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Out This Week: Chicken For Linda, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.11, Vinland Saga and More


Welcome to yet another edition of Out This Week. New titles this week include the Annecy Cristal-winning Chicken For Linda (Digital Only) and the 4K Debut of Gainax giant robot opus Gurren Lagann's movie sequel. Also new is season four of the popular series Bungo Stray Dogs, the first part of the Viking saga Vinland Saga's second season. Also new on disc for the first time is the final part of the Rebuild of Evangelion: Evangelion 3.0+ 1.11: Thrice Upon A Time.

There are no animated releases in the UK this week.

US Releases For July 2, 2024

Bungo Stray Dogs- Season 4 (Crunchyroll LLC., TV-14)"After a flashback to Rampo and Fukuzawa's first case, the agency finds itself at the whim of a reality-altering book. Its wielders, a group known as the Decay of Angels, have framed the agency for murder. Could this spell the end of the Armed Detective Agency?"

Chicken For Linda (GKIDS/Shout Studios, NR)"Paulette feels guilty after unjustly punishing her daughter Linda and would do anything to make it up to her. She would even make chicken with peppers, even though she doesn't know how to cook. But where will she find a chicken on the day the whole country is on strike?"
FORMATS: Digital

Evangelion 3.0+ 1.11: Thrice Upon A Time (GKIDS/Shout Studios) "The fourth and final film in the four-part silver-screen remake of sci-fi anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is set immediately after the events of You Can (Not) Redo. After Shinji Ikari almost caused the fourth impact, himself along with Asuka Shikinami Langley and Rei Ayanami walk around Tokyo in search of temporary shelter in order to recover before attempting to prevent Gendo Ikari's plans."

Gurren Lagann: The Movie 4K (Aniplex, 13+) "This is the tale of a man who has yet to realize what his destiny is. Far in the future, a young boy named Simon digs holes in an underground settlement called Giha Village. With his older brother figure Kamina and a young woman named Yoko who's fallen underground from the surface, the three set out to pursue their dreams of the surface world. As the group makes new friends, they are joined by a mecha in the shape of a face called Lagann. Together, they set out for Teppelin—the headquarters of the Spiral King, the king of the beastmen and ruler of the surface world. After overcoming intense battles with the Spiral King, humans, now having regained control of the surface world, are faced yet again with another unknown enemy. To save humanity from this predicament of absolute despair and hopelessness, Simon and Team Dai-Gurren push their way through the galaxies for a heroic fight."

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Nothing tops dying and being resurrected in another world! Surviving and thriving thanks to his smartphone, Touya is figuring out what exactly he wants out of this new life. And as a new fiancée joins the party, the heroics and hijinks of his life pile on."

Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 2 (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Welcome back to the Rabbit House for another season of good friends, good food, and more excitement than a bunny can shake its cottontail at! Things are getting hare-raising as the girls worry about moving up a grade, but there’s lots more to keep everyone’s attention occupied. Things like boating, camping, investigating mysterious occurrences, dealing with a magazine article forgetting to mention the Rabbit House, and the arrival of someone’s big sister! You’ll never know what to expect with each visit, but fun is guaranteed to always be on the menu in IS THE ORDER A RABBIT?? Season 2!"

Vinland Saga: Season Two Part 1 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-MA) "A year after Askeladd’s death, Thorfinn meets Einar, a farmer who lost everything in a Viking raid. Enslaved, the two toil toward freedom, forging a bond and coming to terms with their pasts. Meanwhile, Canute schemes to rule both England and Denmark."

Upcoming Releases

All dates subject to change.

School-Live!: Complete Collection July 09
The Boy And The Heron 4K/Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray Steelbook July 09
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks July 16
Ghost In The Shell : SAC 2045  July 29 (Crunchyroll Exclusive)
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.