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Out This Week: Sing 2, Spirited Away, Mystery Of Mamo and More

This week's new releases are a bonanaza for fans of retro animation. A brace of new releases from Disctotek Media include Lupin III's first theatrical outing The Mystery Of Mamo, Street Sharks and City Hunter. For those who like their anime more up-to-date, there are also new releseas for long runiing series One Piece and My Hero Acadmia, as well as Otherside Picnic and Ingress The Animation. Also released this week in the US are cult curio sci-fi Delta Space Mission and the Illumination hit Sing 2.
In the UK meanwhile, Funimation releases the first part of the long-awaited final season of Attack On Titan, while StudioCanal releases Amazon Exclusive Collector's Editions of Ghibli classsics Spirited Away and Only Yesterday.
Don't forget to check out this week's deals section, where RightStuf Anime is offering big discounts on Kodansha and Vertical related shows.

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UK Releases For March 28, 2022

Attack On Titan: The Final Season Part One (Funimation, 15) " It’s been four years since the Scout Regiment reached the shoreline, and the world looks different now. Things are heating up as the fate of the Scout Regiment—and the people of Paradis—are determined at last. However, Eren is missing. Will he reappear before age-old tensions between Marleyans and Eldians result in the war of all wars?"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital


Only Yesterday Collector's Edition [AMAZON EXCLUSIVE] (StudioCanal, PG) "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, MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO) and beloved filmmaker Isao Takahata, ONLY YESTERDAY is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humour and stirring emotion.  Realising that she is at a crossroads in her life, bored twenty-something office worker Taeko heads for the countryside. The trip dredges up forgotten memories: the first stirrings of childish romance, puberty and growing up, the frustrations of maths and boys. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self. The English language version features the voices of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire").


Spirited Away  Collector's Edition [AMAZON EXCLUSIVE] (StudioCanal, PG)"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 (KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO) and beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki comes the winner of the Best Animated Feature award at the 75th ACADEMY AWARDS® in 2002, SPIRITED AWAY. Chihiro, a headstrong 10-year-old girl, is travelling with her parents to their new home when her father takes a detour to explore a mysterious tunnel in the woods. On the other side they find a deserted and dilapidated theme park with a beautiful bathhouse at the centre. Unwittingly, they have strayed into a spirit world, a land of dreamlike scenery inhabited by ancient gods and supernatural beings, ruled over by the witch, Yubaba. With her parents held captive and Yubaba set on enslaving them forever, Chihiro must use all her energy to survive in this strange new place. With the help of Haku, a mysterious and brave young spirit, she is forced to overcome her fears in order to rescue her parents and escape. The visionary work from Hayao Miyazaki which set the benchmark for all animation to come after, SPIRITED AWAY is a remarkable fantasy adventure for adults and children alike. "


US Releases For March 29, 2022

City Hunter  3: The Complete  Third Season  (Discotek Media) "Ryo Saeba and his long-suffering partner Kaori are out to make the streets of Shinjuku safe for the weak, the poor, the down- trodden, the... Well, actually, Ryo’s just hoping for a little mokkori from a grateful client. And Kaori’s just hoping her 100-ton hammer is big enough to get Ryo’s mind off the girls and on his job. With a bevy of beautiful women and a host of dastardly villains hanging around, City Hunter’s got to be ready for any kind of action!"

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The Day I Became A God (Funimation, TV-14) "Yota had a future until Hina declares the world will end in 30 days. Though skeptical, he wonders of her divinity upon seeing her abilities at work. Is it true? Is it really the end? More importantly, why did she pick him to spend her final moments?"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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Delta Space Mission (Deaf Crocodile Films) "The year is 3084, man settled interplanetary space, but space is still full of secrets - On a research mission to a newly discovered Galaxy heads the most advanced spaceship, Delta, operated by an extremely powerful electronic brain. Project Delta was conceived in order to establish a dialogue between intergalactic civilizations. Soon after an alien journalist, Alma, was allowed to board the spaceship, she and the captain noticed that the super-brain that controlled the ship could act by itself. No one, however, counts on the fact that this artificial super intelligence will want to explore the area of human emotions and feelings. Eventually, they realize that the journalist's beauty was the reason for the brain's odd behavior. She became its muse. The enamored machine becomes out of control and threatens all living things around them."

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Haikyu!! Season 4 (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14)" Once again, determination and teamwork have helped the Karasuno High School volleyball team to qualify for the upcoming Nationals. Then, just as everything is starting to gel, the team is temporarily broken apart as two members are asked to attend special training camps, with Kageyama attending the prestigious All-Japan camp and Tsukishima invited to a special camp for first-years in Miyagi. While the rest of the Karasuno team doggedly continues their own practice matches, Hinata feels that he's being left behind. His audacious solution, crashing the rookie training camp, catches everyone off guard, yet he somehow manages to talk his way into being allowed to stay… even if it is only watching from the sidelines. And that change of perspective may be just what Hinata needs to advance his game up to the next level!"

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Ingress: The Animation Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14  ) "Psychometry - The ability to read the "memory" of an object; where it's been, who has handled it, and what events occurred in its presence. It's a special gift, one that makes investigator Makoto Midorikawa a unique and invaluable asset for the Metropolitan Police Force. Unfortunately, it can also get Makoto involved in things far beyond the scope of normal police work. When he touches a ring worn by the sole survivor of a catastrophic explosion, the memories unleashed launch him into a deadly game of cat and mouse against a massive worldwide conspiracy. With the aid of an amnesiac young woman, Makoto must solve the secrets surrounding a mysterious laboratory, its experiments with a dangerous substance called "Exotic Matter", and the dark forces that intend to use those powers to unleash a global nightmare!"

