Here are the new anime and manga releases for the week of February 14th, which includes titles from Sentai Filmworks, FUNimation and Vertical as well as others.
There are only a few anime releases this week but they are definitely worth looking into. Media Blasters has two titles hitting shelves this week, the Genshiken DVD DX Collection which includes Season 1 and the OVAs and the complete collection of Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin on DVD. Sentai Filmworks releases the first collection of Needless on both Blu-ray and DVD and the big title this week is Summer Wars from FUNimation on both Blu-ray and DVD.
Asian cinema fans also get a treat this week with A woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop from Sony, Lady Hermit from FUNimation, Oppai Chanbara: Striptease Samurai Squad from Tokyo Shock, Death Tube 2 from Koch and Sword Masters: Web of Death from Wellgo all hit stores. Tony Jaa fans will also be pleased to see that Magnolia is releasing Ong Bak 3: The Final Battle this week as well.
Here are all of the film listings including MSRPs for this week.
A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop Blu-ray (S) LiveAction $38.96
A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop DVD (S) LiveAction $28.95
Death Tube 2 DVD (S) LiveAction $24.98
Genshiken DVD DX Collection (Hyb) (Season 1 + OVAs) $34.98
Lady Hermit, The DVD (Hyb) LiveAction $14.98
Needless Blu-ray Collection 1 (Hyb) $69.98
Needless DVD Collection 1 (Hyb) $59.98
Ong Bak 3: The Final Battle Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction Collector’s Edition $29.98
Ong Bak 3: The Final Battle DVD (Hyb) LiveAction $26.98
Ong Bak 3: The Final Battle DVD (Hyb) LiveAction Collector’s Edition $29.98
Oppai Chanbara: Striptease Samurai Squad DVD (S) LiveAction $19.99
Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin DVD Complete Series (Hyb) $49.99
Shooting April DVD (D) LiveAction $19.99
Summer Wars Blu-ray (Hyb) $34.98
Summer Wars DVD (Hyb) $29.98
Sword Masters: Web of Death Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction $19.98
Sword Masters: Web of Death DVD (Hyb) LiveAction $14.98
New manga titles are a little low this week with only a few hitting stores from a few publishers. Viz Media has the most releases this week with two, 20thCentury Boys GN 13 and Bokurano: Ours GN 3 while the rest of the companies each have one. Vertical releases 7 Billion Needles GN 3, Bandai releases Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion GN 8, Dark Horse releases Oh My Goddess GN 37 and finally Moonstone Books releases the official art book for Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
Here are the manga listings including MSRPs.
20th Century Boys Graphic Novel 13 $12.99
7 Billion Needles Graphic Novel 3 (184 pgs) $10.95
Bokurano: Ours Graphic Novel 3 $12.99
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Graphic Novel 8 (180 pgs) $10.99
Oh My Goddess Graphic Novel 37 (160 pgs) $10.99
Voltron: Defender of the Universe Official Artbook (192 pgs) (Color)