Following an incomplete Warner Bros. release way back in the VHS era, the United Kingdom will finally be able to catch them all – following news of a Pokémon: Indigo League release from Manga Entertainment!
Launching on 30 October 2017 on both DVD and Blu-ray formats, with respective SRPs of £39.99 and £59.99, the Indigo League Collection will compile the first 52 episodes of Ash’s adventure on a disc for the very first time in the UK!
In addition, Manga Entertainment have also confirmed plans for a trio of classic anime films: Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (9 October), Katsuhiro Otomo’s Steamboy (16 October) and Satoshi Kon’s iconic Paprika (23 October). All three will include both DVD and Blu-ray discs, an O-Card and reversible inlay design.
Manga Entertainment describes the films as follows:
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie:
Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes.
Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat.
From the leader in anime Katsuhiro Otomo (Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis, Memories), comes his first feature-length directorial project since his breakthrough film (Akira). Ten years in the making, with a total budget of $22 million, Steamboy is the most expensive Japanese anime production ever. A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam, who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation, the Steam Ball. Young Ray Steam must use the Steam Ball to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. With more than 180,000 drawings and 400 CG cuts, Steamboy is one of the most elaborate animated features ever created. Steamboy will be brought to life with an outstanding ensemble voiceover cast including Anna Paquin (X-Men), Patrick Stewart (X-Men), and Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2).
Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination — where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject’s dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device — before it falls into the hands of a “dream terrorist” in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.