Funimation Entertainment, one of the distributors of anime to the North American region today unveiled their release slate for April 2012. These releases encompass a number of different types of anime including new releases, box sets and a brand new S.A.V.E. release (Full seasons for a fraction of the cost…. provided you don’t mind your packaging reminding you of it). The release list is below:
Black Butler Season 1 – DVD/Blu-ray Combo
$69.96 | 3rd April 2012 | Hybrid | 600 Minutes
Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell. Together, they’ll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who do evil. They’re a rare sight these two: the Butler who dismembers with dazzling cutlery – and the Young Master who carries the devil’s marking. Rest assured that wherever they may be headed… it’ll be one hell of a ride.
Black Butler Season 2 – DVD/Blu-ray Combo
$69.96 | 3rd April 2012 | Hybrid | 450 Minutes
When we last saw dear Sebastian, he was poised to feast on the ripened soul of his young master. Unfortunately for the debonair demon, there’s a new butler in town… Enter Claude Faustus, a malevolent manservant uninspired by the drop flavor of his own contracted master Alois Trancy. This pedestrian lad holds no allure for Claude, so the bespectacled butler sets his sights on a finer delicacy from the menu of the damned. None other than Ciel Phantomhive. And so begins a develish dance of death starring the crow and the spider. The demonic duel rages beyond the limits of good taste, culminating in a debaucherous maze of madness pitting butler against butler. Sebastian and Claude: two ravenous rakehells filled with the power of darkness and locked in a macabre battle for the soiled soul of a young master they so long to savor/devour.
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions – Complete Series DVD/Blu-ray Combo
$69.98 | 3rd April 2012 | Hybrid | 300 Minutes
Ryoko Okami, the “wolf” of our story and her BFF Ringo, also known as Little Red Riding Hood are members of Otogi Bank – a high school club that helps classmates out of grim situations. One day, a meek young man proclaims his love to Ryoko who does nothing but bite him in return. “You’re much to weak for me.” she huffs. So the boy joins Otogi Bank to prove he has the stuff to protect his beloved – even if it means taking a blow to the head with a lead pipe. He’s no Prince Charming, but will Ryoko allow herself to have her own happily ever after.
Oh Edo Rocket – Complete Series (DVD)
$59.98 | 10th April 2012 | Hybrid | 650 Minutes
Welcome to Edo, a town where the finer things in life are strictly forbidden. You can’t have fun, you can’t earn money and you certainly can’t strap a princess to a rocket and blast her into space – but none of that will stop Seikichi. Making things explode is his calling and if the little man with the big rocket can send his lady to the moon, the city of Edo just might become bearable again.
Sekirei – Complete Series DVD/Blu-ray Combo
$49.96 | 10th April 2012 | Hybrid | 300 Minutes
You’ve seen a million shows where heroes go toe-to-toe, now feast your eyes on the only anime where hot girls with super powers settle their differences chest-to-chest! Minato had no luck with the ladies until the day a well-rounded warrior babe named Musubi fell into his life and crushed his face with her ginormous cleavage Hunted by a stunning pair of twin sisters, Musubi was searching for the right guy to give her a squeeze and unlock the hidden powers lurking beneath her ample assets. Minato fit the bill and now he’d caught in the middle of a supernatural slugfest where the voluptuous vixens take turns beating each others’ clothes off! Only one of these bodacious brawlers will come out on top, but the unbridled excitement of watching them go at it makes this utterly-fulfilling series the breast action-harem anime of all time!
Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Part 1 / Part 2 (Individual Parts) DVD/Blu-ray Combo
$69.96 / $64.96 | 17th April 2012 | Hybrid | 325 / 300 Minutes
A war between the bordering lands Roland and Estabul has begun. At the King of Roland’s command, Ryner Lute, a bearer of a cursed, extremely lethal power called the Alpha Stigma and his beautiful comrade Ferris set out on a search for the heroic relics – artifacts that contain enormous supernatural powers and can be devastating if placed in the wrong hands. War tactics, bloody magical battles and political intrigue plot twists ensure.
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood – Collection One DVD or Blu-ray
$69.98 | 24th April 2012 | Hybrid | 825 Minutes
Two brothers search for a way to make their bodies whole again after an alchemy experiment goes wrong. This search pits these three alchemists against the magic wielding military, mystic vigilantes and a group of beings cursed and names for the seven deadly sins. The brothers must fight for their lives and seek out the truth if they are to regain what they have lost.
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood – The Sacred Star of Milos (Movie) DVD/Blu-ray Combo
$29.98 / $34.98 | 24th April 2012 | Hybrid | 110 Minutes
A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploration. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Jilia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She’ll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory – even if it means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher’s Stone.
S.A.V.E. – Tsubasa – OVAs on DVD and Blu-ray
$19.98 / $24.98 | 24th April 2012 | Hybrid | 150 Minutes
On an epic quest across dimensions and time, Syaoran fights to save the soul of his fated love, the princess Sakura. The feathery shards of her shattered memory drift across the universe, floating down on strange lands. With the warrior Kurogane and the wizard Fai, Syaoran gathers the scattered essence of his Sakura’s soul. The journey is one of peril, mystery, and endless possibilities.
S.A.V.E. – Jyu-Oh-Sei: The Complete Series on DVD
$29.98 | 24th April 2012 | Hybrid | 250 Minutes
In the distant future, humanity has migrated into space to settle in the Balkan System, leaving behind them a dying Earth. With the loss of their native home, the race has suffered. Safety is an illusion…
Their parents murdered and their easy life at an end, young twin brothers Thor and Rai find themselves jettisoned off-world and abandoned to their fate: Chimaera, a hostile planet where only the worst criminals are sent to die. With extreme temperatures and carnivorous plants, it is a world ruled by brutality, a place where mankind has been reduced to a savage state of survival. And the only hope of escape lies in conquering the planet and its peoples to rise above them all as The Beast King.
Boy must become man and man must become beast. Death is the only other option.