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Out This Week: The First Slam Dunk, Demon Slayer, Team America and More


Welcome back gen tle web wanderer to Out This Week, our regular dive into the world of home entertainmnet. New titles arriving on disc this week include The New Adventures Of Batman, the 70's animated incarnation of the Caped Crusader, featuring the voices of Adam West and Burt Ward. Also new this week is the hit sports anime movie The First Slam Dunk and yet another couple of anime series with ridiculously long titles. Arriving on 4K UHD for the first time are South Park: The Movie and Team America World Police, which isn't technically animation but it's close enough,

The New Adventures Of Batman and Team America are also released in the UK this week. Also arriving in the UK this week are the second half of season one of Blue Lock, season 4 of Star Trek: Lower Decks and Saving 80,000 Gold In Another World For My Retirement.

Getting the deluxe box-set treatment this week is Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba (available in the US exclusively from Crunchyroll Store) and the Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy 4K (available in the UK from All The Anime.

All release details are subject to change. Affiliate links used where available.

UK Releases For June 24, 2024

Blue Lock Season One Part two (Crunchyroll LLC, 12)"Isagi Yoichi dreams of winning the World Cup for Japan, so when he’s invited to join the team’s experimental new training program, he decides to put it all on the line. Three hundred high school players come to compete, but only one can come out on top."

Mobile Suit Gundam The Movies 4K (Anime Ltd., 12) "The year is Universal Century 0079. For nine months, war has been raging between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. On the space colony Green Noah at Side 7, the cluster of colonies farthest from the moon, the Federation has completed its new prototype mobile suits. However, the Zeon launch a surprise attack. In the midst of battle, fifteen-year-old Amuro Ray activates one of the Federation mobile suits, and from then on he defends his friends and the new assault carrier White Base from countless Zeon attacks as the war rages on around them."

The New Adventures Of Batman The Complete Collection (Warner Bros, PG) "Featuring the voices of Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin (reprising their roles from the hit live-action TV series), this animated version of the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder originally produced by Filmation Associates is revered by generations of cartoon fans! With heroine Batgirl and zany sidekick Bat-Mite, these brave heroes match wits with clever criminals like The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and the cosmic villain Zarbor. Using high-tech gadgets plus well-honed detective skills, the two teach their foes the same valuable lesson in every action-packed episode: crime doesn't pay in Gotham City! Swoop down upon this blast from the past!"


Saving 80,000 Gold In Another World For My Retirement (Crunchyroll LLC, 15) "Mitsuha Yamano, a girl who lost her parents and her brother in an accident, gains the ability to jump between the regular world and a fantasy world. She uses the ability to save up enough gold in the fantasy world to retire in the regular world."

Star Trek Lower Decks Season 4 (Paramount, 15) "The support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, have to keep up with their duties, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies."

Team America: World Police 4K (Paramount, 18) "Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love."

US Releases For June 25, 2024

The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far (Crunchyroll LLC,  TV-14) "A heroic death earns the sympathy of the gods, so Shiina Kazuya is reborn as an aristocrat in a magical new world. With his past memories and divine favor, he’s becoming the most powerful person alive. Is this land ready for someone this blessed?"

Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba- Swordsmith Village Arc (Aniplex, 13+) "Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen - Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray CE [Crunchyroll Store Exclusive]

The First Slam Dunk (GKIDS/ Shout Studios, NR) "Hanamichi Sakuragi is a delinquent with a long history of getting dumped by girls. After enrolling in Shohoku High School, Hanamichi becomes interested in a girl named Haruko who loves the game of basketball."

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Bullied and neglected, Yuuya feels rejected by the real world. That changes when he finds a hidden door to a magical land. Here, with each level earned, his real life benefits. Now, he’s got to adjust to all the new attention!"
The New Adventures of Batman (Warner Bros) "This animated series about the adventures of the Dark Knight features the voices of Adam West and Burt Ward, who starred in the popular live-action series Batman."

Oshi No Ko (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Dr. Goro is reborn as the son of the young starlet Ai Hoshino after her delusional stalker murders him. Now, he wants to help his new mother rise to the top, but what can a child do about the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry?"

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 4k (Paramount, R) "Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman sneak into an R-rated movie and it warps their fragile little minds. Soon their indignant parents declare war on Canada and our young heroes are America's last hope to stop Armageddon."
FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray+Digital

Team America: World Police (Paramount, R ) "Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love."
FORMATS: 4k+Blu-Ray+Digital

Upcoming Releases

All dates subject to change.

Samurai Champloo July 1 [UK]
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
Chicken For Linda [Digital] July 02
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks July 16
FLCL Season 1 Aug 20 
Riding Bean September 10
Macross Plus ULTIMATE EDITION September 30
Otaku No Video October 08 

Release information is from BluRay.com.