December 2016 Home Video Releases

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See what’s coming out in December to our anime shop for home video releases in the list of anime below!

Attack on Titan: The Movie – Part 2 Bikini Warriors
Rurouni Kenshin Part 2: Kyoto Inferno Fairy Tail: Part 22
Ninja Slayer Seiyu’s Life
Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace One Piece: Season 8, Voyage 5
Sengoku BASARA – End of Judgement Shakugan No Shana
Show By Rock!!  

Attack on Titan: The Movie – Part Two

Live-action Movie – Blu-ray/DVD/UV Combo and DVD – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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Film is directed by Shinji Higuchi, director of Shin Godzilla, writer and assistant director on international bestseller Neon Genesis Evangelion, and special effects director on multiple Godzilla films
 
 

Movie Synopsis: 

Eren’s newfound Titan ability may be the key to saving everyone and defeating the Titans. Except that isn’t what the government has planned. After Eren is pulled away from his execution by a mysterious Titan, he finds himself in a strange place with Shikishima. Suddenly, he learns there is more going on than he could even comprehend. Government secrets, the truth about Titans and their existence… are Titans even the real monsters?

Shikishima has a solution, a way to fix the world as it exists now. Can you really fix devastation with more destruction? Eren and his friends must prove where their loyalties lie and what strength they truly hold. They’ll either find their hope or face their end.

But there’s always more to the story than what is on the surface…

Bikini Warriors

Complete Anime Series – Episodes 1-12 – Blu-ray/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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Features character designs from some of the hottest Japanese illustrators and masters of the female form, including Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon), Tony Taka, Odanon (Queen’s Blade), and Hisasi (And you thought there is never a girl online?)!

Series Synopsis: 

Your favorite figures brought to life! Inspired by old-school RPGs comes a series that’s stacked with battles, bosses, and…bikinis?! Prepare yourself for an adventure of epic proportions.

Follow a party of battle-ready beauties as they make their way on an epic quest. The athletic Fighter, elegant Paladin, enchanting Mage, and fierce Darkelf are ready to max out their stats and minimize every dungeon dwelling baddy out there. And they’ll pick up all the treasure along the way. But crawling through dangerous dungeons and ominous forests will be the least of their worries! Between questionable quests and seriously underpaid jobs, they’ll have more obstacles in town than on the outside. But if they work together it’ll all work out…right? Either way they’ll bust out the big weapons and tiny armor to face their journey head on.

Unsheathe your sword and prepare for battle!

Rurouni Kenshin Part 2: Kyoto Inferno

Live-Action Movie – BD/DVD + Ultraviolet Combo and DVD-Only – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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Based on one of the most beloved classic manga of all time, the Japanese swordplay of Rurouni Kenshin comes to life in this second of three stellar live-action adaptations!
 
Action direction by Tanigaki Kenji (Blade II, Kill Zone, Legend of the Fist), who regularly works on stunts and choreography with action legend Donnie Yen (star of Ip Man).

Movie Synopsis: 

Spectacular fight scenes and swordplay capture the true spirit of the classic franchise in this thrilling live-action adaptation.

Former assassin Kenshin Himura and his friends are called back into action when a ghost from the past era rises to wreak havoc across Japan. Makoto Shishio, another ex-assassin, was betrayed, burned, and left for dead at the end of the war. Badly scarred—but very much alive—Shishio has put together an army and aims to overthrow the new government—burning anything and killing anyone who stands in his way. After witnessing his brutality firsthand, Kenshin agrees to intervene and help keep the peace. Will the wanderer with a blade bathed in blood be able to withstand the fury of the swordsman forged by fire?

Fairy Tail – Part 22

Part 22 – Episodes 253-265 – BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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Will be the last part that catches up the dubbed content to the subbed content
 

Season Synopsis:

With the battle of Tartaros still raging on, the wizards of Fairy Tail may have finally met their match. The threat of three thousand Faces hangs over them, and the power of the Demon Gates takes their breath away when they reveal their true Etherious Forms.

Right when things begin to look up, an even bigger threat appears—Acnologia! Beaten and exhausted, can the wizards find the strength to take on Tartaros and this monstrous dragon? When the fire inside Natsu erupts, he will have a startling and unexpected reunion. But the time for catching up and seeking answers will have to wait—E.N.D. and the ready-to-detonate Faces are moments from destroying the magical world as they know it!

