Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of August 25, 2015

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This week sees new anime releases from Aniplex of America, FUNimation Entertainment, and Sentai Filmworks.

Fairy Tail Part 16 anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to FUNimation Entertainment’s release of Fairy Tail Part 16.

Fairy Tail Part 16 Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $54.98 Get it for $39.97 on Amazon!

As raucous rumbles rage on in the streets, the true purpose for the Grand Magic Games is revealed along with a connection to a greater conspiracy. Lucy and Yukino are imprisoned for their involvement, and Natsu tags out of the games to break them out. Everything goes according to plan until they’re tossed into the inescapable Abyss Palace and must face the palace’s executioners – a group more twisted and challenging than any guild. And as the princess of Fiore protects her kingdom from a doomsday prediction, an epic duel between Erza and Kagura ignites as Minerva manipulates both warriors to battle to the bitter end. Secrets exposed, pasts connected, and the shocking reveal of a familiar face will rock the guild to its very foundations.

The other new releases coming out this week are:

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Season 1 DVD | Limited Edition Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $99.98 | $219.98

Fuyuki City – a city surrounded by the sea and mountains becomes the setting for an ancient ritual. Seven masters are given control of heroic spirits in order to realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant its owner any wish. These heroic spirits or servants represent legendary heroes of various classes: “Saber,” “Lancer,” “Archer,” “Rider,” “Caster,” “Assassin,” and “Berserker.” Each master will enter into a contract with their chosen servant and battle the others to the death until only one pair remains. This is the “Holy Grail War.” The young and capable mage, Rin Tohsaka, prepares for her long-awaited Fifth Holy Grail War to begin. With her servant Archer, Rin enters the Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Tohsaka family after her father’s death. But when Shirou Emiya, a boy from Rin’s school, unwittingly becomes a Master and is fatally wounded in battle, she has no choice but to save him. With Shirou and his servant Saber, Rin sets out to strike down the conspiracies surrounding the Holy Grail War.

Kamigami no Asobi Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

Yui Kusanagi isn’t sure what to do after high school, but when Zeus decides that the Gods have lost touch with the mortal world, he stages a bit of divine intervention and places Yui on the path to education. Okay, it’s more like he drops her into a mysterious garden and tasks her with teaching eight moody and extremely hot young Gods about life, humanity, and love. Or else. That’s quite a burden for any mortal girl, especially when the gorgeous Godly gaggle is eight heavy hitters from Greek, Norse, Egyptian and Japanese mythology: Appollon, Hades, Dionysus, Thor, Loki, Balder, Thoth, Anubis, Susanoo, and Tsukiyomi. But while they’re all afflicted with the angst and capricious whims one might expect from such immortal archetypes, and while their “schooling” is further hampered as the mysterious world they’re all trapped in keeps changing unexpectedly, Yui’s going to give this her all.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions ~ Heart Throb DVD
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98

Yuta Togashi thought he had problems dealing with one delusional girlfriend in the person of Rikka Takanashi, but now things are about to go totally insane as his former “one true soul mate” from when he was a chuni himself returns with a vengeance. So how bad is Satone Shichimiya’s re-entry into Togashi’s chuni-verse likely to be? Let’s just say that she’s so epically off the deep end of the chuni-scale that she prefers to use the name Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII and that she’ll joyfully tear Togashi’s real world to pieces in order to get him back in her imaginary one. Some girls just want to have fun and some want to break down the walls between their boyfriends and themselves. But when a girl’s idea of fun is breaking down the wall between their presumed boyfriend and reality, retreating into a fantasy world might just be Togashi’s best option. Especially since Satone knows where all the skeletons from his past are buried. Toss Rikka’s equally delusional friend Sanae into the mix and girl-crazy begins to take on a whole new meaning.

Vampire Hunter D DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $19.98 | $29.98

For 10,000 years, Count Magnus Lee has walked the night, sustained by an unholy thirst for blood and an unending lust for human women. But when he tastes the sweet nectar running through Doris Lang’s veins, the Count knows he has found more than his next meal: this is the woman he intends to claim as his next vampire bride. As the daughter of a werewolf hunter, however, Doris Lang is less than willing to step into the thrall of evil. And if she is unable to defend herself from the Count’s nightmarish powers, she is fortunate enough to have found someone who can: the Vampire Hunter known as D. But D is no ordinary man, and signing up for his protection may carry a price of its own.

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