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Out This Week: Sing 2, Cat's Eye, City Hunter 91, Hypnosis Mic and More


It's another big week in home releases for fans of old-school anime. Discotek Media has several titles hitting US shelves and virtual shelves this week. They include the latest volume of the popular City Hunter, and from the same creator, art-thief crime caper Cat's Eye making its Blu-Ray debut. Those who prefer their anime more up to date aren't left out, with highlights this week including Wonder Egg Priority and Hypnosis Mic.

In the UK meanwhile after a successful cinema run, Illumination's hit sequel Sing 2 arrives on disc this week.


Don't forget to check out this week's deals section, where you can make some major savings on top titles.

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UK Releases For April 25, 2022

Haibane Renmei Collection (MVM, 12) “Inside the walled-off city of Glie is Old Home, where the Haibane live. One day, unexpectedly, Rakka appears. Confused at first, she eventually gets used to her new world. But things will change again when one farewell comes at the end of a short summer”

Kaiba: The Complete Series (Anime Ltd, 15)
“A boy with no name awakens with a hole through his chest, a strange marking on his belly, and no memories. The one link to his past is a locket containing a picture of a girl whose name he does not know. Within moments he meets Popo, who unlike the memoryless boy has a purpose. Through Popo, the boy learns that where he is a body without memory, in this world there are many who are only memories with no body. The rich harvest the choice bodies, leaving only the dregs for those down below. And yet even though he has no memories, there are many who seem to want his life. How does he fit into this world where not even memories might be real?”

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Kakegurui: The Complete First Season (Anime Ltd, 15)”During daylight hours, an exclusive, elite private school prepares its illustrious students for careers in business, politics, and high society. But when darkness falls, the halls of this esteemed establishment transform into an underground gambling den where bright-eyed youngsters learn the timeless art of bluffing, backdoor dealings and social manipulation. In this school for the rich and elite, money is power, and the tyrant of the betting books rules with an iron fist. So when the beautiful Yumeko Jabami upsets the academy hierarchy with her voracious appetite for the thrill of the gamble, the entire student body mobilizes to send her house of cards tumbling down.”

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Sing 2 (Universal, U)”Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.”
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

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US Releases For April 26, 2022


Cat’s Eye Season 1 (Discotek Media, TV-14)” The 3 Kisugi sisters, Rui, Hitomi and Ai run the Cat's Eye Cafe. They are the daughters of Michael Heinz, a painter who mysteriously disappeared in the seventies. In order to find out what happened to him, they steal each item of their father's collection from their new various owners. They send out cards labeled "Cat's Eye" to the police warning them every time they plan a theft, but still manage to escape. Inspector Toshio Utsumi, in charge of the Cat's Eye case, happens to be Hitomi's boyfriend which proves very helpful for the girls, but creates obvious problems for Hitomi's conscience.”


City Hunter 91 (Discotek Media,TV-14) “It may not be over till the fat lady sings, but Ryo Saeba would rather make music with a beautiful woman. And mokkori is the sweetest music of all to City Hunter’s ears. At least until his partner, Kaori, strikes a sour note with her trusty 100-ton hammer. Then there are the various thugs, crooks, and just plain not nice people that want to put a permanent end to Ryo’s life. How’s a guy supposed to get any satisfaction out of his work with all those distractions? The streets of Shinjuku have never been safer—or more deadly.”


Dragon Goes House-Hunting (Funimation, TV-14) “A homeless dragon secures the services of a slightly evil elvish architect to help him find a new lair, hopefully one with a fireplace!”
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital


Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Rhyme Anima (Funimation, TV-14)”Rap group The Dirty Dawg could’ve taken over Japan—until they broke up. Now in rival groups, they face one another for control using the power of rap and the hypnosis mics—weaponized microphones that affect the spirit. Whose verse will end on top?”
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital


KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!: The Complete First Season & OVA (Discotek Media, NR)”A world of action and adventure! Just, not for him. Kazuma Sato decides that today is the day to get out of the house for a bit. Since he dies, pointlessly, it's clearly a bad choice. The goddess who greets him in the afterlife, however, offers him a chance to be reborn in a world not unlike that of a video game, and as a bonus she'll even throw in a cool item or power! Can't possibly be a bad choice, right?Except he arrives with no money at all, dead average skills, and his "bonus" isn't useful at all--since he picked the goddess, Aqua, herself. How are the two of them supposed to defeat the evil Devil King and live happily ever after? Well, for them, it probably starts with day laboring rather than adventuring. And it's only going to get more disappointing from there!”


