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The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 Part 2 UK Blu-ray and DVD Release Details

Date: 2019 April 19 13:00 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

UK anime fans eager to see the second part of The Ancient Magus Bride will be pleased to hear that Manga Entertainment UK have announced a release date of 3rd June 2019 for the UK and Ireland.

You can read our review of part 1 (we really enjoyed it). You can also pre-order The Ancient Magus Bride Season 1 Part 2 on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.

Part two continues the adventures of Chise and Elias with more dark fairy tail / folklore magic along with a revelation about about Joseph / Cartaphilus. If you enjoyed part one, you will enjoy part two as well!

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

WIRED in Conversation with Urasawa Naoki in London June 2019

Date: 2019 April 13 11:07 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

London manga fans are in for a massive treat this June as Japan House London will be hosting WIRED in Conversation with Urasawa Naoki. The event is set to run on Wednesday 5th June 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30. The talk is ticketed and costs £10. We strongly advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Urasawa is known for many excellent manga works including Yawara!, Monster, Pluto and 20th Century Boys. We've already booked tickets to this event and we know a lot of our other readers are very excited about this. It's rare for manga artists to give talks in the UK and it's exceptional that an artist like Urasawa Naoki will be running a live drawing session and explaining his thought process.

Japan House London will also be hosting This is Manga - the Art of Urasawa Naoki from 5th June to 28th July 2019. This exhibit is free introduces Urasawa's ideas from inception through development, with more than 400 original drawings and storyboards on display. Japan House recently ran this exhibit in the US at Japan House Los Angeles.

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One-Punch Man Season 2 Now Streaming on Crunchyroll

Date: 2019 April 10 20:19 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime streaming service Crunchyroll have just sent us a reminder that One-Punch Man Season 2 is now out for streaming for viewers in the UK. Helpfully they've also got a A Super Serious Look Back! episode helping you recap season 1 so you can then jump straight into season 2.

The anime based on the successful manga follows the adventures of Saitama a guy who became a hero for fun. His intense training regime made him bald, but also made him ridiculously strong! So much so he can defeat any opponent in one punch. As a result Saitama is incredibly bored. The whole series parodies the super hero genre so well, with heroes and villains that seem a bit familiar but also hilarious.

Read More... | Souce: Crunchy Roll

Seven Seas Entertainment March 2019 Release Announcements

Date: 2019 March 19 21:45 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Manga Publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have just announced 3 new license acquisitions that'll arrive in shops in the final months of 2019. They've got Dance in the Vampire Bund: A.S.O. Volume 1 which will hit shelves on October 8th 2019. ASO stands for Age of Scarlet Order and continues the adventures of Mina and Akira. They'll also be re-releasing the original Dance in the Vampire Bund manga volumes in digital format in 2019.

If you fancy some fashionable cooking manga with a twist then Gal Gohan could be the title for you. Volume 1 will be out on December 10th 2019 on print and digital.

Finally they'll also be releasing the Kickstater hit ROADQUEEN: Eternal Roadtrip. The manga-style Girls' Love/yuri graphic novel about motorcycles and romance will be released in print and digital on October 8th 2019.

Read More... | Souce: Seven Seas Entertainment

Perfect Blue Ultimate Edition UK Blu-ray Release Details

Date: 2019 March 14 20:29 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime distributors Anime Limited have announced that they'll be releasing an Ultimate Edition of Satoshi Kon's psychological thriller Perfect Blue. Anime Limited normally have different grades of releases, for them a collectors edition generally has a nice artbook and maybe a soundtrack, all nicely packaged in a special box of some kind. While to earn the badge of ultimate edition, they generally go a lot further. This release includes a 48 page companion book, the complete storyboard book (which is a huge 384 pages), plus a CD soundtrack. Both books are A4 size which means the box will also be A4 size.

They've also included a new remaster of Perfect Blue on blu-ray. Anime Limited say "this Blu-ray is different as it's a brand new remaster of the film! This remaster - which you won't have seen in any cinema or other home video release before - improves on the overall visual quality of the film, giving you a new viewing experience that really show off its direction and composition as is befitting of such an important film."

The release is due out on Monday 29th April 2019.

The set retails for £99.99, but is exclusive to Anime Limited and Zavvi who both have it pre-order for £89.99.

Pre-order from Zavvi.com
Pre-order from Anime Limited

If you're curious about this amazing classic you can read our review of the 2017 cinema screening too.

