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Out This Week: RE: Cutie Honey, Gunbuster, Gay Purr-ee, Smiling Friends and More

Welcome to another edition of our weekly new release round-up. New this week is Hideaki Anno's take on the classic Go Nagai series RE: Cutie Honey,  vintage Chuck Jones feature Gay Purr-ee, the new season of  The Rising Of The Shield Hero and retro anime in the form of  Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. New to the UK meanwhile is Black Summoner and classic Hideaki Anno/Gainax OAV Series Gunbuster.

UK Releases For August 28, 2023


Black Summoner : The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, 12) "Kelvin finds himself reincarnated into another world—with a goddess, Melfina, as his servant and guide. He no longer has memories from his previous life—because he’s traded them for the advanced magic skills of a Summoner. But not so fast—first he must start his exciting new life as a common adventurer to avoid drawing too much attention to himself…for the time being!"

Gunbuster (Anime Ltd., 15) "2015: Earth's first faster-than-light ship, the Luxion, is lost, attacked by unidentified space monsters in the Perseus Arm. Six years later, Noriko Takaya, daughter of the Luxion's commander, enters the Okinawa Girls' Space Pilot High School, vowing to be a pilot and follow her father's trail to the stars. But is she prepared for the intense training to become a member of the elite Top Squadron? Noriko's fight has just begun and the fate of all humanity depends on her meeting the challenge!"

US Releases For August 29, 2023

A Couple Of Cuckoos Volume 1 (Crunchyroll LLC., TV-14) "Swapped at birth, super-student Nagi and social media star Erika’s lives are thrown for a loop when their parents arrange for them to get married. Between hiding the engagement, keeping grades up, and finding true love, high school’s never been so hectic!"

Cromartie High School (Discotek Media, NR) "The only thing for certain is that for Kamiyama, Cromartie High School is his reality. And what a surreal reality it is. Because this is where the toughest, meanest (and, often dumbest) students are sent to do time. At Cromartie, purple-mohawked bruisers and pencil-chomping street thugs are just part of every day life. And so is a 400-pound gorilla. And a macho brute named Freddie who travels with his own theme music. And, of course, Mechazawa, the student voted most likely to need an oil change. So pack your bags, put on your best tough-guy swagger, and get a lesson in insanity from the hilarious losers at Cromartie High. This is one class you won’t ever want to cut."

Gay Purr-ee (Warner Bros, G) "Mouser Jaune-Tom & housecat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement & excitement of Paris living. But upon arrival, she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune-Tom & his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her."

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection (Discotek Media, NR)"A pair of researchers stays behind on their dying planet of Eltria with their two daughters, Amitie and Kirie, in hopes of finding a way to revive the planet. But when the husband Granz falls ill it seems their dream of reviving the planet will die. Against her older sister's wishes, Kirie sets off with her childhood friend Iris to seek help from a distant alternate world. They arrive in Japan on Earth to search for the key to their planet's regeneration. There, they meet Nanoha, Fate and Hayate."

My Master Has No Tail Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "When a young tanuki (a dog-like creature resembling a raccoon) named Mameda tries to disguise herself as a human and cause mischief, it turns out that modern city slickers are just too sharp for Mameda's country tricks. But then Mameda discovers Rakugo, a Japanese entertainment form in which a storyteller uses a fan, unique gestures, and clever wordplay to tell tales with surprise twists and endings. It's not exactly the same thing as being a trickster… but then again, it sort of is! The tale that follows will have more than a few twists as a teller of tales takes on tutoring one untried tailed trickster!"

RE: Cutie Honey Complete Collection (Discotek Media) " Stars to the heavens! Flowers to the Earth! Love to humanity! The warrior of love returns! In the near future, a secret society known as Panther Claw terrorizes the citizens of Tokyo. Their goal: bring happiness to their all-powerful sovereign, Sister Jill. As hardheaded Inspector Natsuko Aki and her bumbling police force struggle to keep these evildoers at bay, a mysterious and beautiful heroine suddenly appears to save the day! Her name: Cutie Honey, the Warrior of Love!"

The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Iwatani Naofumi, a run-of-the-mill otaku, finds a book in the library that summons him to another world. He is tasked with joining the sword, spear, and bow as one of the Four Cardinal Heroes and fighting the Waves of Catastrophe as the Shield Hero. Excited by the prospect of a grand adventure, Naofumi sets off with his party. However, merely a few days later, he is betrayed and loses all his money, dignity, and respect. Unable to trust anyone anymore, he employs a slave named Raphtalia and takes on the Waves and the world. But will he really find a way to overturn this desperate situation?"
FORMATS; Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray LE

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (Discotek Media) "Head 'em up, move 'em out! Power stride and ready to ride! In the distant future, humanity has colonized the stars. To maintain peace and order across mankind's New Frontier, Earth's Cavalry Command develops the "Ramrod Equalizer Unit", a transforming battleship operated by their elite unit of special operatives, the Star Sheriffs, to defend the settlers of the galaxy. Their biggest threat? The Outriders, a group of extra-dimensional beings that intend to conquer our dimension and enslave humanity with their superior technology and weaponry. Armed with their wits, courage, and of course, Ramrod, it's up to Saber Rider and his team to stop the Outriders once and for all and bring peace to the universe!"

Shadows House: Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14)"Kate and Emilico stumble upon a mysterious robed shadow, the prime suspect for a new series of ghost incidents. While the Star Bearers turn their suspicions on the pair, they endeavor to clear their names—and uncover who’s really behind the robe."

Smiling Friends: Complete Season 1 (Warner Bros, TV-MA) "Pim and Charlie work for Smiling Friends Inc, a company whose only goal is to help people smile who are struggling to."

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