3, which contains Episodes 27 – 39, has today just been released onto Blu-ray (you can read our review here).