See what’s coming out in November for home video release!
Complete Series– Blu-ray
First time to release on Blu-ray since DVD release in 2006 From the studio behind Samurai Champloo, Michiko & Hatchin, Deadman Wonderland, and GANGSTA. – Manglobe.
Something is wrong in the perfect domed city of Romdo. Between the sudden rash of murders and a virus affecting all AutoReivs—cyborg companions and workers who assist the people of Romdo—all is not right in their dome home. Detective Re-l Meyer begins to investigate, seeking answers to the weird occurrences that are happening more and more around her. But when she begins to uncover the truth, her world is turned upside down.
First, the strange immigrant Vincent Law goes missing and then a monster appears before her, shaking her to her core. But this monster is something more, something dangerous and sinister. With each question and mystery, she is led back to the creature. But what is it really? What purpose does it serve? A sign of the end or a sign of a new beginning? Whatever it is, it repeatedly brings her back to Vincent and soon, alongside his journey back to another dome world called, Mosk. As they make their way across scarred and deserted Earth, Re-l and Vincent will learn more about the monster and the “awakening”—which could be more of an ending than a beginning.
Psychic School Wars
From the director behind Gunslinger Girl comes a visually striking movie about saving the world and young love.
The future of the world is in trouble. But can it be affected by something as simple as cellphones? Perhaps the world would be a better place if you could communicate without actually speaking—if you just knew what others were thinking. But no one has psychic talents…or do they?
When transfer student Ryoichi Kyogoku appears things take a turn for the weird. Students start missing school and the student council bans the use and possession of cellphones on school property. Behind the scenes, Kyogoku begins changing students—awakening their psychic abilities with the hope that maybe he can prevent the future disaster on Earth. But if he can’t, he’ll have to take everyone he awakened back to his future. Kenji Seki, an absent-minded and clumsy boy, and his friends get caught in the middle of Kyogoku’s plans. They can either stop him, or join him—but only if they have the power.
Rurouni Kenshin Part 1: Origins
Based on one of the most beloved classic manga of all time, the Japanese swordplay of Rurouni Kenshin comes to life in this first of three stellar live-action adaptations! Action direction by Tanigaki Kenji (Blade II, Kill Zone, Legend of the Fist), who regularly works on stunts and choreography with action legend Donnie Yen (star of Ip Man).
Fans of the samurai genre will be awestruck by this riveting film adaption of the classic franchise!
In the wake of a brutal civil war, the legendary and feared killer Kenshin Himura throws down his sword and vows to turn his back on bloodshed. Choosing instead to live his life as a peaceful wanderer, Kenshin soon finds that the world around him is rapidly changing—and not for the better. A sadistic drug lord, Kanryu, oppresses the people, poisoning them with opium and stealing what little they have left. When this greed-driven monster threatens the beautiful kendo instructor Kaoru, Kenshin can no longer stand idly by. Together with his street fighter comrade Sanosuke, Kenshin sets his sights on a showdown with Kanryu and his deadly henchmen. In a staggering action sequence for the ages, longtime fans will find out if Kenshin can survive his promise to face his own blade—before spilling the blood of his enemies!
Snow White with the Red Hair
From Studio Bones that brought you Noragami, Ouran High School Host Club, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Tanbarun, there lived an independent young woman with beautiful red hair. A skilled herbalist by trade, Shirayuki used her knowledge of plants and medicine to heal the people of her city. But when her apple-red hair drew the unwanted attention of the devious Prince Raj, she was left with two options—become his unwilling concubine, or leave her home forever. In the dead of night, she cut her hair and escaped to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines where she was found by a kind young man named Zen. The mysterious stranger turned out to be none other than the dashing prince of her newfound kingdom. And with his protection, Shirayuki was finally free to chase her dreams.
Now, she’s set her sights on becoming a royal court herbalist—and it will take a lot more than poisoned apples, scheming lords, and challenging exams to stand in her way.
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Season One Part Two – BD/DVD Combo
From the original creator of Fullmetal Alchemist – Hiromu Arakawa.
From the director of Yu Yu Hakusho
Part Two Synopsis:
An incomparable anime epic from the original creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa, The Heroic Legend of Arslan brings political intrigue, thrilling action, and a colorful cast of characters together for a grand adventure filled with treachery and triumph.
