Anime Limited Confirms The Promised Neverland, Children of the Sea & Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress for UK Blu-ray

UK distributor Anime Limited recently held a virtual panel over at ReedPop Metaverse where they had provided some quick new announcements for their line-up of anime films, shows and more.

While recapping their recent box sets (which are available to order on their store) for Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You, Production I.G’s B: The Beginning, and the Attack on Titan Original Soundtrack Vinyl releases, as well as Screen Anime, three new license announcements were officially revealed.

There was a mention for Evangelion which is coming in 2021 as an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release but there are currently no new updates at the moment. They have created a page where you will find new updates over the course of the coming months, but do not expect a new update every day (as they said during the panel – “don’t bother pressing F5 constantly”).

Announcement #1:
The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) is a manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and adapted into a 2019 television series by studio CloverWorks (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai). Anime Limited has officially confirmed the anime series will be coming to the UK later this year as a collector’s edition Blu-ray set. No new details on the collector’s edition contents, but it will include the Bang Zoom! English dub as well as Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The English dub cast features Erica Mendez as Emma, Jeannie Tirado as Norman, Laura Stahl as Ray, Laura Post as Isabella, Rebeka Thomas as Krone, Cedric Williams as Don, Ryan Bartley as Gilda and more.

Story Synopsis from Anime Limited:

“The orphans at Grace Field House have only ever known peace. Their home is nice, their bellies stay full, and their caretaker, Mom, loves them very much. But their world turns upside down when the smartest children of the bunch – Emma, Ray, and Norman – learn what horror awaits them on adoption day. Now, their cultivated wit may be their only chance of survival.”


Announcement #2:
Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea (Kaijū no kodomo) is a manga series written by Daisuke Igarashi and adapted into a 2019 theatrical film by studio Studio 4°C (Berserk Golden Age Trilogy), director Ayumu Watanabe and music composer Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke). Anime Limited has officially confirmed the anime film will be coming to the UK later this year as a collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD set. No new details on the collector’s edition contents, but it will include an English dub as well as Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The Making of… documentary called “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea“ will also be included.

Story Synopsis from Anime Limited:

“When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad worked. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. As the kids get caught up in the mystery behind the sudden worldwide disappearance of the ocean’s fish, they uncover cosmic connections that will change them forever.”


Announcement #3:
Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress (Sennen Joyū), the 2001 original theatrical film by the late director Satoshi Kon and studio Madhouse is coming back to the United Kingdom under Anime Limited’s distribution. The film will be using the 4K restoration master for an upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release scheduled for either 2020 or 2021 depending on the situation. A booklet will be commissioned for the release as stated during the panel.

That being said, this release will include the 2019 VSI Eleven Arts English dub (there was an English dub in 2005 by Village Productions & Manga Entertainment but will not be included) as well as Japanese audio with English subtitles. The 2019 dub cast features Abby Trott as a young Chiyoko Fujiwara, Erin Yvette as an adult Chiyoko Fujiwara, Cindy Robinson as an elder Chiyoko Fujiwara, Christopher Swindle as an older Genya Tachibana, Ben Diskin as Kyoji Ida, Laura Post as Eiko Shimao and more.

Story Synopsis from Anime Limited:

“When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.

You can check out more news and updates over on Anime Limited’s website.


Source: Anime Limited ReedPop Metaverse Panel

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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