Anime Limited

Anime Limited, also known as All the Anime is a British anime distribution company based in Glasgow, Scotland. It releases anime for British, Irish, French and other European audiences.[1][2] The company was established in 2012 by Andrew Partridge, best known from his role in Scotland Loves Anime.[2] The company releases both old and new anime titles both on home video and theatrically, aided by the Scotland Loves Anime film festival.[1][2]

Anime Limited
TypePrivate
IndustryMultimedia entertainment
GenreAnime
FoundedGlasgow, Scotland (2012)
FounderAndrew Partridge
Headquarters,
Area served
United Kingdom, Ireland, France (anime)
Worldwide (music)
Key people
Andrew Partridge (President)
Jessica Poce (COO)
Websitewww.alltheanime.com

From 2015 to 2018, Anime Limited served as the distributors for Funimation in the British Isles.[3]

HistoryEdit

On 14 December 2012, Kazé UK representative and Scotland Loves Anime director Andrew Partridge launched the social media and website for Anime Limited, and stated that he would be launching a new anime distribution company in 2013, with a focus on collector style home video releases, and "[developing] a theatrical market for Japanese animation" in the British market.[4] After reaching 1000 likes on its Facebook page, on 22 December 2012, Anime Limited announced its first title acquisition, Cowboy Bebop, with a home video release scheduled for Q3 2013.[5]

On 4 October 2013, Anime Limited announced that it had partnered with French streaming service Wakanim to launch the UK version of the site, with Anime Limited's catalogue being made available on the service.[6]

In March 2014, Kazé founder Cédric Littardi and Anime Limited established @Anime, the French division of Anime Limited, with the first titles being released in September 2014.[7]

On 17 July 2017, Viceland UK launched a block of late night anime in partnership with Anime Limited.[8]

On 27 October 2017, Anime Limited announced at MCM London Comic Con that they would establish a music label, All The Anime Music, and announced plans for releasing A Shape of Light and the Trigun original soundtrack.[9] The label officially launched in 2019, with A Shape of Light and the FLCL soundtracks being released as their first vinyl releases later in the year.[10]

On 25 October 2019, Anime Limited announced that select dubbed titles would be available for streaming on Channel 4's All 4 service as "100 Hours of Anime".[11]

On 13 May 2020, Anime Limited announced they would host a virtual convention, Cloud Matsuri, which was held on 30–31 May 2020. The event featured guests from Science SARU, Orange, Crunchyroll, Polygon Pictures, MangaPlanet, Anime Limited and Manga Entertainment.[12]

On 18 May 2020, Anime Limited announced it would be launching a streaming service, Screen Anime. Marketed as an "online film festival", the service presents select titles on a monthly availability. The service launched on 25 May 2020.[13] It was announced that Screen Anime would be retired on 25 May 2021, and another annual membership plan, Anime (Un)Limited, was announced.[14]

During Cloud Matsuri, Anime Limited announced it had licensed the rights to Neon Genesis Evangelion, and its two films Evangelion: Death (True)² and The End of Evangelion for a release on Blu-ray. The acquisition marks the first company outside of Japan to release the series on Blu-ray, and the first on home video since ADV Films.[15]

On 14 April 2021, Anime Limited announced it had plans to expand internationally with their music label. Additionally, Anime Limited hired former Crunchyroll Director of Community Marketing Miles Thomas as Chief Marketing Officer.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "About Us – alltheanime". All the Anime. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Osmond, Andrew (14 December 2012). "Interview: Andrew Partridge talks about Anime Limited". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  3. ^ Osmond, Andrew (13 May 2016). "Anime Limited to Distribute Funimation Titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ Osmond, Andrew (14 December 2012). "New UK Anime Distribution Company Launching in 2013". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  5. ^ Wolf, Ian (22 December 2012). "Anime Limited Announce First Release: Cowboy Bebop DVD & Blu-Ray". Anime UK News. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  6. ^ Osmond, Andrew (4 October 2013). "New U.K. Anime Online Broadcaster Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  7. ^ "@Anime, nouveau label d'animation en France !" (in French). Manga-News. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  8. ^ "VICELAND Channel Announces Late-Night Anime Block". Anime News Network.
  9. ^ "MCM London October 2017 Announcements: Anime Limited Round-up (Part 1)". Anime UK News. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Anime Limited Provides New Music Vinyl Updates for A Silent Voice and FLCL Soundtracks". Anime UK News. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  11. ^ Wolf, Ian (25 October 2019). "All4 Now Streaming TV Anime and OVAs". Anime UK News. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  12. ^ Stevens, Josh A. (15 May 2020). "UPDATED: Anime Limited Announces CloudMatsuri Virtual Convention!". Anime UK News. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  13. ^ NormanicGrav (18 May 2020). "Anime Limited Presents Screen Anime, An Online Film Festival for UK & Ireland Viewers". Anime UK News. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Anime Limited Reveals Anime (Un)Limited Membership Plan, Screen Anime Film Festival Service to Retire". Anime UK News. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  15. ^ NormanicGrav (30 May 2020). "Anime Limited Announces Evangelion, Demon Slayer, Planetes & More During CloudMatsuri Panel". Anime UK News. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Anime Limited Announce More US Expansion Plans; Hire Miles Thomas as Chief Marketing Officer". Anime UK News. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.

External linksEdit