Anime Limited News Round-up: Castlevania & Re:ZERO Shop Exclusive CEs Selling Out, Standard Editions Incoming & More

It has been a long time since we had heard from distributor Anime Limited in terms of the latest news and updates, but with the recent events we figured it was time to provide another quick round-up to bring folks up-to-date on what has happened and what’s coming up!

Out of Print Stock Updates

We’re going to start off with some very important stock updates. Recently, Anime Limited revealed plans to bring Castlevania Season 1 and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Part 2 to the UK on Blu-ray very soon with collector’s edition packaging and more. We have received word from the distributor that both titles in their collector’s edition shop exclusive variants will soon be going out of print relatively soon.

Castlevania Season 1’s collector’s edition was made exclusive to both Shop AllTheAnime and Zavvi, with the set now under the ‘Almost Out of Print’ status on the former’s website. If you’re interested in this anime-inspired series we recommend that you order it as soon as possible! The collector’s edition comes with a 92-page hardcover booklet housed inside the traditional Anime Ltd style packaging. The release is scheduled for 13th May 2019 and the series will be available in English audio with English Hard of Hearing subtitles.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Part 2’s collector’s edition is available across multiple retailers, however, both Shop AllTheAnime and Zavvi come with an exclusive storage box to house both parts. This version is now almost sold out completely – with Shop AllTheAnime no longer offering any stock and Zavvi almost sold out. The regular collector’s edition comes with a 52-page hardcover booklet housed inside the traditional Anime Ltd style packaging. The release is scheduled for 20th May 2019 and the series will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Also soon to be going out of print are both parts of Samurai Flamenco and the first season of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. Both parts of the Samurai Flamenco collector’s edition comes with a 20-page booklet, while Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Season 1 collector’s edition comes with a 48-page booklet and 4 Tarot cards. All three collector’s sets are available across multiple retailers.

There were also a number of collector’s editions that have almost sold out over the past couple of months. These include the following:

  • Black Butler: Book of Circus
    Includes a 40-page booklet.
  • Charlotte Part 1
    Includes 4 art cards.
  • Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
    Includes 5 art cards and a folded A3 poster.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 series) Part 2
    Includes 7 art cards.
  • A Letter to Momo
    Includes a 36-page booklet.
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 2
    Includes a 48-page booklet.
  • Outlaw Star
    Includes a 100-page booklet.
  • Patema Inverted
    Includes a 48-page booklet.
  • Persona 3 the Movie -#3 Falling Down-
    Includes a 40-page booklet.
  • Persona 3 the Movie -#4 Winter of Rebirth-
    Includes a 40-page booklet.
  • Terror in Resonance
    Ultimate Edition release includes a large 100-page hardcover book.
  • Tokyo Ghoul Root A
    Includes an 80-page hardcover book.

Maquia Early-Bird Pre-order Offer

Next, we have the latest early bird pre-order offer available, with Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms now available for pre-order once again through Shop AllTheAnime at £29.99. The film has already been made available across multiple retailers but we now have the final cover artwork shown.

Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms’ collector’s edition comes with an 84-page hardcover booklet and a folded A3 poster housed inside the traditional Anime Ltd style packaging. The release is scheduled for 27th May 2019 and the film will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Love Live! Sunshine!! the Movie: Over the Rainbow Japanese Import Offer

Much like Gundam, Anime Limited have teamed up with Bandai Visual and Sunrise to provide UK, Ireland, and Scandinavian fans the chance to pre-order the upcoming Japanese limited edition Blu-ray release of Love Live! Sunshine!! the Movie: Over the Rainbow. The release will have English subtitles for its main feature film while the rest of the content will be Japanese only.

You have until Monday 17th June 2019 to pre-order the release straight from Shop AllTheAnime, but there is still a chance to order it through Amazon Japan and other similar retailers from Japan if you wish to order the regular edition or the standard limited edition that doesn’t include the Bandai Visual exclusive items. Visit the AllTheAnime blog for more information.

Standard Edition Blu-rays Coming Soon

More standard editions are on the horizon!

Standard edition Blu-ray and DVD releases for Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms will also be available on the same day of release as the collector’s edition.

Belladonna of Sadness is coming back in print with the standard edition Blu-ray retaining the artwork used in the collector’s edition Blu-ray release. The release is scheduled for 20th May 2019 and the film will be available in Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Castlevania Season 1‘s collector’s edition is going out of print, but a standard edition Blu-ray is coming soon! The release is scheduled for 27th May 2019 and the series will be available in English audio with English Hard of Hearing subtitles.

Also receiving the standard Blu-ray treatment is Lupin the Third Part IV: The Italian Adventure, only in this instance this is the English/Italian Broadcast version (whereas the collector’s edition release was based on the Japanese Broadcast version). Due to the materials used in Italy, Japan and the US, this particular release will be English audio with English subtitles only. The release will be available on 17th June 2019.

If you ordered the Japanese Broadcast collector’s edition release from Shop AllTheAnime or AllTheAnime’s booth at conventions, you’ll be able to order the English/Italian Broadcast version Blu-ray for £10 via an E-Mail code (contact Anime Limited if you ordered the set at a convention for proof of purchase, those who ordered directly at Shop AllTheAnime won’t have to do anything). Visit the AllTheAnime blog for more information.

Martian Successor Nadesico is coming back in print as well, with the complete series coming to standard Blu-ray on 3rd June 2019. This will include all of the on-disc content including the DVD bonus disc from the collector’s edition release. It will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Nadesico the Movie: The Prince of Darkness will also be back in print on the same day as the TV series. It will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. There’s also an early bird offer available on Shop AllTheAnime if you order both sets together, visit the AllTheAnime blog for more information.

MCM Anime Guest of Honour

London Comic Con is almost here (24th to 26th May 2019), and the distributor have announced who their next anime guest of honour will be to attend the expo. The honour has gone to Yuichiro Hayashi (林 祐一郎), most known as the director for Garo the Animation, Garo: Divine Flame, and both seasons of Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler.

His anime guest of honour panel will be available around 1:30pm-2:30pm on Saturday 25th May 2019. There will also be signing sessions that fans can attend for free on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, however, the exact times and details are currently not final. Visit the AllTheAnime blog for more information.


And that concludes this round-up of news and updates from the distributor. You can visit their social media, YouTube and their official website for more blog posts and release updates.

Sources: AllTheAnime Blog, AllTheAnime Store

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NormanicGrav

Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. He likes harems, isekai and pouts too.

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