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Win Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess
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
Hayao Miyazaki Box Set appears on Amazon UK

Hayao Miyazaki Box Set appears on Amazon UK
Slated for November 3rd release alongside Spirited Away
Viewster add Star Driver, Vividred Operation and Day Break Illusion to streaming service
Anime Limited confirm Q4 2014 release plans

Anime Limited confirm Q4 2014 release plans
Blood Lad, mystery films and beyond
Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann added to Netflix UK

Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann added to Netflix UK
Two Anime Limited offerings added to streaming catalogue

Kaze confirm no current changes to Persona 4: The Animation language options


Kaze confirm no current changes to Persona 4: The Animation language options

Posted 01/08/2012


I imagine some of you have just read the above headline and thought "Huh, the news is that there is no news?", so allow us to explain.

Yesterday saw an announcement made by Sentai Filmworks, the North American distributor of the highly anticipated Persona 4: The Animation, stating that at the request of the Japanese licensor they've had to remove the original Japanese language track from their Blu-Ray release of the series, although it will still remain intact on the DVD release.

Cue a storm with the power of a thousand suns from anime fandom, and rightfully so - nobody wants to buy a crippled product, although of course conversely no Japanese rights holder wants to see their lucrative domestic market gobbled up by reverse importation of a cheaper western release.

Needless to say, the first question on our lips was "What does this mean for the UK release of Persona 4?" - a question that we (and plenty of others), put to the show's UK licensee Kaze UK, who will be distributing the series via Manga Entertainment.

The answer, reassuringly, is that at the time of writing Kaze have received no similar demands to remove Japanese audio from their release of the series on either DVD or Blu-Ray, and that unless this changes the show will be made available in the UK with both English and Japanese language options along with English subtitles.  If this changes, Kaze (and ourselves of course) will let you know.

Hopefully, this means that for once we've actually benefited from the use of Blu-Ray region coding - as North America and Japan share the same Blu-Ray region (Region A), the "dangers" of reverse importation are much higher than within our own Region B territory that serves as an additional obstacle for Japanese fans looking for a cheap High Definition anime fix.

So there you have it - for now, we can go back to looking forward to a fully-fledged release of Persona 4 on both DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK!







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