Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Delayed Until Next Month

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The release date alterations continue for Anime Limited; as while their Collectors Edition release of Wings of Honneamise may have been moved-up to the 27th April 2015 the release of Tiger & Bunny: The Rising has now been pushed back until the 25th May 2015.

According to the latest newswire by Anime Limited this is due to assets not being received from the licensor; additionally the ‘planned’ Tiger & Bunny double pack – which saw both movies combined into a single package – is no longer an option due to the films being produced by two different companies.

So in short; Tiger & Bunny – The Rising will now be released on the 25th May 2015 as a Collectors Edition Combo Pack and the plans to release a Tiger & Bunny Double Movie Pack have now been scapped.

Competition: Win Tiger & Bunny – Box 1 and Bleach: Hell Verse

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To celebrate the arrival of Animax UK’s new Six-Month Subscription deal, a deal which offers a 20% discount compared to the standard monthly price, we have teamed up with the video-on-demand service to offer anime fans the chance of winning two fabulous prizes.

Before i get to the competition details i’d like to remind everyone that Animax UK is considered the ‘ultimate anime destination’ for UK anime fans. For only £4.99 a month, or £3.99 a month if you sign-up to the Six-Month Contract, users can stream great titles including Fairy Tail, Noragami, Bleach, Death Note, Code Geass and Persona 4, alongside brand new simulcasts from Japan.

To further promote the shows on offer, Animax UK have provided us with two great prizes to give away to our readers.

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Tiger & Bunny – Box 1 Competition:

First up is Tiger & Bunny – Box 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack), a set which contains the first seven episodes of the series on both Blu-ray and DVD, with the remainder of the series being available to stream on Animax UK service.

The Tiger & Bunny Competition is now closed and the winners are:

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Bleach: Hell Verse Competition:

The second prize on offer is Bleach: Hell Verse on DVD, the fourth film in the long-running anime series.

The Bleach: Hell Verse Competition is now closed and the winners are:

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Terms and Conditions:

1) Competition will close on Sunday 13th July 2014 at 11:59pm, with winners announced shortly after
2) Prizes have been provided by Animax UK and can not be swapped
3) The Competition is open to anyone living within the UK (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland)

GOOD LUCK!

Tiger & Bunny – Set 2 – REGION FREE

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Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only
– Region A only screen will appear but if press Disc Menu / Top Menu you will be taken to the Main Menu and everything will operate as normal (tested on PS3, Samsung & Panasonic Blu-ray Players/Drives)

Price: $38.32/ £22.71 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 14 – 25 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: Hailed as the heroes who saved Stern Bild, Kotetsu and Barnaby face a volley of media attention that includes their learning how to dance! Then, Kotetsu deals with his conflicted feelings about continuing as Wild Tiger and visits his hometown to spend time with his family.

He tries to discuss his feelings with Barnaby, but when a possible new lead comes up, Kotetsu gives his full attention to helping Barnaby find the murderer of his parents.

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An Australian release of Tiger & Bunny – Set 2, which is Region B compatible by default, is also available and contains the same amount of episodes. Alternatively the episodes contained within Tiger & Bunny – Set 2 are available in the UK but require the KAZE Box 3 and Box 4 BD/DVD Combo Pack releases.

Tiger & Bunny – Set 1 – REGION FREE

Tiger & Bunny – Set 1

Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only
– Region A only screen will appear but if press Disc Menu / Top Menu you will be taken to the Main Menu and everything will operate as normal (tested on PS3, Samsung & Panasonic Blu-ray Players/Drives)

Price: $43.85/ £25.99 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 13 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu Kaburagi (a.k.a. Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by his friends) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible.

Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, all with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the “Ouroboros,” and earn enough points to become this year’s King of Heroes.

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An Australian release of Tiger & Bunny – Set 1, which is Region B compatible by default, is also available and contains the same amount of episodes. Alternatively the episodes contained within Tiger & Bunny – Set 1 are available in the UK but require the KAZE Box 1 and Box 2 BD/DVD Combo Pack releases.

Multiple Kaze Releases Delayed Until September

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We have just been informed that multiple Kaze UK releases, most of which are expected to be released next week, have now been delayed until September 2013.

Titles affected include Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Season 1 Part 2, Bleach Complete Series 11 and Tiger & Bunny – Part 4, each of which were being released into the UK by Kaze via Manga Entertainment UK thus making the pile of delays even larger to Kaze’s already “impressive” delay streak.

According to the information we received the delay is due to stock not being able to reach the suppliers in time, so consequently the delays are rather minimal. Here is a rundown of the new release dates:

2nd September 2013:

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Season 1 Part 2
Tiger & Bunny –  Part 4

11th September 2013:

Bleach Complete Series 11

It’s worth noting that while the discs / artwork have the Manga Entertainment UK logo on them they have no involved with the production, supplement (etc) as this is all sorted via Kaze’s end, which just recently has been rather appalling.

Quick Look: Tiger & Bunny – Part 4 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

The final instalment of Tiger & Bunny is fast approaching, and while we won’t be doing a review of it we have got a quick-look video at the Blu-ray, DVD and their Disc contents.

First off all Tiger & Bunny – Part 4, just like previous instalments, will feature a single Blu-ray disc with two DVD discs, in this case the Blu-ray disc has 6 episodes and a trailer while the DVD discs have 3 episodes per disc as well as 2 trailers per disc.  Basically its the exact same release format as previous instalments, and the same goes for the content as well with the Blu-ray offering a higher detailed picture than the DVD release.

Either way our “quick-look” video can be seen below and Tiger & Bunny – Part 4 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) will be available from the 26th August 2013 within the UK.

London Comic Con May 2013 Announcements & Acquisitions Rundown

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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.

Manga UK Release Unboxing Video for Tiger & Bunny – Part 1

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Manga Entertainment UK have recently uploaded a brand new unboxing video, and this time its in the form of the Tiger & Bunny Part 1 Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack.

This Combo Pack features the first 7 Episodes of the Anime over 2 DVD Disc’s and 1 Blu-ray Disc, additionally included with this release is 3 collectors cards and 3 collectors mini-magazines all of which is enclosed in a digi-packaging and outer slip cover sleeve – making it an ideal purchase for Anime collectors and fans of the series.

As you’d come to expect from Jeremy’s Unboxing videos he’ll talk us through the contents and what it looks like, so if your interested in this release then its definately worth of a watch.

Tiger & Bunny – Part 1 will be distributed in the UK by Manga Entertainment UK on the 4th February 2013.

Tiger & Bunny – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) Limited Edition Pack Detailed

Tiger & Bunny, a popular Anime Series that made its debut UK appearence on Anime-On-Demand last year, will soon be released into the UK on Blu-ray and DVD via Kaze UK and Manga Entertainment UK – and with this ‘upcoming’ release a special, Limited Edition version of Part 1 will be released.

The UK Tiger & Bunny release is a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which features a single Blu-ray Disc and two DVD Discs. On the disc’s you will receive the first seven episodes of the TV Series, as well as some extras – such as textless songs and trailers. This ‘series’ is being released as a four-part-long release, meaning to get the ‘entire’ collection you’ll have to buy 4 seperate DVD / Blu-ray Combo Packs – all of which will be spread over year long period.

Additionally in the ‘Limited Edition’ Pack you will receive 3 collectors cards, 3 collectors mini-magazines, limited edition packaging and an outer-slip cover for the entire Blu-ray case, all of this, which packaged together, should look something like this:

Tiger & Bunny – Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) is now available to pre-order from a variety of retailers and it is currently expected to be released on the 4th February 2013.