UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

anime_andrew

Anime Limited Representative
Industry Representative
I thought it would probably be something like that, but happy to hear it confirmed!

29,300 words is just slightly more than I've used begging you to release it over the years 😜

Hah! Happy to deliver it to you :D. We seem to be leading the way on volume of UHD releases just now too - which is fun, zero surprises but we have several more coming beyond BELLE and Future Boy Conan this year to look forward to as well.

And hey, that's just under 29,300 words that weren't wasted in the end with the release coming up :D.

I confess I don't understand what Crunchyroll do and do not own, but if you guys could get Eizouken and Vladlove out in physical form that'd be great!

Never say never there...nothing to say just at this moment though alas.

Andrew
 

Titan

Time-Traveller
Hi Andrew, just couple of quick questions...

1. Are you still working on Kakegurui season 2?

2. Since you have licensed titles released by Discotek, is there any chance of you licensing Black Rock Shooter?

Thanks.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Happy to clarify - we'd continue with the same style / format as the first release of it on our side. So it'd be different encodes (hope that's okay for folks!)

Andrew
I can only speak for myself but I liked the format for the first set, that and the Viz releases reportedly have frame skipping issues so having a different encode would be welcome.
 
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Violette

Dandy Guy, in Space
@anime_andrew

I've seen people ask about Yuru Camp and A Place Further Than the Universe, but I'm guessing as there's no US release it would be more difficult to release especially as there from a less popular genre.

Although you did release Amanchu! which seems similar and as far as I can tell is the only version, still haven't got round to watching it yet!
Amanchu remains one of my absolute favourite AL releases, and I would pre-order both of those other two shows in a heartbeat, and re-sub to anime unlimited in the process.

Really hope someone picks up those two at some stage, A Place Further Than the Universe in particular, although Yuru Camp seems more likely.
 

bigzgod

Brigade Leader
Amanchu remains one of my absolute favourite AL releases, and I would pre-order both of those other two shows in a heartbeat, and re-sub to anime unlimited in the process.

Really hope someone picks up those two at some stage, A Place Further Than the Universe in particular, although Yuru Camp seems more likely.
Absolutely. Day 1 purchase if there's an LE of either.
 

thedoctor2016

Mushi-shi
With the CCS delay I would be okay if I didn’t buy it in December paying 7 months in advance doesn’t really sit well with me. But I did know it wasn’t coming as yeah due to the amount of work it was obvious the radio silence as leading to another delay.
 

Oldmario

Thousand Master
still holding out on AL to announce picking up the homevideo license for Dropkick on my Devil, i'm sure Nomad would like to get more money for the show to futher fund extra seasons
 

HellCat

Pokémon Master
A collector edition blu-ray of Doan's Island is coming, with English subs. So that's likely another Gundam import edition coming.

Lack of dub likely also means Doan's Island is heading to Netflix. Boo...
 

Lavigne

Great Teacher
Haven’t checked in for a few days, mental busy, but thanks to @anime_andrew for comments re potential Lupin III and El-Hazard In the future. Completely understand you not wanting to give anything concrete away but I’m happy enough with what I’ve heard to cancel my US pre-orders and wait to see what happens over here :)
 

demiopedia

Hikikomori
Industry Representative
That's pretty much AL's MO at the moment. Might throw up a tweet, might not. Depends how they're feeling 😎
Just for fun I went and checked their socials to see if they actually plug their releases...
Last time they posted on YouTube was TWO MONTHS ago.
They're pretty active on Instagram but more of as a look at these cool pics and articles as opposed to plugging their goods.
I know that sounds harsh but take a look at the All The Anime French page for the Future Boy Conan pre order they did at the same time and tell me which gets the product across better?
Twitter is a bit better or worse depending on how you look at it. (France still beats them in every aspect)
They're very active and promote some releases but you'd be forgiven for thinking the only thing they're releasing in 2022 is Belle.
They also post a lot of articles promoting series released by other companies which is kind of strange for a company trying to sell me goods as they come off more like an ANN style website 🤷‍♂️

I know i kinda s#it on them a lot and I really don't mean it in a malicious way but seriously, they really need to up their marketing!
Just look at France and do that! You're literally the same company!!


Hi Jon,

Just wanted to come on and say hey and introduce myself a lil, I’m the digital marketing coordinator at AL 👋 I just wanted to clear a few things up and be transparent with you guys since I really don’t want anyone to feel disappointed or underwhelmed with what we’re doing just now and I’m really sorry that you feel that way about our marketing.

