Manga Entertainment to Re-Release Code Geass, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, One Punch Man, Licenses I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Anime

UK distributor Manga Entertainment has added a couple more anime titles to join the first quarter of 2020 release schedule. Many of these titles are re-releases that were once brought over here a couple of years ago.

Now included on 13th January is the return of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012 series) with a complete series box set on Blu-ray (SRP £39.99). This covers the story arcs Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. The Blu-ray set will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Viz Media English dub. The license was brought over here by KAZE UK back in 2018. You can watch the series over on Crunchyroll subbed.

Plot synopsis (via Viz Media):

Jonathan Joestar, a young wealthy son living in Victorian England, has his life destroyed by the recently orphaned Dio Brando, who was taken in by Jonathan’s father. Dio, who plots to drive Jonathan to insanity and inherit the Joestar fortune, becomes an unstoppable vampire that Jonathan must fight.

Also scheduled for 13th January is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders with the first half of the story arc on Blu-ray (SRP £39.99), covering episodes 1-24. The Blu-ray set will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Viz Media English dub. The second half of the story arc subtitled Stardust Crusaders: Battle in Egypt which covers episodes 25-48, will be available on Blu-ray (SRP £39.99) in the UK for 17th February. You can watch the series over on Crunchyroll subbed.

Plot synopsis (via Viz Media):

Set decades after the fall of the Pillar Men in “Battle Tendency”, “Stardust Crusaders” chronicles the journey of teenage Jotaro as he enters the deadly world of supernatural powers called Stands, physical manifestations of destructive internal power. Reluctantly guided into the conflict with Dio by his grandfather Joseph Joestar, Jotaro’s focus become clear when the life of his mother, Holly Kujo, hangs in the balance. While Jotaro’s powerful Stand Star Platinum exists as a towering, armored physical extension of himself, Holly cannot release hers and Dio’s strange connection to the Joestar’s bloodline has made the condition fatal.

To save Holly, Jotaro and Joseph form an alliance with dangerous men all dedicated to destroying the evil Dio Brando. Their quest will take them across continents and into conflict with Dio’s own allies, the world’s most vicious assassins and murderers.

Once again, another re-release scheduled for 13th January is One Punch Man Season 1 coming to both Blu-ray (SRP £34.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) formats. The Blu-ray and DVD sets, covering episodes 1-12 and 6 OVAs, will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Viz Media English dub. The license was brought over here by KAZE UK back in 2017. You can watch the series over on Netflix dubbed and subbed.

Plot synopsis (via Viz Media):

Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, though, he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch, and it turns out that being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. With his passion for being a hero lost along with his hair, yet still faced with new enemies every day, how much longer can he keep it going?

Fast-forward to 27th January is the return of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion television series. There will be three releases; complete seasons one and two box set for Blu-ray (covering episodes 1-50 for SRP £49.99), and individual season one and two sets (episodes 1-25 per season) for DVD (SRP £29.99 each). Both formats will include the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Bandai Entertainment English dub. The license was brought over here by Beez Entertainment in 2007 and followed by KAZE UK in 2013.

Plot synopsis (via Funimation):

The year is 2017 of the Imperial calendar and parts of the world are uner the control of the Holy Britannian Empire. Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince, encounters a strange girl known as C.C., who gifts him with a great and terrible power. The Geass. With this powerful ability, Lelouch can get anyone to do as he wills. But the power of Geass: is it a blessing…or a curse?

Also scheduled for 27th January is the Aniplex film I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, coming to both Blu-ray (SRP £19.99) and DVD (SRP £15.99) formats. The film will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Aniplex of America English dub.

Plot synopsis (via Seven Seas, the Novel version):

Also known as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, this deeply moving first-person story is about a high school boy who finds the diary of his classmate – and discovers that she’s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school, and now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he won’t tell anyone what he learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together. The two have very little in common, but they find themselves drawn to each other in Sakura’s final months to live.

Last but not least, on 9th March is the first part for Black Clover Season 2 coming to Blu-ray with a digital copy (SRP £24.99) and DVD (SRP £19.99) formats. The first part (of five) will include episodes 52–63 in both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the Funimation English dub. You can watch the series over on Crunchyroll subbed and Funimation dubbed.

Plot synopsis (via Funimation):

Not even broken arms can stop Asta! But when his injuries are beyond healing magic, this could mean the end of his journey. Except his magic is never giving up! Together, with his friends, they head to the Witches’ Forest to find a cure – or more trouble.

Source: Manga Entertainment

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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