It has been quite some time now since Anime Limited announced any new licenses, but with MCM this weekend the team have promised three new announcements, two of which will be TV series while the other is something different.
When Space Dandy was first revealed many people thought it was going to be a huge hit. With Shinichiro Watanbe behind the idea and Studio BONES handling the show, surely we were in for a treat right? Well, sort of is the best answer to that.
Considering the string of delays hitting Anime Limited releases as of late you’d be forgiven for not expecting news that the company have moved the release of Kill la Kill part 1, twice, but most definitely in our favour!
Yes, it certainly sounds bad. Anime Limited’s release of Gurren Lagann has been anything but smooth sailing for the publisher and now they’ve hit yet another delay, although it’s not their fault by any means.
Sadly, today Anime Limited have had to announce that their release of Gurren Lagann has been moved from the 29th of September to the 20th of October. It’s a bit of a blow, but again not of their doing. The printers that Anime Limited are using are receiving abnormally high orders which had an impact on how quickly things can be done. Hence the delay for Gurren Lagann.
If you wish to know more about the delay then you can read Anime Limited’s blog post on the delay right here.
Netflix has had quite a few additions in the anime department as of late, mostly thanks to UK publisher Anime Limited. Recently we saw Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann find their way to Netflix and today we see the arrival of Samurai Flamenco.
All 22 episodes of the series have been added to the service. It’s available to watch subtitled as the series hasn’t been dubbed. Samurai Flamenco tells the story of Masayoshi Hazama who having grown up watching superhero’s on TV inspires to become one and help make the world an overall better and more peaceful place, despite the fact Masayoshi is an normal everyday person with no powers at all. The series is an anime original and was directed by Takahiro Omori at the Manglobe studio.
Good and bad news came from Anime Limited in regards to their Gurren Lagann release. The bad news, which isn’t so bad, is that the release has been moved from the 1st of September to the 29th of September. However, the move has been made due to some rather good news and to allow Anime Limited to polish the release a little bit more.
Anime Limited have already made a bit of a buzz this morning after putting a couple of top series on Netflix, but the news doesn’t end there. Anime Limited have just revealed how Q4 looks for them.
September looks set to be somewhat quiet, but they’re finally releasing Gurren Lagann in a number of different sets for the anime fans who have been keeping an eye out for that. In October Anime Limited have quite a packed month as they’ll be releasing HAL, Blood Lad, and Patema Inverted.
Moving on to the last couple of months of the year, Anime Limited will be releasing Wings of Honneamise and Space Dandy in November. In December they will be a releasing a currently unknown movie, which will also be treated to theatrical screens during October and November. There is a chance we’ll be seeing the first part of Kill la Kill in December as well.
More information about these releases can be found on the All The Anime website right here.
Interesting news appeared this morning as Anime Limited revealed that Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann are now available to watch on Netflix UK!
All 25 episodes of Kill la Kill have gone up on the service and can be watched subbed. Meanwhile all 27 episodes of Gurren Lagann have gone up on the service and can be watched subbed or dubbed. Both are top class series’ so it’s really nice to see them being added to Netflix. You can read my review of Kill la Kill right here
Overall the range of anime on offer to the UK via Netflix is fairly slim compared to the US offerings, but with Anime Limited seemingly interested in bringing more anime to the service here we should have some fairly interesting times ahead!