Anime Limited Details 12 Days of Christmas 2020 Sale with 11 New Announcements: Cyber City Oedo 808, Full Metal Panic!, Millennium Actress 4K, Planetes & More

UK distributor Anime Limited revealed a whole bunch of exciting news during their very first video showcase where each of the members go into detail what they have in store for this holiday season.

For starters, the 12 Days of Christmas sale will once again start on 1st December and wrapping up on 12th December. The traditional Mystery Box package will also return with 5 collector’s edition Blu-ray titles bundled together for the price of £44.99, however unlike previous years it will be available on the first day of the sale, rather than the last.

In addition, they have revealed not one but 11 new home video product announcements. These announcements include re-releases in special packaging as well as titles coming to Blu-ray. Release dates were not announced, but they will be available to pre-order (or order if they stated they’re in stock) during the sale in early bird style pricing (i.e. a £59.99 SRP set would be on sale for £34.99), with one title on offer per day.

We know a number of users around the world are excited about the new announcements, however, we would like to remind folks that these Blu-rays are set to Region B only (which covers UK, Europe & Australia regions).

We’re going to detail the news in order of appearance!

The first announcement is Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory collector’s edition Blu-ray. This package will contain all 12 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across two Blu-ray discs, plus an additional Blu-ray disc dedicated to on-disc bonus features. All housed inside an Amaray case and a rigid box.

Alongside the 180-page artbook is a special bonus Audio Drama Blu-ray disc. Using visuals on-screen with English subtitles to make it feel like you’re watching an anime, the disc will feature both the “What if?” stories that were also featured in the out-of-print Funimation release and most importantly the “Very Merry Christmas” novel adaptation story which is crucial to understand the context between the events of The Second Raid and Invisible Victory.

“Invisible Victory finds Sagara Sousuke and his colleagues at “Mithril” under fierce attack at their bases around the globe from a rival organisation known as “Amalgam”. While Sousuke and Kaname face new tests thanks to a dangerous threat on their home turf in Japan, Merida Island and Mithril’s flagship submarine, the Tuatha de Danaan, both come under fierce and concerted attack themselves.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The second announcement is Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress collector’s edition Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack. This package will contain the film in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles (with the English dub based on the newer version that was also included in Eleven Arts & Shout! Factory’s North American release). All housed inside a digipack and a rigid box.

This UK release will also mark the first time the film will be available in the 4K Ultra HD format, especially as it was restored in 4K resolution. Included in the package as well is a bonus poster and a 44-page booklet with information about the film and its history.

“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.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The third announcement is a re-release of Kill la Kill, which brings the standard edition Blu-ray parts together into a collector’s box. The package like the previous releases contains all 25 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across five Blu-ray discs.

“Honnouji Academy – where the school is ruled by students clad in special outfits called Goku Uniforms. Deriding the student body as ‘pigs in human clothing’ Student Council President Satsuki Kiryuin, along with her loyal underlings, the Elite Four, has the academy under their absolute control.

One day, a vagrant schoolgirl named Ryuko Matoi appears and tries to get Satsuki, who recognizes her Scissor Blade, to talk. Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The fourth announcement is Children of the Sea collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack. This package will contain the film in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles, which also includes the “Turep” pseudo documentary featurette. All housed inside a digipack and a rigid box. Also included is a 68-page translated replica of the Japanese theatrical pamphlet.

“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.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The fifth announcement is Planetes collector’s edition Blu-ray. This package will contain all 26 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across three Blu-ray discs. This release was supported by Media OCD and will be authored in 1080p/24 unlike the Japanese Blu-ray release. All housed inside a digipack and a rigid box.

The Blu-ray discs will also come packed with a ton of on-disc bonus features with those included in previous English releases making a return and also includes the Voice Actor of Hachimaki taking a trip of JAXA featurette. The package also includes a 24-page booklet.

