Manga UK reveal new acquisitions and forthcoming release dates for Q4 2012

Over the last week a fair amount of news has come to light for forthcoming anime releases. At the MCM Manchester Expo last weekend, Manga Entertainment’s Jerome Mazandarani hosted a panel where he confirmed the new licences and release dates.

First of all the new licenses are:

  • Production IG’s Guilty Crown, set for release on both DVD & Blu-Ray
  • Fractale will be released on DVD on December 10th
  • Jormungand
  • Aria The Scarlet Ammo

Forthcoming release dates now confirmed are:

  • The World God Only Knows on October 1st
  • Blue Exorcist Part 2 on October 22nd
  • Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike on December 3rd
  • Gintama: The Movie on DVD on December 24th
  • The first box set of Persona 4 The Animation on DVD & Blu-Ray on December 24th
  • The first of the new Berserk movies will also see a December 24th release date.

A few days later via their twitter account, it was also confirmed that season 4 of Hetalia: World Series will be released on DVD in December.

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MCM Manchester Expo is this Saturday – all the info an anime goer needs

The MCM Manchester Expo is this weekend and it promises to be another busy Saturday packed with bargains and interesting content for those attending. MCM Expo have published the entire show guide that can be viewed HERE.

From an anime goers perspective there a few notes to make mention of. There will be a few panels, the chance to meet Vic Mignogna and the Manga UK stand will also have special DVD and Blu-Ray deals. With that in mind here’s the info you need to know –
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MCM London Expo news: Floor plan and schedule revealed

This weekend will be a busy weekend with the MCM London Expo returning to Excel London providing attendees the opportunity to meet stars, grab some bargains and so much more.

The official floor plan and schedule of the weekends events have been revealed and below you can find a summary of what is happening as it relates to the world of anime and manga.

Schedule [Click to enlarge]

Floor Plan [Click to enlarge]

When it comes to the floor plan, the anime distributors are split into two sections. The first along the main Expo Boulevard that is conveniently along the same walk as the entrance to the show floor. You’ll find Manga UK, MVM and Kaze UK along this section.
You will also find a second Manga UK stand (likely to be their SALE stall that they have had previous expos) in walking distance from the NEO magazine stand very close MCM Theatre A.

Here is a brief summary of the anime related presentations and signings for you:
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MCM London Expo news: Manga UK announce DVD & Blu-Ray offers for attendees

This weekend sees the MCM Expo return to Excel London for a packed weekend of entertainment covering not only the anime & manga spectrum, but also to comics, sci-fy, cartoons and much more! For more information on the convention head over to LondonExpo.com

We’ll be recording our (now traditional) London Expo preview show a in a few days. (It will be available for your listening pleasure on Thursday). However Manga UK have been busy on their twitter as they have shed light on what bargains attendees can expect to find on their stall at the London MCM Expo this weekend! Here are the details for you.

DVD

  • K-On Complete Series 1 box set [Limited quantities] – £25
  • Black Butler Season 1 – £25
  • Soul Eater Complete Collection – £25
  • Complete season box sets of Bleach – from £17
  • Bleach movie 3: Fade To Black – £15
  • Roujin Z – £15
  • Season box sets of Naruto Shippuden – from £10
  • Naruto Shippuden Box Set 9 – £20
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – £3
  • Origin – £3
  • Hellsing Ultiamte – £3
  • Panda Go Panda – £3
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second – £3

Blu-Ray

  • Bleach Movie 3: Fade To Black – £20
  • Bleach Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion – £20
  • Bleach Movie 1: Memories Of Nobody – £20
  • Roujin Z – £20
  • Redline – £12
  • Akira – £10
  • Highschool Of The Dead – £10
  • Freedom – £10
  • Evangelion 2.22 – £8
  • 2001 Night (TO) – £4
  • Afro Samurai Resurrection – £4
  • Ghost In The Shell 2.0 – £4
  • Higanjima (Live action) – £4
  • Sky Crawlers – £5
  • Origin – £4

There will also be other new titles on hand including this weeks releases of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society as a DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack and Fairy Tail part 2 on DVD. Though be warned Manga UK told us on twitter they will only have 50 copies of the latter available the whole weekend!

Stay tuned for more news regarding the MCM London Expo over the next few days (including our expo preview podcast on Thursday).

Beez Entertainment will be at MCM London Expo!

While official confirmation of where things stand with the distributor following the news back in January (read our previous news item HERE for more info) has yet to be revealed, Beez Entertainment took to twitter yesterday (May 9th) revealing that they will have a presence at the upcoming MCM London Expo from May 25th-27th.

Beez will be selling selected titles from their catalogue on the Kaze UK stand.

Sorry for the delay folks – we’ll send something out officially asap – we’ll also be at MCM Expo selling at the [Kaze UK] stand select titles.

The titles that been confirmed to be available on the Kaze UK stand from the Beez catalogue at the expo will include:
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Details on the announcements by Manga Entertainment at MCM Expo in Birmingham

Manga Entertainment promised to be making a lot of announcements today, Saturday 30th March, at the Birmingham MCM Expo and they didn’t disappoint.

The short version of new titles announced and release information confirmed were

  • Blue Exorcist
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Ookami-san
  • Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt
  • Princess Resurrection
  • Squid Girl
  • The World God Only Knows
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Baka and Test: Summon The Beasts
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conquerer Of Shambala
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star Of Milos
  • Hetalia: Paint It White
  • Hetalia series 3 “World Series”

Below you can find further information on the announcements by Jerome Mazandarani.
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Manga UK to announce “half a dozen new 2012 acquisitions” at Birmingham MCM Expo

Manga Entertainment UK have just made it known on their twitter account that at the forthcoming Birmingham MCM Expo – taking place at the Birmingham NEC between March 31st & April 1st – on March 31st they will be making half a dozen new 2012 acquisition announcements.

We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the announcements once revealed!

If you’re interested in attending visit the official website of the expo HERE.

MCM Expo launches new weekly online manga series

The MCM Expo has grown tremendously over the last few years. Attendance records have been broken and ticket sales for the expo in London next month have reached new heights! This week the expo will expand into a new field in the form of an online manga strip!

Starting this coming Friday (15th April) for the six weeks in the run up to the expo, they will be releasing a new online manga series by Christopher Chong. Continue reading