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Out This Week: The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie, Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace, Flying Witch and More

Welcome back to Out This Week for the first time in 2024. This edition covers two weeks to account for our Christmas and New Year Break. New releases this time include anime feature films The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie,  The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes and Tsurune: The Movie - The First Shot. Also new is Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace, One Piece Season 13 Voyage 4 and Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Season 4 Part 2.

New in the UK this time is Flying Witch, Mobile Fighter G Gundam Part 2 and Gundam Build Fighters: Season One Part 2.

UK Releases For January 1, 2024

Mobile Fighter G Gundam Part 2 (Anime Ltd., 12) "The Battle Royale begins! Domon must defeat his friends and face the Four Evil Kings. But with the fate of his brother still fresh on his mind, Domon and the rest of the Shuffle Alliance must face the ultimate test as they rocket into space to save the Earth. Beside them stands all of the Gundams from all of the nations of Earth. The Gundam Federation has been formed to prevent the destruction of the Earth from the Ultimate Gundam. But is it too late?"

US Releases For January 2, 2024

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Teenage Tutor Fuutaro Uesugi has to finally choose between the 5 Nakano Sisters, who all have feelings for him, at the School's Upcoming Cultural Festival; the event that will lead to his Wedding to one of them in a Flash-Forward."

UK Releases For January 8, 2024

Flying Witch: Complete Collection (MVM Entertainment, U) "Aomori, Japan. In a land blessed by nature's bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live in the house of her relatives in Aomori. This is where she begins to train as a witch. Even though Makoto's powers are still limited to just flying through the sky, she and her second cousins Kei and Chinatsu surely make the most out of each and every day."

Gundam Build Fighters: Season One Part 2 (Anime Ltd., 12) "The time is the near future. Years have passed since the 1980s, when "Gunpla" -- plastic models based on the "Mobile Suit Gundam" animation -- created a huge boom. Now, a new wave is sweeping the world, in what could be called a second Gunpla boom. Its popularity is driven by "Gunpla Battle," in which assembled Gunpla can be controlled and made to fight. With the introduction of this revolutionary Battle System, its popularity has expanded to the point that a Gunpla Battle World Tournament is held each year. The main character of the story, Sei Iori, is a young Gunpla builder who loves Gunpla and dreams of entering the Gunpla Battle World Tournament. As the only heir to a hobby shop, he has high Gunpla building abilities, but he doesn’t know how to control them in battle and is continually defeated in the opening rounds of tournaments. When he meets Reiji, a mysterious boy with superb Gunpla control skills, they team up to take on the World Tournament."

US Releases For January 9, 2024

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace ( BBC, NR) "The Doctor and his friends find themselves in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the people of Atlantis that he can raise their sunken city from beneath the sea. However, the Doctor discovers a terrible secret behind Zaroff's plan - a secret that could destroy all life on Earth. As the countdown commences to the end of the world, can the Doctor defeat the underwater menace? The original 1967 master recordings of all bar episodes two and three of 'The Underwater Menace' were lost soon after the programme's original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of the missing two episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic."

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Season 4 Part 2 (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA)"Despite recruiting assistance from other Familias, the Hestia Familia's mission to the lowest level of the Dungeon they have ever been to is perched on the brink of disaster. Not only is the team shattered and split, but something is wrong with the Dungeon, as monsters are appearing on levels where they've never appeared before. As a battered Bell and Ryu are pursued across the 37th floor by the monstrous Juggernaut, the rest of the team faces off with the dangerous Amphisbaena on the 27th floor in a battle that not all may survive. The pressure keeps mounting and danger lurks around every tunnel corner!"

One Piece: Season 13, Voyage 4 (Crunchyroll, TV-14) "Luffy pummels wave after wave of powerful enemies, but his hunger strike poses serious problems until Sanji finally shows up with food. Meanwhile, Nami and co. rescue Brook from Big Mom’s clutches while she sleeps. With just hours until the wedding, the newly reunited Straw Hats are forced to consider a perilous proposal—to help Bege assassinate their common enemy."

Tsurune: The Movie - The First Shot (Crunchroll LLC, TV-14) "Protagonist Minato Narumiya reignites his passion for kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Along with his friends in the school kyudo club, he returns for this feature-length film of Kyoto Animation’s beloved Tsurune.

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) " Urashima Tunnel - Once you enter that tunnel, you can get whatever you want, but at a price. Kaoru Tohno, who seems to have an elusive personality and traumatic past, and Anzu Hanashiro, who is struggling to reconcile her ideal image and true-to-heart attitude, team up to investigate the Urashima Tunnel and get what they want. This is an unforgettable summer story of nostalgia and sprinting in a remote countryside."