Shout! Factory Anime Expo 2018 lineup includes interactive fan activities, exciting home entertainment products, and a special Digimon panel
Shout! Factory returns to Anime Expo 2018 with an engaging lineup, featuring a must-see panel event, a showcase of latest anime offerings from fan-driven product lines, autograph signing, and an array of exciting in-booth activities, including promotional giveaways, prize sweepstakes, photo ops, and much more!
Anime Expo is the largest anime convention in North America and takes place July 5 – July 8, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tickets and full details are available at anime-expo.org. Shout! Factory will be located on the main convention floor at booth #1730.
Calling all DigiDestined and loyal DIGIMON fans! Ever wonder what’s it like to be a voice actor? Now is your chance! Mark your calendars. On Friday, July 6 (7:30 PM at Room LP4/ LACC 411), join DIGIMON luminaries Joshua Seth (Tai), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Sora), Johnny Yong Bosch (T.K.), and voice director Ryan Johnston at the highly-anticipated AX 2018 panel, LEARN THE ART OF VOICE-OVER WITH “DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri.” DIRECTOR & CAST, presented by Shout! Factory and Toei Animation Inc. Voice director of DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri., along with cast members, explain the art of voice acting and directing, tidbits, and the effort involved in getting into characters in terms of voice and personality. Plus, one lucky audience member(s) will be chosen to read a scene with the cast on stage from the upcoming DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri. – FUTURE, the climactic finale of this popular anime feature film series.
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SHOUT! FACTORY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS AT AX 2018
SPECIAL PANEL EVENT & SIGNING
Friday, July 6, 2018
2:30 PM Autograph Signing: DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri. cast signing.
Join Digimon luminaries at Toei Animation booth.
*Location: Toei Animation booth (#1606).
7:30 PM Panel Event: LEARN THE ART OF VOICE-OVER WITH “DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri.”
DIRECTOR & CAST. Special audience member(s) will be chosen to read a scene with the cast
on stage from the upcoming DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri. – FUTURE, the climactic finale of this
popular anime feature film series.
*Location: Room LP4/LACC 411.
SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#1730) HIGHLIGHTS
Shout! Factory booth will be the essential destination on the convention floor. Showcasing current and upcoming offerings from Shout’s most popular brands for anime and pop culture enthusiasts, the booth features interactive fan activities including photo ops, sweepstake giveaways, and much more.
Stop by Shout’s booth on the main conventional floor to get some great deals on your favorite new and pre-street titles. All items are in limited quantities at AX 2018. Select titles come with a gift-with-purchase while supplies last.
SHOUT! FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR AX 2018
DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri.
*Each Blu-ray + DVD combo pack comes with a gift-with-purchase while supplies last.
Produced by Toei Animation, DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri. anime feature film series, encompassing REUNION, DETERMINATION, CONFESSION, LOSS, COEXISTENCE, and FUTURE, have been delighting audiences and loyal fans across Japan. Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Animation, will continue to present new movie installments from the DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri. feature film series on North American home entertainment shelves, with DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri. – COEXISTENCE arriving on DVD and Blu-ray August 7, 2018.
Toei Animation has revamped these wildly popular anime movies for North American audiences by bringing onboard a stellar English voice cast. Joshua Seth, who voiced the main character Tai Kamiya in the original series, returns to the role for DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri., alongside an exciting team of voice talent and DIGIMON luminaries, including Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Toy Story 3) as Sora Takenouchi, Johnny Yong Bosch (Big Fish & Begonia) as T.K., Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues) as Matt Ishida, Cristina Vee (Power Rangers HyperForce) as Meiko, among other notables.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook)
*This collection includes a gift-with-purchase while supplies last.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to release a stunning Power Rangers collection, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook). Spanning the first 3 seasons of the Power Rangers television series and spotlighting MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE for the first time on Blu-ray, this home entertainment collection features over 60 hours of action-packed entertainment across 19 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray, including hours of bonus content with brand-new interviews specific to the movie.
