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Out This Week: Avatar and Korra Collection, Rick and Morty, Shirobako and More

Welcome to the first new release round-up for December. This week sees two major releases which take place on both sides of the pond. The complete combined boxset of Avatar The Last Airbender and sequel The Legend Of Korra arrives complete with a slate of new bonus features. Adult Swim's Rick And Mory's Fifth season also arrives on Blu-Ray, Steelbook Blu-Ray and DVD this week. 

UK fans can finally pick up the standard edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion on Blu-Ray, as well as the standard release of classic Akira on 4K UHD. Meanwhile, collectors in the US can bring home new Chinese feature The Monkey King Reborn, UK animation studio Locksmith's debut feature Ron's Gone Wrong and fan favourite Shirobako's movie sequel.

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UK Releases For December 6, 2021


Akira (Funimation UK, 15) "Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. In the opening scene, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him."

Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Korra  The Complete Collection  (Paramount, PG) "The ultimate Aang and Korra Blu-ray collection features over 80 minutes of all-new and exclusive bonus features including an Auditory Exploration with the Avatarverse Creators, a conversation with Janet Varney and Dante Basco, hosts of the Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast, and 8 collectible art cards! Experience the complete Avatar saga with Aang and Korra. From the discovery of Avatar Aang in the iceberg in Avatar: The Legend of Aang to Korra’s heroic journey to set things right in Republic City through The Legend of Korra, relive all the epic air, earth, water and firebending in the ultimate Avatar Collection."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Code Geass: Akito The Exiled OVA Collection (Funimation UK, 12) "The world of Code Geass returns in a brand-new five part series. Experience the expanded storyline with new characters, new Knightmares, and familiar faces. While the war for Area 11 rages on, a different battle plagues Europe. Leila Malcal, the new commander of Assault Unit wZERO for the Europia European army, takes on dangerous missions with her powerful and mysterious lieutenant, Akito Hyuga. When the need for more soldiers arises, she recruits a group of rebels to form the Wyvern Squad. Tasked with suicidal missions, the five of them face the Britannia forces head on. After a difficult battle and an encounter with Britannia's The Holy Order of Michael, a figure from Akito's past rears his head and brings with him the threat of Akito's demise. But for someone who has died once before, the promise of death holds no weight. As the war between the E.U. and Britannian armies continues, a notable power comes to light—the power of Geass. When the E.U. pushes, Britannia reveals a secret weapon—a man familiar with advanced war tactics and the darkness of Geass. With his guard Suzaku Kururugi at his side, he carries the king's sceptre and the power that comes with it. But something is amiss with this Julius Kingsley, and a past story finds its missing piece. The power of Geass—is it a blessing or a curse?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray LE

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime Ltd, 15) "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. Exactly what are the Angels? What is destined for the young pilots? And what will become of humanity?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Limited Edition, Blu-Ray Ultimate Edition

Rick And Morty Season 5 (Warner Bros, 15) "Hold onto your butts — it’s season five, baby! Rick, Morty and the fam are back with ten all-new episodes that consume unheld butts. Sex, romance, testicle monsters… a guy named Mr. Nimbus… It’s everything you want, get your butt ready!"
💿 FORMATS Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook

Yu Yu Hakusho Season 3 (Funimation, UK) "The Dark Tournament has come down to a final grudge match and Yusuke’s full wrath is unleashed as a friend’s blood stains the arena floor. But there will be no time for rest or recovery as kidnapping follows victory and further intrigue threatens the boundary between worlds. A tunnel is being carved, one which completed will lay waste to the World of the Living. There are seven who seek an age of destruction and chaos, and hero must battle fallen hero. Box Contents includes: Season 3 of Yu Yu Hakusho and 2x artcards packaged in an collector’s slip case."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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US Releases For December 7, 2021


Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Korra - The Complete Collection  (Paramount)"For the first time together on Blu-ray, experience the complete Avatar saga with Aang and Korra. From the discovery of Avatar Aang in the frozen iceberg in Avatar: The Last Airbender to Korra's heroic journey to set things right in Republic City through The Legend of Korra, relive all the epic air, earth, water and firebending in this ultimate Avatar collection."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Bleach Set 13 (Viz Pictures )  "As the Reigai forces slowly overcome the captains of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, Ichigo has his final showdown with a fully-powered Kageroza. Afterward Ichigo loses his own Soul Reaper powers, and a year later he's a normal teenager again—but could there be a way to restore his powers, and can the mysterious man who claims there is be trusted?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Beavis and Butthead Do America (Paramount, PG-13) "MTV junkies Beavis and Butt-head awaken one day to find their beloved TV stolen. On their adventure to do a murderous smuggler's wife, they encounter an FBI agent with a predilection for cavity searches, two rather familiar-looking ex-Motley Crue roadies, Mr. Van Driessen singing "Lesbian Seagull", a little old lady, and, of course, Mr. Anderson and his trailer."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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Flowers Of Evil Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "It takes only a second for evil to take root in the human heart, and for Takao Kasuga, the germination begins when his obsession with his beautiful classmate Nanako leads him to steal her used gym clothes. Unfortunately, this loathsome act of theft is witnessed by Nakamura, the strange girl who sits behind Takao in class, and she quickly blackmails him into fulfilling her own dark obsessions. As Nakamura's twisted tendrils worm their way into Takao's miserable psyche, their relationship blossoms, entwining him in a nightmarish existence as her virtual slave. But what is Nakamura's final goal? And will even poor Nanako be ultimately drawn in? The harvest has only begun as Takao finds himself led down the garden path to damnation when the seeds of sin and a soiled gym suit give birth to the Flowers of Evil!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Season 3 (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "The rules of the Dungeon always seemed simple: Enter, avoid traps, kill monsters and gather treasure. But when Bell rescues a young vouivre, Wiene, who is capable of speaking, it changes his understanding of what the Dungeon's monsters could be. Unfortunately, the discovery of the Xenos, a secret group of monsters who all speak, reincarnate, and are capable of rational thought, isn't welcomed by all. With many of the Familias remaining determined to destroy all monsters on sight, Bell and the Hestia Familia quickly find themselves confronted on multiple fronts, even as other Familias work in secret to exploit the Xenos for their own sinister gains. And when the Xenos are forced to defend themselves, all hell breaks loose!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray 