  1. Why the change - The previous style of marketing for us was far more instantly reactive which basically led to stress around forward planning and basically having staff ending up working long hours to try their best to keep on top of everything as it came in. Though it’s taken a wee while for me, our “base” content is sorted for pretty much the rest of the year (and following years) - allowing us to finally give big love to our home video releases and super exciting theatrical projects we’ve got coming up. Although AL has expanded, it is just me really behind everything social so trying to promote 300 odd titles takes a lot of project management and we don’t just want to highlight products/constantly only sell you guys stuff - to paraphrase vin diesel “we’re a community” and we absolutely want it to feel like that to.
  2. Future boy Conan - so this is an interesting one, I actually conducted some A/B tests earlier this year about what graphics drive more engagement/sales - pack shot graphic/screenshot graphic/just screenshots etc. and found that it’s pretty much equal results across the board, people just want to be notified of what’s happening. Then the question becomes do we ask our designer to do more work by creating a graphic when at the end of the day, it’ll produce the same results for us. Our designer is fab and she now has wayyyyy more time on her hands to work on our branding stuff like adorable pandas.
  3. Re France - regretfully, we’ve only recently been focussed on coordinating things such as early birds the past few months with the FR team so pre-planning our marketing ahead of time is a lil more complex than just using what our each other is doing marketing-wise as it’s localising a lot of materials. Also, the FR team and I have different styles, like all people do, but we always try and coordinate whenever we can - our Easter sale was a good run for this and (at the very least) we plan on co-ordinating all our sales in the future as a priority.
  4. Communication - Again, super my bad on this as I’m still getting to grips with everything but deffo stay tuned for an announcement in the next week or so about how we’re gonna massively ramp this up going forward!

Really sorry if you feel like this is an absolute essay and fair play if you’ve even made it to the end! But again, just want to reiterate that I really don’t want you guys to feel disappointed. I’m on here now and also on the discord so always feel free to tag me and ask me anything - I’ll always try my absolute best to answer what I can!


Love, Demi x
 
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Dai

Thousand Master
Hi Jon,

Just wanted to come on and say hey and introduce myself a lil, I’m the digital marketing coordinator at AL 👋 I just wanted to clear a few things up and be transparent with you guys since I really don’t want anyone to feel disappointed or underwhelmed with what we’re doing just now and I’m really sorry that you feel that way about our marketing.

  1. Why the change - The previous style of marketing for us was far more instantly reactive which basically led to stress around forward planning and basically having staff ending up working long hours to try their best to keep on top of everything as it came in. Though it’s taken a wee while for me, our “base” content is sorted for pretty much the rest of the year (and following years) - allowing us to finally give big love to our home video releases and super exciting theatrical projects we’ve got coming up. Although AL has expanded, it is just me really behind everything social so trying to promote 300 odd titles takes a lot of project management and we don’t just want to highlight products/constantly only sell you guys stuff - to paraphrase vin diesel “we’re a community” and we absolutely want it to feel like that to.
  2. Future boy Conan - so this is an interesting one, I actually conducted some A/B tests earlier this year about what graphics drive more engagement/sales - pack shot graphic/screenshot graphic/just screenshots etc. and found that it’s pretty much equal results across the board, people just want to be notified of what’s happening. Then the question becomes do we ask our designer to do more work by creating a graphic when at the end of the day, it’ll produce the same results for us. Our designer is fab and she now has wayyyyy more time on her hands to work on our branding stuff like adorable pandas.
  3. Re France - regretfully, we’ve only recently been focussed on coordinating things such as early birds the past few months with the FR team so pre-planning our marketing ahead of time is a lil more complex than just using what our each other is doing marketing-wise as it’s localising a lot of materials. Also, the FR team and I have different styles, like all people do, but we always try and coordinate whenever we can - our Easter sale was a good run for this and (at the very least) we plan on co-ordinating all our sales in the future as a priority.
  4. Communication - Again, super my bad on this as I’m still getting to grips with everything but deffo stay tuned for an announcement in the next week or so about how we’re gonna massively ramp this up going forward!

Really sorry if you feel like this is an absolute essay and fair play if you’ve even made it to the end! But again, just want to reiterate that I really don’t want you guys to feel disappointed. I’m on here now and also on the discord so always feel free to tag me and ask me anything - I’ll always try my absolute best to answer what I can!


Love, Demi x
Thanks for that. It's always interesting to get a peek behind the curtain.
 

TakamakiJoker

Great Teacher
Since you folks are releasing some very old titles like Future Boy Conan, is it possible to look into stuff like Rose Of Versailles and Dear Brother for a UK release.

I know the folks at AL France currently have the home video release of Rose of Versailles and it would be nice to grab it.
Also Dear Brother before or even after Discotek release expires?
 
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