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Out This Week, Fate/Stay Night, Jujutsu Kaisen, Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie and More

Welcome back to another edition of our new release round-up. This week's highlights include recent anime series Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie and Tomodachi Game, and perenial favourite Fate/Stay Night.  UK releases include family feature Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and the second half of season one of Jujutsu Kaisen.


UK Releases For May 1, 2023


The Amazing Maurice (Dazzler Media, PG) "This story follows Maurice, a streetwise cat, who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a dumb-looking kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate."

Jujutsu Kaisen: Season 1, Part 2 (Anime Ltd., 15)  "A boy fights... for “the right death.” Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What’s more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse. After escaping from Itadori and Nanami, Mojito reunites with Geto and the others to try and move their plan forward. Meanwhile, Jujutsu High is about to host its Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event. Fushiguro, Kugisaki and the second years Maki, Toge, and Panda all meet up to greet Todo and the other Kyoto students on arrival. Sparks immediately start to fly when Gojo rushes in late to the meetup and presents his surprise..."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray CE

Samurai 7 Collection (MVM Entertainment, 15)"Set in a futuristic world that has just witnessed the end of a massive war, scores of villages are terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. But the Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were once Samurai, who during the war integrated their living cells with machines to become dangerous weapons now appearing more machine than man. Absolute power corrupts, and their reign of terror is increasing its hold on the countryside. But one group of villagers has had enough, deciding to hire samurai to protect their village. Kirara is a young priestess who travels to the city seeking out protection. One by one, she encounters brave samurai that the war has left behind. These men of skill and valor are each unique and not without their quirks. But can they come together as one to defend the helpless village?"

US Releases For May 2, 2023

Fate/Stay Night: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14)"Shirou Emiya has only just begun to learn to use magic, yet when he finds himself caught in a battle between two powerful Magus, he somehow manages to perform a spell far above his expected abilities and summons a beautiful heroic spirit to protect him! But now he and the woman known as Saber find themselves trapped in a secret game of dark magic and duels to the death known as the Holy Grail War. A prize of unbelievable power is at stake, but can the inexperienced Shirou and Saber survive long enough to become real players? They'll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination as Shirou scrambles to learn everything he'll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Servants face off in mortal combat!"

Final Examination Kujira (Media Blasters, 13+) Like snow falling in the summer, like a cicada lamenting the coming of winter, in a town watched over by a whale in the sky, the extraordinary never seems out of the ordinary. Spectacles that never seemed possible now become a flesh and soul reality. In this mystical realm comes the tale of an event that turns heads in this town of daily miracles. Welcome to the world of Final Examination Kujira! In the past, Mutsumi and Sae enjoyed a friendship and many adventures. When their time together came to an end, they made plans to meet again in the future at an appointed time and place. At the appointed time, however, there is no sign of Mutsumi. A few years later, Mutsumi happens to pass through the designated meeting place on his way to school where he meets Sae, who has been waiting for him all these years. They resume their play again but, tragically, their reunion doesn't last very long. 

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC., TV-14)" Izumi is naturally unlucky, but at least he’s lucky enough to have a girlfriend! And she isn’t just cute. Shikimori is a fierce competitor, a flirt, a romantic, and day by day she’s showing Izumi why she’s the ultimate “heartthrob girlfriend.”"

Tomodachi Game: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC., TV-14)"After his classes’ school trip fund is stolen, Yuichi and his best friends are abducted to play a debt repayment game. But there’s more than money on the line. Their bonds will be tested with dark secrets and a lingering question: Who’s behind it all?"