Friday, July 18, 2014

Funimation's October 2014 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Funimation has sent over their October 2014 release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

Black Butler Season 2 Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #25-42) (Classic) - Oct 14
Certain Magical Index Season 2 Part 1 Collection DVD/BD Combo Set - Oct 14
Princess Jellyfish Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Oct 14
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate BD/DVD Combo Set - Oct 21
Ghost In The Shell : Arise Borders 1 and 2 Edition DVD/BD Combo - Oct 21
Dragon Ball Z Season 8 UNCUT BLURAY (Eps #230-260) - Oct 28
Fairy Tail Season #3 Collection 4 (Box #12) DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #133-143) - Oct 28
Fairy Tail Season #4 Collection 1 (Box #13) DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #144-154)- Oct 28
Hellsing Ultimate Vol #9-10 DVD/BD Combo Boxed Set - Oct 28
One Piece Collection #10 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #232-257) - Oct 28

I realize they are doing a 'classic' edition of Black Butler Season 2 before Season 1. Not sure what to make of that.

We're FINALLY getting ep #9 and #10 of Hellsing Ultimate - what's it been like 4 years? We're also getting two new Fairy Tail sets on the same day - awesome!

Since Funi has decided to release the Princess Jellyfish S.A.V.E. edition a little earlier than they originally thought, and at a very low price relative to the older edition, we're going to cancel all backorders for old Princess Jellyfish edition. We'll need you to re-order the S.A.V.E. edition if you would still like to have a copy of this title.

UPDATE: It does look like the GiTS Arise 1-2 release will be bi-lingual (Japanese and English), rather than English only as originally reported.  Funi's mailer on the title listed it as "Language: English" and we read that to mean English only. Sorry for any confusion that might have caused.

UPDATE: Also, Season 2 of Index will be on DVD/BD combo sets, unlike season 1 which is DVD only.  Funi will most likely circle back around for a BD release of season one down the road when they release it in a Classic edition.


gundamcero said...

You guys might want to look at this:

Robert said...

Yeah, we'll roll with that for now. But I rechecked their release book they sent out last night and it definitely says "Language: ENGLISH" rather than "Language English, Japanese" so if the release will be bilingual they might want to be a little clearer in their solicitation info. We'll verify for sure on Monday with the brand manager for GiTS.

MARl0 said...

Wait a minute. Is Index actually on BluRay? The listing says DVD, but the packaging mock-up is BluRay. Could we finally be getting a BluRay release in this series?

Robert said...

Yep, S2 of Index will be on DVD/BD combo sets. Sorry about that - this is what happens when we post stuff at 3am to try to get it into the newsletter the next morning. -_^

MARl0 said...

Nice! Any word on BluRay sets for the first season? I've held off on watching Index and Railgun until Funimation releases them on BluRay. I would hate to buy the DVD sets only to have them announce BluRays right afterwards. And season 2 isn't happening for me until I watch season 1.

Robert said...

I imagine they will reconcile the series all BD once they are ready to re-issue the first season in a Classic set, but that's probably a bit down the road.