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Out This Month: Raya And The Last Dragon, Infinity Train, Paranoia Agent and More

 

And we're back! After a brief hiatus for personal reason (sorry about that), we're back to catch up by listing the remaining releases in May. And there are some biggies, including Disney's latest Raya And The Dragon, Animated/live-action update Tom and Jerry, and for a slice of your childhood the complete collection of original Nicktoon Rugrats. Plus your usual assortment of anime, this time including Satoshi Kon's one and only TV series Paranoia Agent, shonen action with Dragon Ball Z, Boruto and InuYasha and romantic fantasy with Fruits Basket.

 


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UK Releases For May 17, 2021

 


 

Raya And The Last Dragon (Disney, PG) FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR:" Walt Disney Animation Studios' Raya And The Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when evil threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned — and it's up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last drgaon to restore the fractured land and unite its divided people."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, 4K, Digital
 

Revue Starlight (MVM, PG) "In theatre, the competition for the lead roles can be cut throat …and at this school they're using real weapons!!  As the 99th graduating class of the Seisho Music Academy prepares for their annual review, “Starlight”, aspiring actress Karen Aijo is happy just to have the chance to be in the cast. But when Karenสผs childhood friend Hikari mysteriously arrives after years abroad, Karen quickly learns that there is more going on at Seisho than the normal drama classes. Following Hikari late one night, Karen discovers an elevator that takes her deep below the Earth, where the secret auditions for the leads in Starlight is underway… a competition that is fought with real weapons as well as song and dance! Goaded by the giraffe in charge of the trials, Karen throws caution to the wind and takes the stage herself… but will she be ready to survive the ultimate contest of drama and skills."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS; Blu-Ray
 
 
 

US Releases For May 18, 2021

 

 

Inuyasha Set 3 (Viz Media) FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR: "Half-demon Inuyasha, modern-day schoolgirl Kagome and their companions face their deepest fears and worst nightmares as their quest to find the Shikon Jewel shards continues. The deadly Band of Seven, a group of mercenaries executed for their crimes, have returned from the dead to wreak havoc, and Inuyasha is determined to stop them. But the battle leads them all to the sacred and mysterious Mount Hakurei, where a barrier not only renders demons, including Inuyasha, powerless, but also hides a terrible secret about their worst enemy - Naraku!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray
 

Karakuri Circus Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) " When Narumi Kato, a martial artist afflicted with the bizarre condition known as Zonapha syndrome, attempts to rescue a young boy from incredibly powerful attackers, he is stunned to discover that his opponents aren't even human! Pulled into a conflict pitting users of puppets and the self-aware Automatons against each other, Narumi finds himself rescued by an unusual young woman named Shirogane, who has her own puppet, Arlequin, and together they must form an alliance to protect the boy, Masaru, who has recently inherited an incredible fortune. But who is trying to kill Masaru and what is the origin of these incredible animated creations? How is it tied in with Narumi's own affliction? The truth surrounding a 200 year old shadow war unfolds as Narumi, Shirogane, and Masaru battle to survive! 
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray  
 

 
 
 


The Loud House Season 3 Part 1 (Nickelodeon) Life’s a trip when the Louds depart on a family vacation! But while road tripping to their destination, everything that can go wrong — does. Plus, a family fridge war breaks out, Lori and Lincoln go to the big city to visit Ronnie Anne, and Mom and Dad build a secret bathroom! Join in on all the laughs with The Loud House!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: DVD


 
 
 
 
 

 
Nekopara (Funimation, TV-14)" Six cute catgirls (or "Nekos") work together at a confection shop run by Kashou Minaduki. From baking to running errands, they love to help their human owners out. But a chance encounter with a tiny kitten is about to change everything…)"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS; Blu-Ray 

The Prince's Voyage (Shout Factory) "An old prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Wounded and lost, he is found by young Tom and taken in by his parents, two researchers forced into exile ... The prince, guided by Tom, discovers with enthusiasm and fascination a society that is however frozen and sclerotic."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray


 
 

Raya And The Last Dragon ( Disney, PG)  " Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Raya and the Last Dragon" travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it's up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she'll learn that it'll take more than a dragon to save the worldรข€”it's going to take trust and teamwork as well. "Raya and the Last Dragon" features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, a warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade, and Awkwafina as the magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon named Sisu. Characters also include a street-savvy 10-year-old entrepreneur named Boun, the formidable giant Tong and a thieving toddler Noi with her band of Ongis."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, 4K, Digital
 

 
 
 

Rugrats: The Complete Series ( Nickelodeon) " This must be your ducky day! The whole world is a big adventure waitin’ to be ‘splored with all 9 seasons of Rugrats, the classic Nickelodeon TV show, in a 26-disc complete series collection! Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil & Lil and Susie find themselves in a slew of adventures — both real and imaginary. Baldly go where no baby’s every gone before as the Rugrats turn the ordinary into the extraordinary every day!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: DVD 
 

 
 
 

