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Out This Week: Date A Live IV, Majestic Prince, Attack On Titan and More

Welcome back to another edition of Out This Week, your regular round-up of the latest animation home entertainment releases. This week's releases include Date A Live IV, Majestic Prince and Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs. New to the UK this week are Attack On Titan: The Final Season Part Two, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 2 and Free: Final Stroke Part One.

UK Releases For May 22, 2023

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, 12) "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 counter attack. 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."

Free! Final Stroke- Part One (Anime Ltd., PG) "Haruka finally arrives in Sydney, the dream destination for his world-class competitive swimming aspirations. As he steps into this new frontier, he is faced with his friends and rivals from the All Japan Invitational, including the current world champion Albert Volandel. In order to stand at the very top of the world, what sacrifices will Haru have to make? Can he hold onto his dream of swimming with his friends?"

US Releases From May 23, 2023

The Addams Family (2019) (Warner Bros, PG) "A CG animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Date A Live IV (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "With multiple Spirits now living with him, Shido’s juggling act of giving them attention seems never ending. Especially because they keep on coming! But when he meets a Spirit who knows about his secret operation, he’ll have to put his charm to the test."

The Majestic Prince: The Complete Series (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Humanity was about to make its next great leap in the conquest of space when the attack came. As it quickly became clear that the alien Wulgaru's technology for warfare far surpassed that of Earth's, desperation set in. But there was one hope - the genetically modified humans who had been intended for the next wave of exploration.Now, coupled with new and untested advanced weapon systems, the Evolved Children have instead become Mankind's last line of defense. Their task seems as impossible as it is simple, to follow orders, to kill the enemy, and to fight to their last breath. Izuru, Asagi, Kei, Tamaki, and Suruga of Team Rabbits were meant to be explorers. Instead, they've become cannon fodder in the deadliest of battlegrounds, the empty void between the stars..."

Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series (Viz Pictures, TV-Y7-FV) "It’s a big, big world, but you know where to find Ash and Goh—battling and catching Pokémon from Kanto to Galar! With Pikachu, Cinderace, and their other Pokémon beside them, our heroes continue to travel all over the world to research Pokémon for Cerise Laboratory. Along the way, Ash climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings, and Goh adds more Pokémon to his Pokédex in his quest to catch Mew. Meanwhile, Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokémon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee. New friends, returning rivals, and exciting adventures await—as the journey continues!"


Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs - Season 1 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "After beating an insufferable otome game, Leon wakes up in its world! Now he’s living as a lowly background character, and without money or status, he won’t get far. Luckily, he knows the winning strategies. Plus, he’s got serious main character energy!"

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