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Manga UK: A Year in Pictures

Saturday 31st December 2016

Now that 2017 is just around the corner, we thought we'd take a look back on the past year and share our 2016 highlights! What were yours?

We kicked off 2016 with DBZRF in 3D on January 20th - a pretty explosive start to the year! Did you see it?



In May we ramped up our Comic Con presence with our first ever Anime karaoke stage, hosted by the wonderful Elle Kitty!

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The stage and karaoke were more popular than we ever could have hoped, and we had an absolute blast. We also hosted a charity raffle in aid of the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund by GlobalGiving, and ended up raising almost £200 in donations which we then matched to make £400 total!


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Over the summer (and throughout the year!), we were working hard on one of our newest projects In This Corner of the World, with our COO Jerome and Marketing Manager Andrew visiting markets and festivals around the world to spread the word.

The film was released in Japanese cinemas in November 12th, and has made $7 million at the box office so far on 92 screens. This year has been fantastic for Japanese animated films both in Japan and abroad, and we hope to make 2017 even better!

Rod Lopez (GENCO) and Andrew Hewson at the American Film Market in Los Angeles.

On September 21st we held another nationwide theatrical event by putting Akira back in cinemas for one night only! Anime fans up and down the country flocked to see it, and we were overwhelmed by the positive feedback we received.

Photo credit: @MrBhatal


October Comic Con was bigger and better than ever – we brought back the karaoke stage along with our favourite host...



...and also teamed up with the lovely people that make up the Rooster Teeth UK community to put on a Rooster Teeth cosplay showcase – more than 30 people signed up to strut their stuff on stage with the best cosplayers walking away with some brilliant Rooster Teeth prizes!


Following the success of our May fundraiser, we held a nail painting drive and another raffle in support of Polished Man and raised £200 in support of vulnerable children around the world! Overall, they raised one million dollars for their cause, and we're grateful to you for being so generous and helping us to be a part of that.



November saw the release of our highly-anticipated Pokémon Movie Steelbook...

...and Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages was also a big hit, with people even tweeting us to let us know when they saw it out and about!


Photo credit: @ianc14

2016 has been an extraordinary year for Manga Entertainment and Animatsu, and it’s all thanks to you! Watch out for everything we’ve got coming up next year, including bringing both Ghost in the Shell and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions to UK cinemas (with more theatrical releases planned!), launching In This Corner of the World in festivals around the globe and of course bringing even more stellar anime content to Home Video in the UK.


Thanks for supporting us in 2016 – we’ll see you next year!


Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 2

was £39.99
By popular demand, the anime fan-favourite released for the first time on DVD!

Four years after Tai, Mimi and the rest of the Digidestined brought peace to the digital world and found their way back home, the Digimon Emperor - a new villain - threatens the world and its Digital Monsters. With some the original kids off to junior high, a new generation is chosen to defend and save the world from evil.

Davis, Yolei, Cody, and Ken join T.K and Kari to form the new Digidestined team. Together they journey back to the Digital World to battle the Digimon Emperor and free all the Digital Monsters from his control.



Bleach music: SID

Tom Smith on the band behind Bleach’s 14th Opening Theme
"The song is based on the singer’s own experiences of forming a band and the hardships endured while keeping the faith for a brighter future, with lyrics just vague enough that they could easily represent the struggles of Ichigo and pals, too."
There is simply no denying that Land, Sea or Air, anything remotely related to Disney is mandatorily intrinsic of good times.

Robocop vs Anime Cyborgs

Andrew Osmond on the history of man-machine interfaces
RoboCop is thrown into interesting perspective by looking at his anime cousins. In Japan, RoboCop is one of a crowd. Two of anime’s greatest poster icons – Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell and Tetsuo in Akira – are or become cyborgs. Moreover, a man-turned-robot was an anime hero back in 1963. We’re talking about 8th Man, shown in America as Tobor the Eighth Man. It’s a policeman who, yes, gets murdered by a crime gang, then resurrected in a robot body.

Black Butler: The Movie!

Out in UK cinemas on 17th October
The fan favourite anime comes to the UK in a live-action feature version.

Men in Black

Jonathan Clements on the rise of the ninja
With a gruelling shoot that spanned April 2007 to September 2008 after its leading man’s injury on set, filmed in the sub-tropical heat of Japan’s idyllic Ryukyu island chain, Kamui evokes a savage era where all unwelcome influences were ruthlessly suppressed, and plays with the notion that the Japanese peasantry of the 17th century had formed secret societies of semi-magical assassins.

Magi the Labyrinth of Magic

In search of the animated Arabian Nights
The literary history of the Arabian Nights that underlies Magi is fascinating. The one point that any Magi fan should know to sound erudite is that three of the show’s main characters, Aladdin, Alibaba and Sinbad, are named after famous Arabian Nights heroes. However, none of these heroes were actually in the original collection.

Naruto's World of "Jutsu"

Rayna Denison sneaks into the background of ninja anime
What is it about Japanese martial arts that these shows celebrate? In the case of Naruto, and now the second series, Naruto Shippuden, it is the “mysterious” art of ninjutsu that comes in for exploration and explosion.
Manga Entertainment has the pleasure of announcing that following the success of the recent Akira screenings, they will be bringing the seminal anime classic Ghost in the Shell back to UK cinemas on over 80 screens!
This week we have the brilliant World Conquest Zvezda Plot and RWBY Volume 2 for you to add to your collections!
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