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Out This Week: My Dress Up Darling, Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water, South Park and More

Welcome back to another edition of Out This Week,  our regular round-up of all that's new to buy in the world of animation. As we hurtle into another month there's a decent selection of anime for fans Stateside. They include recent favourites My Dress Up Darling and Classroom Of The Elite, the complete collection of Familiar of Zero and Beast Tamer. For those on the look out for something edgier there is a pair of South Park releases- the 26th Season and two special events in Streaming Wars.

New for fans in the United Kingdom meanwhile is the 4K debut of Hideaki Anno's Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water and the Re:Cycle Of The Peguindrum two film collection.

UK Releases For November 6, 2023

Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water Part 1 (Anime Ltd, 12) "It’s 1889 and people from around the globe are flocking to Paris to see scientific achievements at the Exposition Universelle despite rumors of dangers lurking in the oceans. While attending the fair, teenaged inventor Jean meets Nadia, a mysterious girl who possesses a highly sought-after crystal called Blue Water. Pursued by nefarious forces, the pair journey by sea and by sky to escape their would-be captors and to discover the secret of the crystal. NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER is a sci-fi adventure on the high seas from Hideaki ANNO. The classic series is a preview into ANNO’s early directorial vision before creating NEON GENESIS EVANGELION and returns with an all-new 4K restoration."
FORMATS: 4K Limited Edition

Re:Cycle Of The Peguindrum Film Collection (Anime Ltd, 15) "What would you do to save someone you love? All brothers Shoma and Kanba know is that, after collapsing in an aquarium and apparently dying, their terminally ill sister Himari was somehow revived by a Penguin hat that she had wished for. Now they're on an impossible mission, because the price of keeping Himari alive is to find a mysterious object called the Penguindrum, and they'll do anything to save their sister. Anything. As they travel separate paths in their search, they'll have to unravel complex riddles, make alliances with strangers they know they shouldn't trust, and question the very fabrics of time and destiny. In two spectacular feature films combining elements from the acclaimed TV series plus dazzling new scenes and characters, the Penguinture begins again in RE: CYCLE OF THE PENGUINDRUM, PTS. 1 & 2!"

US Releases For November 7, 2023

Beast Tamer: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Kicked out of his hero party, beast tamer Rein soon runs into Kanade, a cat-eared girl from the strongest species. After she asks to be tamed by him, the two set off on an adventure together, adding more powerful species to their party along the way."

Classroom Of The Elite: 2nd Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Ayanokoji teams up with Horikita, who’s convinced she can ascend to a higher class. After surviving the island, they enjoy a luxury cruise - but a treacherous new test begins. Will students work for their class, their group, or themselves?"

The Familiar of Zero: The Complete Series (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière's name is longer than her list of positive accomplishments at the Tristain Academy of Magic. Cursed by her fellow students with the horrible nickname "Louise the Zero", she hopes that summoning a surprisingly strong Familiar will turn her luck around… but instead of some cool mythical creature, Louise summons a normal human from Japan! Now Sato Hiraga is magically bound to an incompetent sorceress, but there may be more to her seemingly mediocre magical powers than meets the eye!"

More Than A Married Couple, But Not Lovers (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Completely incompatible, Jiro and Akari are struggling with the class marriage project. But if they can ace the test, they’ll end up with someone they actually like. Will friction ruin this marriage? Or will pretend feelings become something real?"

My Dress Up Darling: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-MA)"High schooler Wakana Gojou cares about one thing: making Hina dolls. With nobody to share his obsession, he has trouble finding friends or even holding conversation. But after the school's most popular girl, Marin Kitagawa, reveals a secret of her own, he discovers a new purpose for his sewing skills. Together, they'll make her cosplay dreams come true."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray CE

South Park: The Streaming Wars (Paramount, NR) "After a drought begins in Denver, farmers from South Park are offered to create a streaming service to supply water in exchange for money. Stan Marsh and Tolkien Black create popsicle stick boats to prove that the streams flow to Denver; however, they begin to get greedy."

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Paramount, NR)"Kids say the foulest-and funniest-things in Comedy Central's off-the-wall, "adults only" animated series that quickly became a cult favorite. Join good-natured Stan Marsh, brainy Kyle Broflovski, big-boned miscreant Eric Cartman, and born-to-die Kenny McCormick as they struggle with grade-school life in the twisted town of South Park, Colorado."