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Plot

When the world is under attack by a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable enemy, the only way to fight back is with warriors who have already died! Sidestepping a gruesome fate in a subway crash during an earthquake, two young men and a girl find themselves recruited into the ranks of the Devil Summoners and given the ability to literally call up demons to battle against the mysterious Septenriones! Can Hibiki, Daichi and Io survive in a war where demons face demons under human command? Where a person's death can be seen in advance? Where every living being is just a game piece to be saved or expended? And where each clash comes with a clock counting down to Armageddon? Get ready to be immersed in the in the ultimate conflict between good and evil as the living, the dead and the demonic combine forces to send the invaders straight back to Hell!

Cast

Note: Illich Guardiola who voiced The Anguished One is not listed.

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No Dub Cast has been announced by Sentai Filmworks.

Plot

Earth year 2110. Having expanded into space and secured many asteroids abundant in natural resources, it seemed mankind's prosperous future was assured. However, Earth is now being invaded by Urgal, a mysterious galactic empire from Jupiter. Just as mankind is facing certain destruction, the secret military agency MJP undertakes a gene manipulation project to create humans who can adapt to life in space. The result is Team Rabbits, a group of children who are given combat devices called "Ash" and sent to the front line as shields for the Global Defense Force (GDF).

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Coming to the States on March 8, 2014.

Plot Summary

Kiss kiss, bang bang! The arms race takes on a startling new development when the arms come with heads, legs and very feminine bodies attached! Yes, at Seishou Academy every girl is literally a lethal weapon, and they're all gunning for the top shot at getting their own personal serviceman! Needless to say, it's going to be difficult for newly recruited human instructor Genkoku to adjust to working with a living arsenal of high caliber cuties with tricky names like FNC (Funko,) M 16A4 (Ichiroku,) L85A1 (Eru,) and SG 550 (Shigu,). Especially since many have hair triggers and there's no bulletproof vest that can stop a really determined co-ed! He'll have to rewrite the operator's manual on student/teacher relationships, and pray that his job description won't include having to field strip and reassemble one of his cadets in the dark. But unfortunately (for him,) FNC's already thinking about becoming HIS personal weapon, and she usually gets what she aims for! Get ready for explosive situations, amour piercing rounds, cheap shots galore and one VERY shell-shocked homeroom instructor in UPOTTE!

Cast

  • Funco (FNC) - Genevieve Simmons
  • Ichiroku (M16A4) - Brittney Karbowski
  • Sig (SG550) - Emily Neves
  • Elle (L85A1) - Nancy Novotny
  • Ichihachi (AR18) - Juliet Simmons
  • Sako (SAKO Rk95) - Maggie Flecknoe
  • Galil (Galil AR) - Beth Lazarou
  • Agu (AUG A1) - Molly Searcy
  • Tei (T91) - Tiffany Grant
  • Fara (FARA 83) - Cynthia Martinez
  • Hachihachi (SR88A) - Allison Sumrall
  • Saa (SAR21) - Beth Lazarou
  • Faru (FAL L1A1) - Shondra Marie
  • Jiisuri (G3A3) - Chelsea Ryan McCurdy
  • Empi (MP5A2) - Brittany Djie
  • Springfield - Jovan Jackson
  • Ms. Fujiko (FG42) - Shelley Calene-Black
  • Garand - Andrew Love

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Hello everyone, Sentai Filmworks just announced shows that they have acquired. Check out this list to see if your favorite anime got picked up.

Editor's Note:

I might not be able to finish this list or anything. It's for the site. Just trying to promote industry news.

For Amnesia, Samurai Bride, and other future anime shows that have an English dub, there may or not be a dub trailer due to availability. I will try to post every dub trailer news in this community.

Amnesia

Plot

When the heroine regains consciousness in an unfamiliar place, she has suddenly lost all memories of everything that happened before August 1. What is this place, and what was she doing there? Who is she, and what sort of life had she lived?

  • Coming in June 3, 2014 on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • SRP: $59.98 (DVD) and $69.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
  • No Dub Cast Announced Yet

Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat

Plot

It is said that a stony cat standing in a hill can make our dream come true. Asking for their wishes, the protagonists come to a hill and ask for their wishes to the cat. Then, for some reason or other, a high school boy loses the face he wears in public and his nickname becomes a pervert prince. A cute girl is deprived of her true feelings... The cat makes mischief to their relationship better and worse. What will become of them?