Sakura Wars: The Animation (Funimation, TV-14) " Ten years after the demon war, the new Imperial Combat Revue’s Flower Division is assigned a new captain, Seijuro Kamiyama. Now, Sakura and the rest of the troupe must adjust to the change, face a demon invasion, and prepare for an upcoming tournament. They’ll have to juggle all this while keeping up with their training and continuing to put on shows at their home, the Imperial Theater."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital


 
 

Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount ) " Series creator Mike McMahan, writer and executive producer of “Rick and Morty”, takes you where no Star Trek series has gone before – to the lower decks! Join rule-breaker Beckett Mariner, aspiring captain Brad Boimler, rookie D’Vana Tendi and part-Cyborg Sam Rutherford as they attempt to navigate the most mysterious corners of our universe with very little experience – and even less authority. Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 features nearly 2 hours of exclusive special features and includes guest appearances by Paul Scheer (“The League”), Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) and more!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-ray, DVD. Blu-Ray Steelbook  
 

 
 
 
 

UK Releases For May 24, 2021

 
 
 


 

Dragon Ball Z Season 7 (Funimation, 12) "The Tournament Has Begun! The Great Saiyaman Saga. Attending Orange Star high school, Gohan seems like a normal student, meeting girls, and playing baseball, except for one important difference: his the Great Saiyaman. Not wanting to bring attention to his friends and family, he disguises himself in a super suit, with a touch of a button on his watch he turns into the super hero everyone knows. Videl reluctint to find this hero to find out who it is, she unmasks him, to find out it's gohan. She threatens the young hero if he doesn't enter the world martial arts tournament, she'll reveal the identity of the great Saiyaman. Gohan enters the tournament to find out that he'll be up against some of the Z fighters, including: Goku who got a leave to return to earth for the tournament, krillin, along with his wife Android 18, Vegeta, Piccolo, Goten, and the last World Champion Hercule."  

๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook

 



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Paranoia Agent (MVM, 18) "From Satoshi Kon, director of Paprika, Perfect Blue, and Millennium Actress. Truth is stranger than fiction. The line between belief and reality is challenged in this dark and mysterious psychological thriller where citizens across Musashino City are being assaulted and terrorized. Now, two detectives must figure out the truth about Lil’ Slugger."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray
 


 

US Releases For May 25, 2021

 

Ace Attorney The Complete First Season [Essentails] (Funimation, TV-14) " New defense lawyer Phoenix Wright is learning what it means to be a true defender of justice. But when his mentor is murdered, he’s put to the real test. Up against genius prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, Phoenix must trust in the evidence to reveal the truth!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital
 



Ahiru no Sora (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Sora Kurumatani is short and as scrawny as a stick figure, but he loves basketball with a burning passion. Unfortunately, on his first day at Kuzuryu High, he learns that the school's supposed basketball team is nothing of the sort.  Instead of a haven for aspiring athletes, the gym has become the home turf for a gang of thugs, delinquents and perverts whose only skill at dribbling involves drooling on the floor while peeking into the girls' locker room. But since Kurumatani has to play to fulfill a promise made to his ailing mother, he'll have to take these sour lemons and squeeze-play out a winning basketball team somehow. Impossible? Perhaps. But with the help of a counselor and members of the girls' club, he'll do his best to get them all on the rebound!"

๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray
 

Arion Collector's Edition (Sentai Filmworks) "In Thrace, Arion is taken from his mother Demeter by the god Hades. In the Underworld, Arion is trained to be a warrior. His training is driven by revenge: Arion was told that his mother`s blindness was caused by Zeus and Zeus` death will remove the curse. Finally, Arion and Geedo (a huge ape-like creature who had become Arion`s friend and companion) left the Underworld to find Zeus. Seneca, a small thief, makes off with Arion`s sword and this leads Arion to his first encounter with the forces of Zeus, commanded by his daughter Athena. Arion is captured but is later set free by Lesfeena, Athena`s mute serving girl. As Arion rejoins Geedo and Seneca (and worries about Lesfeena), the forces of Zeus and Poseidon face each other in battle. In the background sits the scheming Hades, and the calm Apollon who seems to have plans of his own."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray
 

BAKI Season One (Sentai Filmworks) " In the deadly underground world of no-holds-barred fighting, one name reigns supreme: Yujiro Hanma, aka "The Ogre," a legendary martial artist whose incredible strength, skill, and savage ferocity are so terrifying that even great nations fear him. Still, no man can stand at any pinnacle forever, and the Ogre's son, Baki, has trained his entire young life in order to achieve his dream of rising to the top. Unfortunately, the young fighter's escalating string of victories make him a target for the most ruthless of rivals, and an underground martial arts promoter warns him that five ultra-violent convicts are en route to Tokyo to eliminate Baki once and for all! Now, with the lives of his friends and classmates at stake, the young fighter must face his greatest challenges yet, both inside and outside of the ring!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray 





