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Out This Week: Devil-Man, The Spine Of Night, Scarlet Nexus and More

Welcome back to another edition of our new release round-up. This week there is a mix of new and classic anime from Scarlet Nexus to the original 70's Devilman TV series (both in the US). In in the UK meanwhile there's the chance to pick up 80s-style fantasy epic The Spine Of Night.


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UK Releases For October 24, 2022

Burst Angel Collector's Edition (MVM Entertainment, 15) "A new law and a dark underground syndicate have delivered devastating chaos to Tokyo. The city’s only chance for survival is a fearless mercenary, her dangerously beautiful comrades and a massively armed AND ARMORED MECH. In this land where war has spread like a disease they will have to put their very existence on the line and fight to be the cure."


Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Anime Ltd, PG) " She’s ready to capture your hearts! Key that hides the forces of dreams-release! Join Cardcaptor Sakura as she faces a new power, new friends, and reunites with some familiar faces. As Sakura settles into a normal routine, she prepares to face her newest challenge―junior high! While her classes are challenging, things start looking up when Syaoran reappears and says he’ll be staying for good. But when she has a strange dream about a mysterious figure and wakes to find her Sakura Cards completely clear, she must return to her duty as Cardcaptor. Ready to take on these cards with a new key and new wand, Sakura will face this mystery with the help of her friends―and seriously cute outfits!"


Fairy Gone The Complete Season 1 (Crunchyroll, 15) "From the director of Drifters, and the creator behind Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, comes a war-torn world on the brink of calamity. Able to summon fairies as alter-ego weapons, former soldiers become government dogs, mafia members, and even terrorists in search of purpose beyond the battlefield. Who will maintain the peace they all fought for nine years ago?"


The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: TV Series Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd, 15) "Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan…until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor, a man who wouldn’t know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside, has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze! The crew of this run–down ship is the craziest, rag–tag team of misfits you’re ever likely to see, and they’re not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they had better learn to work together, because they’re about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire! For better or for worse, the Earth’s fate has been placed in the hands of a man who’s either a total idiot, or an absolute genius…"
Quintessential Quintuplets (Crunchyroll, 15) "Uesugi Fuutarou, a high school second-year from a poor family, receives a highly appealing offer to work part-time as a tutor... but his students turn out to be girls from his own class! What's more, they're quintuplets... and all five are beautiful, but happen to be problem students who have borderline grades and hate studying! Looks like his first assignment will be to win all the sisters' trust?! Every day is a wild party in this rom-com centering around the quintuplet sisters of the Nakano household!" 

Radiant The Complete Season 1 (Crunchyroll, PG ) "Seth is an aspiring sorcerer from the Pompo Hills area. Like all wizards, he is an "infected," one of the few living beings who survived the contact of the Nemesis―creatures fallen from the sky that contaminate and decimate all those they touch. Being immune to them, Seth wants to become a Hunter and fight the Nemesis. But more than that, Seth wants to engage in a quest that goes beyond the simple hunt for monsters. He wants to find the Radiant, their presumed cradle. Aided by a faction of fellow sorcerers, he travels the world in search of the Radiant, under the harsh scrutiny of the Inquisition. "


The Spine of Night (Acorn Media, 18) "Ultra-violent, epic fantasy set in a land of magic follows heroes from a different eras and cultures battling against a malevolent force."

US Releases For September 25, 2022



Devilman: The Complete TV Series (Discotek Media)"Following an accident in the Himalayas, Akira Fudo’s body has been taken over by none other than the fearsome demon, Devilman. However, upon living with the Makimura family, Devilman has come to find himself rather fond of humanity - even if it means getting roughed up by his girlfriend, the Most Dangerous Miki Makimura for acting out, much to the Demon Lord Xenon’s dismay.Wishing to kill the traitor, Xenon begins unleashing a series of cruel, grotesque demons unto Earth, and only Devilman stands between them and humanity’s demise. Can the reluctant hero save his soul while keeping the city and his secret identity safe? Devilman is an unforgettably dark, twisted melding of the superhero and devil genres and lightened with a perverted sense of humor."

The Flying Phantom Ship  (Discotek Media) "Hayato's peaceful life with his parents and his dog is brought to a dramatic, terrible end when a giant robot, said to be sent from a flying ghost ship, devastates the city, killing hundreds including Hayato's parents. Shortly before his death, Hayato's father reveals that he is not really their son. Hayato is now alone, struggling in this strange new world left after the disaster, where giant machines and monsters control the world. He sets on a dangerous quest to discover the mysterious powers that be, only to discover that he is directly connected to it all..."

