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Out This Week: Kung Fu Panda 4, Belladonna Of Sadness, Chie The Brat and More

Welcome to a pretty jam-packed edition of Out This Week. This week we have Hollywood blockbusters in the shape of Kung Fu Panda 4 and The Tiger's Apprentice; arthouse animation in Belladonna Of Sadness; modern anime with Blue Lock Season One Part Two, My Home Hero and Qwaser Of Stigmata and old school anime with Chie The Brat, Digimon 02, Sailor Moon and Lightspeed Electroid Albergas and the third season of the one and only Bluey.

There are no animation releases in the UK this week.

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US Releases For May 28, 2024

Belladonna Of Sadness 4K (Discotek Media, UR) "The beautiful peasant woman Jeanne is raped by a demonic overlord on her wedding night. Spurned by her husband, she has no outlet for her awakened libido, which develops to give her powers of witchcraft."
💿FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray

BLUELOCK (Crunchyroll LLC., TV-14) "Isagi, Rin, Bachira, Aryu, and Tokimitsu team up as more players are eliminated. But after they’re crushed by the World Five, the Blue Lock program could be shut down entirely. Will the JFU give them one last chance to keep their dream alive?"

Bluey Season Three (BBC, NR) "Bluey is a loveable, inexhaustible little six year-old Blue Heeler dog, who lives with her Mum, Dad and her four year old sister, Bingo. Like every kid her age, the thing Bluey likes best is play. Bluey uses her limitless energy to play games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways bringing her family and the whole neighborhood into her world of fun. Bluey showcases the joyful simplicity that can be found in families, by bringing to life how children learn and grow through play. This set has every Australian original episode from Season Three, including the 28 minute special "The Sign"!


Chie The Brat TV series 1 (Discotek Media, NR) "Life hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for a little girl by the name of Chie. Ever since her parents split up, the spunky grade schooler’s been saddled with running the family restaurant while her deadbeat dad is off gambling all of their money away! Despite it all, Chie grits her teeth and does her very best to carry on alongside her grandparents and the funny folks who come wandering down skid row. After all, she knows that a new day is always just around the corner!"

Digimon: Digital Monsters 02 (Discotek Media, NR) "It’s been four years since the DigiDestined’s adventure in the Digital World, and all has been at peace… but now, as darkness rises once more, a new generation of chosen children must take up the Digivice to restore the balance between worlds! New kids Davis, Yolei, and Cody join forces with T.K. and Kari to discover powerful new forms of Digivolution that they’ll need to defeat the most unexpected enemy of all: the Digimon Emperor, a DigiDestined gone bad! Energize your Digi-Armor and get ready to kick it up – it’s all going digital in this complete collection of the second season of Digimon: Digital Monsters!"

IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix (Discotek Media, NR)"Speed and danger blur together in the Immortal Grand Prix, a sport that combines racing, fighting, and mecha for the ultimate thrill ride! Up-and-coming Team Satomi has just won the IG-2, earning them the right to compete in the IG-1, the major league race series for top honors (and top rewards). But while the team has talent, what they lack is teamwork. Can the hotshot Takeshi, airy genius Amy, and powerhouse Liz pull it together to win against the best in the IGPX?

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: The Attack of Darkness - The Complete OVA Series (Discotek Media, NR) Kenichi can hardly be called a “weenie” after his victory over the Eight Greatest Fists of Ragnarok. While the kid resumes his training under the great martial arts masters of the Ryozanpaku dojo, the conniving combatants of Yami plot a sneak attack on the peaceful pugilists. But that’s not all, as they’ve dispatched their own cabal of “Mightiest Disciples” to take Kenichi’s head!"

