Monday, May 16, 2016

Ghibli Drops First La Tortue Rouge (Red Turtle) Trailer

A first trailer for The Red Turtle - the new Studio Ghibli co-production project directed by Oscar winner Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter) - has arrived, ahead of the film’s Annecy premiere next month. And, of course, it is a stunning example of what happens when hand-crafted animation artistry meets the careful application of technology.

The Red Turtle follows a man stranded on a desert island, whose attempts to escape are thwarted by a giant red-backed turtle - perhaps for the best. The screenplay is co-written by Dudok de Wit and Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley, Bird People). The film is a co-production of Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions, Belvision, Arte France Cinema and CN4 Productions, with Prima Linea overseeing the animation.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Funimation Adds The Empire of Corpses to the July 2016 Release Schedule!

Funimation has added another new release to their July 2016 release schedule, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

The Empire of Corpses DVD/BD + UV Combo Set

Release date is set for July 5th.

Synopsis: From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by "corpse reanimation technology" creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe. In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Funimation's July 2016 Anime Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Funimation has sent over their July 2016 Anime release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

Aquarion Evol Season 2 DVD/BD COmbo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 5
Devil is a Part Timer Complete Collection DVD/BD Set (Anime Classics) - Jul 5
Guilty Crown Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-22) - Jul 5
Karneval Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 5
Sekirei (Season 1 & 2) Complete Collection DVD/BD Set (Anime Classics) - Jul 5
Shonen Hollywood ~ Holly Stage for 50 ~ Season 2 DVD - Jul 5
A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-12) - Jul 12
Lucky Star Complete Series + OVA DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-24 + OVA) - Jul 12
Robotics;Notes Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 12
Samurai Warriors Complete Collection DVD - Jul 12
Yatterman Night Complete Series DVD - Jul 12
C: Control - The Money and Soul of Possibility DVD/BD Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 19
Fractale Complete Collection DVD/BD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E Edition) - Jul 19
Kamisama Kiss (Season 1) Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 19
Yona of the Dawn Part 2 DVD/BD Combo Set - Jul 19
Code : Breaker Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 26
Date a Live Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E Edition) - Jul 26
One Piece Season 8 Part 2 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #469-480) - Jul 26

Lots of S.A.V.E. editions and re-issues this month. But hey, we are getting Lucky Star on BLURAY! Yeah! Also, recently Funimation has started doing more Sub Only releases, so we wanted to point out that this month Shonen Hollywood, A Good Librarian, Samurai Warriors, and Yatterman Night are all Sub Only.

Also, a lot of people have been writing in asking if the Lucky Star OVA's were getting dub treatment this time around. I wrote Funi and the brand manager for Lucky Star finally got back to me:

  "As with the original Bandai release, the TV series is dubbed and the OVA will not be dubbed."

So no dub for the Lucky Star OVA's, just the TV series.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Limited Edition Unboxing Courtesy Friday Night Figures!

The boys at Friday Night Figures have done it again! This time they are unboxing the Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Limited Collectors Edition DVD/BD Boxed Set from Sentai Filmworks! Not only that, but they have an exclusive RACS discount code for the set as well which can be used against the current sale price to save an additional 10%!

You can also watch their unpackaging video to see if WE did a good job! :-)

Watch the videos for all the details, and if you like what they do, make sure to support them by shopping on RACS here!

Thanks guys!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NIS Announces Love Live! School Idol Project S2 BLURAY (Standard Edition)

After the recent premium edition release sold out in just days, NISA has announced their standard edition release of Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 on BLURAY and we now have it up for pre-order on the store site:

Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 BLURAY Collection (Standard Edition)

Release Date is set for April 12th.

Synopsis: Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine female students come together with one thing in mind— to form an idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do...become school idols!” Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their journey continues…