Animatsu Entertainment is a new official producer, licensor and distributor of anime in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They have signed an exclusive sales and marketing deal with Manga Entertainment, with Manga Entertainment to provide sale and distribution services and Animatsu to handle marketing and brand management. The company formed in October 2014 and has already gained a lot of support from anime fans thanks to the many licenses they already have and their social media presence.
Their licenses so far include:
- Akame ga Kill and Gatchaman Crowds – a Blu-ray release is confirmed for both titles.
- Halo: Nightfall will be released in a joint partnership with Anchor Bay Entertainment, with a DVD, Blu-ray and limited edition Blu-ray release set for March 16.
- Blade and Soul, The Comic Artist and His Assistants, Chaika The Coffin Princess – Blu-ray releases are not yet confirmed for these titles.
Gatchaman Crowds will be released on April 27, 2015 with a suggested retail price of £24.99 (DVD) and £39.99 (Blu-ray).