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Out This Week: Memories, Dear Brother, Dragon Ball Z and More


This week's selection of new home releases is a winner for fans of old school anime. Funimation UK continue the rollout of fan fave Dragon Ball Z while Discotek Media provide US fans with old school mech action Video Warrior Laseriron, old school Shojo with Lady Oscar and Dear Brother and the eagerly anticipated Blu-Ray release of Katsuhiro Otomo's 1995 anthology Memories. Fans who prefer their anime made this century can pick up more recent releases such as A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Dororo and Nyanbo.

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UK Releases For June 28, 2021


Dragon Ball Z: Season 8 (Funimation, 12) FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR: " Seven years after Cell’s defeat, life on Earth has returned to normal. But now, the time has come for a new World Martial Arts Tournament. Goku returns from Other World to challenge Mr. Satan for his title —and to guard against the arrival of a new evil!"
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook

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Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Part One (Anime Ltd, 15) " The year is P.D. 323. Three centuries after the Calamity War, a new world order is maintained by the military organization Gjallarhorn, but the seeds of a new conflict are being sown on Mars. A private security company accepts a mission to escort the revolutionary leader Kudelia Aina Bernstein to Earth, and the company's child soldiers rise up in revolt against the adults who betrayed them. Among them is Mikazuki Augus, who becomes the pilot of the Gundam Barbatos, a dreadful relic left over from the Calamity War."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (Anime Ltd, 12) "A cult has become the target of Lupin III's latest heist, but he might not be the only one after their hidden treasures. It seems the alluring lover of the cult leader may just be a thief herself and more than capable to handle Lupin in the race for the treasure. But in a chase to outsmart the other, this little game takes a twist for the unexpected. Lupin sets his sights on the female thief, Fujiko Mine, and he may just be a little in love with this femme fatale beauty. But behind her wily charms lies a greater tragedy at hand. This is the story of how Lupin III, the greatest thief of his generation, met his match."


US Releases For June 29, 2021

A Certain Scientific Railgun T Part Two (Funimation, TV-14) FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR: " Misaka receives a magical card for the game Indian Poker, allowing her to experience other people’s dreams! But there’s far more to these cards beneath the surface—including secret research, underground organizations, and the mysterious Doppelganger. 
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital 

Assassins Pride  Limited Edition (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14 ) "Against the savage monsters that lurk outside the glass walls of Flandore, the last remnants of humanity have only one defense: the mana magic wielded only by members of the Noble class. When Melida, heiress to House of Angel, fails to manifest her magic upon reaching majority, the half-vampire Kufa is sent with orders from her own Grandfather to resolve the issue… and if Melida cannot manifest mana, Kufa is to execute her for the crime of impure blood. But when Melida fails the test, Kufa can't bring himself to kill the spirited young woman whose only fault was to have an adulterous mother. And so, instead, he commits the crime of giving Melida some of his own mana. Now, bound by magic and a deadly secret, the two must work together in order to stay alive in ASSASSINS PRIDE!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray Steelbook
Bleach Set 11 (Viz Pictures, TV-14) " While Shuhei Hisagi and Sajin Komamura battle Kaname Tosen in hopes of bringing their former friend back to his senses, the other Soul Reapers form an uneasy alliance with the Visoreds to take on the Espadas Halibel, Stark, and Barragan. Will they be able to defeat the Espadas and confront Aizen—and could Ichigo be the key to taking down the traitorous Soul Reaper?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray
Dear Brother (Discotek Media) " It’s Nanako’s first day at Seiran Academy, a prestigious all-girl’s high school famous for its exclusive and elegant “Sorority.” Only ten members will be accepted this year, and competition is fierce! Despite seeming fairly unremarkable on the surface, Nanako is selected as a member – instantly making her a target for her jealous and angry classmates. But the bullying doesn’t stop Nanako from forming friendships with the three most popular students and even falling in love. Reuniting Lady Oscar author Riyoko Ikeda with legendary director Osamu Dezaki, Dear Brother is an enduring melodrama that’s getting rediscovered by a new generation of anime fans"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-ray
Dororo: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "Life as an orphan in feudal Japan is brutal, and while street thief Dororo has managed to survive, wile and craft can only go so far in the body of a child. Then, just when it seems that Dororo's luck has run out, he's rescued from a man-eating ghoul by a mysterious young man wearing a doll-like mask and artificial limbs that conceal deadly blades! Born without arms, legs, sight, hearing and even skin after his father crafted a monstrous deal with the forces of darkness, Hyakkimaru now somehow seeks out the demons who cursed him, regaining one of his lost attributes for each monster slain. With deadly secrets from his own past to protect, the young thief joins into an alliance with the impossible warrior, setting forth on a quest to restore Hyakkimaru's stolen humanity and rid Japan of devils!"
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray



Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Box Set II (Aniplex, TV-13) "The land of Uruk, governed by the wise King Gilgamesh after he returned from his quest for immortality, was grand and prosperous until three goddesses and countless Demonic Beasts appeared. These enemies have brought Uruk to the brink of destruction. With a Rayshift—a method of traveling across both time and space—Fujimaru and Mash journey to the land of Uruk, where they encounter the fortress city of Uruk and the Absolute Demonic Front, where a terrible battle against the fearsome onslaught of the Demonic Beasts rages. There, the citizens of Uruk, who live their lives to the fullest despite facing an existential threat, continue to fight for their future. Deities and Demonic Beasts attack with terrifying force, and mankind pushes back with all its might... This is the era where humans and gods are destined to part ways.

💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray LE Rightstufanime.com Exclusive


Hatena Illusion: The Complete Series (Funimation, TV-14) "Makoto’s dream of becoming a magician hits a snag when he’s shunned by his childhood friend and master’s daughter, Hatena. Her interest changes upon realizing he’s carrying one of her mother’s magical Artifacts. Is there more to him than meets the eye?"
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray+Digital
Lady Oscar: The Rose of Versailles Collection 2 (Discotek Media) "The year is 1755, and General Jarjayes of France's Royal Guard curses the birth of his fifth daughter. With no one to carry on the family's military legacy, he is driven to raise his newest daughter as his son. Fourteen years later, Oscar Jarjayes dresses in men's clothes, is peerless with the rapier and is never afraid to take (or give) a punch. When it comes time to appoint a bodyguard to protect the Dauphine Marie Antoinette, the king of France declares that Oscar must duel Count Girodelle's son for the honor. To her, however, it isn't a question of whether she can win the duel, but whether she wants to at all. Will she choose the role of a military officer, or will she seek a life with the one she loves?"
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray
Memories (Discotek Media) " Created by celebrated anime master Katsuhiro Otomo, MEMORIES consists of three dazzling stories, each delivered with its own astonishing style. MAGNETIC ROSE, directed by Koji Morimoto and based on a manga short by Otomo, concerns two space travellers following a distress signal who are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. In director Tensai Okamura's STINK BOMB, a young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. Otomo's own CANNON FODDER depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy.£
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray
Nyanbo!: The Complete Series (Discotek Media) "They're not cats, they came from outer space! Humans can’t see them. They resemble cats, but they aren’t cats. A somewhat mysterious group of friends, they are the Nyanbo! A spin-off from author Kiyohiko Azuma’s Yotsuba&! manga, Nyanbo! follows Tora, his sister Kotora, and their friends Shiro, Kuro and Mike as they inhabit our world while they reassemble their UFO to return home."
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray
Swordgai: The Animation (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "Infernal Weapons grant their wielders incredible power, but as each blade and hammer hosts an evil spirit, contracting their services requires a price few are willing to pay. Even the few who can master a demonic weapon without becoming its slave, the Chrysalis, are destined to slowly lose their humanity, transforming into beings of pure violence known as Busoma. For years, the secretive Shoshidai have sought to gather all such devices and hide them away, but not even they can always resist the temptation to take the weapons for themselves. What chance, then, does young Gai Ogata stand after his dying mother, possessed by the sword, Shiryu, leaves it for his infant hands? And when his own arm is destroyed and replaced with one made from that same sword, all hell will be unleashed in SWORD GAI!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Video Warrior Laseriron (Discotek Media) "Takashi Katori is a big fan of online games, and so is his American friend Sarah. However, one of their RPGs goes too far, as their virtual world and the Lezarion robot that Takashi created for the game somehow mix with reality. Takashi is caught, but later the Earth Government discovers that an evil scientist from the Moon (now a sort of abandoned colony with restricted access) is hacking into virtual worlds and security, so they force Takashi to pilot the Lezarion and, with Sarah's help, fight evil and protect the Earth."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray 

Upcoming Releases

All Release dates subject to change. Listed Dates are for US release unless stated otherwise. Digital releases may be earlier.
Ghost In The Shell (1995) 4K STEELBOOK LE (Funimation, 15) 4K UHD+Blu_Ray Sep 27 [UK]
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run (Paramount, PG) Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital July 12
Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary 4K STEELBOOK  LE(Shout Factory) 4K UHD Aug 3 
Coraline LAIKA STUDIOS EDITION (Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD August 31
The Boxtrolls LAIKA STUDIOS EDITION (Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD August 31 
Kubo And The Two Strings LAIKA STUDIOS EDITION (Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD Sep 14
Paranorman LAIKA STUDIOS EDITION (Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD  Sep 14


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 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.