[Overseas] Anime News & Announcements

Vincentdante

Za Warudo
Just a reminder - there is only a little over a day left in the pledging period for Nozomi's Dirty Pair anime Kickstarter, so if you want to get in on it you better jump soon. The Kickstarter ends at 10:00 am CST tomorrow, or 4:00 pm GBT. It looks like we will easily surpass all 21 stretch goals sometime today, with the last goal being the most important one for me - 5.1 surround audio for all the Japanese Audio tracks.

Girls with Guns FTW! 🥳
I'm looking forward to it coming. Really pleased it includes everything including Flash etc.
 

RaeDra

School Idol

Australia via Madman has the Demon Slayer LE that seems very similar to the AoA version and a listing for Dr. Stone Season 2 (with LE Variant) in February, will be waiting for announcements about these elsewhere...
 

NormanicGrav

How a Realist Hero Bought Too Much Anime
AUKN Staff
Funimation's February 2022 Slate:

Two limited edition releases for this batch, one steelbook previously timed-exclusive to a retailer, and three timed exclusive collections for one US retailer (Walmart).

Limited Editions:

AnimePriceLE Contents
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1$84.9832-page Digibook packaging
5 Art Cards
3 Enamel Pins
By the Grace of the Gods Season 1$84.98Rigid Box
Artbook with light novel
Puffy Slime Sticker Sheet
Slime-themed Glasses Cleaning Cloth
6 Art Cards

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Adachi and ShimamuraTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1TV Series
[eps 1-16]
Blu-ray & DVD
22nd​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Has LE
(see above)
By the Grace of the Gods Season 1TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
15th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Has LE
(see above)
Higurashi: When They Cry GOU Part 2TV Series
[eps 14-24]
Blu-ray
8th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Josee, the Tiger & the FishFilmBlu-ray & DVD
8th​
$39.98
English
Japanese​
KING’S RAID: Successors of the Will Part 1TV Series
[eps 1-13]
Blu-ray
15th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
No BD
in Japan
Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round TableTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
18th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Sleepy Princess in the Demon CastleTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Talentless NanaTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
22nd​
$64.98
English
Japanese​

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
BERSERK (2016)TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
15th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Essentials release!
First released in 2018
Dr. STONE Season 1​
TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
15th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2020
Dragon Ball Z Seasons 1-3TV Series
[eps 1-107]
Blu-ray
15th​
--​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
30th Ann. Version from 2019
Walmart Exclusive
Dragon Ball Z Seasons 4-6TV Series
[eps 108-194]
Blu-ray
15th​
--​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
30th Ann. Version from 2019
Walmart Exclusive
Dragon Ball Z Seasons 7-9TV Series
[eps 195-291]
Blu-ray
15th​
--​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
30th Ann. Version from 2019
Walmart Exclusive
Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko​
TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$34.98​
English
Japanese​
Essentials Re-release!
First released in 2019
My Hero Academia Season 4TV Series
[eps 64-88]
Blu-ray
15th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2020

Sentai February 2022 Slate:

No limited edition releases for this batch, but one steelbook is included.

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Hidamari Sketch: GraduationOVA Series
[2 eps]
Blu-ray
8th​
$29.98​
Japanese​
Mushibugyo OVA CollectionOVA Series
[3 eps]
Blu-ray
8th​
$29.98​
Japanese​
NANATV Series
[47 eps]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
22nd​
$149.98​
English
Japanese​
Onyx EquinoxTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
22nd​
$59.98​
English​
Crunchyroll Original series
US Animated
(Anime inspired)

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Samurai Girls & Samurai BrideTV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
15th​
$89.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2011
Yuyushiki​
TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$49.98​
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2014
 
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CommanderZx2

Adventurer
Yuyushiki​
TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$49.98​
Japanese​
Re-release!
First dubbed in 2014
It looks like the differences between this and the original release is that the re-release includes Nyanyashiki specials, which aren't present in the 2014 version I have. Also it appears to come on 2 BDs instead of just 1, I wonder if that had any bitrate changes for the episodes?
 

Aion

Time-Traveller
Nana getting released on blu-ray is bad news for collectors that paid £100's for those Viz DVD box sets. Not sure I'd be arsed to watch it now, being olde 'n all, but 'tis one of few things left on my cartoon bucket list. Maybe one day rest of Viz DVD-only multi-part box sets get re-released. Blood+, Monster and whatever else. Terrible sellers all, I'm assuming, being as was never a complete box set for any.


I'd rather Maison Ikkoku/Yatsura on blu-ray. Despite Takahashi's fame, discotek seems only hope for those given age, and they mainly seem to focus on movies/OVAs. Surprised City Hunter got released by them.
 

Girls with Guns

Combat Butler
Nana getting released on blu-ray is bad news for collectors that paid £100's for those Viz DVD box sets. Not sure I'd be arsed to watch it now, being olde 'n all, but 'tis one of few things left on my cartoon bucket list. Maybe one day rest of Viz DVD-only multi-part box sets get re-released. Blood+, Monster and whatever else. Terrible sellers all, I'm assuming, being as was never a complete box set for any.

Lol, I'm 60 years olde and still love Nana! I picked up the four Viz DVD sets back in 2015, brand new from Rightstuf for $20.23 each, just a couple of weeks before Set 2 went completely OOP - perfect timing! But I still can't wait to get Nana on Blu, and in a steelbook!