Monkey King: Reborn (Well-Go USA,) "After short-tempered trickster Monkey King is insulted while visiting a temple with his master Tang Monk, he destroys a magical tree and accidentally releases the ancient King of Demons, who kidnaps Tang Monk as revenge for his long imprisonment. Now, Monkey King and his fellow disciples must rescue their master within three days, before the demon king regains his full power and unleashes his armies to destroy the earth."
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray

Rick and Morty: Complete Season 5 (Warner Bros, TV-MA) "Hold onto your butts — it’s season five, baby! Rick, Morty and the fam are back with ten all-new episodes that consume unheld butts. Sex, romance, testicle monsters… a guy named Mr. Nimbus… It’s everything you want, get your butt ready!"
💿 FORMATS, Blu-Ray+Digital, Blu-Ray Steelbook, DVD

Ron's Gone Wrong (20th Century, PG) "Twentieth Century Studios and Locksmith Animation present "Ron's Gone Wrong," a heart-warming adventure about a young boy and a robot struggling to understand the meaning of true friendship in a world overrun with technology and social media. Directed by J.P. Vine, co-directed by Octavio Rodriquez and written by Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith, "Ron's Gone Wrong" features the voices of Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Glazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms and Justice Smith. The film is produced by Julie Lockhart and Sarah Smith with Elisabeth Murdoch and Peter Baynham serving as executive producers."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, 4K

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Shirobako The Movie (Eleven Arts,/Shout Factory) "Four years after the events of SHIROBAKO the series, Musashino Animation has gone through unprecedented changes and things are looking bleak for the studio. One day, Aoi Miyamori is offered a role managing a new theatrical animation project. With only a few months left before the deadline, can MusAni complete the project in its current state? It's up to Aoi to work alongside both familiar faces and new to finish the project in time!"

Upcoming Releases

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

The Mitchells Vs The Machines [UK] (Sony) Blu-Ray, DVD TBC
The Mitchells Vs The Machines (Sony) Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital December 14
Cartoon Saloon Irish Folklore Trilogy (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray LCE Dec 20 [UK]
Cartoon Saloon's Irish Folklore Trilogy (GKIDS) Blu-Ray LCE Dec 14 [Amazon Preorder]
Project A-Ko (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray Dec 21
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train (Funimation) Blu-Ray Dec 21
Weathering with You 4K (GKIDS/Shout Factory) 4K UHD Jan 4
The Batman: Complete Series [2004-2008] (WB) Feb 1
Catwoman: Hunted (WB) 4K, Blu-Ray Feb 8
Yasha-Hime: Half Demon Princess (Viz) Blu-Ray Feb 15

This Week's Best Deals

All prices are subject to change and do not include postage or delivery costs.

Baki  $89.98 $42.24
Digimon Adventure Tri  $69.95 $39.95
FLCL $49.98 $24.99
Kaji $99.98 $46.79
Millennium Actress $89.98 $18.16
Promare:  $26.99 $12.98
Sword of The Stranger  $19.98 $10.24
Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary 4K STEELBOOK $29.98  $20.86
Weathering With You $29.97 $19.29

Akira (4K ) $29.98 $19.99
The Cat Returns STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
Castle In The Sky STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
From Up On Poppy Hill STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
Injustice  (Blu-Ray) $16.57
Perfect Blue STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray) $26.98  $17.99
Porco Rosso STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
Ponyo STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
Princess Mononoke STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
The Secret World Of Arriety STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
Spirited Away STEELBOOK (Blu-Ray)  $26.98 $16.19
Transformers The Movie (4K Steelbook)  $17.99

Frozen II (Blu-Ray) £6.00 £4.00 
How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy (Blu-Ray) £14.99 £7.99

The Red Turtle (Blu-Ray) £8.70 £6.47
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Blu-Ray) £7.53  £5.08