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What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week

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Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment are set to have their monthly anime releases out next Wednesday (20th February 2013), and with it a small number of releases in comparison to recent months whilst still providing an interesting selection. Titles include the second half of Steins;Gate, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray and Baka and Test Series 2 Collection on DVD and Blu-ray as well.

Details on all their releases can be read below:

What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 1Aria the Scarlet Ammo Collection
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 for Either | 325 Minutes
Aria is a volatile girl who wields two pistols and two swords and holds the highest rank in assault studies at a high school for young mercenaries. This pint-sized prodigy swoops in to save her classmate Kinji from a high-speed chase, but he ends up saving her after he switches from a boring wimp into a total hot shot! His secret? He only turns into something of a James Bond when he’s turned on! Convinced Kinji’s an ace, Aria strong-arms him into being her partner – but she isn’t the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his coveted combat skills. Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he’ll end up with more than one finger on his trigger! 

Contains episodes 1-12 plus OVA episode 13. 


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 2Baka and Test Series 2 Collection
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 for Either | 325 Minutes
The loveable losers of lowly Class F are back for more fun in the second season of Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts! Goofball Yoshii’s still leading his crew in Avatar battles against the brainier students in school, but the girls in Class F have grown way less concerned with improving their status on campus. Instead of moving up in the world, the girls are more interested in getting closer to the guys in the gang! Of course, some of the boys are totally oblivious to the romantic intentions of their female friends. That’s to be expected in a group of dim-wits and misfits. Nonetheless, the femmes of Class F aren’t giving up anytime soon. Because when love is on the line, even the biggest underachievers can find motivation – even if they can’t spell it!


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 3Battle of the Planets Complete Collection
DVD | English Dub | $79.95 | 2075 Minutes
To Defend The Galaxy The Fiery Phoenix Must Rise Again. 

G – Force: Princess, Tiny, Keyop, Mark, Jason and watching over them from Centre Neptune their computerised co-ordinator 7-Zark-7! Watching, warning against surprise attacks by alien galaxies beyond space! Fearless young orphans, protecting earth’s entire galaxy. Always five acting as one….Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible! 

Planet Spectra’s evil leaders have targeted Earth along with all of the members of the Federation of Peaceful Planets. Their goal? Nothing short of enslaving these planets and capturing all of their natural resources for their own dying world! The Luminous One and Zoltar will stop at nothing to cause as much fear and destruction as possible. Fortunately for the galaxy, G-Force is ready for them – Mark, Jason, Princess, Keyop, and Tiny are on duty to protect everyone from hostile enemy invasion attempts! This team of five powerful youngsters is the primary force on hand to stop Spectra and its allies. 


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 4Berserk Movie 1 – The Egg of the King (Movie)
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $29.95 / $34.95 | 76 Minutes
He trusts nothing but his own sword. He has no place to call home. The lone mercenary Guts travels a land ravaged by a hundred-year war. Moving from battlefield to battlefield, his skill and ferocity eventually attract the attention of Griffith, the leader of a group of mercenaries called The Band of the Hawk. Desiring Guts’s power to help him achieve his goals, Griffith succeeds in recruiting the distrustful Guts by challenging him to a duel and defeating him. 

As the Band of the Hawk fight together and their bond as a unit grows stronger, Griffith and Guts’s bond deepens as well. With their continued success on the battlefield, Griffith achieves the first step toward his lofty goals: his band of mercenaries becomes recognised as a full-fledged army within the Midland Kingdom. Despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith’s dream, which, unbeknownst to Guts, is destined to bestow a monstrous fate on them both.


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 5Hellsing Ultimate Collection 1 (Episodes 1-4)
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 for Either | 205 Minutes
The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization’s deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard’s gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 6Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere – Season 1 Collection
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 / $64.95 | 325 Minutes
When humans came down from the sky they brought with them the Testament, the guide to the path they must follow if they wish to return to the skies again. Now, in a strange world where only the islands of Japan are inhabitable, the nations of the world vie for power and protect the portions of Japan that they have claimed. Each is armed with its own ultimate weapon: a Roysmoi Opro, an Armor of Deadly Sins. 

But there may be a far greater threat to mankind than the Roysomi Opro, for the Testament ends abruptly, and it is now the last year. Is this the end of humanity, or can Tori Aoi and his fellow students from the aerial metropolitan ship Musashi somehow affect the course of destiny? 

Contains episodes 1-13.  


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 7In the Footsteps of Tintin
DVD | French Dub (English Subtitles) | $34.95 | 260 Minutes
A series of five documentary films entitled In the footsteps of Tintin: follow-ing Tintin… with a cameraman! The films are based on the theme ‘dreams and reality’. How many people, young and old, have dreamed of being a fearless hero, of travelling around the world defying danger, and of explor-ing far-off lands, like Tintin? 

This series is based on the close relationship between Hergé’s drawings, and real people and places. Arresting and inspiring sequences of images, video and sound from exotic countries, alongside pictures from Tintin’s adventures and all kinds research material accumulated by Hergé during his lifetime, make for an unforgettable experience. 

If you really want to step into Hergé’s universe, what better way to do so than to follow his adventures first-hand, by foot, on horseback, by camel, by car, by boat, by train and by aeroplane!


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 8Inuyasha: The Final Act Collection 1 (Episodes 1 – 13)
DVD | Hybrid Dub | $49.95 | 325 Minutes
Kagome is an ordinary schoolgirl who finds her destiny linked to the half-demon Inuyasha and the powerful Shikon Jewel. In their quest to restore the shattered Shikon Jewel, Inuyasha and Kagome face their ultimate enemy, the demon mastermind Naraku. 

Meanwhile, Sesshomaru learns the truth behind his sword Tenseiga, and Kikyo discovers a secret that could defeat Naraku! With the jewel nearly complete and in enemy hands, the race to collect the remaining shards intensifies, and an epic battle is brewing on the horizon! 


What You Will Be Able to Pick Up From Madman Entertainment From Wednesday Next Week 9Steins;Gate Collection 2 (Episodes 13-25)
DVD / Blu-ray | Hybrid Dub | $59.95 for Either | 325 Minutes
The microwave is a time machine and the girl gets shot. Okarin sends another text. Nukes another banana. The mad scientist meddled with forces he never should have known about. The girl gets run over by a car. Okarin goes back to stop the bleeding. Dashes madly through the dark streets. Races against time. The girl gets hit by a train. Failures and flatlines multiply in a ghastly pattern of repetition. Over and over and over again until sanity is stripped away and you start to notice shapes slipping in and out of the shadows. SERN.

The girl gets stabbed before and after the kissing. Okarin grows frantic. Bodies pile up around him. SERN is getting closer. The girl is bleeding. A Top Secret Future Gadget Lab member from the future is their only hope. The blood sprays and the girl dies. SERN destroys the world. Kills all the girls. There is time for one last try. Now Okarin bleeds but he won’t stop. Ever. The microwave is a time machine and the girl always gets shot. 

Sam
Sam
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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