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Out This Week: The Boy and The Heron, School Live and More


Welcome to this week's Out This Week. This week's releases are heaed up by undoubtedly the biggest anime release of the yeat- Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and The Heron. Not only is it Miyazaki's first film for a decade, but it is also the first Studio Ghibli film to be released on 4K UHD. More anime is also released, with the latest volume of One Piece joined by School Live, the slice-of-life meets the living dead series.

New in the UK this week is the Collector's Edition of sci-fi series Babylon.

UK Releases For July 8, 2024

Babylon Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd.,15) "Everything can be connected to something else if you dig hard enough, and when you’re investigating a crime, it usually doesn’t take too long before you start finding the clues you need, if you know where to look. When Public Prosecutor Zen Seizaki starts investigating a case of apparent fraud by a major pharmaceutical company, however, he quickly finds himself entangled in a nightmarish web of lies, intrigue and murder on a global scale. And even worse, how can he fight a foe without a face, one that’s protected by members of the highest echelons of society and government, and seems to be able to convince its own victims to kill themselves? The nightmares of modern science are powered by old-fashioned corruption and greed, and one man may be the only force that can stop them in BABYLON."

US Releases For July 9, 2024

Bofuri- I Don't Want To Get Hurt So I'll Max Out My Defense Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14.)] "Maple's unorthodox strategies might've made NewWorld Online seem easy so far, but as her team levels up, the developers take their monsters to the next level, too. To finish the final battle alive, the guilds will have to work together this time!"

The Boy and The Heron (GKIDS/ Shout Factory, PG-13)"After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family’s estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself."
FORMATS: 4k/Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, 4K?Blu-Ray Steelbook

One Piece Season 13 Voyage 8 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-!4)
"Luffy's ultra-fast new Gear Four form is too quick for Katakuri, ending the Sweet Three general's unbeaten record. But when Sanji's plan to save his captain from a trap is unsuccessful, the Vinsmoke siblings swoop in for a redemptive rescue. After Big Mom's cake finally calms her down, the Straw Hats reunite on the Sunny—with Oven's ship in hot pursuit!"

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School Live! Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) "It’s called the “School Living Club,” but while it really is four girls living in their school, the name is just a denial of what’s happening outside: a zombie epidemic. Barricaded in the place where they once learned math and social studies, three girls must learn how to survive and keep their sanity, while another is already losing her mind as the outside world collapses into a living hell. And worst of all, while their former school may be one of the safer places left, it’s not completely safe by any means as the nightmare unfolds in SCHOOL-LIVE!"

Summoned To Another World For A Second Time Complete Season (Crunchyroll LLC.,TV-14) "Setsu is just your average teen…except he was once the hero of a magical world! In the realm of Eclaire, he and his party brought peace until a trap sent him back to the real world. Now years later, war is looming, and Setsu is needed once again."

Upcoming Releases

All dates subject to change.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks July 16
Mobile Suit Gundam The Movie 1-3 4K July 22 [UK]
Ghost In The Shell : SAC 2045  July 29 (Crunchyroll Exclusive)
Belle 4K [UK] Aug 12
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.