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Out This Week: Adventure Time: Distant Lands, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and More

We return to the world of Ooo this week as the complete collection of Adventure Time Distant Lands specials originally streamed on HBO Max, are available on Blu-Ray. New Blu-Ray editions of Nicktoon movies Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius and The Rugrats Movies also arrive this week, alongside the complete collection of Sonic Boom. Following the success of Mamoru Hosoda's newest film Belle (coming to Blu-Ray in May) Funimation issue a new edition of his breakthrough feature The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Readers in the UK can pick up new anime titles Anti-Magic Academy, The Promised Neverland and Yona Of The Dawn

Don't forget to check out this week's deals section, for the best animation deals this week!

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UK Releases For March 7, 2022


Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Patrol (Anime Ltd, 15) " Takeru Kusanagi is captain of the 35th Platoon, dedicated to hunting down witches and protecting people from spellcraft. Of course, that all SOUNDS good, but in truth the 35th is nothing but misfits. The sniper is easily flustered, the tech is problematic, and Takeru always insists on bringing a sword to a gun fight. It only gets worse when the director shunts ex-inquisitor Ouka Ohtori onto the team for being a little too trigger-happy around witches. But despite the chaos and lack of cohesion, Takeru cares about his team and mission. Can he soothe Ouka's rage at her past and pull the team together?"

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The Promised Neverland (Anime Ltd, 15) " As much as the children love her, she is not their mother. Although they live together, they are not related either. Grace Field House is where children without parents are taken in. An irreplaceable home for the 38 children that all live happily every day, even if they were strangers at first. However, the happy days at Grace Field House ended abruptly. In truth, their home is a farm, and the children are just human meat, food for the demons. Meanwhile, the Mum they love is a watchdog."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray 


Yona Of The Dawn (Funimation, 15) " From the studio behind Tokyo Ghoul and Fushigi Yugi comes the story of Yona - a typical teen despite being the sitting princess of the Kohka Kingdom. On her sixteenth birthday, she stumbles upon her father being brutally murdered by the man she loves. After the tragic discovery, Yona and her bodyguard, Son Hak, must flee the kingdom on a quest to find the four legendary dragons who can save her kingdom."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, Blu-Ray CE



 US Releases For March 8, 2022

Adventure Time: Distant Lands (Warner Bros, PG) "Adventure Time: Distant Lands contains 4 specials from the spinoff animated series directed by Miki Brewster and Jeff Liu.After a break from adventuring, a series of mysterious events leads Finn and Jake farther from home than they have ever traveled before. When they find themselves face to face with a monstrous evil, Finn and Jake must unite for the adventure of their lifetimes! Four specials explore the unseen corners of the world with both familiar and exciting brand-new characters."
Broken Blade (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects - or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a young king and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an "un-sorcerer," Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives."

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Funimation, PG ) "What if it was possible to avoid embarrassing situations? Suddenly, Makoto Konno can do this--  and more--when she discovers that she can jump back in time at will. Tests are a piece of cake, and she can have her favorite food anytime; what a great life! But she soon realizes that her little time jaunts are having adverse effects on the people she loves. Each time she races back in time to fix the problems she has created, it brings her one step closer to discovering the most wonderful secret in her young life."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Paramount, G) " When gooey green aliens kidnap all the adults in Retroville, it's up to Jimmy Neutron to come up with a plan to rescue them. The 11-year-old genius and his pals blast off in homemade rocket ships on an intergalactic mission."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray 



Planetarian OVAs + Movie Essentials (Funimation, TV-14 ) "For thirty years, a robot has waited for customers in an abandoned planetarium, oblivious to the worldwide devastation around her. When a Junker finally appears to scavenge supplies, she enlists his help to fix a telescope—and show him hope in the stars."
💿FORMATS; Blu-Ray+Digital 

Rugrats 3 Movie Collection (Paramount, G) " The biggest babies in the entertainment business land on Blu-ray in this remastered collection of their three big-screen, blockbuster adventures. The fun begins with THE RUGRATS MOVIE, based on the popular Nickelodeon series, and featuring an all-star celebrity cast alongside Tommy Pickles and his entire troupe of toddlers. In THE RUGRATS IN PARIS, Chuckie brings his pals to Europe, where they visit the City of Lights for one adventure after another. In the third movie, THE RUGRATS GO WILD, a family vacation takes an exotic detour. As the babies race wildly across the jungle, they soon discover another family on an adventure of their own—the Wild Thornberrys."
💿FORMATS; Blu-Ray+Digital
Sonic Boom: The Complete Series (NCircle, G) " Sonic Boom is an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks encounter bizarre cases of mistaken identity, androids from an outlandish land, odd inventions, malfunctioning giant tech-monsters, familiar faces (Shadow and more characters from the beloved Sonic game universe), and constant clashes with the offensive Dr. Eggman and his fiendish creations.


Upcoming Releases

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

Sing 2 (Universal) Blu-Ray, DVD  March 22
Mega Zone 23 (AnimeEigo) May 10
Millennium Actress STEELBOOK (GKIDS) Blu-Ray March 22
Spirited Away Collector's Edition (StudioCanal, PG) March 28 (UK) [Amazon Exclusive]
Only Yesterday Collector's Edition (StudioCanal, PG) March 28 (UK) [Amazon Exclusive]
Lupin The 3rd The Mystery Of Mamo (Discotek) Blu-Ray March 29
Rick and Morty Seasons 1-5  (WB) March 29
Demon Slayer The Movie Mugen Train CE  (Funimation) Blu-Ray April 4 (UK)
Flee (Curzon Artificial Eye) Blu-Ray, DVD April 11 [UK]
Only Yesterday STEEBOOK (GKIDS)  Blu-Ray April 19
The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya STEELBOOK (GKIDS)  Blu-Ray April 19
Knights Of Sidonia Love Woven In The Stars (Funimation) Blu-Ray April 12
Heavy Metal/ Heavy Metal 2000 (Sony) 4K+Blu-ray April 19
Haibane Renmei (Standard Blu-Ray) (MVM) April 25 (UK)
Cats Eye: The Complete First Series (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray April 26
City Hunter 91 (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray April 26  
Belle (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Digital May 3, Blu-Ray May 17
Poupelle Of Chimney Town (Eleven Arts/Shout Factory) Digital May 3, Blu-Ray May 31


This Week's Best Deals

All prices are subject to change and do not include postage or delivery costs, plus any additional taxes in the US. Titles are Blu-Rays unless otherwise stated.

Anonymous Noise $69.98 $41.99
Blue Spring Ride  $59.98 $35.99
Kamisama Kiss Season 1 $29.98 $17.99
Library Wars $39.95 $23.97
Love Stage!! $59.98 $35.99
Maid Sama $89.98 $53.99
Kiki's Delivery Service $29.95 $12.88
Howl's Moving Castle $29.95 $12.50
Promare $24.98 $12.47
Weathering With You $15.99