Welcome to the first week of March's anime DVD and Blu-Ray releases. I haven't watch any of these shows except Dragon Ball Z and One Piece. Shows I'm interested in Maria Holic and Nadia. Nadia's cover is very attractive, and after reading the summary, it sounds like a great show if you're in a mood for adventures in the high seas with a beautiful lady. Maria Holic's summary makes me wonder if I should try it. The poor girl gets hives from touching boys, and her best friend is a trap. It looks amusing to watch.
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.
|Aria the Natural - Collection Part 2 [Litebox] (Sub. DVD)|
Akari, Aika and Alice continue to strive toward their goal of becoming Neo-Venezia's top gondoliers. As their skills improve, they find themselves faced with new challenges. On their journey to become Primas, the girls will have to paint a palina, serve as hostesses at the Festa del Redentore, and even learn how to be brave in the face of a dangerous passenger! Contains episodes 14-26.
Special Features: Aria Company Roundtable Discussion, Himeya Roundtable Discussion, Orange Planet Roundtable Discussion, Clean Ending 2, Cast Reflections on Aria the Natural Parts 1 & 2, Director Discussion on Aria the Natural, Trailers.
|Casshan - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray and DVD)|
When lightning strikes the prototype android BK-1, a new horror is unleashed on the world as the resulting monster Buraiking begins taking over all other robots on Earth, setting them against their creators in a massive orgy of planet-wide destruction! With humanity helpless in the face of the new Neoroiders and their mechanical armies, mankind's only hope may lie in the hands of Tetsuya Azuma, son of the creator of BK1, who transfers his consciousness into an android body to become a Neoroider himself. the ultimate robot fighter: Casshan! Now, together with his robot dog Flender and the beautiful Luna Uetsuki, the daughter of another scientist and wielder of the most robot-lethal gun on the planet, Casshan is on a mission to clear his father's name, avenge his mother's death, and save the Earth from the iron clutches of Buraiking! But things aren't going to be easy, not when you're three against thousands, and Buraiking has some shocking surprises in store that will rip Casshan's world in two! It's the ultimate blast from the past as the battle for the future pits the good bots against the bad in CASSHAN!
|Dragon Ball Z - Season Two (Blu-Ray)|
Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment Suggested retail price: $44.98 Amazon: $16.96? Right Stuf: $33.74 Having suffered heavy losses in the battle with the Saiyans and with Goku still recovering from his injuries, the remaining Z-Fighters must embark on a perilous journey to Planet Namek in search of the Namekian Dragon Balls. Unbeknownst to them, however, a powerful new enemy has set his sights on the same prize - the ruthless tyrant Frieza!
This new Blu-ray edition has gone through a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies from the film. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality, and the colors are bolder and more vibrant. Lastly, a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series was done to create a modern HD widescreen presentation! Contains episodes 40-74.
Voice Actor Interview, Dragon Ball Z Retrospective Part One, Textless Opening & Closing, U.S. Trailer.
|Maria Holic - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray and DVD)|
It's not easy to find the perfect girl, even when you're the same sex! Kanako thought attending an all-girls school would be the perfect way to meet the girl of her dreams, but after her hot new roommate turns out to be a guy in drag and catching the eye of the most popular girl in school only brings down the wrath of all the other similarly obsessed girls, she's not so sure!
Complicate things with a cat-eared dorm leader, her roommate's rude-mannered maid and identical twin sister (who attends an all-boys school, of course,) and way too many attractive girls of questionable persuasions and the question becomes whether Kanako can die from frustrated nosebleeds! (Life would be SO much easier if guys didn't literally give her the hives!) Will Kanako ever find a non-polar opposite of a compatible non-opposing polarity?
Special Features: Club At-X Interview, Special X-Mas Night - Amenokisaki Holy Night Festival, Japanese Commercial Collection, Japanese Promotional Video, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
|Myself;Yourself - Complete Collection (Sub. DVD)|
Before his family left the town of Sakuranomori, Sana Hidaka said farewell to his five best friends, thinking that he would never see them again. Five years later, however, he finds himself returning to Sakuranomori to finish high school while living alone in an apartment owned by his parents. Can the threads of friendship severed by time be mended? Will his friends even recognize him? Or have the changes in their lives as they've grown from children to teenagers made them into different people, pushing them even further apart?