Souce: Anime Limited

Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai UK Blu-ray and DVD Release Details

Date: 2019 February 26 21:00 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

UK based fans of Mamoru Hosoda's latest hit movie Mirai will be pleased to hear that Anime Limited have made the title available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk. The Oscar nominated movie will be available from Monday May 27th 2019. The film follows the domestic life of 4 year old Kun and the upheaval that occurs when his little sister Mirai arrives, as a new born baby and then as a time traveller from the future!

It'll be released as a special Collectors Edition Combi, Standard Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD.

If did get a chance to catch the movie when it was in the cinemas last year, then now's your chance get it on DVD or Blu-ray. We really enjoyed Mirai and think it's an excellent family film. It's a rare joyful movie that has plenty of rewatch value. We've said it's an instant classic, and we'll say it again. If you want to know more then why not read our review of Mirai?

Souce: Anime Limited

Manga Jiman 2018 Competition Results

Date: 2019 February 25 21:28 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Since 2007 the Japanese Embassy in the UK have been running an annual competition Manga Jiman where you get to demonstrate your skills as a manga artist. The Embassy always takes the competition seriously hosting an excellent awards ceremony and offering generous prizes in conjunction with their sponsors such as return flights to Japan, laptops and digital cameras. 2018 was no different and as always the quality of entrants is high.

Last week at the Japanese Embassy in London they announced the winners. Elizabeth Garwood took first place with A.R.C - 01, Aamir Zaheer won second place with his entry Genie's New Lamp and third place was award to Karen Jiyun Sung with New Home.

You can see all the winners at the Japanese Embassy in the UK in London until Thursday 28th March 2019. It's Open weekdays 09:30 - 17:30, closed weekends. Entry is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain access to the embassy. If you're in London and have the time to pop in it's worth checking out the artwork to see the current crop of up and coming UK based manga artists.

Read More... | Souce: Embassy of Japan in the UK

An Interview with Studio Khara's Hibiki Yoshizaki

Date: 2019 February 19 22:01 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

MCM Comic Con London and Anime Limited always team up to bring excellent guests to the twice yearly London geek event. The October 2018 event was no exception where they invited anime director Hibiki Yoshizaki to be the anime guest of honour. You may have seen his work at Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (aka Evangelion Q), where he directed the Sakura Nagashi music video (we've also interviewed Paul Cater it's composer). He's also responsible for the rather bouncy music video ME! ME! ME! with Teddyloid and DAOKO.

We were very eager to interview Mr Yoshizaki about his career and he did not disappoint. So read on to find out more.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Breaks £1M Box Office

Date: 2019 February 18 21:19 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just announced that their latest cinema offering Dragon Ball Super: Broly has broken the £1 million box office mark. This significant milestone means that only Spirited Away has achieved a greater UK box office.

You can still catch the movie in a cinemas around the UK or you could pre-order it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Dragon Ball Super The Movie: Broly SteelBook Blu-Ray UK Release Details

Date: 2019 February 08 21:41 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

While the latest Dragon Ball Super Movie - Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie is doing well at cinemas around the UK, it's distributor Manga Entertainment UK have just dropped us a message to tell us about the UK blu-ray release. The movie will be released as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray in the UK on 27th May 2019.

You can pre-order the title from Zavvi.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Light Novel and Manga Release Reminder

Date: 2019 February 07 21:46 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have just sent a reminder about I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. The movie hits cinemas around the US soon. They're keen to remind us that they've recently released the original light novel and it's manga adaptation in print and digital platforms. The weepy romantic story has a legion of fans and we're eager to see it too.

As always you can buy the original light novel from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. The manga is also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

If you want to keep track of other release dates we suggest you check our out sister site the Otaku Calendar, which lists events and release dates of interest to anime and manga fans.

Read More... | Souce: Seven Seas Entertainment

Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai Gets An Oscar Nomination

Date: 2019 January 26 21:17 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie Mirai has been nominated for an Oscar for Animated Feature Film. It made the the list of final nominees which also includes Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Mirai's nomination is significant as it's the first anime film to be nominated that isn't from Studio Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away was nominated in 2002 and won the Oscar, being to date the only animated movie from Japan to win the prize.

Read More... | Souce: The Oscars Website

Dragon Ball Super: Broly IMAX UK Screening Details

Date: 2019 January 25 19:35 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

UK fans of Dragon Ball Super, will be very excited to hear about the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie. The good folks at Manga Entertainment UK have gone all super saiyan and have told us the movie will be now be screening on giant IMAX screens around the UK from Friday 25th January 2019. If you're into the anime adaptation of Akira Toriyama's smash hit then you'll want to find out if your nearest IMAX is showing this shonen anime feature film.

