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The Madman Entertainment Anime Releases You Can Pick Up Over the Coming Days

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Persona 4 the Animation

As we move into 2013, Madman Entertainment have welcomed in the new year with a small but rather nice set of releases for their anime release slate. This month will finally see the first collection for Persona 4 the Animation released, a second batch of Yokoso Anime Editions as well as several Complete and Part-Series Collections. All these releases will be available on the 9th January.

The releases are as listed below:

Bleach Collection 16 (Episodes 218 – 229)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 300 Minutes
The fight for Karakura continues the fight between Soul Society’s group of Soul Reapers against Sosuke Aizen’s army of Arrancar, with the former defending Karakura Town, and the latter planning to use Karakura to invade and destroy the Soul Society.

Fruits Basket Vol.3 (Yokoso Anime Edition)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $14.95 | 175 Minutes
As the one year anniversary of her mother’s death looms on the horizon, Tohru Honda is forced to take inventory of her life. Over the past 12 months she remained strong and focused despite her personal tragedy by becoming a valued member of the well known but mysterious Sohma household. But with the arrival of a new school year comes even more turmoil. Tohru soon discovers that the love and care she gives others is exactly what she needs in the most difficult time of her life.

Fruits Basket Vol.4 (Yokoso Anime Edition)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $14.95 | 175 Minutes
To say that Tohru Honda’s life in the Sohma household has been difficult would be quite the understatement. She has learned to adapt to a constantly changing environment, to selflessly put others before herself, and to courageously face her own inner demons. But even despite all the trauma and heartache, Tohru will discover a reality far worse than any nightmare when she learns Kyo’s shocking inner secret. Tohru heads toward the crossroads of her fate. Which path she takes will determine how much she has truly learned about others… and herself.

Ghost Hunt Complete Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 625 Minutes
The appeal of the unknown is undeniable and freshman Mai Taniyama is hooked. This fact, coupled with her burgeoning psychic powers, leads Mai to join the ranks of the Shibuya Psychic Research team. Led by enigmatic Kazuya “Naru” Shibuya, she works alongside a spirit medium and a shrine maiden, an exorcist and a monk to uncover the darkest mysteries of the unseen. Using state of the art technology and their respective spiritual gifts, evil is confronted and vanquished time and again.

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Majikoi ~ Oh! Samurai Girls

Majikoi ~ Oh! Samurai Girls Series Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 300 Minutes
In Kawakami City, having a samurai ancestor and enormous fighting spirit isn’t just an interesting historical fact, it’s a huge part of how you end up being ranked on the social totem pole. That, in turn, bleeds over into the school curriculum – sometimes, literally. Fortunately, that’s something the local kids like Yamato Naoe have learned to deal with by forming small bands (of samurai, not the musical type). And while the delicate sexual balance of Yamato’s group seemed fine when there were three girls and four boys, the sudden addition of two more girls starts to send everything spinning out of control! Seven’s a band of samurai and nine is a riot as boys, girls, and naked blades all come together!

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
DVD/Blu-ray | English Dub | $29.95/$34.95 | 90 Minutes
Fans of the ground-breaking Mass Effect franchise shouldn’t miss this stunning motion picture experience born of an epic collaboration between the legendary Bioware and visionary Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill: Vol.1). 

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is the prequel to the highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3 and follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes. Learn more about the Mass Effect universe with an unprecedented glimpse into the haunted past of Mass Effect’s newest hero!

Naruto Shippuden Collection 12 (Episodes 141 – 153)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 325 Minutes
At the Akatsuki hideout, a weakened Sasuke hears the history of the Uchiha Clan from Madara and learns of Itachi’s true intentions. Meanwhile, Kakashi and Naruto, having lost the trail, must abandon their mission to capture Itachi and find Sasuke. The team is heading back to the village when an urgent assignment comes in from Tsunade that will lead them on a perilous journey to protect a young woman!

One Piece (Uncut) Collection 18 (S4 Episodes 218 – 229)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 300 Minutes
Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become King of All Pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on earth: the legendary One Piece! 