As Arslan gathers forces to fight for his cause, his progress is suddenly halted by the warring Princes of the neighboring country, Sindhura. Both brothers believe they have equal claim to the throne, but only one can succeed their father. Sensing the opportunity to form a powerful alliance, Arslan’s trusted advisor, Narsus forms a plan to end the feud once and for all. But their detour in Sindhura gives Lord Silver Mask and his followers time to strengthen their own influence back in Pars. The mystery surrounding Arslan’s true parentage has loyal Parsians questioning his right to rule. Shocked by the revelation that he may be fighting for a throne that isn’t his, Arslan has to wonder: Is blood truly what makes a king? Or is the love he has for Pars and its people enough to see him through?
Hetalia: The World Twinkle (Season 6)
Season 6 – DVD Only
The hit international hijinks return in season 6 of Hetalia!
Catch up with the nations in this latest season where we have more silly shenanigans. Germany and Italy are going on and on about…canned food? Ugh, are you sure that’s safe to eat?! In between the fun, we have something super special! Watch little America in a totally adorable flashback that is going to make your heart swell. Sh-Shut up, I’m not crying, you’re crying!
And don’t forget to check in on the Nordic nations and see what’s going on with all those blondes. Wait—Estonia, what are you doing there? And there’s even more adventure to be had when we go on a hunt for more micronations. Yay! Who will join Sealand in his journey to bring attention to the micros?
But make sure you don’t miss out on the four extra special OVAs, including a Halloween special. Oh my gosh, everyone looks so cute in their costumes! Look at America dressed as—and oh, look at you, England! Squee!!
Hetalia is back and bringing the full twinkle!
Omamori Himari (SUB Only)
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Based on the New York Times Bestselling manga
Yuuto Amakawa’s life goes from ordinary to pawsitively arousing when beautiful demons start showing up! So what’s the problem with cat demon Himari Noihara hanging around and on him all the while calling him master? Just the small fact that Yuuto is completely allergic to her! Unfortunately, he’ll have to suffer in silence, as Himari is dead set on sticking by his side in order to protect him from the Ayakashi— demons hell-bent on seeking revenge against demon slayers. And it’s just Yuuto’s luck that he is the only remaining descendent of the Amakawa family—one of twelve demon slayer families who fought and killed Ayakashi for hundreds of years. Yuuto would prefer to keep the peace, but he may not have a choice to stay out of this long-running war.
Between the cat girl, sensual water deities, and boisterous demons galore, Yuuto will have to do all he can to stay abreast of everything happening around him. More importantly, he’ll have to find the power that dwells deep inside him. That is, if he can survive the jealous beauties that are vying for his attention!
One Piece (Episodes 493-504)
Uncut, unedited, and featuring behind-the-scenes cast interviews
A glimpse of the past, how Luffy and Ace met!
The battle at Marineford has come to a close, but the story of Luffy and Ace’s past has yet to be told! As a boy of only seven, Luffy is reluctantly taken in by the Dadan family of mountain bandits at his grandfather’s request. After many failed attempts, he finally befriends Dadan’s other charge, the moody and reckless Ace. Together with their friend Sabo, the boys loot the junkyard known as the Gray Terminal and battle mighty beasts of the forest. Dreaming of becoming pirates, the three form inseparable bonds of brotherhood. But the impending arrival of a Celestial Dragon throws the kingdom into a frenzy as they try to hide the garbage that has shamed their noble city. Playtime is over when Sabo’s family takes their son away and a sinister plan to destroy the Gray Terminal unfolds.
From Madhouse, the studio behind Death Note and Death Parade Limited Edition includes a special textured collector’s chipboard box and a set of eleven premium art cards
From MADHOUSE Inc., the studio behind Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life, comes the ultimate “trapped in a game” anime. On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character’s devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to do…Momonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world.
All the hours he’s spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder—who exactly is trapped with who?
Sky Wizards Academy
From the studio behind Unlimited Fafnir and World Break One of just three titles featured for Funimation’s DubbleTalk weekly talk show in summer 2015
Catch the newest magical academy series from the studio behind World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman!
Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age has fallen in favor with the people of Misutogan after a harrowed battle against the Devil Beetles. Deemed a traitor, he has earned the scorn of his peers and classmates. Kanata is happy enough to fade into the background, until one day he is asked to become the teacher of Fireteam E601—aka the “F’ed up Fireteam.”
Rico Flamel, Lecty Eisenach, and Misora Whitale make up E601 and have yet to see a single victory. But it’s hard to work together when your team is made up of a self- proclaimed goddess, a coward, and an incapable leader. Not to mention when they mistake him for a pervert. But, Kanata must take these three failures and turn them into winners. Will they trust the man known as a traitor? Or is there more to his story that he just forgot to mention?
Sword of the Stranger
Anime Movie– BD/DVD Combo
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From the studio behind Fullmetal Alchemist, Blood Blockade Battlefront, My Hero Academia, Darker than Black, and more – studio BONES. From the director of Snow White with the Red Hair and Blast of Tempest. From the producer of Fullmetal Alchemist, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Noragami, and Space Dandy.
With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, this classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time.
Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty’s aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase.
When Kotaro’s dog is poisoned, No Name reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru’s life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.
Castle Town Dandelion
Complete Series – BD/DVD Combo
Series composition by Reiko Yoshida, writer for other popular cute-girl anime like K-On! and Girls Und Panzer From the studio that brought you Gonna Be the Twintail! and The Testament of Sister New Devil
The Sakuradas are a perfectly normal family living in a perfectly normal apartment. Except that their father happens to be a king, making them all royalty. And they’re watched by over 200 surveillance cameras and are kind of their own reality show! There’s also the fact that each sibling has their own special power.
Ok…maybe they’re not so normal after all!
The nine Sakurada siblings have a common goal—to become king! But only one can hold the throne, so they must compete to win the hearts and votes of their people. For one year, they’ll campaign their hardest and prove who is most fit to be king. That means making speeches, showing off their special skills, and even becoming…pop idols?! But campaigning is easier for some than others. Especially with powers like transportation, creating clones, or even materializing anything you want! But for middle sister Akane, even the power to control gravity won’t be enough to help her. Between the constant surveillance and embarrassing situations galore, Akane has a long way to go to prove she’s a worthy candidate.
Only one super-powered sibling can take the throne! Who will win the crown?
Based on a Japanese table-top RPG From the producer of Fate/Zero
The island of Nil Kamui is caught between the war of Kouran and D’natia, two powerful warring countries. When Kouran makes moves to claim the island, there is nothing the people of Nil Kamui can do to stop them. The guardian dragon of the country, Red Dragon, has gone insane and provides them no help, and even a treaty with D’natia provides them with little aid. The small island loses all its independence and becomes divided.
Amidst the war, royal descendant Ibuki loses his entire family to an attack by Kouran soldiers. Haunted by the tragedy, he denies the throne, thinking that Nil Kamui will be better off without a king. However, when tensions rise and the rebel army of Nil Kamui attacks Kouran soldiers, Ibuki finds himself bound to the Red Dragon as a child of contract. With this contract, he will have the powers of Red Dragon when he calls upon him. But there’s a catch. To use this immense power, he must offer an equivalent exchange—the life of someone precious to him. Can Ibuki handle the weight of sacrificing a life in exchange for power? Or is the only way to obtain peace to destroy the Red Dragon?
Ultimate Otaku Teacher
Season One Part One – BD/DVD Combo
From A-1 Pictures, the studio behind Sword Art Online and Oreimo
From A-1 Pictures, the studio behind Sword Art Online, comes a slice-of-life comedy that’s in a class of its own!
Junichiro Kagami is on his sister’s last nerve. Despite his genius and scientific accomplishments, he’s spent most of his adult life cooped up inside, surrounded by anime and manga, working on trivial things like a blog. But now, it’s time for him to get a real job! His reason for being such a bum? He suffers from ‘YD’: a debilitating illness that means he can only do things he yearns to do. Tired of this lame excuse, his sister gets him a job doing something he’d never expect—teaching!