Just a quick word of warning, some keen fans have been very enthusiastic about sharing their movie experience on social media. This is a good thing. However please don't take photos (or video footage) during a cinema screening as this can get you removed from the venue. If you want to share your love for this movie, please take a photo by the movie poster, or of your ticket (maybe covering your seat number) or by the screening listings cinemas have.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Seven Seas Entertainment New Year 2019 Release Details

Date: 2019 January 15 21:46 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

A new year marks a new load of releases from manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment. They've sent us a ton of press releases telling us all about them. Rather than spread them across a dozen pages, here's the full list:


There's pretty much something for everyone on this list. We're most excited about The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms by Nagabe as we're really enjoying reading The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Plus Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA light novel, as it's always interesting to see other takes on the huge franchise.

Read More... | Souce: Seven Seas Entertainment

Overlord II Collectors' Edition UK Release Details

Date: 2019 January 11 22:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us the release details for Overlord II. The title will be avaiable as a special collectors edition exclusively from Zavvi. It's out from 25th February 2019. It includes content on DVD and Blu-ray along with a 40 page artbook, some art cards and a fabric poster.

Overlord forms part of the whole reincarnated/transported in another world (isekai) genre. Momonga is a player for a MMORPG soon to be shutdown, staying on-line as the game servers are shut down he finds himself reborn as the skeletal lich character he used to play. Trapped in this new world the comedy adventure begins and season 2 continues the adventures. If you like D&D or a good RPG and want something like that with anime, comedy and adventure Overloard is a good start.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 Details

Date: 2019 January 08 21:48 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

It's 2019 and a new year marks a new cinema season from The Japan Foundation. This year The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 has the theme of People Still Call It Love, covering Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema.

The screenings will kick off at the ICA in London, then go around the UK. As always they've got an exceptional amount of Japanese cinema to indulge in, whatever you fancy chances are you'll find something you like and discover something new and exciting for your films to watch this year.

Anime fans will want to book tickets for Penguin Highway, the quirky award winning story from the mind of Tomihiko Morimi who also wrote the lovely The Night is Short, Walk on Girl and the fabously enjoyable tanuki family comedy-drama The Eccentric Family. This movie is directed by Hiroyasu Ishida and features a town coping with the sudden unexpected influx of penguins. Just by the description alone it sounds a lot like a story from Tomihiko Morimi.

There are 18 films in total to enjoy, so check out the tour programme and find something that takes your fancy.

As always we advise you book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Souce: The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Movie UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details

Date: 2018 December 29 20:42 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us the home video release details for My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. The movie is due out on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook from Monday 8th April 2019.

The movie follows Deku and his classmates as they're invited to hero expo on a special research island fortress city called I-Island. Of course being My Hero Academia and such an important event, villains show up and All Might's protégé has to save the day.

As always you can pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk now.

You can also read our review of the movie from the recently cinema screenings.

We're very amused with Manga's genius tag line for this "Go Plus Ultra from your sofa!".

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details

Date: 2018 December 17 21:28 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us the home video release details for Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us. The movie will bit hitting the UK on DVD and Collectors Edition Blu-ray on Monday 11th February 2019. The collectors edition will feature some art cards, a poster and a nice slip case.

The DVD and blu-ray are available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Manga Exhibition at The British Museum in 2019

Date: 2018 December 05 21:05 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks at the British Museum have just announced a major manga exhibition set to run during 2019. Called Manga マンガ it will explore the phenomenon of manga, and will be the largest exhibition of the art form ever to take place outside of Japan.

Why is the British Museum hosting a manga event? Well, it's not a secret, they've hosted events related to manga before such as Hokusai beyond the Great Wave, plus even had manga set at the Museum in the form of Professor Munakata's British Museum adventure. Speaking to some staff there we know they're massive manga fans too.

Many of the objects at the exhibition are loans coming to the UK for the first time. At the moment they're tight lipped about what exactly will be there as they want to keep it a surprise, but the official graphics used with the announcement includes Golden Kamuy's Asirpa. So we're guessing they will have some of Noda Satoru's work. We know very little else about the exhibit yet, but they do tease other things on a blog post accompanying the event. Pikachu himself was also present at Museum for the announcement.

The British Museum normally deliver something special, so we know we'll be in for a cultural treat when the exhibition runs next year.

