UK distributor Manga Entertainment has announced their third batch of anime releases coming to the United Kingdom and Ireland territories for the fourth quarter of 2020.
Before we reveal the list, we should clarify that the on-going situation with the world is still affecting production for the UK anime distributors, including Manga Entertainment, so the release dates below are currently tentative and may change at the last second beyond the distributor’s control.
Much like the recent limited editions from Manga over the past year, the titles below that are offering limited edition sets would match the North American release if the licensor came from Funimation.
All of the anime titles unless specified will include English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Isekai fans will be pleased to hear that three recent anime titles that had aired in 2019 from the genre will be coming to the UK.
ARIFURETA: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
(Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō)
The first Isekai anime coming is the first season of ARIFURETA: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest based on Ryo Shirakome’s light novel series and adapted by studios White Fox and Asread (Future Diary).
The series will arrive on 5th October 2020 and will contain all 13 episodes plus the two OVA episodes in both limited edition (SRP £64.99) and standard edition Blu-ray (SRP £34.99) and DVD (SRP £29.99) sets.
The limited edition features a rigid box plus a 40-page softcover art book, 6 art cards, 3 vinyl stickers, 2 exclusive enamel pins that double as lapel pins and cufflinks.
“Hajime Nagumo and his high school class are summoned to save a fantastical world. But when Hajime is separated from his classmates and falls into the depths of a dungeon, he’ll have to welcome the abyss to survive the monster-filled world.”
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
(Shinchou Yūsha: Kono Yūsha ga Ore Tsuē Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru)
The second Isekai anime is Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious based on Light Tuchihi’s light novel series and adapted by studio White Fox (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-).
The series will arrive on 23rd November 2020 and will contain all 12 episodes in both limited edition (SRP £64.99) and standard edition Blu-ray (SRP £29.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) sets.
The limited edition features a rigid box plus a lenticular art card, art book, three film strip book marks and 2 Drama CDs. The drama CD can be listened in either English or Japanese with a translation to accompany the latter.
“In the world of Gaeabrande, Goddess Ristarte is tasked with summoning a hero to save her world. The hero, Seiya Ryuuguuin, is an OVERLY cautious hero who’s obsessed with muscle training and buying armor before setting out to deal with low level creatures. It’s simply one overly cautious mission at-a-time for this invincible hero!”
Kemono Michi: Rise Up!
The third Isekai anime is Kemono Michi: Rise Up! based on Natsume Akatsuki’s manga series and adapted by studio ENGI (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!). Many may recognise Natsume Akatsuki for his work on the KONOSUBA! franchise.
The series will arrive on 9th November 2020 and will contain all 12 episodes as a regular Blu-ray (SRP £39.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) set.
“When a princess summons a pro wrestler into her world to fight monsters, the unexpected happens – he opens a pet shop to save them instead! Join Genzo and the gang on this quirky adventure as he seeks to carve out a peaceful life with his new friends.”
Also making its UK home video debut appearance is the 2019 anime series Dr. STONE, based on Riichiro Inagaki’s manga series and adapted by TMS Entertainment (Fruits Basket 2019).
The first season will be released in two parts. The first part, consisting of 12 episodes, will be available as a standard Blu-ray (SRP £39.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) release for 19th October 2020. The second part, with another 12 episodes, will be available as a standard edition Blu-ray (SRP £39.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) sets for 7th December 2020.
The limited edition Part 2 (SRP £64.99) set features a rigid box with room to house the first part plus a 152-page art book, 3 Character Keychains, Exclusive Art Cards, and Stickers.
“Armed with the power of science, high school genius Senku has awoken himself and his friends from their petrified state. While they’ve escaped the stone-cold eye of Tsukasa, Senku must leave his friends to find new allies and grow the Kingdom of Science. Although his new friends might be human, they’re certainly not from his time. Get excited – the road to saving humanity is paved in stone.”
MORE CATALOG ANIME!
Over the past year, many fans requested several anime that they wished were released in the UK. In response, Manga Entertainment managed to acquire titles such as Bungo Stray Dogs, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, NEW GAME, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and many more. Today, we can confirm that there are more catalogue titles incoming.
The Quintessential Quintuplets
(Go-Tōbun no Hanayome)
The first title making its UK home video debut from the catalog is the 2019 anime series The Quintessential Quintuplets, based on Negi Haruba’s manga series and adapted by studio Tezuka Productions (Dagashi Kashi 2).
The series will arrive on 12th October 2020 containing all 12 episodes of the first season as a regular Blu-ray (SRP £29.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) set, just in time for the show’s upcoming second season scheduled in January 2021.
“Desperate to pay off his family’s debt, Futaro Uesugi quintuples his troubles when he accepts a new job – tutoring a set of quintuplets! If he can’t get Itsuki, Miku, Ichika, Nino, and Yotsuba to hit the books, he can kiss his paycheck goodbye.”
The second title making its UK home video debut from the catalogue is the 2018 anime series Golden Kamuy, based on Satoru Noda’s manga series and adapted by Geno Studio (Pet). Both seasons are coming, in time for the show’s upcoming third season scheduled in October 2020.
All 12 episodes of the first season will be available as a regular Blu-ray (SRP £39.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) set for 12th October 2020.
All 12 episodes of the second season will also be scheduled as a regular Blu-ray (SRP £39.99) and DVD (SRP £24.99) set for 30th November 2020.
“When war veteran Sugimoto stumbles across part of a treasure map, things get deadly. The map is divided among several escaped convicts, and this battle-hardened soldier isn’t the only one who knows it.”
That’s all of the information revealed so far. Stay tuned for more news on future anime releases. You can check out Manga Entertainment on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and their official website for more information.
Source: HMV & Manga Entertainment
All plot synopsis are from Funimation