Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 29, 2016

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

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Complete Collection anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Sentai Filmworks’ release of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Complete Collection.

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray | Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98 | $69.98 | $129.98

You know how the story goes: girl crushes on guy, girl confesses feelings to guy, guy mistakes confession for a job application. Okay, maybe that’s not how it usually goes, but that’s what happens when Chiyo Sakura finally gets up the nerve to tell her classroom crush Nozaki how she feels. Since she doesn’t know that he’s secretly a manga artist who publishes under a female pen name, and he doesn’t know that she doesn’t know, he misunderstands and offers her a chance to work as his assistant instead of a date. But while it’s not flowers and dancing, it is a chance to get closer to him, so Chiyo gamely accepts. And when Nozaki realizes how useful Chiyo can be in figuring out what girls find romantic, he’ll be spending even more time with her “researching” while remaining completely clueless. Could Chiyo’s romantic frustration possibly get any more drawn out of proportion?

The other new anime releases for this week are:

The Anthem of the Heart Blu-ray import | Limited Edition Blu-ray import
Aniplex of America – Sub – MSRP: $69.98 | $104.98

Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a “certain thing” she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart. Then, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. Years later — she is nominated to become an executive member of the “community outreach council.” On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical.

Eden of the East The Complete Series + Movies Premium Edition Blu-ray
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $99.98

In Eden of the East, Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside the White House with no memories. He’s got a gun in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and doesn’t know if he’s a good guy or one of the worst. He doesn’t remember the phone gives him instant access to 10 billion yen and a woman who can make his most outlandish requests a reality. He doesn’t recall his connection to the ongoing missile attacks terrorizing the Japanese people. Or the part he played in the sudden disappearance of 20,000 shut-ins. He doesn’t even remember he’s supposed to save Japan and will be murdered if he fails. Whatever it is he’s tangled up in, Takizawa’s definitely in deep — and that’s not even scratching the surface.

Saekano Set 1 Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub – MSRP: $74.98

One day, an otaku high school student Tomoya Aki has a fateful encounter with a girl amidst the beautiful cherry blossom trees. This meeting inspires Tomoya to design his very own “gal-ge” (dating-simulation PC game) featuring a heroine modeled after the girl he saw. In order to make his desire a reality, Tomoya must persuade a few eccentric “creators” such as the ace member of the art club and his childhood friend, Eriri Spencer Sawamura and the school’s top student, Utaha Kasumigaoka to join his development team. Meanwhile, Tomoya is shocked to learn that the girl he idolized as his muse for this whole project was none other than Megumi Kato, who is a super low-profile girl who he doesn’t even notice that she is in the same class. But, this doesn’t dissuade Tomoya. He is determined to make Megumi an ultimate gal-ge heroine.

Utawarerumono OVA DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98 | $39.98

Journey back to the world of Utawarerumono and discover three amazing new stories. Can the priestess Urutori find a way to solve the problem of an abandoned infant, or will she end up raising the child herself? Can healer Eluluu resolve a situation that involves youth potions, some unusually well-intentioned kidnappers, and a very unorthodox romance? And finally, learn just how much trouble a couple of girls can get into on a simple afternoon fishing trip.

Vampire Princess Miyu The Complete TV Series DVD
Maiden Japan – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $49.98

She may use the name Miyu Yamano when dealing with mortals, but the truth is that not even Miyu knows who she really is. What is certain is that she was born of Vampire and Human; the human half granting her the ability to walk by day, while her craving for the blood of the living brands her forever as a creature of the night. Now, together with her sole companion, the Shinma known as Larva, she exists in the twilight realm where the worlds of light and shadow overlap, trapped in the body of a teenager forever. Her task: to serve as Mankind’s last defense against the forces of Darkness. To hunt down those who would seek to harm the human race, and to cast them back into the depths from which they came.

Your Lie in April Set 1 Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $159.98

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother’s sudden death took away his ability to play. Ever since then, each day was dull for Kousei. One day, he meets one violinist by the name of Kaori Miyazono. This carefree, independent, and sometimes short-tempered girl had an eccentric playing style that immediately fascinated Kousei. His once monotonous life was about to change forever.

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