The event is set to run from 23rd May - 26th August 2019 at Room 30 in the British Museum. The event is ticketed and costs £19.50 for adults, while free for under 16s, plus a 2 for 1 ticket deal for students on Fridays. Members of the British Museum can get in for free. So head to London!

Read More... | Souce: The British Museum

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Movie Review

Date: 2018 December 02 20:21 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

My Hero Academia the shonen super hit first movie punches into cinema screens around the UK and Ireland on from Tuesday 4th December 2018 thanks to the good folks at Manga Entertainment UK. You can visit MyHeroAcademiaMovie.co.uk to find a screening near you.

What you've been itching to know is the movie any good? Well read on for our spoiler free review to find out...

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes UK and Ireland Screening Reminder

Date: 2018 November 29 21:33 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

A quick reminder for UK and Ireland based fans of My Hero Academia. The movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes hits cinemas (pun intended) on Tuesday 4th December 2018. Some cinemas have done extra runs of the film, but we suggest you book now at a cinema near you to avoid disappointment. Check out MyHeroAcademiaMovie.co.uk to find a screening near you.

We can confirm there will be screenings of the movie dubbed in English and in Japanese with English subtitles.

Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Neon Genesis Evangelion to stream on Netflix Worldwide from Spring 2019

Date: 2018 November 27 21:58 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Streaming Service Netflix have just revealed that they will be showing anime Neon Genesis Evangelion worldwide starting from Spring 2019. Announced on their NXOnNetflix Twitter feed as a teaser trailer of the show.

The original Neon Genesis Evangelion TV Series is generally regarded as one of the greatest anime TV shows of it's era. In the mid 1990's it lit the flames for a new wave of anime that still carries on to this day. Without the anime boom it caused the anime industry itself would be very different. Australian Anime Distributors Madman Entertainment owed their early success to Neon Genesis Evangelion. For many it was the watershed title that helped them discover anime.

Written and directed by the otaku's otaku Hideaki Anno the multi-layered story blends a bleak future mixed with giant robots, nostalgia for 1960's adventure, along with Christian symbolism and nods to Tokusatsu, Thunderbirds, along with a special blend of whiny teenage angst and reasons to hate your father. You'll never listen to Ode to Joy the same way again.

The hugely influential show, spawned some movies, plus the rebuild series of new movies retelling the story with a different take, various manga spin offs, plus an endless stream of merchandise.

Souce: Offical NXOnNetflix Twitter

Cowboy Bebop Ultimate Edition UK Release Details

Date: 2018 November 07 21:55 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Anime Limited have been figuring out what to get the anime fan who has everything. So to answer this question they've been busy bunnies (or should we say corgis?) releasing the Cowboy Bebop Ultimate Edition. Intended to celebrate 20 years of the franchise, they've bundled together the whole show on blu-ray, including the full TV series and movie, along with 3 of the CD soundtracks (Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop NO DISC and Cowboy Bebop BLUE), along with a 120 page artbook featuring all sorts of lovely images. Of course to make it the ultimate edition they've taken it a step further and put it in a massive vinyl storage box with Cowboy Bebop branding, with the CDs and blu-rays in special sleeves that fit in the box.

It's available for pre-order exclusively on Zavvi.com and AllTheAnime.com.

The set will be limited to 1,000 copies and when it's sold out Anime Limited have made very clear that that's it for this edition. The set has a suggested retail price of £299.99, but both Anime Limited and Zavvi have it for £224.99. They intend to release it early December 2018, most likely around 10th December 2018, but the release date isn't set in stone as it's the Christmas period.

The Blu-rays are Region B, so fans in the UK, Ireland, the rest of Europe and Australia can enjoy the blu-rays with their normal players.

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

Manga Entertainment UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details for Q4 2018 and Early 2019

Date: 2018 November 05 22:00 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from anime distributors Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us details for their release line up for the rest of 2018 and early 2019. They'll continue to release some ongoing popular shonen series such as Naruto Shippuden, along with the Dragon Ball Z Broly Trilogy on DVD.

We're most excited about the up coming release of The Ancient Magus' Bride, which is due out on Monday 11th February 2019, it follows the adventures of Chise a girl with magical powers she doesn't fully understand, who is taken to England to live with Elias (who looks like a Mari Lwyd). There's lavish UK locations, characters fromfolklore and a bit of Stockholm Syndrome thrown in the mix. We've also got confirmation from Manga Entertainment UK that the release will also include the excellent OVA prequel story. At the other end of the scale they also have another magical girl in the form of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Part 1 also released on Monday 11th February 2019. It's magic of a different kind with the latest adventures of CLAMP's hugely popular Cardcaptor Sakura, Clear Card marks the next chapter in Sakura's adventures.

