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Out This Week: Craig Before The Creek, Bleach: Thousand Year War, Wish and More


Welcome back to another edition of Out This Week. This week's new animation home entertainment releases include the new original Cartoon Network movie prequel Craig Before The Creek (DVD only) new soul-reaper sequel Bleach: Thousand Year War, the latest volume of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, iconic action fantasy anime Berserk,  and children's fairy tale favourite Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid.

New to the UK this week is .Disney's Wish,  Season 7 of Rick and Morty and anime titles Golden Time, My Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom and Beautiful Bones.

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UK Releases For March 25, 2024

Avatar: The Way of Water 4k Collector's Edition (20th Century, 12) "Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet."

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation: The Complete Series Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd., 15) "Most young women have lots of obsessions, but Sakurako Kujo only has two: work and bones… and since the bones are part of her work, it really comes down to just bones. However, in between collecting de-fleshed animal and human remains for her studies, Sakurako also assists the local police as a forensic consultant, where she’s developed a formidable reputation as both a corpse magnet and detective. Assisting her in these tasks is young Shotaro Tatewaki, who is no slouch at sleuthing himself, though his primary task is to keep Sakurako focused (and keep her from occasionally “borrowing” a particularly interesting specimen). If there’s a bone to pick, a stray skull to be found, or a random skeleton hidden in a closet, you can trust this team to unearth the evidence in BEAUTIFUL BONES: SAKURAKO’S INVESTIGATION!"


Chilling in My 30s After Getting Fired From The Demon King's Army (Crunchyroll LLC., 15) "After being fired from the Demon King's Army, Dariel is completely at a loss for what comes next. But when he saves a beautiful stranger, he finds refuge in her small human village. Now he's living among former enemies while keeping his past job a secret."

Golden Time Complete Collection (Anime Ltd., 12) "Getting lost wasn’t how Tada Banri wanted to start his first day of law school, but making a friend of fellow student Mitsuo along the way sort of made up for it until Mitsuo’s childhood friend and arranged future bride Kaga Koko appears and slaps Mitsuo with a bouquet of roses! Awkward. It’s even more awkward to learn that Koko’s now a fellow law student as well. However, “Awkward” is practically Banri’s middle name, as he’s suffering from a form of amnesia that’s erased most of his memory since high school and he’s becoming used to running into uncomfortable situations caused by actions he doesn’t remember. Join one of the most star-crossed group of friends ever as they attempt to make sense of life, love and the legal system in GOLDEN TIME!"

Granbelm: The Two Princeps: Complete Series (Anime Ltd., 12) "Was going back to school at night to retrieve a forgotten lunch box a really bad mistake? That's how it seems when Mangetsu Kohinata suddenly finds herself pulled into a strange world where girls in giant magical armor are engaged in a ferocious battle. While the timing was unfortunate, it turns out that Mangetsu's arrival in this strange realm was anything but a mistake, because Mangetsu appears to be a mage herself! Now, with the help of her mysterious new friend Shingetsu, Mangetsu must learn how to summon and control her own giant armor as they fight against other mages in a competition with an unbelievable prize - control of the lost magic that once ruled our planet! The paths of two magical warriors collide, each fighting to claim their ultimate destiny, in the spectacular world of GRANBELM!"

My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd., 12) "Some people may treat life like a game, but when young noblewoman Catarina Claes accidentally bumps her head, she has a horrifying revelation. In a previous life, she was an avid otaku and game player, and the life Catarina is living is that of the villainess of the game FORTUNE LOVER… a character doomed to be either killed or exiled no matter how the game is played! Forewarned and forearmed with the multiple plots of the game in mind, Catarina sets out to re-code her fate. Can she not do what she would have done, befriend people she'd never befriend, and change her entire outlook on life? And will even that be enough to roleplay her way out of her destiny? She's literally in the game of her life in MY NEXT LIFE AS A VILLAINESS: ALL ROUTES LEAD TO DOOM!"

Rick and Morty Season 7 (Warner Bros, 15) "It’s Season 7, and the possibilities are endless. What's up with Jerry? EVIL Summer?! And will they ever go back to high school?! Maybe not! But let’s find out! Rick and Morty 100 years! Or at least until season 10!"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook, DVD

Science Fell In Love So I Tried To Prove It (Anime Ltd., 15) "When university researcher Ayame Himuro confesses to fellow researcher Shinya Yukimura that she’s in love with him, it sets off an interesting debate. Being the kind of students that they are, Yukimura wonders if love can be proven as a formula. Himuro’s first attempt, counting increased heartbeats and numbers of longing glances, seem promising.However, when they test those results under laboratory conditions, reenacting scenes from romantic manga, the data gets confusing. Especially after they drag in classmate Kanade Kotonoha to act as a “control”, since when she and Yukimura reenact the same scenes, much of the “physical evidence” is duplicated! Of course, that just means that they and their entire research team will just have to try harder! Is love blind? And was it blinded by science?"

Somali and The Forest Spirit Complete Collection (Anime Ltd., 12) "The Golem has encountered many odd beings and animals in the years he has protected the forest. Yet… when he finds the small creature wandering alone, he is affected in an odd way. A young female human! How did she come to be in his forest? The Golem cannot ask. He does not speak. But while there are many things that love humans, it is because they find them tasty, he must protect this "girl" if she is to survive.That means he must help her find a safe place and other guardians, as the Golem's own days are nearly done. But as he escorts Somali on this quest, a strange thing happens. What is this unusual feeling? Join a journey measured in far more than miles as two unique souls bond in SOMALI AND THE FOREST SPIRIT!"

