Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 1, 2016

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This week sees new anime releases from New Video, Sentai Filmworks, Sunrise Inc., and VIZ Media.

Wizard Barristers Complete Collection anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Sentai Filmworks’ release of Wizard Barristers Complete Collection.

Wizard Barristers Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98 | $69.98 Get it for $49.03 from Amazon!

When the laws of magic are broken, it’s the duty of the Police Department’s deadly Section 1 to enforce them. But, since even craven maven mages and nefarious necromancers have the right to a fair trial, the job of defending them belongs to the Benmashi, the Wizard Barristers. It’s a tricky profession, requiring both arcane ability and a judicious sense of jurisprudence, and at just seventeen, Cecil Sudo is the youngest Benmashi that Butterfly Law has ever employed. That means a lot of late nights burning the midnight brimstone, summoning up summaries, parsing phrases with paranormal paralegals and cutting deals with opposing counsels from hell. And when a young Benmashi starts to discover that her own charm may be more magically-based than she realized, there’ll be a hex-tra incentive to work wonders outside the courtroom as well.

The other new anime releases for this week include:

Death Note Complete Series Blu-ray
VIZ Media – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $54.97

Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil. Namely the people he believes to be evil.

Death Note Complete Series Omega Edition Blu-ray
VIZ Media – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $69.99

Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil. Namely the people he believes to be evil. The Omega Edition includes all of episodes and feature films for Death Note on Blu-ray.

Digimon Fusion Season 2 DVD
New Video – Dub – MSRP: $34.93

Mikey and his Digimon partner Shoutmon had been fighting to win back the Digital World, only to discover it had been completely taken over by the evil Bagra Empire. With the world now divided into seven different lands and ruled by seven powerful Dark Generals, Mikey and Shoutmon work to reunite the Fusion Fighters and Team Blue Flare in order to restore peace. Once together, the heroes must defeat each General one by one before facing Lord Bagra, but this mission is even tougher because each Dark General now has the ability to Digi-Fuse. With the fate of the Digital World in jeopardy, the Fusion Fighters must help the Digimon before they are deleted once and for all.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Collection 1 DVD | Blu-ray
Sunrise Inc. – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.99 | $74.99

In Zeta Gundam, we see the future world of the Universal Century through a dark mirror. Having defeated the Zeon menace, the Earth Federation has itself become cruel and oppressive. A new generation of Gundam mobile suits is created not to fight for peace, but to punish the enemies of the state, and yesterday’s villains must become today’s heroes in order to balance the scales of justice. When a young civilian named Kamille Bidan is caught up in the rebellion, he little suspects the price he will pay in the fight for freedom.

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