Penguin Highway and Plastic Memories Coming to UK Blu-ray in Early 2020

On the sixth and ninth days of December, Anime Limited offered more sales and even pre-orders for a couple of upcoming titles on their official website as part of the 12 Days of Christmas sale for 2019.

Starting off with the Day 6 additions, we have a new collector’s edition variant for A Silent Voice which will be available to own on 24th February 2020.

The new 2020 collector’s edition release (SRP £34.99) includes the film on both Blu-ray and DVD, housed in a new rigid box packaging with an Amaray Blu-ray case, 5 art cards and a replica of the poster (40x37cm) used for the UK theatrical release in 2017. Audio options include the NYAV Post/Anime Limited English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. The discs are the same as the previous releases.

Animated by studio Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada, the film is currently available to watch on Netflix. Back in 2016, the film received a UK theatrical release and also a home video release in both collectors and standard edition sets. Eleven Arts holds the rights to the film in the United States & Canada.

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):

“Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again… until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late…?”

Also made available on Day 6 is Penguin Highway, which will also be available to own on 24th February 2020. The film was initially planned for theatrical but will instead go straight to home video with the choice between the collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD, standard edition Blu-ray and standard edition DVD sets.

The collector’s edition release (SRP £49.99) includes the film on both Blu-ray and DVD, housed in a new rigid box packaging with digipack packaging, a 300-page full colour storyboard book, and a certificate of authenticity card. Audio options include the NYAV Post/Eleven Arts English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Animated by studio Colorido and based on the novel written by Tomohiko Morimi, the film has made appearances at UK festivals including Scotland Loves Anime and the Japan Foundation Touring Programme. Eleven Arts holds the rights to the film in the United States & Canada.

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):

“Aoyama is a boy in the 4th grade. Every day he learns about the world, and he writes what he’s learned into his notebook. He’s smart, and he studies hard every day, so there’s no telling how great he’ll grow up to be! He’s friends with “The Lady”, a young woman who works at his dentist’s office. The Lady finds his intelligence, his grown – up attitude, and the fact that he can be a bit of a brat to be very cute.

One day, penguins appear in the suburbs where Aoyama lives. These penguins appear out of nowhere far from the sea, and then simply disappear. Where did they come from and where did they go? Aoyama begins his research in order to solve the mysteries of the penguins. One day he sees the Lady throw a can of soda into the air, and watches it transform into a penguin. As he stares in astonishment, the Lady gives him a challenge.

“Try and solve this mystery. Well? Do you think you can do it?” What’s the relationship between the lady and the penguins? Can he solve the mystery? This is the story of a slightly mysterious and completely unforgettable summer experienced by a little boy”

Fast-forward to Day 9, we see the surprise appearance of Plastic Memories, which will be available in two-part collector’s edition only sets.

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The collector’s edition release for Part 1 (SRP £39.99) scheduled for 13th January 2020, includes episodes 1-7 of the series, housed in a rigid box packaging with an Amaray Blu-ray case. The rigid box will house both parts of the release, similar to the Gundam UK Blu-ray collector’s edition releases.

The collector’s edition release for Part 2 (SRP £39.99) scheduled for 10th February 2020, includes episodes 8-13 of the series, offers 6 art cards and a poster to along with the Amaray Blu-ray case housing the discs. As no English dub has been produced by Aniplex, the UK release will be in original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Animated by studio Doga Kobo and written by Naotaka Hayashi, the series became available for simulcast via Crunchyroll on behalf of Anime Limited during the Spring 2015 anime season. Aniplex of America holds the rights to the series in the United States & Canada. Due to licensing restrictions by Aniplex, the show could only be released in parts and as collector’s editions in the meantime.

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):

“Tsukasa Mizugaki is a recent hire of the SAI Corporation, renown for its production and management of androids capable of feeling human emotions called “Giftia”. Assigned to the terminal service department, Tsukasa is tasked with recovering Giftias who are nearing their expiration from their owners before they corrupt.

But in this dead end department, Tsukasa is about to meet Isla, a female Giftia. Beneath her quiet exterior, she was once known as the best in Giftia retrievals and Tsukasa is determined to find out why she stopped.”

Anime Limited’s 12 Days of Christmas sale and Funimation Clearance sale are still on-going at the time of this write-up. Feel free to visit their official website for more information on their new and upcoming releases.

Source: Anime Limited

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 went back to do a Masters degree. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. Harems, Isekai, Pouts are also stuff he likes.

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