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Out This Week: Sponge On The Run, Eureka Seven 2: Anemone, Ernest & Celestine and More


It's time for another edition of our new release round-up! Thanks to the chaos that the last year brought on movie release schedules, SquarePants threequel SpongeBob The Movie: Sponge On The Run arrives on disc in the US after having been available on streaming for some time and never having seen in the inside of an American cinema. Also in the US, GKIDS reissue the Oscar-nominated French charmer Ernest & Celestine and a range of relatively recent anime titles are available on both sides of the pond.

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Black Clover Season 3 Part 1 (Funimation, 15) FROM FUNIMATION "As the elves pursue the Clover Kingdom, hell-bent on destroying humankind, Asta discovers that his newest sword may just be the key to stopping them and keeping human souls from being lost to the underworld forever!" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital

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Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Anemone Film 2 | Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd, 12) FROM ANIME LTD: "This new Eureka Seven movie trilogy continues with the untold story of one of its most iconic characters. Seven years ago, Anemone’s father disappears, leaving his daughter with nothing but an app on her phone to support her. Now, she’s tasked with a pivotal role in the war against mankind’s enemy - a war which sees her subconscious sent into the midst of another world as humanity’s only truly effective weapon.As unusual events within this other world unfold, so more and more questions are raised about Anemone’s life, as well as the nature of what she is truly fighting against. With seemingly endless possibilities stretching out before her, Anemone has an important choice to make - does she save the world, or the person she loves?"

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Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (MVM, 12) "A new chapter in the Fate series universe. Waver Velvet from Fate/Zero returns as Lord El-Melloi II to a world of magical mystery and intrigue. Years after the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero, Waver Velvet-the boy who fought alongside Iskandar, the King of Conquerors-has assumed the title Lord El Melloi II. In this position, he takes on myriad magical and mystical mysteries for the Clock Tower, the mecca of the magecraft world." 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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Turn A Gundam Part 2 | Standard Edition (Anime Ltd, 12) "Wishing to turn the tide of war, Guin Rhineford leads the Earth Militia into space aboard the Willghem. His hope is that a solution for the conflict might be reached once they arrive at the Moon. However, Queen Dianna's absence has caused disarray for the government she had left behind and created a power vacuum in the Moonrace leadership. Meanwhile, for the sake of his friends, Loran Cehack continues to assist Guin Rhineford by piloting the Turn A Gundam. But as his knowledge of the machine's operation grows, so too do his concerns about its terrible past recorded in the Dark History. Under what circumstances could a weapon this powerful have come to be forgotten?" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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A Certain Magical Index Season 1 | Essentials (Funimation, TV-14 ) FROM FUNIMATION " A Certain Magical Index Season 1 Essentials Blu-ray contains episodes 1-24 of the anime directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori. In a world where magic is as real as science, high-school student Kamijo comes to the aid of a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a magic society that covets the massive library of forbidden knowledge stored in her memory."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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Ernest And Celestine (GKIDS Factory/Shout Factory, PG) "Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and has a hard time fitting in. When she nearly ends up as breakfast for a bear named Ernest, a grumpy street musician, the two become unlikely friends, and embark on a comedic adventure that will challenge their communities to change. Critically acclaimed and nominated for an Academy Award®, Ernest & Celestine is a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, full of slapstick comic energy and real heart, with one of the most memorable on-screen friendships in cinema history." 

