Date: 2018 February 09 16:06
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us details of their latest acquisition. BLAME! the CG animated film based on the popular manga of the same name. Originally released as a Netflix exclusive the movie will hit DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 28th May 2018. Manga UK will be partnering with Dybex to distribute the film in the UK, Ireland, France and Benelux.
You can pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk now.
Press release as follows:
BLAME! comes to home entertainment across four territories
Manga Entertainment are pleased to announce the acquisition of animated film BLAME! for home entertainment release in the UK, Ireland, France and Benelux in association with french speaking anime distributor Dybex.
Produced by Japanese studio Polygon Pictures, the CG animated film is a feature length adaptation of the manga series of the same name by Tsutomu Nihei. Released exclusively online as a Netflix Original in 2017, it is now coming to DVD, Blu-ray and digital download in the UK and Ireland on 28th May and remaining territories later this year.
"We are very excited to be partnering with the incredibly talented team at Polygon Pictures and our friends at Dybex on this multi-territory release," says Jerome Mazandarani, COO of Manga Entertainment. "It's a ground-breaking piece of animation that redefines what anime can be and we're very proud to be bringing it to home entertainment."
Overseen by Manga Entertainment, the film is also showing in competition this month at ANIMA Festival, Brussels in the Feature Films category.
The release will shortly be available for pre-order on the Manga Entertainment webshop, Amazon.co.uk, HMV and other online retailers.
In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An "infection" in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of control, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city's controls and is hunted down to be purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. With a remaining enclave known as the Electro-Fishers facing extinction and all escape routes blocked, the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest to find a human who possesses the Net Terminal Gene, is the village's only hope.
About Manga Entertainment, Ltd.
Manga Entertainment is a vertically integrated digital film company comprising of production, international sales and distribution. Founded in 1987, Manga Entertainment quickly earned the reputation as the UK’s largest and best anime distributor with such revered brands as GHOST IN THE SHELL, DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and DEATH NOTE. Headquartered in London, the company continues to specialize in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation as well as other beloved classic franchises like HALO, TRANSFORMERS, POKEMON and YU-GI-OH!. Manga Productions recently announced its first Netflix Original, CANNON BUSTERS – this 12 episode series is created by LeSean Thomas (THE BOONDOCKS, THE LEGEND OF KORRA) and is due to be completed in late 2018. In addition, there are several other projects currently in development including an adaptation of the hit Image Comic WAYWARD. Moreover, Manga successfully handled international sales for the award-winning animated feature, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD, which has now been sold in several territories throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
About DYBEX S.A.
Brussels based DYBEX is one of the pioneer Anime companies in Europe, active since 1996, and ranks among the leading publishers & distributors of Anime in French speaking E.U. Its impressive library includes all-time hits such as EVANGELION, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, COWBOY BEBOP, YUYU HAKUSHO, BERSERK, HELLO KITTY'S THEATRE, and many others. The company also regularly distributes anime content in Germany, Spain and Italy.