Manga Entertainment UK Panel at MCM London Comic Con October 2013

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Present at this month’s MCM London Comic ConManga Entertainment UK were out in force with a slew of updates and announcements for the new year.

Opening with the six-years-in-the-offing declaration of the 2014 DVD release of DragonBall GT on two five-disc sets in January and March, the series has been digitally remastered thanks to Toei and fully prepped for the English language market, hinting at the suggestion of further DragonBall releases if audiences “keep buying.”

Following from one fan favourite to another came the announcement of the new Naruto Shippuden movie, The Lost Tower. Featuring a theme tune from Kana Nishino, the film will be available in February 2014.

Also on the cards but as yet without a confirmed date was popular series of the moment, Psycho Pass – released in two parts – sometime “in the spring” and live action ‘hentai hero drama’, HK: Forbidden Super Hero in July 2014, which will also be present at several upcoming film festivals, firstly in Leeds and then in Cardiff. Following this, Manga also promised a wider cinema release of the film.

Finally, as hoped for by many fans, there was also the announcement of Manga’s acquisition and upcoming release of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, an event perhaps not as unexpected as touted due to the film’s screening at the Scotland Loves Anime and Sci-Fi London: Anime All-Nighter events this month.

Regardless of this, 2014 is shaping up to be another fine year for the brand that brought many classic shows and movies to the UK market.

Photo by Kay Ibrahim.

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