Teaching is the last thing Kagami yearns to do, at least until he comes across the various problems his students face outside of the classroom. Between their quirky dreams, serious attitude problems, and surprising secrets, Junichiro is definitely in for some far-out lessons.
What he teaches these kids will be beyond the books!
Aquarion Logos – Season Three, Part One
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From the creator of Macross, Escaflowne (Shoji Kawamori) and the studio behind Macross, Fairy Tail, and Arata the Legend Sequel to 2007′s Aquarion, set 12,000 years after the original
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aquarion is back with a brand-new series featuring a whole new cast of wild characters on a one-of-a-kind adventure!
Long ago, the human voice defined the true nature of everything. That is, until “text” came along and opened up the “Logos World,” a futuristic battlefield where monsters loom. These monsters, known as M.J.B.K., are spawned from texts injected with the magical syringe of Master Sougon, the mysterious gatekeeper of all written word. When these texts are injected, their concept on Earth is erased, and an M.J.B.K. is born in the Logos World. Lucky for humanity, there are a group of young-gun heroes known as the Verbalism Club who counter the text monsters with their Aquarion vectors and the art of voice. It’s up to self-proclaimed savior Akira Kaibuki and the rest of the Verbalism Club to protect the world from being erased— as long as their silly antics don’t get in the way.
Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun (SUB Only)
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From the studio behind Haganai and Date A Live
Shungo Ninomiya is a normal highschooler with a normal mercenary sister and a normal mansion for a home. But his normal(ish) life is about to get flipped upside down when the beautiful and strangely magnetic Mayu Tsukimura and her brother, Mikihiro, are sent to live with him. Mayu may seem like your run-of-the-mill teenager, but she’s got a big secret: she’s a succubus with budding powers she doesn’t yet know how to control. And to top it off, she’s terrified of the very thing that gives her life—MEN! Now, it’s up to Shungo to cure her of her androphobia, but it won’t be easy. His sister, Ryoko, has cooked up a full immersion therapy plan, including sleeping in the same bed, bathing together, and role-playing. And his childhood best friend isn’t happy about Shungo and Mayu’s uninterrupted quality time. Can Shungo cure Mayu before she—or he–loses control?
Summer Wars: Hosoda Collection
Anime Movie – Collector’s Edition – BD/DVD Combo + Ultraviolet Digital Download
Part of the Hosoda Collection line of films: Dedicated to the works of Mamoru Hosoda, the Hosoda Collection is a premier line that celebrates Hosoda’s films and considers how each one has affected the trajectory of his award-winning career. Featuring everything from stunning extras to exclusive interviews with the director himself, the Hosoda Collection brings fans of animation and film the rare opportunity to follow a director’s career as it unfolds before them. Collector’s Edition includes a special deluxe clear sleeve and a 52-page companion book
After the sensational success of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, director Mamoru Hosoda was offered the chance to produce an entirely new film based on an original story. Inspired by his own life experience with his family, he created his second award-winning film, Summer Wars. With this film, Hosoda crafted a story that showed the importance of family and understanding those you love.
Worlds collide in a tale where virtual reality meets actual reality. When Kenji Koiso is pulled from Oz—a popular social networking realm—to play “fiancé” to classmate Natsuki, he faces a mess of challenges. Between the boisterous and bickering characters of the Jinnouchi clan and the sudden chaos in Oz, Kenji and his new companions must learn the importance of coming together to face the toughest of odds.
Episodes 1-12 – Limited and Standard Edition BD/DVD Combo
Based on the hit manga licensed by Yen Press. From the studio behind Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma and SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist.
When the prestigious all-girls Hachimitsu Private Academy becomes co-ed, five young men are the first males to attend. But the girls aren’t so accepting of their new classmates. Despite their best attempts, Kiyoshi and his friends are met with cold shoulders from the girls. So what better way to deal with rejection than a little bit of peeping? When they chance a peak at the girls during bath time, their plan falls apart and they are caught by the Underground Student Council. Unwilling to hear any excuses, the USC enforces an absurd punishment—imprisonment! For a month, the boys must live within the school’s very own penal system while enduring long, hard, and grueling tasks.
But the work is the least of their worries.