“The year is 2075 AD. The dream of working and living in the vast openness of space is now a reality. However, a new threat has arisen and if left unchecked can prove fatal: Space Debris. An undetectable screw struck and disabled a passenger space flight causing disaster and death to those on board. A space debris collection agency is formed, but it’s a money losing venture for the corporations involved, leading to the agency being sidelined both in terms of budget and manpower. Follow the men and women of the “Half-Section” and witness the harrowing experience that is involved with such dangers…”
Plot Synopsis via Beez Entertainment

The sixth announcement is a re-release of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online as a complete series collection Blu-ray set with two amaray cases housed in a collector’s box. The package like the previous release contains all 12 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across four Blu-ray discs.

“In the world of guns and steel that is Gun GaleOnline, LLENN has been a devoted, female solo player. She is obsessed with two things: donning herself entirely in pink and honing her skills with consistent gameplay.

She soon discovers her love for hunting other players (a.k.a. PK orPlayer Killing), and quickly becomes known as the “Pink Devil.”Meanwhile, LLENN meets a beautiful yet mysterious player, Pitohui, and the two click right away. Doing as she is told by Pitohui, she enters the Squad Jam group battle.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The seventh announcement is the first season of K collector’s edition Blu-ray. This package will contain all 13 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across two Blu-ray discs. All housed inside a digipack and a rigid box. Also included is a 32-page booklet.

“Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we’re familiar with, K follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a psychic war between seven kings. Yashiro Isana, also known as Shiro, is wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing.

He finds himself being hunted by the groups HOMRA, led by Mikoto Suoh, “The Red King,” and SCEPTER 4, led by Reisi Munakata, “The Blue King.” While on the run, a young man named Kuroh Yatogami helps him. This fated encounter will change Shiro’s life forever.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The eighth announcement is a re-release of ERASED as a complete series collection Blu-ray set with two amaray cases housed in a collector’s box. The package like the previous release contains all 12 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across two Blu-ray discs.

The ninth announcement is a brand new license acquisition with Keiichi Hara’s Summer Days With Coo collector’s edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack. This package will contain the film in Japanese audio with English subtitles. All housed inside an Amaray case and a rigid box. Also included is an A3 poster, 5 art cards and 12-page booklet about the film.

“Life changes for fourth-grader Koichi Uehara when he picks up a fossil on his way home. To his surprise, he has picked up a baby Kappa, a mythical water creature, who has been asleep underground for the past 300 years. Koichi names this baby creature “Coo” and brings him to live with his family, and soon the two are inseparable friends. However, trouble abounds as Coo struggles to adjust to life in suburban Tokyo, and begins to miss his family, leading Koichi and Coo to embark on a summer road trip adventure in search of other Kappa.”
Plot Synopsis via GKIDS

The tenth announcement is a re-release of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- as a complete series collection Blu-ray set with two amaray cases housed in a collector’s box. The package like the previous release contains all 25 episodes in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles across four Blu-ray discs. Also included is a 28-page booklet.

“Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he’s lost and confused in a new world where he doesn’t even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she’s looking for…”
Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited

The eleventh announcement is the Cyber City Oedo 808 collector’s edition Blu-ray. This classic 90s OVA series returns on Blu-ray for the first time and comes with the Japanese audio with English subtitles as well as the Manga Entertainment UK English dub. All housed inside a digipack and rigid box.

The Rory McFarlane soundtrack is also included with the viewing experience, and the package includes that soundtrack in CD format! In addition, a 52-page booklet with interviews, information about the series and more is included.

“It is the year 2808. Three convicts are recruited as members of the Cyber Police to keep major criminal activity in Oedo (formerly Tokyo) in check. In return, their life sentences will be reduced by a few years for every mission accomplished. However, to ensure that these convicts are doing their job, the police have secured special collars around their necks. If they attempt to remove their collars or fail to meet the time limit of their mission, the collars will self-destruct.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime News Network

That’s all of the news revealed during their showcase event. As mentioned, each of these new sets will be available throughout the 12 Days of Christmas sale.


Source: Anime Limited 12 Days of Christmas 2020 Showcase

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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