UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

ActionFaust

Za Warudo
I think it has more than 10 since in the 2019 Anime UK News Readers' Choice Awards Symphogear won the category for "Most Wanted Anime License". Or maybe those 10 fans were so passionated that they used different email addresses and accounts to vote it multiple times 😆

I assume Discotek Media's release of the first two seasons are region A locked and would therefore require region free player?
It was a joke on how obnoxiously vocal some Symphogear fans can be.

On a more serious note I think someone from Anime Limited said it was unlikely they'd license the series. This was in the Discord server so I'm not sure on their exact wording.

And yeah Symphogear should be Region A. Didn't stop it being a big seller on UP1 though.
 
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thedoctor2016

Mushi-shi
Also the fact Discotek haven't released past G yet does raise it being pointless to license until it’s complete. Then it would be 65 eps of something that’s cult but not very widely popular so that’s an issue due to BBFC costs.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
In regards to Symphogear, there are fans at Anime Limited, but when I've talked to them about it, they've expressed concern about its commercial viability. However, the last time I spoke to anyone there about it, that was before Discotek's release, but also, obviously Crunchyroll being acquired by Funimation. So who's to say how it'd balance out now? Anime Limited have surprised us with some obscure passion projects before - like Bartender recently. However, a title like that doesn't have the prospect of five seasons to BBFC.

I imported Symphogear and G from Discotek in North America, but I'd be delighted if the series was licensed here. I'd file it under the "unlikely but would be great" box in regards to expectations. We know it was a strong seller for them in North America, but there's likely other reasons for GX not being announced yet.
 

Loonabit

Completely Average High School Student
Followed up with UP1 yesterday to find out if they would be shipping my SAO War of the Underworld P2 CE soon as I noticed it's in stock on Amazon and UP1 came back to me this morning saying they aren't receiving any stock from AL due to a distribution mixup and most of the stock being taken by Amazon so they've had to cancel my order 🥲😭.

Gutted as I missed the Early bird for this and had gotten it for a little less on UP1 but now gonna likely have to pay full price on Amazon to ensure I get a copy before it goes out of stock again
 

Vincentdante

Mad Scientist
Followed up with UP1 yesterday to find out if they would be shipping my SAO War of the Underworld P2 CE soon as I noticed it's in stock on Amazon and UP1 came back to me this morning saying they aren't receiving any stock from AL due to a distribution mixup and most of the stock being taken by Amazon so they've had to cancel my order 🥲😭.

Gutted as I missed the Early bird for this and had gotten it for a little less on UP1 but now gonna likely have to pay full price on Amazon to ensure I get a copy before it goes out of stock again
Ah that sucks man. If you have Anime Unlimited you can still get 10% if you go direct
 

SkwigglesWorth

Adventurer
Followed up with UP1 yesterday to find out if they would be shipping my SAO War of the Underworld P2 CE soon as I noticed it's in stock on Amazon and UP1 came back to me this morning saying they aren't receiving any stock from AL due to a distribution mixup and most of the stock being taken by Amazon so they've had to cancel my order 🥲😭.

Gutted as I missed the Early bird for this and had gotten it for a little less on UP1 but now gonna likely have to pay full price on Amazon to ensure I get a copy before it goes out of stock again
There is also a bunch on ebay for better prices than Amazon:

Ebay £75 for Both parts
or if you wish to bid:
Ebay bidding for both parts

Oh it was just part 2 you need, my bad, so still in stock at Anime Limited so there is your best bet probably
 
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Girls with Guns

Mad Scientist
Is Josee shipping this week?
I just got shipping notice today from Rightstuf for the US release of Josee; the UK set's release date is still saying the 31st, so it should be soon. I haven't heard about any delay for that title - yet. I do have the UK CE on pre-order through AOL, and am looking forward to that set much more than the standard slipcover release the US is getting.
 

Loonabit

Completely Average High School Student
Shame you had to find out from MVM instead of AL directly.
At this point I reckon every 1 in 2 AL titles get delayed consistently 🤣 so not surprised with new delays
 

Wicker

Dandy Guy, in Space
Maybe all the comms used to come from Jeremy. I remember them saying further sub screens of end of eva were going to be added - and then under every single evangelion post since they ignored everyone asking if / when they were going to be added. Obviously, none were ever added, which makes the silence from them the more annoying.
 
Maybe all the comms used to come from Jeremy. I remember them saying further sub screens of end of eva were going to be added - and then under every single evangelion post since they ignored everyone asking if / when they were going to be added. Obviously, none were ever added, which makes the silence from them the more annoying.

When Jeremy left Manga, their level of public engagement declined as well. I'm still waiting for an AL announcement on what is going to happen with Evangelion Disc 5.
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Don't see why that should prevent them from informing us of delays, which would take all of a sentence on social media. Josee delayed, going to be a while longer, etc. I really don't think that's unreasonable.

Well, my point moreso is that if a date is forthcoming in the next 24 hours or so, why have two messages when you can easily send out a single email with all the information someone needs. It's not like we've technically missed the release date yet or anything but I suppose I'm just not bothered since I always treat the AL releases as 'they'll arrive around x' as opposed to counting down the days to release.
 

ActionFaust

Za Warudo
Maybe all the comms used to come from Jeremy. I remember them saying further sub screens of end of eva were going to be added - and then under every single evangelion post since they ignored everyone asking if / when they were going to be added. Obviously, none were ever added, which makes the silence from them the more annoying.
Yeah their response to my questions about Seraph of the End was also pretty poor. First they give me an answer that simply doesn't make sense, then they ignore all my follow-up questions.

I finally got an answer when I got someone to ask their representative on Discord. I shouldn't have to use Discord to get an official response. Certainly didn't help my already declining view of the company
 
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