Boruto: Nauto Next Genrations Set 9 (Viz, TV-14) "Kakashi and Might Guy take a trip to the hot springs! Accompanied by Asuma's daughter Mirai, the party's cut short when they find the spring covered by a giant boulder. Then it's time to duke it out in the hottest card game around, Extreme Ninja Cards! Featuring famous shinobi from history, Boruto realizes there are some glaring omissions in the game - ones worth fighting over! Then Konohamaru rescues a mysterious woman who comes from a village with a dark secret. All this in Boruto's 9th volume of adventures!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD
 
 

Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl (Disctotek Media) " On a warm, cloudy afternoon, Tomari bursts in on two girls from her class, Hazumu and Yasuna, sharing a tender first kiss. Her heart breaks... from jealousy. Hazumu was born a boy, but he certainly doesn't act like it. He's sensitive, delicate, and loves gardening. Lucky for him, he grew up with the tomboy Tomari, who was always there to protect him. Despite her own feelings, she pushes Hazumu to confess his love to the elegant Yasuna. After Yasuna rejects him, he retreats to the mountains in despair. This begins a strange series of events that changes him into a her, and earns her the love of both Yasuna and Tomari."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray
 
 

Magical Girl Ore (Discotek Media)  " In this over-the-top parody of the entire "Magical Girl" genre, Saki must protect her crush, Mohiro, from being kidnapped by demons with the help of her best friend Sakuyo."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS; Blu-Ray
 
 

Medabots Complete Season 3 (Discotek Media) " Ikki Tenryou and Metabee are the best Robattling duo in town, but how do they stack up against the perfect fighting machines? No referees are butting in this time! Rogue Medafighters like Ginkai don't play by the rules when they have Kilobots - all the power with none of that pesky personality in the way! Metabee's gonna need more than the Medaforce to take on this challenge; new friends, new rivals, even new parts. It's a new Medabot adventure!"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS;  SD Blu-Ray
 

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New Game! Complete Series [Essentails] (Funimation, TV-14) "Aoba Suzukaze just landed her dream job at a video game company, but the office culture is challenging for this total noob. From her first day, to eventually following her manager’s footsteps and training recruits, she’s got a lot of skills to level up."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+SD
 
 

Plunderer Part One (Funimation, TV-14) " In the world of Alcia, everyone is marked with a count. High counts mean elevated status, but those with a count of zero suffer a fate worse than death. As Hina journeys to uncover the mystery behind the rule of numbers, she meets Licht Bach, a foolish philanderer with a count of -999."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital

 

 
 


Infinity Train Book Two (Warner Bros, TV-PG) "New passengers. New mysteries. New Infinity Train! What’s in the next train car? Will Tulip find a way off this mysterious train and return home?"
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: DVD
 

 
 

 

 

Tom & Jerry; The Movie (Warner Bros, PG) "One of the most beloved rivalries in history is re‐ignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. An eye‐popping blend of classic animation and live action, Tom and Jerry’s new big‐screen adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable...work together to save the day."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD
 

 
 
 

Snoopy: 4 Movie Collection (Paramount, G) "The SNOOPY 4-MOVIE COLLECTION includes the debut classic A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the on-screen debut of Woodstock in Snoopy Come Home, the outdoor adventure Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown, and the globe-trotting antics of Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!)."
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-ray
 

 
 


UK Releases For May 31, 2021

 

Fruits Basket Season Two Part Two (Funimation, 15) "After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high schooler Tooru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out... into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Souma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tooru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Soumas have a secret of their own when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac! "
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray LE
 
 
 


Kandagawa Jet Girls: Complete Collection (MVM, 18)
"it's wild and it's wet! Rin Namiki's greatest ambition is to follow in her late mother's footsteps and compete in Kandagawa Jet Racing, where teams of girls on jet skis race while firing high-powered water guns to slow their competitors' jets (and blow off their clothing!). But since there's no jet racing in Rin's remote fishing village, that means moving, all by herself, to a girls' school in faraway Tokyo! Meanwhile, Misa Aoi dreamed of becoming a great player, but those ambitions floundered until Rin transferred to her school, displaying astonishing skill for a newcomer. Is it fate? Now they "only" have to resurrect their school's Jet Riding Club, endure brutal training, and face some seriously skilled rivals... but even the toughest tasks are easier when you're doing something you love with someone who's quickly becoming far more than just a friend." ๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: Blu-Ray  

 



 


Scooby-Doo! And Guess Who? Complete Season One (Warner Bros, PG) " The Mystery Inc. gang welcomes new members in the all-new series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?. From Warner Bros. Animation, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? follows the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo team ups and takes the idea to hilarious new heights. Faced with some of their toughest mysteries yet, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will join forces with some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture including NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artist Sia, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Mark Hamill, Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White reprising his iconic role) Batman, Sherlock Holmes, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many more! Jump into the Mystery Mobile for all-new comedic mystery-solving adventures where the biggest mystery will be who's teaming up with those "meddling kids" this week
๐Ÿ’ฟ  FORMATS: DVD