Nana Viz DVD Boxsets - single post - Blu-ray.com

Monster is another great series, and I have a great story for that one, too. I bought the Siren Visual R4 DVDs, also back in 2015, and then when Siren offered a separate cardboard storage box to put their 5 DVDs into later that year, I ordered and paid $15 for one empty box from them. They instead proceeded to send me a full $120 Boxset with all 5 DVDs included - TWICE, before finally sending me just the empty box. It would have cost too much for them to have me return the sets back to them from the US, so they just told me to keep them. So I actually had 3 boxsets of Monster in my collection at one point, until I sold off the extra two sets to other forum friends.

Siren Visual Monster Boxsets - single post - bluray.com

:cool:
 

Yami

Vampire Ninja
Coming out in Japan in March 2022, a 4K UHD set containing works by Kihachirō Kawamoto and Tadanari Okamoto.

The films will apparently have English subtitles.

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Dai

Magical Girl
Urusei Yatsura: Only You has been delayed until 31st December. That one's not going under the Christmas tree then. 😭

Kodocha does appear to have been released today... but the listing has vanished from Amazon (it was available to pre-order previously). It's in stock on Right Stuf, but who can afford to sell that many organs to pay their shipping rates?
 

Darren Skippings

School Idol
Urusei Yatsura: Only You has been delayed until 31st December. That one's not going under the Christmas tree then. 😭

Kodocha does appear to have been released today... but the listing has vanished from Amazon (it was available to pre-order previously). It's in stock on Right Stuf, but who can afford to sell that many organs to pay their shipping rates?
Until tomorrow you can still order it from UP1 (who source their US releases from Rightstuf) although they will be closed when it is released, due to holiday postal problems.
 

animalai

Hikikomori
Funimation's February 2022 Slate:

Two limited edition releases for this batch, one steelbook previously timed-exclusive to a retailer, and three timed exclusive collections for one US retailer (Walmart).

Limited Editions:

AnimePriceLE Contents
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1$84.9832-page Digibook packaging
5 Art Cards
3 Enamel Pins
By the Grace of the Gods Season 1$84.98Rigid Box
Artbook with light novel
Puffy Slime Sticker Sheet
Slime-themed Glasses Cleaning Cloth
6 Art Cards

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Adachi and ShimamuraTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1TV Series
[eps 1-16]
Blu-ray & DVD
22nd​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Has LE
(see above)
By the Grace of the Gods Season 1TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
15th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Has LE
(see above)
Higurashi: When They Cry GOU Part 2TV Series
[eps 14-24]
Blu-ray
8th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Josee, the Tiger & the FishFilmBlu-ray & DVD
8th​
$39.98
English
Japanese​
KING’S RAID: Successors of the Will Part 1TV Series
[eps 1-13]
Blu-ray
15th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
No BD
in Japan
Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round TableTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
18th​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Sleepy Princess in the Demon CastleTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$64.98​
English
Japanese​
Talentless NanaTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
22nd​
$64.98
English
Japanese​

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
BERSERK (2016)TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
15th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Essentials release!
First released in 2018
Dr. STONE Season 1​
TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
15th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2020
Dragon Ball Z Seasons 1-3TV Series
[eps 1-107]
Blu-ray
15th​
--​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
30th Ann. Version from 2019
Walmart Exclusive
Dragon Ball Z Seasons 4-6TV Series
[eps 108-194]
Blu-ray
15th​
--​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
30th Ann. Version from 2019
Walmart Exclusive
Dragon Ball Z Seasons 7-9TV Series
[eps 195-291]
Blu-ray
15th​
--​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
30th Ann. Version from 2019
Walmart Exclusive
Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko​
TV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$34.98​
English
Japanese​
Essentials Re-release!
First released in 2019
My Hero Academia Season 4TV Series
[eps 64-88]
Blu-ray
15th​
$69.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2020

Sentai February 2022 Slate:

No limited edition releases for this batch, but one steelbook is included.

New releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Hidamari Sketch: GraduationOVA Series
[2 eps]
Blu-ray
8th​
$29.98​
Japanese​
Mushibugyo OVA CollectionOVA Series
[3 eps]
Blu-ray
8th​
$29.98​
Japanese​
NANATV Series
[47 eps]
Blu-ray
Steelbook
22nd​
$149.98​
English
Japanese​
Onyx EquinoxTV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
22nd​
$59.98​
English​
Crunchyroll Original series
US Animated
(Anime inspired)

Re-releases:

AnimeContentFormatDatePriceAudioNotes
Samurai Girls & Samurai BrideTV Series
[24 eps]
Blu-ray
15th​
$89.98​
English
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2011
Yuyushiki​
TV Series
[12 eps]
Blu-ray
1st​
$49.98​
Japanese​
Re-release!
First released in 2014
Really Awesome.
 

Dai

Magical Girl
Wait, a complete Sailor Moon set? 👀 Where can I pre-order it? Madman Entertainment doesn't ship to Finland.
It was originally meant to be released this month, but has been delayed until next year and doesn't have a new release date yet. I normally import Australian releases via EzyDVD, but it's not available for pre-order yet.
 
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