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Out This Week: The Legend Of Hei, Cannon Busters, Justice Society: WWII and More

This week's list of animation home releases has something for most types of animation fans. Whether it's super hero action in DC's Justice Society: World War II, China's smash-hit web-animation inspired The Legend Of Hei (US only) the latest anime release in Cannon Busters (UK), Babylon or Infinite Dendrogram (both US) or the 20th Anniversary 4K debut of the original Shrek.

  All Information and Prices Provided are Correct at publication time to the best of our knowledge but are subject to change at any time. Affiliate links used where available.


UK Releases For May 10, 2021

Cannon Busters (Funimation,  15) FROM THE PUBLISHER: "Explore the fantastic land of Gearbolt as we follow a motley crew of travellers on an unforgettable journey to reunite 2 best friends. S.A.M. is a high-end, friendship robot determined to reunite with her best friend Kelby, the missing heir to her Kingdom under siege. Casey Turnbuckle is an outdated, spunky grease-monkey repair robot, looking for an upgrade. Philly the Kid is a wanted, immortal fugitive just looking for a chance to shake them. Along for the ride is the greatest swordsman never known and an oversized Cadillac Eldorado that transforms into a sentient, giant robot. On their own, they're a lost cause. Together, they're the hippest group of travellers in action fantasy."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray LE, DVD

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K Seven Stories Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd, 12) "K: SEVEN STORIES features the untold backstories and life-changing events of the Seven Kings and their clansman. Travel back in time to witness the first encounter between the Red King Mikoto Suoh and Blue King Reisi Munakata. See the friendship of Misaki Yata and Saruhiko Fushimi as they struggle to find their place in the world. Plus, find out about the origins of the Green Clan JUNGLE as well as the real truth behind the disastrous Kagutsu Incident. K: Seven Stories contains movies 1-6 in 12 parts, plus the companion movie The Idol K."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray Collector's Edition 

Justice Society: World War II (Warner Bros, 12) "Running faster than he ever thought possible, THE FLASH breaks through the time-space barrier and finds himself in the middle of World War II! There, he fights alongside WONDER WOMAN who has assembled a team of Golden Age heroes, The Justice Society"
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

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Persona 5: The Animation | Part One Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd, 15) "Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year of high school after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. A strange incident triggers the awakening of his Persona, and alongside his friends, he forms the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to change the hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires. Meanwhile, cases of psychotic breakdowns have been popping up one after another... Living their ordinary high school lives in Tokyo during the day, the group stalks the bustling metropolis of Tokyo as the Phantom Thieves by night. It's time for the curtains to rise on this grand, picaresque story!"
💿   FORMATS: Blu-Ray LE


US Releases For May 11, 2021

7 Seeds Season 2 (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) FROM THE PUBLISHER: "After the Earth was transformed into a world of strange and monstrous creatures and plants, a global seeding program released small teams to retrieve caches of supplies and knowledge. Having been expelled from one such team, Team Summer A, Ango and Ryo roam the seas until they discover Team Summer B stranded on an island. Will things go more smoothly with this new team? Or will greed, deception and the lust for power become a deadlier enemy than the beasts and flora? The hellscape that was Japan is a lethal Eden, and the Seeds have brought their own serpents with them!"
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Babylon Complete Collection, (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "Everything can be connected to something else if you dig hard enough, and when you're investigating a crime, it usually doesn't take too long before you start finding the clues you need, if you know where to look. When Public Prosecutor Zen Seizaki starts investigating a case of apparent fraud by a major pharmaceutical company, however, he quickly finds himself entangled in a nightmarish web of lies, intrigue and murder on a global scale. And even worse, how can he fight a foe without a face, one that's protected by members of the highest echelons of society and government, and seems to be able to convince its own victims to kill themselves? The nightmares of modern science are powered by old-fashioned corruption and greed, and one man may be the only force that can stop them."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Infinite Dendrogram The Complete Series | Limited Edition (Funimation, TV-14) "Infinite Dendrogram is a VRMMO, and Reiji is the game's newest player. With the guidance of his brother and his partner, Nemesis, Reiji is more than ready for adventure. As war looms over this world, he discovers the truth about his NPC allies."
💿  FORMATS:, Blu-Ray+Digital, Blu-Ray LE

