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Out This Week: Harley Quinn, Venus Wars, Crisis On Infinite Earths and More

Another edition of Out This Week is here to brighten your Monday (or whatever day you read this article on). It's a good week for fans of DC animation that leans towards the mature with season four of Harley Quinn released alongside the second part of Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths. Also rereleased is anime series Otaku Elf and a Crunchyroll Store Exclusive complete boxset of Monogatari.

New for the UK this week are recent anime feature Blue Thermal and retro anime cult classic sci-fi Venus Wars. A new steelbook 4K release of the original Kung Fu Panda is also released.

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UK Releases For April 22, 2024

Blue Thermal (Anime Ltd., PG) "Tamaki Tsuru, a freshman at Aonagi University, was overzealous about volleyball when she was in high school. Following a romantic rejection due to being an athletic girl, she joined the tennis club in college to be less athletic. One day, she accidentally hits Daisuke with a tennis ball as he was transporting a glider, causing damage to it. Tamaki was charged with a repair cost of two million yen, but as she couldn't pay the amount, she joins the sports association aviation club as a helper."

Kung Fu Panda (Universal Pictures, PG) "Kung Fu Panda features Po the Panda, a lowly waiter in a noodle restaurant, who is a kung fu fanatic but whose shape doesn't exactly lend itself to kung fu fighting. That's a problem because powerful enemies are at the gates, and all hopes have been pinned on a prophesy naming Po as the "Chosen One" to save the day. A group of martial arts masters are going to need a black belt in patience if they are going to turn this slacker panda into a kung fu fighter before it's too late."
💿FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray Steelbook

Venus Wars (Anime Ltd., 12) "When an ice comet slammed into the planet Venus, terraforming its toxic atmosphere into one capable of sustaining human life, mankind's dream of colonizing other worlds became a reality. Unfortunately for the colonists, Venus isn't the paradise they'd dreamed of. As crops fail and competition for resources intensifies, hostilities grow until the two inhabited continents stand on the brink of war. Reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capital of Aphrodia just as Ishtar attacks and only the intervention of Hiro Seno and his Battle Bike team saves her from certain death… but now Aphrodia is under Ishtar's control and Sue, Hiro, and his teammates find themselves on the run! However, their unique skill at Battle Bike, which combines motorcycle racing with roller derby, may just prove to be the secret weapon Aphrodia needs to win the Venus Wars."

US Releases For April 23, 2024

Harley Quinn: The Complete Fourth Season (Warner Bros, TV-MA)"Harley and Ivy struggle to find their footing in their respective roles in the Bat Family and the Legion of Doom."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray,

Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Two (Warner Bros, PG-13) "An endless army of SHADOW DEMONS bent on the destruction of all reality swarms over our world and all parallel Earths! The only thing opposing them is the mightiest team of metahumans ever assembled. But not even the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and all their fellow superheroes can slow down the onslaught of this invincible horde. What mysterious force is driving them? And how do the long-buried secrets of the Monitor and Supergirl threaten to crush our last defense?"
💿FORMATS: 4K, Blu-Ray, Digital

Monogatari Series: Final Season Complete Set (Crunchyroll Store Exclusive) (Aniplex, 16+) "The MONOGATARI Series Final Season Complete Blu-ray Set is a must have for fans of this beautiful and quirky series! From TSUKIMONOGATARI to ZOKU OWARI MONOGATARI this exclusive collection will include all 42 episodes on 8 discs, TV omnibuses, textless openings & endings, special booklets and more all housed in a rigid box featuring charming artwork by character designer Aiko Watanabe."

Otaku Elf: The Complete Series (Sentai Filmworks, TV-PG) "Koito Koganei works as the teenage shrine maiden at the Takamimi Shrine, catering to the whims of its resident: a centuries-old elf who loves video games as much as she hates going outside. Line up your offerings for the otaku elf: Some energy drinks, chips, and video games will do nicely, and watch her new friends scramble to keep up."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Rango 4K June 4
Buddy Daddies June 11
Ninja Scroll: The Series July 4 [UK]
Vinland Saga Season 2 Part 1 July 02

Release information supplied by BluRay.com