Live-Action Mob Psycho 100 to Stream on Netflix UK This Month

Netflix UK have confirmed that the live-action adaptation of the Japanese webmanga, Mob Psycho 100, will begin streaming on the 22nd May 2018 within the UK. Read more of this post

Live-Action Kakegurui Available to Stream on Netflix UK

Those who enjoyed the Netflix original anime series Kakegurui, of which Anime Limited plan to release on Blu-Ray and DVD within the UK, will be excited to learn that a live-action adaptation is now available to stream on the subscription-based video-on-demand streaming service Netflix UK. Read more of this post

Anime Limited to Release a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Version of the Gurren Lagann Franchise

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In a rather surprising discovery, as pointed out by NormanicGrav on Twitter, a listing on Zavvi has revealed that Anime Limited will be re-releasing the Gurren Lagann: Ultimate Edition set (which retailed for £149.99 several years ago) as a Collector’s Edition release next year. Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: Gurren Lagann – Ultimate Edition

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It’s been a long time coming but the wait is finally over, as All The Amime’s Blu-ray release of Gurren Lagann – The Ultimate Edition is finally upon us; but was it worth the wait and more importantly what does it contain? Well lets find out in our Blu-ray Review of Gurren Lagann – Ultimate Edition.

Synopsis:

This is the story of a man who has yet to realize what destiny holds in store for him…

In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are two young men: one named Simon who is shy and naive, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads.

The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic “Gunmen” and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon, and Yoko ride the mecha “Lagann” that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface! Read more of this post

Manga UK Confirms Acquistion of the original Dragon Ball TV Series

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We knew it would’nt be too long before Manga Entertainment UK announced that they had acquried the UK Distribution rights to the original Dragon Ball TV Series, especially after their little “clue” on twitter several days ago, but even so the UK Distributor has today taken to Youtube to confirm that they have acquried the UK distribution rights to the series with the first set being released in May.

Spanning 153 Episodes the original Dragon Ball TV Series will be released across 5 Season sets over the course of 7 months, each of which will feature a particular collection of sagas.

The first season set, which is being released on the 5th May 2014 will include the Emperor Pilaf and Tournament Saga’s with each episode being Digitally remastered and uncut in the original 4:3 Aspect Ratio, the same ratio used on the recent Dragon Ball GT season releases.

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 4 – REGION LOCKED

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 4

Region: A (Not Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $60.88/ £37.75 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 37 – 47 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: The war on crime and the battle for superior technology collide as Shinohara industries unleashes a rash of new Labor designs and SV2 finds itself stuck in the middle of product evaluation trials. That would be trying enough at any time, but when the department’s already being overwhelmed with handling security for the upcoming Babylon Project Conference, fighting terrorists, insurance investigators, and even tracking down monsters in the sewers, it may be the final straw that breaks the Ingram’s back.

If all that wasn’t enough pressure, SV2’s rivalry with Division One escalates to all out warfare when SV1 gets the first of the latest production models. The gloves are off and there’s a heavy metal smackdown on the horizon as Noa must strap herself into the cockpit once again to prove that her Alphonse is still the undisputed king of robotic law enforcement!

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 3 – REGION LOCKED

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 3

Region: A (Not Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $46.07/ £27.81 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 25 – 36 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: With Kanuka having returned to New York, the search is on for her replacement as Ohta’s backup. The pressure on Shinshi to step up is so severe that he contemplates leaving for a civilian job. At the same time, the powers that be are taking the opportunity to make some other sweeping changes, introducing an experienced new member to the team in the form of Takeo Kumagami.

However, the addition of another female to the SV2 is the least of Noa’s problems. A new series of stunning Labor-related crimes rapidly escalates into an all out war against the Mobile Police. Unlike any previous encounters, the SV2 are now up against a superior form of Labor – and possibly even better pilots! And just to make the disaster complete, the Police Chief’s proposed new economic move to cheaper Labors may ultimately result in the scrapping of Division 2’s Ingrams. As the terrifying Griffin stalks the streets and skies of Tokyo, the Second Special Vehicles Division must fight a battle for survival on multiple fronts!

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 2 – REGION LOCKED

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 2

Region: A (Not Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $35.30/ £21.40 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 13 – 24 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: Piloting a giant robot isn’t just a job, it’s an obsession. At least it is if you’re Noa Izumi, the dedicated young pilot of the SV2 Team 1’s Ingram, which she prefers to refer to as “Alphonse.”

Unfortunately, Noa’s not the only driven female in SV2’s lineup, and when fate puts Kanuka Clancy in charge of Noa, not only do fireworks ensue, but Captain Goto decides to throw a little alcohol on the fire! But that’s far from the most dangerous situation facing the thin steel line, and between escorting visiting royalty and pop singers at one extreme, and facing off with mysterious phantom robots on the other, there’s no rest for the weary, overworked squad.

And when someone starts sending threatening messages to Goto and potentially deadly “accidents” start occurring, it’s up to the whole force to band together and find the culprit before someone on the Ingram team has their plug pulled permanently! The bad guys will learn the hard way that you never mess with girls who pilot robots bigger than your getaway car as SV2 stomps out crime in PatLabor TV: Collection 2!

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 1 – REGION LOCKED

Patlabor: TV Series – Collection 1

Region: A (Not Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: $36.77/ £22.20 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (3 Disc Set)

Plot: Giant Robots, sociopaths, madmen waving guns: these aren’t just the problems the Mobile Police have to deal with every day, these ARE the Mobile Police! But in a world where giant robots called Labors are frequently used for criminal purposes, the boys and girls in blue have to face things that are even bigger and scarier!

So when police cadet Noa Izumi comes in to take a pilot aptitude test and instead initiates a high speed chase after a stolen Police Labor, it’s clear that she’s got exactly the right combination of guts, brains and just plain crazy that the Second Special Vehicles Division desperately needs. But fitting into the frequently insane lifestyle of SV2 won’t be easy. She’ll have rivals for the pilot seat of the mech that’s stolen Noa’s heart, and her patrol duties will include herding whales, exorcising hauntings and fighting rogue military units on top of the usual terrorists.

On the other hand, she gets to carry the biggest handgun EVER. The wheels of justice keep turning (or, in this case, running on giant metal legs,) as SV2 hits the street in Patlabor TV: Collection 1!

Unboxing: RahXephon – The Complete Collection (DVD) [UK]

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RahXephon – The Complete Collection is 101 Films second anime release and since we received our review copy we have decided to do an unboxing of it to showcase exactly what the set is like on the inside (and outside).

To start off with the Complete Collection consists of 8 DVD Discs, which contains all 26 episodes of the TV series as well as the feature length movie, and those familiar with Beez’s Anime Legends will be familiar with the style of the packaging, as all eight discs are inside one plastic box which is contained within a carded sleeve.

 

The Artwork itself is pretty basic, with the RahXephon mech (which reminds me of Doleres from Zone of the Enders TV Anime) on the front of the box as well as each of the discs, on the back is a list of each individual DVD volume (when originally released by ADV Films) and a brief overview of the series. As you can probably see from the video the box contains ADV Films logo (the original distributor of the series) as well as 101 Films logo.

As an ‘complete collection’ release its another rock solid performance from 101 Films, but we will take a closer look at that in our Review later in the month, for now though RahXephon – The Complete collection will be available on DVD from the 26th August 2013.