Higurashi: When They Cry - SOTSU: Season 2 (Crunchyroll, LLC , TV-MA)"Rika and Satoko have idyllic lives in rural Hinamizawa, so when a goddess offers the ability to keep it that way, Rika grabs it. But while she enjoys their new world, her best friend’s slowly losing it. Satoko’s plotting a way out—and it won’t be pretty."

Lupin III: Dead or Alive (Discotek Media) " When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect."

The Princess and the Pilot Blu-ray (Discotek Media) "The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. When the Amatsukami catch wind of this, they assault the del Moral residence, targeting Juana's life. As a last-ditch effort to bring the prince his bride, the San Maltilia Airforce employs a mercenary of mixed blood—a bestado—to fly Juana to the prince in secret. The pilot, Charles, accepts the mission...but traversing an ocean alone, and into enemy territory, proves a much more dangerous ordeal than anyone could have anticipated."

Revue Starlight: The Movie  (Sentai Filmworks,TV-14)"The stage emulates life and compresses it, setting free skills learned over lifetimes in brief but dazzling displays for the amusement and judgment of others. For the performers, it is the ultimate risk, and some will rise while others must fall. Nowhere is this truer than at the Seisho Music Academy, where music, dance and real weapons all come into play in the creation of the next great Star. Karen and Hikari’s destinies have been linked since a childhood promise, but their journeys here have taken very different paths. Now, after Hikari leaves, Karen must discover who she is without her opposite, while Hikari must rediscover her own course. Nor are they the only girls who must reassess and change if they want to achieve their dreams..."

Scarlet Nexus: Season 1, Part 1 (Crunchyroll, LLC, TV-14)"The enemy: brain-eating monsters called Others. The mission: total extermination. Saved by the Other Suppression Force as a child, psychokinetic Yuito strives to repay his debt. Meanwhile, prodigy Kasane’s dreams may hold the key to Earth’s salvation."
FORMATS Blu-Ray+Digital

Sexy Magical Girl Ai ( Kitty Media, Rated 18+)
[ADULT] "Three fierce Magical Warriors, Ai, Rin, and Meg, join forces to wage war against the demonic Yuragi who have begun to possess and corrupt humanity, threatening to ultimately destroy civilization. The mastermind behind it all is Shin and his mutant daughter Mayu who control the Yuragi to orchestrate their doomsday master plan. When Shin captures the trio of warriors, he submits each of them to unrelenting tentacle torture! Will the trio survive the ordeal and defeat Shin, his daughter Mayu and the massive, monstrous Yuragi army?"


To Be Hero & To Be Heroine: Complete Collection (Discotek Media) "Old Man, is very attractive but a terrible slob, a failure as a father, and works as a toilet seat designer. He’s divorced from his wife, and lives with his daughter, Min-chan, who is both very smart and athletic. One day, as he was taking a dump, he was sucked into his toilet and given the important job of becoming a hero to save the world! He ends up having to give up his good looks for a chubby frame in exchange. Old Man’s battle to protect Earth and Min-chan is about to start!"

Tsukipro 2 the Animation: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-PG) "Being a singer in a famous group isn't the easiest life, as preparing for competitions, creating new music, and performing on stage takes up much of their time. Despite the endless cycle of travel, rehearsals, and occasionally getting to sleep, however, the members of SOARA, Growth, SolidS, and QUELL all still find a myriad of other things taking up their day. Helping friends and family, and giving advice to fellow performers are daily occurrences, but then there are more special opportunities like appearing on reality shows and TV dramas and even studying Flower Arrangement. Sometimes things get even wilder and stranger, like chasing down supernatural mysteries and experiencing feudal times! But while they do work hard, if they're working with their bandmates or playing for their fans, it's the greatest job ever!"

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.

Summer Ghost (Shout Factory/GKIDS) November 1
Belle STEELBOOK (Shout Factory/GKIDS) November 1    
Royal Space Force: The Wings of HonnĂȘamise 4K (Sentai) November 4
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm Blu-ray (Warner Bros.) November 8
Fruits Basket -prelude- (Crunchyroll) November 8
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S: Season 2  (Crunchyroll) November 8
Cats Eye Season 2 (Discotek Media) November 28
Sherlock Hound (Disctotek Media) November 28.
Coraline 4K STEELBOOK (Shout Factory) December 13
ParaNorman 4K STEELBOOK (Shout Factory) December 13
My Hero Academia S5 part 2 (Crunchyroll) December 20
Goodbye, Don Glees (Shout Factory/GKIDS) December 27