November 18, 2022
Soundtracks will also be distributed in Europe and Oceania; home video titles will also be released in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 18th, 2022 — This afternoon at Anime NYC, Anime Limited Co-Founder and Managing Director Andrew Partridge and Chief Marketing Officer Miles Atherton announced the company’s initial slate of releases for North American territories, including a curated selection of new soundtrack releases and boutique home video collector’s editions.
As Europe’s favorite distributor for Japanese animation, Anime Limited has a reputation for high-quality, bespoke releases highly sought after among fans and collectors alike. While the home video market worldwide has fallen by nearly 80% in the last decade, Anime Limited has shown continued growth each year during the same period due to the premium experience delivered through what fans call “the best anime collector’s editions on the market”, “All round quality products – great titles, A/V quality, packaging, and good online presence” and “the Criterion of Anime” (via customer survey responses).
“For years now, fans in North America have been asking us to bring our Collector’s Editions across the Atlantic,” said Andrew Partridge, Anime Limited’s Managing Director. “We’re happy to oblige! We spent our first decade exploring how to best bring the works of our favorite directors and composers to international audiences in the British Isles and France.”
“Now, we’re excited to provide passionate fans in North America with a curated selection of Blu-ray and vinyl records that demonstrates that same degree of thoughtfulness and reverence for the medium of anime we’ve put into the Ultimate Editions like B the Beginning and the Deluxe Edition Soundtracks for Attack on Titan and BEASTARS on vinyl, as well as our recent theatrical release of One Piece FIlm: Red.”
The full North American slate from Anime Limited as announced at Anime NYC is as follows:
- Re:ZERO -starting life in another world- Original Soundtrack — Vinyl Record
- Dr. STONE Original Soundtrack — Vinyl Record
- Little Witch Academia Original Soundtrack — Vinyl Record
- Macross Plus Original Soundtrack — Ultimate Edition Vinyl, including:
- Macross Plus Original Soundtrack
- Macross Plus Original Soundtrack II
- Macross Plus Original Soundtrack Plus – for fans only
- Sharon Apple: The Cream P-U-F
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray
- TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray
- Tokyo Marble Chocolate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray
- A Place Further Than the Universe Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray
All of the above releases will join the previously-announced Macross Plus Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray as part of Anime Limited’s 2023 release calendar, with additional titles to be announced in the coming months.
Anime Limited previously announced an Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray for Macross Plus at Anime Expo 2022
Those interested in following Anime Limited’s further updates related to this slate of announcements, including release dates, pre-sale links, and additional acquisitions, are encouraged to sign up for the Anime Limited North American newsletter at www.alltheanime.com/north-america.
The announced music releases will be available in the following territories: North America, Europe, and Oceania. The home video titles will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. Packaging, price, availability, and all further details for all releases will be revealed at a later date.
For further information, please contact:
Miles Thomas Atherton | Chief Marketing Officer, Anime Ltd.
Lisa DeBell | Fetch Publicity
About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow with offices in France, Anime Limited is Europe’s premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector’s editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. A wholly owned subsidiary of PLAION PICTURES, Anime Limited proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, One Piece, Sword Art Online, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.