Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of April 28, 2015

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

D-Frag The Complete Series anime coverD-Frag! The Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Limited Edition
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $64.98 | $69.98 Get it for $40.20

Kazama is a wannabe delinquent on a mission to rule the school, but a run-in with the cray cray cuties of the Game Creation Club derails his plan for power. Instead of conquering Fujou Academy with his fists, Kazama is plunged into a hilariously twisted world where pain is the name of the game. Ruled by the adorable underground boss Roka, the Game Creation Club is comprised of pretty psychopaths who enjoy snacking, setting things on fire, burying adversaries up to their necks, and tazing the ???? out of anyone who stands in their way. As Roka vies for ultimate control of the school club scene, Kazama scrambles to maintain his sanity and survive the whacked out games these girls play.

Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

Hayate Ayasaki’s life has never been easy, though after being sold to Yakuza who want to harvest your organs to pay off your parents’ debts it’s hard to imagine things sinking much lower. But since becoming employed as the butler/bodyguard for teenage heiress Nagi Sanzenin, Haytate’s misery has been primarily focused around Nagi’s insecurity, laziness and the frequent attempts by various parties to kidnap her (with the occasional scheme cooked up by her Grandfather on the side). When a new and unexpected relative arrives without warning and issues concerning Nagi’s long dead father rear their ugly head, Hayate finds himself thrust even further into the deep, dark, messy drama of the Sanzenin clan’s affairs.

Kill la Kill Volume 5 DVD | Blu-ray | Blu-ray/DVD Combo Limited Edition
Aniplex of America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $39.98 | $49.98 | $74.98

Ryuko is suffering from the pain of learning about her own origins, and the words of those around her fall on deaf ears. While the remaining members of the resistance set out on a rescue mission to save Satsuki, who is being held by Ragyo in the dungeons beneath Honnouji Academy, Ryuko foolishly charges into the academy by herself. There, she faces Nui in battle only to get captured. While in captivity, Ryuko is convinced by Ragyo that humanity is her true enemy and that she must fight against people like Satsuki, who is protected by “people who make no sense” like the Elite Four.

Nobunaga the Fool Collection 1 DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98 | $69.98 Get it for $40.29

Long ago, in an age when the cosmos was still known as Chaos, the world was split into two planets, forming the West and East Stars. After years of war and strife, the Western Star has finally become united under a single king, the legendary Arthur. But conflict still threatens to consume all until hope arises in a vision: a vision of a champion who could save the futures of both worlds. Setting forth on a dangerous journey, Joan d’Arc must travel from the West world to the East, seeking the man she believes can use the devices of the great Leonardo Da Vinci and become their savior. But will Nobunaga Oda be the kind of man they are expecting? Will history’s greatest heroes find themselves choosing not a liberator, but a destroyer? Or is Nobunaga’s role that of the Fool from a deck of Tarot, the wild card whose purpose is to invoke change, no matter what the cost?

Saiyuki Complete Collection DVD
AEsir Holdings – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $49.98 Get it on Amazon

Once demonkind and man lived together in harmony. But when a band of rogue demonic forces seeks to resurrect a diabolical monster, a dark spiritual energy begins to cover the land. Now, it’s up to a renegade priest, a monkey king, a lecherous water sprite and a sympathetic demon to stop the resurrection and return harmony to a dangerous land.

Samurai Pizza Cats Complete Series DVD
Eastern Star – Dub – MSRP: $49.95 Get it for $30.08

Join Speedy Cerviche, Guido Anchovy, and Polly Esther at Pizza Cats, the most popular place in Little Tokyo. But the pizza take out joint is merely a front for their true job: a crime fighting secret ninja trio. Led by Big Al Dente, the Pizza Cats are tasked with keeping the scheming Seymour “The Big” Cheese and his evil Crow Ninjas, Jerry Atric and Bad Bird, from taking over Little Tokyo from the dimwitted Emperor Fred.

World Conquest Zvezda Plot Complete Set DVD
Aniplex of America – Sub – MSRP: $74.98

What does it take to conquer the world? Every leader of the past has thought of it, but all they have done was to merely dream of its greatness. Nobody has been able to achieve world domination, until one little girl by the name of Kate Hoshimiya came along. Kate How was she was able to carry out such a magnificent stunt? Could this be the Zvezda Plot?

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