The final battle for the magical world happens now!

Ninja Slayer

Complete Anime Series – Episodes 1-26 – BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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From Trigger, the studio behind Kill la Kill and similar limited-animation absurd web comedy Inferno Cop, and much of the staff of Gurren Lagann
 

Series Synopsis: 

Domo, civilian, I am Ninja Slayer! Once a common, non-ninja, nine-to-five man, it’s now my duty to send all ninja souls to hell. It’s an insatiable thirst that I must quench to avenge the tragic death of my family. A mysterious spirit filled with rage has penetrated my soul giving me the ultimate power to fulfill my vengeance and destroy any ninja who dares to cross my path. Hell-bent on ninja carnage, I won’t stop slashing and bashing until I hear my enemies kiss their pathetic lives goodbye with a bloodcurdling scream of “Sayonara!” Die ninja. DIE! I am your Grim Reaper!

Ahem.

Won’t you live in my fury, friend? Join me in unleashing burning rage, and watch me spray the blood of a gagillion ninjas all over this nightmarish hell. For I am Ninja Slayer, killer of all ninjas!

Seiyu’s Life! (SUB Only)

Complete Anime Series – Episodes 1-13 + OVA – DVD Only – English Subbed Only
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Includes OVA never before seen in North America
Features popular Japanese voice actors/actresses

 

Series Synopsis: 

Based on the doujinshi by accomplished voice actress, Masumi Asano, comes a fun but revealing look into the world of voice actors. And fun cameos from famous voice actors!

Being a professional voice actor is more than having a great voice. Rookie seiyu Futaba Ichinose must learn about the hard work, determination, and heart that goes into being the voice behind beloved characters. The work is far from easy and nothing hurts more than the dreaded rejection call, but Futaba works through it to achieve her dream of becoming a big-time seiyu—except she only has two years to prove to her agency that she’s good enough to be one. Luckily, she’s not alone! Ichigo Moesaki, a self-claimed princess from Planet Strawberry, and Rin Kohana, a seasoned professional since the age of five, will be at her side when they form the seiyu unit, Earphones. But even being in a unit won’t be enough to guarantee Futaba’s success if she can’t land more roles. Follow these three girls and learn just what it takes to be a professional voice actor.

Join the girls in a celebration with the Special Episode: A Small After-Party! An OVA never before seen in North America.

Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace

Complete Anime Series – Episodes 1-11 – Blu-ray/DVD – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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From the creative force behind Assassination Classroom and Danganronpa The Animated Series.
Inspired by the works of Edogawa Rampo, a Japanese author who played a major role in the development of Japanese mystery fiction. 

Series Synopsis: 

Inspired by the works of Edogawa Rampo, Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace tells a macabre detective story rife with symbolism and visual tricks that exist somewhere in the delicate balance between gruesome and gorgeous.

Middle school life was dull for the intelligent and charismatic Kobayashi, until the day he was framed for his homeroom teacher’s murder. After the event drew the media’s attention, an infamous high school detective inserted himself into the investigation. Brooding and brilliant, Akechi quickly cleared Kobayashi’s name and took the inquisitive young student on as his assistant. But for every case they closed, two more seemed to open in its place. The streets were alive with whispers of one deadly name, Twenty Faces—a legendary murderer who killed criminals in the name of justice. With cryptic clues leading the way, Kobayashi and Akechi began following the trail of bodies left by the prolific killer. But will they be able to stop him before countless innocent people, inspired by his deranged cause, start following his lead?

One Piece – Season Eight, Voyage Five

Season Eight, Voyage Four – Episodes 505-516 – DVD – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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From Toei, the animation studio responsible for Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, and Sailor Moon.
One Piece is the world’s top selling manga series of all time with over 350 million copies sold in print.

Voyage Synopsis: 

Ringing in the New Age of pirates!

The tragedy at Marineford sends shockwaves around the world, and the Straw Hats struggle desperately to meet again in Luffy’s most heart-wrenching time of grief.

