Sentai Filmworks / Maiden Japan September ’18 Solicitations

Title Date SRP Runtime
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits Complete Collection (sub BD) September 11, 2018 $59.98 300 mins
Frame Arms Girl Complete Collection (sub BD) September 4, 2018 $59.98 300 mins
Glass Mask (1984) Complete Collection (sub BD) September 4, 2018 $89.98 550 mins
Gunparade March Complete Collection September 18, 2018 $49.98 300 mins
Negima! Complete Collection (BD) September 18, 2018 $89.98 650 mins
Princess Principle Complete Collection (BD) September 25, 2018 $69.98 300 mins
Princess Principle Complete Collection PE (BD) September 25, 2018 $179.98 300 mins
Scum’s Wish Complete Collection (BD) September 25, 2018 $69.98 300 mins
Vatican Miracle Examiner Complete Collection (sub BD) September 11, 2018 $59.98 325 mins

Funimation August ’18 Solicitations

Looks like a lot of us will be broke come August, as Funimation’s new solicitations are quite massive. Also, while they haven’t made any official statement, it looks like they are starting to drop the combo paks. All of the complete collections and new “Classics” branded collections (replacement for the SAVE line and Anime Classics?) are either BD-only or BD w/digital copy. Wonder how much longer it will be before Funi drops DVD completely? At this point, they are the last major anime distributor to offer the majority of their titles on DVD.

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Anime Haul

I’ve actually had both of these for a little bit, but these are my first purchases after a bit of a dry spell. Ajin S2 LE I got for only $18 due to a listing mistake on the Best Buy website. It feels like it’s been a really long time, but we’re finally to SuperS on the Sailor Moon re-release. One more set and we’ll be on Sailor Stars. Looking forward to finally have the fifth season in my collection.

Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Funimation recently opened a website for the 20th anniversary of Cowboy Bebop. On the site they have three versions of a collector’s edition for the series and any version that gets 1,000 “reserves” will be made (think Kickstarter). All the sets will have the TV series plus the movie on bluray, the soundtrack on vinyl and an artbook, but do check the anniversary website for more details on each set.  So far the $250 Bounty Hunter’s Steel version is the closest to getting made with 319 of 1,000 reserves at the last update. The reserve period will be open though the end of the month.

In my case, I bought the Amazon exclusive bluray set back when Funimation originally released the series and I’m quite happy with that. Though they did say that the movie would get a separate release from the 20th anniversary set and I will pick that up assuming it’s a better release than the barebones Sony bluray I have now.

Speaking of Sony, I guess this makes the Cowboy Bebop movie the first Sony licensed anime to be released under Funimation. If you remember, Sony purchased a majority stake Funimation a little while back. If Funimation continues to release Sony licensed anime, I really hope Blood+ gets a second chance.

Sentai Filmworks August ’18 Solicitations

Title Date SRP Runtime
Armed Girl’s Machiavellism Complete Collection (BD) August 21, 2018 $69.98 325 mins
Armed Girl’s Machiavellism Complete Collection LE (BD) August 21, 2018 $99.98 325 mins
Aura Battler Dunbine Complete Collection (BD) August 28, 2018 $99.98 1225 mins
No Game, No Life Zero August 28, 2018 $19.98 105 mins
No Game, No Life Zero (BD) August 28, 2018 $29.98 105 mins
No Game, No Life Zero LE (BD/DVD) August 28, 2018 $49.98 105 mins

Discotek June ’18 Solicitations

Title Date SRP Runtime
Bananya Complete Collection (BD) June 26, 2018 $24.95 39 mins
EAT-MAN / EAT-MAN ’98 Complete Collection (SD-BD) June 26, 2018 $39.95 520 mins
Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret Complete Collection (sub BD) June 26, 2018 $44.95 300 mins
Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret Purezza Complete Collection (sub BD) June 26, 2018 $44.95 300 mins
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind June 26, 2018 $19.95 79 mins
Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye Lady Liberty (BD) June 26, 2018 $24.95 97 mins
Lupin the 3rd Part IV Complete Collection (International Ver.; dub) June 26, 2018 $49.95 600 mins
Sister Princess Complete Collection (BD) June 26, 2018 $59.95 600 mins
Sister Princess Re Pure Complete Collection (sub BD) June 26, 2018 $39.95 300 mins
Space Warrior Baldios the Movie June 26, 2018 $24.95 117 mins

Home Video Releases for the Week of May 1, 2018

Discotek

  • Ayakashi Complete Collection (sub) [DVD]
  • Fair, Then Partly Piggy (sub) [BD/DVD]
  • Space Warrior Baldios: The Movie [BD]
  • Toriko the Movie (sub) [DVD]
  • Zatch Bell Movie 1 (sub) [DVD]
  • Zatch Bell Movie 2 (sub) [DVD]

GKids Films

  • Mary and the Witch’s Flower [BD/DVD or DVD]

Sentai Filmworks

  • Atom the Beginning Complete Collection (sub) [BD]

Sunrise (via TRSI)

  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 1 [BD or DVD]

VIZ Media

  • Naruto Shippuden Collection 34 [DVD]