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Out This Week: Bocchi the Rock!, Rover Dangerfield, Lovely Complex, Sailor Moon Super S and More

Welcome to another fine edition of Out This Week. This week's new animated home entertainment releases include 1990's animated feature Rover Dangerfield, plus anime titles Bocchi the Rock!,  Lovely Complex, The Case Study Of Vanitas,  Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don't Believe in Humanity Will Save the World. It also includes classic old-school anime Sailor Moon Super S, Lupin III: Sweet Lost Night, and Urusei Yatsura.

New to the UK this week is the latest DC animated movie  Justice League: The Crisis On Infinite Earths Part One.

UK Releases For January 29, 2024

Justice League: The Crisis On Infinite Earths Part One (Warner Bros, 12) "The Anti-Monitor (the Monitor's evil counterpart) is released in the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the different Earths that compose it. The Monitor attempts to recruit heroes from across the Multiverse, but is murdered."
FORMATS: 4K, Blu-Ray, Digital

US Releases For January 30, 2024

Bocchi the Rock! - The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "A shy, awkward, and lonely high school student dreams of being in a band despite her doubts and worries, but when she is recruited to be the guitarist of a group looking to make it big, she realizes her dream may be able to be fulfilled and come true."

The Case Study Of Vanitas: Season One Part 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14)"Despite the cravings for blood, Vanitas continues to keep the vampire Noé close by. In hopes of ending another curse, the duo now pursues the mythic Beast of Gévaudan. But paladins, witches, and the return of an old nemesis stand in their way."

Giant Beasts Of Ars: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "In a time of Myths and Gods, giant creatures created and ruled over the lands of Ars. Then the first men came to claim the lands for themselves. Now war reigns as the wrathful Beasts seek to destroy the invaders, whose champions, the Nagimori, fight using the untamed magic of their Kannagi partners. But when Jiro, a Nagimori who's lost his partner, comes across a young woman whose powers have just awakened, he learns that she is on the run from a mysterious laboratory with sinister connections. Though still in mourning, Jiro agrees to partner with Kumi and her friend Myaa, as together they seek to piece together the mystery behind their creation, and to confront the giant Beasts."


Kurokami The Animation (Discotek Media, NR)" Ever since his mom passed away, Keita hasn’t been too crazy about the whole idea of “friends.” Moreover, he’s tormented by the memory of a chance meeting from just before his mother’s death - an encounter with a woman who looked exactly like her. In the midst of a shocking tragedy, Keita bumps into Kuro, a mysterious girl who claims that the woman wasn’t a doppelgänger, but something called a “doppeliner.” However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Keita and Kuro quickly discover that their destinies have become inextricably linked in a bloody, no-holds-barred brawl for survival."

Lovely Complex (Discotek Media, NR) "Everybody in school knows the very tall Risa Koizumi and extremely short Atsushi Otani – their constant bickering is basically comic relief for everyone else in class. But things between them take a turn during the Christmas of their freshman year, when Otani comforts Risa during a rough moment. Otani is too dense to notice, but by the time their Sophomore year cultural festival rolls around, Risa is ready to confess love!Will these two manage to get together by the time they graduate? A deeply touching comedy that will grab you by the heart- strings, Lovely Complex will have you rooting for Risa and Otani til the very last episode!"

Lupin III: Sweet Lost Night (Discotek Media, NR) "The latest treasure Lupin sets his sights for is a magical lamp. When he gets his hands on it he discovers a female genie lives inside. Too bad that his memory is wiped clean at the stroke of 7 o'clock and he awakes in Singapore. He's now determined to find out the secrets of the lamp, but he'll have to face getting his memory wiped every time 7 PM comes around."

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: TV Series 1 (Discotek Media, NR) "Nanoha Takamachi was just an ordinary third grader going to elementary school. However, one day, she met the mysterious ferret Yuuno, bearing a magical device called Raising Heart, and her fate to become a magical girl was sealed. Before long, she finds herself at odds with Fate Testarossa, a girl from another world, who fights over control of the dangerous and ancient “Jewel Seeds,” and the intervention of the Time-Space Administrative Bureau. Nanoha faces a long battle, but she doesn’t want to fight, she just wants to be friends. Can she use her magic to deliver her true intentions?"

Naruto Shippuden Set 2 (Viz Media, TV-14) "After several grueling battles, Gaara is rescued from the clutches of the evil Akatsuki! But the damage is done, and his life hangs in the balance! Back in the Village Hidden in the Leaves, Naruto gets an unwelcome surprise when he's attack by a cold and unfeeling shinobi named Sai, who is assigned to be his new teammate. The new Team Kakashi sets out on a spying mission in Orochimaru's deadly lair. A fateful encounter brings Naruto face-to-face with his old teammate now turned enemy, Sasuke!"

Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don't Believe in Humanity Will Save the World - The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Betrayed by his party, Nick wallows in misery until he meets three others who shared a similar fate. United by their distrust in humanity, they decide to work together to fund their coping mechanisms. The only problem? They’ll have to trust each other, too."

Rover Dangerfield (Warner Bros., G) "Rover, a street-smart dog owned by a Las Vegas showgirl is dumped off Hoover Dam by the showgirl's boyfriend. Rather than drowning, Rover winds up in your basic idyllic farm in a classic city-boy-in-country shtick."

Sailor Moon Super S: Complete Fourth Season (Viz Media, TV-PG)"A majestic, golden-horned pegasus has appeared in Chibi-Usa's dreams, requesting her aid! His plea turns out to be more than a dream when the fearsome Dead Moon Circus arrives in Tokyo—hunting Pegasus! Super Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians must fight, but without the Holy Grail, what is Super Sailor Moon to do? Pegasus has a solution and his power will change Super Sailor Moon forever!"

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Anime Ltd. TV-MA) "The democratic nation of Patria was created on the continent of Patria. Because of economical disputes, the country split north and south, creating the Northern Union of Patria and the Southern Confederation of Patria and they waged a long civil war. With their numbers dwindling, the North decides to use forbidden technology in order to defeat the South. This technology turns humans into monster-like soldiers, giving them almost godlike powers. And with those powers, the long war came to an end and peace was restored."

Urusei Yatsura: TV Series Collection 04 (Discotek Media, NR)
"It's been quite a while since that clown Ataru Moroboshi saved the world from alien domination by beating the wonderful Lum in a game of tag. For all the trouble he's caused since, the funky folks of Tomobiki Town can't help but admit that life wouldn't be the same otherwise… Even if the never-ending procession of obnoxious aliens and spiritual disasters still destroy everything on occasion. Now only if Ataru stopped skirt-chasing and finally paid attention to the emerald-haired beauty that's been in love with him since the start."

Upcoming Releases

Bill Plympton's The Tune January 31
Paprika 4K February 20
Extreme Dinosaurs February 20
The Great Pretender: Collector's Edition March 12
Suzume March 12
Wish 4K/Blu-Ray/DVD March 12
Black Bullet: Complete Collection April 2
Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra - Complete Collection April 09
Rozen Maiden: Complete Series April 16