Anime Limited’s Q3 2018 Home Video Release Slate Revealed

Amazon continues to offer the surprises (or spoilers) as more listings have appeared for distributor Anime Limited.

Just a quick heads-up, just like the previous quarter they can change the timing of the release at any moment and more may appear later down the line (as evidently seen with how they handled the Q2 2018 slate).

Anywho here’s what we know so far:


2nd July 2018

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Let director Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy) walk you through an eccentric, colourful journey of love, life and youthful exuberance unlike anything you’ve seen before.

“Senpai” is a man smitten with his inscrutable junior, The Girl with Black Hair. Although he plans to woo her by engineering a series of “coincidental” encounters, he reckons without the exploratory nature of this girl as she roams through an abstract, bustling night in Kyoto. From pub crawls to festivals, book fairs to impromptu musical performances, the night is short and there’s much to take in – how can “Senpai” possibly grab the attention of the apple of his eye?

Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD – SRP £34.99
Amazon UK

Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £19.99
Amazon UK

Standard Edition DVD – SRP £17.99
Amazon UK


16th July 2018

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Audio: English with English HOH subtitles

“The enigmatic Vampire Hunter known only as D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a human woman named Charlotte Elbourne. D’s orders are strict – find Charlotte, at any cost.

For the first time D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a family of Vampire Hunters, have been hired for the same bounty. D must intercept Meier and conquer hostile forces on all sides in a deadly race against time.

Despised by Vampires for his profession and by Humans for the blood in his veins, D relentlessly pursues his prey, little expecting where his journey will ultimately take him, as long buried secrets resurface once more.”

Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £19.99
Amazon UK

Standard Edition DVD – SRP £17.99
Amazon UK

There will also be a shop exclusive collector’s edition available over on Anime Limited’s shop released prior.


30th July 2018

Makoto Shinkai Double Pack: The Place Promised in Our Early Days & Voices of a Distant Star

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

From Makoto Shinkai (Your Name., Five Centimeters Per Second, Journey to Agartha) comes the start of his career in anime in one package.

The Place Promised in our Early Days

Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri are two young boys and a girl living in Aomori, the closest province in Honshu to Hokkaido. These three young classmates become fascinated by the gigantic yet mysterious tower that they see across the Tsugaru Strait, promising that one day they will build and fly an aircraft to the tower and unravel its mystery.

Voices of a Distant Star

A young pilot named Mikako volunteers to be sent on a journey through space to join the fight against a hostile alien race. Leaving behind the man she loves, her only means of contact with him is via text message, which take longer to reach him the further she travels from Earth.

Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £19.99
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Standard Edition DVD – SRP £17.99
Amazon UKShop AllTheAnime

The film collection previously had a collector’s edition combo pack which is now out of print. On-disc content will be the same as before.

Sword Art Online II

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

ARC 2: CALIBUR

News spreads among the players that the legendary Holy Sword Excalibur has been discovered inside ALO. This was actually the very sword that Kirito and Leafa found in the underground realm of Jotunheim several months ago when they saved Tonky. Hearing the news, they decide to acquire Excalibur before the other players. Summoning Asuna, Klein, Sinon and the others, they set off for the dungeon in Jotunheim for an exciting new mission!

ARC 3: MOTHER’S ROSARIO

Hearing rumors about an undefeated player known as Zekken, Asuna decides to mount a challenge. Zekken has been seeking opponents to duel for an ultra-fast 11-hit combo original sword skill. Not a single challenger has been successful so far, will Asuna succeed where so many have failed?

Part 3 Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £19.99
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Part 3 of the series previously had a collector’s edition combo pack which is now out of print. On-disc content will be the same as before.


27th August 2018

Aoharu x Machinegun

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

“When Hotaru Tachibana storms into a host club to avenge the honour of a wronged female student, the last thing Hotaru expects is to duel the club’s most popular host with airsoft guns instead of fists.

When Masamune Matsuoka’s experience wins out over Tachibana’s brawn, he realises that he can use his victory (and the large bill for damaging the club) to make Tachibana join his struggling Survival Gaming team. However, what ladies’ man Masamune totally misses is that his unwilling new guy… isn’t a guy at all!

Under the boy’s clothing and strong need to defend justice, Tachibana is all-girl, but, for a number of complicated reasons, she absolutely CAN’T expose that fact to Masamune or his teammate, the erotic manga artist Toru Yukimura.

Blood will boil both on and off the airsoft arena, but it’s not over until the last round is shot!”

Complete Series Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £34.99
Amazon UK

Complete Series Standard Edition DVD – SRP £29.99
Amazon UK

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Movie 1

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

“Ride the trapars and take to the skies once more! The revolutionary mecha anime from studio BONES returns for the first movie in a high-flying trilogy.

