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Out This Week: Lupin III The First, Gundam NT, Boruto and More


It's the second new release round-up of the year and things are already getting a bit livelier. The eagerly awaited Lupin III: The First arrives on Blu-ray and DVD in the US this week courtesy of GKIDS Films and Shout Factory.  The film debuts alongside another crop of anime titles that include the latest volumes of Boruto and Pokemon, as well as the 2019 adaptation of the long-running Samurai manga Blade Of The Immortal, previously only available streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

In the UK meanwhile, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, ID Invaded and season 2 of Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? are all given collectors editions. Also released is Mobile Suit Gundam NT, the movie follow-up to Gundam Unicorn.


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Monkey Punch's iconic gentleman thief Lupin III bounds into the third dimension for the first time, is his first 3D CG adventure, The First. In the hands of writer/director Takashi Yamazakiit's a visual treat that perfectly captures the Lupin style in the new medium. The film itself is a Castle Of Cagliostro style adventure romp that should appeal to both series veterans and newbies alike. Check out our full review for our detailed thoughts. GKIDS and Shout Factory have put together a generous selection of extras, including more than 30 minutes of interviews with the director and Japanese cast and a (socially distance, audio only) reunion of the film's English cast, plus a fascinating animation breakdown. The film is available on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo, DVD and a gorgeous looking limited edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo in limited edition steelbook packaging. The film is also available on digital.



UK Releases For January 11, 2021


Fairy Tail:  The Final Season Part 24 (Manga Entertainment, 15) Features episodes 291-303.
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, DVD


Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd., 15) Spy thriller meets mech anime meets high-school romance.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray


ID: Invaded (Manga Entertainment, 18) Sci-fi anime serial-killer thriller.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, DVD, Blu-Ray Limited Edition 

Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Series 2 (MVM, 15) Anime fantasy.


Mobile Suit Gundam NT Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd., 15) Feature film in the mecha space opera.

 💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray CE


US Releases For January 12, 2021


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BanG Dream! Film Live (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) Feature-length outing for the musical idol anime. 
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Blade Of The Immortal (Sentai Filmworks, TV-17) Samurai action anime.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Boruto Naruto Next Generations Set 8 (Viz, TV-14) The new generation of ninja action continues.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD
Chain Chronicle The Light Of Haeccetias Essentials (Funimation, TV-14) Fantasy action anime.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+ Digital  

Fruit Basket Season 2 Part 1 (Funimation, TV-14) Anime romantic fantasy.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital, Blu-Ray  Limited Collector's Edition

Girls Und Panzer: This Is The Real Anzio Battle (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) OVA outing for the cute girls in tanks anime.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Lupin III: The First (GKIDS+Shout! Factory, PG) Thrilling first CG-animated adventure for the iconic gentleman thief.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD, DVD, Blu-Ray Steelbook 

Meiji Tokyo Renka Essentials (Funimation, TV-14 )  Historical reverse harem anime.
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Legends: The Alola League Begins (Viz, TV-7)  Gotta catch 'em all!
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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