FUNimation Entertainment Announces April 2022 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for April 2022.

  • MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD – – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 4/5/22
    Special Features: New Short Anime “Hummingbird and the Traveler,” Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Wonder Egg Priority – The Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – Limited Edition – 325 minutes – $84.98 – 4/5/22
    Special Features: Character Promo Videos, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Wonder Egg Priority – The Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 4/5/22
    Special Features: Character Promo Videos, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • KING’s RAID: Successors of the Will – Part 2 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 4/12/22
    Special Features: Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars – Movie (Blu-ray + Digital) – 110 minutes – $34.98 – 4/12/22
    Special Features: Knights of Sidonia Up Until Now – Series Summary, Trailers, Commercials
  • One Piece Collection 29 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 625 minutes – $39.98 – 4/12/22
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “Hard Knock Days,” One Piece Season 11 Voyage 7: ADR Directors Round Table
  • Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 4/19/22
    Special Features: OVA 1 – Post-game equipment for girls is a little different than usual, OVA 2 – Most strange spell names have unknown origins, Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dances with the Dragons – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $29.98 – 4/19/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song “divine criminal,” Textless Closing Song “décadence,” Trailers
  • Gekidol – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 4/19/22
    Special Features: Character Introduction Music Videos, Gekidol Promo Video, OVA Promo Video, OVA Music Videos, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • LBX Girls – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 4/19/22
    Special Features: Character Promo Videos, Character Transformations, Promo Video, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – Season 2 Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 4/19/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, Episode 31 Preview, Textless Episode 34 – Part B, Textless Episode 35 – Part A, Textless Episode 35 – Part B, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • Dragon Goes House-Hunting – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 4/26/22
    Special Features: Q&A with the Japanese Voice of Letty, Web Previews, Character Promo Videos, Promo Videos, Commercial, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima – The Complete Season (Blu-ray) – SUB ONLY – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 4/26/22
    Special Features: Episode Previews, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song “Buster Bros!!!,” Textless Closing Song “MAD TRIGGER CREW,” Textless Closing Song “Fling Posse,” and Textless Closing Song “Matenro”
  • Show By Rock!! Stars!! – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 4/26/22
    Special Features: SBR!! Fes Limited UR Digest Making Video, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck – Season 2 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 275 minutes – $64.98 – 4/26/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment to Screen the Knights of Sidonia Anime Film in Theaters on September 13, 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will screen Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars, the all-new anime film based on Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia manga, in theaters in the United States and Canada starting on September 13, 2021. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. FUNimation also revealed that it will begin streaming all 24 episodes of the Knights of Sidonia anime on August 3, 2021 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, in addition to Australia and New Zealand.

The new film takes a different path from the manga, and features a brand new story supervised by Nihei. The film brings back the returning cast members. The all-new story is set 10 years after the television series with characters returning from the previous story.

Source: ANN

Section23 Films Announces July 2021 Release Slate

Home video distributor Section23 Films has announced its July 2021 slate of anime releases.

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2021

Title: KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 742 min.
Street Date: 7/6/2021
Format: BD
Language: English, Spanish & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: The alien Gauna may have destroyed Mankind’s original home, but aboard the asteroid-based spaceship Sidonia, the human race has found ways to adapt, change and survive in the endless depths of space. Now the former people of Earth can photosynthesize like plants, a third gender has been created, and military service is mandatory. Because what could be man’s last battle is about to begin, and the survival of our species will require every resource humanity has left. That includes Nagate Tanikaze, who carries a secret buried in his past that could change the course of destiny. Unfortunately, the Guana have their own new tricks as well, and not all of Nagate’s allies are who he thinks they are. The ultimate war of the worlds is about to be waged in Knights of Sidonia – The Complete Collection.

Title: GRISAIA
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 7/13/2021
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $69.98

SYNOPSIS: There’s a reason that The Fruit of Grisaia‘s Yuji Kazami adjusted so easily to living in a prison-like school with five very twisted girls: Mihama Academy wasn’t his first experience with an education in hell. In The Labyrinth of Grisaia, Yuji’s horrific past is revealed. From a dysfunctional family controlled by a domineering sister and an abusive father, his youth was a steady descent into hell that ultimately led to a school for assassins where the only way out was murder. So when Yuji’s past comes back to haunt him and he’s framed for a crime that he didn’t commit, there’s really only one group of bad girls he can trust to have his back… and the five girl commando squad of Yumiko Sakaki, Makina Irisu, Sachi Komine, Amane Suou, and Michiru Matsushima doesn’t let him down in The Eden of Grisaia.

Title: RAHXEPHON STEELBOOK
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 770 min.
Street Date: 7/20/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98

SYNOPSIS: For 15 years, the human race has fought an ongoing battle against the Mu, the alien invaders who have trapped the city of Tokyo inside an impenetrable dome where time flows in a different path and the mind-wiped citizens have no idea that their city has been conquered. But as Earth’s military begins to briefly breech the walls, one young man starts to realize that something is very wrong. That nothing is quite as it seems. And when he makes contact with a woman from outside, he learns that he, himself, is somehow at the center of the entire alien plan. A plan that will literally re-write reality itself. Prepare for an epic saga of love, war and time as the complete television series and feature film versions of the anime classic are unleashed in the ultimate steelbook collection of RahXephon.

