Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of September 8, 2015

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This week sees new anime releases from Maiden Japan, Sentai Filmworks, and VIZ Media.

Ranma 1/2 Set 7 anime releaseMy “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of Ranma 1/2 Set 7.

Ranma 1/2 Set 7 DVD | Blu-ray
VIZ Media – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $44.82 | $54.97 Get it for $42.95 on Amazon!

Ranma is challenged by Ryoga to fight yet again, but this time he is completely defeated by Ryoga’s new technique, the “Lion’s-Roar Blast.” It is said that the more miserable the user, the stronger the technique becomes – does Ranma have a chance against the tragic Ryoga? Then, Ranma must master martial arts cheerleading, but in order to win, he is going to have to cheer for Upperclassman Kuno. Finally, Ranma’s mother at last comes to the Tendo Dojo, but why is Genma doing everything he can to stop Ranma from meeting her? Akane feels sorry for Ranma, who barely remembers his own mother, and forms a plan to bring them together.

The other new releases coming out this week are:

Appleseed – Sentai Selects Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $19.98

Plucked from the last battlefields of the final war, mercenary Deunan Knute finds herself pressed into duty with the ESWAT, defenders of the Utopian city of Olympus. But serpents lurk beneath the peaceful surface of this apparent Garden of Eden, and new seeds of destruction have already been planted. Now it’s up to Deunan and her former lover, the now-cyborg Briareos, to unravel a deadly web of plots that threaten to bring down Olympus from within.

Patlabor WXIII DVD | Blu-ray
Maiden Japan – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98 | $39.98

The SV2’s giant Ingram Patrol Labors may be the ultimate in crime-fighting technology, but there are never enough to tackle every pending case. So when a mysterious series of deadly attacks targets Labor operators across Tokyo’s harbor region, the job goes to “conventional” detectives Hata and Kusumi. After all, just because it looks like a giant robot-created crime doesn’t mean that it is a giant robot-created crime, and deep inside a web of half-truths and government cover-ups, the detectives uncover a secret biological weapons project called WWXIII. But while this secret may have been buried, it’s still very much alive. And that’s when having the armored force of the SV2 as backup may become a literal lifesaver for the entire city.

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