Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Rounding Up the Anime News From October MCM London ComicCon

The weekend just passed saw the October iteration of the twice yearly MCM London ComicCon. As always the UK's dedicated anime distributors- Manga Entertainment/Animatsu, Anime Limited and MVM were in attendance to announce their future plans. There's lots of new (and not so new) anime on the way to fans in the UK and Ireland, so keep reading for our round-up of the news fresh out of the con!


Manga/ Animatsu

  • Following on from the cinema rerelease of the original Ghost In The Shell movie, Manga are also rereleasing the movie spin-offs of the ace Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex TV show. These are the compilation movies The Laughing Man and Individual Eleven and the original movie Solid State Society. They will be released in March 2017, alongside a rerelease of the original movie, complete with all-new collectable, custom-drawn artwork.
  • Naruto movie sequel Boruto The Movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD in April 2017.
  • Animatsu will release supernatural slice-of-life comedy Kinmoza and its sequel series Hello! Kinmoza.
  • Beyond The Boundary is coming back as a two-part movie event Beyond The Boundary: I'll Be Here, coming to DVD and Collector's Edition Blu-Ray.
  • Gatchaman Crowds sequel series Gatchaman Crowds INSIGHT, and fellow sequels  A Certain Magical Index II and A Certain Scientific Railgun S will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD in 2017.
  • Animatsu have also acquired the fantasy TV series Flying Witch.
  •  Berserk: The Golden Age Arc will be released as a trilogy box-set on Blu-Ray and DVD.





Anime Limited

  • Sword Art Online movie Ordinal Scale will see a limited theatrical run in March 2017.
  • The acclaimed A Silent Voice from director Naoko Yamada will be coming to cinemas "either in December or January".
  • Evangelion 1.11 is to be released in Collectors' Edition format. It is intended to launch a renewal of the franchise in the UK, which might eventually see the original TV series rereleased too.
  • Studio 4C's Princess Arrete will be released on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK.
  • Anime Limited will release Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, Mob Pyscho 100,  Assassination Classroom season 2. Kiss Him, Not Me and March Comes In Like a Lion.
  • Anime Limited have also acquired alternate-history thriller TV series Joker Game,  comedy Silver Spoon,  fantasy series Rokka: Braves Of the Six Flowers,  historical drama Showa Genroku Rakugo and romcom Dagashi Kashi.
  • Ace Attorney will be released (under the Crunchyroll label).
  • Tenchi Muyo GXP will be released (under the FUNimation UK label).


MVM

  • MVM have acquired the Girls Und Panzer movie spin-off Girls Und Panzer Der Film.
  • They will also release harem comedy Invaders Of The Rokujyoma on Blu-ray and DVD.
  • MVM will release romantic comedy Girls Beyond The Wasteland- formats to be announced at a later date.

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