Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of April 21, 2015

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

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation Complete Collection anime coverDevil Survivor 2: The Animation Complete Collection Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – MSRP: $69.98 Get it for $40.29!

When the world is under attack by a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable enemy, the only way to fight back is with warriors who have already died. Sidestepping a gruesome fate in a subway crash during an earthquake, two young men and a girl find themselves recruited into the ranks of the Devil Summoners and given the ability to literally call up demons to battle against the mysterious Septenriones.

Freezing: Vibration Complete Collection Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Limited Edition
FUNimation Entertainment – MSRP: $64.98 | Get it for $37.39!

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras. Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late.

Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – MSRP: $64.98 Get it on Amazon!

One morning, Suruga Kanbaru meets Ougi Oshino, who calls himself a nephew of Meme Oshino. He tells Suruga about a rumor of “the Lord Devil” that grants any wish. Suruga is worried that the identity of the Lord Devil is none other than herself because she made a wish on “the Monkey’s Paw.” The item was left behind by her mother, and turned Suruga into a Rainy Devil and made her try to kill Koyomi Araragi. In order to find out the identity of the Lord Devil, Suruga decides to meet the Lord Devil, but who she sees at the meeting spot is the most unexpected person – Rouka Numachi, Suruga’s old archrival.

Naruto Shippuden Set 22 DVD
VIZ Media – MSRP: $44.82 Get it for $27.99!

The Fourth Great Ninja War rages on, and danger comes from every angle. Old comrades and enemies have risen from the grave under the control of Kabuto to fight the Allied Forces. While some retain their calm, others must wrestle with their emotions. Naruto’s training has made him more powerful, but some believe his possession of the Nine Tails makes him a liability. Meanwhile, Sakura and the Medical Ninja face unique danger, as an enemy may be in their midst behind the allied lines. Can the Allied Forces survive assassins and their reanimated friends to win the war?

One Piece Collection 12 DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – MSRP: $34.98 Get it for $22.70

The tragic secrets of Robin’s past are revealed in series of heartbreaking flashbacks. Bullied because of her unique powers, young Robin’s only friends were the kindly scientists that nurtured her genius intellect while her mother searched for the answers to life’s greatest mysteries. Back in the present, Luffy races to rescue Robin from the clutches of Spandam the madman, Nami saves Sanji from a beating at the hands of a bathing beauty, and Chopper goes berserk after eating one too many Rumble Balls during his showdown with a samurai lion. Meanwhile, Franky teaches a zipper-mouthed freak a thing or two about the punching power of cola, Zoro’s swordplay is hampered by being handcuffed to Usopp, and Sanji reappears just in time to introduce his wolfish opponent to the burning power of the devil’s leg.

Space Brothers Collection 2 DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98 Get it for $34.

As the competition to become an astronaut continues to heat up, the candidates are subjected to a grueling series of tests designed to test their physical and mental qualifications to the utmost. Trapped inside a sealed environment with his closest rivals, Mutta’s challenge is to force himself to think as a team player even as he jockeys for one of the two open seats to the stars. When things start to go wrong with the test mission, however, the tension really begins to build.

Unlimited Psychic Squad Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98 Get it for $34.49!

You don’t have to be psychic to know that Hyobu Kyosuke is trouble waiting to happen, but having psychic powers of your own may be your only chance if you want to stand against him. One of the most powerful espers on the planet, Hyobu’s incredible range of abilities extends as far as controlling his own aging process, and the potential strength of all his talents combined is so terrifying that he wears a device that limits their use except in cases of extreme emergency. The time is coming, however, when Hyobu will need to unleash everything he has. Sometimes it takes a villain to do what heroes can’t, and as the leader of the secret organization P.A.N.D.R.A., Hyobu’s dedicated his life to fighting those who would entrap, enslave, or kill anyone with psychic powers. Now P.A.N.D.R.A. itself is in danger and, to combat that deadly threat, the gloves and limiter are coming off.

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