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Finished the Fall 2014 Master Simulcast Guide! Hope you guys and gals check it out.
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Welcome everyone! This week's selection is a bit small. The titles that caught my eye are Ranma 1/2 and School Days. I tried Ranma 1/2 when Hal, SamJaz, and I were doing the Ranma Character Spotlight while School Days, I watched it in fall 2013 on a Veteran's Day. I wouldn't watch School Days again. I might want to catch up on Ranma 1/2, seeing how I only watched 20 or so episodes.

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.

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DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Dragon Ball Z - Season Five (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98

As the battle with the Androids rages on, a fierce evil rises from the shadows: the monster known as Cell! Dr. Gero's heinous creation is the ultimate weapon, a fighting machine built from the genetic material of the greatest warriors ever to walk the Earth!

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 140-165.

Special Features: Inside Dragon Ball Z: Interview with Sonny Strait, Inside Dragon Ball Z: Interview with Stephanie Nadolny, Dragon Ball Z Retrospective Part Five, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Nekomonogatari White - Tsubasa Tiger [Limited Edition] (Sub.Blu-Ray 1)
  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98

At the end of summer vacation, upon the morning of the opening ceremony for the second semester, Tsubasa Hanekawa encounters an enormous tiger on the way to school.

"White. So white... So purely, blandly white..."

Proclaiming Tsubasa as such, the white tiger strides past her and vanishes. Later, Tsubasa's house is destroyed in a fire. But this is just the beginning of a series of unfortunate incidents for her and the people around her. Koyomi Araragi decides to save her with help from the former "Kiss-Shot," a legendary vampire.

This limited edition includes a deluxe booklet and a pinup postcard set, with packaging illustrated by character designer Akio Watanabe!

Contains episodes 1-5.

Special Features: "Omnibus 1" Video, Textless Opening & Ending, On-Air Textless Ending, Promotional Video and Commercial Collections.

Ranma ½ - Set 2 [Special Edition] (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested Retail Price: $54.97 (Blu-Ray), $44.82 (DVD)
Ranma Saotome, the boy who turns into a girl with a splash of water, always has his hands full fending off crazed admirers. One of the most fanatical is Shampoo, a girl from a tribe of Chinese Amazons who tried to kill girl Ranma, was defeated by boy Ranma, and then proposes marriage to him due to her clan's rule. Things get a little crazier when Shampoo falls into a cursed spring and turns into a cat! And even crazier when Mousse, who is in love with Shampoo, challenges Ranma to a battle over... Ranma's fiancee, Akane...?

Back at the Tendo dojo, Ranma's dad, Genma, and Akane's dad, Soun, receive a visit from their former master, Happosai. Around the same time, some of the neighborhood ladies find their undies are disappearing... is Happosai responsible, or is it just a coincidence?

This special edition includes a premium chipboard artbox, an art card, and a booklet containing episode summaries!

Contains episodes 24-46.

Special Features: "We Love Ranma" Part 2 - Favorite Scenes, Next Episode Previews, Clean Openings & Endings.
Ringing Bell (DVD)
  • Distributor: Eastern Star
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Chirin is an innocent though adventurous young lamb whose carefree life on the farm comes to an abrupt end when a wolf murders his mother. Confused and angry, Chirin pursues the wolf into the mountains, seeking revenge. The laws of nature are brutal, however, and hatred alone won't be enough to avenge the loss of his mother. Only the strong survive in the wild, and obtaining that strength may change Chirin forever.

Special Features: Commentary by Mike Toole (Anime News Network).
Samurai Bride Complete Collection
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested Retail Price: $69.98 (Blu-Ray), $59.98 (DVD)
Things seemed to be going so well for Muneakira Yagyu. On top of dealing with Jubei, the immortal samurai warrior who fell out of the sky and into his arms and lips, he used his ability to awaken the latent power of a female samurai with a kiss to successfully juggle a handful of very powerful, very female master samurai, AND led them all to victory against the minion of a great evil. So was it too much to ask for a little break in the routine of saving Japan?

Apparently it was, as another great evil has appeared in the land, this one even stronger than the last. However, that's the least of Muneakira's problems, because with all the women he's kissed in order to awaken their latent samurai powers, the inevitable has finally happened. Someone's taking the long walk down the aisle with a samurai girl! It's going to be a really old-fashioned wedding and any resistance by the groom will be totally feudal!

Sequel to Samurai Girls.

Contains episodes 1-12.


Special Features: Blu-ray Promos, Smaurai Bride Shorts, Clean Opening Animations, Clean Closing Animations, Preview.
6. Star Blazers 2199
  • Distributor: Voyager Entertainment
  • Suggested Retail Price: $44.99 (Blu-Ray), $34.99 (DVD)
The renowned Gamilas General Domel appears at last!

Episode 9: A Clockwork Prisoner
AUD9 is assigned the duty of analyzing the captured Gamilas mechanical soldier Alter and extracting intel on Gamilas. A relationship that is akin to friendship forms between the two machines. Chief of Security Ito tries to destroy Alter when it begins to exhibit inexplicable behavior, but then... Do machines really have a soul?

Episode 10: The Cosmic Graveyard
The Yamato finds herself stuck in an extra-dimensional rift. This place turns out to be a cosmic graveyard, littered with the wrecks of countless alien ships. A Gamilas ship that is trapped in the same rift hails the Yamato. They say that they will have to work together if they are going to escape that region of space, but then...

Episode 11: A World I Once Saw
There is a clash of opinions on how to treat Melda, the Gamilas pilot who has been left aboard the Yamato. Amidst all the arguments, Melda's fighter and a Cosmo Falcon suddenly launch from the ship. Who in the world is piloting them?!

Episode 12: What Lies Beyond
First contact with Gamilas. The truth behind what really happened leaves bad blood between Kodai and Shima. The truth, heard straight from the mouths of Yamazaki and Okita, is...

Meanwhile, on the Gamilas homeworld, Dessler has ordered General Domel to hunt down and destroy the Yamato.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.
School Days
  • Distributor: Discotek Media
  • Suggested retail price: $44.95
Makoto Ito's in his first year of high school and looking for a girlfriend. He thinks he's found the jackpot in Kotonoha Katsura, but isn't sure of how to make the approach. His classmate, the equally pretty Sekai Saionji, thinks she has the answer and offers to help bring the two together.

At first, Makoto eagerly accepts, but as Sekai's offers become increasingly advanced, his feelings begin to waver - and not just in her direction. Making matters worse, all the girls professing a newfound interest in him seem to be a little bit... off.

Adapted from the hit Visual Novel and directed by Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand, Majikoi), School Days is a suspenseful look at what happens when playing the field takes a turn for the worse. Controversial enough to require postponing broadcast in favor of a nice boat, School Days goes where most high school romances wouldn't dare!

Contains episodes 1-12.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
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