Weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: June 10, 2014

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TWelcome to the 2nd week of June's DVD and Blu-Ray releases! Out of the list, I'm familiar with Dog & Scissor, Maoyu, and Karneval. Here's a quick two cents on them. Dog & Scissor is a weird one filled crazy, over the top humor. From the cover, it seems to border weird fetishes, but it's innocent fun. Maoyu is a fantasy show that's a bit heavy on economics. If you can tolerate massive info dumps, you can enjoy the series for its characters and story. Finally, Karneval is a Josei themed show with a light, colorful humor with some gritty dark elements. The bad thing about Karneval that it's too short, being adapted from a manga series.

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

  • Anime News Network did not list Deltora Quest, Dog & Scissor, and Leviathan - The Last Defense.
  • Amazon does not have Deltora Quest.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Date A Live DVD/Blu-Ray Complete Series
  • Producer: FUNimation
  • Suggested Price: $69.98 (Limited Ed), $64.98 (DVD)

In a world devastated by mysterious Spatial Quakes, Shidoh isn't what you'd expect in a hero. He's an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You'd definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shidoh's got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can't keep their hands off him!

When the secret to stopping the Spatial Quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shidoh the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shidoh!

  • This limited edition includes a chipboard artbox.
  • Contains episodes 1-12 plus the OVA "Date to Date." Special Features: Actor Commentaries, Textless Songs, U.S. Trailer, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Deltora Quest DVD Complete Series
  • Producer: New Video
  • Suggested Retail Price: $79.95

The heroic Lief must venture into the darkest and most terrible places in Deltora to find the seven magical gems that can free everyone from the evil tyranny of the Shadow Lord. With his friends Jasmine and Barda, Lief vows to recapture the gems and return them to the magical Belt of Deltora before it's too late.

  • Contains episodes 1-52. Special Features: Art Gallery. Spoken Languages: English.
Dog & Scissors DVD Collection
  • Producer: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $49.98

Harumi Kazuhito was the ultimate bookworm, spending days at a time with his head buried in his beloved books, and little could make him happier than perusing the pages of his favorite author, Kirihime Natsuno. Unfortunately, Harumi's life goes to the dogs - literally - when he gets himself killed while trying to stop a robber!

Thanks to the power of a true bookworm, however, Harumi inexplicably finds himself reincarnated as a dog... which might not be so bad if dogs could read. Or if the woman who adopts him didn't have twin predilections for playing with scissors and tormenting her new pet! But what truly makes this strange reincarnation the worst of all possible worlds is that she's also his favorite author! The horror! Can Harumi find a way to live with this tantrum-throwing typist, or will her crazed clippings prove to be his undoing? Can he escape her constant hounding via the doggy door, or is he barking up the wrong tree?

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Karneval DVD/Blu-Ray Complete Series
  • Producer: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $69.98 (Limited Ed), $64.98 (Regular)

Circus is a super-powered security force of entertainers who keep villains off the streets by serving up justice with a side of razzle-dazzle. Despite their best efforts, a sinister organization named Kafka is gaining power throughout the world using grotesque monsters to carry out their plots. When Circus saves a mysterious boy from Kafka's grasp, the kid gets swept up in the crime-fighting spectacle - but why was Kafka after him in the first place

  • This limited edition includes a chipboard artbox.
  • Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Actor Commentaries, Textless Songs, U.S. Trailer, Trailers. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Leviathan - The Last Defense Complete Collection
  • Producer: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)

The lands of Aquafall were a paradise, where water flowed freely, the hills were covered with lush vegetation, and life in all forms flourished in peace and abundance. But that was before the meteors began to fall, each impact spawning new, hideous monsters until it soon became clear that there were others who wanted to claim the entire green world for themselves. An enemy that would not stop until all opposition had been vanquished.

Fortunately, the fairy Syrup was on guard and knew exactly what to do. Working quickly, she began to recruit an extraordinary team of young women to form the base of the Aquafall Defense Force: the incredibly strong Jormungandr, the extravagant Bahamut, and the stoic Leviathan. But can three girls - alone - really turn the tide of an alien invasion? They can when each of the ladies in question is also a member of a Dragon Clan, and when it comes to fighting tooth, nail and claw, the invaders have just met their match!


Contains episodes 1-13. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Maoyu Complete Collection
  • Producer: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)

Names can be deceiving, something the warrior known as Hero quickly discovers when he storms the castle of the dread Demon King that mankind has fought for fifteen years. For one thing, the "king" turns out to be a queen! Even more shocking, though, is that she's waiting for him with an unexpected proposal.

She points out that it would be bad for both sides if the war was to end immediately, as without a common enemy, the individual factions of the winning side are certain to turn on each other in a new series of civil wars. However, she has a plan to end the war, bring democracy and advanced knowledge to humanity, and ensure lasting prosperity for both sides, no matter who "wins". But to accomplish this, she needs a collaborator on the human side, and she's chosen Hero as the one partner she can trust! Is it a deal with the devil, or mankind's only hope for lasting peace?

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Commercials, Blu-ray Spots, Social Game Spots, Japanese Previews, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
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