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Out This Week: Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz and More


This week the UK has just a triple bill of new releases, but one of them is a definite favourite for anime fans of a certain vintage- the movie spin-off of Gundam Wing in the form of Endless Waltz. As always, things are a touch more lively across the pond, with the US getting some DC Comics action and CG family features alongside the usual crop of anime. The most notable release of the week is the new Steelbook editions of Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle. Elsewhere,  horror-themed family film Zombillenium finally gets a release in the States.

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Titles marked with * are re-releases.CE= Collector's Edition



UK DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For May 11, 2020






Gundam Wing- Endless Waltz (Anime Ltd, PG) Spin-off movie of the iconic mecha anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray CE





Toradora! (MVM, 12) High school romance anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray CE



Welcome To The Ballroom Part 2 (Anime Ltd, 12)Strictly Come Dancing anime style.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray CE




US DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For May 12, 2020








CodeBreaker: The Complete Series* (Funimation) Sci-fi anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital


Devil May Cry: The Complete Series* (Funimation) Demon hunting with Dante.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+ Digital



Howl's Moving Castle* (GKIDS/Shout Factory, PG) Hayao Miyazaki's fantasy adventure.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD Steelbook





Maid-Sama!  (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) Romantic comedy anime set in a maid cafe.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray






Ponyo* (GKIDS/Shout Factory, G) Hayao Miyazaki's fishy fable.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD Steelbook



The Queen's Corgi (Freestyle) Family CG adventure featuring one of her majesty's furry friends.
FORMATS: DVD, Digital


 

Wonder Woman: 2-Film Collection (Warner Bros, PG-13) DC's 2 animated Wonder Woman movies in one set.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray



Vampire Hunter D (Sentai Filmworks, R) Vampire anime.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray Steelbook


Digital Highlights

After seeming disappearing after having a few festival screenings a few years back, French comic book adaptation Zombillenium finally arrives in the US digitally to rent and buy. Set in the titular themepark, a hapless government employee discovers that the monsters, vampires and zombies who work in the park are not people wearing costumes- they're the real deal! Read our review here.



This Week's Deals

This week you can snag a preview of the new Blu-Ray Release of Tokyo Godfathers for a new low price of $17.99 and the first two seasons of Castlevania are going for $11.99 for season one and $18.99 for season two.

Meanwhile in the UK, you can pick up the Oscar nominated Mirai for $6.99Tokyo Godfathers (subbed only) for £5.99 and Miss Hokusai for £5.99. In western animation, DreamWorks and Pearl Animation's Abominable is down to £10 and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is just £4.99.

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