Gakko: School-Live! Another Story (Blu-Ray) – REGION FREE

Gakko: School-Live – Another Story (Blu-Ray)

BD Region: A & B
– Tested & Confirmed Region B Compatible
– Boxart states Region A only

Episodes: Episodes 1 – 4 

Plot:What does your school mean to you?  For a handful of students at Megurigaoka Private High School, the answer is going to be salvation as they start their worst day of classes ever. 

It begins quietly, with only the fact that some students aren’t showing up for classes to hint at what’s about to begin.  Then the killing starts as the school’s student body start to turn into reanimated student bodies, taking an early lunch break to devour their former classmates! 

By the time our group of female survivors realizes that they’re in the middle of a zombie epidemic, their only chance of staying alive lies in barricading themselves into the building.  

Squid Girl – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Squid Girl – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A & B
– Tested & Confirmed Region B Compatible

DVD Region: 1
– Tested & Confirmed Region 1 only

Episodes: Episodes 1 – 24 + 3 OVA (3 Blu-Ray + 7 DVD)

Plot: Angered by mankind’s pollution of her beloved ocean, Squid Girl rises from the dark and mysterious depths in order to punish the loathsome human race!

Unfortunately, that plan immediately hits more snags than a dozen fishing lines in a washing machine. Not only does her small stature not intimidate humans, but instead of unleashing a tsunami of destruction, her attempts only cause minor damage to a pleasant little beachside restaurant.

And then, the unexpectedly aggressive Aizawa sisters, who run the Lemon Beach House, force her to work there to pay it off! They even make her provide her own squid ink for a tasty squid ink spaghetti!

AMC Network Acquires Sentai Filmworks and HIDIVE Streaming Platform

In some rather interesting news the giant US entertainment company AMC Networks have announced that they have acquired the US anime distributor and localisation studio Sentai Filmworks, as well as its streaming platform HIDIVE, as part of AMC Networks vision of expanding its array of services.

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Chaika: The Coffin Princess – Season 1 & 2 Collection (Blu-ray) – REGION FREE

Chaika: The Coffin Princess – Season 1 & 2 Collection (Blu-ray)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A only

Episodes: 1 – 12 + OVA (4 Blu-ray)

Plot: The war with the Gaz Empire ended with the act of cutting the Emperor’s body into pieces which were then carried off across the kingdoms.

Without a war to fight in, it didn’t take much convincing for unemployed saboteur Toru Acura and his sister Akari to join a coffin-carrying girl on her ghoulish mission of gathering those severed parts. But is Chaika the dead man’s daughter, picking up the pieces for burial, or is there something far more sinister in the works?

As rumors come forth of other, identical girls engaged in the same task, the winds of war seem to be stirring, and there are those who believe that rejoining the Emperor’s scattered body could unleash a new nightmare!

Wake Up, Girls! – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray) – REGION FREE

Wake Up, Girls! – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
– Boxart states Region A only

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray)

Plot:The gateway to Idol stardom might have opened for the newly formed singing group Wake Up, Girls, but the path to fame is full of perils and pitfalls. And for Mayu, Airi, Minami, Yoshino, Nanami, Kaya and Miyu, it’s going to be especially difficult knowing who to trust, as their manager Matsuda’s lack of experience could give other, less scrupulous, individuals a chance to take advantage.

That’s a situation that quickly comes to a head when Green Leaves’ president suddenly disappears with most of the money, and things only get worse when the replacement producer seems more interested in getting the girls into revealing swimsuits than promoting their music.

As malicious gossip begins to surface regarding Mayu’s past membership in a rival group, and internal tensions begin to tear the team apart, they’ll need more than just ambition to survive. Singing may be a business, but friendship.

DIVE!! – The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) – REGION FREE

DIVE!! – The Complete Collection

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: Tomoko Sakai has loved the sport of diving since he was a child, and there’s no place he’d rather be than the high board at the Mizuki Diving Club.

Unfortunately, the MDC’s having hard time staying afloat financially and there’s a sinking certainty that the club is about to drown in a sea of its own debt. Fiery female coach Kayoko Asaki has a bold plan to throw the club a lifeline, but it’s going to require achieving something that’s almost impossible: get one of the club’s members on the National team for the next Olympics!