Justice Society: World War II (Warner Bros, PG-13) "Running faster than he ever thought possible, THE FLASH breaks through the time-space barrier and finds himself in the middle of World War II! There, he fights alongside WONDER WOMAN who has assembled a team of Golden Age heroes, The Justice Society"
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray,+Digital DVD, 4K, 4K LE, Digital

The Legend Of Hei (GKIDS/Shout Factory, NR) "When cat spirit Luo-Xiao Hei's home is deforested by humans, he must find a new one. He runs into a group of other spirit creatures who take him under their wing with dreams of reconquering the land they say is rightfully theirs. However, they run into a human known as Wuxian who separates Luo-Xiao Hei from the other spirits and the two go on a journey with Luo-Xiao learning to control his abilities as well as forming his own thoughts on whether or not he should ally with the spirits or the humans."
💿  FORMATS; Blu-Ray+DVD, DVD, Digital

Naruto Set 3 (Viz Media, TV-14) " Get ready to cheer for your favorite characters, because the Chunin Exam battles are on! Naruto's Shadow Clones face a wall of hands when he takes on Neji. In the midst of a bitter match between Sasuke and Gaara, Orochimaru strikes! Together with the sinister Sound Ninja, he wreaks his serpentine revenge on The Village Hidden in the Leaves with only the Hokage to stop him. Naruto desperately tries to keep a rampaging Gaara from succumbing to his rage! Can he break through Gaara's pain?"
💿  FORMATS; Blu-Ray

One Piece Season 11 | Voyage 2 (Funimation, TV-14) "Law prepares to hand over Caesar while some Straw Hat members become abstract art. Meanwhile, a stretchy soldier struggles to conceal his identity in the battle royale. As they enter Block D, an unpopular gladiator might make all the difference."


One Piece Collection 25 Uncut (Funimation, TV-14) "The lab children are suffering withdrawals, and the man responsible happens to be Law's next target. A Straw Hat and Heart Pirate alliance is in order! But their gaseous nemesis sets a slime monster hot on their trails, chasing the Straw Hats into the lab. Children rampage for candy, Monet chills Luffy to the core, and as the poison gas creeps closer, an unlikely hero could tip the scales."


Shrek 20th Anniversary Edition (Universal, PG) "Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home (not to mention his own), Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride, with the help of a wisecracking donkey. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, DVD, 4K

Upcoming Releases

All Release dates subject to change. Listed Dates are for US release unless stated otherwise. Digital releases may be earlier.
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season One (Paramount) Blu-Ray/ Blu-Ray Steelbook May 18
The Prince's Voyage (Shout Factory) Blu-ray+DVD  May 18
Your Name (Anime Ltd,) 4K May 24 (UK)
Paranoia Agent Collector's Edition (MVM) 4K May 24 (UK)
Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal (Warner Bros) Season 1 Blu-Ray+Digital June 1
Son Of The White Mare (Arbelos) Blu-Ray June 8
Batman: The Long Halloween Part One (Warner Bros) 4K/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital June 22
The Secret World Of Arriety [Steelbook] (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD June 22
The Wind Rises [Steelbook] (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD June 22
Memories (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray June 29

This Week's Deals

RightStuf Anime's weekly specials this week celebrate the psycho-thriller. Featured titles include Paranoia Agent, Akira 4K, Ghost In The Shell 4K, Genocyber and The Tatami Galaxy.

On Amazon UK, recent release and double Oscar winner Soul is already down to £11.95 on Blu-Ray. Past Oscar nominees Waltz With Bashir and Persepolis, are on offer for £8.00 and £6.39 respectively. 
  All Information and Prices Provided are Correct at publication time to the best of our knowledge but are subject to change at any time. Affiliate links used where available.