Here are the anime, manga and Asian live action film releases that fans can expect to see available in stores throughout the course of the week, including releases from FUNimation Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks and Viz Media.
There are some interesting releases this week which should keep fans of multiple genres happy. Eastern Star releases the complete series of DNAngel on DVD along with Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland on DVD; Aesir Holdings releases Lady Death on Blu-Ray while Sentai Filmworks releases the first film in the Mardock Scramble trilogy, Mardock Scramble: The First Compression on DVD and Media Blasters releases Squid Girl part 1 on DVD. FUNimation releases the majority of the new titles this week as fans can expect to see the complete series of Corpse Princess on DVD, the complete season 1 set of Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple on DVD, the second One Piece DVD collection, ShinChan season 3 part 2 on DVD, the third season of Yu Yu Hakusho on Blu-ray and the Trigun feature film, Trigun: Badlands Rumble on both DVD and Blu-ray.
There are also two new Asian live action films available this week for fans to choose from. Tokyo Shock releases Riki Oh – Story of Ricky on DVD and Wellgo releases The Stool Pigeon on both DVD and in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack.
Here is the list once again, along with MSRPs.
Corpse Princess DVD Complete Series (Hyb) $69.98
DNAngel DVD Complete Series (Hyb) $49.95
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Season 1 DVD Complete Set (Hyb) – Anime Classics $49.98
Lady Death Blu-ray (D) $29.98
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland DVD (D) $14.95
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression DVD (Hyb) $29.98
One Piece DVD Collection 2 (Hyb) (Eps 27-53) Uncut $34.98
Riki Oh – Story of Ricky DVD (Hyb) LiveAction $14.99
ShinChan (Crayon Shinchan) Season 3 DVD Part 2 (D) $39.98
Squid Girl DVD Part 1 (Hyb) $24.99
Stool Pigeon, The DVD (Hyb) LiveAction $24.98
Stool Pigeon, The DVD/Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction $29.98
Trigun: Badlands Rumble Blu-ray (Hyb) $34.98
Trigun: Badlands Rumble DVD (Hyb) $29.98
Yu Yu Hakusho Season 3 Blu-ray Complete Set (Hyb) – Anime Classics $44.98
There is definitely a bit of a slowdown this week in the way of manga so hopefully things pick up next week. Stone Bridge Press releases Kanji Pict-O-Graphix Dragon Book: Blood, Fire and Spirit as well as Viewed Sideways: Writing on Culture & Style in Contemporary Japan, while Seven Seas releases Blood Alone GN 4 and DMP releases Demon City Shinjuku Novel: The Complete Edition. Kodansha Comics releases the most manga this week with four new titles, Fairy Tail GN 15, Negima! Magister Negi Magi GN Omnibus 2, Ninja Girls GN 7 and The Wallflower GN 26. Last but not least Penguin Books releases the third graphic novel in their manga biography series, Gandhi: A Manga Biography.
Here is the list once again, complete with MSRPs.
Blood Alone Graphic Novel 4 (192 pgs) $10.99
Demon City Shinjuku Novel: The Complete Edition (400 pgs) $14.95
Fairy Tail Graphic Novel 15 $10.99
Gandhi: A Manga Biography $15.00
Kanji Pict-O-Graphix Dragon Book: Blood, Fire and Spirit (80 pgs) $9.95
Negima! Magister Negi Magi Graphic Novel Omnibus 2 $19.99
Ninja Girls Graphic Novel 7 $10.99
Viewed Sideways: Writings on Culture & Style in Contemporary Japan (264 pgs) $16.95
Wallflower, The Graphic Novel 26 $10.99