Manga Entertainment Podcast Updates

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FMA Brotherhood Complete Collection Blu-ray split into two; third Naruto Shippuden feature in August.

Manga Entertainment confirmed the following in its latest podcast.

- There has been a change of plans for the 'Complete' Blu-ray box-set of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Complete Collection. It will now be split into two parts, with the first released on May 27 carrying the first 33 episodes of the series. The second part will be released on October 14. Part one will be packed with a box that can hold both halves of this edition. Mazandarani apologised to fans affected by the change, but said "There has been no (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) complete series box-set for Blu-ray made available in Japan yet, and we are contractually not allowed to release anything in the UK before it has come out in Japan." (The individual Blu-ray volumes of the series are not affected.)

- The Naruto spinoff feature film Naruto Shippuden The Will of Fire will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12. On the same date, there will also be a Naruto Shippuden Movie Trilogy pack, containing The Will of Fire together with its predecessors, the first Naruto Shippuden film and Naruto Shippuden Bonds.

- Manga is in "advanced negotiations" to acquire Hellsing Ultimate parts 9 and 10.

- The DVD release of Cat Planet Cuties has been moved back to July 8, due to a technical issue with the English subtitles.

- Mazandarani also commented that he did not think Manga would pick up the TV version of Gintama, based on the sales of the feature film version.

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