Blu-Ray Review: Star Blazers 2199: Space Battleship Yamato – The Complete Series

The iconic franchise revitalised for a new generation arrives in the UK via Manga Entertainment UK; but will this battleship sink or will it rise to the occasion and deliver victory for all? That all depends on your interest in the franchise; but lets take a look what this complete series collection of Star Blazers 2199: Space Battleship Yamato has to offer. Read more of this post

Space Battleship Yamato (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Space Battleship Yamato (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (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: $14.99 / £8.90 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 Feature Length Movie

Plot:The year is 2199. Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction as the Gamilas, a heinous race of alien invaders, wage an endless war for the right to inhabit the Earth.

The last hope for humanity lies on the distant planet of Iskander, and the only battleship capable of attempting the journey is the legendary Yamato. Armed with the devastatingly-powerful Wave Motion Cannon, grizzled Captain Okita and the Yamato’s crew venture boldly into the darkest depths of space.

The Gamilas attack at every turn, but fallen hero Susumu Kodai and ace pilot Yuki Mori fight side-by-side for the future of their world. Together, these young lovers unlock the secrets of Iskander – only to face a harrowing voyage home that will change their world forever!


Manga Entertainment UK has previously released this film onto Blu-ray and DVD within the UK and is currently available to purchase from online retailers and HMV.

Blu-ray Review: Space Battleship Yamato

space_battleship_yamato_review (3)It’s time to do something different and head into ‘real’ space with the legendary Space Battleship Yamato, but how does this live-action film fair against its anime counterpart? Well we have no idea since we never saw the original anime, either way we take a look at what Manga UK’s Blu-ray release of the Space Battleship Yamato has to offer.


An epic space odyssey takes to the stars in Space Battleship Yamato, the most expensive film ever made in Japan. With an out of this world budget, this intergalactic blockbuster takes viewers into deep space and beyond for a war set to bring the human race to its knees! Read more of this post

London Comic Con May 2013 Announcements & Acquisitions Rundown


Over the course of the weekend it was the May 2013 London Comic Con and during it Manga Entertainment UK, MVM Entertainment UK and Anime Limited revealed it latest’s acquisitions via a serious of announcements at the industry panel, which took place on Saturday 25th May 2013, and at the live podcast recording, which took place on Sunday 26th May 2013.

If you missed out on either announcements, or could not attend the event, then don’t worry as here is a summary of what was announced over the course of the weekend:

Anime Limited:

– Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (formats & release date TBA)

Manga Entertainment UK:

– Attack on Titan (formats & release date TBA)
– Space Battleship Yamato (DVD and Blu-ray release on 19th August 2013)
– Fate/Zero Unlimited Blade Works (DVD and Blu-ray release on 26th August 2013)
– One Piece: Collection 5 to 8 (DVD only & release dates TBC)

Kaze UK (in conjunction with Manga UK):

– Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood trial (DVD & Blu-ray, release date TBA)

MVM Entertainment UK:

– Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (DVD only, release date TBC)
– Red Garden (DVD only, release date TBC)
– Pumpkin Scissors (DVD only, release date TBC)
– Heaven’s Memo Pad (formats & release date TBA)
– [C]: Control (formats & release date TBA)
– Shangri-La (formats & release date TBA)

Along with the announcements Jerome from Manga Entertainment UK confirmed that the recently announced Blue Exorcist: The Definitive Collection Blu-ray would feature both English and Japanese Audio languages and that it would be released over two volumes. A DVD Version will be re-released (as a complete series box set) but it will only feature the Japanese Audio languages.