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Out This Week: Nadia Secret Of Blue Water, One Piece and More

The new animation releases on home entertainment this week are few in number, but one of them has a very significant in animation history. Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water is an early success from fan favourite studio Gainax and Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno, and the series arrives on Blu-Ray from GKIDS Films and Shout Factory in a new 4K restoration.

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UK Release For August 2, 2022

Emma: A Victorian Romance - Season Two  Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd., 12) "In the faraway village of Haworth, a new chapter in Emma’s life has begun. Now employed by the wealthy Mölders family, Emma has resolved to put the past behind her. She’ll have to adjust to a new house, a charming (but eccentric) new mistress, and a host of fellow servants, some with buried pasts of their own. Meanwhile, back in London, William is doing his best to uphold his father’s wishes as the Jones family heir, but try as he might, he can’t forget Emma. Yet, whenever he feels at his worst, Eleanor is always there to comfort him with a warm, shy smile. Could the answer to his broken heart be right before his eyes?"


US Releases For August 2, 2022 

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water  (GKIDS/Shout Factory) "It’s 1889 and people from around the globe are flocking to Paris to see scientific achievements at the Exposition Universelle despite rumors of dangers lurking in the oceans. While attending the fair, teenaged inventor Jean meets Nadia, a mysterious girl who possesses a highly sought-after crystal called Blue Water. Pursued by nefarious forces, the pair journey by sea and by sky to escape their would-be captors and to discover the secret of the crystal. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a sci-fi adventure on the high seas from Hideaki Anno. The classic series is a preview into Anno’s early directorial vision before creating Neon Genesis Evangelion, and returns with an all-new 4K restoration.

One Piece: Collection 30 (Crunchyroll, LLC, TV-14 ) "As Luffy faces Doflamingo for a final battle, the Birdcage's ultimate countdown begins, and Zoro leads an attempt to stop the cage itself. After the dust settles, Sabo tells his story, the Straw Hats aim to escape the Navy—and a new alliance is formed!

Shikizakura: Complete Collection  (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Kakeru Miwa might have been a totally typical Japanese high school student, but his life quickly transforms into anything but ordinary when his morning trek to school crosses paths with beautiful shrine maiden Oka Myojin. That's because Oka belongs to a secret group dedicated to fighting demon oni who cross from their dimension into ours by possessing the bodies of humans! This isn't your classic exorcist type job either, as the only reliable way of defeating these invading monsters requires donning a Yoroi, an incredible armored battle suit powered by an arcane mix of mystical arts and beyond bleeding-edge technology, then taking the oni on in mortal combat! Is that shocking? Yes. Dangerous? Extremely. But it's also more interesting than school, and Kakeru is quickly lining up to defend mankind!"

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.


Vivo  (Sony) August 9
Heavy Metal 4K  August 16
South Park Season 23 (Paramount) August 16
FernGully The Last Rainforest (30th Anniversary Edition) Shout Factory Aug 23
Belle 4K  (GKIDS) August 30
Project Ako 2 (Discotek) August 30
Lightyear (Disney) September 13
Gunbuster: The Movie (Sentai) September 13
Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter  (Discotek Media) September 27
Burn The Witch (Viz) October 4
Ranking Of Kings (Crunchyroll) October 11

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.

Aria The Animation S1 $49.99 $29.99
BanG Dream! $59.98 $35.99
Dr Stone Season 2 $64.98 $38.99
Kakegurui $69.98 $41.99
Made In Abyss $61.98 $41.99
Mr Osomatsu Season 1 $49.99 $39.99
Love Live! Sunshine!! $69.98  $41.99
Overlord Season 1 $49.98 $29.99
RWBY Collection 8 $24.98 $19.98
The Tatami Galaxy $49.98 $29.99

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