Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 22, 2016

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

One Piece Collection 15 anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to FUNimation Entertainment’s release of One Piece Collection 15.

One Piece Collection 15 DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $34.98 Get it from Amazon for $27.99

Luffy’s impulsive attack on Gecko Moria ends up costing the rubber-man something he can’t live without — his shadow. When Zoro and Sanji find themselves in the same boat, the three fierce fighters must find a way to recapture what was lost, or face the possibility of death by sunlight. Luckily, their skeleton friend, Brook, knows the trick to defeating Moria’s zombie army, and he’ll gladly share the secret for a small price. Meanwhile, Nami narrowly avoids an undead trip down the aisle, and Zoro clashes with a zombie samurai in the hopes of adding a new blade to his arsenal. Armed with the secret to defeating Moria’s minions, things briefly appear to be looking up for the Straw Hats, but the onslaught of Oars, the towering terror powered by Luffy’s shadow, threatens to doom the crew.

The other new anime releases for this week are:

Celestial Method Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

It’s been seven years since Nonoka Komiya last lived in Lake Kiriya City. However, while she knew that there would be changes in the town, she’s still unprepared for what she finds upon her return. A giant saucer hovers over the entire city, as it has since shortly after she and her family left. Stranger yet, a girl she doesn’t know, Noel, is waiting for her, claiming that they have met before. Confused, Nonaka tries to focus on reconnecting with her old friends, but odd memories, suppressed in the wake of her mother’s death, begin to float to the top of her consciousness. Can it be that she has met Noel before? And how does this connect with the appearance of the saucer itself? To solve the riddle, Nonoka must join with her friends and rediscover the events that occurred before she left Lake Kiriya.

DURARARA!!x2 Volume 3 DVD | Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98 | $99.98

In the aftermath of the assault against Izaya Orihara, the information broker, signs of new disorder begin to develop like ripples across the water. Holding his own ideals, Mikado gains the powers of both the “Dollars” and the “Blue Squares” and started “cleaning” the bad seeds inside the Dollars. Meanwhile, Shizuo Heiwajima and Tom Watanabe end up hiring Varona for their debt collecting business. Paths cross and trouble brews as the plot thickens in this complicated web of conspiracies.

Date A Live II The Complete Second Season Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $64.98

Itsuka Shido was a once a normal high schooler. But after a spacequake started by an armored girl rocked his world, life was never the same. Tohka, the extra-cute extraterrestrial continued to wreak havoc until Shido sealed her powers with a loving kiss. For a guy whose kiss can seal a Spirit, Shido’s still not great with the ladies. In addition to the sealed Spirits he already must appease, he’s got three more beautiful girls with volatile powers vying for his attention. And with a mysterious organization on the hunt for Tohka, the DEM’s various attempts to subdue Fraxinus, and a new lady loving Spirit, Shido can kiss his normal life goodbye.

Fairy Tail Part 19 Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $54.98

The fight against the Eclipsed Celestial Spirits continues. One by one Natsu and his friends seal the spirits away, but just when they think they’re ahead of the game, their true enemy is revealed and the real fight begins. Will the gang be able to save the spirits before it’s too late? Of course, it’s never all work and no play for Fairy Tail. After the fighting subsides, our heroes make plenty of time for adventures in babysitting, transformation magic mayhem, and visiting other guilds as part of an exchange student program. Between adorable creatures falling from the sky, a shocking job only Laxus can handle, and a scent-obsessed zombie outbreak, there’s never a dull moment for the wizards of Fairy Tail.

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