Manga UK Announces Their Summer 2018 Release Slate

UPDATE: Article has been updated with Manga confirming that Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! The Movie: Take on Me has been pushed back due to recent changes with the Japanese home video release date.


Distributor Manga UK (Manga Animatsu) have revealed more titles that will be heading to the United Kingdom and Ireland via their Summer 2018 release line-up.

Here are the titles that will be available soon:


25th June 2018

One Piece Collection 17

Available on DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £34.99

Collection includes episodes 397-421

Luffy turns a mermaid auction into a pirate-style brawl when he knocks the snot out of a celestial dragon. The punch heard round the island may have saved Camie, but it lands the Straw Hats squarely in the sights of the marines! Fellow pirates Trafalgar Law and Eustass Captain Kid buy the crew some time to escape, but the situation gets tricky when an army of Kuma-clone Pacifistas hit the scene.

Things couldn’t get much worse for the Straw Hats. Or could they? Luffy is forced to watch in horror as Bartholomew Kuma makes his beloved friends vanish one by one until the rubberman ends up a lonely castaway on the island of Amazon Lily. After interrupting the sacred bathing hour of the gorgeous Warlord Boa Hancock, Luffy faces the very real fate of being turned to stone!


2nd July 2018

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray & DVD Combo: £49.99

Sophisticated, suave, sublime; all words which describe the exceedingly handsome and patently perfect Sakamoto. Though it is only his first day in high school, his attractiveness, intelligence, and charm already has the girls swooning and the guys fuming with jealousy. No one seems able to derail him, as all attempts at tripping him up are quickly foiled. His sangfroid is indomitable, his wits peerless. Will any of Sakamoto’s classmates, or even teachers, be able to reach his level of excellence? Probably not, but they just might learn a thing or two trying…

Hello! KINMOZA

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray & DVD Combo: £39.99

Although learning different languages continues to be an interest for Shinobu and her friends, the new school year brings unexpected difficulties. Not only is there always something new and different to distract them from their studies, but Alice and Yoko also are having trouble adjusting to being in a different class from Shinobu and Aya.

Meanwhile, Karen isn’t getting along at all with her new homeroom teacher, and it doesn’t help that the teacher is having trouble figuring out how to make herself seem friendlier to her students as well. Craziness may ensue, but sometimes, all it takes is the right mutual experience to bring everyone together.

While some of those experiences may not be as well-thought-out as others (like when Alice and Aya act like juvenile delinquents to seem more grown up), the gang’s new adventures are certain to warm everyone’s heart as the fun and friendships keep growing in HELLO! KINMOZA!

Occultic;Nine Volume 2

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £24.99
SRP DVD: £19.99

Volume includes episodes 7-12

From the creator of “Steins;Gate”, the truth is revealed as the adventure of the Occultic Nine reaches its climax!

With the help of the young FBI detective, Asuna Kisaki, the truth behind the Inokashira Incident is revealed. Unable to accept the truth, Yuta escapes into denial and starts to lose sight of himself. At his father’s radio station, Ryoka appears and there, she reveals one final shocking truth.


9th July 2018

Big Fish & Begonia

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Mandarin audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £15.99
SRP DVD: £12.99

In a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, the beings there control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy’s kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy’s soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world.

Featuring a Making Of documentary profiling the 12 year process for the writers and directors to get the film produced, before it became one of the highest-grossing Chinese-originated animated movies of all time.

Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Volume 1 (US Live-Action)

Available on DVD in English audio

SRP DVD: £9.99

Deep in space, Galvanax is the reigning champion of the most popular intergalactic game show in the universe, “Galaxy Warriors,” in which monsters battle to prove who is the mightiest warrior. Galvanax is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Ninja Nexus Prism, which contains six supernatural Ninja Power Stars. The only thing standing in his way is a new team of heroic teenage Power Rangers who possess it. Together, the Power Rangers must master their arsenal of Ninja Power Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary Ninja Steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save Earth from destruction.