If you're looking for something a bit offbeat, we strongly suggest Mob Psycho 100, from ONE the creator of One Punch Man.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Win a Signed Mirai Poster

Date: 2018 November 02 12:17 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The latest movie from Mamoru Hosoda Mirai hits cinemas the UK & Ireland from Friday 2nd November 2018. To celebrate the launch we've teamed up with Anime Limited to give away a fantastic Mirai poster signed by the director Mamoru Hosoda! To enter all you have to do is e-mail usmirai@otakunews.com and tell us the name of the little boy in the movie.

A winner will be selected at random on Friday 9th November 2018. Entrants must be in the UK and Ireland to be eligible.

To find a screening near you please visit miraifilm.co.uk. You can also read our review of this lovely film.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai Review

Date: 2018 October 23 21:00 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie Mirai hits UK screens on Friday 2nd November 2018 (subtitled) and Sunday 4th November 2018 for the dubbed version. The good folks at Anime Limited are distributing it in the UK and had even set up an exhibition dedicated to the director's work in London. If you want to catch the movie then find screening near you by visiting miraifilm.co.uk.

Before you do you'll want to know is it any good?! There's a lot of anticipation around this movie we feel this marks a turning point in Hosoda's work, so read on for our review of the anime film.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes UK and Ireland Cinema Bookings Now Open

Date: 2018 October 16 19:43 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

We've already mentioned the upcoming UK and Ireland Cinema release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. The good folks at Manga Entertainment UK have just told us that cinema bookings are now open for the cinema screenings on 4th and 5th December 2018.

So visit MyHeroAcademiaMovie.co.uk to find a screening near you.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Cyber City Oedo 808 UK Blu-ray Release Announcement

Date: 2018 October 13 16:05 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

UK based anime distributor Anime Limited have just teased on Twitter that they will be releasing Cyber City Oedo 808 on remastered Blu-ray sometime in 2019. The anime series from renowned studio Madhouse was shown in the mid 90's on Channel 4 in the UK on a very late slot but for many it the screening that lead them discovering anime. It was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and the Program segment in The Animatrix to name a few).

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited Twitter

MCM London Comic Con October 2018 Reminder

Date: 2018 October 10 20:21 | Posted By:

Category > Events

It's October which means it's almost time for MCM Comic Con London. They'll have lots for anime and manga fans including merchandise from the main UK anime publishers, plus tons of coplayers and of course anime guest of honour Studio Khara's Hibiki Yoshizaki.

Anime companies often save the London event to make recent licensing announcements too so you never know. As always they'll be lots of interesting things to see and do for anime fans.

The event is set to run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018 at London's Excel Centre.

Read More... | Souce: MCM Comic Con London

Yuri!!! On Ice - Complete Season - UK Release Reminder

Date: 2018 October 08 21:05 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Just a quick reminder to UK anime fans awaiting the release of Yuri!!! On Ice - Complete Season. We've just received a reminder from Funimation Entertainment that it's out now! It's available as a DVD and Blu-ray combi pack and is out now from Amanzon.co.uk and Zavvi.com.

This show is a fan favourite if you don't know about it already watch an episode on Crunchyroll.com to see if it's to your liking.

Read More... | Souce: Funimation Entertainment

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes UK and Ireland Cinema Release Details

Date: 2018 October 05 20:53 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

UK and Ireland based readers who like running around punching villains into oblivion while going PLUS ULTRA will be very pleased to hear about the up coming cinema release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just told us that the film hits cinemas across UK and Ireland on Tuesday 4th December 2018. Screenings both subbed and dubbed will available. So put down a date in your calendar for some shonen super hero action!

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Studio Khara's Hibiki Yoshizaki to be MCM London Comic Con October 2018 Anime Guest of Honour

Date: 2018 October 03 20:13 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

It's October already, which means MCM London Comic Con's October 2018 run is almost here. As is tradition they've got a great anime guest lined up. The anime guest of honour will be Studio Khara's Hibiki Yoshizaki (whose notable credits include Evangelion, The Dragon Dentist, Japan Anima(tor) Expo).

Anime Limited have just revealed all the details which include a panel and signing session. They'll also be bringing an exhibition of short film ME! ME! ME! to MCM. The signing and exhibition will be free, but the exhibition is for over 18's only due to the mature nature of the exhibition.
MCM London Comic Con is set to run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018 at London's Excel Centre.

