UK distributor Anime Limited has revealed their latest news and updates on their home video plans for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories. During the final few months of 2020, the distributor detailed new home video releases at the beginning of each month and that tradition has returned with the February and March 2021 release slate.
This line-up features most of the remaining releases mentioned during the 12 Days of Christmas 2020 sale as well as new additions, including standard edition and re-releases of select titles.
Before detailing the brand new additions, here are a few that had been pushed back by various circumstances.
Children of the Sea Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£34.99 SRP), Standard Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP), and Standard DVD (£17.99 SRP) were previously estimated to arrive sometime in February, but has a new release date of 8th March. The details of the delay were not specified, but they are currently running a second chance early bird offer until the end of Thursday 4th February.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook (£39.99 SRP) was previously estimated to arrive sometime in January, but has a new release date of 1st March. Pre-orders will commence starting Friday 5th February at 5:00pm GMT. This release will be exclusive to both Anime Limited’s store and Zavvi.
Planetes Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) was previously estimated to arrive sometime in February, but has now been pushed back to April. The details of the delay were not specified, but they will be offering users a second chance to pre-order the set on Friday 26th February at 5:00pm GMT.
Violet Evergarden Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£69.99 SRP) was not mentioned in this blog post, but was recently detailed in an earlier blog post that the release will be pushed back for April. The main reason was to try and improve the video quality of the Blu-ray discs.
Next, we have the official release dates for the previously revealed 12 Days of Christmas 2020 releases that had yet to be released prior.
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Complete Series Collection Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) is scheduled for release starting 8th February.
K Season 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) is scheduled for release starting 8th February.
Summer Days with Coo Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD (£34.99 SRP) is scheduled for release starting 15th February. A second chance early bird offer is available now until the end of Thursday 4th February.
Kill la Kill Complete Series Collection Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) is scheduled for release starting 15th February.
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 1 Complete Series Collection Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) is scheduled for release starting 15th February.
Attack on Titan Season 2 Original Soundtrack Deluxe Edition 5 x coloured LP Vinyl (£99.99 SRP), Standard Edition 3 x LP Vinyl (£39.99 SRP) and CD (£14.99 SRP) are all scheduled for release starting 22nd February.
Next, we have the brand new additions joining the slate in the form of collector’s editions or complete series collections!
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Season 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) will be available starting 22nd March. Early bird pre-orders will also commence starting Friday 12th February at 5:00pm GMT. Much like Season 1, the packaging will include a rigid box, amaray case to house all 10 episodes & OVA on a single Blu-ray disc, and a 52-page booklet. The disc will be based on the Discotek Media encode and will also feature both 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.”
Charlotte Complete Series Collection Blu-ray (£59.99 SRP) will be available starting 29th March. Early bird pre-order details have yet to be detailed. Like the previous complete series collections during the 12 Days of Christmas sale, the packaging will include a rigid box and two amaray cases to house all 12 episodes across two Blu-ray discs. The discs will also feature both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Aniplex of America’s Bang Zoom! English dub.
“A small percentage of adolescents develop special abilities at the onset of puberty. Yu Otosaka is one of these few and deftly uses an ability that takes over a target’s body for five seconds to get accepted into a prestigious high school.
Just when he is about to start a stable high school life as a popular honour student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Their encounter reveals the cruel destiny for wielders of special abilities.”
Next, we have the brand new additions joining the slate in the form of standard edition sets!
The Case of Hana and Alice Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP) will be available starting today. This includes Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Alice, a transfer student to Ishinomori Middle School, hears a strange rumour that one year ago, “Judas was killed by four other Judas” in Class 1. While investigating, Alice discovers that the only person who may know the truth, Alice’s classmate Hana, lives next door to her in the “Flower House” that everyone is scared of…
Eager to know more about the “Judas” murder, Alice sneaks into the Flower House to ask the reclusive Hana for more information about the Judas murder and why she’s a recluse. The chance meeting of Hana and Alice sets them off on an adventure to solve the mystery of the “smallest murder in the world.”
5 Centimeters per Second Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP) will be available starting 1st March. This includes both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Crunchyroll’s Bang Zoom! English dub.
“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.”
Children Who Chase Lost Voices Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP) will be available starting 1st March. This includes both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Sentai Filmworks English dub.
“Life hasn’t been easy for Asuna since the death of her father. With her mother forced to work long hours to make ends meet, Asuna spends most of her time alone, listening to the crystal radio her father left behind. It’s a curious thing, requiring neither electricity nor an amplifier, but the strange music that plays over it is an even greater mystery. Where does it come from? And what does it mean?
The answers will lead Asuna into a hidden world filled with incredible dangers, where monsters roam and even the dead can be brought back to life. But there’s a price that comes with unlocking the secrets, and it may be more than Asuna can afford to pay!”
Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution 1 Blu-ray (£19.99 SRP) will be available starting 22nd March. This includes both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Funimation English dub.
“Ride the trapars and take to the skies once more! The revolutionary mecha anime from studio BONES returns for the first movie in a high-flying trilogy.
It all begins with the story that was left untold – the earth-shattering incident where Renton’s father disappeared. With the mysterious Eureka by his side, only Adroc Thurston could undo his own mistake, sparking the event that changed everything and earned him the title of a hero. Now, ten years later, Eureka lies in critical condition as Renton leaves the crew of the Gekko. But when he finds himself in the care of his father’s old friends, he has a choice to make. Either stay with the loving family he’s always wanted, or earn the love he seeks.”
Sword Art Online: Alicization Part 2 Blu-ray (£34.99 SRP) will be available starting 29th March. This includes both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Aniplex of America’s Bang Zoom! English dub.
“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…”
Last but not least were some mini-updates on a few upcoming releases.
As revealed during the Cloud Matsuri November 2020 panel, Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name will be heading to the 4K Ultra HD format sometime in 2021. The distributor provided an update to this project on their monthly blog post stating new additional information will be revealed sometime during the month of February, with a chance of pre-orders becoming available.
Licensed during simulcast but now finally mentioned, Persona 5 the Animation is expected to commence pre-orders sometime in March 2021 with news surrounding its release to be announced during the month of February.
That’s all of the news revealed at the moment. Stay tuned for more news and information later down the line for many more releases to come.
Source: Anime Limited Blog, Plot Synopsis all via Anime Ltd’s listings.