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Welcome everyone to the first week of August 2014's DVD/Blu-Ray releases! We have a large selection this week. After finishing Inuyasha marathon via HULU (see New Summer 2014 Marathon: Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, and Arrow (HULU)) last Monday, I think I want to do a marathon on Cardcaptor Sakura because I never finished the series. Plus, Kids WB censor the series just like any other anime series. Oreimo 2 was a good anime series. The true ending was very controversial. The limited edition has the OVAs and an awesome package with plenty of goodies. I love the series, but the ending made me cringe a bit. I can't spoil folks who haven't try the show yet. That's all of the series I'm familiar with. Short Peace is on my watch list after being hooked on its trailer.

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

  • Cardcaptor Sakura Blu-Ray and its DVD sets is listed on Right Stuf and Amazon. ANN's encyclopedia data did not show any stores besides Right Stuf.
  • ANN does not list Freezing Blu-Ray. Right Stuf and Amazon has it listed for this week.
  • I couldn't find Oreimo 2's Limited Edition on Amazon.

Sources

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Cardcaptor Sakura - Complete Collection [Limited Edition] Blu-Ray
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $249.99

Contains episodes 1-70.

  • This premium edition includes a 76-page, full-color artbook featuring Tomoyo's diary of Sakura's adventure and character illustrations!
  • Special Features: Clean Openings, Clean Endings.
  • Spoken Languages: English (mono only), Japanese, English subtitles.

Note: Each episode features both English and Japanese audio, and is unedited.

Cardcaptor Sakura DVD Set 1, 2, and 3
  • Distributor: NIS America
  • Suggested retail price: $59.99 (for each set)

Set 1 (Season 1): Episodes 1-23
Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother Toya, and widowed father Fujitaka. Or she did... until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father's study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life.

Set 2 (Season 2): 24-46
Sakura's journey to recapture the Clow Cards continues. With most of them captured, she finds that the remaining cards are going to put up a fight. Along the way, she must also navigate the struggles of moving on to the fifth grade and contend with the ever-evolving romances in her life. And before long, she discovers that there's a not so pleasant surprise waiting for her at the end of her card-capturing journey...

Set 3 (Season 3): 47-70
After a harrowing journey to collect the cards and prove her worth as their master, Sakura finds herself in a whole new world of trouble as mysterious events begin to threaten the small town of Tomoeda. To make matters worse, Yukito seems to be having some unexplained troubles of his own. With no cards left on the loose, Sakura must form a special bond with her cards to quell each new disturbance, and discover what could possibly be causing them before the lives of Tomoeda's residents are damaged beyond repair!

Dragon Ball Z - Season Six (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98
Having at last achieved his Perfect Form, the evil Cell's powers have soared to terrible new heights, overshadowing even the greatest of the Z-Fighters. Eager to demonstrate these newfound abilities and prove his superiority, Cell proposes a tournament. He issues an ultimatum to the people of Earth: produce a worthy opponent or die!

The day of reckoning upon them, Goku and the Z-Fighters line up to participate in Cell's twisted game, the world's best hope of defeating the monster. But they are not the only ones brave enough to accept the challenge - the reigning World Martial Arts Champion, Mr. Satan, has also stepped into the ring! Now, with the fate of the human race hanging in the balance, one of these valiant fighters must come forward to defeat the seemingly invincible Perfect Cell - but who will it be?

  • Contains episodes 166-194.
  • Special Features: Cast Interviews, Dragon Ball Z Retrospective: Part Five, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Freezing DVD/Blu-Ray Complete Series
  • Distributor: FUNimation
  • Suggested Retail Price: $39.98

Eager to follow in the footsteps of his fallen sister, Kazuya enrolls at West Genetics Academy, a training facility for buxom heroes known as Pandoras. These courageous schoolgirls are genetically enhanced with enough sex appeal to cripple a man – and the superhuman strength to slaughter aliens by the dozen. Kazuya's role is that of Limiter, a Pandora's battle partner, and he quickly sets his sights on the most feared beauty in school, Satellizer el Bridget. This full-figured annihilator of aliens is as desirable as she is deadly, but rubbing her the wrong way could lead to gross bodily harm.

Can Kazuya forge a bond with his new partner and rise to the top of the ranks at West Genetics? Or will he fall victim to the mysterious bloodlust lurking within Satellizer?

  • Contains episodes 1-12 plus OVA episodes 1-6.
  • Special Features: Episode Commentary (6, 11), Japanese Promotional Videos, Original Japanese Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Love Lab - Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98 (Blu-Ray), $49.98 (DVD)
Perhaps it was from the shock of discovering her school's most respected girl kissing a life-size huggie doll, but in those first awkward moments Riko Kurahashi said something she wishes she hadn't. Not only did student council president Natsuo Maki completely swallow Riko's glib fib about being "popular with the boys," but she drafted Riko as her aide and advisor in love and romance!

