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Out This Week: Primal, Yang Jian, Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, and More

Welcome to another edition of Out This Week. There are a number of major new titles released this week including the second season of Genndy Tartakovsky's acclaimed Primal,the third season of Star Trek Lower Decks, major crossover event Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen Part One, and Chinese studio Lightchaser Animation's latest feature Yang Jian.

Across the pond, UK releases this week include Attack On Titan The Final Season Part 2, Over The Sky and classic sci-fi anthology Memories.

UK Releases For April 24, 2023

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC,  15) "Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world. They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's wet dream quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength?"

Attack On Titan The Final Season Part 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, 15) "Just as the Jaegerists seize control, Marley launches their counterattack. Now shouldering the sins of the past, Eren enacts his true plan to protect Paradis. But what will remain in his wake? The line between right and wrong blurs in the fog of war."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Limited Edition

Burst Angel Collection (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 Part 2 (Anime Ltd., PG) "Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Toya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. Or she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father’s study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader."

The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: TV Series (Anime Ltd., 12) "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…"

Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One (Warner Bros, PG) "Members of the Justice League are transported to the world of Remnant and find themselves turned into teenagers. The Remnant heroes combine forces with the Justice League to uncover why their planet has been mysteriously altered."

Memories (Anime Ltd., 12) "Created by celebrated anime master Katsuhiro Otomo, MEMORIES consists of three dazzling stories, each delivered with its own astonishing style. MAGNETIC ROSE, directed by Koji Morimoto and based on a manga short by Otomo, concerns two space travellers following a distress signal who are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. In director Tensai Okamura's STINK BOMB, a young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. Otomo's own CANNON FODDER depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy."

Over the Sky (Anime Ltd., 12) "Mio has feelings for her childhood friend Arata, but can't convey her feelings. One day, as they continue their delicate relationship, the two fight over something trivial. After letting tensions settle, Mio goes to make up with him in the pouring rain. While on her way, she gets into a traffic accident. When she regains consciousness, a mysterious and unfamiliar world appears before her eyes."

US Releases For April 25, 2023

Chivalry of a Failed Knight: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA)" Despite the fact that his family has always been powerful Blazers who can manifest weapons or other powers from their souls, Ikki Kurogane's own abilities are so poor that he's earned the unfortunate nickname of the "Worst One" around the Hagun Academy. Then things change for Ikki in the most surprising way when Princess Stella Vermillion, the most promising Rank-A Blazer to come along in many years, transfers to Hagun and challenges him to a duel where the loser must obey the winner for the rest of their life. To the shock of both Ikki and the Princess, he wins! And now that the Worst One has inexplicably beaten the legendary Crimson Princess, even if by a complete fluke, life will never be the same for either of them!"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray Steelbook

The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final (Discotek Media) "Our planet is under threat once again, starting with a series of extreme climate events that begin to occur all across the globe. A mysterious new foe known as the 11 Planetary Masters of Sol have appeared on Earth, launching an attack in pursuit of a mysterious substance known as the Q-Parts. As if that wasn’t enough, the universe has begun to shrink! Peace on Earth is being threatened from all angles, and it’s up to the Braves to uncover why. Could the Q-Parts be related to the Shrinking Space Phenomenon threatening our galaxy? Who are the 11 Planetary Masters of Sol, and what are they planning to do with the mysterious substance? Can the Shrinking Space Phenomenon be stopped, or is our world doomed to destruction? The stakes have never been higher for the Braves, who must unite once again and travel beyond our galaxy to solve these mysteries and defeat this dark new foe!"

GATE: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "The nightmare descends on Tokyo's prestigious Ginza shopping district without warning as a dimensional gateway opens, unleashing an army of monsters and armored men upon the panicking crowds! One man, though, is slightly better prepared than anyone else: Yoji Itami, a Defense Force reservist and a rabid comic and sci-fi fan who's seen this scenario played out in countless fantasies. That's just enough edge to help rally the police and first responders, turning back the invasion! And for his quick actions, he's rewarded with a promotion, restoration to active duty, and thrown right back into the fire with the vanguard team charged with exploring beyond the portal! But even as he's facing off against elves, beast men, and other fantastic creatures, the worst danger of all is lurking behind him, on the human side of the GATE!"

