Weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: May 27, 2014

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Welcome everyone to the May's last week for DVDs and Blu-Ray releases! For my Quick Picks, I would choose Lupin the 3rd, Servant x Service, and Love, Chunibyou. I remember my teammates, Dekken was enjoying Servant X Service while Bigz007 and Marshal Victory were both enjoying Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions. I'm curious about those two shows.

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

  • Aquarion Evol and Servant X Service are only available on Right Stuf but not Amazon.
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Complete Collection Blu-Ray is cancelled by Sentai Filmworks.

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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

DearS - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $39.95

One year ago, an alien spacecraft crashed into Tokyo Bay. With no means to return, aliens obtain Japanese citizenship and begin a home-stay program with regular families and schools. They are given the name "DearS," meaning "beloved friend."

However, Takeya, an opinionated teen, doesn't trust the aliens one bit. But when Takeya encounters a mysterious girl who is cold, hungry and wrapped only in a blanket, he takes pity on her. As he brings her home to care for her, he finds that she is quite possibly one of the DearS. Add an alien cat-girl, an over-sexed teacher, and this DearS considers Takeya her master, life is beginning to become a little more than he can handle.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)

Yuta Togashi has a problem. He used to be a "chunibyo," one of the thousands of Japanese students so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers. But now that he's starting high school, he's determined to put aside his delusions and face life head on. The trouble is Rikka Takanashi, his upstairs neighbor, is just a little bit delusional herself. And she knows all about his past indiscretions. Yuta thought his delusions were all behind him. Now he's not so sure. "Crazy in love" gets a whole new meaning as fantasy worlds collide!

  • Contains episodes 1-13.
  • Special Features: Chuni-Shorts, Japanese Promos, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Lupin the 3rd - The Complete First Series (Sub. DVD)
  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $39.98

Hard-boiled, cocky, classy and silly. These words only begin to describe the amazing master thief Lupin the Third. With the help of some quick gunplay by his partner Jigen, Lupin takes on the world in elaborate heists, classic car chases, and nasty explosions.

Fujiko, a buxom redhead with a penchant for betrayal, always gets tangled up in Lupin's capers. The stoic but swift swordsman Goemon is just as inclined to kill Lupin as he is to help him. And Lupin can never seem to lose the relentless Tokyo Police Inspector Zenigata. What sort of trouble will this band of misfits get into next? Contains episodes 1-23 and the pilot film.

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested retail price: $24.95

A draft of Ernest Hemingway's final novel might hold the secret to an immense hidden treasure, and master thief Lupin the Third is on the hunt! He'll have the help of his partners and the beautiful bartender Maria, but he'll have to contend with a local civil war, the mercenary Crazy Mash, and his super-wealthy boss Marces to get it.

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Motto To Love-Ru (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

The insanity that began when a very naked (and very female) alien teleported into Rito Yuki's bathtub (while he was in it) continues. And even though Princess Lala has finally started to admit her true feelings for the young man she's inexplicably engaged to marry (as a result of what happened in said bathtub and Develuke customs), her sometimes erratic technology and the snags and snarls of intergalatic politicse and intrigue are still causing major problems.

That transporter? Yeah, it still has the nasty habit of leaving the clothes behind. Alien bounty hunters? Yep, even more of them and they're even more devious. Add body switches, alien skunks, a bathroom that changes size and shape, the inevitable sleepover that you just know it's going to go horribly, horribly wrong (spoiler: it does). Worst of all, there's Valentine's Day, and even in space you'll be able to hear Rito scream!

  • Contains episodes 1-12. Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Servant x Service - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)

Distributor: Aniplex of America Suggested retail price: $74.98 Lucy (abbrev.) Yamagami is a newly-hired civil servant who has been assigned to work in a certain government ward office in a certain city in Hokkaido Prefecture. Not only does Lucy have so many things to learn at her new job, she needs to do all of that in the company of her colleagues, who are all more than a little eccentric. If you thought a job as a government employee was dull, you better think again! Lucy and her colleagues, actively and covertly (?!) serve their community every day! *This story has no connection to actual public officials.

  • Contains episodes 1-13 and a 24-page
  • "Special Public Documents" booklet including four-koma manga strips.
  • Special Features: Textless Opening, Textless Ending.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Tenjho Tenge - Complete Collection

Distributor: Eastern Star Suggested retail price: $49.95 Souichiro and Bob want to rule their new school, but just as they begin cracking heads, their plan is shot to hell. First there's the Natsume sisters and their Juuken Club. If the older sister, Maya, isn't kicking their butts, then the younger sister, Aya, is trying to force feed Souichiro and make him her husband! Then there's the Student Executive Council that sends executioners to "educate" anyone who questions the council's authority! Their education is just beginning! Contains episodes 1-24 plus OVA episodes 1-2. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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