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Out This Week: 'The Breadwinner', 'Bubblegum Crisis', 'Paprika; and More

After a few quiet weeks, the animation home entertainment releases are strating to pick up again. So there's lots to choose from for readers on both sides of the pond. In the UK Nora Twomey's masterpiece, The Breadwinner arrives, alongside an excellent selection of anime and re-issues of several DreamWorks Animation boxsets. The US meanwhile receives another crop of anime releases from the busy folks at Discotek including DVD releases of Devilman and Angel Cop- previously released on Blu-Ray last month.  Cyberpunk classic Bubblegum Crisis is also released on Blu-Ray from AnimEigo- available for the first time to non Kickstarter backers.



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Titles marked with * are re-releases.



UK DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For September 24 2018


Angelic Layer- Collector's edition (Anime Limited, PG) CLAMP created anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Asterisk War Part One (MVM, 12) Sci-fi anime action.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Breadwinner, The (Studio Canal, 12) Nora Twomey's Oscar-nominated drama. Read our Review here.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

Cowboy Bebop The Movie (Manga Entertainment, 12) Movie outing for the classic TV series. Read our review here
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Digimon Tamers Season 3 (Manga Entertainment, PG ) Digimon are the champions.
FORMATS: DVD

Dragons: Defenders Of Berk Part One (DreamWorks, PG) TV Spin-Off.
FORMATS: DVD


Dragons: Riders Of Berk Part One (DreamWorks, U) TV Spin-Off.
FORMATS: DVD

Dragons: Riders Of Berk Part Two (DreamWorks, PG) TV Spin-Off.
FORMATS: DVD

DreamWorks: Spooky Story Collections (DreamWorks, PG)  Halloween specials.
FORMATS: DVD

How To Train Your Dragon Movie Collection (DreamWorks, PG) The original two beloved films.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works  Part One (MVM, 15) Action anime saga.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray 

Kiznaiver Collector's Blu-Ray (Anime Limited, 15) Anime series from Studio Trigger and Maquia's Mari Okada
FORMATS: Blu-Ray 


Kung Fu Panda 3 Film Collection (DreamWorks, PG) Complete Trilogy collection.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Kung Fu Panda: Good Croc, Bad Croc (DreamWorks, U) Collection of episodes of the TV spin-off.
FORMATS: DVD


Kung Fu Panda: Scorpion Sting (DreamWorks, U) Collection of episodes of the TV spin-off.
FORMATS: DVD

Madagascar: The Complete Collection (DreamWorks, PG) Complete Trilogy collection.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Madagascar & Penguins of Madagascar: The 4-Movie Collection (DreamWorks, PG) Complete Trilogy collection, plus The Penguins Of Madagscar spin-off movie.
FORMATS: DVD

Madly Madagascar  (DreamWorks, PG) Valentines themed short.
FORMATS: DVD

Paprika (Manga Entertainment, 15) The final film from Satoshi Kon. Our Review
FORMATS: Blu-ray, DVD

Scared Shrekless: Spooky Story Collections (DreamWorks, U) Halloween specials.
FORMATS: DVD

Shrek 4 Movie Collection (DreamWorks, U) The smash-hit original movie series.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Sound Euphonium- Collector's Edition (Anime Limited, PG) Kyoto Animation's acclaimed slice-of-life anime.
FORMATS: Blu-ray, DVD

Steamboy (Manga Entertainment, PG) Katsuhiro Otomo's visually stunning return.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

When They Cry- Series One Collection (MVM, 15) Anime melodrama.
FORMATS: DVD



US DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For September 25 2018

Angel Cop (Discotek Media). Ultra-violent 90's anime OAV series.
FORMATS: DVD


Brave Witches; The Complete Series* (Funimation,) Warring witches fight in this fantasy anime series.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Combo

Bubblegum Crisis: High Definition Disctopia (AnimEigo) The classic 80's Cyber-punk anime gets a HD release.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Depatie / Freleng Collection 2, The (Kino Lorber) Box-set collection of Friz Freleng theatrical shorts, including Crazylegs Crane and Hoot Kloot.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

Devilman: The Complete OAV Series (Discotek Media) The 1987-1990 video series based on Go Nagai's manga classic- complete with the infamous 90s Manga Video dub.
FORMATS: DVD


Gintama- Season Three Part One (Funimation, TV-14) Shonen anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray + DVD Combo

High School DxD Born: Season Three* (Funimation) Fan-service heavy action anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray + Digital Combo

Marmalade Boy:  The Complete Series (Discotek Media) 90's romantic anime.
FORMATS:  SD Blu-Ray 

Princess Principal Complete Series (Sentai Filmworks) Spy drama and sci-fi mix set in an alternate history Early 1900s Britain.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Premium Blu-ray

Reborn! Volume One (Discotek Media) Anime featuring a fearsome assassin- who happens to be a baby.
FORMATS:  SD Blu-Ray ✪ 

Scum's Wish Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) Twisted romance.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Shimoneta  A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist*(Funimation, TV-MA) Raunchy anime comedy.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Stellvia The Complete Series (Disckotek Media) Sci-fi anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Tetsujin 28: The Complete 2004 Series (Discotek Media) Adaptation of the classic giant-robot manga.
FORMATS: SD Blu-Ray ✪ 

Tokyo Ghoul: The Second Season (Funimation) Horror anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray + Digital Combo

Worldend:  What Are You Doing at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?   (Funimation) Yes, that's the real title.
FORMATS: Blu Ray + DVD Combo 

SD Blu-Ray Titles are presented on Blu-Ray Format in Standard Definition. There may be compatibility issues with some Blu-Ray players.


Digital Highlights


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sony Pictures, PG) Dracula goes on a cruise, as the third film in animation legend's Genddy Tatakovsky popular trilogy is available to buy digitally in the US (via iTunes, Amazon, PlayStation Store and more) from September 25.




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