If Summer 90+ degree weather isn't your style, here's our list of brand new Anime DVD & Blu-Ray US releases you can enjoy indoors away from the heat. Grab a cold drink, invite some friends over and take your pick from these selections:
Watch Video Review of Anime Summer 2013:
Released by Funimation, this Super Amazing Value Edition DVD Boxset release contains all 26 episodes of Birdy the Mighty: DECODE tv series. One of the few gem-titles that didn't get much time in the spotlight of popular anime works, but will guarantee to give you a great superhero sci-fi ride all the way through.
Birdy is a jaw-dropping, pin-up sensation with a secret. Under the cover of darkness, this dream girl becomes a bad guy's worst nightmare. Her latest case involves a gang of extraterrestrial terrorists and a stolen space weapon that could nuke every living thing on Earth.
Birdy's got the moves to stop them dead in their tracks, but there's one little problem: she's got a nasty habit of going berserk, making her even more dangerous than the bad guys themselves. Watch this feisty female galaxy cop in action in this truly great but underrated sci-fi anime series that deserves a space in your collection! The DVD set comes with Special Features such as: Textless Songs, Trailers and contains both English and Japanese audio language tracks.
CHROME Shelled Regios S.A.V.E. DVD Edition
The world of tomorrow is an arid wasteland, a forsaken place where nomadic communities take shelter within mobile domed cities. In this bleak future, mysterious young Layfon struggles to escape his violent past. Unfortunately, his former life might be impossible to hide after he's forced to enroll at the military academy - his special powers are clearly stronger than those of his comrades.
As he joins his fellow student soldiers in the desperate battle against the Contaminoid scourge, Layfon must fight to keep the origins of his enhanced abilities a secret... because the truth could tear his team apart. DVD Special Features include: Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Songs, and Trailers.
PHANTOM: Requiem of the Phantom S.A.V.E.
Based off of a popular Visual Novel game, a young man with no memories fights to salvage his humanity when he's forced into a life of murder by a dangerous crime syndicate called Inferno. The organization gives him a new name, Zwei, and molds him into a perfect killing machine, a meticulous instrument of death created to obey his masters' every deadly command. But Zwei is not the only puppet controlled by Inferno; Ein is a girl as beautiful as she is brutal and as lethal as she is lost.
While mafia violence escalates around them, the two assassins grow closer, and Zwei begins the struggle to reclaim his past and save Ein from a blood-soaked future.
PHANTOM: Requiem of the Phantom is now available on Blu-Ray or DVD and contains 26 episodes with plenty of special features like: Picture Dramas 1 to 12, Original Commercials, Textless Songs, and Trailers.
DUSK Maiden of Amnesia DVD & Blu-Ray
Sixty years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy. No one knows why, no one knows how; but the horrifying tale and the legends of the ghostly haunting that followed live on to this day. Perhaps it's not so surprising then, that among her High School's many school clubs is one for students interested in "paranormal investigations."
What might raise more than a few hairs, however, is that the founder of the club is the ghost herself. Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, Yuko latches onto a freshman who can inexplicably see her.
Together they and the other unsuspecting members of the club begin to unravel the many dark mysteries that surround the school. Will unlocking the secret of Yuko's gruesome death finally free her? Or will her sudden close association with a mortal have even stranger repercussions on both? DUSK Maiden of Amnesia is out on DVD and Blu-Ray containing 13 episodes and plenty of extra features such as voice commentaries and 2 bonus CD soundtracks.
LAGRANGE: The Flower of Rin-Ne Blu-Ray
As the proud - and only - member of her School's High School Jersey Club, Madoka Kyono goes around helping people in need. But Madoka's life is turned upside down when she is suddenly asked by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot a robot.
Motivated by her desire to protect the people and city she lives in, Madoka agrees to pilot the resurrected Vox robot to fight against extraterrestrials that have come to attack Earth. Sounds simple right? That's before adding in all the school drama.
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne Set 1 from VIZ Media is now available on Blu-Ray and contains the first 12 episodes.
Mysterious Girlfriend X
When an oddly peculiar girl transfers into Akira Tsubaki's class, he finds that life has thrown him the weirdest curve ball ever. While the girl may be an anti-social loner who sleeps on her desk during class, carries a pair of scissors in her underwear, and breaks out in sudden fits of insane laughter, there's something about her that our main protagonist just can't quite put his finger on.
Until he accidentally puts his finger in it, and suddenly the phrase "sharing spit with a girl" takes on an entirely new meaning! Yep! This is going to be one of those anime shows that spells bizarre in all capital letters!
Mysterious Girlfriend X is out on DVD and Blu-Ray containing the complete 13 episode series from Sentai Filmworks.
The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back. Ahead of you lives the future, alternately bright and scary. Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad. And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go.
For one student who just started studying music, she must face the tragedy that made her abandon that path as she brings her friends together through music. Can something as simple as the formation of a chorus club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up?
Can music bring people together despite their differences? This anime may seem geared towards the female audience, but the 13 episode series offers plenty to relate from for both genders.
TARI TARI is out on DVD and Blu Ray but is only available in the original Japanese language audio with English subtitles.
Heaven's Lost Property: FORTE Season 2
Things got even crazier when Ikaros's fellow android, Nymph, came fluttering down to join the fun. With the winged vixens adjusting to life on Earth, you'd think Tomoki's dream of a peaceful existence might finally be coming true - but you'd be wrong! With his teenage impulses and dirty mind, Tomoki's wishes are causing more chaos than ever before. Plus, there's a curvy new android on the scene - Astraea.
She definitely looks as angelic as Ikaros and Nymph, but there's a chance the beautiful blonde newcomer is up to no good! Heaven's Lost Property Forte - the Complete Season 2 is now out on Blu-Ray or DVD and contains both English and Japanese language tracks.
BLEACH Season 17 DVD
In season 17, the DVD Uncut Boxset contains epsisodes 243 to 255.
Ichigo and the Soul Reapers find themselves in a brutal battle against their own Zanpakuto, who are being controlled by Muramasa. But the chaos in the Seireitei is just one part of Muramasa's plan. His true objective lies in the World of the Living, and Ichigo is the key to his achieving it!
The DVDs contain special features such as Production Arts, trailers, both English and Japanese languages, and is now available in stores.