Anime Limited’s label name can be taken literally this week, with the Glasgow distributor providing All The Anime for UK fans. Heading the list of new releases is fantasy film Napping Princess, out on standard DVD and Blu-ray as well as in a collector’s combi edition that includes a 40-page booklet and art card.
Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East), Napping Princess divides its time between two settings; a near-future Japan where schoolgirl Kokone lives with her car mechanic dad and Kokone’s dream world of Heartland, a steampunk-style fantasy kingdom where we follow the adventures of Princess Ancien.
Other Anime Limited titles out this week include Kino’s Journey, Ryutaro Nakamura’s classic 2003 fantasy series about a traveller and their talking motorbike (check out our review), and Durarara!! x2 Part 3: Ketsu, the final instalment of Durarara!!’s stylish second season. Lastly, we have a Blu-ray release of Persona 3: Movie #1 Spring of Birth that comes with a limited-edition box to store all four of the video game adaptation’s films in.