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Releases of the Week: Magi shows us a whole new world

It looks like we hit a slow week today as the batch is smaller than usual. Sure, we have 23 things coming out, but the other times provided us with a large amount of Japanese entertainment. If you missed out on its earlier run, FUNimation g...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Garo continues to cut evil in half

A week has passed and we're hit with another glorious tokusatsu release. This time, the second season of the late-night series, Garo, arrives to free us from the darkness. At this point, I hope that Kraken Releasing's releases of the franch...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Timeranger ushers in a new era

So I leave this segment for a week and a miracle happens when I return. It turns out that Mirai Sentai Timeranger arrived in our time period from the year 3000. Looking back, it's amazing that Shout! Factory managed to get this far with its...

 
 
 
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Releases of the Week: You can't stop Garo's Divine Flame

It's hasn't been a month since the last live-action Garo release came out, and things are looking good for the Golden Knight. This time, we're seeing Garo the Movie: Divine Flame hitting home video in North America. The anime film is a sequ...

 
 
 
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Releases of the Week: Garo gives mankind hope

I don't know about you, but the final week of June hit us with a ton of new things from glorious Nippon. One of the releases I'd like to focus on is the North American debut of Garo Special: Beast of the Demon Night, which is a direct conti...

 
 
 
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Releases of the Week: Harlock is an amazing role model

Is it me, or is summer turning into the season of classics releases? I think the answer might be "yes" since we have one of Leiji Matsumoto's (Space Battleship Yamato's Creator, Interstella 5555's Character Design) best characters appearing...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Kanna steals the spotlight

Oh, boy. It seems like we hit another occasion where the anime titles are slowing down as the manga stuff dominates North America. At least there's a decent amount in the wild. Most importantly, this marks the second release of the Dragon M...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Don't underestimate Kenshiro's power

This week is shaping up to be a great time for Fist of the North Star fans, as Discotek releases the movie on Blu-ray. Silly enough, this news reminds me that I still need to check out the anime and/or manga. Since I heard nothing but amazi...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Devilman saves the day

A couple years back, former Japanator Editor-in-Chief and Website Founder Brad Rice did a segment called Releases of the Week, which covered the latest offering of anime, manga, and Japanese live-action titles that hit North America. After ...

 
 
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GET HYPE: Persona 5 launches in September

It's time, folks! Or rather, it will be time...in a few short months. After months of silence last year's delay and weeks of drip-fed promotion culminating in a final countdown, Atlus has announced the Japanese release date of Persona...

 
 
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A Letter to Momo opens in America this week

The award winning Production I.G. film A Letter to Momo, is set to hit theaters this week, and with any luck might be hitting your home town. The beautiful looking film has the makings of a classic, and is a tale of a shy kid meeting super...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Godzilla on Monster Island!

Enjoying this nice Tuesday night, dear readers? Why not snuggle up with a nice thick book and while away the night. Viz has you covered with a slew of releases. If you're an omnibus person, catch up with Bleach and Naruto, or High Scho...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Check out these Amazing Nuts!

Are you looking to watch something trippy and mind-bending? Studio 4C's Amazing Nuts! is a collection of four shorts that pushes animation boundaries, experimenting with different styles and techniques. Also on the anime side are a re-...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Hidamari Sketch x 365

Happy release day, readers. There are some good box sets available for you. Hidamari Sketch x 365 is my top pick, although the "cute art school girls" thing may not be up your alley. If not that, then there's Star Blazers 2199 part two. Als...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Wolfsmund is back

Happy Tuesday, readers! It's time for a new batch of releases, headed up by the latest volume in Vertical's Wolfsmund. The imposing castle is back for you to hate with a fiery vengeance, even though you'll be unable to put the manga down. A...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Get the first Madoka film today

The first Puella Magi Madoka Magica film is out! So time to stop everything you're doing and buy eight copies of this to share with your friends. After all, what else will you buy this week? A Blu-ray release of Familiar of Zero, or the lat...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Battle Royale is back!

