UKA Release Calendar

UKA Release Calendar


All incoming Anime & Manga releases listed.


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K-ON! UK box set release confirmed as DVD only


K-ON! UK box set release confirmed as DVD only

Posted 06/01/2012


With slice of life comedy anime K-ON!'s final volume reelased on Monday, our thoughts have begun to turn towards its box set release, with distributor Manga Entertainment previously outlining their plans to bring this box set to the UK on both DVD and Blu-Ray, following the release of all of its individual volumes as DVD only.

However, we've now received definitive confirmation from Manga Entertainment's press partner The Associates that the forthcoming K-ON box set will definitely not be getting a UK release on Blu-Ray, with only a DVD box set now scheduled for an unspecified date (expected to be some time in April).

Given the repeated promises of a Blu-Ray release for the series in box set form, this will doubtless be hugely disappointing to those who have waited patiently to pick up the series in High Definition this year, and it strikes another blow for the viability of TV anime series receiving UK Blu-Ray releases in the future following a number of similarly high profile cancellations over the past eighteen months.  We're yet to have any word from Manga Entertainment as to the reason for this decision, although we'd imagine that either sales figures or the cost of creating a Blu-Ray box set for the UK are the major factors.

UPDATE: It's now also confirmed by Anime News Network that the UK Blu-Ray release of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya has also been cancelled, with the reason for both cancellations cited by Manga Entertainment as being economic on account of the cost of remastering and manufacturing the titles.

What are your thoughts on the news that K-ON is now unlikely to reach the UK on Blu-Ray?  Will you be buying the DVD box set in its stead?  Let us know your opinions in our comments section below.

UPDATE 14:30: Jerome @ Manga Entertainment has issued an apology  for the cancellations via Twitter citing financial issues for both of the cancellations.