MVM Reveals Q1 2020 Anime Schedule, Licenses Bloom Into You, DanMachi II, O Maidens & More

Day 2 of MCM London Comic Con and distributor MVM Entertainment has announced their latest batch of new anime licenses as well as a recap of what they currently have yet to release for the UK.


Release Schedule Updates

Before going through the new licenses, MVM did update their release schedule. The schedule includes a few titles from the Q4 2019 slate pushed back while also introducing the Q1 2020 slate.

Accel World will receive a complete collection Blu-ray release. The series was released on both formats as two parts, however only the DVD received a complete collection at the time. This Blu-ray collection will be available this April. The release will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.) will be available on Blu-ray this January. The release will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Pre-orders will be available very soon at MVM’s store. You can stream the series on Netflix.

The limited edition steelbook release for Berserk from 1997 has been pushed back to 24th February for Blu-ray. The release will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles and is available to pre-order on MVM’s store.

Cells at Work (Hataraku Saibou) Season 1 has been pushed back to 20th January for Blu-ray. The release will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles and is available to pre-order on MVM’s store. You can stream the series on Crunchyroll.

The Girl in Twilight (Akanesasu Shoujo) will be available on Blu-ray this March. The release will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles only. You can stream the series on HIDIVE.

Initial D: Legend will receive a complete collection containing all three films on Blu-ray scheduled for January. The release will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Pre-orders will be available very soon at MVM’s store. You can stream the films on HIDIVE (Film 1, Film 2, Film 3).

Kizumonogatari Part II: Nekketsu and Part III: Reiketsu standard editions will be available on Blu-ray in February and March respectively. The release will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles only. Pre-orders will be available very soon at MVM’s store.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai) will be available on Blu-ray in February. The release will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles only. Pre-orders will be available very soon at MVM’s store. You can stream the series on Crunchyroll & Funimation Now.

The limited edition steelbook release for Samurai Champloo has been pushed back to 16th March for Blu-ray. The release will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles and is available to pre-order on MVM’s store.


New Anime Licenses

Next is the new anime home video licenses coming to the UK under their distribution.

Bloom into You

(Yagate Kimi ni Naru)

Yuu has always dreamt of receiving a love confession but feels nothing when a boy gives her one. Confused, she starts her first year of high school and meets Touko. Will Yuu’s heart finally skip a beat?

Aired during the Autumn 2018 anime season, the anime series was animated by studio TROYCA and based on Nio Nakatani’s manga. Audio options will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Coming to Blu-ray this April 2020.

Available to stream on HIDIVE.

Chidori RSC

(Rifle is Beautiful)

Competitive sharpshooter Hikari Kokura hopes to join the Chidori High School light-beam rifle shooting club – but the club has been disbanded! If she wants to hone her skills, she’ll have to recruit fellow students and save the club!

Airing during the Autumn 2019 anime season, the anime series was animated by Studio 3Hz and based on Salmiakki’s manga. Audio options and formats are not final at the time of this write-up.

Available to stream on HIDIVE.

Devils Line

Half-devil Anzai uses his devil-born gifts to protect Tokyo from devil related crime. His will of never drinking human blood becomes severely tested while protecting his love, Tsukasa. Will he be able to resist the urge of his demon instincts?

Aired during the Spring 2018 anime season, the anime series was animated by studio Platinum Vision and based on Ryou Hanada’s manga. Audio options will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Coming to Blu-ray this January 2020.

Available to stream on HIDIVE.

Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel] II. Lost Butterfly

Theatrically released in January 2019, the second film in the Heaven’s Feel story arc from the Fate/Stay Night visual novel has been licensed. The film is animated by studio Ufotable and based on Type-Moon’s visual novel. Audio options will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Coming to Blu-ray and DVD with a collector’s edition Blu-ray version this February 2020.

Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel] III. Spring Song

Scheduled for Japanese & US theatrical release in Spring 2020, the third and final film in the Heaven’s Feel story arc from the Fate/Stay Night visual novel has also been licensed. The film is animated by studio Ufotable and based on Type-Moon’s visual novel. Audio options will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Expected to receive a Blu-ray and DVD release at an unspecified release window.

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon II

Bell and Hestia are back in action! As they struggle to prove the strength of their Familia, Bell completes a task that moves him up in the rankings — but as a result, he soon finds himself the subject of scrutiny he never saw coming…

Aired during the Summer 2019 anime season, the anime series was animated by studio J.C.Staff and based on Fujino Omori’s light novel. Audio options will include English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Formats are not final at the time of this write-up.

Available to stream on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE.

Kandagawa Jet Girls

Jet Racing’s wet-n-wild combo of PWC racing and watergun sharpshooting has become mega-popular across the world. Rin Namiki wants in on the action, and after meeting the cool and gorgeous Misa Aoi, it looks like Rin’s dreams are finally in reach!

Airing during the Autumn 2019 anime season, the original anime series was animated by studio TNK and Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki. Audio options and formats are not final at the time of this write-up.

Available to stream on HIDIVE with uncensored versions available for a limited time during simulcast.

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

(Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.)

When the girls in a high school literature club ask themselves, “What do you want to do before you die?” one of them voices a shocking ambition – and now they’re all preoccupied by their friend’s unexpected answer!

Aired during the Summer 2019 anime season, the anime series was animated by studio Lay-duce and based on Mari Okada’s manga. Audio options and formats are not final at the time of this write-up.

Available to stream on HIDIVE.

Z/X Code Reunion

A peace treaty results in an uneasy truce between humanity and the Z/X. Now Azumi Kakamigahara finds herself partnered with a Z/X named Rigel as the two enroll at the newly established Fujimisaki Academy.

Airing during the Autumn 2019 anime season, the anime series was animated by studio Passione and based on Nippon Ichi Software and Broccoli’s collectible card game Z/X Zillions of enemy X. Audio options and formats are not final at the time of this write-up.

Available to stream on HIDIVE.


Recap News and Announcements

And here are their current unreleased licenses that will eventually see a home video release in the future. All of these are expected to be released on Blu-ray only.

Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) which will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can stream the series on Crunchyroll & HIDIVE. Announced in May 2019.

Himouto! Umaru-chan R which is expected to be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can stream the series on HIDIVE. Announced in October 2017.

Mysteria Friends (Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends) which will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can stream the series on Crunchyroll & HIDIVE. Announced in May 2019.

Revue Starlight (Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight) which will be available in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can stream the series on HIDIVE. Announced in May 2019.

Starmyu Season 2 & OVA which will be available in Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can stream the series on Crunchyroll. Announced in May 2018.

Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san) which is expected to be available in Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can stream the series on Crunchyroll. Announced in May 2019.

That’s it for the latest news and updates for MVM. You can check out more of their existing titles through their official web store Anime-on-Line.

Source: MVM Entertainment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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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