Manga Entertainment Autumn & Winter Release Slate Revealed

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Manga Entertainment have revealed their current release schedule for the remainder of the year, this includes some updated release dates as well as some re-releases.

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September


Digimon Tamers

Release Date: 17th September 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £39.99
Label: Manga
Director: Yukio Kaizawa

Takato Matsuki, Rika Nonaka, and Henry Wong are children who, on one fateful day, received real Digimon, unlike the imaginary ones in the card game they play. Each of the children, or “Digimon Tamers”, have their different views on how Digimon should be treated. But when other Digimon begin to appear around Japan, they must put aside their differences to fend off both the digital intruders and those who seek to destroy all Digimon!

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Release Date: 24th September 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £9.99
Blu-ray: £14.99
Label: Manga
Director: Shinichirō Watanabe

Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes.
Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat.

Paprika

Release Date: 24th September 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £9.99
Blu-ray: £14.99
Label: Manga
Director: Satoshi Kon

Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination — where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject’s dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device — before it falls into the hands of a “dream terrorist” in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.

Steamboy

Release Date: 24th September 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £9.99
Blu-ray: £14.99
Label: Manga
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

From the leader in anime Katsuhiro Otomo (Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis, Memories), comes his first feature- length directorial project since his breakthrough film (Akira). Ten years in the making, with a total budget of $22 million, Steamboy is the most expensive Japanese anime production ever. A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam, who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation, the Steam Ball. Young Ray Steam must use the Steam Ball to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. With more than 180,000 drawings and 400 CG cuts, Steamboy is one of the most elaborate animated features ever created. Steamboy will be brought to life with an outstanding ensemble voiceover cast including Anna Paquin (X-Men), Patrick Stewart (X-Men), and Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2).


October


Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

Release Date: 1st October 2018
Rating: 15
DVD: £9.99
Blu-ray: £14.99
Label: Manga
Director: Mamoru Oshii

When machines learn to feel, who decides what is human?
It is the year 2032 and Earth is a world where the few remaining humans coexist with artificial replicants, cyborgs and robots. Batou, a cyborg detective and his partner, Togusa are charged with investigating the bizarre case of a malfunctioning female sex droid that has murdered its owner. As they delve deeper into the investigation they are forced to confront violent Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, influential government bureaucrats and powerful corporate criminals. Painstakingly created by Production IG and director, Mamoru Oshii (G.I.T.S, Avalon, Patlabor) Innocence seamlessly combines groundbreaking 2-D and 3-D CG animation techniques to produce an action-packed, sci-fi fable of a solitary cyborg struggling to retain what’s left of his humanity in a world where the human soul is gradually fading into obscurity.

Power Rangers: Ninja Steel Volume 2

Release Date: 1st October 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £9.99
Label: Manga
Director: Michael Duignan, Simon Bennett

UNLEASH THE POWER!
The evil Galvanax sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Ninja Power Stars, where each epic battle against the Power Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Power Rangers must master their arsenal of Ninja Power Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary Ninja Steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save Earth from destruction.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

Release Date: 8th October 2018
Rating: PG
DVD: £12.99
Blu-ray: £15.99
Label: Manga
Director: Hatsuki Tsuji

*Separate DVD-only Triple Pack (Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, Bonds Beyond Time & The Dark Side of Dimensions)*

Digitally remastered dubbed version of the first theatrical outing for Yu-Gi-Oh! from 2004.

After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding the power of the Eighth Millennium Item, Anubis is determined to destroy Yugi and take over the world…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie Triple Pack – The Movie, Bonds Beyond Time & The Dark Side of Dimensions

Release Date: 8th October 2018
Rating: PG
DVD: £TBC
Label: Manga
Director: Hatsuki Tsuji, Kenichi Takeshita, Satoshi Kuwabara

Features Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time & Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions in one triple pack collection.

Tokyo Godfathers

Release Date: 15th October 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £9.99
Blu-ray: £14.99
Label: Manga
Director: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya

It’s Christmas Eve and three homeless friends have experienced a miracle: while rummaging in a dump for a Christmas present, they discover a newborn baby. Despite having nothing, the three take the baby in and name her Kiyoko, meaning Pure One. They embark in search of Kiyoko’s mother, based on the little they know about her from her meagre belongings.

Kind transwoman Hana, runaway teenager Miyuki, and belligerent Gin make an unlikely trio as they care for the baby and try to find where she belongs. By finally looking toward the future, they are also able to confront their pasts, coming just a little bit closer to finding their own place in the world.

