Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of February 9, 2016

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This week sees new anime releases from Eastern Star, FUNimation Entertainment, NIS America, PONYCAN USA, Sentai Filmworks, and VIZ Media.

Akame ga KILL! Collection 1 anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Sentai Filmworks’ release of Akame ga KILL! Collection 1.

Akame ga KILL! Collection 1 DVD | Blu-ray | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Collector’s Edition
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98 | $69.98 | $129.99 Get it for $69.98 on Amazon!

When he set off for the Capital, all Tatsumi wanted was a way to make money. Instead, he finds himself rescued from a fate worse than death by a group of assassins known as Night Raid, and thrust into the middle of a bloody revolution. On the one side: Prime Minister Honest, his secret police, elite squad of assassins, and the armies of the Empire. On the other: Night Raid and a handful of rebels desperate to overthrow the brutal regime of Honest’s puppet emperor. Leveling the playing field: the Imperial Arms, a legendary set of unstoppable weapons created in the distant past. But to use an Imperial Arm is practically a death sentence, for only a select few can even survive using them. And when two Arms go against each other, only the user of one is likely to survive.

The other new anime releases for this week include:

IGPX Immortal Grand Prix Complete Collection DVD
Eastern Star – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $69.95

Speed and danger blur together in the Immortal Grand Prix, a sport that combines racing, fighting, and mecha for the ultimate thrill ride. Up-and-coming Team Satomi has just won the IG-2, earning them the right to compete in the IG-1, the major league race for top honors (and top rewards). But while the team has talent, what they lack is teamwork. Can the hotshot Takashi, airy genius Amy, and powerhouse Liz pull it together to win against the best in the IGPX?

Lord Marksman and Vanadis The Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $64.98 | $84.98

After being taken captive by a female general from an enemy country, Count Tigrevurmud Vorn leaves his own lands completely open to attack. Unable to sit by and watch the destruction, Tigre must do what he can to convince his beautiful captor to join him in a fight to save his homeland. Using his skills as an archer and her otherworldly prowess as a War Maiden, the pair must work together if they hope to stand a chance against two warring nations and a rogue faction led by power hungry nobleman. Outgunned, outnumbered and branded as a traitor, the valiant Tigre will need to win the favor of the remaining War Maidens if he plans to come out on top.

Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 Blu-ray
NIS America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.99

The traditional school Otonokizaka High is situated between the three towns of Akihabara, Kanda, and Jimbocho. This school is also in imminent danger of closing. Because of this crisis, the second year student Honoka Kosaka takes center stage with eight others to do something about it. Will they be able to compete?

Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 Premium Edition Blu-ray
NIS America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $69.99

Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine female students come together with one thing in mind: to form an idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down.

Pokemon: The Movies 1-3 Steelbook Blu-ray Collection
VIZ Media – Dub – MSRP: $39.99

The first three Pokemon movies are now on Blu-ray and collected together in a steelbook collection.

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Collector’s Set 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo
PONYCAN USA – Sub – MSRP: $89.98

Legend says, when the Demon God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the Goddess of Fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world. Adlet, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, is chosen as one of the “Braves of the Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Demon God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land. The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and a feeling of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group, with Adlet being the one who gets suspected first and foremost. The Six Braves have gathered, but the phantasmal barrier has been activated. With only one means of deactivating the barrier, the Braves must figure out which of them is the fake. With the others suspicious of him, Adlet must convince them that he is not a traitor.

Shirobako Collection 1 DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

After making an animated film together in high school, Aoi and her friends Shizuka, Ema, Misa, and Midori made a promise to each other: to all get jobs in the anime industry and someday work together again. Two years later, Aoi is learning that working as a production assistant at a small animation studio is far more demanding than she ever imagined, and Shizuka’s aspiring career as a voice actor involves more time waiting tables than recording. Meanwhile, Ema’s slowly making a name for herself as a key animator, Misa’s moved from 2D to 3D and now works in computer graphics, and screenwriting hopeful Midori is lagging furthest behind, still looking for her first big break. But are they ready to give up on their dreams just yet?

Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Collector’s Edition
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $129.98

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

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