First up, let’s talk about mech, baby. Get ready for a legendary climax, Aquarion EVOL is set 12,000 years after the original series.
The intergalactic hijinks continue as beings from a womanless planet target the girls of the newly coed Neo-DEAVA academy. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain’s plot slowly comes to light, Amata’s past is revealed, and Mikono finds herself in the middle of a really awkward threesome. The hormone-fueled pilots will have to survive unusual training methods and swimsuit-filled secret missions in order to grow strong enough to kick some otherworldly tail, but as the boys and girls get closer to each other, they discover that destiny might not be on their side. Victory could require the legendary mecha Aquarion’s ultimate form—even if summoning it means breaking an intimate taboo. (more…)
From the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars comes a new masterpiece about the importance of family.
Wolf Children hits shelves today, and we’re thrilled to be adding another Hosoda film to our catalog. We screened this film on the convention circuit this past season, and the response was overwhelming! Now, you can own this heart-warming film on BD/DVD Combo and DVD.
Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family.Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn’t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother’s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn’t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.
It’s not too late to catch screenings of Wolf Children on the big screen! To find a screening near you, go to Tugg.com and search for Wolf Children.
Fans are in luck, today we’ve got two FUNimation releases and a Giant Ape Media release. On the anime side, we have One Piece Film: Strong World on BD/DVD Combo & DVD and Good Luck Girl! on BD/DVD Combo. On our live action side we’ve got the release of Season 3 of Lost Girl on Blu-ray and DVD.
First up, we’ve got One Piece Film: Strong World! This is the first time that fans have gotten a chance to hear the English voice of Brook–played by Ian Sinclair.
When the Straw Hats catch wind of trouble in the peaceful waters of the East Blue, they quickly set a course for home! But before they reach their destination, fate leads them into the deadly path of Golden Lion Shiki. This gravity-defying madman needs a navigator, and he wants Nami! Shiki scatters the Straw Hats across the far corners of a floating island filled with ferocious, genetically-mutated monsters, and issues Nami and ultimatum: join his crew – or her friends die! BIG mistake. Luffy kicks his attack mode into Third Gear and begins a brutal rampage across the beast-ridden island. It’s all hands on deck – including a new character – for this watershed adventure in the One Piece canon. Monkey vs. Lion. Winner gets the navigator!
This New Release Tuesday is gonna E.X.P.L.O.D.E. The Akira 25th Anniversary Edition is now available. Here’s your chance to own this classic film on Blu-ray and DVD. Our 25th Anniversary Edition contains both the 1988 and 2001 English dub tracks as well as the original Japanese audio track with English subtitles. Everybody wins!
Whether you love it or hate it, or maybe just plain don’t understand what the heck is going on in it, there’s no denying the impact that this film has had on the world. Pick it up now in our FUNimation Shop!
BLOOD-C: The Last Dark and Sakura Wars are our new releases for today! So, let’s get started and take a closer look.
First up, BLOOD-C: The Last Dark on BD/DVD Combo! Combining killer action from the creators of Ghost in the Shell with hauntingly beautiful art from the markers of X, this award-winning film is the latest masterpiece in the Blood: The Last Vampire franchise.
Saya is part human, part monster, and has one thing on her mind: REVENGE. Visions of twisted experiments and creatures slaughtering everyone she loved fuel her thirst for vengeance. With blade in hand and rage boiling in her veins, she tracks her tormentor to Tokyo—where flesh-hungry beasts have begun to feed. There, she joins a group of young hackers hunting for the same man. As Saya slices her way through lies, traps, flesh, and bone, how much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?
