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Out This Week: The Croods :A New Age, Injustice, My Neighbour Totoro, Dogtanian and More

In the latest edition of Out This Week we have a rare situation. In a reverse to the more usual situation, the UK has a larger number of new animation releases this week than the USA. Family-friendly features The Croods: A New Age and Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds both hit home entertainment. Anime titles Eureka 7:  Hi-Evolution Movie 2, Psycho-Pass Sinners Of The System and Samurai Flamenco make their UK debut this week.  In reissues, Studio Canal release new Collector's Editions of Hayao Miyazaki's classics Laputa: Castle In The Sky and My Neighbour Totoro and MVM release a new DVD edition of 90's TV series Besrerk.

DC Comics fans of both sides of the pond are in for a treat this week: Elseworlds superhero smackdown Injustice arrives both in the UK and (following a last-minute delay last week) and in the US. The UK also gets a complete Blu-Ray release of Superman The Animated Series, which will also be released in the US later this month.

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UK Releases For October 18, 2021


Berserk Complete Collection (MVM, 18) " In the castle town of Midland, a new king has come to power through treachery and violence. His demonic agents victimise the citizens unchecked, until the night when a battle weary soldier approaches the city. Covered in a slew of weapons and countless jagged scars, he calls himself the Black Swordsman. The sword he carries is the size of his grudge against the king and he hunts the servants of evil with unrelenting fury."


Castlevania Season 2 (Anime Ltd, 15) "Inspired by the classic video game 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.  Trevor Belmont, last survivor of his house, is no longer alone, and he and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the grief-maddened Dracula and his sinister vampire war council."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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The Croods A New Age (Universal, U) "The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure! The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family! In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the “better”). As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, but when a new threat forces both families to embark on an epic adventure, they must all learn to work together...or they’ll all go extinct! Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Peter Dinklage star in this hilarious animated comedy for the whole family!"

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Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds (Altitude, U) "DOGTANIAN AND THE THREE MUSKEHOUNDS is a swashbuckling animated family adventure full of friendship, honour and justice. Dogtanian is an ambitious young swordsman who dreams of becoming a hero and joining the legendary Muskehounds. After proving his skills and earning their trust, he and the three Muskehounds must defend the King from the villainous Cardinal Richelieu’s secret plot to seize power. Will the Cardinal win and take control, or will Dogtanian and his new friends foil the evil scheme before it’s too late?"



Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Anemone Film 2 (Anime Ltd, 12) "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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Injustice (Warner Bros, 15) " When his world is shattered by tragic events set in motion by the diabolical Joker, Superman becomes hell-bent on enforcing peace…at any cost. The Man of Steel begins a reign of tyranny that can only be stopped by one hero: Batman. The splintered Justice League divides its ranks as the two former allies wage a deadly battle for freedom. In this alternate world of chaos, loyalties are tested, and the line between friend and foe blurs. Based on the critically acclaimed video game and graphic novel, Injustice unleashes an all-out war fought by DC’s mightiest. Can the world survive?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, 4K+Blu-Ray+Digital, Digital  

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Laputa Castle In The Sky Collector's Edition (StudioCanal, U)  "An exclusive new Collector's Edition featuring a premium slipcase, digipack and set of art cards with new artwork. The first feature film released by the now legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO) and from the beloved fi lmmaker Hayao Miyazaki comes his homage to Jules Verne and Jonathan Swift with LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY.  Pazu's life is forever changed when Sheeta falls out of the sky in front of him. Around her neck is a glowing crystal: a relic of the mighty Levitation Stones that once kept ancient cities floating in the air. Caught up in a race between sky pirates and sinister government agents, Pazu and Sheeta go in search of Laputa, the last of the fabled castles in the sky. Combining Miyazaki's twin obsessions of eco-thriller and aerial escapades, it crashes a treasure hunt into a fight against evil for an unforgettable adventure. The stellar English language voice cast features Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek and Mark Hamill."