Incapable of protecting his friends, Luffy questions his ability to become the King of the Pirates. His crew members, scattered to the farthest reaches of the globe, are more determined than ever to keep their promise and return to Sabaody Archipelago in three days. But when “Dark King” Rayleigh offers Luffy a stern suggestion, Luffy must choose between reuniting with his friends or joining Rayleigh in training. Luffy’s decision drives him back to Marineford, where he pays his respects to the fallen and sends a secret message to his friends. The news stirs enemies from all walks of life. Monkey D. Luffy is ringing in the New Age!

Sengoku BASARA – End of Judgement

Season One – Episodes 1-12 – BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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Based on CAPCOM’s 2010 game Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.
 
From the studio behind Lupin III and Project Blue Earth SOS.

Season Synopsis: 

Get ready for the hacking, slashing battle of a lifetime in a new adaptation of the Sengoku Basara franchise. The new installment, based on the world created by Capcom, revolves around one massive conflict featuring mechanized samurai, mystical ninjas, gun-toting warriors, and a blinding array of deadly special moves!

During the turbulent period of warring states, numerous feudal lords sought to rule the land of the rising sun. With Nobunaga defeated, Hideyoshi lead a brutal campaign to wipe out the remaining combatants. His ambitions were crushed, however, when he was betrayed by the idealistic Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu’s rebellion marked the start of a new conflict that would put old and new alliances to the test as Hideyoshi’s loyal followers began plotting their revenge, and the other remaining lords prepared their armies for the showdown at Sekigahara.

Show By Rock!!

Season One – Episodes 1-12– BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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From Bones, the studio behind My Hero Academia and Soul Eater Not!
 

Featuring cute characters by Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty!

Series Synopsis: 

Contagious pop anthems and cute creatures collide in this irresistible series from the dream team pairing of Sanrio and Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami, and Soul Eater).

Set in the glamorous metropolis of Tokyo Midi City—where music and the dream of musical superstardom are everything—Cyan is a newcomer. After stumbling into the music world and being transformed into a cute cat-girl, she jumps at the chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of joining a rock band. As the newest member of Plasmagica, Cyan joins Chuchu, Retoree and Moa as they face off against other bands striving for fame and fortune. But with competition like the passionate Shingan Crimsonz, the dreamy pop idols of Trichronika, and the sneaky songstresses of Criticrista, will Cyan and her friends be able to see their names up in lights? Or are they doomed be one-hit wonders?

Shakugan No Shana

Season Three – Episodes 1-24 – S.A.V.E. BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
 
Anime Movie – S.A.V.E. BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
 
S: OVA Series – 4 OVAs – S.A.V.E. BD/DVD Combo – English Subbed and English Dubbed
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Season Synopsis:

From the studio and director behind Slayers comes the iconic series centered around the heated bond and supernatural battles of two friends from two very different worlds. Yuji disappeared the fateful night he was supposed to choose between a life combatting evil by Shana’s side or as a normal teenager. He returns from near-death to lead the Crimson Denizens in a dubious plot to bring peace to the universe-but Shana isn’t fooled. In an explosive reunion, the fiery warrior faces her unlikeliest of foes while Flame Hazes from across the world join forces to ignite a war that will determine the fate of all supernatural kind.

Click here to preorder the S.A.V.E. Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo!

Movie Synopsis:

The director of Slayers rekindles the first thrilling arc of the seminal action series about a hot-blooded heroine driven to maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural. Shakugan no Shana the Movie features new scenes and enthralling animation. Wielding a blazing sword, Shana’s sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. During a volatile war to stop a foe from devouring every life in Misaki City, Shana cuts Yuji in her crossfire. When the villain discovers this teenage boy is gifted with an immense power, he holds Yuji hostage to lure Shana into a trap that could destroy the huntress and the entire city!

Click here to preorder the S.A.V.E. OVA Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo!

OVAs Synopsis: 

The studio and director behind Slayers presents the iconic series about the spark between a hot-blooded huntress and a teenage boy as they maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural. Follow Shana the Flame Haze in this collection of special missions sure to fuel your passion for paranormal action. Find out what happens when Yuji accidentally triggers a found Treasure Tool while it’s pointed at Shana! Then, Yuji teams up with Wilhelmina to stalk their fiery friend-whose secrecy has become unsettling. Finally, in a two-part special, Shana tracks a Denizen’s trail by sorting through a Torch’s memories for clues. Her sleuth skills reveal a teenage girl’s heartwarming last days and a predator with a serious identity crisis!

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