Wish (Disney, U) "In the Kingdom of las Rosas, located off of the Iberian Peninsula, a 17-year-old girl named Asha senses a darkness that no one else does about the kingdom's ruler, King Magnífico. This eventually leads to her trying to make a passionate plea to the stars in a moment of need. Soon, an actual star from the sky named Star answers Asha's wish. After the star falls from the sky, it is revealed that the star has magical powers to grant wishes as well. Together, Asha and Star must overcome the evils rising in Rosas and fight for a better future for their people."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook, DVD

US Releases For March 26, 2024

Berserk: The Complete 1997 Series (Discotek Media, UR) "There are very few brave or even foolish enough to stand against the demons who rule the realm with an iron fist. One such soul is the Black Swordsman—Guts. Hunted by ghosts and wielding a weapon much too big to be called a sword, the imposing mountain of a man is feared by demons far and wide. After an encounter with a cursed relic from his past, Guts looks back to his demon-free days fighting alongside the ranks of the Band of the Hawk and their charismatic leader—Griffith."

Bleach: Thousand Year War Part One (Viz Media,  TV-14)"As Substitute Soul Reaper, Ichigo became caught in the turmoil of the Soul Society, a place where deceased souls gather. Meanwhile, the Soul Society is observing a sudden surge in the number of Hollows being destroyed in the World of the Living. Finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, come under attack by a group calling themselves the Wandenreich. Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war against the Soul Reapers with the following message: “Five days from now, the Soul Society will be annihilated by the Wandenreich." The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years are finally brought to light. All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Collector's Edition

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 17 (Viz Media, TV-14) "Kawaki goes to the Ninja Academy! Undercover on a mission to protect a princess, he enrolls at the Academy along with Himawari. Although Kawaki struggles with academy life, he manages to befriend his watch, Princess Kae. But suddenly kidnappers run off with Himawari! Later, Kawaki’s true identity is almost uncovered during the rehearsal for a play about the Legendary Sannin. Things go from bad to worse when Kae is kidnapped as well and Kawaki comes face-to-face with a dangerous assassin!"

Craig Before The Creek (Warner Bros, TV-Y7) "Before he was Craig of the Creek, he was just Craig — a new kid in a new town. All Craig wants is to go back to his old friends at his old home. But when he learns that the nearby creek is hiding a lost treasure that could make his wish come true, Craig sets off on a journey to find it — navigating the perilous suburban wilderness, forging new friendships, all while being pursued by a fearsome band of pirates who are bent on destroying the Creek itself"

Fist of the North Star: The Legend of the True Savior - Legend of Kenshiro (Discotek Media, NR) "The film's story is a prequel to the Fist of the North Star depicting the one year interval between Kenshiro's defeat at the hands of Shin and their later battle. Unlike the others in the series this film has a completely original storyline in which Kenshiro, near death after his battle with Shin and having used his remaining energy to kill a pack of wolves, was captured by slavers. Due to his strength, Kenshiro could escape whenever he wanted, but chose to stay and protect the other slaves."

Futakoi The Complete TV Series (Discotek Media, NR) "After a handful of years away, Nozomu Futami returns to his hometown while his dad’s away on business. As he walks through town, the kid fondly looks back on the promise he made to marry his childhood friends—the Ichijo twins! However, his heart goes into overdrive when he keeps bumping into more twins! Twins at home! Twins at school! Twins twenty-four seven! With his heart now split between the Ichijos and a pair of shy rich girls, Nozumu’s gotta make up his mind… or narrow it down."

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid (Discotek Media, NR) "When Marina looks up, she doesn't see the sky; she sees the world of the surface. As the youngest princess of the undersea kingdom, she's always longed to see what lies above. Stealing her way upwards during the dead of night, the mermaid princess finds the man of her dreams as he sails across the dark sea. But one encounter, no matter how dramatic, isn't enough for her. Marina visits the sea witch, and begs to have her fishy tail replaced with human legs. As the story goes, the princess must pay with her voice--but also agree to a condition. If her prince does not return her love, and instead loves another, then she will turn into foam!"

Medabots Spirit- The Complete Second Season (Discotek Media, NR) "Ikki and Metabee soar to new heights as they become local legends following their incredible second-place finish at the Robattle World Cup. However, their glory is short-lived as they face a daunting challenge in the form of the fearsome Death Medabots, robots that are more powerful and controlled by rogue fighters who don't abide by any rules. To take on this threat, Metabee receives a state-of-the- art upgrade with multiple power modes. The stage is set for the introduction of a host of new characters, including Kokuryuu, the young prodigy who leads the Death Medabots, Ginkai, his top disciple, the Mys- terious Medafighter, who seeks revenge against the Death Medabots, and Nae, the charming Medabot repairwoman who captures the hearts of both Ikki and Metabee."

Upcoming Releases

Suzume April 1 [UK]
Black Bullet: Complete Collection April 2
Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra - Complete Collection April 09
The Peasants April 16
A Place Further Than The Universe April 22
Harley Quinn: The Complete Season 4 April 23
Blue Giant April 30
Tokyo Mew Mew New Season 2 May 7