Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of September 15, 2015

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

Fullmetal Alchemist The Complete Series anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to FUNimation Entertainment’s release of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Series.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Series Blu-ray | Blu-ray Limited Edition | Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $64.98 | $129.98 | $329.98 Get it for $78.49 on Amazon!

In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what they’ve lost – but how far will they go to get it? From the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse quickly rise to fame within the ranks of the military, realizing along the way that the power to create is only ever a breath away from the power to destroy. And whether they’re up against monsters, madmen, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives.

The other new releases coming out this week are:

The Comic Artist and His Assistants Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $39.98 | $49.98

Lechery, perversion, and a lack of respect for the feelings of others are all qualities that would normally look really bad on one’s resume. For manga artist Yuki Aito, however, they’re the fundamentals of his art. And that art is good enough that managing editor Mihari will put up with the panicked panty runs, barrages of breast jokes, and other even lower-brow forms of self-amusement that Yuki wallows in. But when the continuing cavalcade of carnal crudity causes Yuki to get off his work schedule, Mihari’s last straw breaks and she’s forced to bring in a team of young and attractive female assistants. Needless to say, it’s not the schedule that Yuki will be trying to get on top of now, and getting a four-panel strip out on time may involve stripping and drawing and quartering.

Full Metal Panic!: Complete Collection Anime Classics Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $39.98

Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the rare and coveted abilities of “the Whispered.” That’s where Sousuke Sagara enters the picture. He’s a hotshot soldier from the clandestine counter-terrorist organization known as Mithril – and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe. He may be an ace in the cockpit of an Arm Slave mech, but there’s no training in the world that could prepare him for the warzone of high school.

Full Metal Panic?: Fumoffu: Complete Collection Anime Classics Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $34.98

Sousuke’s locked, loaded, and ready to attack – which would be awesome if he was going into battle. But he’s just going to high school, and all the qualities that make him a good soldier make him an amazingly awkward classmate. Poor Kaname knows that better than anyone, since Sousuke’s her undercover bodyguard. The guy’s supposed to protect Tessa too. But how “top secret” can he really be when he’s sneaking around in a teddy bear suit, blowing up lockers, striking out with every girl in sight, and taking a mech to the hot springs?

Peacemaker: Complete Collection Anime Classics DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98

After the horrific murder of his parents, young Tetsu embarks on a quest for vengeance that threatens to consume his soul. His journey leads him to the inner sanctum of the Shinsengumi, a prestigious order of swordsmen at war with the very villains who cut down his mother and father. Tetsu’s samurai training gives him the strength to seek revenge, but it also opens his eyes to a painful truth: his new allies are responsible for just as much bloodshed as his sworn enemies. Armed with this knowledge, Tetsu must make the most difficult choice of his life. Will he draw his sword and yield to his demonic urges – or follow in the footsteps of his father and become a true peacemaker?

Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub – MSRP: $64.98

One day in February, Koyomi Araragi was taking a bath with his younger sister Tsukihi amidst finishing his studies for the college entrance exam. This was also following the incident involving Nadeko Sengoku, which was successfully amended behind the scenes by Deishu Kaiki. Koyomi noticed a change on his body “that could not be overlooked” and sought advice from Shinobu Oshino leading him to contact Yoduru Kagenui and Yotsugi Ononoki. Was this change signifying retribution for everything that Koyomi has done?

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