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Anime Limited Announce Return Of “Mobile Suit Gundam” Franchise To UK With Blu-ray Releases


GundamAnimeLimitedAnnouncementUK Anime Network News have provided round ups of announcements for both Anime Limited and Manga Entertainment/Animatsu at this past weekend’s MCM Manchester Comic Con. Chief among these is that Anime Limited will be bringing Gundam back to the UK in an arrangement similar to that of Right Stuf in America. The first title planned will be 1979’s original Mobile Suit Gundam on Blu-ray, containing both English and Japanese audio with Part 1 planned for this October and Part 2 to follow in November. This will mark the first time the original series will have been distributed in the UK. After this the first part of the most recent Gundam series Reconguista in G will receive a subtitle only release in December. Anime Limited suggested more Gundam news and possibly an event of some kind will follow at the second MCM London Comic Con in October.

Aside from Gundam the company also revealed that October will also bring new acquisition Ping Pong the Animation on both DVD and Blu-ray plus the second part of Sword Art Online II. November brings Beck Mongolian Chop Squad in a DVD Complete Series release, a Blu-ray subtitle only release for Samurai Flamenco Part 1 and Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress on Blu-ray/DVD combi. Lastly December offers a complete series release for Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Sword Art Online II Part 3, A Letter To Momo and the long awaited release of Full Metal Panic.

Manga Entertainment revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F will be shown at various cinemas across the UK and that pre-ordering a ticket will earn one of two previously Japan exclusive figurines. Plans also for the final two Naruto movies to be released in the UK on both DVD and Blu-ray. Animatsu in turn revealed they have licensed the live action Attack on Titan film for theatrical release in October, with a home media release to follow next year.