It all begins with the story that was left untold – the earth-shattering incident where Renton’s father disappeared. With the mysterious Eureka by his side, only Adroc Thurston could undo his own mistake, sparking the event that changed everything and earned him the title of a hero. Now, ten years later, Eureka lies in critical condition as Renton leaves the crew of the Gekko. But when he finds himself in the care of his father’s old friends, he has a choice to make. Either stay with the loving family he’s always wanted, or earn the love he seeks.”

Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD – SRP £34.99
Amazon UK

Standard Edition DVD – SRP £17.99
Amazon UK

Junjo Romantica (Season 1)

Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

“Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!

Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki’s nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam?

Egoist: Just when Kamijou’s life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who ever lets anything hold him back. Nowaki, his name means “typhoon”, and he’s about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.

Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile. But even he has problem, although he doesn’t let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who’s adamant that they’re destined to be together.”

Complete Series Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £34.99
Amazon UK

K: Missing Kings

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

“K Missing Kings is the movie sequel to the core anime series K!

Silver Clan members Kuro and Neko are on a mission to find their king, Shiro, who went missing after the battle on the School Island involving four of the seven coloured kings. During their search, the two discover that Red Clan member Anna Kushina has become the target of the mysterious Green Clan, which intends to use the girl’s special power to track down Shiro. Now the Silver and Red Clans find themselves joining forces to protect Shiro and Anna from this new threat. But will this unexpected alliance be enough to counter the Green Clan’s top fighters, as well as its king?”

Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £19.99
Amazon UK

Standard Edition DVD – SRP £17.99
Amazon UK

Sword Art Online II

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

(*Due to spoilers we won’t list the synopsis this time!*)

Part 4 Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £19.99
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Part 4 of the series previously had a collector’s edition combo pack which is going out of print. On-disc content will be the same as before.

The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

“While Basara, Mio, and Yuki have picked up their seemingly ordinary lives, they are attacked by magic-wielding humans while preparing for the upcoming sports event. Basara tries to become stronger by strengthening the testament when Rukia, Maria’s sister, suddenly appears. Unknowingly, the war deciding the future of the demon realm has begun.”

Complete Series Collector’s Edition Blu-ray – SRP £59.99
Amazon UK

Complete Series Standard Edition DVD – SRP £29.99
Amazon UK


24th September 2018

Junjo Romantica (Season 2)

Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

“Based on Shungiku Nakamura’s bestselling yaoi manga! Three intertwining love stories threaten to unravel as each couple struggles to find its own path.

Romantica: College student Misaki and his unlikely lover, the eccentric novelist Usami, are slowly growing closer. But their relationship could be in trouble when Usami’s older brother appears and he two begin to vie for Misaki’s attention!

Egoist: Nowaki loves Hiroki with all his heart, but sometimes, he’s afraid Hiroki doesn’t feel the same way. When Nowaki asks Hiroki for permission to address him by his real name, as others do, Hiroki flatly refuses. To Nowaki, this is just another reminder of the invisible gap that separates them… a gap that he must close, if they’re ever going to truly be a couple.

Terrorist: Miyagi is growing anxious. Shinobu used to be relentless in his devotion, but recently, the relationship has gone quiet. As a 35-year-old university professor, is Miyagi really content with living at the mercy of a younger man whose actions are still such a mystery.”

Complete Series Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £34.99
Amazon UK

K: Return of Kings

Audio: English & Japanese with English subtitles

“Following the events of K Missing Kings, the Green Clan JUNGLE has been spreading its influence, causing friction with the Red Clan HOMRA and the Blue Clan SCEPTRE 4. The war escalates when the Green King, Nagare Hisui, sends his men to attack Kuro and Neko, forcing the return of the Silver King, Yashiro Isana. Reunited with his friends, Shiro reveals his plans for dealing with the Green Clan —an alliance of the Red, Blue and Silver Clans! But the Green King carries his own wild cards!

Will the combined power of three kings be enough to stop Nagare Hisui from fulfilling his dark ambitions?”

Complete Series Standard Edition Blu-ray – SRP £34.99
Amazon UK

Complete Series Standard Edition DVD – SRP £29.99
Amazon UK


That’s it for the third quarter line-up for now. As stated more titles will appear but we won’t know which ones until they announce them! Also scheduled for sometime this year are the following:

  • Dimension W
  • The Dragon Dentist
  • Kiznaiver
  • Lupin the Third Part IV (English Dubbed Version)
  • Pigtails & Other Production I.G Shorts
  • Riddle Story of Devil

Stay tuned for any further updates on these titles over on our site and on Anime Limited’s blog & social media.

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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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