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Out This Week: Castlevania, Little Vampire, Night Of The Animated Dead, Space Jam: A New Legacy and More

It's October, and that can mean only one thing- it's spooky season! Get ready for Halloween with releases of Castlevania, The Night Of The Animated Dead and Little Vampire (all US) and haunted loo tale Toilet-Bound Hanko-Kun (UK).  The long-awaited animated/live-action sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy also arrives on disc Stateside this week.

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UK Releases for October 4, 2021

Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 (Anime Ltd, 12) "As the war escalates to dizzying new heights, ZAFT controls most of the Earth and prepares to do away with the Alliance's military. With neither side willing to budge from their lofty ideals, the whole world is heading straight for total annihilation. The dream of peace is so far away now, obscured by the lies, conspiracies and the hypocrisies - with both sides steeped in blood. While humanity seems to have reached the point of no return, Kira and Athrun, the very embodiment of the conflict, must find a way to unite their beliefs if they want to stop the world from destroying itself. But will they manage it in time? As the conflict spirals out of control, feeding on the hatred and feuds on both sides - is there any hope left to restore peace?"
💿   FORMATS: Blu-Ray Limited Edition

Toilet-Bound Hanako Kun The Complete Series (Funimation, 12) "Kamome Academy is rumoured to have many mysteries, the strangest of which involves the mischievous ghost of Hanako-kun. When occult-loving high schooler Nene Yashiro accidentally becomes bonded to him, she uncovers a hidden world of supernatural beings. Now the two of them are conspiring to keep the peace between student and supernatural―that is, if they can only stay out of trouble themselves."
💿    FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

US Releases For October 5, 2021

Castlevania Seasons 1 & 2 (Viz Pictures, 17+) "Castlevania Seasons 1 & 2 contains episodes 1-4 of Season 1 and episodes 1-8 of Season 2 of the anime directed by Ryoichi Uchikoshi and features the voices of Richard Armitage and James Callis. Inspired by the classic videogame series, CASTLEVANIA is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD

C3 Complete Series + OVA Essentials (Funimation, 17+) "After receiving a mysterious cube in the mail, high schooler Haruaki wakes to find it transformed into a girl named Fear—who’s stealing his snacks! But once he learns of her curse, he agrees to help lift it—and keep the evil forces that pursue her at bay."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Golden Kamuy Season 3 (Funimation, 17+) "After an intense battle, Asirpa is captured by Ogata’s group, and Sugimoto joins forces with the 7th Division to search for her. Now, only she can solve the mystery surrounding the Ainu gold. Will the two reunite as they enter a land of extreme cold?"
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital

Irresponsible Captain Tylor (Nozomi Entertainment, 14+)  "Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan…until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor, a man who wouldn’t know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside, has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze! The crew of this run–down ship is the craziest, rag–tag team of misfits you’re ever likely to see, and they’re not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they had better learn to work together, because they’re about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire! For better or for worse, the Earth’s fate has been placed in the hands of a man who’s either a total idiot, or an absolute genius..."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Little Vampire (Shout Factory) "Little Vampire has been 10 years old for the last 300 years. Despite living in a haunted house with a merry group of monsters, he is bored to death… His dream? Going to school to meet other kids. Unfortunately, his parents won’t let him leave the mansion, because the outside world is way too dangerous! So Little Vampire secretly sneaks out on a quest for new friends. He meets a human boy, Michael, but their friendship will catch the attention of the terrifying Gibbus, an old enemy that has been chasing Little Vampire and his family for centuries…"

Nakaimo My Little Sister Is Among Them (Sentai Filmworks, 17+) "The terms of Shougo Mikadono's late father's will are strangely specific: To claim his substantial inheritance, Shougo must first transfer to Miryuin Private Academy, find a nice girl from among the student body, and convince her to marry him. As twisted and unromantic as that demand may appear, it does seem doable, right? Unfortunately, there's an even greater moral obstruction standing between Shougo and a rich happily ever after, as one of the students attending the school is Shougo's long lost little sister… and he has no idea which one she is! Can Shougo navigate this minefield and find a future bride without committing a major sin? And if his little sister is revealed, will it be in a manner that's socially acceptable? Insanity is hereditary and Shougo's about to go sibling crazy!"
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

The Night Of The Animated Dead (Warner Bros, R) " In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray +Digital, DVD

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Warner Bros, PG) "Welcome to the Jam! When NBA champion and cultural icon LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered‐up roster of NBA and WNBA stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest‐stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready‐for‐action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital, DVD, 4K, Digital

Tamayomi The Baseball Girls ( Funimation, 14+) "Freshman pitcher Yomi Takeda vowed to hang up her glove, but after reuniting with a long-lost friend, her passion for baseball is reignited. Together, with the help of their loveable ragtag teammates, they’ll try to win the national championship."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 3 (Warner Bros ) "There were several masters of animation during Hollywood's golden era. Of the top two geniuses, one created elaborate fairy tales and ornate feature-length fantasias -- the other guy was Tex Avery. He just wanted to make you laugh. After helping develop Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny for Warner Bros., Avery moved to MGM in 1941 to create a set of comedy masterpieces that defined a new slapstick style for animation."
💿  FORMATS; Blu-Ray, DVD

Upcoming Releases

All Release dates are subject to change. Listed Dates are for US release unless stated otherwise. Digital releases may be earlier.

Spirited Away 20th Anniversary Edition (Studio Canal, PG) Oct 11 [Amazon UK Exclusive]
Injustice (Warner Bros, R) Blu-ray+Digital, DVD, 4K, Digital Oct 19
Venus Wars (Sentai Filmworks, 14+ ) Blu-ray Oct 26
Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary (Funimation UK, PG) 4K, 4K Steelbook, Blu-Ray Oct 25 [UK] 
Fritz The Cat/ The 9 Lives Of Fritz The Cat (Scorpion Releasing, 18+) Blu-Ray 26th October
Robotech Part 2: The Masters Saga (Funimation)  Blu-Ray Nov 11
Neon Genesis Evangelion (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-Ray, CE Blu-Ray November 8
 Future Boy Conan Complete Series (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-ray Nov 16
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime Ltd) Blu-Ray, CE Blu-Ray Dec 8 [UK]
Project A-Ko (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray Dec 21


This Week's Deals

Sentai Filmworks titles are offered this week's RightStuf Anime specials. Major titles include Vinland Saga, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU ClimaxTo Love Ru, Knights Of Sidonia, Baki, Bodacious Space Pirates And More.

 On Amazon UK you can still get the recently released Luca on Blu-Ray for just £10, but that's now joined by the 4K edition for £14.99 and Raya And The Last Dragon and Soul on Blu-Ray for £7.00 and Raya 4K and Soul 4K also now £14.99 each.  You can also get 2 Disney Blu-Rays for £12 or 4Ks for £24.00. Michael Dudok De Wit's The Red Turtle on Blu-Ray is reduced to £8.99

All offer prices and available titles are subject to change at any time. RightStuf Weekly Specials available until Saturday, October 9.