Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of February 17, 2015

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This week sees new anime releases from FUNimation Entertainment, Maiden Japan, New Video, and Sentai Filmworks.

A Certain Magical Index the Movie anime coverA Certain Magical Index the Movie: The Miracle of Endymion Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub & Dub – MSRP: $34.98
Buy it! A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Academy City is a futuristic metropolis populated with super-powered students. As the brightest intellectual minds in the city work to complete the world’s first space elevator, perpetually unlucky Kamijo and nun-in-training Index befriend a street musician named Arisa. When Arisa gets her big break, her miraculous voice attracts unwanted attention and becomes a target for magicians and scholars alike.

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

Hozuki is Deputy Chief to Enma, the King of Hell. Enma spends his time sitting in judgment of the recently deceased, so it’s up to Hozuki to keep the dark half of the afterlife running smoothly. Hozuki’s not the typical bureaucratic hothead you’d expect. He’s fiendishly clever and determined enough to dedicate multiple lifetimes to a task, and he’ll get the job done, even if it means breaking a few unbreakable rules and running circles around Hell’s normal operating procedures.

Patlabor: The New Files Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Maiden Japan – Sub (all episodes) & Dub (first four episodes) – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98

This OVA is based on the Patlabor anime franchise. Four episodes of the OVA are set in the Griffin arc of the television series and serve as the finale. The remaining episodes are mainly side stories that take place during or after the television series.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya DVD | Blu-ray/DVD Combo
New Video – Sub & Dub – MSRP: $29.98 | $34.98
Buy it! The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Blu-ray + DVD)

While working in the fields, a bamboo cutter named Okina comes across a glowing bamboo shoot. When he cuts it open, he discovers a tiny girl named Kaguya inside. He takes the girl home, where he and his wife raise her. Kaguya grows into a beautiful woman, and when Okina finds gold near the glowing bamboo shoot, he is convinced Kaguya is of royal lineage. When the secrets of Kaguya’s past are revealed, her life, and the lives of her adoptive parents, will change forever.

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