Anime Limited Reveals More New Details on December 2020 Slate with 5 Centimeters per Second Steelbook, Sword Art Online: Alicization Part 2 & More
Distributor Anime Limited has revealed their next batch of titles planned for release during the month of December 2020. Much like the previous newswire monthly updates, there may be release date adjustments due to various circumstances.
Last month’s newswire revealed a few December titles so we will be recapping every release previously revealed that will still make an appearance in the schedule. The distributor has once again confirmed that this does not cover the entirety of December, as mentioned on their newswire post:
“Now, before we start, it’s worth noting that this isn’t everything you can expect from us in November – as I’m sure many of you aware, our 12 Days of Christmas sale is coming up fast, and that might just contain some pleasant surprises for you.
Want to know more? You’ll want to keep an eye on our YouTube channel at 7:30PM tomorrow, 3rd November…”
Anime Limited via December 2020 Newswire blogpost
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack and Standard Edition Blu-ray have both been pushed back from 9th November to 7th December. The collector’s edition includes the original soundtrack CD and 32-page booklet. Both editions include the film in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles, and can be pre-ordered on Anime Limited’s webstore and across all retailers at SRP £39.99 and £19.99 respectively.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remaster Ultimate Edition Blu-ray remains on track for 7th December. This package comes with the 48 episode HD Remaster version of the series with a brand new English dub as well as Japanese audio with English subtitles across 10 Blu-ray discs.
Exclusive to the box set is the original 50 episode version of the series and the Special Edition compilation films with the original English dub, presented across 3 Standard Definition on Blu-ray discs (SD BD format). Essentially the same as regular Blu-ray discs but the video resolution is not HD. Also included is an artbook and a box to match the other Gundam collection titles. The box set can be pre-ordered on Anime Limited’s webstore for SRP £199.99.
Ride Your Wave Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD combo pack and Standard Edition Blu-ray & DVD sets have all been pushed back from 23rd November to 7th December. The collector’s edition includes a 24-page booklet and 7 vinyl stickers at 10 x 10cm. All editions include the film in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles, and can be pre-ordered on Anime Limited’s webstore and across all retailers at SRP £34.99, £19.99 and £17.99 respectively.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray remains on track for 14th December. The package includes the first 13 episodes across three Blu-ray discs in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles as well as Aniplex’s Audio Commentaries and Textless Songs. Also included are a couple of art cards and a booklet. The box set can be pre-ordered on Anime Limited’s webstore and across all retailers at SRP £59.99.
The Promised Neverland Season 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray also remains on track for 14th December. The package includes all 12 episodes across two Blu-ray discs in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. Also included is a booklet. The box set can be pre-ordered on Anime Limited’s webstore and across all retailers at SRP £59.99.
Turn-∀ Gundam Part 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has been pushed back from 9th November to 7th December, with Part 2 now moved into January 2021. The package covers the first 25 episodes across three Blu-ray discs in Japanese audio with English subtitles. Also included is a box to house both parts. The box set can be pre-ordered on Anime Limited’s webstore and across all retailers at SRP £59.99.
For the titles revealed below, we will be ordering them based on when the Early Bird pre-orders will become available, as we have done before with the September & October line-ups. The idea of this is because Anime Limited wants users to receive more heads up on their titles.
Sword Art Online: Alicization Part 2
Early Bird Date: 6th November 2020
Official Release Date: 7th December 2020
SRP: £59.99 (CE), £29.99 (DVD)
“Kirito and Eugeo’s battle to save Alice is well underway, but there’s still a long way to go as they climb the many floors of the Cathedral to rescue their long-lost friend. With the combined skills of the powerful Integrity Knights standing in their way, this intrepid duo will require all of their amassed abilities to survive and progress.
On this journey, Kirito will uncover all manner of truths about Underworld and the Administrator which presides over it, while unbeknownst to him events in the real-world threaten his physical existence – and those of others close to him – in alarming fashion…”
Arriving on 7th December is the second half of 2018’s anime series Sword Art Online: Alicization from studio A-1 Pictures. Part 1 was just recently released and its collector’s edition has already gone out of print.
The collector’s edition set for Part 2 will include a rigid box to house episodes 14-24 across two Blu-ray discs with digipack packaging. Included is a 44 page booklet.
Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2
Early Bird Date: 11th November 2020
Official Release Date: 14th December 2020
SRP: £34.99 (Blu-ray)
“In spite of their previous setbacks, the members of Aqours are working harder than ever to save Uranohoshi Girls’ High School from being shut down as the second term begins.
With another Love Live event already on the way, their ultimate goal of winning the contest and saving their school is in clear sight… but is there enough time to achieve their dreams before the clock runs down and the school is closed? With all manner of new hardships facing them, the Aqours girl’s friendships and dedication will be tested to the limit while they endeavour to awaken the power of their collective talent, and hope to shine as they seek to cement their place in Love Live history.”
Joining the standard edition group is the second season of Love Live! Sunshine!!. The collector’s edition Blu-ray and standard DVD were both released earlier in the year and for those who just want to own the series on Blu-ray in a simple Amaray case can now get their hands on the set in time for Christmas.
5 Centimeters Per Second
Early Bird Date: N/A
Official Release Date: 30th November 2020
SRP: £39.99 (CE)
“Takaki and Akari became best friends after transferring into the same elementary school. However, the two are separated following their elementary school graduation. As they place their feelings for each other behind them, time simply passes by. Then one snowy day, Takaki is about to be reunited with Akari. As he sits on the train from Tokyo, his meeting time with Akari drawing ever closer, memories of the past rush through Takaki’s head. Join Takaki on a journey into three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives.”
Returning to the UK is Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimeters per Second which will arrive in a special collector’s edition steelbook package containing the film on Blu-ray as well as the original soundtrack CD. This release will be exclusive to Anime Limited’s webstore and Zavvi for an SRP £39.99. A steelbook will also be planned for Children Who Chase Lost Voices in January 2021.
That concludes the latest newswire from Anime Limited. As mentioned above, the distributor teased some more news tomorrow (3rd November) at 7:30pm over on their YouTube channel plus they also have an upcoming panel over at Cloud Matsuri later this month!