Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of October 13, 2015

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

Beyond the Boundary Complete Collection animeMy “Pick of the Week” is Sentai Filmworks’ release of Beyond the Boundary Complete Collection.

Beyond the Boundary Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray | Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98 | $69.98 | $179.98 GET IT ON AMAZON!

They should never have met. They shouldn’t even exist. But when they come together, the entire world will change. The last surviving member of her clan, Mirai Kuriyama is cursed with the terrifying ability to control and manipulate blood, a power so heretical that she is shunned even by those with the ability to understand her “gift”. Akihito Kanbara is only half human, but while the monstrous other half of his lineage seems to have doomed him to a life alone, it has also given him near invulnerability in the form of rapid healing. Alone, their futures seem bleak, but when a chance encounter brings them together, it becomes clear that they share more than just an unexpected bond. Together they share a destiny and a mission that only the two of them together may be strong enough to survive.

The other releases coming out this week are:

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Set 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $39.98

This set contains Ghost in the Shell: Arise Borders 3 and 4 on Blu-ray and DVD. In Border 3, a terrorist bombing and the mysterious death of a detective trigger a deadly investigation involving prosthetic legs and members of a rebel group leftover from an international conflict. When all signs point to a master of cyber warfare known as Fire-Starter, phantoms from the past come back to haunt Major Motoko Kusanagi as she struggles to keep her personal and professional life separate. In Border 4, Motoko Kusanagi is closing in on the dangerous hacker who created the false memory virus. After a mass shooting leads to the capture of a key witness, the team finds themselves in a race against the clock to unravel the secrets she’s keeping. With enemies appearing all around them and the stakes growing higher by the minute, it’s time to find out once and for all: Who is Fire-Starter? And how can they be stopped.

Samurai Jam ~Bakumatsu Rock DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

There are just three things standing between Ryoma Sakamoto and his dream of becoming a famous rock star: 1 – he’s barely making ends meet working in a pizza parlor, 2 – the government of Japan has banned all rock music except for the prefabricated propaganda music performed by the state-run group Heaven’s Songs, and 3 – he lives in Japan in the middle of the 19th century. Okay, so those are three very big problems, but on the other hand, Ryoma does own his own guitar (even if it’s illegal to own one) and that’s enough incentive for him to take his one-man show on the road in search of fellow rockers. Sure, getting all feudally Footloosey in a land where a battle of the bands will probably involve swords may be a risky business, but once fellow rebel rousers Kogoro and Shinsaku come on board, there’s no telling where these six-string samurai might end up.

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