GRAVITY FALLS: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Blu-ray)
*This collection includes a gift-with-purchase while supplies last.
GRAVITY FALLS: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all 40 episodes of Disney’s hit Emmy Award©-winning series available for the first time in a complete series box set. The Collector’s Edition will be a seven-disc box set that includes an entire disc of bonus features, including brand-new bonus content created specifically for this release.
Created by Alex Hirsch, Gravity Falls airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD. The series stars Hirsch, Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, The Last Man on Earth) and Linda Cardellini (Bloodline, Freaks and Geeks), along with a plethora of celebrity guest stars, including Mark Hamill, J.K Simmons, Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Peretti, and Nathan Fillion. Adored by critics and fans alike, Gravity Falls has developed a passionate fan base for its quirky yet endearing portrayal of the wonder and magic of childhood adventures.
MIRAI SENTAI TIMERANGER: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD)
See where the worldwide phenomenon began with the original Japanese series that inspired the Power Rangers franchise! MIRAI SENTAI TIMERANGER: THE COMPLETE SERIES contains all 51 episodes in an 8-DVD set.
It’s the 30th century and time travel is illegal. To help monitor and police time crimes, the Time Protection Department is founded. But when Don Dolnero and his nefarious gang manage to trick four new TPD cadets into allowing them travel to the 20th century, the four cadets are forced to pursue them for the sake of history. There, in a time foreign to them, the cadets enlist Tatsuya Asami, a young martial artist, to aid their mission. Together, these five youngsters become the Timerangers. And though they try to live as ordinary 20th-century citizens, the Timerangers dedicate their lives to stopping Dolnero and others that may follow in his footsteps, attempting to forever alter the proper timeline!
BIG FISH & BEGONIA (Blu-ray + DVD combo pack)
Twelve years in the making, BIG FISH & BEGONIA is a visually stunning animated feature that captures the unique aesthetics, mystique, and rich cultural traditions of ancient China. A beautiful tale of love, sacrifice, and grand adventure, the film entwines new storytelling, mythical legends, and lyrical characters from beloved Chinese literary classics. Many animation enthusiasts, artists, and critics have heralded BIG FISH & BEGONIA‘s artistic achievement as the forefront of the burgeoning Chinese animation industry. BIG FISH & BEGONIA Blu-ray + DVD combo pack contains English and Mandarin audio tracks, English subtitles, and insightful bonus content.
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (Blu-ray + DVD combo pack)
An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD is a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. This Blu-ray set also includes the bonus features A Look at Post-Screening Q&As with director Sunao Katabuchi and producer Taro Maki featurette.
Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, and brought to life by acclaimed filmmaker Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle) and producer Taro Maki, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD tells the emotional story of Suzu, a young girl from Hiroshima, who’s just become a bride in the nearby city of Kure during World War II. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during the war. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.
NAPPING PRINCESS (Blu-ray + DVD combo pack)
From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, NAPPING PRINCESS is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.
The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa often dozes off, entering a dream-world called Heartland full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But when her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is kidnapped for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, uncovering a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.
THE SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW (Blu-ray + DVD combo pack)
*This Blu-ray set includes a gift-with-purchase while supplies last.
The debut feature-length film from Korean director Chang Hyung-yun, acclaimed creator of animated short films that have premiered and won prizes at festivals worldwide, the highly original SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW was produced by Cho Young-kag (The Fake, The King of Pigs), and received an Asia Pacific Screen Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. This highly collectible Blu-ray contains special bonus features, including the short film Coffee Vending Machine And Its Sword and trailers.
An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in a raging magical battle and transforms into Satellite Girl, complete with rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser twentysomething at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper – our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.
Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, released several titles from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films on Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack and on DVD, presenting to fans significant upgrades to one of the world’s most coveted animation collections.
- HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
- KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
- MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
- PRINCESS MONONOKE
- SPIRITED AWAY
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