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Out This Week: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Doomed Megalopolis, Miss Hokusai and More

Welcome to another edition of our new release round-up. Far and away the biggest title of the week is the 1995 sci-fi anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion, which makes its long-awaited Blu-Ray and digital debut in the United States from GKIDS Films and Shout Factory. Pricier, more extravagant editions (including the Ultimate Edition) will also be released in the coming weeks.

Elsewhere, Production IG and Keiichi Hara's animated biography Miss Hokusai is available in the UK for the first time with an English dub. Old school anime horror OAV Doomed Megalopolis makes its HD debut for its 30th Anniversary. For a major change of pace the third movie outing for SpongeBob Square Pants, Sponge On The Run is available on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time in the United Kingdom. 

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UK Releases For November 8, 2021


Is It Wrong To Pick Up Gils In A Dungeon II (MVM,  15) "There's rarely a dull moment when you're the champion of a tiny Familia, and things only get rougher for Bell when the God Apollo declares war on Hestia and her followers. With Apollo's Familia able to field a hundred times as many men, Hestia will have to work a lot of favors to keep her Familia from being completely destroyed. Even if Bell and Hestia manage to pull off the impossible, a major debt that Hestia owes is about to come due and Lili's sordid past comes back to haunt her! Which means that when Bell and his friends come to Lili's aid, it sets into motion yet another impending clash of the titans that may destroy everything!"
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray 

Miss Hokusai Limited Edition (Anime Ltd, 12) "An adaptation of Hinako Sugiura’s cult manga, a beautiful story revolving around O-Ei, daughter of master painter Hokusai. The director of the exquisite "Colorful" created this portrayal of a family and an age, the era of the city of Edo during the early 19th century. And it also fulfills a major challenge with flying colors: to turn the pictures by the author of "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" into animated images."'

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  

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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

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Spongebob Triple Movie Pack (Paramount, PG) "Get ready for THREE hilarious movie adventures with SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star and the Bikini Bottom gang! Join your favourite yellow sea sponge for super-heroic missions across land and sea to rescue his pals from peril. With new friends and foes to discover along the way, the whole family will love this fun-filled three-movie collection." 


US Releases For November 9, 2021

Batman Year One Commemorative Edition (Warner Bros, 13+) " Two Men. One City. A Collision Course Ahead. With Gotham City in desperate need of heroes, two men choose radically different paths in the fight for justice, leading to an inevitable showdown. Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham after years abroad to become a crime-fighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon arrives to root out corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city falls into chaos as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in."
💿 FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray


Doomed Megalopolis (Media Blasters, 16+) "An evil sorcerer bent on crushing the "greatest city on earth" uses dark powers to awaken the destructive spirit of Tokyo's historic "guardian." To save the city, a team of occultists, scientists and children become embroiled in a multi-decade supernatural struggle to oppose the forces of darkness! Long out of print, the epic four-chapter saga returns in all its horrific glory!

How NOT To Summer A Demon Lord (Funimation, TV-MA) "Takuma Sakamoto is famously known as Diablo throughout the MMORPG Cross Reverie. And although he’s a magical prodigy in-game, in reality, he’s a total social outcast. One day, in his video game body, Takuma is summoned to another world by two girls seeking to control him."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Ultimate Edition (Sunrise,  TV-14) "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Collector's Ultra Edition contains episodes 1-50 of the HD TV (Remastered), episodes 1-50 of the original SD TV series, Episode 51 "Final Plus," and 4 "Special Edition" movie compilations directed by Mitsuo Fukuda, as well as episodes 1-3 of the never before released OVA Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer, directed by Susumu Nishizawa. The Ultra Edition also includes a 120-page art book featuring: Art Galleries; Data Archives on both the Characters and Mecha; Maps Depicting the Timeline of Events; an Exclusive Q&A Interview with Director Mitsuo Fukuda; and a Gundam SEED DESTINY Glossary. "

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Complete Collection (GKIDS/Shout Factory, 16+) "In 2015, Tokyo-3 is under attack from “Angels”, extraordinary beings that possess various special abilities. Multipurpose Humanoid Decisive Weapon Evangelion is the only method to counter these Angels, and Shinji Ikari is chosen as its pilot. The battle for the fate of humankind has begun. But exactly what are the Angels? What is destined for the young pilots? And what will become of humanity?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Digital
One Piece Season 11 Part 5 (Funimation, TV-14) " Inside the Birdcage, Doflamingo’s deadly game begins. The rules are simple: take out the Straw Hats and their allies, defeat Doflamingo, or never see sunrise! Meanwhile, the former toys are freed from the factory, only to turn on Usopp for a chance at 500 million berries. Luffy and the other Colosseum stars make a mad dash for a chance at the man pulling the strings—turns out there’s two of them!"

Restaurant To Another World Season 1 Essentials (Funimation, TV-14) " Serving western cuisine, Nekoya is an ordinary place to dine—until Saturdays. That’s when the doors swing open to elves, demons, and even dragons hungry for the unique. On the menu? Succulent dishes, savory stories, and an experience you’ll never forget!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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Upcoming Releases

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

Robotech Part 2: The Masters Saga (Funimation)  Blu-Ray Nov 16
 Future Boy Conan Complete Series (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-ray Nov 16
Princess Mononoke Special Edition (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray Nov 29 [UK]
Porco Rosso Special Edition (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray Nov 29 [UK]
Lupin III Vs Conan: The Movie (Discotek Media) Nov 30
Rick and Morty Season 5 (Warner Bros) Blu-Ray, DVD, Blu-ray Steelbook December 7
Cartoon Saloon Irish Folklore Trilogy (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray LCE Dec 13 [UK]
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime Ltd) Blu-Ray, CE Blu-Ray Dec 8 [UK]
Project A-Ko (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray Dec 21
Robot Carnival (Discotek Medi) 4K+Blu-Ray Dec 28

This Week's Deals

On this week's RightStuf Anime specials featured titles include Ride Your Wave for $18.89Citrus for $38.99, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid for $29.99 and Dororo for $53.99.

Top animation offers on Amazon include Chinese smash Jiang Ziya for $9.96, Chuck Jones' How The Grinch Stole Christmas for $9.99The Croods: A New Age for $12.60 and Fantastic Mr Fox Criterion for $19.99

Amazon UK top offers include White Snake for £11.99, Rick and Morty Season 4 for £17.99,  Beauty and The Beast (3D edition) for £7.81 and Children Of The Sea for £6.99..

All offer prices and available titles are subject to change at any time. RightStuf Weekly Specials are available until Saturday, November 13