One Piece (Uncut) Collection 19

Release Date: 22nd October 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £34.99
Label: Manga
Director: Kônosuke Uda

The heat of battle intensifies when Blackbeard bursts upon the scene. Meanwhile, the survival of the rescue party depends on slipping through the Gate of Justice! Next stop is the Navy’s headquarters, Marineford, where the three admirals and the Seven Warlords vow to carry out Ace’s sentence. As the legendary Whitebeard declares war, a shocking family secret whips the crowd into a frenzy.

Pokémon Movie Collection 17-19: XY

Release Date: 22nd October 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £12.99
Label: Manga
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama

A Collection featuring films from the X&Y generation – Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Hoopa and the Clash of Ages & Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal’s rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?

Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
In a desert city by the sea, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who can summon all sorts of things— including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings. The little Mischief Pokémon likes to use this talent to play harmless tricks on people…but when its true power is released, it loses control and becomes the towering and terrifying Hoopa Unbound! Long ago, a brave hero stopped its rampage by confining its power in a special bottle. Now that the bottle has been rediscovered, Hoopa must confront its greatest fear! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within—or will this dangerous struggle erupt into a clash of legends?

Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust—and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!

Digimon Frontier

Release Date: 29th October 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £39.99
Label: Manga
Director: Yukio Kaizawa

Five kids from the Real World have been called to the Digital World to acquire the “legendary spirits” to save the Digital World from one of the three Holy Angels, Cherubimon, who has revolted against the other two. Takuya, Kouji, Izumi, Junpei and Tomoki are the five Chosen Children from the Real World that have to use the spirits to “Spirit Evolve” into the legendary warriors themselves.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 1-3

Release Date: 29th October 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £49.99
Label: Manga
Director: Bryan Spicer

After 10,000 years of imprisonment, the evil sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions are freed when astronauts on a routine mission in space accidentally open her dumpster prison on the Moon. Filled with rage, Rita decides to conquer the nearest planet: Earth. But her arch nemesis –the heroic sage Zordon–has been patiently waiting in preparation for this day. With the assistance of his wisecracking robotic sidekick Alpha 5, Zordon recruits a team of five ‘teenagers with attitude’ –Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini-to receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams and defend the Earth as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Aided by giant robotic vehicles modeled after dinosaurs called Zords, the Power Rangers fight back the evil alien hordes of Rita Repulsa.


November


Naruto Shippuden Box 34

Release Date: 19th November 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £24.99
Label: Manga
Director: Hayato Date

The Fourth Great Ninja War rages on and the Allied Shinobi Forces are fighting a threat that can’t be punched! All shinobi except Naruto’s team have been caught in the eye of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a stunning genjutsu technique, which uses a target’s own chakra to trap them in an illusion of their own making. Some, like Karin, relive their own pasts, while Tsunade reads from Jiraiya’s final novel in her dream—a considerably different account of Naruto’s life, where his parents are still alive and the young Leaf Village Genin have to prove themselves as shinobi when they face off against a major foe a lot earlier than expected!


December


Digimon Adventure Tri Part 6 Future

Release Date: 3rd December 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £19.99
Blu-ray: £24.99
Label: Manga
Director: Keitarô Motonaga

The end of the world has begun. The rampaging Meicoomon, now fused with Gatomon, has changed into the powerful Ordinemon. As foretold by King Drasil, the Digital World engulfs the Real World. Confronted by impending doom, the DigiDestined resolve to face it head on. Homeostasis, in order to deal with the uncontrollable Ordinemon, executes the final plan for the Real World. To prevent the coming destruction, the DigiDestined and their partner Digimon continue their frantic fight. The time to make the final decision has arrived.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me

Release Date: 10th December 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £19.99
Blu-ray: £24.99
Label: Manga
Director: Tatsuya Ishihara

Rikka is now a third-year student, but she still has “chunibyo” syndrome. University entrance exams loom on the horizon, and it’s spring break, and Yūta and Rikka are together as usual. One day, Rikka’s older sister Tōka declares that she’s going to take Rikka to Italy with her, as Tōka is moving to Italy for work and she thinks they should move together as a family. Yūta understands Tōka’s opinion, but thinks that at this rate he and Rikka will be separated. Shinka and the other members suggest that Yūta and Rikka should “elope,” and thus sets the stage for Yūta and Rikka’s travels throughout Japan in their escape drama.

One Piece (Uncut) Collection 20

Release Date: 17th December 2018
Rating: TBC
DVD: £34.99
Label: Manga
Director: Kônosuke Uda

As Luffy advances across the bay of Marineford to save Ace, the Whitebeard Pirates come to his aid in a no-holds-barred clash with the Navy forces. Just when the brothers make a mad dash toward freedom, Ace turns back to lend Whitebeard a hand, refusing to leave him for dead. But before he can reach his destination, Akainu appears to test the might of his magma against the flames of Fire Fist Ace.

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