Lupin III: Episode 0 - First Contact (Discotek Media, NR)”A news reporter interviews Jigen about how he first met Lupin.”


Mrs. Pepperpot: The Complete Series (Discotek Media, NR)”Mrs. Pepperpot shrinks to the size of a spoon! Fortunately, when it happens, she can talk to animals!The little old lady Mrs. Pepperpot has a secret. On occasion, and at random, she shrinks to the size of her teaspoon! But whenever it happens, she’s able to talk to animals, from her family pets and the friendly mice in her own house to the forest creatures outside.Mrs. Pepperpot’s unusual ability sometimes puts her in peril, but lets her help the village children, the animals in the forest, and even her grumpy husband in just the right ways.”


Mushibugyo: Complete TV Series (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14)”Cleaving insects in flight with one's sword was once an impressive display of samurai skill, but since Japan was invaded by the bug-monsters known as the "Mushi", it's impressive just to survive a battle with one. That's the task of the Mushibugyo, the warriors who specialize in fighting the insect scourge, and to erase a stain he brought upon his family's honor, young Jinbei Tsukishima is determined to join their ranks. It won't be easy, and the young swordsman has his work cut out for him impressing a team that includes a female ninja with a knack for explosives, a master of shikigami magic, and a roster of other powerful fighters. On the other hand, a certain beautiful and well-endowed innkeeper he rescues quickly becomes a fan, so at least there are some perks.”


Show by Rock!! Stars!!: Season Four (Funimation, TV-14)”Which of your favorite rock stars will shine the brightest? All the top bands from past seasons are back in Midi City for an epic encore, and this battle of the bands is set to feature their cutest-*ahem*-toughest competition yet!”
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital


Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck: Season Two (Funimation, TV-14)”Orphen is a powerful sorcerer whose sis was turned into a dragon. He'll stop at nothing to find her, even if he has to go it alone.”



Wonder Egg Priority: The Complete Season (Funimation, TV-MA)”This is the story of Ai, an introverted girl whose fate is forever changed when she acquires a mysterious “Wonder Egg” from a deserted arcade. That night, her dreams blend into reality, and as other girls obtain their own Wonder Eggs, Ai discovers new friends—and the magic within herself.”
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray LE


Also Released:

Four For ForePlay (Blu-Ray) [ADULT] • Shape Of Love: Do You Hate Girls With Dirty Minds? (Blu-Ray) [ADULT]

Upcoming Releases

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

Turning Red (Disney) 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD May 2 (UK)  
Turning Red (Disney) 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD May 3
Constantine: House Of Mystery (Warner Bros) May 3
Mega Zone 23 (AnimeEigo) May 10
Belle (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Digital May 3, Blu-Ray May 17 
Nana Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks) May 17
Lupin III Part 1: The Classic Adventures (Discotek Media) May 31
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 
5 Centimeters Per Second (GKIDS) Blu-Ray June 7
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (GKIDS) Blu-Ray June 7
The Place Promised In Our Early Days (GKIDS) Blu-Ray June 7
El Hazard The Wanderers (RightStuf) June 14
Panda Go Panda (GKIDS) June 21
Urusei Yastura Movie 4: Lum The Forever (Discotek Media) June 28

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.
Black Rock Shooter $39.95 $23.97
Ghost In The Shell 4K $22.99 $18.39
Love Live Sunshine $64.98 $20.99

Akira 4K
Black Lagoon £47.59
Flee £14.99
Only Yesterday £10.29

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Neon Genesis Evangelion $33.96 

Only Yesterday $17.99 

Promare  $11.98