Manga to Release Complete FMA Brotherhood Blu-ray, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Eureka Seven AO and Black Rock Shooter (Updated)
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On its latest podcast, Manga Entertainment has confirmed it has licensed the following anime titles:
- Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere S1 and S2 (DVD and Blu-Ray). Season 1 is due around July 1.
- Black Rock Shooter - Complete Series DVD, subtitles only, May 13.
- Eureka Seven AO, planned for DVD and Blu-ray, release date unconfirmed, 'hopefully' by Summer.
- There will be a Complete Series Blu-ray release of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in June, as well as individual volumes of the episodes not previously released on Blu-ray, in April (Vol 3), May (Vol 4) and June (Vol 5, on the same day as the complete box-set). The individual volumes will have an SRP of £29.99 each, £5 less than the previously released volumes.
In the podcast, Jerome Mazandarani of Manga Entertainment said that a lot of previous 'barriers' in UK Blu-ray production had been removed. "We have a lower Minimum Order Quantity that we have to make on our first print (which is) really important, and our Blu-ray discs have come down considerably."
However, Mazandarani added that he did not think that either Casshern Sins or Xam'd Lost Memories could be viably completed on Blu-ray, as the sales on their first volumes were too low, "a couple of hundred copies on each of those." He also noted that Manga Entertainment did not have permission to release 5 Centimeters per Second on Blu-ray.
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