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Rounding Up the Anime News From MCM London ComicCon

The latest iteration of MCM ComicCon- the UK's biggest regular modern pop culture event-  took place in London this past weekend. As usual, all the UK's specialist anime distributors were in attendance. This time around Manga Entertainment chose not to hold a panel or make any new announcements, but there was still plenty of news to go around!

Anime Limited

Anime Limited's recent major push in theatrical anime is going to step up a gear in the coming months. In fact, they will be releasing a film in UK cinemas nearly every month.
  • July will see the release of Genocidal Organ,  the Project Itoh film produced by Samurai Champloo studio Manglobe.
  • August will see Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess (aka Ancien and The Magic Tablet) in UK cinemas. Later in the month the smash hit Your Name will return to cinemas, including a number of subtitled screenings in IMAX for the first time.
  • September will see the Masaaki Yuasa directed romcom Night Is Short, Walk On Girl.
  • October: Halloween will see a 20th anniversary re-release for Satoshi Kon's classic psychological thriller Perfect Blue.
  • Masaaki Yuasa's second film of 2017 Lu Over The Wall will be released in UK cinemas in November.
  • Studio Shaft's feature Fireworks, Should We See It From The Side Or The Bottom? (yes, that's really what it's called) is scheduled for an unspecified 2017 date to be confirmed.
Outside of the theatrical side of things, AL also made a number of announcements relating to home releases.

  • Kyoto Animation series Hyouka will be coming to Collector's Edition Blu-ray and DVD starting with Part 1 in Q3 of 2017.
  • Wolf's Rain will get the collector's edition Blu-ray treatment, coming in Q4 2017.
  • Part one of Erased will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Q3 2017.
  • Tokyo Ghoul (seasons 1 and and 2) and Eureka Seven will screen on the Viceland TV network (available on Sky and Now TV)


Rather than holding a panel, MVM make their announcements via their social media channels during the con. So this year's announcements (via their twitter) are as follows:
  • Armed Girls 
  • Flip Flappers 
  • Girlish Number
  • Grimoire Of Zero
  • Initial D Movies 1-3
  • Matoi The Sacred Slayer
  • Granblue Fantasy
  • Fate Grand Order: First Order
  • Girls Un Panza Movie and OVA
  • Fruits Basket (Blu-Ray)
  • Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 
  • Sagrada Reset

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures recently made a surprise entry into the UK anime market having released collector's editions of a number of series. They have also announced their upcoming releases.
  • August 28th: STARMYU Season 1 (Blu-Ray, DVD), Bakuon!! (Blu-Ray, DVD)
  • September 25th:  And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online? (DVD, Blu-Ray Collector's Edition); The Heroic Legend Of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (DVD, Blu-Ray); Seraphim Of The End (standard DVD, Blu-Ray)  The Heroic Legend Of Arslan ( standard DVD, Blu-Ray)
  • December 4th  Berserk ( DVD, Collector's Edition Blu-Ray)
  • December 28th  Drifters (DVD, Blu-Ray Collector's Edition)
  • Seven Mortal Sins (Release date and format TBC)