Manga Entertainment UK to release Kamui Gaiden and Summer Wars on DVD and Blu-ray Disc [Update]

Manga Entertainment UK has made some very interesting announcement via the label’s official Twitter account. In the first place, Yoichi Sai’s Kamui Gaiden is supposed to be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the UK this Summer. The live-action adaptation of the anime classic Ninpu Kamui Gaiden opened in Japan in September 2009 and will be released there on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (without English subtitles of course) in February.
And just a few hours ago, it was also announced that Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera’s hit anime Summer Wars will be released in September in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, just six month after the subtitle-less Japanese DVD and Blu-ray Disc release from VAP.
Talking about Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera, I also asked @MangaUK about the often announced and delayed Blu-ray Disc of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time but I didn’t receive an answer yet…
[06.01.10] Update: Jerome Mazandarani, Manga Entertainment UK’s acquisitions & marketing manager has stated in the Twitch comment section (why not here when the AHT is mentioned as the source?) that Summer Wars will (hopefully) get a limited theatrical release in the UK in September followed by a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release later in 2010. Thanks to Ard for the heads up!

Kamui Gaiden
Kamui Gaiden
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Kamui Gaiden
Kamui Gaiden
Ninpu Kamui Gaiden Collection Box

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5 comments for “Manga Entertainment UK to release Kamui Gaiden and Summer Wars on DVD and Blu-ray Disc [Update]”

  1. 05. Januar 2010 | 16:22 Uhr
    Silencer
    Beide Filme eine sehr gute Meldung, wobei Summer Wars wirklich die Nase vorn hat. ;)
    Und am 7.Mai beschert man uns die beiden Rebuild of Evangelion Teile.

  2. 05. Januar 2010 | 20:18 Uhr
    Falkenfluegel
    Oha, die Summer wars bluray wird wohl in meinem Einkaufskorb landen :kneel:

  3. 06. Januar 2010 | 17:18 Uhr
    Ard Vijn
    Folks, Jerome Manzandarani of Manga UK has stated that the Twitter remark concerns a limited theatrical release in September, NOT yet a DVD or BluRay release.

    He did mention both DVD and BluRay would follow later in 2010 though!

  4. 06. Januar 2010 | 17:36 Uhr
    Ulrik
    Thanks for the heads up, Ard! I’ll update both articles with the new information. Too bad Jerome didn’t drop me a line or mentioned this little detail in his twitter update. :|

  5. 07. Januar 2010 | 11:12 Uhr
    Ard Vijn
    You’re welcome!

    I wonder who told Jerome my true age though… how did he know I was an old otaku?
    :x