It would have been bad enough if Natsuo only wanted advice, but Fujisaki Girls Academy's most brilliant student is also the most obsessive, and simply talking about the opposite sex isn't sufficient. No, Natsuo postulates hypothetical scenarios and "researches" them in her secret Love Lab! And since interaction with boys is banned at Fujisaki, guess who has to help act those fantasies out? As other girls join the Love Lab, Riko's role as the group's love-master becomes even worse - because she ISN'T one! Most boys don't even LIKE her, but how can she admit that without destroying the friendships she now cherishes?

Contains episodes 1-13.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Oreimo 2 - Complete Collection [Limited Edition] (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $99.98
Kyousuke brings Kirino home from America where she attended a special track and field camp. Surrounded by her friends, Kirino gradually gets her life back to normal. In stark contrast to her friends is Kyousuke, who is unhappy with Kirino's attitude towards him. She has been ignoring him since she came home, as if their relationship had gone back to how it had been a year earlier. But then Kirino does something for Kyousuke...

This limited edition contains 16 pin-up postcards of "Ending Cards" of all 16 episodes; a 44-page deluxe booklet of character designs, an art gallery, and creator messages; and a "From Chiba to the World" poster featuring Kirino and Kuroneko, all housed in a deluxe chipboard artbox!

Contains episodes 1-13 of season 2 plus the following OVA episodes:
  1. I Can't Confess to Her
  2. My Little Sister is This Cute
  3. My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute

  • Special Features: Textless Opening, 16 Textless Endings, Preview Videos by SD Characters, Special Short Movies by SD Characters, "Gal-ge" (Style Short Movies), Web Version Previews.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Sengoku Collection - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: The Right Stuf International
  • Suggested retail price: $49.99
In a parallel world, Oda Nobunaga is a feisty girl locked in a massive struggle to dominate the land, but all that changes when a mysterious light sucks friend and foe alike into our world. Stranded in a strange land full of technological gadgetry, Nobunaga and the others are forced to adapt to survive, and some are finding it easier than others. Tokugawa Ieyasu is now... a cute pop idol? Uesugi Kenshin is... a voluptuous model?! Unlike the rest of her counterparts, Nobunaga is determined to escape from our world, so she sets out to collect the "Secret Treasures" - her only key to returning home.

  • Contains episodes 1-26.
  • Special Features: Clean Openings, Clean Closings.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Yuyushiki - Complete Collection (Sub. Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98
Everyone knows you can learn a lot on the internet, and some of it is even true. But if you want to know what's REALLY going on and important, then there's just one place to go: the computer club!

Okay, so maybe it's not the club itself, but the three girls you're most likely to find there. And maybe they do spend more time chatting about their social lives and debating things like the virtues of ketchup versus mayonnaise than they do learning about the ins and outs of a keyboard, but whatever they're up to, it's sure to put a smile on your face.

So come learn what the mysterious YuiYukari Formula is all about and join serious Yui, hyperactive Yuzuko and lovable but not quite in touch with reality Yukari as they experience life's ups, downs, surprises, and occasionally, the internet!

  • Contains episodes 1-12.
  • Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Short Peace
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98 (Blu-Ray), $24.98
In 1995,​ Katsuhiro Otomo's anthology Memories showcased the work of upcoming superstars of the anime world.​ Now,​ Otomo's spotlight shifts to a fresh generation of master creators with an all-new anthology of visionary films.​

A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine in the 2013 Academy Award nominated Possessions (Tsukumo), directed by Shuhei Morita (Coicent,​ Kakurenbo). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon in the brutal Gambo,​ directed by Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!) from Redline's Katsuhito Ishii's original story with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion).

The focus shifts from supernatural to science fiction for the action-packed A Farewell To Weapons (Buki Yo Saraba), as Mobile Suit Gundam designer Hajime Katoki helms Otomo's tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo,​ while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale of love,​ honor and firefighting in ancient Japan with the multi-award winning Combustible (Hi-No-Youjin).

Prepare your senses for the animated films that are taking the critical world by storm as a new era in anime is ushered in with Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace!

  • This title also includes 4 Short Peace postcards!
  • Spoken Languages: English,​ Japanese,​ English subtitles.​

Adult Releases

The following content is for adults 18 and over. Please view at your discretion.

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Destined for Love - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
Childhood memories can be very confusing. Shin'ya's fondest memory is of playing in the park with a special girl and promising to marry her. He had always believed that girl was his best friend Shizuku, but upon meeting his brother's new fiance Akane, Shin'ya realizes she was actually the "special girl!" After Shin'ya discovers his brother won't have sex with Akane, will he cross the line in order to help her experience true ecstasy?

  • Contains both Destined for Love: The Promise and Destined for Love: Confessions!
  • Special Features: U.S. Trailer, Critical Mass Video Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Maison Plaisir (DVD)
  • Distributor: Critical Mass Video
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99
Wanna play house? The mistress of an erotic boarding house entertains her new tenant in an exciting fashion. He must rise to the challenge left by her previous bondage master and tame her insatiable lust for naughty games, domestic debauchery, and outrageous sex play!

  • Special Features: Anime Artform, Trailers.
  • Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

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