Anime Limited News: Night is Short Walk on Girl, MCM Comic Con London, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust & More!

It’s been another two weeks since our latest update on the world of Anime Limited. Since then they continue to offer new listings and also some wonderful sets as MCM Comic Con London is soon approaching. Here’s the quick TL;DR on all of the news revealed throughout the past few weeks.


MCM Comic Con London!

Anime Limited will once again return to MCM Comic Con London with their newest & upcoming releases plus other fun stuff that approaches. These include a very special guest and potentially some announcements. While they have yet to reveal what exactly they’ll be doing during the convention they did reveal who their special guest is going to be!

The distributor was pleased to announce that Mr. Shouji Gatou will be making an appearance to MCM Comic Con London across the entire weekend (25th May to 27th May) as the Anime Guest of Honour. For those who don’t know, he is the original author for both Amagi Brilliant Park and the Full Metal Panic! series! He will be attending panels, signing sessions, and according to the distributor even more events that have yet to be revealed.

The first episode of Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will also be shown followed by a Q&A session with Mr. Shouji Gatou on Saturday & Sunday. The details including time & locations will follow.

For more information on his appearance you can read Anime Limited’s announcement on their blog site.

If you have yet to book tickets to MCM Comic Con, you can do so right here just in case you have forgotten! Bare in mind that London sells out fast so be quick if you don’t want to miss this chance!


Anime Limited Early Bird Offers!

Anime Limited are offering a couple titles on sale prior to their official release. These lot are available until Sunday 27th May 2018!

Also available for sale prior to their official release until Thursday 10th May 2018 is Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin I-IV Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.


Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

The latest instalment in the Fairy Tail franchise will soon be arriving in the UK & Ireland and the distributor released some artwork in preparation!

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The collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack will include the feature-length movie on each format housed in a rigid box with digipack, 5 artcards and a folded A3-sized poster. The first 50 customers who pre-order through Anime Limited’s shop will also receive a bonus 200-page Japanese storyboard book. It’s a first-come, first-served basis so if you want it you should order it asap!

The SRP will be £34.99 while the standard edition Blu-ray & DVD will also be released at SRP £19.99 & £17.99 respectively. Audio options include English & Japanese with English subtitles. The film will be available starting 28th May 2018.

The sets are also available for the following retailers below:


Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Grimgar, Ashes & Illusions)

Back in January the distributor released the complete series of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (known as Grimgar, Ashes & Illusions) on DVD and collector’s edition Blu-ray. Fast-forward to the present time you can now pre-order the standard edition Blu-ray release!

The set will include all 12 episodes plus the OVA across 2 Blu-ray discs. The on-disc content will be identical to the collector’s edition release. The SRP will be £34.99. Audio options include English & Japanese with English subtitles. The release is currently set for 4th June 2018.

The sets are also available for the following retailers below:


The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is still under-wraps in Anime Limited’s HQ but they stealthily released listings through other retailers, plus the film was also rated by the BBFC not too long ago!

The collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack will include the feature-length movie on each format. Details are not final for the time being but it’s expected to be housed in a rigid box with digipack. Retail listings also mention a 52-page booklet plus an interview with the director himself.

The SRP will be £34.99 while the standard edition Blu-ray & DVD will also be released at SRP £19.99 & £17.99 respectively. Audio options include Japanese with English subtitles. The film will be available starting 2nd July 2018.

The sets are also available for the following retailers below:


Penguin Highway

The distributor celebrated World Penguin Day with the announcement of Penguin Highway heading to the UK & Ireland! The upcoming 2018 summer film is the first feature length title from Studio Colorido (Typhoon Noruda) and is planned to reach the theatrical screens as early as 2019. The distributor commented that it could hit an earlier date via festivals so keep an eye on their social media and blog for more information on the title when it happens!

You can read more about the announcement from our article here!


Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-

Not too long after our last update, Anime Limited revealed details on Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-! This is the first Blu-ray release in English territories outside Ponycan US’s release a few years back.

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The collector’s edition Blu-ray will include all 12 episodes across 2 Blu-ray discs housed in a rigid box with digipack and a 48-page art book that features art of the characters, the fiends, props, storyboards from the opening and ending sequences, and a gallery section.

The SRP will be £59.99 while the standard edition DVD will also be released at SRP £29.99. Audio options include English & Japanese with English subtitles. The series will be available starting 25th June 2018.

The sets are also available for the following retailers below:


Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Also making a surprise appearance since our last round-up update is the second Vampire Hunter D film returning to the UK on Blu-ray & DVD!

The collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack will include the feature-length movie on each format housed in a rigid box with digipack, 3 artcards and a 16-page booklet featuring an article written by Andrew Osmond (the author of 100 Animated Feature Films). This collector’s edition release will be exclusive to Anime Limited’s shop.

The SRP will be £34.99 while the standard edition Blu-ray & DVD will also be released at SRP £19.99 & £17.99 respectively at a later date. Audio options include English audio* with English Hard of Hearing subtitles. The film will be available starting 28th May 2018.

*The film was dubbed and released in English first before Japan received their theatrical distribution & Japanese dub. Due to licensing restrictions, only the English audio version is available.


More Artwork

A couple pieces of artwork are up on Anime Limited’s blog and through other retailers, check them out below!

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BBFC Updates

We have a couple more titles receiving ratings by the British Board of Film Classification in recent weeks. Some interesting turnouts as well. Here are the results:

K: Missing Kings
12 – Moderate sexualised images, violence, discriminatory language

Kiznaiver
15 – Strong sex references, bloody images

Lu Over the Wall
PG (for home video) – Mild bad language, threat

Lupin the Third Part IV (Subtitled Version)
15 – Strong violence, threat, sex references, references to child abuse

Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin I-IV
15 – Strong violence

As you can see we have a mini-update on the home video releases for both K: Missing Kings and Kiznaiver, so we should expect to hear more from these two very soon hopefully!


Anime Streaming Updates for UK & Ireland!

Anime Limited managed to offer some neat updates for some catalogue titles. Over on Crunchyroll you can now watch all of Full Metal Panic! (Season 1, FUMOFFU, The Second Raid) right now in Japanese with English subtitles. Prior to this we only had access to the latest series Invisible Victory, so this is great news for fans who want to start the series or even wish to revisit their favourite moments in FUMOFFU.

Over on Funimation Now you can now watch all of Tokyo Ghoul (Season 1, Root A, :re) right now in English audio. As Anime Limited have the rights the franchise never made its way onto Funimation Now for the UK & Ireland so this is also great news. Bare in mind that Tokyo Ghoul:re (which is the second part of the story in the franchise) follows the manga’s story of the first part (aka volumes 1-14 which are available to read right now by Viz Media) rather than the previous anime seasons.


And that is the latest round-up for the time being. Stay tuned for the next time we receive any new information on future Anime Limited releases!

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NormanicGrav

As Weiss once said "But enough of this introductory chatter! Let us hear your tale!". After finishing University studying Game Development and once taking charge of SHU's anime society. Grav ventures on as a News Reporter, Moderator and Discord Admin. If you see that massive legal streaming thread Grav heroically did all that and had consumed many hours of his life. The reason? He was bored.

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