Lesley Aeschliman

New Anime Releases for the Week of March 31, 2015

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

Chi's Sweet Home Season 1 Complete Collection anime coverChi’s Sweet Home Season 1 Complete Collection DVD
Eastern Star – Sub – MSRP: $44.95
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Lost and lonely, separated from her mother and siblings, a newborn kitten named Chi cries in a park. What she thinks must be the end, however, turns out to be a brand new adventure, as the Yamada family rescues Chi and gives her a new home. Or that’s what would happen, if the Yamada’s landlady let them keep pets. As the Yamadas look for a new owner for Chi, they have to keep her hidden from view. No small task when the mischievous young kitten doesn’t intend to sit still.

Gingitsune Complete Collection DVD | Blu-ray
Sentai Filmworks – Sub – MSRP: $49.98 | $59.98
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In Japan, it is said that if you pray to a deity with sincerity, you will surely feel the divine presence. However, as the successor of the Saeki Inari Shrine, Makoto Saeki can do more than that. She’s been seeing and speaking with spirits, kami and other messengers of the Gods since her mother’s funeral. It can be difficult, especially when her classmates can’t know about her latest “issues” with Gintarou, the irritable fox-like Herald who’s protected the Saeki shrine for hundreds of years. But at least Makoto’s father, who runs the shrine, knows that Gintarou is more than an imaginary friend. Between them, the shrine maid and mystical Herald can usually manage to cooperate long enough to help those who need it. However, when a young man with a similar “gift” to Makoto’s arrives with his own shrine and Herald issues, it’s going to take more than just prayers to sort things out.

Harlock: Space Pirate DVD
Ketchup Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $20.99
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Captain Harlock is the one man standing between the Gaia Coalition and their quest for complete intergalactic rule. Seeking revenge against those who wronged both mankind and himself, the mysterious space pirate roams the universe in his battle-cruiser, the Arcadia, defiantly attacking and pillaging enemy ships. Gaia Fleet leader Ezra sends his younger brother, Logan, to infiltrate the Arcadia and assassinate Harlock. But Logan will soon discover that things are not always what they seem and that legends are born for a reason.

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Set 1 DVD
Aniplex of America – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $79.98
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In order to realize their objectives, the adventurers each embark on a new journey. Aladdin sets his sights on the land of Magnoshutatt to study magic while Alibaba travels to the Leam Empire to challenge the gladiators of the coliseum. Morgiana sets sail towards her homeland of Katarg, and Hakuryu returns to the Kou Empire. Equipped with a charm to mask his powers as a Magi, Aladdin arrives in Magnoshutatt with another goal – to investigate this nation’s relation with the Al-Tharmen – the power behind the “Abnormalities of the World.”

Nisekoi: False Love Volume 3 Blu-ray
Aniplex of America – Sub – MSRP: $64.98
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On their way home from buying Chitoge’s birthday present, Kosaki shares her secret scenic overlook with Raku. In the heat of the moment, Raku asks Kosaki the one question that he’s been meaning to ask. Kosaki answers by nodding yes. After her birthday party Chitoge confesses to Raku that she too owns a key. Raku is shocked that Chitoge mentions a very familiar phrase. Just when things couldn’t get any more complicated, a girl named Marika, who claims to be Raku’s true fiancee, transfers to his school adding one more key to the puzzle.

One Piece: Collection Treasure Chest Box Three DVD (Amazon Exclusive)
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $89.98
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This box set includes the episodes that appeared on the ninth through 12th One Piece Collection DVD sets.

Sankarea: Undying Love Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo
FUNimation Entertainment – Sub and Dub – MSRP: $59.98

Zombie-obsessed Furuya is making a potion to reanimate his dead cat when he meets Rea. She’s about as miserable as a girl can get, thanks to her creepy, domineering father. When the pain becomes too much, she tries to commit suicide with a sip of Furuya’s weird elixir. The potion doesn’t kill her – but it does turn her into a zombie after she falls from a cliff. Now that Rea’s undead and ready to finally live, she hides out with Furuya, who’s always dreamed of having a zombie girlfriend.

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