Manga Animatsu Reveal Their Q2 2018 Release Slate



Distributor Manga Animatsu have announced their second quarter line-up of anime releases for the United Kingdom. Here’s what they have in store!

2nd April 2018​


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1​

Formats: Blu-ray (SRP £39.99)
Label: KAZE UK

In England during the 1880s, Jonathan, only son of the aristocratic family Joestar, strives to become the perfect gentleman. But when his family adopts a mysterious young man of a similar age, his life takes a new turn. This adoption is a result of an old promise between their two fathers: Dario Brando had saved George Joestar’s life in their youth, and on his deathbed, asks that Joestar take care of his son.

But Dio is sneaky, ambitious and unscrupulous: he would do anything to get a hold of the Joestar fortune and destroy Jonathan’s life.

Their fratricidal struggle will lead them down a dark and dangerous path, and follow them from generation to generation like a curse.


Occultic;Nine Volume 1​

Formats: Blu-ray (SRP £24.99), DVD (SRP £19.99)
Label: Manga

From the creator of “Steins;Gate”, a new adventure surrounding the occult is about to begin!​

Yuta Gamon is a 2nd year in high school. He runs “Kiri Kiri Basara,” an affiliate blog that rounds up occult forum posts, for a shot at quick money, and challenges himself to the occult night and day to “hack and slash away!” the many supernatural phenomena existing in the world from a scientific standpoint.​

However, with that blog of his as a catalyst, a group of downright maniacal and insane comrades have gathered about.​
16th April 2018​


Dragon Ball Z The TV Specials Double Feature: The History Of Trunks/Bardock The Father Of Goku​

Formats: Blu-ray & DVD Combo (SRP £24.99)
Label: Manga

In an alternate version of the future in which Goku dies from the heart virus that afflicts him during the Androids Saga, a teenage Trunks trains with Gohan and tries to defeat the Androids #17 and #18 as they ravage Earth. The only hope left to prevent this happening is the delivery of the medicine that would save Goku, which would involve travelling back in time…

Bardock, a low ranking Saiyan warrior, is given the power to see into the future. Seeing both the fate of his race and that of his newborn son, Goku, Bardock attempts to lead a rebellion against the space tyrant Frieza in order to prevent the impending massacre of Planet Vegeta.


Ushio & Tora Complete Series​

Formats: DVD (SRP £39.99) ~ Blu-ray version already available now
Label: Animatsu

Long ago, a ferocious monster terrorized the land, until a samurai, wielding the legendary “Beast Spear”, sealed him away. 500 years later, a middle school student named Ushio Aotsuki accidently uncovers the monster in a hidden cellar under his family’s temple. The unsealed monster and the spear attract many other supernatural creatures to the temple and Ushio is forced to release the monster in order to defeat them. Ushio names the monster “Tora” and unwillingly work together to battle other spirits and demons.
23rd April 2018​


Naruto Shippuden Complete Series 8​

Formats: DVD (SRP £59.99)
Label: Manga

Years before he became Naruto’s teacher, Kakashi served as a member of the ANBU Black Ops team, so ruthless he earned the nickname “Cold-blooded Kakashi.” But despite his reputation, he is haunted by the deaths of his closest friends during the Third Great Ninja War. As he wrestles with his loss, Kakashi must uncover who is behind illegal genetic experimentation, survive threats from within his own organization, escape capture at the hands of Orochimaru’s followers, and battle a young shinobi who possesses formidable and very rare Wood Style Jutsu. And after these trials, another young ninja joins his unit—Itachi Uchiha!
30th April 2018​


Pokemon The Movie 20: I Choose You! Collector’s Edition Steelbook​

Formats: Blu-ray (SRP £29.99)
Label: Manga

Catching ‘em all starts with one…
When Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Pokémon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Ash and Pikachu become close friends and true partners—and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh in flight, they make plans to seek it out together, guided by the Rainbow Wing it leaves behind. Trainers Verity and Sorrel join Ash on his journey. Along the way, Ash catches an abandoned Charmander, raises a Pokémon from Caterpie to Butterfree and then releases it to follow its heart, and meets the mysterious Mythical Pokémon Marshadow. When they near their goal, the arrogant Cross— Charmander’s former Trainer—stands in their way! Can Ash and Pikachu defeat this powerful Trainer and reach Ho-Oh as they promised, or will their journey end here?
21st May 2018​


Power Ranger Dino Super Charge: Vol 2 Extinction​

Formats: DVD (SRP £12.99)
Label: Manga

Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge Part 2 contains episodes 11-20 from the season.

