A Letter to Momo To Receive a Limited UK Theatrical Release

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Anime Limited have recently announced that they will be showing Production I.G’s award-winning film A Letter To Momo within a selection of cinemas across the UK in the coming months.

Dates and times have still yet to be confirmed; however Anime Limited have provided us with a list of all the cinemas which will be showing the film: Read more of this post

London MCM Comic Con October 2014 Anime License Round-Up

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It may have been another busy weekend at this years London MCM Comic Con but when it comes to Anime License Announcements then it was pretty much non-existent; that is unless you are MVM Entertainment.

Anyway the traditional ‘announcement panel’ was replaced with a simple Q&A session, mainly because the announcements were made online throughout the weekend and because the head honchos for Manga UK and MVM UK were busy doing other tasks; either way the complete license announcement throughout the entire MCM Comic Con weekend is as follows: Read more of this post

Short Peace – REGION FREE

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Region: A and B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only
– Confirmed Region B compatible by

Price: $24.88/ £14.93 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1x Feature-Length Film (4 Short Films)

Plot: In 1995, Katsuhiro Otomo’s anthology Memories showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world. Now, Otomo’s spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films.

A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent, Kakurenbo). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo, directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline’s Katsuhito Ishii’s original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion). The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action-packed A Farewell To Weapons (Buki Yo Saraba), as Mobile Suit Gundam designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo’s tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo, while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning Combustible (Hi-No-Youjin).

Prepare your senses for the animated films that are taking the critical world by storm as a new era in anime is ushered in with Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace!

***NOTE***

Short Peace is available in the UK (and Europe) as a PS3 Hybrid Disc; whereby it contains the ‘entire’ Short Peace movie collection, with synopsis and artwork, as well as a bonus PS3 Game developed by Suda51. The PS3 Hybrid Disc works ‘as normal’ in all Blu-ray players. This PS3 Hybrid Disc is only available in Japanese with English Subtitles; meanwhile the American Blu-ray by Sentai Filmworks has an English Dub.

Blu-ray Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day

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It’s not often we cover games on this site, but with Bandai Namco Games european release of Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day containing the animated shorts we could’nt look away, so what exactly do you get with this PS3 game? Well lets find out in our Blu-ray Review of Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day.

Synopsis:

Ranko Tsukigime, the only child of the underground “Tsukigime Enterprise” is an average high school girl by day and a deadly assassin by night. While taking on a new mission, an enemy organization threatens the lives of Ranko and her friends. This 2D fast-paced side-scrolling action game will draw players deeper into the schoolgirl/assassin’s thrilling life, and serves as a video game tie-in to Katsuhiro Otomo’s four-part anime compilation film project, Short Peace.

Possessions, Gamebo, A Farewell to Weapons and Combustible are joined by the fifth and final part of the project; Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day. Players will put their reflexes and quick judgment to the test in fast-paced platforming gameplay that will have them blazing through dangerous, obstacle-ridden environments to flee from an ominous enemy looming close behind. Read more of this post

Quick Look: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day

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We recently managed to spend some time with Bandai Namco Games upcoming release of Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day and two of the animated shorts, but what exactly did we discover? Well lets find out.

As we already explained in our break-down this PS3 release of Short Peace is a combination of four animated shorts and a fast paced platform game developed by Crispy’s in conjunction with Goichi Suda (Suda 51), however what you may not know is that the game is considered the fifth part of the Short Peace collection and in turn offers a complete package to the user.

To make it slightly easier I’ve broken this preview down into two segments, the gameplay and the movies, this way you can view our opinions of each product separately. Read more of this post

A Closer Look at the Anime Content Included with Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day

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It’s not often we cover games on this site, but seeing as Namco Bandai Games upcoming  PS3 release of Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day contains a combination of anime movies and games we have decided to share what we know currently know about the title, namely the basic synopsis for the four included movies and a quick overview of the gameplay.

As you may already be aware Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is collection of four animated short films and a 2.5D platforming shooter, with all five titles combining together to create an ultimate (and natural) blend of anime and gaming. The game is the main selling point, as it sees Ranko in a fast-paced platforming shooter killing demons using her violin and bow, whereby different attacks can be performed and chained together for combos and higher scores. Speed  and kill count is crucial in this game, especially if you are wanting to top the leader boards. Read more of this post