It’s the third day of MCM London and Anime Ltd have concluded their announcements for the weekend.
Let’s start off with the Q&A segments that they spoke about. We omitted this from the Day 1 news post but there’s some that we’ll cover on here as well:
- Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic hasn’t been acquired for theatrical release and there are currently no news on whether it could happen. Funimation in North America have planned theirs with an English dub.
- Death Parade is currently set for a Q4 2017 (October-December) release schedule with the Ultimate Edition still in the works.
- Evangelion: 2.22 and 3.33 have yet to be acquired but they are interested in going after them once they are available. Manga UK had released them on Blu-ray and DVD but as it’s a sub-license from Funimation the rights are slowly or quickly going away.
- Fairy Tail is doing well with its return to home video which is a surprise considering they didn’t sell very well during Manga UK’s era. Parts 16-18 (aka the 2014 series) are available to pre-order on Amazon.
- Gundam ZZ and Turn-A are the only two Anime Limited is working on for the time being. They have stated that there are more titles in the works but for now we can confirm that ZZ is coming this September with a Part 1 Box as a subtitled only release on Blu-ray.
- Haruhi Suzumiya Season 1 doesn’t have any more updates due to Funimation’s release causing some compilations. Anime Limited only have the rights to Season 1 while Funimation had all of them. Funimation released both seasons in chronological order while Anime Limited can’t, so they’re now investigating whether they should author their own discs or find other plans.
Jeremy Graves’ Birthday was also today (28th May) so we wish him a happy birthday! It’s a shame that his surprise didn’t turn out to be a license for Tiger Mask W as he’s a huge fan of wrestling. But hey we got to witness him dance at least.
In addition anime will be returning to UK television with the Viceland channel on Sky 153 and NOWTV. So far only Eureka Seven and both seasons of Tokyo Ghoul will be shown. Audio options are not announced at this time, though its likely to be dubbed.
But there’s still more! They have unveiled news for two new licenses.
Hyouka will be coming to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD starting with Part 1 due this Q3 2017 (July-September). The Blu-ray will be available as a collector’s edition also. The show has been in a state of limbo from Kadokawa for quite a long time now but it’s now free for licensing. The series will come with both an English dub as well as Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can check out the English dub over on Funimation.
Wolf’s Rain returns to the UK on Blu-ray (DVD not mentioned at this time) due for Q4 2017. The series will be available as a collector’s edition complete series set. Wolf’s Rain was one of the many titles Bandai and Beez released before they went bankrupt so it’s great to see the title return to print. The show will include both the English dub and Japanese audio with English subtitles. It’s worth noting that Japan never released the series on Blu-ray but Funimation made their own in-house master (Standard Definition Upscale). Reports have said that it’s fairly good. You can check out the Japanese language version over on Viewster.
Last but not least we also received some information regarding ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi). Part 1’s release is currently set for Q3 2017 with 6 episodes as well as a 92 page booklet from the Japanese releases. They can’t get access to the Original Soundtrack and Manga that Aniplex of America have included in their release. The series will include the English dub and Japanese audio with English subtitles. The SRP will also be £39.99 for both parts each.
That’s it for the Anime Limited news, we figured that last year’s MCM announcements were at their peak but to be fair they had a lot on their backlog. Here is a list of every title they currently have in their possession that has yet to be released:
Available for Pre-order:
- Castle Town Dandelion
- Durarara!!x2 Ten
- Durarara!!x2 Ketsu
- Genius Party & Genius Party Beyond
- Lupin the Third Part IV
- Martian Successor Nadesico
- Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
- Momotaro: Sacred Sailors
- Pigtails and Other Shorts [Pigtails, Kick Heart, Anime Mirai shorts Li’l Spider Girl (Wasurenagumo) and Tansu Warashi, Oval x Over]
- Riddle Story of Devil
- A Silent Voice
- Sword of the Stranger
- Tokyo Ghoul OVAs: Jack & Pinto
- Your Name
Licensed, No Pre-order:
- Ace Attorney
- Anonymous Noise
- Aoharu x Machinegun
- Buddy Complex
- Bungo Stray Dogs
- Chaos Dragon
- Comet Lucifer
- Death Parade
- Dimension W
- The Dragon’s Dentist
- Eureka Seven
- Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution
- Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry [Theatrical for now]
- Fireworks [Theatrical for now]
- Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
- High School Fleet
- Joker Game
- K: Missing Kings
- K: Return of Kings
- Kiss Him, Not Me!
- Love Live! Sunshine
- Lu Over the Wall [Theatrical for now]
- March comes in like a Lion
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Mob Psycho 100
- Napping Princess
- The Night is Short, Walk on Girl [Theatrical for now]
- Plastic Memories
- Princess Arete
- Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ
- Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
- The Rolling Girls
- Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-
- Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
- Silver Spoon
- Sound! Euphonium
- Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-
- Turn A Gundam
- Twin Star Exorcists
- Wolf’s Rain