For Sana and his best bud Syusuke, it will be strange enough. But with Nanaka, Aoi, and Syusuke's twin Syuri all being girls, things are going to get even more complex. That's to say nothing of the sometimes-shocking secrets that his four friends know through having lived them, and that Sana will only discover in crossing the minefield of lost years. What once was can never be exactly as it was in treasured memories, but what could be may become even more precious as life moves inexorably forward.
Special Features: Japanese Promo and DVD Spots, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
|Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray and DVD)|
The World's Fair, Paris, 1889. A young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne's masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears. Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late?
Special Features: Japanese Promos, TV Spot, Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
|One Piece - Season 5 Part 6 (DVD)|
The latest adventure kicks off with a battle between Fire Fist Ace and the dastardly Blackbeard. Flames collide with the crushing power of darkness as these heavyweights lay waste to an entire island. When the dust settles on their showdown, the scene shifts back to the Straw Hats who find themselves trapped in frigid waters – and hunted by a family of bounty hunters.
After their icy adversaries steal the Straw Hats' flag, it's all hands on deck to recover the precious symbol of their pirate pride! Chopper unleashes a Rumble Ball on a hockey hooligan, Franky unveils his Shark Sub in a clash with some pesky penguins, and Luffy goes toe-to-toe with a foe that's too hot to handle! Side by side they'll fight to the death – because a pirate without a flag is no pirate at all!
Contains episodes 325-336.
Special Features: Select Episode Commentaries, One Piece In the Booth with Luci Christian (Nami), Textless Opening Song, Trailers.
|Space Adventure Cobra - Part 1 (Sub.DVD)|
Seeking reprieve from a painfully ordinary 9-to-5 existence, mild-mannered office worker Johnson visits the TM Corporation, a company that sells virtual dreams.
In Johnson's dream adventure, he's the notorious space pirate Cobra! Accompanied by his android partner Lady Armaroid, Cobra fights the lowlife scum of the Pirate Guild by day and saves sultry sirens of space by night. After the journey is over, events unfold that bring reality into focus. His experience wasn't a dream at all – it was a reawakening of his buried past!
With the most feared weapon in the universe, the Psycho Gun, Cobra sets out into the galaxy in pursuit of love, fortune and fame!
While supplies last, customers ordering this set will also receive an exclusive chipboard artbox sized to hold both Parts 1 and 2 of Space Adventure Cobra!
Special Features: Interview with Buichi Terasawa, English Pilot Episode, Trailers.
|Galaxy Railways - The Complete Series [S.A.V.E.] (DVD)|
In the future, mankind will venture to the far reaches of the cosmos using technologically advanced trains, perhaps the least likely method of intergalactic travel. The fleet of the Galaxy Railways transports countless galactic citizens from one exotic planet to the next, protected by the SDF, the elite force protecting the Railways Fleet against terrorists, meteor storms, and malicious alien life. / Manabu Yuuki dreams of joining the SDF like his father and brother before him. His mother, desperate not to lose her whole family to the infinite void of space, does what she can to derail his dreams, but Manabu is too much like his father and too stubborn to go back on his word. He boards the train to Destiny Station, where his own destiny has already begun.
Special Features: Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers.
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|Invisible Stud (DVD)|
What happens when you take a powerful invisibility potion and place it in the hands of a total pervert?
Hapless loser Mie goes from dud to stud overnight with the ability to make all his hottest dreams come true! For starters, he can now ogle all the lovely ladies inside the bath house - heck, if he plays his cards right, he can even score a home run or two!
But that's not all. With this magic medicine, he can peep around the women's academy at will, get even with his slut of a manager, and even spend a hot and steamy night with the girl of his dreams. But he's gotta be careful: each dose only lasts an hour, and who knows what'll happen if he gets caught!
|T&A Teacher (DVD)|
Be good, or you might get punished...
Everyone looks up to Ayaka. She's one of the most beautiful professors at the academy, with bright eyes, big breasts, and a brilliant smile. But she's got a tough side, too: she's coach of the Karate Club. Treat her well, and you'll be rewarded with all sorts of sexy favors... but get on her bad side, and you'll be flat on your back in no time.
So far, there's only been one guy bold enough to anger Ayaka: a brash new student named Togawa. One night, he finds Ayaka having a one-woman orgy in the gym shower room and decides to step in. Will Ayaka's temper flare up once again, or will she be swept up by her lustful desires?
Special Features: Art Gallery, Original U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.