  • Coming in June 3, 2014 on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • SRP: $49.98 (DVD) and $59.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Dog & Scissors

Plot

One day, Harumi Kazuhito was killed in a robbery. However, his fascination with books allowed him to miraculously come back to life - as a dachshund dog. As he lamented his loss of ability to read books, before him appeared a sadistic woman, Natsuno Kirihime, who used scissors as a lethal weapon. But, not only can she hear Kazuhito's thoughts as a dog - she also happens to be a novelist he was a huge fan of. What is to become of this dog's life?

  • Coming in June 10, 2014 on DVD
  • SRP: $49.98 (DVD)
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Zettai Boei Leviathan

Plot

There 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! Get ready for the ultimate monster showdown as alien takes on dragon while the scales of fate hang in the balance in LEVIATHAN ~ THE LAST DEFENSE!

  • Coming in June 10, 2014 on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • SRP: $49.98 (DVD) and $59.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Maoyu

Plot

Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. The human army that charged through the gate into the demon world managed to take one of the demon clan's vital strongholds, but left an opening for the demon clan to occupy part of the humans' territory. Frequent skirmishes between humans and demons in the intensely cold southern kingdoms have caused everyone much suffering and confusion.

  • Coming in June 10, 2014 on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • SRP: $49.98 (DVD) and $59.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Busou Shinki

Plot

Some guys wait their entire life to meet the girl of their dreams, but high school freshman Rihito is already living with FOUR of them! And they're (almost) always ready and willing to help him with whatever difficult task their "Master" needs to be handled. So, how did Rihito get to be so lucky? Well, while Hina, Ann, Ines and Rene may not be exactly high maintenance, Rihito does have to make sure that they're lubricated regularly and their batteries are recharged. That's because they're Shinki: tiny, six-inch high, customizable androids. But don't let their tiny size fool you. These little ladies have more than full-size intelligence and emotions, and since each one would prefer to be Rihito's favorite, there's sure to be a little mechanical friction! Get ready for sparks to fly as these battery powered princesses take charge of Rihito's world in BUSOU SHINKI!

  • Coming in June 17, 2014 on DVD
  • SRP: $49.98 (DVD)
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Samurai Bride

Plot

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 in SAMURAI BRIDE!

  • Coming in June 3, 2014 on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • SRP: $59.98 (DVD) and $69.98 (Blu-Ray)
  • Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
  • No Dub Cast Announced

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Welcome everyone! It's a bit late. Sorry, I was busy working on the Winter Anime 2013 Trailers Guide. It's the last week of December before the new year. How do we end it? While Aniplex releases Fate Zero, FUNimation and Sentai Filmworks ends 2013 with T & A, Ikki Tousen, So, I Can't Play H!, and Nyan Koi!. Thank you for reading these blogs and supporting the anime industry legally.

Previous Quick Picks

Chrono Crusade - The Complete Series [S.A.V.E.]

  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $29.98

In New York, 1928, the seals between Earth and Hell are breached. Brandishing sacred weaponry, Sister Rosette and her partner Chrono dutifully serve the Magdalene Order, a divine organization that cleans the streets of demonic filth. Their main target: Aion, an indomitable devil reining apocalyptic horrors over America. A doozy of a devil himself, Chrono's true powers can only be released at Rosette's command - draining her own life in exchange. Staring mortality straight in the face, this dynamite pair races against time to destroy Aion and restore the balance between good and evil.

Dragon Ball Z - Season One (Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $44.98

The Saiyans are coming! The last survivors of a cruel, warrior race, these ruthless villains have carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, an now they have set their sights on Earth! They will stop at nothing until they have the wish-granting powers of the seven magic Dragon Balls for their very own. With the fate of his family, friends, and the entire human race hanging in the balance, Goku, the Earth's greatest hero, must rise to meet the approaching threat. As he prepares for the fight of his life, Goku embarks on an epic journey that will take him to other worlds, pit him against new and old enemies alike, and force him to confront the dark secrets of his own past. At the end of this path, the most powerful opponent he has ever faced awaits: the evil Saiyan Prince Vegeta! 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!