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Grisaia Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, 17+) "Grisaia Complete Collection contains anime episodes 1-13 of The Fruit of Grisaia, episodes 1-10 of The Eden of Grisaia, and The Labyrinth of Grisaia all directed by Tensho. There's a reason that THE FRUIT OF GRISAIA's Yuji Kazami adjusted so easily to living in a prison-like school with five very twisted girls: Mihama Academy wasn't his first experience with an education in hell. In THE LABYRINTH OF GRISAIA, Yuji's horrific past is revealed. From a dysfunctional family controlled by a domineering sister and an abusive father, his youth was a steady descent into hell that ultimately led to a school for assassins where the only way out was murder! So when Yuji's past comes back to haunt him and he's framed for a crime that he didn't commit, there's really only one group of bad girls he can trust to have his back… and the five girl commando squad of Yumiko Sakaki, Makina Irisu, Sachi Komine, Amane Suou, and Michiru Matsushima doesn't let him down in THE EDEN OF GRISAIA!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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Isekai Quartet2 Season 2 (Funimation, TV-14)" Episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Minoru Ashina. Your favorite isekai characters return for more exciting crossovers in our everyday world! This time the Shield Hero joins in, and he’s brought Raphtalia and Filo along with him"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind Ser 1 (Viz Media, TV-14) "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Set 1 contains episodes 1-20 of the anime directed by Naokatsu Tsuda. In raw, soul-stirringly picturesque Napoli, vigilance is a prized virtue--especially for local teen Giorno Giovanna. The Southern Italian crime syndicate is all-powerful, and Giorno is not about to let his city and its impressionable youth sink even further into the shadowy world of mafia drugs and crime. Luckily for Giorno, the like-minded mafioso Bruno Bucciarati is willing to help him in his struggle to become Primo Mafioso and overtake the Passione famiglia. But first, he must survive initiation". 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run (Paramount, PG) "SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick, and the Bikini Bottom gang star in their most epic adventure movie yet! When SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and his pals team up for a heroic and hilarious journey where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship. " 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD, DVD, Digital

The SpongeBob 3 Movie Collection (Paramount, PG) Contains SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run and the first two SpongeBob movies. 

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Upcoming Releases

All Release dates subject to change. Listed Dates are for US release unless stated otherwise. Digital releases may be earlier.
Luca (Disney, PG) 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital August 3
Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary 4K STEELBOOK  LE(Shout Factory) 4K UHD Aug 3  
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms (Warner Bros) Blu-Ray, 4K Aug 31
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
PERFECT BLUE (GKIDS /Shout Factory, R) STEELBOOK BlU-RAY LE September 14
Ghost In The Shell (1995) 4K STEELBOOK LE (Funimation UK, 15) 4K UHD+Blu_Ray Sep 27 [UK] 
Robotech Part One: The Macross Saga (Funimation, TV-14) Blu-Ray+Digital Sep 28
Porco Rosso (GKIDS/Shout Factory, PG) STEELBOOK Blu-Ray LE Sep 21
From Up On Poppy Hill (GKIDS/Shout Factory, PG) STEELBOOK Blu-Ray LE Sep 21
Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary (Funimation UK, PG) 4K, 4K Steelbook, Blu-Ray Oct 25 [UK] 



Rightstuf Anime's Mammoth  Birthday Sale is still running and offers a ton of deals across the whole store. Newly added titles include Baki, Children Of The Sea,  Studio Ghibli Steelbook Editions of Whisper Of The Heart and  Kiki's Delivery Service,  and Ne Zha.

Meanwhile over on Amazon boost your collection with The Illumination 10 Film Collection or DreamWorks 10 Film collection for $34.99 each, The Shrek Collection or How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy for $13.99 or Despicable Me 3-film Collection for $12.99 or the Croods Double set for $16.99. 

On Amazon UK, anime collectors can save on old school anime horror with the Wicked City/Demon City Shinkiju two-pack down to £19.98, superhero action with My Hero Academia: Two Heroes for £9.99, gangster action with Baccano for £14.99 and save on the limited collector's edition of Satoshi Kon's Millenium Actress.  Beyond anime, new release Raya and The Last Dragon Blu-Ray is already down to £9.99, Star Wars Clone Wars The Lost Missions is down to £12.96. and Toy Story 4 is down to just £6.99.

In the digital realm, Microsoft Store is running an Anime month. Save up to 50% on titles throughout July.

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. making a purchase through these links may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you.