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MCM London Comic Con October 2013 anime licensing round-up

MCM London Comic Con October 2013 anime licensing round-up
Andy Hanley
Author: Andy Hanley

Andy has been writing for UK Anime since 2006, and was the site's editor-in-chief until August 2017.  Contrary to popular belief, Andy is not actually a robot.


There wasn't an official industry panel, but that doesn't mean that there was a shortage of new anime licensing news today at the MCM London Comic Con - far from it, in fact.

Let's start however with Manga Entertainment, the sole distributor lucky enough to have a panel to announce their latest acquisitions, and a slot which they used to reveal the following:

Dragon Ball GT will be released across two volumes next year, arriving in January and March.

Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower will be released in February 2014 on DVD, and as a DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack.

Psycho-Pass - this noitaminA series from Production IG will be released across two volumes on both DVD and Blu-Ray, with the company hoping to release the first volume next spring.

HK: Forbidden Superhero - this live-action film also known as Hentai Kamen will be screened theatrically next month at film festivals in Leeds and Cardiff prior to a wider theatrical run; there's no news on a physical release at this time.

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in late March 2014.

 

Although they didn't have a panel to call their own, MVM Entertainment had a huge number of new license acquisitions to boast, with more on the way.  Here's what they have to flaunt as of this London Comic Con, starting with three series currently slated for a release in the first quarter of 2014:

- Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

- Infinite Stratos Season 1

- Night Raid 1931

Also added to the company's burgeoning line-up for next year, but with no firm release date or format information at present, are:

- Both series three and four of Ikki Tousen, bringing Great Guardians and Xtreme Xecutor to the UK

- BTOOOM!

- Campione

- From The New World (aka Shin Sekai Yori)

- Girls und Panzer

- The first three seasons of Familiar of Zero

- All three series and the OVA of otome game adaptation Hakuoki

 

Finally we have Anime Limited, who didn't explicitly announce any licenses today, but company president Andrew Partridge did mention that someone has licensed WIT Studio's short film Hal.

So there you have it, a productive day for new anime announcements, but which ones are you looking forward to?  Let us know in the comments!

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