Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of November 17, 2015

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

Gatchaman The Movie anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Sentai Filmworks’ release of Gatchaman The Movie.

Gatchaman The Movie DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98 | $39.98 Get it for $24.99 from Amazon!

The Earth is in peril and mankind seems doomed. Led by the sinister mutant Berg Katse, the international terrorist organization known as GALACTOR has launched its armies of henchmen and giant weapons of mass destruction against the entire planet. But the forces of evil are about to meet their match. Utilizing incredible fighting techniques, and with the mighty ship God Phoenix at their command, the Science Ninja Team stands ready to take the battle back to the bad guys and their evil alien overlords. Join Ken the Eagle, Joe the Condor, Jun the Swan, Jinpei the Swallow, and Ryu the Owl, as these five costumed commandos join with their commander, Dr. Nambu, to save our world the old fashioned way: one flying kick at a time.

The other new releases coming out this week are:

Black Lagoon Complete Series + OVA Premium Edition Blu-ray
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $89.98

Rokuro was an ordinary Japanese business man. A suit hired to entertain corporate high rollers and serve as a whipping boy for the big bosses with the real juice. A mission to deliver a mysterious disk to the deadly waters East of China seemed like his big break, but some things just weren’t meant to be. A ruthless gang of mercenaries fronted by a gunslinging femme fatale in scandalously short shorts kidnapped Rokuro and held him for ransom. When his company refused to pay, he became their property. To survive, he was forced to reinvent himself as Rock, the brains behind the beauty and brawn of Black Lagoon: the most cutthroat crew of mercs ever to hustle the mean streets of Roanpur. A nightmare of a metropolis where the bad guys are really bad – and your friends might be even worse.

Buddy Complex The Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub – MSRP: $54.98

It’s shaping up to be another boring day for high school student Aoba Watase until a bright light appears in the sky and a giant robot attacks the city. As the mechanical menace closes in on him, he’s saved by a classmate who’s piloting a mech of her own. After accepting a cryptic offer to join the alliance she’s a part of, Aoba is thrust into the future where a new world war threatens to tear the planet apart. With no other choice, Aoba must pick a side, learn to pilot a mech, and fight his way through an army of enemies as he tries to find a way back to the past he left behind.

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Blu-ray [Amazon Exclusive]
Buena Vista – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $249.99

This set includes 11 films directed by Hayao Miyazaki: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaa of The Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises.

Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

When Kotaro Satomi discovers an apartment for the ridiculously low rent of 5000 yen a month, he knows there must be a catch. But it’s not until after he’s moved in that he finds out that he’s not the only one laying claim to Room 106 at Corona House, starting with teenage girl ghost, Sanae, who’s currently haunting it. Still not enough to break the lease? Let’s add in a Magical Girl, Yurika, who wants to take control of the room in order to block its powers from evildoers, a luscious Subterranean bombshell, Kiriha, who needs the room to launch an invasion of our world, and a fiery space princess, Theiamillis. Can a lone high school student on a limited budget withstand the combined forces of the supernatural, metaphysical, subterranean, and alien worlds? Especially when they’re all also incredibly adorable?

Sword Art Online II Set 3 DVD | Blu-ray | Limited Edition Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $39.98 | $49.98 | $74.98

News is spreading among the players of ALO that the legendary Holy Sword Excalibur has been discovered. This was actually the very sword that Kirito and Leafa found in the underground realm of Jotunheim several months ago when they saved Tonky. Hearing the news, they decide to acquire Excalibur before the other players. Summoning Asuna, Klein, Sinon, and the others, they set off for the dungeon in Jotunheim for an exciting new mission.

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