23rd July 2018

Pokemon Movie Collection 14-16: Black & White

Available on DVD in English audio

SRP DVD: £19.99

Collects the Black & White saga of films – Victini and Zekrom, Victini and Reshiram, Kyurem Vs. the Sword of Justice, and Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Black & White – Victini and Zekrom/Victini and Reshiram
Two films in one!
Ash and his friends arrive in Eindoak Town, built around a castle called the Sword of the Vale. Long ago, the castle watched over the Kingdom of the Vale, and the partnership between Victini and the king protected the people who lived there. But that kingdom has since vanished into memory, leaving behind powerful relics and ancient Pokémon.

In White, Damon is trying to restore the lost kingdom with the help of his Reuniclus. His quest has taken him to the far reaches of the barren desert, and he has convinced the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram to join him! Damon plans to trap Victini and harness its power, meaning the entire town of Eindoak faces disaster! Will the power of Ash’s ideals convince the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom to help stop Damon?
Then in Black, Damon is trying to restore the lost kingdom with the help of his Gothitelle. His quest has taken him to the far reaches of the frozen tundra, and he has convinced the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom to help him! Damon plans to trap Victini and harness its power, and so the entire town of Eindoak faces disaster! Can Ash use the courage of truth to convince the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram to to help stop Damon?

Kyurem Vs. the Sword of Justice
From a train, Ash spots an injured Pokémon — one he’s never seen before. He’s trying to figure out how he can help when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem, a Dragon-type Pokémon with immense power! Ash and the others barely manage to escape the rampaging Kyurem’s attack, and as the dust settles, they turn their attention to the injured Pokémon. Their new acquaintance turns out to be the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo, and it’s on a mission to rescue its friends — Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Legendary Pokémon known as the Swords of Justice — from Kyurem’s icy clutches!

Genesect and the Legend Awakened
A vast Pokémon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these Mythical Pokémon quickly becomes a problem, though: their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking anyone who approaches it. On top of that, they’ve attracted the attention of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, who sympathizes with them because its own origins also involve human tampering. The group’s leader, known as Red Genesect, doesn’t trust Mewtwo, and their confrontation quickly rages out of control! Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokémon before they destroy the city?


30th July 2018

Digimon Adventure Tri the Movie Part 5: Coexistence

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £24.99
SRP DVD: £19.99

An enraged Meicoomon digivolves to Meicrackmon and leaves through a distortion. Hackmon proceeds to reveal the truth: Homeostasis, which is trying to maintain the world’s harmony, has now personally declared Meicoomon a danger for becoming too powerful, and is attempting to get rid of her. The arrival of the rampaging Meicoomon starts the countdown to the real world’s collapse. A series of abnormal phenomena occur all over the place. The Digimon who appear through the distortions were waiting for this time to come…

The DigiDestined are cast out of the Digital World and after returning to the real world are persecuted by the people. Finding themselves alone and unaided, they desperately search for a way to fix the situation, whilst a grief-stricken Meiko can’t hear her friends and Digimon calling out to her. The adventure now evolves once again…

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Rikka Version

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £24.99
SRP DVD: £19.99

In Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Rikka Version, it’s just so not fair! Sure, Rikka may be a “chunibyo” afflicted with a state where she’s convinced that she has hidden powers. Maybe she DOES think she has an evil eye that always has to be covered with a patch. But that doesn’t mean that what she believes isn’t real to her, and Rikka knows in her twisted little heart that Yuta Togashi is much more than just another boy. So why is he always pulling away? At long last, here’s the chance to see the world through Rikka’s eyes (or eye, technically, since the evil one is usually covered). Armed with your trusted parasol, you’ll deal with evil high priestess sisters, enchanted animals, and the scariest thing of all, going literally boy crazy!


6th August 2018

Dragon Ball Super Part 4

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £29.99
SRP DVD: £24.99

Part includes episodes 40-52

The universe versus universe tournament finally has it winner with it, a chance to wish on the Super Dragon Balls! But are they really going to wish something like that?! Then, after an unexpected visit to a bizarre planet, a sudden SOS from the future arrives in the form of Future Trunks! What horror plagues his timeline, and can the Z Fighters face a foe that looks exactly like Goku?

Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Volume 2 (US Live-Action)

Available on DVD in English audio

SRP DVD: £9.99

The evil Galvanax sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Ninja Power Stars, where each epic battle against the Power Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Power Rangers must master their arsenal of Ninja Power Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary Ninja Steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save Earth from destruction.


13th August 2018

Food Wars! The Second Plate

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £39.99
SRP DVD: £29.99

At the Tohtsuki Culinary Academy, the first rule is survival of the fittest, and if you don’t have what it takes to become a master chef, you need to get out of the kitchen before you get burned. With the wheat of first-year students separated from the chaff, cocky former diner cook Yukihira Soma is one of the handful of kitchen whizzes still standing.

As the next round of the Autumn Elections gets underway, can he survive a brutal bento boxing match with the chemistry-obsessed granddaughter of the Academy’s director? And which of the other contenders; Megumi, Ryo, Akira, Hisako, Takumi or sinister dark-horse Subaru; will advance to fight for the gold medal? Get ready for another cut-throat season of eat, beat, and defeat!


20th August 2018

Naruto Shippuden Box 33

Available on DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £24.99

Box includes episodes 417-430

As Naruto and Sasuke lie near death, Kakashi and a reformed Obito prepare to confront Madara together. But Madara has gained the power of the Six Paths, and Guy may have to make the ultimate sacrifice and open the Gate of Death in order to fight him. And even that may not be enough once Madara activates the Infinite Tsukuyomi, trapping everyone in a dream world. Can this incredible power be overcome?

One Piece Collection 18

Available on DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £34.99

Collection includes episodes 422-445

Luffy and Hancock arrive at the underwater prison of Impel Down, where the Snake Princess uses every ounce of her beguiling charm to smuggle him past the guards. Once inside, unexpected alliances help Luffy survive the increasingly dangerous levels of the prison. At the depths of it all lies the poisonous Warden Magellan whose toxins put the rubber-man’s life at stake. It’s up to his new allies to save him by tracking down a miracle worker rumored to have vanished into the gates of hell. Enter Ivankov. This larger-than-life personality has the Healing Hormones needed to save Luffy, but the cure could take years off the pirate’s life! With his brother just beyond reach, Luffy must take the ultimate leap of faith before it’s too late.


27th August 2018

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 (JP Live-Action)

Available on DVD in Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP DVD: £12.99

A teen gifted with supernatural power discovers the truth behind his cursed and bizarre bloodline, and the evil that lurks within his town.


3rd September 2018

Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Volume 3 (US Live-Action)

Available on DVD in English audio

SRP DVD: £9.99

Deep in space, Galvanax is the reigning champion of the most popular intergalactic game show in the universe, “Galaxy Warriors,” in which monsters battle to prove who is the mightiest warrior. Galvanax is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Ninja Nexus Prism, which contains six supernatural Ninja Power Stars. The only thing standing in his way is a new team of heroic teenage Power Rangers who possess it. The evil Galvanax sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Ninja Power Stars, where each epic battle against the Power Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Power Rangers must master their arsenal of Ninja Power Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary Ninja Steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save Earth from destruction.


Release Pushed Back to TBD

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me

Available on Blu-ray & DVD in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles

SRP Blu-ray: £24.99
SRP DVD: £19.99

Rikka is now a third-year student, but she still has “chunibyo” syndrome. University entrance exams loom on the horizon, and it’s spring break, and Yūta and Rikka are together as usual. One day, Rikka’s older sister Tōka declares that she’s going to take Rikka to Italy with her, as Tōka is moving to Italy for work and she thinks they should move together as a family. Yūta understands Tōka’s opinion, but thinks that at this rate he and Rikka will be separated. Shinka and the other members suggest that Yūta and Rikka should “elope,” and thus sets the stage for Yūta and Rikka’s travels throughout Japan in their escape drama.


That’s all of the titles announced by the distributor! One Piece makes its return with two more collections plus we have some Chunibyo films joining the mix.

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