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Squid Girl’s OVA series now on Crunchyroll

by - on the 16 February, 2014 at 6.51 pm

Squid Girl has been available on Crunchyroll for us Brits for some time now, it’s been something we’ve been able to watch at our leisure. However, this is certainly not the case for all Crunchyroll releases. In a good step forward, Crunchyroll went looking and have managed to get hold of the show’s OVAs, that […]

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Anime retail releases – 10/02/14

by - on the 16 February, 2014 at 6.41 pm

So the past week has flown by and whilst I was away from the internet for work for a week, the anime world didn’t slow down and this week there are three releases for us all to consume and enjoy. One of them being a feature film and certainly worth a look at. The releases […]

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The Wind Rises UK theatrical release dated

by - on the 8 February, 2014 at 12.25 am

In a statement via Twitter today, Studio Canal, the distributors of most of the Studio Ghibli films in the UK have confirmed the release date for The Wind Rises in the cinema. This oscar nominated film was recently pegged as the last from the award winning master, Hayao Miyazaki, until he unretired himself late last year.

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Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter update

by - on the 8 February, 2014 at 12.11 am

On Monday, Anime Limited announced that they would be attempting to release Mai Mai Miracle in DVD and Blu Ray with extensive extras to the UK and US markets via a Kickstarter campaign. As of Wednesday 5th February 2014, the Kickstarter campaign went live. The original goal of $30,000 (USD) was met within the day. The current stretch goal of a dub is $60,000 (USD).

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East Asia TV closes down

by - on the 7 February, 2014 at 11.56 pm

For those of you who are avid users of Twitter, there’s been extensive conversation over the past few months about a company called East Asia TV. They came into existence a few months ago and thanks to some detective work from Andy Hanley over at UK Anime Network, there’s been some level of confirmation of […]

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Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarted by Anime Limited

by - on the 3 February, 2014 at 6.51 pm

Anime Limited have been teasing us, dropping the odd hint and baiting us but they have now announced their Kickstarter campaign and it’s a doozey.

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Anime retail releases – 03/02/14

by - on the 3 February, 2014 at 9.00 am

There is one brand new show for retail release this week, and one new volumes of a show. So for those of you who are patient and can’t wait to get your hands on the series, the patience has paid off. The two volumes are from different companies this week as well. The new show […]

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Studio Ghibli season dates for Prince Charles Cinema

by - on the 1 February, 2014 at 8.35 pm

Studio Ghibli films on a Thursday, this had led to lots of people seeing some of the best that anime has to offer, in the cinema. Seeing Totoro, a film older than the average age demographic of an anime fan in the cinema is a great experience. Today they have confirmed their Studio Ghibli season for the next couple of months.

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Space Dandy theme on iTunes

by - on the 1 February, 2014 at 8.03 pm

Music, it’s one of those rare things that the anime world doesn’t seem to be obsessed by. In regular movies, people bang on about the score and how amazing the composer is, in videogames there’s campaigns to try and get videogame music recognised as a legitimate classical music in the UK. Yet, with all of the J-Pop openings in the world, it seems to be a subject that’s on the less important side. That said, Space Dandy is trying to reverse this.

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Anime retail releases – 27/01/14

by - on the 1 February, 2014 at 7.30 pm

Whoops, this week has been a bit of a burden for me so I’m a little behind. Anyway, as part of the catch up process, here’s the anime releases for this week. It’s pretty much dominated by one series and for many people, that’s the right sort of domination. There’s also a continuation from another series.

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Evangelion 3.33 delayed and theatrical screenings confirmed

by - on the 26 January, 2014 at 12.01 pm

Manga Entertainment have today confirmed that the anticipated release of Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo has unfortunately been delayed in the United Kingdom. This a knock on effect from the delay to the US release and according to Manga is entirely out of their control.

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Dragon Ball confirmed for 5 May 2014

by - on the 24 January, 2014 at 7.57 pm

There’s been a fair few Dragon Ball series over the years, but only one of them is currently not available in the UK. Dragon Ball. That’s all about to change now that Manga UK have confirmed the date for the full Dragon Ball series to be released.

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Q&A Session With Yasuhiro Yoshiura and Patema Inverted Screening

by - on the 24 January, 2014 at 7.50 pm

Patema InvertedAnime Limited have today announced that the director of Patema Inverted, one of the great films on offer at last October’s Scotland Loves Anime, is to be reshown in Scotland in a few weeks time. What makes this even more exciting is that the man in question, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, wll be around in the flesh as part of a Q&A session.

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Ghibli Thursday at Prince Charles Cinema, London

by - on the 23 January, 2014 at 9.05 pm

Many of you may already know about this, but for those of you who don’t frequent independent London cinemas, the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London have recently been doing a “Ghibli Thursday” event, whereby every Thursday, normally in the evenings, they’ve been showing a Ghibli film. Which is always a pleasure.

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Anime retail releases – 20/01/14

by - on the 20 January, 2014 at 8.00 pm

So the past week was fairly dead on the news front. This week will hopefully be very different and to start this off, it’s this weeks anime retail releases. One of them is an old classic and the other is very on trend with dead things…

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