Kung Fu Panda 4 (Universal Pictures, PG) "After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm."
💿FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital, DVD, Digital

Kung Fu Panda: 4 Film Collection (Universal Pictures, PG)" Join Po (Jack Black) as he embraces his destiny as the Dragon Warrior and trains unlikely new heroes to defeat powerful villains in this collection of 4 awesome adventures."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Lightspeed Electroid Albergas (Discotek Media, NR) "Off in the far reaches of space, the gears of a devilish scheme to conquer Earth are put in motion by Dellinger―an evil alien menace that aspires to subjugate the stars. However, humanity isn’t about to roll over without a fight! Three robotics students take the battle to these intergalactic fiends in a trio of machines that can unite to form a mighty titan―the Light- speed Electroid Albegas! Able to transform into six unique configurations and armed with the powerful Triple Sword, Earth’s new protector is ready for anything Dellinger and their fearsome Mecha Fighters can dish out! Toei Animation (One Piece, Dragon Ball Z), Director Kozo Morishita (The Transformers, Saint Seiya), and famed composer Chumei Watanabe (Mazinger Z, Space Sheriff Gavan) combine their legendary talents to form this titanic super robot epic! This complete collection miraculously merges all 45 episodes of the Lightspeed Electroid’s battle for mankind into one mighty disc! Presented in standard definition with the original Japanese language and English subtitles."

My Home Hero The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC., TV-MA)" To protect his daughter, Tetsuo kills her abusive boyfriend, Nobuto, and covers it up. But when it turns out Nobuto is the son of a yakuza leader, Tetsuo is given two choices: admit guilt or help the gang solve the “mystery” of his disappearance."

The Qwaser Of Stigmata (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "Mafuyu and Tomo’s life at St. Mihailov Academy has been a nightmare since their father disappeared, but when they come across a wounded stranger on the grounds, all hell breaks loose. Alexander “Sasha” Nikolaevich Hell, that is, who becomes both their classmate and protector even as he continues fighting in a secret war over mysterious artifacts. Meanwhile Mafuyu discovers that nursing Sasha to full strength requires more commitment than expected, as he’s a Qwaser, an elite warrior who can wield the power of an element as an array of weapons. The catch? To do so he has to draw upon a special substance that only a woman like Mafuyu can produce in The Qwaser of Stigmata!"

Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: Complete Fifth Season (Viz Media, TV-PG) "Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians are about to face their greatest challenge yet—high school! But as the girls take their next big step in life and Chibi-Usa prepares to return to the future, a mysterious force frees the evil Queen Nehalennia! While the struggle to contain her old enemy will be difficult, it may be Mamoru’s year of studying abroad that hurts Usagi the most. But there’s even more to take Usagi’s mind off of long distance love with the arrival of the villainous Sailor Anima Mates and the heroic Sailor Star Lights! Who could be behind this new wave of evil? And why are the Star Lights resistant to working with Sailor Moon? Usagi has her hands full, but she’ll always make time to write a love letter to her beloved Mamo."

The Tiger's Apprentice (Paramount Pictures, PG) "The story centers on a normal boy, Tom, who gets drawn into this world against his wishes when his eccentric grandmother who he lives with in San Francisco's Chinatown turns out to be the guardian of the phoenix egg. When his grandmother perishes in battle and is spirited away in a ghost cart, Tom must apprentice with an unlikely mentor - a tiger, Mr. Hu - to learn ancient magic and become the egg's new protector. They team with an unlikely band of exotic creatures, each representing a different sign of the Chinese zodiac, who can morph into human form while retaining their innate animal characteristics."

Upcoming Releases

All dates subject to change.

Rango 4K June 4
Buddy Daddies June 11
The Peasants June 17 [UK]
Robot Dreams June 17 [UK]
The New Adventures Of BatmanThe New Adventures Of Batman June 25
Ninja Scroll: The Series July 4 [UK]
Evangelion 3.0+ 1.11 Thrice Upon A Time July 2
Gurren Lagann The Movie 4K July 2 (Crunchyroll Stor Exclusive)
School-Live!: Complete Collection July 09
The Boy And The Heron 4K/Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray Steelbook July 09
Vinland Saga Season 2 Part 1 July 02
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks July 16
FLCL Season 1 July 30 

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