Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of July 7, 2015

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This week sees new anime releases from FUNimation Entertainment, Lucky Penny, New Video, Sentai Filmworks, and VIZ Media.

One Week Friends Complete Collection anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” is Sentai Filmworks’ release of One Week Friends Complete Collection.

One Week Friends Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

Every lifetime is composed of millions of memories, but what happens if those memories don’t all connect? When Yuki Hase notices that Kaori Fujimiya seems to be alone and friendless at his school, he immediately wants to reach out to her. Much to his surprise, though, his overtures are turned down, and he’s completely stunned when he finds out why: it seems that ever since she was in a tragic accident, Kaori has been losing part of her memory every Monday, including all her recollection of everyone who’s become her friend. It’s not that she doesn’t want friends, but that she can’t remember having any. That’s not enough of an obstacle for Yuki, however, and he becomes determined to make friends with Kaori every week. Because while most memories fade, there are some that, if you believe strongly enough and never give up, might just be able to last forever.

The other new releases coming out this week include:

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

Ever since she was a little girl, Escha Malier has held two dreams in her heart: to become an Alchemist like her late mother, and to one day explore the mysterious ruins that float in the sky above her home town. Now, after years of study, she’s ready to make the first dream come true, working in the R&D branch of her town’s Alchemy department. However, while she has all of the knowledge and skills required to meet the job head on, she’s not quite as ready for new coworker, Logix “Logy” Fiscario. They seem to be such total opposites, in everything from their attitudes on life to the tools they prefer. Not to mention that he’s from the well-populated central region, while she’s always lived out on the very edge of what’s left of civilization. But as contaminants and pollution threaten the farmlands that keep their people alive, they’ll have to work together to seek out the causes and protect their people from the blight and dust that has consumed most of the world.

Noragami Complete First Season Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Limited Edition
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $64.98 | $69.98

Minor god Yato is down on his luck. Fed up with his slacker lifestyle, his partner abruptly quits. He has no money, no worshippers, and no shrine to call home. But just when things are starting to seem hopeless, a bus accident forces him to cross paths with Hiyori Iki, a sweet and perky high school girl. After the accident, Hiyori’s soul has a bad habit of slipping out of her body, and after enlisting Yato’s help to get her back to normal, she begins to fall into the world of spirits and gods. But Hiyori’s not the only one who’s keeping tabs on Yato. A god from Yato’s past is back, and he’s not interested in a friendly reunion.

Pokemon the Movie: Giratina and the Sky Warrior DVD
VIZ Media – Dub – MSRP: $19.97

Deep in the heart of a mysterious forest, a Pokemon named Shaymin stumbles into the midst of a battle between two powerful Pokemon, Dialga and Giratina. Ash and friends meet up with the feisty and sharp-witted Pokemon and discover that its journey and their own share similar themes – love of nature and all living things, and exploring the fragile line between humans and Pokemon. And to make it even more spectacular, get ready for the appearance of Regigigas, a super-powered Pokemon with a frosty demeanor and legendary status. How will Ash and his friends get out of this predicament?

Yakitate!! Japan Part 3 DVD
Lucky Penny – Sub – MSRP: $44.99

After participating in the illustrious international competition like the Monaco Cup, what could Kazuma Azuma possibly do next? Well, return to his roots and head back to Japan. Yuichi Kirisaki of St. Pierre makes a bold challenge to the Pantasia crew. He proposes the Yakitate 9 game show, a revolutionary contest in which Kazuma and the others try to make breads that uniquely represent each and every part of Japan. It’s time for Pantasia and St. Pierre to finally settle things once and for all.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 2 DVD
New Video – Dub – MSRP: $59.99

It’s year two at Duel Academy, and this semester is more intense than ever. Jaden somehow passed his finals, so he’s now back with his friends to continue his training at the world’s most prestigious dueling school. But it’s not all about classes and textbooks. This year is filled with one high-stakes battle after another as Jaden faces all new rivals like Pro League All-Star Aster Phoenix, dino duelist Tyranno Hassleberry and the sinister Sartorius.

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