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

MFKZ UK Cinema Release Details

Date: 2018 September 27 20:54 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us the details of their latest cinema release MFKZ. It's something a bit quirky collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume "Run" Renard and Japanese anime studio - Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party, Mind Game, Spriggan, Harmony and bits of The Animatrix. It's pitched as "The dark but stunningly animated sci-fi mélange of anime, film noir, and Lucha Libre". The action scenes shown in the trailers are exactly the sort of action you'd expect from Studio 4°C.

The film hits UK and Irish Cinemas on Thursday 11th October 2018. You can book tickets now by visiting www.mfkzthemovie.com.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Manga Entertainment UK announce 5 Centimeters Per Second and Red vs Blue for October 2018 Release

Date: 2018 September 20 21:14 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us details of some extra releases they've added to their October 2018 line up.

They've added 5 Centimeters Per Second Blu-ray for 29th October 2018. It's from anime director Makoto Shinkai who is best known for his super hit anime Your Name. 5 Centimeters Per Second is named after the speed of a falling cherry blossoms. It follows the story of young love and longing. If you've enjoyed Your Name, you'll see similar themes in his earlier work. You can pre-order the blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.

They've also got Red vs Blue Season 13 and 14 out on DVD and Blu-ray on 8th October 2018. We've just interviewed Gray Haddock of Rooster Teeth about their latest project gen:Lock.

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

First Ever UK Exhibition to Celebrate an Anime Director

Date: 2018 September 17 21:22 | Posted By:

Category > Events

The good folks at anime distributors Anime Limited have just sent us details of the first ever UK exhibition to celebrate The Works of Mamoru Hosoda. The exhibition will run for one week only from Saturday 13th October until Saturday 20th October 2018 in Central London just off Oxford Street at Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PZ.

The exhibition will also feature a shop, where visitors can purchase merchandise that is to be made available for the first time in the UK. This'll be a great chance to pick up a great selection of goodies.

It'll be open from 10:00 to 18:00. The event is free to enter. If you can get to London in that time frame we suggest you give this excellent exhibition a look in.

This is a perfect refresher to Mamoru Hosoda's world before catching a screening. Mirai will be screened around the UK on 2nd November 2018 for subtitled screenings and 4th November 2018 for dubbed screenings. You can find a screening near you by visiting the official Mirai UK film website.

The film also features at the BFI Film Festival on Sunday 14th October 2018 (the Saturday 13th October screenings have sold out).

If you can't get to London then Scotland Loves Anime will be showing it on Sunday 14th October in Glasgow and Saturday 20th October 2018 in Edinburgh and the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival will be showing the film at Aberystwyth on Sunday 21st October 2018.

As always for screenings we advise booking early to avoid disappointment. We also suggest catching this movie on the big screen while you can.

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

Another World With My Smartphone UK Release Details

Date: 2018 September 11 19:55 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The good folks from Funimation Entertainment have just sent us details about their up coming UK release of In Another World With My Smartphone. The anime is due out on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack from 29th October 2018. Based on the popular light novel series by Patora Fuyuhara and illustrator Eiji Usatsuka it tracks the adventures of Touya Mochizuk, who is killed and reincarnated in a fantasy world with his smartphone, which proves to be rather handy in his new world when surrounded by magic and cute girls.

Read More... | Souce: Funimation Entertainment

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Screening at the Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2018

Date: 2018 September 08 19:25 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Anime fans in Glasgow looking for something good to watch on the big screen will be keen to get to the screening of Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE. The screening is brought to Glasgow by the good folks at anime streaming service Crunchyroll. The screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The film will be shown as part of the Glasgow Youth Film Festival. The screening is set for 14:10 on Saturday 15th September 2018. They've also got a dubbed screening of Mary and the Witch's Flower on the same day at 11:30.

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RTX London 2018 Details

Date: 2018 September 07 20:14 | Posted By:

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Are you a fan of the inspired by anime series RWBY? Looking for something to do in London? Well if so you should head over to RTX London 2018 which is set to run from Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September 2018 at London's ExCel Centre. The show is run by Rooster Teeth the people behind popular anime like show RWBY.

Weekend Badges are 40% off with the code FLASH40.

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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival in Aberystwyth Details 2018

Date: 2018 September 06 19:57 | Posted By:

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Anime fans in Aberystwyth will be pleased to hear about the local leg of the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival. It's been running since 2010 and is set to return to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday October 20th 2018. Attendees are in for a treat, they've got screenings of some truly delightful films, including Fireworks, Lu Over the Wall and Mirai.

