Here are the anime, manga and Asian live action films that fans can expect to see available in stores throughout this week, including releases from FUNimation Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks and Kodansha Comics.
There are some interesting choices in the way of anime this week, which should make fans happy. Nelvana releases the fourth Beyblade: Meta l Fusion DVD while Media Blasters releases the first part of Twelve Kingdoms on Blu-ray and Sentai Filmworks releases Samurai Girls on both Blu-ray and DVD. In addition FUNimation releases the second and final Eden of the East film, Paradise Lost in a Blu-ray /DVD combo pack as well as part two of season three of Sgt. Frog on DVD. Anime fans will also be interested in Aniplex’s latest release, the Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal OVA on Blu-ray.
There are three new live action films to look forward to this week as well as Eastern Star releases The Calamari Wrestler on DVD while Kino Video releases Poetry on Blu-ray and DVD and X Cross releases on Blu-ray from Tokyo Shock.
Here is the list once again, along with the MSRPs.
Beyblade: Metal Fusion DVD 4 (D) $14.97
Calamari Wrestler, The DVD (S) LiveAction $14.95
Eden of the East Movie 2: Paradise Lost DVD/Blu-ray (Hyb) $34.98
Poetry Blu-ray (S) LiveAction $34.95
Poetry DVD (S) LiveAction $29.95
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal Blu-ray (Hyb) Limited Edition $81.98
Samurai Girls Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb) $69.98
Samurai Girls DVD Complete Collection (Hyb) $59.98
Sgt. Frog DVD Season 3 Part 2 (Hyb) $39.98
Twelve Kingdoms Blu-ray Part 1: Shadow of the Moon, Sea of Shadow (Hyb) $49.99
X Cross Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction $19.99
The manga department sees a fair share of new titles this week. Stone Bridge Press releases the novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965, Bandai releases Tales of the Abyss GN1 Asch the Bloody, and Udon Entertainment releases Megaman Gigamix GN 2, the Mega Man Tribute, the Mega Man Star Force: Official Complete Works Artbook and Legendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman. The bulk of the manga this week belong to Kodansha Comics though as Until the Full Moon GN 1, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei GN 10, Phoenix Wright GN 2, Monster Hunter Orange GN 2, Mardock Scramble GN 1, Cage of Eden GN 1, Bloody Monday GN 1 and Animal Land GN 1 hit store shelves this week.
Here is the list once again, complete with MSRPs.
Animal Land Graphic Novel 1 (208 pgs) $10.99
Bloody Monday Graphic Novel 1 (208 pgs) $10.99
Cage of Eden Graphic Novel 1 (208 pgs) $10.99
J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 Novel (256 pgs) $9.95
Legendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman (208 pgs) (Color) $39.99
Mardock Scramble Graphic Novel 1 (208 pgs) $10.99
Mega Man Star Force: Official Complete Works Artbook (176 pgs) (Color) $39.99
Mega Man Tribute (300 pgs) (Color) $39.99
Megaman Gigamix Graphic Novel 2 (224 pgs) $12.95
Monster Hunter Orage Graphic Novel 2 $10.99
Phoenix Wright Graphic Novel 2 $10.99
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Graphic Novel 10 (176 pgs) $10.99
Tales of the Abyss Asch the Bloody Graphic Novel 1 (170 pgs) $10.99
Until the Full Moon Graphic Novel 1 (240 pgs) $10.99