Can this struggling group of young athletes pool their talents in time to resuscitate their club, or will they make the ultimate belly flop? It’s time to sink or swim as the whole team leaps for the gold!

Non Non Biyori Repeat – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) – REGION FREE

Non Non Biyori Repeat – The Complete Collection

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: When Hotaru Ichijo transfers from a school in bustling Tokyo to a tiny school in a quiet countryside village, she should be experiencing major culture shock. After all, there are only three other girls in the school, and none of them are even in the same grade as her. But adjusting isn’t too hard for Hotaru thanks to first grader Renge and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi and Komari, who are in the seventh and eighth grade respectively.

Even though it takes 20 minutes by bicycle to get to the only place that sells comics and the video store is 10 train stations away, there’s something about the laid-back lifestyle that makes her feel right at ease. It’s a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that home really is where the heart is.

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) – REGION FREE

Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues (Blu-Ray)

BD Region: A & B
– Tested and Confirmed Region B Compatible

Price: $55.64 / £45.09

Episodes: 1 – 24 (3 Blu-ray)

Plot: Nobody knows what it’s like to be the bad man… except the bad man’s right-hand man, who has to take the boss’ deranged ideas and turn them into functioning plans.

So, when the sadistic president of the Teiai Group decides he’s bored with the routine leg breaking and widow/orphan evicting, he assigns the task of coming up with something “special” to his ruthless Number Two, Yukio Tonegawa.

But how do you amuse someone who destroys a dozen lives before breakfast? There’s a huge pool of potential victims in the form of TFO’s swollen roster of defaulting borrowers, but if Tonegawa and his team of nearly identical men in black look-alikes can’t create a “game of death” that tickles the boss’ demented funny bones, they may end up playing the game themselves in MR. TONEGAWA: MIDDLE MANAGEMENT BLUES!

Hayate: The Combat Butler – Season 2 – REGION FREE

Hayate: The Combat Butler – Season 2 (Blu-ray)

Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
– Tested and Confirmed Region B Compatible

Price: $48.79 / £38.59

Episodes: 1 – 26 (3 Discs)

Plot:  Ever since he first met Nagi Sanzenin, Hayate Ayasaki’s life has become increasingly more crazed and chaotic. Which is a bit of a problem, since, as the eccentric heiress’ butler/personal bodyguard, he’s theoretically supposed to be a stabilizing and protective influence.

Unfortunately, Nagi and her friends attract trouble the way dropped lollipops attract dirt, and if Hayate has to take a couple of nasty licks along the way, that’s just part of the job. The real sucker punch, though, is that Nagi’s increasing attraction to Hayate himself is getting precariously close to transforming their professional relationship into something far less professional and much more like a relationship.

Is Hayate up for the emotional perils of a round of “upstairs, downstairs”? Or will the purely physical dangers of life on Her Majesty’s Domestic Service do him in first? Get ready to spit and polish in the eye of the devil as the groom and doom continues in the second series of HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER!!

Hayate: The Combat Butler – Season 1 (Blu-ray) – REGION FREE

Hayate: The Combat Butler – Season 1 (Blu-ray)

Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
– Tested and Confirmed Region B Compatible

Price: $53.99 / £41.35

Episodes: 1 – 52 (6 Discs)

Plot:  Could Hayate Ayasaki’s life get any unluckier? As if it wasn’t bad enough that he’s had to work constantly in order to support his good-for-nothing parents, now he’s lost his job for being underage and Mom and Pop have cashed in their cash cow by selling him to the Yakuza. For Christmas!

Desperate to pay off the 156,804,000 yen debt before he’s converted into black market organ parts, Hayate strikes on the idea of kidnapping oddball heiress Nagi Sanzenin. Unbelievably, however, even that goes wrong and not only does he end up not kidnapping her, he rescues her from other kidnappers. (Apparently this happens to her all the time.) But maybe, just maybe, there might be a tiny, dim light at the end of the very dark tunnel of Hayate’s existence, and the skills that Hayate’s had to develop to stay alive will pay off.

Because Nagi needs a butler/bodyguard and Hayate could just fit the bill. Assuming he can survive the on-the-job training, of course. Fate can be a harsh mistress, but Hayate may have just signed up with an even harsher one!