We highly recommend Lu Over the Wall a quirky tail from Masaaki Yuasa (you can read our review here), along with Mirai from popular anime director Mamoru Hosoda, the screening is a week after it's run at the BFI London Film Festival, but also before it get a national screening. So you'll be able to see it before most people!

They'll also be showing Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There, something that you should really catch on a big screen. Other titles include Psychic School Wars and Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening.

As always with events like this we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment, tickets aren't on sale yet for Aberystwyth, but will be soon, so please keep a look out!

Also don't forget you can catch some other great films at the Cardiff leg of the festival too.

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Scotland Loves Anime 2018 Film Festival Details

Date: 2018 August 31 22:30 | Posted By:

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Anime fans in Scotland hoping to get their anime fix this October are in for a treat as Scotland Loves Anime 2018 Film is set to return in Glasgow from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October and Edinburgh from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st October 2018.

The successful film festival has got a selection of treats for all tastes, a lot of them are either UK premieres some are EU Premieres. If you like some shonen action you can't go wrong with the latest My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes movie. If you want something fun for the family Mamouru Hosoda's latest film Mirai fits the bill (they've got other Hosoda screenings planned, but details TBC). Are you after something a bit different and quirky? Then go for Penguin Highway (EU Premiere), which is based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi, who also wrote The Eccentric Family and Night is Short, Walk on Girl.

We're also very interested in I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, a story of a boy who discovers that his classmate is terminally ill with pancreatic disease. This is another UK Premiere.

They've got so much good stuff, looking for something old school and cyber punk? Then they've also got a special screening of Cyber City Oedo 808. The cult classic introduced many people to anime due to a screening on Channel 4 in the 90s. The cinema website states that this version will be the original Japanese dubbed with English subtitles, however Scotland Loves Animation have confirmed on Twitter it will be the dubbed version with extra profanity.

Oh also don't forget that they've got a special screening of B: The Beginning with a special Q+A the series director Kazuto Nakazawa too.

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Mirai - UK Premiere confirmed as Gala Film for Family at BFI London Film Festival

Date: 2018 August 30 19:56 | Posted By:

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The good folks from anime distributors Anime Limited have sent us the latest details about their upcoming cinema release of Mirai. Mamoru Hosoda's newest film will receive it's UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2018.

Gala screenings will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 at 15:30 and Sunday 14th October 2018 at 17:45.

Mamouru Hosoda's movies are always excellent and enjoyed by fans. If you can't make it to the BFI in October you can always wait until the national screenings around the UK from 2nd November 2018.

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

Cutie Honey: The Classic Collection Manga Release Reminder

Date: 2018 August 24 22:08 | Posted By:

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The good folks from manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have sent us a friendly reminder about Cutie Honey: The Classic Collection. The hard cover book captures Go Nagai's original 1973 story in print and is out on Tuesday August 28th 2018.

You can pre-order the manga from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2018 Details

Date: 2018 August 24 20:27 | Posted By:

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Anime fans in Wales are in for a treat this September and October as the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns for another run of great films. Set to run at Chapter in Cardiff from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2018 and Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st October 2018.

Japanese animators Tsuneo Goda and Hirokazu Minegishi from dwarf will be in Cardiff for the festival. They're stop motion animation experts. You may have seen their work on NHK World's charming Domo shorts. They'll be there to present a master class and conduct workshops, plus an autographing signing session.

Of course they'll be showing lots of anime on the big screen. They've got an amazing selection of recent anime including the charming Lu Over the Wall (which we've reviewed here), the emotional Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (again you can read our review here), Mary And The Witch's Flower, along with Ghibli classics Arrietty and When Marnie Was There.

There's so much good stuff something for everyone regardless of your taste in anime. If you like a bit more action you can't go wrong with Tokyo Ghoul (the live action version) or Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening.

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Photography in Japan Course in London

Date: 2018 August 19 10:47 | Posted By:

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If you're London based and want to know about photography in Japan then you'll be very interested in The Photographers' Gallery's upcoming course on Photography in Japan. Back by popular demand the 6 session course is set to run from Wednesday 12th September until Wednesday 17th October 2018.

Jelena Stojković will introduce the key moments and issues of concern relevant to the history and contemporary photography in Japan.

The course costs £200 (or £180 Members and Concessions).

Read More... | Souce: The Photographers' Gallery

Yuri!!! on Ice UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Details

Date: 2018 August 17 20:03 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

UK based anime fans eagerly awaiting the release of Yuri!!! on Ice will be pleased to hear that Funimation Entertainment have announced that the popular figure skating anime will be released in the UK on Monday 24th September 2018. The fan favourite will be released as a DVD and Blu-ray Combo pack. You can pre-order it from Zavvi.com.