Lupin the Third Part 4 Complete Series (Anime Ltd, 15) " There’s message from Lupin the Third, but this time, he’s not announcing a heist. Instead, it’s an invitation to his wedding. He is marrying the young and famous tabloid queen, Rebecca of the wealthy Rosselini conglomerate. Lupin’s true motive behind his nuptials is to steal the Libertas crown, also known as San Marino’s national treasure. The crown is only brought out during their marriage ceremony. But as Lupin attempts to steal the crown, his arch-nemesis Inspector Zenigata is ready to pounce, having been tipped off on Lupin’s attempted heist. But who tipped him off, and why? The story that begins in San Marino will reach all over Italy as Lupin pursues love and freedom in this exciting new adventure."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray



Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (Anime Ltd, PG) " Mobile Suit Gundam F91 takes place in U.C. 0123. After a generation of peace, the Earth Federation has begun to build new space colonies to house humanity's growing population. But a new force, the aristocratic Crossbone Vanguard, plans to seize the colonies of the newly constructed Frontier Side for itself. As their home becomes a battlefield, a handful of young civilians struggle to escape the conflict. To save his friends and family, the reluctant warrior Seabook Arno becomes the pilot of a new Gundam which bears the code name F91."
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray



My Neighbour Totoro Collector's Edition (StudioCanal, U) " An exclusive new Collector's Edition featuring a premium slipcase, digipack and set of art cards with new artwork. From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE) comes MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO, a classic masterpiece for the whole family from filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. While their mother recovers from an illness, Satsuki and her little sister Mei move to an idyllic rural retreat with their father. Far from the bustle of the city, they discover a mysterious place of nature and magic, and the friendship of the Totoro forest spirits. Devoid of conflict and suffused with the joy of country living, the film unites the unique vision of Hayao Miyazaki with a feel-good tale of childlike wonder and true originality, and is an elegy to two fading miracles: the fairytale world of childhood and the disappearing countryside. The English language version features Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning"



Psycho-Pass Sinners Of The System (Anime Ltd, 15) " In the winter of 2117, a runaway vehicle crashes into the the Public Safety Bureau Building. The driver is identified as Izumi Yasaka, a psychological counsellor at the Sanctuary, a Latent Criminal Isolation Facility in Aomori Prefecture. But right before her interrogation, Enforcer Mika Shimotsuki and Inspector Nobuchika Ginoza are tasked with promptly escorting Yasaka back to Aomori. What awaits them there is a false Paradise."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray LE 


Samurai Flamenco Complete Series (Anime Ltd, 15) " Masayoshi Hazama: A man who has become a superhero “by himself” with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!! Hidenori Goto: A cop who found out the true identity of “the superhero” by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero. This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world!"

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Seitokai Yakuindomo Seasons 1 & 2 (MVM, 18) "When the all-girl Ousai Private Academy goes co-ed, freshman Takatoshi Tsuda finds himself in a situation that most guys can only dream of - one of only 28 boys in a school of over 500 girls! Unfortunately, that fantasy slams into a hard wall of reality when he runs into Student Council President Shino Amakusa and she drafts him onto the council! That might not be so bad... except for the fact that Shino, council secretary Aria and even faculty advisor Ms. Yokoshima are all seriously sex-obsessed, while tiny treasurer Suzu has rage control issues, and the head of the school newspaper spends her time peddling candid pictures of the council members! Will this lead to Takatoshi becoming a Big Man on Campus? Or will he end up as the council's whipping boy?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray 


Robotech Part 1- The Macross Saga (Funimation UK, 12) " After a mysterious spaceship crashes into Earth, humanity realizes that they are not alone. Fearing a potential threat from space, the world pushes aside their nationalism, conflicting interests, and cultural differences, unifying under the banner of the United Nations. The newly formed UN forces decide to repurpose the alien spacecraft, naming it SDF-1 Macross. Unfortunately, on the day of its maiden voyage, a fleet of spaceships belonging to a race of aliens known as the Zentradi descend upon Earth, and the SDF-1 Macross, acting of its own accord, shoots down the incoming squadron, sparking an intergalactic war."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Superman: The Complete Animated Series (Warner Bros, PG) "the creative team behind the Emmy® Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series chronicles the adventures of Superman, the legendary Super Hero. As the planet Krypton is destroyed, its leader, Jor-El, secures his infant son, Kal-El, in a rocket that will transport him to Earth. There, a young Clark Kent (voiced by TIM DALY) discovers the truth about his interplanetary heritage. Upon reaching adulthood, he assumes the identity of Superman, the Man of Steel, in the city of Metropolis, battling the forces of villainy and continuing his quest for "Truth, Justice and the American way." Fly with Superman in this complete collection of adventures."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-ray



US Releases For October 19, 2021


The Disappearance Of Nagato Yuki Chan Essentials (Funimation, TV-14) "n this alternative universe spinoff from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Yuki Nagoto awkwardly attempts to court her crush, Kyon, with the help of her perky best friend."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital 


Dragon Ball Resurrection F (Funimation, TV-14 ) "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' is the second Dragon Ball film personally supervised by series creator Akira Toriyama, following Battle of Gods, and was directed by Tadayoshi Yamamuro. Not even the destruction of his physical form can stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected. Now, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength to protect Earth from a nemesis hell bent on revenge."

