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Out This Week Lycoris Recoil, Trumptonshire, The Little Mermaid and More

Welcome back to another edition of Out This Week. New in the United Kingdom are newly restored Blu-Ray editions of the stop-motion favourites Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley- also available as a complete Trumptonshire boxset. Also released are a pair of anime feature films and the second half of popular anime Ranking Of Kings.

New in the US this week is the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, also released as a two-pack with the 1989 original. New anime titles this week include Lycoris Recoil, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 and Girls Und Panzer.

UK Releases For September 18, 2023

Camberwick Green (Fabulous Films, U)"Iconic British children's animated series set in the fictional, picturesque village of the title. Each episode opens with a character emerging from a music box and they will be the central character of the forthcoming story."

Chigley (Fabulous Films, U) "The third and final part of the 'Trumptonshire Trilogy' is set in the industrial hamlet of Chigley near Camberwick Green. Each episode tells the story of a local but also feature characters from the previous two series."

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko (Anime Ltd., 12) "Nikuko is a brash, jolly, scattered, and passionate woman in an otherwise sleepy seaside town in northern Japan. She’s also the single mother of 11-year-old Kikuko, who is her opposite in many ways. Kikuko is a string-bean of a young girl, pensive, quietly curious, and methodical in how she approaches life in this small harbor town. Nikuko embarrasses Kikuko as any mom of a preteen would, but Nikuko’s bold spirit makes her especially well-known in a town where Kikuko herself wants nothing more than to simply blend in. As Kikuko navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school, enhanced with touches of magical realism from her ever-present imagination, a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship. Based on the popular novel by Kanako Nishi."

Looking For Magical DoReMi (Anime Ltd., PG) "The story follows three adult women from the generation who grew up watching Ojamajo Doremi. A new magical story begins once they embark on a journey together."

Ranking Of Kings Season One Part 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, 15) Unable to hear or speak, Prince Bojji sets off on an adventure to prove that he’s a worthy heir... with the help of a shadow named Kage.

Trumpton (Fabulous Films, U)" A sequel, of sorts, to Camberwick Green but set in the larger, nearby town of Trumpton. Each episode opens with the town hall clock and ends with the fire brigade band playing. Every show tells the story of one of the townsfolk."

Trumptonshire (Fabulous Films) Contains Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley.

US Releases For September 19, 2023

AMAIM Warrior At The Borderline: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "In 2061, Japan suffers under tyrants and their AMAIM mech enforcers. But when quiet scavenger Shiiba Amou finds an A.I. that activates his scrapped AMAIM, he becomes a wanted rebel. Can this young freedom fighter start the revolution that Japan needs?"

Girls Und Panzer: TV and OVAs (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Putting schoolgirls in vintage military tanks and letting them run amok on a battlefield may sound completely crazy, but that's Tankery, the addictive sport/history lesson/free-for-all that's exploding at schools across Japan! Except at Oarai Academy, which is why Miho Nishizumi chose to hide there after drawing her "gun-fu" legend Mother's ire. Then Oarai is caught up in a Tankery competition to save the school, and the resulting arms build-up requires Miho to say farewell to her arms! It's a Tank Heaven for not so little girls as they blow things up in the most delightful ways in the uber-sized and bomb-tastic OVA and TV series collection of Girls und Panzer!"

The Little Mermaid (Disney, PG) "A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch, to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital, 4K, DVD, Digital

The Little Mermaid 2 Movie Collection Contains The Little Mermaid (1989) and The Little Mermaid (2023)

Lycoris Recoil: Complete Set (Aniplex, 13+) "For these peaceful days――there’s a secret behind it all.
A secret organization that prevents crimes called “DA - Direct Attack”, and their group of all-girl agents known as “Lycoris” keep Japan peaceful and its citizens safe. The elite Chisato Nishikigi is the strongest Lycoris agent of all time. She works alongside the mysterious and talented new agent Takina Inoue at a DA branch called Café LycoReco. Here, the orders this café takes range from coffee and sweets to childcare, shopping, teaching Japanese to foreign students, etc. It's mostly tasks unbefitting of Lycoris. The free-spirited and optimistic pacifist, Chisato. And the cool-headed and efficient Takina. The chaotic everyday lives of this mismatched duo begin!"


Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-MA) "Rem’s in a coma, and Subaru is the only person who remembers her. But this time, his power can’t bring her back. Desperate for solutions, Subaru follows a lead to the Sanctuary, where he meets the Witch of Greed and begins a trilogy of harrowing trials."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Collector's Edition

Utano Princesama: Maji Love Starish Tours (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "The members of STARISH were already close, but the events of the Maji LOVE LIVE Kingdom concert have bound them into a single unit, harmonizing their lives as well as their voices. Now there's just one thing on all their minds: what's next? It's a question that no one has an answer to yet, so maybe it's time to take a little break to ponder big thoughts as a group. But, of course, the daily duties of being an Idol can never be completely escaped, and just as they're starting to catch a little R&R, they're summoned back to the Shining Office for something huge in the two film Utano Princesama Maji LOVE STARISH TOURS collection!" 

Warrior King  (Cinedigm, PG-13) "In this epic true story inspired by the legend of King Gesar, a young man grows up in exile in a world overrun by demons and monsters. When evil forces threaten his home, he returns to save his people and embrace his destiny as great hero and ruler."

Upcoming Releases

Overlord IV  October 24
Goku Midnight Eye October 31
Cyber Six October 31
Familiar Of Zero  November 7
BLUELOCK Part 1 November 14