Anime Limited Details April 2021 UK Home Video Slate – Gundam F91, K: Seven Stories, Planetes, Violet Evergarden, And News on Your Name 4K

UK distributor Anime Limited has decided to announce their latest news and updates on their home video plans for April 2021 a little bit early this time. This update features a couple delays for a select number of releases initially scheduled for March 2021 as well as a few familiar releases mentioned in the past few months.

First, as promised with the March 2021 slate, the distributor has provided another update on their upcoming plans for bringing Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name to the 4K Ultra HD format in the UK. The 4K release is scheduled for 24th May 2021 and will be exclusive to both Anime Limited’s online store and Zavvi. Pre-orders will commence starting Friday 5th March at 5:00pm GMT. The distributor will provide more information on the release soon.


Before detailing the brand new additions, here are a few that had been pushed back by various circumstances.

Makoto Shinkai films 5 Centimeters per Second Standard Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP) and Children Who Chase Lost Voices Standard Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP) were both pushed back to 5th April. Both films will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub (5cm/s will be using the Crunchyroll Bang Zoom! version).

Charlotte Complete Series Collection Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) was also pushed back to 12th April. The release includes the Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub.


Below are the current anime releases scheduled for April in the form of collector’s, or regular editions!

K: Seven Stories Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) will be available starting 26th April. Early bird pre-orders will also commence starting Friday 19th March at 5:00pm GMT.

Packaging details are not yet known but is expected to match the previous titles in the K franchise which Anime Limited have released in recent years.

The release will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Viz Media’s Studiopolis English dub.

“K: SEVEN STORIES features the untold backstories and life changing events of the Seven Kings and their clansman. Travel back in time to witness the first encounter between the Red King Mikoto Suoh and Blue King Reisi Munakata. See the friendship of Misaki Yata and Saruhiko Fushimi as they struggle to find their place in the world. Plus, find out about the origins of the Green Clan JUNGLE as well as the real truth behind the disastrous Kagutsu Incident.”

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Season 2 Standard Blu-ray (£34.99 SRP) will be available starting 19th April.

The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) was recently made available for pre-order and is still on target for 22nd March.

The release will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Crunchyroll’s Bang Zoom! English dub.

“After their fight with the Destroyer, Kazuma is brought in by the law for subversive, even traitorous activities! However, in a show of perfect camaraderie, his friends and everyone from the Guild band together to clear his name and–okay, listen, none of that happened.

Abandoned by friends, stuck in jail, subjected to a humiliating lie detector test, and then finally brought before a corrupt court, Kazuma’s life hits the bottom of the barrel. But the adventure isn’t even close to done yet, as Darkness pulls rank to save his life… but at what cost? And how are they going to kill the Devil King when they’re down a Crusader? Find out in this, the second chapter of a grand, epic tale of– pffthahaha.”

You can watch the series on Crunchyroll.

Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£34.99 SRP) will be available starting 26th April. Early bird pre-orders will also commence starting Friday 12th March at 5:00pm GMT.

The latest Gundam release for the UK on the Blu-ray format, Gundam F91 takes place within the Universal Century timeline after the events of Char’s Counterattack, Unicorn and Narrative (though the latter two are not necessary to watch the film). Packaging details are not yet known but is expected to match the previous titles in the Gundam franchise which Anime Limited have released in recent years.

The release will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Bandai’s Bang Zoom! English dub.

“Mobile Suit Gundam F91 takes place in U.C. 0123.

After a generation of peace, the Earth Federation has begun to build new space colonies to house humanity’s growing population. But a new force, the aristocratic Crossbone Vanguard, plans to seize the colonies of the newly constructed Frontier Side for itself. As their home becomes a battlefield, a handful of young civilians struggle to escape the conflict.

To save his friends and family, the reluctant warrior Seabook Arno becomes the pilot of a new Gundam which bears the code name F91.”

PERSONA 5 The Animation Part 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) will be available starting 26th April. Early bird pre-orders for each part and a bundle will also commence starting Friday 12th March at 5:00pm GMT.

We have written a summary of the show’s contents which you can read here, but essentially each part will come packed in special Anime Limited packaging with the first half including a box to house both sets together.

The release will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Aniplex of America’s PCB Productions English dub.

“Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year of high school after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. A strange incident triggers the awakening of his Persona, and alongside his friends, he forms the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to change the hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires.

Meanwhile, cases of psychotic breakdowns have been popping up one after another… Living their ordinary high school lives in Tokyo during the day, the group stalks the bustling metropolis of Tokyo as the Phantom Thieves by night. It’s time for the curtains to rise on this grand, picaresque story.”

You can watch the series on All4 and Crunchyroll.

Planetes Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) will be available starting 26th April. Early bird pre-orders will also commence starting today (Friday 26th February) at 5:00pm GMT.

Planetes was initially scheduled for around February followed by March. Released by Beez Entertainment on DVD years ago, the series makes its English-territory Blu-ray debut in the UK. Packaging includes a rigid box, digipack for the three Blu-ray discs, and an 88-page booklet. All of the on-disc extras from Beez & Bandai will be included.

The release will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Bandai’s Bang Zoom! English dub.

“The year is 2075 – a future in which widespread commercial space travel is not just a dream but a reality, and where the Moon has been transformed into a bustling colony. However, all of the advancements in science and technology which brought about this interplanetary dream have also caused an exponential growth in a major peril for spacefarers – space debris.

Enter the crew of the DS-12 “Toy Box”, part of Technora Corporation’s Space Debris section who are tasked with clearing up the dangerous detritus floating in Earth’s orbit which threatens to cause a catastrophe if left unchecked. It’s a far from glamorous job, as newcomer Ai Tanabe quickly learns as she joins the crew to find an underfunded but passionate group of larger than life characters who are dedicated to their under-appreciated craft.

So begins a sci-fi series the likes of which you’ve never seen before, as ordinary people make their way through the extraordinary vastness of space in search of their hopes and dreams – a journey which can be as dangerous as it is uplifting.”

You can watch the series as part of the Screen Anime March line-up until 25th March.

Violet Evergarden Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£69.99 SRP) will be available starting 26th April.

Violet Evergarden was initially scheduled for November followed by January, but due to video presentation issues the show had been delayed for a new author. While the Funimation and Madman release re-uses the broadcast version and Netflix’s translation, the Anime Limited release includes the Japanese Blu-ray masters, the extended Episode 13, and four theatrical compilation films known as Japan Tour. The OVA is also included. Packaging includes a rigid box, two amaray cases for the four Blu-ray discs (two for the TV series, two for the films), 156-page artbook, 5 art cards and 2 stamp books.

The release will include the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Netflix’s Spliced Bread Productions English dub.

“After four long years of conflict, The Great War has finally come to an end. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised to be a deadly weapon on the battlefield. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but no understanding of their meaning.

Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll”, amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.”

You can watch the series on Netflix.

That’s all of the news revealed at the moment. Stay tuned for more information later down the line for many more releases to come.


Source: Anime Limited Blog, Plot Synopsis via Anime Ltd’s listings (K: Seven Stories via Viz Media).

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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