Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 15, 2016

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This week sees new releases from FUNimation Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks.

Those Who Hunt Elves Complete Collection (Sentai Selects) anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Sentai Filmworks’ Sentai Selects release of Those Who Hunt Elves Complete Collection.

Those Who Hunt Elves Complete Collection (Sentai Selects) DVD
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $39.98 Get it on Amazon for $27.99

Tales of traveling to alternate dimensions are fun to watch in the movies, but when you get stuck in one yourself, it’s not quite as much fun. So when strongman Junpei, actress Airi, and teenage gun fanatic Ritsuko find themselves transported to a world populated by elves and other mystical beings, all they want to do is go home. Unfortunately, after putting their trust in the scatterbrained sorceress Celcia, the spell to send them back to Earth ends up getting scattered to the winds, with different parts attaching themselves to the bodies of elves all across the planet. Now the only way to put it back together is to travel around the world, convincing elves to take off all their clothes for a “spell check.” Fortunately, the team also has access to a T-74 tank, so it’s time for the weirdest road trip ever.

The other new anime releases for this week are:

C3 Complete Series + OVA Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub – MSRP: $49.98

Haruaki Yachi has seen his fair share of curses, but despite his familiarity, even Haruaki is out of his element when his father mails him a cursed torture cube with the humanoid figure of a cute young girl named Fear Kubrick. Now, he’s got to help her break her curse and leave behind her homicidal past before dangerous forces get ahold of her deadly powers. Sassy loudmouth Fear has a hard time keeping a low profile, but with the help of Haruaki’s other cursed comrades, maybe this cubed cutie can find her place in the human world – if she can break her curse.

Waiting in the Summer Complete Collection Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $59.98

When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about film-making and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate, and downright revealing. As the summer heats up, so do the maturing relationships between the young cast members, taking some new, and sometimes unexpected, turns. Get ready for a whole new look at summer romance as hidden emotions get captured and secrets meant to be kept hidden inside young hearts instead spill off the screen.

When They Cry Season 1 DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $49.98 | $69.98

Moving to the picturesque town of Hinamizawa is going to be a big adjustment for Keiichi. For all its beauty, it’s also tiny. It’s so small that there’s only one school, one where most of the students have known each other all their lives. Fortunately, he soon meets four girls: Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika, who’re willing to let the new guy in town join their afterschool club. And for a while, things seem wonderful. Until Keiichi starts discovering strange things, like the project manager for a controversial dam project being found dismembered five years ago. As he digs deeper, there are whispers and rumors of other murders and disappearances, stories of a town curse, and mysterious rituals. And then people he knows start to die. What secrets have the people of Hinamizawa kept hidden from the rest of the world? And could his new friends somehow be involved?

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