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Friday 30th October 2015


Another MCM London Comic Con has come to an end and we would like to say a huge thank you to all the fans that visited the Manga UK booth over the weekend! We love hearing your thoughts on our series and what you would like to see from us in the future.

PanelOur panel on Friday saw us announce a huge amount of new licenses that have us really excited!

Here’s a list of everything we announced last week:

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ – Manga UK
Release date: January 25th 2016
Format: DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

 

Boruto: Naruto The Movie – Manga UK
In cinemas November 10th

Boruto: Naruto The Movie

 

Attack on Titan Movies 1 & 2 (Live-action) – Animatsu
In cinemas December 1st

Attack On Titan Poster
Yakuza Apocalypse – Animatsu
In cinemas January 6th 2016

Yakuza Apocalypse

 

Persona 4 The Animation Box Set – Kaze
Release date: January 18th 2016
Format: DVD and DVD/Blu-ray combo

Persona 4 The Animation

 

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo - MangaUK
Release date: March 7th 2016
Format: DVD, Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Evangelion 3.33

 

Garm Wars: The Last Druid – Animatsu
Release date: March 14th 2016

Garm Wars: The Last Druid

 

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1 & 2 – Kaze
Release date: March 21st 2016

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

 

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Seasons 1 & 2 – Animatsu
Release date: March 21st 2016 (Season 1)

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

 

Haikyu Season 1 & 2 – Animatsu
TBC 2016

Haikyu

 

Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma) – Animatsu
TBC 2016

Food Wars

 

ONE PUNCH MAN – Kaze
TBC 2016

One Punch Man

 

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? – Animatsu
TBC 2016

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?

 

School Live (Gakkou Gurashi) – Animatsu
TBC 2016

School Live

 

My Love Story (Ore Monogatari) - Animatsu
TBC 2016

My Love Story

 

Amagi Brilliant Park – Animatsu
TBC 2016

Amagi Brilliant Park

 

Humanity Has Declined – Animatsu
TBC 2016

Humanity Has Declined

 

Blade Dance of the Elementalers – Animatsu
TBC 2016

Blade Dance of the Elementalers

Now, we ask you...

Which of our announcements are you most excited about? Vote below!



Results of our Nisekoi Best Girl Poll:

1. Kosaki Onodera
2. Chitoge Kirisaki
3. Seishiro Tsugumi
4. Marika Tachibana
5. Ruri Miyamoto

Thanks to AnimeBlurayUK for the panel photograph.

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Akira (the Collector\'s Edition) Triple Play Edition (incl. Blu-ray, Dvd, Digital Copy)

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Iconic and game-changing, Akira is the definitive anime masterpiece! Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again. 
AKIRA The Collector’s Edition features both the original 1988 Streamline English dub and the 2001

Pioneer/Animaze English dub!

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Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira then and now

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The Impact of Akira

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On its explosive arrival in the West, Akira crossed the Pacific to catch the generation that grew up on the films of Spielberg and Lucas; it was also the generation that read adult superhero strips such as Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. Akira, though, offered the shock-and-awe widescreen violence akin to that of enfant terrible live-action director, Paul Verhoeven. For example, both Akira and Verhoeven’s Robocop (1987) have a gory money-shot scene in their early minutes, in which a luckless bit-part player is graphically torn apart by a hail of bullets. Unsurprisingly, such imagery excited reviewers.

Akira 25th Anniversary Screenings

Your chance to see it in the cinema in the UK
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The Art of Akira

Joe Peacock tracks down the original images from the anime classic
Watching Akira for the first time provokes a universal reaction of awe. And justifiably so: there’s often an overwhelming sense among audiences that this animated film is unlike any other they’ve ever seen. Casual viewers won’t be able to put their finger on it; they just know that Akira is visually striking. Art and illustration aficionados appreciate the intricacy of individual scenes, sometimes pausing the film to appreciate the detail in a particular frame.

Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira then and now

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Bleach Cosplay: Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez

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Clarification of a few details
Since our announcement we have had it confirmed by TOEI Animation (The Licensor) that the masters being used for our release will be those used in Australia by Madman Entertainment. At the time of our announcement this had not been confirmed to us.

Ben-To

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Tokyo Tribe

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