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Out This Week: 'The Case of Hana and Alice', 'Detective Pikachu', and More

This week, the only fully animated release in the UK is the newest season of South Park, but animation is also the star of Pokemon Detective Pikachu. A clutch of wild (animated) Pokemon also appeared across the Atlantic. Also released in the US this week is the first of GKIDS home video exclusives, The Case Of Hana and Alice.

Click the links below to order via Amazon (affiliate links used where possible). All information provided is correct at the time of writing to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change.

Titles marked with * are re-releases.

UK DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For September 16, 2019

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (Warner Bros, PG) Part-animated, part live-action Hollywood debut for Pikachu and his fellow Poke-pals.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, 4K, 3D Blu-Ray, Digital

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Paramount, 18) Featuring the return of ManBearPig.

US DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For September 17, 2019

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor: The Complete Series*  (Funimation TV-14) Anime fantasy comedy.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Case Of Hana and Alice, The (GKIDS/Shout Factory)  Anime high-school mystery.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

Classroom of the Elite: The Complete Series* (Funimation)
 High School anime
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Di Gi Charat: Ultimate Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-PG) Anime comedy

Initial D Legend: Theatrical Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-PG) Fast and also furious racing anime features.

Nobunagun: The Complete Series(Funimation, TV-14) Supernatural anime fantasy.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Phoenix: Perfect Collection (Anime Works) TV adaptation of the classic Osamu Tezuka manga.

Pokemon Black and White Movie Collection (Warner Bros) I want to be the very best, like no one ever was.


Popeye The Sailor: The  1940's volume 3 (Warner Bros) Original theatrical shorts.

South Park: Seasons 11-15 (Paramount) Adult animated comedy.

Super Lovers; The Complete Series* (Funimation) Gay romance anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Digital Highlights

Following its recent airing on Cartoon Network, the eagerly anticipated Steven Universe The Movie is now available to buy digitally in the US. Meanwhile, Comedy Central's short-lived and super stylish Moonbeam City is new to buy digitally in the UK via Amazon.