Selection of Newer Manga UK Titles Arrive on Netflix UK

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If you are currently a Netflix UK subscriber and are a fan of anime then prepare for some exciting news; as starting from today a selection of newer Manga Entertainment UK titles will be available stream on Netflix UK as part of your subscription; that is according to a Netflix UK facebook page.

  • Attack on Titan (Season 1)
  • Black Butler (Season 2)
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Death Note
  • Ghost in the Shell (Movie)
  • High School of the Dead
  • Psycho Pass (Season 1)
  • Vampire Knight (Season 1 + 2).
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (Season 2)

These new additions join the already ‘impressive’ back-catalogue of anime titles on service, titles such as Highschool DxD, Yu-Gi-Oh! (Season 1) and Kill-La-Kill. It’s currently unknown if more titles will appear on the service, or for how long they will be available, but if you are a subscriber then it’s definately worth checking out while you’ve got the chance.

via: Anime UK Forums

MangaUK Unboxes Yu-Gi-Oh! – Season 1 in New Video

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Jeremy Graves, the community liason for Manga Entertainment UK, has recently released a new video on Manga Entertainment’s Youtube Channel whereby he unboxes the recently released Yu-Gi-Oh! – Season 1 DVD Set.

As you’d expect the unboxing provides a good overview of what to expect from the ‘Pshyical’ product; but more interestingly is that MangaUK will be doing ‘first-print-runs’ of the set. As explained in the video the first print-run of Yu-Gi-Oh! DVD releases will come in a carded sleeve and feature two amaray DVD cases with reversible sleeves, while later releases will just be a single plastic case – similar to complete seasons of Black Butler, XAM’D etc. Read more of this post

Yu-Gi-Oh! – Season 1 Coming to Netflix UK Tomorrow

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The official Yu-Gi-Oh! website have today announced that the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh!, which is being released on DVD by Manga Entertainment UK on the 17th November 2014, will be available to stream on Netflix UK starting from tomorrow.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 (English) will be available beginning tomorrow, November 1st, in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and the United States.

This means that Yu-Gi-Oh! fans within the UK will be able to re-experience the iconic series before it’s released on DVD as well as potentially drag-in newcomers who have yet to witness the original series. Read more of this post

London MCM Comic Con October 2014 Anime License Round-Up

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It may have been another busy weekend at this years London MCM Comic Con but when it comes to Anime License Announcements then it was pretty much non-existent; that is unless you are MVM Entertainment.

Anyway the traditional ‘announcement panel’ was replaced with a simple Q&A session, mainly because the announcements were made online throughout the weekend and because the head honchos for Manga UK and MVM UK were busy doing other tasks; either way the complete license announcement throughout the entire MCM Comic Con weekend is as follows: Read more of this post

MangaUK Confirms Acquistion of Original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Series

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Despite it being discovered over a week ago Manga Entertainment UK have finally confirmed that they have acquired the UK distribution rights for the complete original series of Yu-Gi-Oh!; with the first season being released on DVD next month.

A post on the official MangaUK facebook page earlier today confirmed what we already knew, but incase you missed it then here is the official announcement: Read more of this post

Manga Entertainment UK to Distribute Yu-Gi-Oh! Within the UK; First Season Due Out Next Month

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Treat this as a ‘potential’ rumour for now; but according to the Anime News Network, and a listing on Anime-On-Line, Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing the 4Kids Produced version of Yu-Gi-Oh! on DVD within the UK – starting with the first season on the 17th November 2014.

We’ve yet to receive confirmation from MangaUK themselves but seeing as Anime-On-Line has a product listing for it then we get treat this release as fact; additionally with the London MCM Comic Con coming-up it suggests that Anime-On-Line has ‘accidentially’ listed the product before the distributor has had chance to announce it at the event. Read more of this post

Cartoon Network UK to Broadcast Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Starts Next Week

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Cartoon Network UK, the headline Cartoon Network Satellite channel,  will soon be broadcasting the latest generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series in the form of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.

For those unaware of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a series that features new characters, new cards and new abilities, however the objective of becoming the ‘duellist champion’ still remains the same. In Zexal viewers follow the story of aspiring young duelist Yuma Tsukumo, who, after attempting to defeat his arch rival in a duel, encounters a mysterious duel spirit called Astral. Astral is currently looking for his lost memories, which are currently stored in the form of new Xyz dueling Cards. After enlisting the help of Yuma and his friends, they now begin a quest to find all of the Xyz cards as well as allowing Yuma to continue chasing his dream of becoming duellist champion. It’s a new twist on the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise and now it’s finally available for viewing on UK TV.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal start’s airing on Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 6:30pm on Cartoon Network (Sky Channel 601) with new episodes being shown every weekday at 6:30pm. Despite the series being broadcast in HD (over in Japan at least) the series will not be shown in HD in the UK, so some viewers may wish to change to the Standard Definition version of Cartoon Network.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal isn’t the only Yu-Gi-Oh! series on TV Either, as Kix (Sky Channel 627) is still showing episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX with episodes currently running up to the end of the Scared Beats / Shadow Riders Storyline.