UK anime distributor Anime Limited revealed new anime licenses and updates on existing titles during their virtual online panel through CloudMatsuri weekend.
Anime Limited Web Store Offers
Before we delve into the news, we would like to remind folks that Anime Limited have a special offer going on until the end of 31st May 2020. This includes an early bird for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 (listed as Part 2 to represent the second half of the series). It will be available starting 17th August 2020 in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles as a collector’s edition Blu-ray set. SRP is £59.99 with an early bird price of £34.99. Members of ScreenAnime Premium will be able to order the set at 10% off!
Also available on offer are a few merchandises from Atsuko and multiple Anime Limited sets at reduced prices including Code Geass and Silver Spoon.
B: The Beginning
A brief update for the series. As mentioned last year, there will be an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release for the first season of Production I.G’s 2018 anime series B: The Beginning. There’s currently no exact release date but they have confirmed that the rights have been extended to include the United States region.
The Ultimate Edition includes the complete first season on Blu-ray as well as the following:
- Rigid Box to contain the series and the items mentioned below.
- Original Soundtrack on CD
- 140 page A4 Artbook
- 4 A4 art prints
Audio options will include the English dub as well as the main Japanese language with English subtitles. The series is currently available to stream exclusively on Netflix.
Another brief update for the series. As mentioned last year, Palm Studio’s 2006 anime series Bartender is coming to the UK for the first time as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release. Like B, there’s currently no exact release date but they have revealed the contents of the Collector’s Edition release which includes the following:
- Rigid Box with Digipack packaging to house the discs.
- 9 cocktail recipe cards
- Set of 4 drink coasters
Audio options will be subtitled only i.e the main Japanese language with English subtitles.
New License Announcements!
The distributor has revealed a number of exciting news for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories. Below are the list of new anime that was announced. Note that all of them do not have an exact release window outside of one of them.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection
(Kōdo Giasu: Fukkatsu no Rurūshu)
The 2019 theatrical anime film directed by Gorō Taniguchi and animated by Sunrise is coming to the United Kingdom. Anime Limited previously released the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Movie Trilogy which this film takes place after. English dub, as well as the main Japanese language with English subtitles, will be included on the Blu-ray release.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
The 2019 television anime series directed by Haruo Sotozaki and animated by Ufotable is coming to the United Kingdom. English dub, as well as the main Japanese language with English subtitles, will be included on the Blu-ray release. The series is also available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
K: Seven Stories
A series of seven theatrical anime films released between throughout 2018 is coming to the United Kingdom. They are directed by Shingo Suzuki and animated by GoHands. Anime Limited have previously released K: Missing Kings and K: Return of Kings for the United Kingdom.
A license rescue for the United Kingdom with the classic 2003 Sunrise television anime series directed by Gorō Taniguchi. The series will be coming to Blu-ray and will include the English dub as well as the main Japanese language with English subtitles.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Evangelion: Death(True)2 and The End of Evangelion
(Shinseiki Evangerion, Shin seiki Evangerion Gekijō-ban: Shi to Shinsei, Shin Seiki Evangerion Gekijō-ban: Ea/Magokoro o, Kimi ni)
Rounding up their panel was the surprise license announcement (and license rescue) for the entirety of the classic Evangelion anime franchise from the 90s. This includes the 1995 television anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion from studio GAINAX and director Hideaki Anno, the updated 1997-98 compilation film of Evangelion: Death & Rebirth known as Evangelion: Death(true)2, and the 1997 alternative ending to the original series with The End of Evangelion.
All of these titles will be included as an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release in 2021 for the United Kingdom and will include the English dub as well as the main Japanese language with English subtitles. However, given that there are two different English dubs (one from ADV Films and one from Netflix) there’s no news on whether they can only use one of them, or include both of them for this release.
The series is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.
Source: Anime Limited CloudMatsuri Panel