Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 8, 2016

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This week sees new anime releases from FUNimation Entertainment, New Video, PONYCAN USA, and Sentai Filmworks.

Psycho-Pass Season 2 anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to FUNimation Entertainment’s release of Psycho-Pass Season 2.

Psycho-Pass Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Premium Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $64.98 | $84.98 Get it for $49.99 on Amazon!

It’s been a little over a year since Inspector Akane Tsunemori chose to put her faith in the Sibyl System and keep its true nature a secret. Assigned to a new division with a few familiar faces, Akane and her team of Inspectors and Enforcers are charged with upholding the law in a society where just thinking about a crime is enough to get you locked away forever — or executed on the spot. Just as Akane settles into her new routine, a terrorist bombing in the center of the city shakes the System to its core and launches an investigation that uncovers a network of latent criminals who claim their leader has the power to lower their crime coefficients. After Enforcers begin turning up dead with cryptic messages scrawled near their bodies, Akane starts closing in on the answers she’s looking for — completely unaware that an even deadlier threat is lurking closer than she could ever imagine.

The other new anime releases for this week include:

Brothers Conflict Complete Series + OVA Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $74.98 | $84.98

Ema Hinata is lonely. As an only child and the daughter of a famous explorer, for most of her life her closest companion has been Juli, her talking pet squirrel. But her father is getting remarried, and her new family is a little unorthodox. Now, she’s got 13 gorgeous guys as her stepbrothers, and they’re all after her heart. But is romance what she wants, or is it family?

ETOTAMA Set 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo
PONYCAN USA – Sub – MSRP: $89.98

Eto-shin (zodiac god): this is the name of the 12 divine messengers chosen from within the “Eto-musume,” or girls representing animals. From ancient times, these 12 divine messengers have protected the land of the rising sun. They are powerful beings who have survived through “ETM 12,” a divine tournament held every 60 years, and are admired by all Eto-musumes. Fast forward to now, the present day, and the year ETM 12 will be held. From all over Japan, Eto-shin candidates, or in other words, Eto-musumes, gather in great numbers. Within that group exists a single cat Eto-musume. Her name is Nya-tan. She is thought of as the one closest to becoming an Eto-shin, but she’s a misfortunate girl who always ends up undermined by evil rodents every time. There is only one way to become an Eto-shin: to beat all 12 zodiac animals. However, the powers of the Eto-shin are great, and there hasn’t been a single Eto-musume who has won in the past 2,000 years. When Nya-tan meets an ordinary high school student, Takeru Amato, the story begins.

Kingdom Season 2 DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $79.98

One year has passed since Xin and his allies successfully returned Zheng to his place on the throne. Now, the Kingdom of Qin must turn its attention to a larger battlefield and a loftier goal—uniting all of China under one ruler. With a scrappy squadron of 300 men at his command, Xin begins to rank up achievements on the battlefield as he gets another step closer to becoming the world’s greatest general – but he’s not the only one. As the war between the Kingdoms of Qin and Wei intensifies, he meets two other young squad commanders whose skills rival his own. While Xin struggles to stay one step ahead of the competition, Zheng begins fighting his own war against political enemies who’ve appeared within the castle walls. Will the young King be able to keep hold of his throne, or is history doomed to repeat itself?

Wolf Girl & Black Prince Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

Everyone knows that lies can come back to bite you, but when Erika makes up a fake boyfriend to impress her new classmates, the results may literally end up hounding her forever. Yes, it was dumb, but what were the odds that the random guy whose picture she used would turn out to be a student at her own school? Or that said faux-boyfriend’s silence would come with such a horrible price? Now Erika doesn’t just have to run and fetch at Kyoya Sata’s command, she has to bark too. Because he’s literally treating her like a dog, and she just has to roll over and take it, or he’ll tell everyone the truth. But that’s not the worst part, because even though this wolf in hunk’s clothing has Erika collared, she may be starting to have real feelings for him anyway.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 3 DVD
New Video – Dub – MSRP: $44.99

Jaden and his friends are officially upperclassmen as they enter their third year at Duel Academy, the world’s most prestigious dueling prep school. To keep students at the top of their game, Chancellor Sheppard invites the infamous – and often feared – Professor Thelonious Viper to campus this year. Known for his strict and unconventional teaching methods, Viper forces Jaden and his friends to take part in a series of dangerous “Survival Duels” in which more is at risk than just their grades.

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