With the sharp crack of a riding crop and the harsh discipline from a stiletto heel, it’s going to take more than sheer will power to survive the next month—especially when the ladies of the USC have their own secret agenda.
Complete Series – Limited and Standard Edition BD/DVD Combo
From the studio that brought you Death Note, Trigun, and Black Lagoon Based on a successful short film Death Billiards, part of the Anime Mirai project to encourage new and inventive anime directors. Very positive fan-centric reviews 8.46/10 on MyAnimeList and 8.27/10 on Anime News Network.
When two people die at the same time, they’re sent to a place that’s neither heaven nor hell—a lavish bar between worlds where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: if you win you live again, if you die… you’re gone for good.
Decim is the bartender charged with serving the souls who enter Quindecim. He may make a mean cocktail, but his true profession is to play the role of arbiter—a judge who determines whether or not a soul is worthy of reincarnation. To aid in his judgment, the bar’s patrons are forced to play simple games laced with sadistic twists designed to bring their true natures to light. To Decim, judgment has always been black and white—that is—until he meets a mysterious young woman whose fate seems impossible to decide. His indecision shakes the very foundation of the games and raises the biggest question of all: Who is fit to judge the dead?
Heavy Object – Season One, Part One
From the studio behind Prison School and SHIMONETA and from the director of the Slayers franchise and Shakugan no Shana franchise Based on the light novel by the author of A Certain Magical Index.
In the future, the world is divided into hundreds of warring nations that fight with advanced technology known as Objects. With the capacity to annihilate an opposing militia in seconds, these massive weapons have turned battles between men into warfare between machines.
The world is locked in an arms race—that is until two rookie soldiers, Qwenthur Barbotage and Havia Winchell, manage to take down an enemy Object with nothing more than their wits. But their achievement earns no rest. Now the government wants to deploy them around the world on more impossible missions!
Fortunately, they won’t go at it alone. On their side is a first-generation Object piloted by the beautiful Milinda Brantini, and their fiery commanding officer, Frolaytia Capistrano. While Havia avoids discipline from Frolaytia’s heeled boots, Qwenther finds himself rescuing Milinda from a tight spot or two. Together, their team takes on unforeseen enemies—including those among their ranks.
SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
Complete Series – Limited and Standard Edition BD/DVD Combo
From J.C.Staff, the studio behind Excel Saga, Food Wars, and Prison School Series composition by Masahiro Yokotani (Free!, Free! Eternal Summer, Crossfire, Godzilla: Mothra and King)
In a world where dirty jokes don’t exist, where the mere utterance of a ***** word will thrust you into jail, a hero must rise up as a symbol for all things lewd and rude. The mysterious Blue Snow, proudly wearing panties on her face and armed with naughty images and a foul mouth, will bring the art of dirty jokes back! With her erotic terrorist group, SOX, she will press against the stiff authority of the oppressive Decency Squad and step on their hard and overbearing rules.
Tanukichi Okuma is the son of an imprisoned ero-terrorist. Rather than following in his father’s footsteps, he plans to stay on the track of morality and wholesomeness. Just like his dream girl, Anna Nishikinomiya, he attends Japan’s most moral school. But after an encounter with Blue Snow, his virtuous plans are ****** and he finds himself entangled with SOX. Will the pursuit of smut tarnish what hope he has with the pure Anna, or will he *** around, stimulated by the panty wearing deviant and her filthy mouth?
Special Edition-SOX Recruitment Box:
So you’ve decided to stick your hand into the SOX box, eh? Welcome new recruit! Under our leader, Blue Snow, we’re here to bring dirty jokes back into this dried up world! We’re working hard to press up against the oppressive ruling of the Decency Squad but we can’t do it without much needed supplies. Check out everything we stuffed into our box!
- SOX sticker-Share SOX with the masses!
- 1 Tube Sock-You know why.
- Pin-Show off our adorable mascot!
- Pin-Rock out with SOX out!
Now to really get you excited, we’ve got ****, and ****, oh and don’t forget the *****!! Woah there! Be sure you don’t wear yourself out recruit. Sure it’s healthy to ***** and ***** but don’t use all of that stamina. We’ve got a lot of long, hard, work to do. So dig into your box and get ready. And always remember, thrust in SOX!