The Power Rangers must battle an evil intergalactic villain in this action-filled franchise that remains one of the top-rated and longest-running children’s live-action series in TV history.

The Dino Charge Rangers disband after defeating Sledge, but their job isn’t done. One of Sledge’s most dangerous criminals, Heckyl, and his alter ego Snide, are determined to pick up where Sledge left off and harness the power of the Energems to rule the universe. With new weapons, new allies, new zords (mechanical devices piloted by the Rangers), and the new T-Rex Super Charge mode, the Rangers are ready to settle the score against one of their most dangerous enemies.

Episodes include “Love at First Fight,” “Catching Some Rays”, “Recipe for Disaster,” “Silver Secret,”, “Wings of Danger”, “Freaky Fightday,” “Worgworld”, “The Rangers Rock”, “Edge of Extinction” and “End of Extinction”.


Naruto Shippuden Box 32​

Formats: DVD (SRP £24.99)
Label: Manga

The Leaf and Sand’s joint Chunin Exams continue! While Kiba and his team pursue their stolen scroll, Sakura, Ino and Choji trudge and battle their way through the scorching desert. An attack on Gaara targets his Tailed Beast, and Neji’s team sets out to rescue him. But a meeting with the mastermind of the attack on him has Gaara wrestling with his past actions and his worthiness to be leader of the Sand. And back in the present, with Nine Tails extracted from him, Naruto lies dying. Can he possibly recover?
28th May 2018​



Formats: Blu-ray (SRP TBC), DVD (SRP £19.99)
Label: Manga

In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An “infection” in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of control, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city’s controls and is hunted down to be purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. With a remaining enclave known as the Electro-Fishers facing extinction and all escape routes blocked, the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest to find a human who possesses the Net Terminal Gene, is the village’s only hope.


Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 2​

Formats: Blu-ray (SRP £24.99), DVD (SRP £19.99)
Label: Manga

Rin’s anger towards Ryuji Suguro releases as blue flame in front of everyone, resulting in Rin being thrown into prison. While locked up, Shura delivers a letter to Rin from Tatsuma, Ryuji’s father and the head priest of Myohda Sect. From the letter they learn of the relationship between Tatsuma and Shiro Fujimoto, as well as the secret of the demon sword, Kurikara.
18th June 2018​


Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Season 3​

Formats: DVD (SRP £24.99)
Label: Manga

It’s time to feel the flow as Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL blasts off into awesome new adventures! Seven legendary Number cards are hidden throughout the cosmos, each holding a key to unlocking the ultimate power of the universe. Yuma and Astral must find them before the evil Barians do – for whoever wields this force can use it to save the galaxy… or destroy it! But as our dueling duo faces new challenges and adventures, their very friendship is put to the test! Can they overcome their differences before their differences overcome them?

That’s it for the Q2 slate. Don’t forget that there are more titles in store like more Dragon Ball Super, Flying Witch, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, and Yokai Watch so stay tuned to Manga’s social feeds and their official website for any info and news.

Source: Manga Animatsu Press Release

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Captain Karen
Working under the assumption that the Dream Theater Soundtrack on History of Trunks remains in tact from the US release, I'll certainly pick up the specials.


Za Warudo
I am interested in JoJo, Sakamoto and Flying Witch but since it's Manga Animatsu I'll hold out until I hear more about the quality of the release


CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Seeing Shippuden Series 8 reminds me that I Still need to pick up Series 7 but it's still almost £40. Series 6 went down to £20 at one stage so I'll wait a bit. A lot of these sets are filler so I refuse to pay full price.


Death Scythe
Only really interested in BLAME!, Occultic 9 is absolutely terrible they should have picked up Re.Creators instead. People will be disappointed when they realise its nowhere near Steins Gate