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Lupin III: The Mystery Of Mamo (Discotek Media) "The world's most wanted master thief, Lupin the Third is dead! Despite a coroner's report, Interpol Inspector Zenigata is skeptical and discovers that Lupin is actually alive and well and stealing! But who had set up Lupin's death and why? For now, questions are set aside, as Lupin, Jigen and Goemon immediately embark to Egypt to pilfer a stone artifact from a pyramid, with Zenigata in hot pursuit. Fujiko, lured by the promise of eternal youth and beauty by the sinister and enigmatic scientist known as Mamo, doublecrosses Lupin and steals the stone."

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Ms. Koziumi Loves Ramen Noodles (Discotek Media ) "Koizumi is a beautiful, unsociable high school girl that has secret, intense passion for ramen, attracting the attention of some of her classmates."

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My Hero Academia Season Five Part One (Funimation, TV-14) "The rivalry between Class 1-A and Class 1-B heats up in a joint training battle. With wildcard Shinso competing on both sides for a shot at joining the Hero Course, this showdown might just be a toss-up."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital

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One Piece Season 11 Voyage 7 (Funimation, TV-14) "As Leo rushes to save Mansherry, the Straw Hats and their allies take on the remaining members of the Don Quixote Pirates! Doflamingo unleashes on Law. Franky tries to destroy the SMILE Factory but is forced to face off with SeƱor Pink. Kyros continues his fight against Diamante, finally fulfilling a lifelong promise. Zoro launches a last-chance attack on Pica—with a little help from some allies."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

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Otherside Picnic (Funimation, TV-14) "Moments from death, Sorawo is saved by the mysterious Toriko in the Otherside. Discovering a beautiful but monster-filled dimension, they set out to explore this nightmare realm together. What they encounter could bring enlightenment—or drive them mad!"
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Rick and Morty The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Warner Bros, TV-MA) "Welcome to the world of Rick and Morty, a genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson. Missing for nearly 20 years, Rick arrives at his daughter’s doorstep looking to move in, but her husband isn’t too thrilled. Rick converts the garage into his lab and involves Morty in his insane adventures."
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Sing 2 (Universal, PG) " Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show." FORMATS: 4K UHD+Blu-Ray+Digital, Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital, DVD, Blu-Ray CE, Digital

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Street Sharks The Complete Series (Discotek Media) "When an evil genetic-engineer, Dr. Paradigm, illegally experiments with an untested DNA genetic formula, four brothers are accidentally transformed into monstrous half shark – half humans! Delighted with his success, the diabolical madman seeks to alter nature and tailor all humanity into sea creatures of his own design and control! The Bolton brothers – John, Bobby, Coop and Clint – team up to stop Dr. Paradigm and his deadly Seaviates from transforming the citizens of Fission City into mutants with no free will."

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Skull Face Bookseller Honda San (Discotek Media) "Honda-san is at war - with business, with out-of-print books, and with people who love manga! Who knew there were so many laughs to be found at the manga counter of a bookstore?! These are the day-to-day happenings that take place at a certain bookstore where the love of manga is abundant. Running out of popular volumes, stocking new collector’s editions, coordinating with publishers and co-workers, and of course dealing with all sorts of eccentric customers. A semi-autobiographical account from the manga author’s own experiences as a bookstore employee, this is a light-hearted look into the exciting world of Japanese manga/literature... retail."
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Tomorrow's Joe: The Movie  2 (Discotek Media) "Joe Yabuki has been missing for six months since his bout with rival Rikiishi Toru, but he can't stay out of the boxing ring for long. Joe returns to train at the gym under Namidabashi Bridge, but due to unsettled trauma from his last fight, he can't punch his opponents' faces without getting sick. Carlos Rivera, otherwise known as the "beltless champion", is scheduled to fight the World Champion, but when Joe gets a chance to spar with him, it sparks a new rivalry for both of them. Joe comes to set his sights on Jose Mendoza, the same World Champion that Carlos would fight, so that he may burn so brightly there'll be no embers left."
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Also Released


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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.

Mega Zone 23 (AnimeEigo) May 10
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 
The God Of High School (Viz) 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   
Constantine: House Of Mystery (Warner Bros) May 3
Belle (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Digital May 3, Blu-Ray May 17 
Nana Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks) May 17
Astro Boy (1981-82) (Discotek Media) May 31
Double Dragon (Discotek Media) May 31
Poupelle Of Chimney Town (Eleven Arts/Shout Factory) Digital May 3, Blu-Ray May 31 
El Hazard The Wanderers (RightStuf) June 14


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.

Akira 4K $29.98 $17.99
Bakemonogatari $189.98 $149.98
Drifting Dragons $69.98 $45.49
Flying Witch $49.98 $29.99
Gleipnir Season 1  $64.98 $38.99
Hitorijime My Hero $69.98 $41.99
In/Spectre Season 1 $49.99 $39.99
Kiss Him Not Me  $64.98 $38.99
Knights Of Sidonia  $89.98 $53.99
Love and Lies $59.98 $35.99
Parasyte The Maxim  $89.98 $53.99
Shaman King Original Series (Dubbed)  $59.95 $35.97
Vinland Saga $89.98 $53.99 
Your Lie In April $124.98 $99.98

Ghost in The Shell (4k) £24.99 
Soul £7.79

Amazon Featured Deals

Belle (Preorder)  $19.96
Big Hero 6 4K $17.99
Epic $5.99
Howl's Moving Castle $29.95 $10.98
Millenium Actresss STEELBOOK $22.99
Zootopia 4K $17.99