Manga Entertainment Announcements at London Comic Con
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The following announcements were made at the Manga Entertainment panel at the London Comic Con on Saturday.
Several new acquisitions were confirmed:
Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent, pictured, is scheduled for DVD and Blu-ray on October 6 with many on-disc extras. According to the panellists, the film was passed uncut by the BBFC. It is the third part of the feature film series adapted from the Berserk manga, following The Egg of the King and The Battle for Doldrey.
Hellsing Ultimate parts 9 and 10 will be released in early 2015.
The Princess and the Pilot (film), subtitles only.
Naruto Shippūden: Blood Prison, DVD and Blu-Ray, December 22.
In other news:
The original Ghost in the Shell feature film will have a limited release at Picturehouse Cinemas, prior to the new Blu-ray Steelbook edition.
The Collectors Edition of Attack on Titan part one will include a DVD with 104 minutes of extras, including a "Making of" film.
The Devil is a Part-Timer will be released on October 27 (DVD and Blu-ray).
One Piece - the first nine spinoff feature films will be released as three triple DVD packs. The first set (films 1-3) will be released on July 28; these films will be in a 4:3 ration. The second set (films 4-6) will follow on September 8; film six, called One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima or Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, was directed by Mamoru Hosoda. In addition to the third set (films 7-9), there will also be a standalone edition of the eighth film (One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta), which will include both a sub and dub. (The other eight films have not been dubbed.)
The next four One Piece TV box-sets (nine to twelve) will be released roughly quarterly through 2015.
Manga apologised for the continuing delay to Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, a consequence of the delayed release by Funimation.
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