Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of August 4, 2015

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This week sees new anime releases from Lucky Penny, NIS America, PONYCAN USA, Sentai Filmworks, and Sunrise Inc.

Turn A Gundam Part 2 anime coverMy “Pick of the Week” is Sunrise Inc.’s release of Turn A Gundam Part 2.

Turn A Gundam Part 2 DVD
Sunrise Inc. – Sub – MSRP: $49.99 Get it for $34.99 on Amazon!

Wishing to turn the tide of war, Guin Rhineford leads the Earth Militia into space aboard the Willghem. His hope is that a solution for the conflict might be reached once they arrive at the Moon. However, Queen Dianna’s absence has caused disarray for the government she had left behind and created a power vacuum in the Moonrace leadership. Meanwhile, for the sake of his friends, Loran Cehack continues to assist Guin Rhineford by piloting the Turn A Gundam. But as his knowledge of the machine’s operation grows, so too do his concerns about its terrible past recorded in the Dark History.

The other releases coming out this week are:

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Set 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD
PONYCAN USA – Sub – MSRP: $89.98

Binan is a city somewhere in Japan. The “Earth Defense Club” at Binan High School was a club that did absolutely nothing. When club members Atsushi Kinugawa and En Yufuin were chilling out while soaking in the hot tub at the bathhouse Kurotamayu, a pink beast (Wombat) suddenly appeared out of thin air. “I want to save this planet… can you please lend me your strength?” The two feel the mood has been ruined by Wombat, who talks to them in Japanese about how he wants to save Earth with the power of love. Just then, the son of the bathouse owner Yumoto Hakone shows up, and as soon as he sees Wombat, he chases it. The next day, Kinugawa and Yufuin are caught by Wombat once again at school along with the other club members Io Naruko and Ryu Zaou. Bracelets clasp onto the wrists of these four, along with Yumoto Hakone, who bumped into them after chasing after Wombat, with a command that they must save the Earth. A bright light emanating from the bracelet envelops their entire bodies. The five transform into the “Battle Lovers,” the heirs to the throne of love.

Please Twins! DVD
Lucky Penny – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $39.99

Maiku Kamishiro grew up in an orphanage with no history of his family or of his past. Left with only a childhood picture of himself and another person in front of a house, he believes that the other person in the picture is his long lost twin sister. Upon discovering his old home, two young girls show up on his doorstep one day both claiming to be his long lost sister. Maiku’s life is about to be turned upside down and with two pretty girls living under the same roof as him, how will Maiku be able to keep his mind on school and work while trying to figure out which one of these girls is his sister and which one is the love of his life?

Sakura Trick Complete Collection DVD
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98

Haruka and Yuu have been best friends forever and they’ve always sat next to each other in class since they were just girls in junior high. But on their first day of high school, they’re stunned to learn that the new seating plan has them on opposite sides of the classroom. So, since everyone knows that long distance relationships won’t work unless the parties involved put extra effort into it, they decide they need to do something extra special to permanently seal their friendship. However, deciding to kiss each other awakens a whole new level of feelings, and it doesn’t help that some of their classmates seem to be “involved” in similar circumstances.

Space Brothers Collection 4 DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

In the unforgiving vacuum of space, the difference between life and death can boil down to a single bad decision or a millisecond of delay. And when the nearest help is as far away as another planet, the only one you can trust to save you is yourself. This lesson is driven home in the most brutal fashion possible as a series of accidents strand Mutta’s brother Hibito and another astronaut on the lunar surface. As Hibito fights to keep his injured companion alive, Mutta must join a team of scientists and fellow astronauts as they struggle to find a way to locate and save their friends before their critical oxygen reserves run out.

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura Premium Edition Blu-ray
NIS America – Sub – MSRP: $64.99

15-year-old Haruka Kotoura has the ability to read minds. This gift has caused her to distance herself from others until the day she meets Yoshihisa Manabe, who sits next to her in class. Despite his perverted fantasizing, he encourages her to open up her heart. With the help of the ESP Research Society, Haruka and Yoshihisa discover that life can be full of heartfelt laughter, even when things seem hopeless.

Yuki Yuna is a Hero Set 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo
PONYCAN USA – MSRP: $89.98

One of the heroes receives a message, and something shocking happens to the Hero Club. The Hero Club members bare their souls.

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