Fate/Zero - Box Set 2 [Limited Edition] (Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $174.98

The story starts from zero, a beginning… The Holy Grail War -in this ultimate battlefield, in order to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail" that makes one's unattainable wish a reality, seven "masters" summon "servants" and fight against each other until only one survives… As the 4th Holy Grail War becomes more furious, one by one the masters and their servants are being eliminated from the war by losing in a battle or falling into an opponents’ plot. What will Saber and Kiritsugu find out at the end of the war? And which team will win the war and the Holy Grail!?

Fate/Zero - Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

  • Distributor: Aniplex of America
  • Suggested retail price: $74.98

Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians (DVD)

  • Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

The combat continues between teens guided by spirits of ancient warriors in round three of the original martial arts marathon! As the dust settles over the Battle of Red Cliffs, the fighters of Nanyo and Seito Academies form a peaceful alliance. Hakufu's ready to make some dough for tournaments, but her stacked reputation keeps the fearless leader up to her chest in trouble. Just when her joy peaks over meeting a mysterious sister from another mister, a foe Nanyo Academy once creamed returns! As the conflict comes to a climax, the battle vixens bare blood, betrayal, and... This new series in the Ikki Tousen franchise reunites the original dub cast.

Nyan Koi! - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $69.98

Saying that Junpei Kosaka's allergic to cats is something of an understatement, just thinking about cats can make him sneeze. A fact that seems to be lost on his mother and sister, who both ADORE cats. And if that wasn't bad enough, when Junpei inadvertently damages a statue of a cat deity, he becomes cursed with the ability to understand felines. Now Junpei must perform one hundred great favors for cat-kind or face the fate of being turned into a cat himself! Life quickly becomes a purrfect hell as every cat in the neighborhood starts sending Junpei their list of "requests." But it's not just the cats: the local Yakuza's daughter is playing cat and mouse; the monk's daughters are acting catty; Junpei's childhood best friend is ready to use him as a scratching post; and the girl he has a secret crush on is as cat crazy as the rest! Get ready for the ultimate catfight on the road to purrdition in this cataclysmic complete collection of Nyan Koi!

Nyan Koi! - Complete Collection (DVD)

  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

So I Can't Play H - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-Ray)

  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $59.98

Never make a deal with a wet goddess you've only just met. That's a lesson Ryosuke Kaga learns the hard way when he foolishly agrees to let Lisara Restole use some of his "essence" to stay in this world. Despite her smoking-hot appearance, Lisara's actually a Shinigami, a Goddess of Death. However, she doesn't steal years off his life like any decent Shinigami would do. Oh no, instead she sucks off his lecherous spirit, draining his ability to enjoy... well, the things that teenage boys normally spend most of their time thinking about! Now the poor degenerate's only hope of getting his licentiousness renewed is to join the Lisara on her quest, since when she leaves our mortal plane he regains his normal immorality! But Shinigami can be really harsh mistresses, and it's going to be anything but easy to go back to being sleazy!

So I Can't Play H - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)

  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • Suggested retail price: $49.98
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Welcome everyone! This used to be called Quick Picks because my teammates and I used to do this together. We would pick some DVDs and Blu Rays that we were interested in just to promote a certain franchise.

This week, we have Sentai Filmworks and its two beautiful series. These will make great Christmas gifts if your friend, co-worker, or family member love the romance anime series, give Say I Love You anime series a try. If they love cute, satirical, comedic anime series, try the Humanity Has Declined anime. Merry Christmas everyone!

Previous Quick Picks

DVD and Blu Ray Releases

Humanity Has Declined - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $59.98

For years, declining birth rates have forced what's left of the human race to cede more and more territory to other beings who have appeared to take advantage of the emptying ecological niche. Now, only a handful of humans remain among the remnants of civilization and Earth is dominated by faeries - tiny, ten-inch tall creatures of surprising intelligence. But humanity's importance isn't over quite yet, as young Watashi learns as she makes the decision to return to her hometown and assume her grandfather's position as an arbitrator between the races. Unfortunately, the job isn't going to be anywhere near as simple as she expected, and it's going to take wisdom far beyond her years to achieve her most important mission. It's not about how often you fall and fail, it's about how often you get back up and try again, and the human race still has a lot left to accomplish.

