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Out This Week: Unicorn Wars, Puss In Boots The Last Wish, Aoashi and More

Welcome to another edition of Out This Week. New animation hitting home entertainment this week includes the eagerly anticipated new feature from Alberto Vazquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children), Unicorn Wars. New anime titles include hit sports anime Aoashi and season 2 of Restaurant To Another World.  New to disc in the UK meanwhile is Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and anime features Goodbye, Don Glees and Kyoto Animation's Liz and The Blue Bird.

UK Releases For May 8, 2023

Goodbye, Don Glees! (Anime Ltd., 12) "Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life."

Liz And the Blue Bird (Anime Ltd., U) "Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are a pair of best friends in their final year of high school. They're both obsessed with the school's brass band club. With Mizore on the oboe and Nozomi on the flute, they spend their days in happiness, until the club begins to practice songs inspired by the fairy tale Liz und ein Blauer Vogel - "Liz and the Blue Bird". Immersed in this story, Mizore and Nozomi begin to realize that there may be no such thing as being together forever."

Over The Sky Collector's Edition (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."

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (Universal, PG) "Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives."

US Releases For May 9, 2023

Aoashi Part 1 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "When Aoi Ashito tries out for the J.League youth team, his soccer skills are put to the test. Now, this small-town star is playing with the best up-and-comers in the country. Is his raw talent enough to go pro? Or will he be beat out by the competition?"

The Demon Girl Next Door 2 Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14)"Yuko thought that her life had been turned completely upside down when she learned that she and her entire family were demons, but it seems the universe has only begun to mess with her now horned head. For example, what's a succubus supposed to do when she challenges one of the local Magical Girls to a duel, but they misinterpret it to be an invitation to hang out instead? Then there's questions like what kind of restrictions should you put on ancestors who borrow your body? And let's not even get into the issues of proper etiquette when the other local Magical Girl moves into one's apartment complex or inheriting stupidly powerful magical artifacts! Basically, Yoko's life is going to be hell as it's just one bedeviling problem after another!"

Restaurant To Another World: Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Western Restaurant Nekoya continues to serve more of your favorite otherworldly stories and mouthwatering dishes. Pull up a chair next to returning regulars and new patrons. If you’re lucky enough, that magical door might just change your life!"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray CE

Unicorn Wars (Shout Factory/GKIDS Films) "Teddy bears and unicorns have been at war for as long as anyone can remember. Private Bluey craves unicorn blood because it confers eternal beauty, according to the prophecy in the new religion’s sacred book. His brother, Tubby, is not cut out for war. He lacks confidence and is an emotional eater. All he wants is for his brother to love him. A teddy bear regiment leaves the training camp for a mission that will end in a brutal and disastrous final battle."