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Win Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess
MVM Entertainment confirms Monogatari Second Season acquisition, Samurai Champloo Blu-Ray release
Viewster add Oreimo and more to UK streaming line-up

Viewster add Oreimo and more to UK streaming line-up
More Aniplex series added to service
Hunter x Hunter 2011 anime series added to Netflix UK

Hunter x Hunter 2011 anime series added to Netflix UK
First five seasons currently available
Seven Seas Entertainment license 12 Beast and Servamp manga
Sailor Moon Crystal opening and ending themes available on iTunes UK

Sailor Moon Crystal opening and ending themes available on iTunes UK
Momoiro Clover Z's themes for new Sailor Moon anime
Kodansha Comics and Udon announce new licenses at San Diego Comic Con 2014
New Releases - July 28th 2014

New Releases - July 28th 2014
Fairy Tail, One Piece, The Familiar of Zero
Crunchyroll stream Himegoto and English dub of Toradora to the UK

Crunchyroll stream Himegoto and English dub of Toradora to the UK
One late simulcast edition, one catalogue show

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.







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