Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 24, 2015

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

Armitage III Complete Saga anime coverArmitage III The Complete Saga – Anime Classics DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98
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Armitage is a brash cybernetic cop who sports a racy wardrobe and an attitude to match. Patrolling an unruly metropolis on Mars, she’s got a grudge against a society where androids are at the mercy of unsympathetic humans. Armitage risks everything to hunt down a vicious android killer and solve the secret to her existence. The sequel, Dual Matrix, finds her in an over-charged battle to save her loved ones from an obsessive doctor and his deadly Armitage replicas.

Bokurano Complete TV Series Collection DVD
Eastern Star – Sub – MSRP: $49.95
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When a strange man in a grotto by the sea offers 15 middle school students the chance to test the game he’s been developing, the kids find little reason not to accept. Who wouldn’t want to pilot a giant robot and face down intruders bent on destroying Earth? Instead of a game, the youths discover that the metal giant is all too real – and so are the enemies. It only gets worse when they realize that the “contract” they signed to play the game was no laughing matter. The robot feeds on the life force of its pilot. Even if they win, they die. But if they lose, the world will cease to exist.

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Box 1 Blu-ray Limited Edition Import
Aniplex of America – Sub – MSRP: $498.98
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Fuyuki City, a city surrounded by sea and mountains, becomes the setting for an ancient ritual. Seven masters are given control of heroic spirits in order to realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant its owner any wish. These heroic spirits or servants represent legendary heroes of various classes: “Saber,” “Lancer,” “Archer,” “Rider,” “Caster,” “Assassin,” and “Berserker.” Each master will enter into a contract with their chosen servant and battle the others to the death until only one pair remain. This is the “Holy Grail War.” The young and capable mage, Rin Tohsaka, prepares for her long-awaited Fifth Holy Grail War to begin. With her servant Archer, Rin enters the Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Tohsaka family after her father’s death. But when Shirou Emiya, a boy from Rin’s school, unwittingly becomes a Master and is fatally wounded in battle, she has no choice but to save him.

Place to Place Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98
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Everyone has a circle of friends they hang out with. But even within a small group there are smaller groups of friends, best friends and boyfriends and girlfriends. Sometimes relationships just develop in a way where you’re not exactly sure what you are to the other person, which is the problem Tsukimi has when it comes to Io. Io’s as tall and easygoing as Tsumiki is short in both temper and stature, but he also seems to be totally clueless about how she’s starting to feel.

Pokemon BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond Set 2 DVD
VIZ Media – Dub – MSRP: $26.95
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Our heroes prepare to enjoy the next chapter of their exciting adventures as Ash decides to return home to the Kanto region, and Iris and Cilan join him for an exciting cruise through the Decolore Islands. As our heroes journey from island to island, they meet new friends, new challenges, and even new Pokemon, as well as the occasional run-in with Team Rocket. And finally, a visit to Pallet Town to see family and friends shows just how enduring Ash’s dreams really are.

School Rumble Season 1 and OVA S.A.V.E. Edition DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98
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Sophomore Tenma has a crush on her classmate Karasuma, while touch guy Harima has a crush on Tenma. Karasuma, however, is clueless about Tenma’s feelings for him. The series revolves around Tenam and Harima’s failed attempts at expressing their feelings to their respective objects of their affections.

School Rumble Season 2 S.A.V.E. Edition DVD
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $29.98
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Tenma is still crushing on Karasuma. Meanwhile, tough guy Harima still hasn’t managed to confess his own long-standing crush. But now everyone thinks the delinquent’s dating little sis’ Yakumo, sending Eri, the resident heiress, into a sulking squalor. And Karasuma is still clueless.

Student Council’s Discretion Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98
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