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Dr. Slump is a franchise comprised of 7 movies, 2 anime series, 2 manga series
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Welcome to the last 2 weekw of anime releases in the United States! I combined two weeks for this report. The anime series I'm familiar with are Devil is a Part Timer! and Severing Crime Edge. If you love romance comedies with a bit of MacDonalds and supernatural element, Devil is a Part Timer is for you. I loved it. It was a bit short though. Severing Crime Edge is a bit dark and ecchi a bit since it involves folks trying to kill one little girl. There is a lot of loli and mature fan service in this one along with censored gore. Plus, the folks, the murderers, who go after our young heroine each has a bizarre fetish. Watch this show with caution.

I would love to hear your recommendations on these series. All comments are welcome. Thank you.

Disclaimer: I'm just promoting the official release and the publishers. I'm not selling you anything. This is to combat piracy and get fans to support the official release. All summaries are from ANN.

Notes

  • Right Stuf has Devil is a Part Timer, Severing Crime Edge, and Appleseed Alpha listed. Even though ANN has listed Dear Brother, it's not on Right Stuf's list.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Hetalia Seson 5 (The Beautiful World) DVD Set
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested Retail Price: $39.98 (Limited Edition), $34.98

They said it couldn't happen, but they were as wrong as a stack of pancakes in a cage full of bears! The adorable boys of Hetalia are back with some new friends and a super sparkly new look. Not to mention the long-awaited Buon San Valentino OVAs!

What's more fun than Germany squatting in a dandelion patch? How about the Axis Boys joining the witchcraft club? Or maybe Russia suffering through a traumatic hamster flashback? Any way you slice the spaghetti, every cute boy enjoys a little quality bath time, and Turkey and Greece can't wait to start splishing and splashing! Belgium throws a mouthwatering waffle party, and America shows off his sweet dance moves! And when Santa Claus goes missing, Canada (who's that?) tries to replace him with a polar bear! A POLAR BEAR!?

  • This limited edition includes a Season 5 Beautiful World bandana and a set of Hetalia chibi stickers!
  • Contains episodes 1-25 of season 5.
  • Special Features: Episode Commentary (3, 7, 10, 11, 17, 18), Episode Video Commentary (12-16), Outtakes, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
Opposites may attract, but putting them together can result in chemical burns, electric shocks, and explosions. Enter Hachiman Hikigaya, a pessimistic high school student with no friends, no interest in making any, and the firm belief that everyone else's cherished high school experiences are either delusions or outright lies.

Hachiman finds himself coerced by his well-meaning student advisor into joining the one-member Service Club. There he encounters club founder Yukino Yukinoshita, a smart, attractive, walking superiority complex who looks down on the entire student body. These two negative personalities are quick to attract Yui Yuigahama, who's cute, bright, cheerful, and needs the Service Club's help to... bake cookies? Is this a recipe for romance or the precursor for a nuclear meltdown? Will there be cookies, nookie, or a reason for everyone to play hooky?

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Dr. Slump: The Movies (Films 1-5)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested Retail Price: $29.95
Senbei Norimaki created Arale, the most precocious little girl robot... which means Penguin Village won't be so quiet and peaceful any more! Possessing super strength and being naive about the ways of humans, Arale explores life with her creator the only way she knows how - with lots of wacky hijinks, puns, and toilet humor! Whether it be searching for the ingredients to a love potion, rescuing Senbei's sweetheart from space, running in a grand race, finding treasure that makes dreams come true, or visiting a mechanical city, there's never a dull moment in Penguin Village with Arale and Dr. Slump!

Contains the following Dr. Slump films:
  1. Hello! Wonderland
  2. Space Adventure!
  3. The Great Race Around the World
  4. The Secret of Nanaba Castle
  5. The City of Dreams, Mechapolis
Devil is a Part Timer (DVD/Blu-Ray) Complete Series
  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $69.98 (Limited Edition), $64.98

When Satan is run out of his infernal kingdom, he finds himself virtually powerless in modern-day Tokyo. Stuck in a feeble mortal body and desperate for cash, there's only one way for the dark lord to survive: by getting a job manning the deep fryer at "MgRonald!"

As Satan flips burgers and tries to regain his evil magic, he's pestered by a righteous hero who tracked him to Earth, a video-game-loving fallen angel looking for a way back into heaven, and the most unholy of enemies: a rival fast food franchise. Will he figure out a way to reclaim his homeland and throne? And if not, will this demonic burger king at least sell enough featured menu items to be promoted to shift supervisor? The devil can't survive on minimum wage!

