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Manga Essentials 2015

Thursday 17th December 2015


2015 has been a great and very busy year for us at Manga and Animatsu Entertainment. We have released Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water on DVD and Blu-ray, brought across the long-awaited A Certain Magical Index, and even brought Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and Boruto: Naruto the Movie to UK cinemas.

As the year is coming to an end, we decided to each choose our favourite 2015 release, only to realise that we all loved the same title:

Andrew Hewson – Marketing Manager

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
"Why have I picked Chunibyo?

We've released so many fantastic titles this year, but to me, Chunibyo is special. It's jam-packed with charming and endearing characters, who you will definitely come to love over the course of the series. The story that Chunibyo tells is not only fun, but incredibly touching. If you haven’t picked it up already, Christmas is the perfect time to do so!"

Grab a copy of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions today!

Jerome Mazandarani – Chief Operating Officer

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

"Why I love this show...

It's Kyoto Animation! It does what they do best, which is slice-of-life and growing pains/adolescent angst anime. It's one of those rare anime that captures the hopes, feelings and experiences of what it's like to be a teenager and is, in my opinion, universal in its appeal. Even though I'm an old geezer now, I still remember what it was like to be a teenager. I daydreamed a lot and internalised everything and was pretty much a 16 year old Walter Mitty. I love this show. Watch it. It'll make you cry. In a good way."

Fraser Overington – PR and Marketing Assistant

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Part 3 – Rebellion

"Why Rebellion?

It was an absolutely fantastic way to follow up the wonderful Madoka Magica series. The animation was breath-taking, the characters were as strong as ever, and it was so awesome to see how excited the UK Madoka fans were when it was announced at MCM Comic Con back in May. It has to be my favourite release of 2015, although Chunibyo is a close second!"

You can buy Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Part 3 – Rebellion now.

What were your favourite Manga and Animatsu releases of 2015?! Let us know.

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

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Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with chunibyo, a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers, Yuta spent most of his middle school years living in a complete fantasy world. But that's not his major problem now, as with a lot of work and effort, he's finally managing to overcome his delusions to the point where thinks he's ready to start high school with all his cards in order. No, his BIG problem is the girl he first encounters climbing on his balcony.
It seems that his own efforts to rid himself of his chunibyo have attracted the attentions of another sufferer, and she's decided that this makes him her soul mate. And since Rikka's just moved in upstairs, now he's being sucked into her fantasy world! Can a formerly wild and crazy guy handle being the focus of a completely delusional girl? Or will his own chunibyo return with a vengeance?

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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