Injustice (Warner Bros, R) " When his world is shattered by tragic events set in motion by the diabolical Joker, Superman becomes hell-bent on enforcing peace…at any cost. The Man of Steel begins a reign of tyranny that can only be stopped by one hero: Batman. The splintered Justice League divides its ranks as the two former allies wage a deadly battle for freedom. In this alternate world of chaos, loyalties are tested, and the line between friend and foe blurs. Based on the critically acclaimed video game and graphic novel, Injustice unleashes an all-out war fought by DC’s mightiest. Can the world survive?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, 4K+Blu-Ray+Digital, Digital 

Naruto Set 5 (Viz Pictures, TV-14) "The mission to rescue Sasuke begins! First, Naruto's ninja classmates face the deadly skills of the Sound Ninja Four! Choji, Neji, Kiba, and Shikamaru fight for their lives to save their friend. Then Naruto squares off against his rival when he clashes with Sasuke at Final Valley! This is the first of their epic fights and a turning point in the series. Watch young legends in the making in the fan-favorite battles that will shape their destinies!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Nozo X Kimi (Sentai Filmworks, 17+) " What could be more embarrassing than being caught peeping into the girls' locker room? Being caught inside the girls' locker room inside a locker! And yet, that's where Kimio Suga finds himself! And even if it was by accident, as soon as that door opens and he's discovered, he'll be branded a pervert and maybe even suspended! Except… the girl who finds him is Nozomi Komine, who lives in the house across from his, and she covers for him! Unfortunately, that isn't an act of kindness, it's the prelude to blackmail! Because Nozomi has certain games that she'd like to play and Kimio's location and guilt make him the perfect plaything! And if that's not bad enough, the situation gets really out of control when she starts bringing other girls in to play with her toy!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Say "I Love You" (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) " When Mei Tachibana was unfairly blamed for a tragedy, not one of her so-called friends stood by her. In the heartbreaking aftermath, Mei found an easy way to avoid any future betrayal - to never make any friends again. Only now, for some inexplicable reason, one her school's most popular guys, the annoyingly charming Yamato Kurosawa, has taken an interest in the girl who might as well be a ghost to the rest of the class. And when she needed help, he actually came. Mei's not a princess in a tower and she wasn't looking for a white knight. So why has everything become so complicated since he kissed her? Is she ready to trust and risk her heart again? Is it time, at last, to make the commitment with the three words that change everything? "
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Vampire Knight Complete Collection (Viz Pictures, 16+) " Yuki Cross can’t remember anything earlier than the day ten years ago when she was saved from a vampire attack by Pureblood vampire Kaname Kuran. Now Yuki, along with her partner, Zero, is a Guardian at Cross Academy, where two groups of students, the Day Class and the Night Class, coexist in relative harmony - despite the fact the Night Class students are all vampires! But their peaceful existence is threatened when Yuki’s memories of a bloodstained past begin to emerge and a dark shadow of evil looms ever closer!
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Upcoming Releases

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

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
Rick and Morty Season 5 (Warner Bros) Blu-Ray, DVD, Blu-ray Steelbook December 12
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
On this week's RightStuf Anime specials save on titles from Nozomi, Eleven Arts and Sunrise including Penguin Highway Emma A Victorian Romance, A Silent Voice, Maquia, Gundam Wing and Mobile Suit Gundam Collection.

Amazon meanwhile had reductions on Blu-Ray collections from Viz Media including volumes of InuYasha, Bleach,  Sailor Moon and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

On Amazon UK, French animation Bellevous Rendezvous Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game and Vampire Hunter D; Bloodlust are all on offer on Blu-Ray for £9.99. Cyberpunk classic Ghost In The Shell is on offer for £5.25,  and My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is down to £8.99.
All offer prices and available titles are subject to change at any time. RightStuf Weekly Specials are available until Saturday, October 23.