So, let’s get started with Eureka Seven AO! Part One was released on BD/DVD Combo back in August, and now you can check out the stellar action-packed climax with Part Two! Here’s the synopsis:
During a dangerous zero gravity mission to keep a clash in space from colliding with Earth, Ao meets his mother for the first time since she disappeared. Chaos erupts when the vengeful enigma known as Truth learns of her return. As Ao fights to protect his mother and solve her transient state, he discovers a weapon so powerful it can alter Earth s timeline. Conflict elevates across the globe as this warhead and new intelligence on the hostile aliens polarizes former allies. When another pilot and his machine from the future enter the fray, Ao will finally learn his true origin as well as his role in saving his mother, his friends, and his planet from obliteration. (more…)
Happy New Release Tuesday! Today’s release is so loaded with plot that we don’t know where to start. We Without Wings has the fan service you’re looking for with an interesting twist. Check out the synopsis below:
Timid Takashi wants to escape to an alternate world where he is a heralded knight, but is held back by thoughts of his younger sister and his girlfriend. Part-timer and all around upbeat guy Shuusuke has a disastrous first encounter with a woman who turns out to be his new co-worker. Handyman Hayato is a hard-boiled loner that has random encounters with two gangs and a girl with a uniform fetish. Throw in plenty of fan-service, random humor, an alternate medieval world, and your narrator DJ Condor, and you get “We Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky”.
If you head on over to the official We Without Wings page, you can check out the Red Band trailer and some clips that were just too hot for YouTube.
And here’s the Somewhat Safe for Work trailer for you.
It’s New Release Tuesday, and we’ve got two highly anticipated titles for you today: The Future Diary and Michiko & Hatchin! Both series feature some pretty kickass ladies, so let’s take a closer look!
First up, The Future Diary! Say what you will about Yuno, the Queen of Yanderes, but you have to admit she’s pretty badass. Just don’t get between her and Yuki and you should probably survive to see another day. Parts 1 & 2 of The Future Diary are now available on DVD!
One day, Yukiteru discovers that his cell phone “diary” can now tell him the events of the future. The problem is, eleven others also have similar diaries, and only one can win this Survival Game. The winner becomes a god. The losers: DEAD END.
Next up, we’ve got Michiko & Hatchin! If you’re a fan of Cowboy Bebop, then this is one that you’ll definitely want to pick up. An intriguing series with a distinct Brazilian flavor, the music and story will pull you in and keep you captivated. Michiko & Hatchin Parts 1 & 2 are now available on BD/DVD Combo!
After escaping from prison, the sexy criminal Michiko rescues an abused girl known as Hatchin. On the run from the police, their fates become intertwined through the connection of a man from their pasts they are both searching for.
The limited edition sku comes in a collectible art box.
Fans of the Last Exile series will love this gorgeous addition to the franchise. Purchase the Limited Edition release and you’ll receive a collectible art box with a 16-page art booklet!
Years ago, humanity abandoned the ruined Blue World. Generations later, with the planet again capable of sustaining life, mankind returned. In the skies above the reborn world, rebellious young Fam and her best friend Giselle make their living as Sky Pirates. Atop sleek Vespa Vanships, the girls dart fearlessly through the clouds, capturing and selling airborne battleships for profit. It’s a life of care-free swashbuckling – until the Ades Federation attacks. The only nation to remain on Blue World during humanity’s exile, The Ades Federation wages war against those who returned only after the planet’s darkest days had passed. When Fam and Giselle rescue a princess from the clutches of the rampaging Ades armada, they join the young royal’s battle to save her Kingdom from destruction – and undertake the impossible mission of uniting humanity in peace.
Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become King of All Pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece! Along for the ride are his loyal crewmates, a wonderfully-bizarre collection of outcasts and misfits from the far corners of the world. Each member has their own special talent, and they’ll utilize their skills to help Luffy achieve his dream! Together, the rubberman and his crew can conquer any challenge – or defeat any foe!
Have you been keeping up with the One Piece releases?
If you’re a fan of the story of Mulan, be sure to watch this gorgeous live action version! Starring Zhao Wei and Jaycee Chan.
When the emperor of China issues a decree that all families in the Northern Provice must defend their homeland against the barbarian hordes, Mulan, a young girl from a military family without a male heir, disguises herself as a male soldier rather than expose her aging father to the horrors of the battlefield. As the invading armies close in, her remarkable courage and insight elevate her to the position of a true leader, who will sacrifice everything to defend her nation and bring honor to her family.
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