DVD Review: God Eater – Volume 1

Just before Bandai Namco Entertainment released GOD EATER 2 onto the PS4, and PS Vita, within Europe an anime series of the same name was being broadcast; and now a year or so later MVM Entertainment will be bringing the series to the UK in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. So with this being said does the anime live up to the excitement of the original game it is based upon or can it be considered another videogame flop? Well let’s take a look with our thoughts of the DVD release of God Eater – Volume 1. Read more of this post

Manga Review: Spirits & Cat Ears – Volume 1

I have previously described Spirits & Cat Ears as “Charming, Lovable and a little bit ecchi” on our Instagram page but when you dig deeper into the characters and their stories you’ll soon realise that Spirits & Cat Ears offers so much more than that and it all begins with this Volume 1 release which has kindly been brought to us by YenPress. Read more of this post

Light Novel Review: Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! – Volume 1

YenPress continues to publish a wide-variety of Manga and Light Novels within the UK and America and today we will be sharing our thoughts on the first light novel release of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! – Volume 1 Read more of this post

Unboxing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V – Season 1 Volume 1 (Blu-ray) [USA]

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With Manga Entertainment UK continuiously working with 4K Media to get older generations of Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime series out to the UK fanbase I opted to ‘look over the pond’ and see what the American division of 4K Media were up to with their Yu-Gi-Oh! releases; and interestingly enough I discovered that they had release Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V, which is of course the latest anime entry into the franchise, on Blu-ray. As such in our latest unboxing feature we will be taking a look at the American Blu-ray release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V – Season 1 Volume 1. Read more of this post

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 1 Volume 1 – REGION LOCKED

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Season 1 Volume 1

BD Region: A (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only

Price: £16.39 (Includes postage)

Episodes: 1 – 24 (3 Blu-ray Discs)

Plot: Yuya Sakaki’s dream is to follow in his father’s footsteps and become the greatest duel-tainer in history and he just might pull it off when he suddenly discovers Pendulum Summoning, a never-before-seen technique that let’s him summon many monsters at once! But when countless rivals emerge to steal his spotlight, Yuya needs to gear up his game because dueling has evolved into a non-stop world of action!

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This release is ‘English Dubbed’ only; a Japanese audio track is NOT included.

Blu-ray Review: RWBY – Volume 1

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It may seem like an obscure title to bring out into the UK but Animatsu’s Blu-ray release of RWBY – Volume 1 hits all of the right spots; find out why in our latest review.

Synopsis:

In the fantastical world of Remnant, mankind is plagued by supernatural beings known as the Creatures of Grimm. All that stands between humanity and evil domination are defenders known as ‘Hunters’ or ‘Huntresses’, who use magical powers to protect the people of Remnant.

Among these defenders are four young girls – Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang – who band as the awesome team RWBY (pronounced ‘ruby’). Each using their own special ability and weapon, they train alongside other gangs to become super-powered Huntresses in the fight against darkness! Read more of this post

Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Volume 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Volume 1

BD Region: A and B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only
– Confirmed Region B Compatible by Yuki Yuna Twitter account

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 1 Only
– Confirmed Region 1 only by Yuki Yuna Twitter account

Price: $71.98 / £48.49 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 4 (1 Blu-ray & 1 DVD)

Plot: Yuna Yuki is an ordinary second-year middle school student at Sanshu Junior High School. She gets up in the morning, gets ready for school, goes to classes, participates in club activities, plays with friends.

But there is one extraordinary thing about Yuki – she belongs to her school’s Brave Hero Club. What does the Brave Hero Club do? What are the mysterious beings called “Vertex”?

Yuna Yuki and her friends’ story takes place in Year 300, Era of the Gods.

Unboxing: K-On! – Volume 1 (Limited Edition Collectors Box Blu-ray) [AUS]

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Ever since K-On! made it’s debut appearence within the UK fans of the show have constantly asked for a Blu-ray release of it; fast foward several years and while the movie received a Blu-ray the series still remains absent; fortunately for us there are other alternatives. There is of course the American (Region Locked) Sentai Filmworks release or more appropiately the Australian (Region B) Madman Entertainment release and today i’ll be taking a look at the latter, or more accurately K-On! – Volume 1 (Limited Edition Artbox Blu-ray). Read more of this post

Anime Limited Store To Distribute Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins Within UK

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Anime Limited have today announced that they will be acting as the UK Distributor for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins, or more precisely Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origins – Volume 1: Blue Eyed Casval.

Unfortunately this is where it gets complicated; unlike traditional releases Anime Limited will not be distributing the film into UK retailers, such as Amazon, Zavvi and HMV; instead fans will have to buy it directly from the Anime Limited Store. The reason for this is because Anime Limited will be distributing the Limited Edition Japanese Blu-ray release of the film; a film which will not only feature both English and Japanese audio options but will be completely region free as well. Read more of this post

Kill La Kill – Volume 1 – REGION FREE

Kill La Kill – Volume 1

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

Price: Limited $74.98 / £45.74 (Excluding postage)
Standard $49.98 / £30.49 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 4

Plot: Honnouji Academy – where the school is ruled by students clad in special outfits called Goku Uniforms. Deriding the student body as “pigs in human clothing,” Student Council President Satsuki Kiryuin, along with her loyal underlings, the Elite Four, has the academy under their absolute control.

One day, a vagrant schoolgirl named Ryuko Matoi appears and tries to get Satsuki, who recognizes her Scissor Blade, to talk. Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!

NOTE: Limited Edition version includes Rearrange and Remix Soundtrack CD by Hiroyuki Sawano, a postcard set, and a double-sided poster.

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If you are just wanting the episodic content then it would be cheaper buying Anime Limited’s UK Blu-ray release of Kill La Kill, as their Volume 1 set contains the same amount of episodes as both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the US Set but it also includes an artbook.