Humanity Has Declined - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $49.98
Say "I love you." - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $59.98

Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: she'll never make another friend. Ever. Okay, maybe that's not as easy as it sounds, but it's worked for Mei - or at least, it did until handsome, charming and annoyingly popular Yamato Kurosawa came along. For some freakish reason, he seems to like Mei. He even gave her his phone number! As if she would ever call him. Except she did. But only because she needed help. Still, he came. He actually came. And now things are getting way too complicated. Mei's no princess in a tower. She's not waiting for a knight in shining armor to rescue her. So why did he have to kiss her and confuse everything? And why are those three little words so hard to say?

Say "I love you." - Complete Collection (DVD)
  • Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
  • SRP: $49.98
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Sentai Filmworks will release a Blu-Ray and DVD version of this series on November 26, 2013.

Plot

"I will decide my own path!" The prosperous island of Regalo in the Mediterranean Sea is protected by a vigilante group called "Arcana Famiglia." The group's members are granted special powers through contracts with the "Toracco." Felicitá, the only daughter of the Papa and head of the family, has her mother's beauty as well as superior skill with knives. Though she was raised deep in the island, at age 16 she takes her first steps into the spotlight as a member of the family. Then, at her birthday party, her father, Mondo, announces that he is retiring. He declares a competition to determine his successor - and Felicitá must marry the winner. Felicitá enters the competition herself, determined to win so that she can decide her own path. The curtain will soon rise on the battle that will determine her fate!

Cast

FelicitaLuci Christian
NovaKara Greenberg
LibertaBlake Shepard
DanteAndrew Love
JollyChuck Huber
LucaClint Bickham
DebitoJay Hickman
PaceKyle Jones
MondoRob Mungle
SumireShelley Calene-Black

Sources

  • Anime News Network

Editor's Note: I caught this late when I was finishing the Quick Picks: November 2013 (Anime) table, and I saw this series had a dubbed release for its DVD and Blu-Ray.

I will post a trailer for this thread as soon as I find it.

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Plot

In the blink of the mind's eye, Ryuta Sakamoto suddenly finds himself transported from playing the hit BTOOOM! video game to being stranded on a mysterious island. He's equipped with a day's worth of provisions, a bag of bombs, a strange crystal embedded in his left hand, and a huge gaping hole in his memory. But it doesn't take long to figure out what's going on, especially after the first person Ryuta meets tries to kill him. Someone is attempting to recreate the ultra-violent BTOOOM! game in real life, and the island has been filled with an army of other unwilling players, each armed with one of the multiple variants of explosive weapons called BIM.

Fortunately, Ryuta's an ace BTOOOM! player, but this insane version of the game has no reset switch or second lives, and there's only one way off the island: kill seven other people before they can kill you! Can Ryuta repurpose his game-based skills fast enough to survive this ultimate battle royale?

Cast

Director

  • Steven Foster

English Voice Cast

  • Ryouta Sakamoto - Tyler Galindo
  • Himiko - Brittney Karbowski
  • Kousuke Kira - Chelsea McCurdy
  • Masashi Miyamoto - Jovan Jackson
  • Nobutaka Oda - Crash Buist
  • Masahito Date - David Matranga
  • Kiyoshi Taira - Andrew Love
  • Hidemi Kinoshita - Shelly Calene-Black
  • Yoshiaki Imagawa - Josh Sheltz
  • Souichi Natsume - Patrick Poole
  • Yoshihisa Kira - Christopher Ayres
  • Mitsuo Akechi - Mark X Laskowski
  • Shiki Murasaki - Maggie Flecknoe
  • Tsuneaki Iida - Leraldo Anzaldua
  • Isamu Kondou - Parke Fetch

The DVD and Blu-Ray is coming on December 10th.

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Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL Starring Scarlett Johansson?

Black Widow turns her aim on dolls?

WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECOME COMMONPLACE #1 -- Special Review

It's all just a play, isn't it?

MYSTERIOUS JOKER #1 -- Special Review

Not since the 80's has anime been fun like this...

YOUR LIE IN APRIL -- Special Review

Cuteness doesn't cut it, this time.

ONE PIECE Ch. 763 Review

Apparently even the devil can have nightmares.

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL Starring Scarlett Johansson?

Black Widow turns her aim on dolls?

FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS

In the heart, or in the brain?

YOUR LIE IN APRIL -- Special Review

Cuteness doesn't cut it, this time.

WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECOME COMMONPLACE #1 -- Special Review

It's all just a play, isn't it?

Community Spotlight 10/17/2014

The AV Community brings you news and information on a wide number of series. This is a spotlight on some of the best.

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

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