The show charts the trials and tribulations of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki and his Russian coach Victor Nikiforov (himself a champion skater) who aims to get Yuri back in top form. There's a lot more to it of course with rivalry and choreography thrown in for very good measure.

In a case of life imitating art real figure skaters at the 2018 Winter Olympics have even used the music from the show in their performances.

This show is a fan favourite if you don't know about it already watch an episode on Crunchyroll.com to see if it's to your liking.

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MCM Comic Con Mid 2018 Recap

Date: 2018 August 06 21:01 | Posted By:

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The good folks from MCM Comic Con have sent us details about their successful MCM Comic Con Manchester run (which took the city by storm on 28-29 July 2018). Along with a friendly reminder about their up-comic MCM Comic Con Events - MCM Scotland Comic Con which is set to run Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Glasgow and MCM London Comic Con which is set to run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.

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Mirai UK Cinema Screening Details - Tickets are now on sale

Date: 2018 July 25 19:28 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from UK anime distributors Anime Limited have just sent us details of the UK and Ireland Cinema release details of Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie Mirai. Tickets are now on sale!

Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai will open on 100 screens across the UK & Ireland from November 2nd 2018.

-Subtitled screenings on 2nd November 2018.
-Dubbed screenings on 4th November 2018.

Please visit miraifilm.co.uk for more information on subtitled and dubbed screenings. Don't forget to use the hashtag #miraifilm when mentioning the movie too!

Read More... | Souce: Anime Limited

Summer Explorers! 2018 London Japanese Film Screenings

Date: 2018 July 22 21:08 | Posted By:

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After announcing a first wave of free film screenings, The Japan Foundation in London have just revealed more for August 2018 in in London.

They've got some great films showing, including an often overlooked aspect of Japanese history in Giovanni's Island, a film featuring a samurai projecting a cat Cat Samurai, plus many more.

Booking in advance is required. As always we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Souce: The Japan Foundation London

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2018 London Japanese Film Screenings

Date: 2018 July 17 19:41 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The good folks from the Japan Foundation in London have sent us details of their up coming film season. As is tradition they have a series of screenings called Summer Explorers, but this year it's been so successful they've decided to have a Pre-Summer Explorers! cinema season too. Set to run on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Saturday 11th August 2018 around Central London.

They've got some really good movies including Ghibli classic Only Yesterday, fan favourite Summer Wars by Mamoru Hosoda. Along with other classics such as Beat Takeshi's Kikujiro.

The screenings are free to attend, but booking in advance is required. As always we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

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Manga Entertainment UK 2018 Autumn and Winter UK Release Details

Date: 2018 July 10 21:36 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

The good folks from UK anime distributors Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us their release schedule for the autumn and winter of 2018. They've got a mix of good classic titles, include the fantastic Paprika, Cow Bebop: The Movie, Tokyo Godfathers (a perfect Christmas classic) along with some new movie collections and continuing some releases of popular long series. The line up is as follows -

September:
Digimon Tamers (17th September 2018) DVD
Paprika (24th September 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (24th September 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Steamboy (24th September 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD

October:
Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (1st October 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Power Rangers: Ninja Steel Volume 2 (1st October 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (8th October 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Tokyo Godfathers (15th October 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 19 (22nd October 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Pokémon Movie Collection 17-19:XY (22nd October 2018)
Digimon Frontier (29th October 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 1-3 (29th October 2018)

November:
Naruto Shippuden Box 34 (19th November 2018) Pre-order on: DVD

December:
Digimon Adventure Tri Part 6 Future (3rd December 2018) 8) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me (10th December 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 20 (17th December 2018) Pre-order on: DVD

Read More... | Souce: Manga Entertainment UK

Black Clover Season One Part One UK Release Details

Date: 2018 July 09 21:23 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

UK anime fans waiting to get their hands on some current shonen action will be pleased to hear about the upcoming release of Black Clover Season One Part One. The good folks from Funimation Entertainment sent us the details of DVD and Blu-ray Combo pack due out on Monday 6th August 2018. Part one will contain the first 10 episodes of the show.

Based on the popular manga series by Yūki Tabata, Black Clover follows the adventures of Asta and Yuno both orphans in a world of magic. Yuno is handsome and accomplished, while Asta impulsive and lacks any kind of of magical ability. Both desire become Wizard King... and the adventure starts!

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