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Out This Week: Makoto Shinkai Anthology, The Wolf House, Dr Stone and More

Welcome back gentle readers to Out This Week once again. New animation home releases this week are pretty varied, with the usual selection of anime joined by the complete (original) Powerpuff Girls (DVD only) and Chilean/German independent stop-motion featurette The Wolf House. New anime releases include the latest volumes of Food Wars and Dr Stone, plus new releases including Dead Mount Death Play.

UK releases meanwhile include a giant boxset collecting all of Makoto Shinkai's features and featurettes- excluding his latest Suzume. Also released are season 2 of InuYasha, the complete series of Parasyte: The Maxim and Patlabor The Movie 2.

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UK Releases For May 20, 2024

InuYasha Season 2 (Anime Limited, 12) "Together with their friends Miroku, Shippo, Sango and Kirara, Inuyasha and Kagome continue their search for the shards of the Shikon Jewel. Their task, however, is not made any easier by Naraku, who continually seems to be inventing newer and more dangerous ways to thwart them."
💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray., Blu-Ray CE

Makoto Shinkai Anthology (Anime Ltd., 12) " Collecting the anime autuer's films from Voices Of A Distant Star to Weathering With You."

Parasyte The Maxim Complete Series (Anime Ltd, 15) "They’re the perfect killing machines, blending invisibly into human civilization by taking the form of their last victim. For Shinichi Izumi, infected with a deadly parasitic organism that’s determined to devour his brain and turn his body into the Earth’s new apex predator, they’re the ultimate nightmare. But instead of being consumed, Shinichi manages to partially foil the attack, leaving him with the parasyte known as Migi taking the place of his right hand. Now forced to share the same body, the two must become unwilling allies. Because Migi isn’t the only one of his kind, and unless they work together, they’ll both be killed as abominations. Prepare yourself for a horrifying new world where monsters lurk behind every corner and every face as the human race becomes prey in PARASYTE – THE MAXIM: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!"

Patlabor 2: The Movie (Anime Ltd., 12)"The date is 2002, three years after the events of Patlabor: The Movie. The destruction of a United Nations Labor team in South East Asia begins the build-up to a deadly terrorist plan that threatens to send shockwaves throughout Japan's military. With evidence of an impending military takeover, the scattered members of the original SVD (Special Vehicle Division) must gather to defend the city against danger."                                                                                       💿💿FORMATS: Blu-Ray

US Releases For May  21, 2024

Dead Mount Death Play- Part 1 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Before the hero’s killing blow, The Corpse God revealed his final gambit—reincarnation magic. Now the necromancer is alive in the modern world, but despite his escape, death still follows. And this world seems to be more dangerous than the last"

Dr Stone Season 3 Part 1 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14)"The Kingdom of Science is on a journey of discovery! As Senku and friends set sail with his latest inventions, a dangerous new threat awaits in the distance. Can they keep course for the treasure island, or will they sink to the bottom of the stone world?"


Food Wars ! The Second Plate (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "To the astonishment of his peers and the dismay of the elitist food snobs who dominate Tohtsuki Culinary Academy, former diner cook Soma Yukihira has sliced, diced, and perfectly spiced his way through the first round of culinary competitions known as the Fall Elections. But will his customer pleasing skills and ability to think outside the bento box lead him to victory against the flavor-enhancing chemical warfare of the Academy director’s granddaughter? And which of the other contenders will advance in their own march for the gold? The Judges’ verdicts await in the heaping second seasoned helping of Food Wars!"

A Galaxy Next Door: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Thrust into being his siblings’ guardian, manga artist Ichiro struggles to make deadlines until he meets Shiori, a talented assistant. But he soon discovers that she’s actually a princess from another planet! And according to her customs, they’re engaged."

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Ray White is the Arnold Academy of Sorcery's first commoner. Little do his classmates know he's also one of the seven grand sorcerers! After years at war, Ray finally has the school life he hoped for, but only if he can keep his true identity under wraps."

The Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series (Warner Bros., TV-Y7) "In the city of Townsville, the frustrated Professor Utonium is gathering all the ingredients to make a perfect little girl (sugar, spice, and everything nice). But when his lab assistant, a monkey named Jojo, causes the accidental addition of Chemical X to the mix, the Professor ends up with not one but 3 perfect, powerful little girls. It soon becomes obvious that Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are not normal girls, they have superpowers and have not yet learned to control. The girls are treated like outcasts because they have inadvertently wrecked Townsville in a superpowered game of tag. To win the hearts of the people of Townsville, the girls are tricked into making a deal with Jojo who plans to take over Townsville. As the girls foil this threat and defeat an army of superpowered monkeys, the Powerpuff Girls learn that with great power comes great responsibility."

Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement: (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14)"After learning she can teleport to another world and back, Mitsuha plans to use her powers to get rich and retire early. To attain this easy life, she’ll first have to master the marketplace, keep her backstory a secret, and defend the city from invaders!"
💿FORMATS: Blu-ray

The Wolf House (Kimskim, NR) "Tells the story of Maria, a young woman who takes refuge in a house in southern Chile after escaping from a German colony."

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]
Ninja Scroll: The Series July 4 [UK]
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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