Title: MM!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/27/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Love can be painful, but Sado seems to like it that way. However, since he knows that’s odd for a high school student, Sado decides to join a certain club where he can beat out his masochistic tendencies. Unfortunately, that’s like putting out a fire with gasoline, as the club members all have “issues” of their own, and guess who’s about to become the new favorite whipping boy? Is even Sado ready for a nurse who forces other people into cosplay and a club president who believes herself to be a goddess? And if that’s not complicated enough, toss in man-shy Yuno, the same girl who introduced Sado to his love of negative reinforcement, and Hayama, Sado’s best friend and a compulsive cross-dresser who’s also the girl that Sado is (unknowingly) infatuated with. Love is about to get really, really weird in MM!

Title: CHIHAYAFURU SEASON 3
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/27/2021
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: Chihaya Ayase’s obsession with the card game Karuta has already begun to bear fruit, and the fledgling Mizusawa High School competitive team that she helped form has stunned the karuta playing community by winning the national high school team tournament. That’s just the beginning for Chihaya, however, and now the young card mistress has set her sights on an even more impossible task: taking on grand master Wakamiya Shinobu and wresting the title of Queen away for herself. As difficult as everything has been before, it will seem easy compared to the task now ahead of her, and her teammates look to be equally challenged, especially Taichi Mashima, who’s finally made it to Class A. Has he finally learned enough to challenge Arata Wataya? Only the cards know the future as Chihaya and Crew hit the decks in Chihayafuru 3.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Knights of Sidonia Season 2 Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine, the second anime season based on Tsutomu Nihei’s science-fiction manga. The company plans to release the series on Blu-ray and DVD.

The second series premiered on Japanese television on April 10, 2015.

Source: ANN

Knights of Sidonia Manga Is Ending on September 25, 2015

The October 2015 issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine is announcing that Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia manga will end in the November 2015 issue on September 25, 2015.

Nihei launched Knights of Sidonia in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine in 2009. Vertical Comics publishes the manga in English.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses the Knights of Sidonia Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Knights of Sidonia anime. The company says the series will be available soon on home video on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The story is described as:

A thousand years after the destruction of Earth by gigantic aliens called Gauna, mankind is living on massive spaceships. One of these space ships is Sidonia, which is protected by large pilot controlled exosuits called Gardes.

Source: Crunchyroll

English Cast Announced for the Knights of Sidonia Anime

The English dub of the Knights of Sidonia anime has made its debut on Netflix, and the entire first season is available all at once in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. The English cast includes:

  • Johnny Yong Bosch is Nagate Tanikaze
  • Alexi Shi is Shizuka Hoshijiro
  • Becca Ordonez is Hinata Momose
  • Cindy Robinson is Samari Ittan, Sasaki
  • Cristina Valenzuela is Honoka Series
  • Doug Erholtz is Izumo Midorikawa
  • Erin Fitzgerald is Mozuku Kunato
  • Grant George is Mochikuni Akai
  • Jane Carroll is Lalah Hiyama
  • Joey Lotsko is Ichiro Seii
  • Joie Marlowe is Izana Shinatose
  • Karen Strassman is Eiko Yamano
  • Lindsay Torrance is Yuhata Midorikawa
  • Michael Sorich is Shinsuke Tanba
  • Pete Sepenuk is Ochiai
  • Reba Buhr is Numi Tahiro
  • Spike Spencer is Kouichi Tsuruuchi
  • Stephanie Sheh is Shizuka Hoshijiro
  • Steve Heiser is Kashiwade Aoki
  • Todd Haberkorn is Norio Kunato
  • Wendee Lee is Captain Kobayashi

Source: The Fandom Post

The Knights of Sidonia Manga Is Coming to eBook Platforms

Vertical, Inc. is launching Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia manga on eBook platforms such as iTunes Bookstore, Kindle, and NOOK.

Volumes 1 and 2 will be available the week of April 21, 2014. Volumes 3 and 4 should be available in May 2014, and Volumes 5 and 6 are scheduled for June 2014.

Source: Crunchyroll

Strobe Edge in YALSA’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2014 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 10 manga titles are on the list, and includes Io Sakisaka’s Strobe Edge, which also ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels overall this year.

The 10 manga titles in the list are:

  • Strobe Edge GN 1-6 by Io Sakisaka
  • No. 6 GN 1-3 by Atsuko Asano & Hinoki Kino
  • The Heart of Thomas GN by Moto Hagio
  • Tropic of the Sea GN by Satoshi Kon
  • Sunny GN 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto
  • Kitaro GN by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Knights of Sidonia GN 1-2 by Tsutomu Nihei
  • Tiger & Bunny GN 1-2 by Mizuki Sakakibara and Katsura Masakazu
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin GN 1-3 by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
  • Vinland Saga GN 1 by Makoto Yukimura

Source: ANN

Vertical Adds Knights of Sidonia Manga

Amazon is listing the first volume of Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia manga, and the listing says the volume is being released by Vertical, Inc. on February 5, 2013. According to Anime News Network, Vertical has confirmed that it has licensed this series.

According to Amazon’s listing, this manga volume will retail for US$12.95.

Source: ANN