  • This limited edition includes a premium chipboard artbox!
  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Episode Commentaries (1, 12), The Ente Isla Language: With Jamie Marchi, Textless Songs, U.S. Trailer, Trailer.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Severing Crime Edge - Complete Collection (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $49.98 (BD)

Kiri Haimura loves cutting hair. Actually, he doesn't just love cutting hair, he obsesses over it and even has a special set of scissors he delights in using. But when his mane obsession for a bit of trim draws him to Iwai Mushanokoji, whose long hair has never been cut, he finds himself entangled in a situation no shears can hack him out of. You see, Iwai is heir to a strange curse that makes her hair impossible to cut. Or at least, it was until Kiri's clippers take off a lock, thereby revealing that his scissors are cursed as well!

But now that she's shorn free, Iwai has a slew of "murderers" after her, each armed with their own cursed implements and eager for the chance to kill the "Hair Queen." And if that's not enough to make Kiri wig out, it seems that many of them actually attend his own school! Will this evil crew cut in on Kiri's Hair Queen, or will he snip their ambitions in the bud?

Contains episodes 1-13.

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Appleseed Alpha (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Columbia
  • Suggested Retail Price: $30.99

Left to survive in a post-World War society, two mercenary soldiers - Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos – are sent on a mission on the outskirts of their war-torn city. During the operation, they run into Iris and Olson, two citizens from the utopian city of Olympus, who might have a way to save the world but the ruthless Talos and the scheming warlord Two Horns have their own plans. It's up to Deunan and Briareos to safeguard their newfound contacts and help save humanity's last hope.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98
On the world known as Little Garden, factions and communities compete for power via Gift Games, in which individuals with unusual abilities are set against each other. But where there are winners, there are also losers, and the group called the "No Names" has been so devastated in their conflicts with the Demon Lords that almost all of their 120 remaining members are still children! For surviving leaders Jin and Black Rabbit there seems to be only one hope: bring in outside recruits and gamble that their new abilities will somehow reverse the tide!

Of course, Earth-born Izayoi, Asuka and Yo don't know any of this when they accept the invitation to come to Little Garden, nor do they know how dangerous the games actually are. Fortunately, all three are far more formidable than anyone can imagine. Still, before they can win the games, they'll have to learn how to work together and with the other No Names, and time is rapidly running out!

  • Contains episodes 1-10 and the OVA.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animations, Clean Closing Animations.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Dear Brother - Box 1
  • Distributor: Anime Sols
  • Suggested retail price: $59.99
Seiran Girl's High School's sorority is the most prestigious social group on campus. When Nanako gets invited to join, it seems like a dream come true. But she will soon discover the cost of popularity...

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Seriously Tries to Sell You "Mecha Naruto?"

Episode #376+377. A two-part infomercial?

NARUTO Ch. 692 Review

Um,...can I have Obito back now, please?

The Lamest JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

STARDUST CRUSADERS #24 -- Watch & Learn. Fiiiiiiiiller!

HUNTER X HUNTER #147 -- Special Review

Don't cry now, Killua. I'm sure you'll see Gon again soon.

ONE PIECE #661 -- Special Review

Wow... how much money did they add to the animation budget?

BLEACH Ch. 596 Review

Kurotsuchi has committed grand theft undead.

OVERLOOKED ANIME :: HAL Features Robots and Romance in a New Light

Would YOU sign up a loved one for robot therapy?

ONE PIECE Ch. 760 Review

Turnabout is more than just fair play. It's mandatory in shonen.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/16/14

To celebrate Sailor Moon Crystal, get a dose of Magical Girl Madness!

ONE PIECE #661 -- Special Review

Wow... how much money did they add to the animation budget?

NARUTO Ch. 692 Review

Um,...can I have Obito back now, please?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... the Anime?

DISC WARS is like... "POKEMON versus Marvel."

The Lamest JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

STARDUST CRUSADERS #24 -- Watch & Learn. Fiiiiiiiiller!

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Seriously Tries to Sell You "Mecha Naruto?"

Episode #376+377. A two-part infomercial?

HUNTER X HUNTER #147 -- Special Review

Don't cry now, Killua. I'm sure you'll see Gon again soon.

OVERLOOKED ANIME :: HAL Features Robots and Romance in a New Light

Would YOU sign up a loved one for robot therapy?

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