Harlock Space Pirate To Receive a Limited Theatrical Release Next Month


Manga Entertainment have today revealed that the CGI film adapatation of Captain Harlock, entitled Harlock Space Pirate, will be receiving a limited theatrical release before the film is released onto DVD and Blu-ray next month.

Although Manga UK have yet to confirm which cinemas will show the film, which we blieve it will be selective Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK, the distributor has confirmed that it will be available in those cinemas from the 22nd April 2015; with the film itself to be released on DVD and Blu-ray the following Monday. Read more of this post

Anime Limited Acquires Miss Hokusai for Theatrical and Home Video Release

Miss Hokusai

The latest big announcement from Anime Limited comes in the form of Miss Hokusai; a relatively new film from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) that was directed by Annecy winner Keiichi Hara.

Miss Hokusai, which is based in the Edo period of Japan, will see a limited theatrical run in Cinemas across the UK in May; while a Blu-ray and DVD release of the film will become available later in the year; as el presidente of Anime Limited, Andrew Partridge, explains: Read more of this post

A Letter to Momo To Receive a Limited UK Theatrical Release


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

All The Anime Acquries Giovanni’s Island for Theatrical and Home Video Release


UK Anime Distributor All The Anime, previously known as Anime Limited, have today announced that they have acquried the UK distribution license for Giovanni’s Island, a feature-length animated film directed by Mizuho Nishikubo and produced by Production I.G, for home video and theatrical release.

Based on true events, and created by the same studio behind A Letter To Momo, Giovanni’s Island sees two boys, Junpei and Kanta, living within the war torn island of Shikotan as they and the residents become acustomed to all of the new changes taking place; changes which sees two different nations of people becoming acustomed to each other despite all of the tensions in the air. It’s a dramatic story and one that sees imagination and open-minds bring new possibilities for the characters. Read more of this post

25th Anniversary Poster Unveiled for Ghost In The Shell’s Theatrical Run


In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Mamoru Oshi’s Ghost in the Shell film, and to promote it’s limited run in Picture House cinemas, Manga Entertainment UK have created a quad poster.

The Poster, which is seen below, has been designed to not only promote the limited Theatrical run of Ghost in the Shell but it is also designed to celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary and as such the artwork matches that of the Blu-ray steelbook release. Read more of this post

Anime Limited Licenses Patema Inverted for UK Theatrical & Home Video Release


Anime Limited, also known as All The Anime, have today announced that they have licensed Patema Inverted for distribution within the UK, however unlike Perfect Blue the film will receive a “limited run” in Cinemas across the UK in addition to a DVD and Blu-ray Release.

Just like “major blockbuster films” Patema Inverted will be shown in Cinemas throughout the UK, with dates and locations to be revealed in the future. Shortly after its theatrical release Anime Limited will release the film onto Blu-ray and DVD, as Andrew Partridge, founder and president of Anime Limited explains:

“We’re very excited to bring the visual and storytelling treat that is Patema Inverted to the UK for theatrical release. Having such a film made available to cinema-goers is what we strive to do here at Anime Limited. Being able to also bring the film to home video allows us to provide UK anime audiences with a full service experience.”

For those unaware Patema Inverted is the latest cinematic offering from Yasuhiro Yoshiura, director of the much loved (and previously kickstarted) Time of Eve OVA Series. The film itself is set in a unique underground world where an adventurous young princess, Patema, sets to explore the ‘danger zone’ – the region where passage has been forbidden by the leaders of the community. As she investigates the ‘danger’, Patema soon discovers just what’s going on right under her feet.

The film was released ‘this month’ in Japan, and now Anime Limited hopes to distribute it into the UK in the near future. I’m assuming that Patema Inverted being released into the UK is a result of “positive” subtitle only feedback from their recent survey, that is unless an English Dub is currently in the works.

Either way, Anime Limited have licensed Patema Inverted and it will be released into the UK on both DVD and Blu-ray with a limited cinematic run beforehand.