December’s here and it’s time to start thinking about gifts and stocking fillers for your nearest and dearest, or maybe just what to put on your own Christmas list! Here at Manga UK, we know there’s an anime for everyone - so why not pick up something a little different this Christmas?
For the seasoned otaku:
Every otaku knows that Death Note
is the modern anime classic - a must-have for any collection. And as such, they may already own a copy… but not this one. This December, the intense thriller is coming to blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK! Treat your otaku friend (or self!) to a high-definition rollercoaster of intrigue, betrayal and cold-hearted murder in this new box set that includes all 37 episodes and both Re-Light films! Pre-order now
for £42.99 and get it in time for Christmas.
They might also enjoy Evangelion 3.33 or the Attack on Titan Complete Season Collection.
For the Kawaii-cutie:
We’ve had quite a few super-cute offerings for you this year, perfect for space cadets and dancing queens alike!
Studio Gainax’s Wish Upon the Pleiades
is the story of Subaru, a high school girl with wanderlust who becomes a magical girl on a quest through space, while HaNaYaMaTa
follows a group of best friends as they learn the traditional Japanese dance yosakoi
- and experience love, laughter and friendship along the way!
Both choices bring a smile to the stoniest of faces, and are guaranteed to warm your heart - all without breaking the bank! Grab the Wish Upon the Pleiades
double pack for £28.99 or HaNayaMaTa
They might also enjoy Golden Time, Haikyu!! or My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU!
For the hardened horror fan:
Parasyte -the Maxim-
is a cornerstone of horror anime, and a must-see for any fan of the genre.
For shoppers on a budget, you can grab both creepy Collections for £20.99 each on DVD - or push the boat out and get the Deluxe Collectors’ Editions for £59.99 apiece. With all 24 episodes on both DVD and Blu-ray, and a host of physical extras including the manga, soundtrack, Be@rbrick and more, it’s the perfect gift for lovers of gore! Grab yours now.
They might also enjoy Akame ga Kill, Parasyte the Movie, or Mirai Nikki.
For the 80s enthusiast:
This year we’ve been bringing back the 80s in a big way with both Transformers the Movie
and our Akira
Out on December 12th, the specially-restored, 4k-transfer blu-ray of the 1986 classic animation Transformers the Movie
includes a digital copy, both Widescreen & Full Frame versions and brilliant on-disc extras. It’s also packaged in a gorgeous collectible Steelbook, making it the perfect gift
Or how about something a little more... cyberpunk? To celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year, we recently released the Akira Triple Play
- get the 1988 anime smash-hit on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital, with posters, art-cards and collectible art box! Also includes both English dubs, a director interview and bonus extras.
They might also enjoy 90s classics Nadia the Secret of Bluewater or Ninja Scroll.
Looking for the ultimate gift this Christmas…? Look no further than the Pokémon Movie Collection! It features the first three Pokémon Movies on dazzling blu-ray, packaged in a gorgeous Collector's’ Steelbook - so it looks as beautiful on your shelf as it does on screen!
It’s this year’s must have for adults and children alike - a healthy dose of early 2000s goodness that everyone will love. And at just £22.99, it’s a Christmas bargain!
They might also enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, or Digimon.
But I always leave my shopping ‘til the last minute, and I’d never get these delivered in time!
Last-minute shoppers, never fear - you can pick up a lot of our titles (including the Transformers and Pokémon Steelbooks!) in-store from your local HMV! If you miss the cut-off date for delivery on online orders, they’ll always have you covered.
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