Along for the ride are his loyal crewmates, a wonderfully-bizarre collection of outcasts and misfits from the far corners of the world. Each member has their own special talent, and they’ll utilize their skills to help Luffy achieve his dream! Together, the rubberman and his crew can conquer any challenge and defeat any foe!

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Romeo X Juliet

Ouran High School Host Club Vol.3 (Yokoso Anime Edition)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $14.95 | 175 Minutes
The Newspaper Club is in bad shape, and the whole operation might fold if they don’t get a big story soon. The solution: an exclusive on the Host Club. It would definitely increase circulation, but thanks to the editor’s grudge against Tamaki, the guys could end up with some paper cuts.

Ouran High School Host Club Vol.4 (Yokoso Anime Edition)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $14.95 | 150 Minutes
Haruhi began the year as an out of place scholarship student, but she’s found new popularity as a member of the Host Club. Playing the part of a sensitive suitor and wooing the ladies of the school has become a full-time job. Of course, now that Tamaki and the other boys can no longer deny the charms of her girly side, life feels more like a storybook daydream. But not all fairy tales have a happy ending. The King will have to choose between reality and fantasy – and his decision might force the Ouran Host Club to close their doors forever!

Persona 4: The Animation Collection 1 (Episodes 1-12)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 | 300 Minutes
When Yu Narukami’s family moves to the rural country town of Inaba, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city. Instead, the peace has been shattered as a rash of mysterious murders and kidnappings sweep the countryside. With the police stymied, Yu finds himself joining with a group of eight other teenagers in a desperate bid to solve the mystery. A mystery that is somehow connected to both the local weather patterns and a strange video game world which Yu, his friends and the enigmatic killer can all enter. Journey beyond the Velvet Room as the hit PlayStation 2™ game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4 the Animation!

Persona 4: The Animation Collection 1 (Episodes 1-9)
Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $39.95 | 225 Minutes
When Yu Narukami’s family moves to the rural country town of Inaba, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city. Instead, the peace has been shattered as a rash of mysterious murders and kidnappings sweep the countryside. With the police stymied, Yu finds himself joining with a group of eight other teenagers in a desperate bid to solve the mystery. A mystery that is somehow connected to both the local weather patterns and a strange video game world which Yu, his friends and the enigmatic killer can all enter. Journey beyond the Velvet Room as the hit PlayStation 2™ game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4 the Animation!

Romeo X Juliet Complete Collection
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 600 Minutes
For most of her young life, Juliet lived a tortuous lie. Disguised as a boy, she prowled the shadows of Neo Verona as the Red Whirlwind – a masked crusader determined to right the wrongs of a heinous regime. Nothing else mattered to this lionhearted beauty until the day she laid eyes on her Romeo. Handsome and daring, he swooped into her life and spirited her away from the turbulence of a common existence. 

Although born of different worlds, their love proved strong enough to bridge the gap between two sides of a world fractured by unfathomable evil. But now, as their people’s suffering reaches unspeakable levels, the greatest lovers the world has ever known must unite to overcome the forces conspiring to keep them apart.

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Waiting in the Summer

Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings Movie: The Last Party
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $29.95/$34.95 | 95 Minutes
Toyotomi Hideyoshi is defeated, but feudal Japan isn’t safe yet. The fallen villain’s most loyal and lethal minion – Ishida Mitsunari – is obsessed with carrying on Toyotomi’s legacy of violence in the name of vengeance. Ishida brutally cuts a bloody path across the countryside, even as the nation’s other warlords rally toward an era of harmony. Unfortunately, for peace to finally be achieved, the fires of war must be unleashed once more. With Japan’s fate hanging in the balance, one of the most over-the-top battles in history is set to erupt in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – The Last Party, based on the world created by Capcom! Who will prove tough enough to survive?

Waiting in the Summer Series Collection
DVD | Japanese Dub | $59.95 | 300 Minutes
When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate and revealing, as the maturing relationships between the members of the young cast take on new, and sometimes very unexpected, turns. Get ready for a whole new take on summer romance as hidden emotions get captured and secrets meant to be kept hidden inside young hearts instead spill off of the screen for your viewing pleasure in WAITING IN THE SUMMER! 

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Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fifteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.
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