» July, 2011

2001 Nights Sneak Peak Videos

Anime News, News - by - July 19, 2011 - 22:26 Europe/London - Be first to Comment!

Manga Entertainment, one of the largest anime distributors in the country, and consequently one of the largest Twitter users in the anime business world, have today released a new trailer for their up and coming title: 2001 Nights. This 1.11 minute video shows off some of the incredible looks of this anime and it’s clearly space themed imagery.

Currently the BVA give 2001 Nights a release date as the 26th September, but even if the wait is that long, you can see a snippet of what to expect below.

Anifest – UK Anime Cinema Festival Announced

Anime News, News - by - July 19, 2011 - 21:56 Europe/London - Be first to Comment!

Toymation, one of the premier sites for exclusive, rare and limited edition Japanese and anime goods have announced the ceation of Anifest. Anifest is launching on the 11 December 2011; however, they are going to be doing a screening of something, we don’t know, on the 14 August 2011, to a select lucky few who will be able to get a sneak preview of what the Anifest events are going to look like.

If you want to get into the event, all you need to do is join the Anifest’s Twitter page. @UKAnifest will detail all of the changes and things that need to happen. A lot of information will also appear on the Anifest website, available here.

So keep an eye out on the Twitter and websites for updates!

Freedom OVA on Blu-Ray

Anime News, News - by - July 19, 2011 - 20:50 Europe/London - Be first to Comment!

In May, Manga Entertainment announced that they will be releasing Freedom OVA, this title was previously only available as a limited release from Beez Entertainment, and thanks for the companies highly active Twitter feed, they have further confirmed that this series will most certainly be out in the UK on Blu-Ray.

Rather than just the norm, in the anime world, of a DVD release and a Blu-Ray release, Manga Entertainment are considering going down the option of a DoublePlay release, which means the OVA will contain both DVD and Blu-Ray. This is a method of selling that is used by most Hollywood movies these days and even the new Ghibili titles are on DoublePlay these days.

There’s still no confirmed release date, but with news like this, it’s likely to be the tail end of this year.