Viz is celebrating Battle Royale with a "remastered" release of the title, along with Battle Royale Slam Book, a collection of essays. Slam Book takes a deep dive into the world of Battle Royale, opening up a whole new viewpoint o...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Ranma 1/2 brings back the oldies

If you're a fan of classics, this week has some good stuff for you. Namely, a Blu-ray release of Ranma 1/2, and the latest volume of Gundam: The Origin. For all of the younger fans out there, these are great ways to get into hallmark series...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Upotte!! on top

With Upotte!! out this week, you might want to see if you can request the racy title come to you in a plain brown bag -- you don't want others to see it before you've had a chance to properly display it next to your Ladies vs. Butlers! set....

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Attack on Titan spinoffs drop

Get your Gear on, because we've got two new Attack on Titan spinoffs hitting shelves this week. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall and Junior High will both test the market and see just how hungry everyone is for this blockbuster series. If i...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

It's a big week for anime releases. You might all be too poor to buy anything after shelling out all that money for Psycho-Pass, but box sets galore call your name. Casshan and Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water are two worth snagging, along w...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Love, Election and Chocolate

We're just past Valentine's Day, but there's still plenty of extra candy sitting around at local retailers, just waiting to be purchased at half price. While you're doing that, why not pick up Love, Election and Chocolate from RightStuf? Th...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Robotics;Notes hits shelves

Looking for something good to sit down and watch this weekend, readers? There's no better way to beat the freezing cold (or suffocating drought) than by watching Hidamari Sketch or Robotics;Notes. If you've been meaning to catch up on Jormu...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Manga for everyone young and old

There's a hefty group of manga this week, with Wandering Son and Knights of Sidonia leading the way. New volumes of Tiger & Bunny, Deadman Wonderland, and Magi are all worth your time as well. Also, there are a lot o...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Taiga will never leave us

There's plenty to sink your teeth into, readers. If you haven't already bought from Nippon Ichi before, they've got a slew of box sets coming out this week. That includes non-special editions of Kimi ni Todoke and Natsume's Book of Friends,...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: From to the New World is a shocker

It's a short week of releases, folks. So short, in fact, that there's not much point putting the full list after the jump. We've got one anime release worth highlighting in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and a whopping three manga releases. ...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Open the Medaka Box

It's not a big week for anime releases, with just Medaka Box Abnormal and Blue Sumbarine No. 6 showing off the Blu-ray goods. But fear not, the manga side has plenty to offer! The short list includes Haganai, Black Butler, Higuras...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Taisho Baseball Girls is up at bat

It's a sexy week of releases, readers. Project-H has a few titles to debut for you, including The Tale of Boobs and Nyotai-ka!. Add to that the latest volume of Wolfsmund and you have some titles that you'd better cover up if you plan on re...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Patlabor is out again!

The holidays are over, and hopefully you got everything you wanted. Unless you've got a deep love of sweaters (like me), that probably wasn't the case. So as you return fullscreen DVDs for store credit and think of what to spend that money ...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Buy before Christmas is here!

This is your last chance for gift ideas, folks! This week's releases will be the last major drop before Christmas. Next week's releases, on Christmas Eve, will barely contain anything, if past years are any sort of predictor. So go out and ...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Buy more Wandering Son

The snow is falling and schools and businesses are closed all along the Northeast, which means it's the perfect time to curl up with a cup of tea and your credit card. Tuesday is here, and that means there's anime and manga to buy! The two ...

 
 




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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms"A beautiful tale about immortality"

 

Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set"Travel to the Feudal Era"

 

Ponyo 10th Anniversary"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea"

 

Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set"Moe Girls in the Military"

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered"The King of Games is Back in Theaters!"

 

Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set"We Call Everything on the Ice 'Love'"

 

Akiba's Trip: The Animation"More disappointing than I expected it to be"

 

Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"IN MY DREAM, LET'S FIGHTING!"

 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection "Epic fights but lackluster story"

 

Mazinger Z: INFINITY"A Hero's Comeback"

 

Mob Psycho 100 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"Mob? Mob? What do you want? "

 

The Morose Mononokean Blu-ray Set"A Charming Story of Yo-kai"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Loss"The worst out of the five movies out so far"

 

Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me"Do Not Sleep On Napping Princess"

 

Mary and The Witch's Flower"A Charming Story about Witches"

 

Your Name Blu-Ray Set"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!"PIkachu, I Choose you!"

 

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Ransengan Collection Blu-Ray Set"Four Action Packed Movies In One Package!"

 

Ramna 1/2 OVAs & Movies Blu-Ray Set"A Trip Down Memory Lane"

 
 
 
 
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