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros, TV-MA)"Coming off an award-winning final season of Samurai Jack, Adult Swim reunites with creator Genndy Tartakovsky on a new animated series. Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world."

Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One (Warner Bros, PG) "Members of the Justice League are transported to the world of Remnant and find themselves turned into teenagers. The Remnant heroes combine forces with the Justice League to uncover why their planet has been mysteriously altered."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital, 4K, Digital

New Gods: Yang Jian (GKIDS Films/Shout Factory)"Fifteen hundred years after the war of gods, the heaven declined. Yang Jian, the God of Erlang, made a living by working as a catcher. One day, Yang Jian was ordered to hunt down a young man, his own nephew."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD Digital

Saint Tail (Discotek Media) "Meimi is an average student at St. Paulia’s Private School by day, but at night, she becomes the mysterious and magical thief - Saint Tail! With the guidance of her best friend, Seira, a nun-in-training, Saint Tail steals back treasures that were unjustly taken from the innocent. Despite her virtuous motives, she is still pursued not only by the police, but also by her classmate, Asuka, Jr. Friends at school but rivals by night, Saint Tail finds it difficult not to play a coy game of cat and mouse with her eager young pursuer. Will the young sleuth catch his thief or will she steal his heart?"

Sonic X: The Complete Series [Subtitled] (Distcotek Media) "Once again, the villainous Doctor Eggman has gathered the seven Chaos Emeralds for his latest dastardly scheme. And right on cue, like a bolt from the blue, Sonic (the quickest hedgehog around) arrives to save the day! But when Chaos Control is triggered by accident, Sonic and his friends—Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and the rest—are all catapulted to another world. This world is strangely different from their own, and our heroes don’t know how to get back home! To make matters worse, Eggman and his sinister allies are stuck in this new location right along with them. To make it back to their world, our supersonic heroes will have to make tracks to hunt down the Chaos Emeralds before Doctor Eggman, who will stop at nothing to conquer this exotic new land for his evil Eggman Empire. The race is on, and Sonic’s gotta go fast! Make time for relaxation, ‘cause Sonic X is out of this world!"

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Season 3 (Paramount Pictures) "Created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Solar Opposites”), season three of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS challenges the U.S.S. Cerritos ensigns in (hilarious) ways they could never imagine, starting with a shocking resolution for season two’s epic cliffhanger finale. The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. The Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore; and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.?"

Tweeny Witches: Complete Collection (Media Blasters, 13+) "Arusu is a young girl who truly believes in magic with all her heart and soul. Her dreams literally come true when she’s thrust into a fantastical realm inhabited with fairies, witches and strange magic spells! With the help and friendship of two young witches, Sheila and Eva, Arusu quickly masters some magical powers. Soon, the trio find themselves opposing rival witches, a mysterious pirate, and sinister invading forces! Despite their hair-raising adventures, nothing can stop the three girls from fulfilling their individual hopes and dreams!"

Urusei Yatsura: TV Series Collection 01 (Discotek Media) "Not much is notable about the lecherous Ataru Moroboshi, but his extraordinary bad luck sticks out like the horns in an alien's head. When Earth is threatened by a fleet of alien invaders known as the Oni, Ataru is selected to represent humanity in a duel against one of them. It's a stroke of rare luck for Ataru that the duel is in fact a game of tag, and that his opponent is Lum, daughter of the Oni's leader, who places her personal dignity above victory—as Ataru finds out by seizing Lum's bikini top and with it, victory. However, misfortune kicks in again when Lum mistakes Ataru's promise to marry his girlfriend, Shinobu Miyake, as the desire to wed Lum herself, and decides she rather likes the idea. Wielding her influence as an alien princess, she moves in with him. Forced to deal with the consequences of his womanizing ways, Ataru must balance his crumbling relationship with Shinobu while keeping Lum happy, all the while flirting with every woman he meets."