MangaUK Announce Bayonetta And More At Manchester Comic Con

Earlier today, Manga Entertainment UK hosted their usual panel at Manchester’s MCM Comic Con event, where they unveiled a selection of titles that will make up their releases in the second half of this year. Perhaps the biggest new announcement was of the theatrical feature Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods or maybe even their timely announcement of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, which is due out just after the release of the Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 video game. Their full list of announcements are as follows:

  • The aforementioned Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be released on both the standard definition DVD and high definition blu-ray on 24th November.
  • Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods will be released on DVD and blu-ray on 10th December and will be accompanied by a limited theatrical run and will appear at this year’s Scotland Loves Anime Festival. Curiously, the film was licensed from Fox as opposed to Toei Animation (a side-effect of the ill-fated Dragonball Evolution perhaps?).
  • Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 and Border 2 will be accompanying Bayonetta on the same formats and the same release date as a two disc release.
  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock, the 3D CG animated movie from Toei Animation will be released on DVD and blu-ray early next year.
  • The live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be receiving a release on DVD, blu-ray and a limited edition steelbook on 27th October. Unlike the original web series (which will be pulled from YouTube at the end of the month), this release will be formatted as a feature-length compilation as opposed to broken up into the episodes of the original web series.

Are you looking forward to any of these upcoming releases?

Josh A. Stevens

Reviewing anime by moonlight, working in film by daylight, never running out of things to write, he is the one named Josh A. Stevens.

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